Saudi Arabia allows women to vote and contest in municipal elections for first time.

  • As per a royal decree issued in 2011, the authorities on 29 November 2015 allowed 979 women to register and campaign for 284 municipal councils.
  • They were out of the total 6917 registered candidates who obtained campaign permits from the authorities in the capital Riyadh.

Traffic safety campaign launched by Hyundai Motor India (HMIL).

  • Country’s second largest passenger car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Monday launched its CSR initiative — Safe Move-Traffic Safety Campaign — in association with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • The campaign constitutes four main pillars — ‘Safe move, green move, happy move and easy move’ — to promote best practices of road and traffic safety habits among children.
  • The initiative will have both online and offline engagement channels.

Mahesh Gupta takes over as PHDCCI President.

  • He is currently Chairman of Kent RO Systems Ltd, which is a leading player in water purifier industry.
  • Gupta succeeds Alok Shriram who demited office as PHDCCI President on Friday.
  • He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from IIT Kanpur (1975) and Post Graduate in Petroleum Conservation from IIP, Dehradun.

Indian Coast Guard has commissioned interceptor boat ‘ICGS C-422’.

  • Aim : To further enhance its vigil along Pondicherry and South Tamil Nadu coast in the Bay of Bengal
  • It was commissioned in a traditional ceremony held at Karaikal port in Tamil Nadu by Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy.
  • ICGS C-422 is the 36th interceptor boat to be inducted into the Coast Guard service.
  • The boat is capable of multiple tasks including interdiction, surveillance and search and rescue.

3-Day Mayyazhi started in Mahe, Puducherry.

  • The Mayyazhi Mahotsavam (Fete de Mahe), a three-day cultural extravaganza, started on 29 November 2015 at Mahe, Puducherry.
  • The festival is being organised jointly by the Department of Tourism and the Legislative Assembly Secretariat at Mahe, which is Puducherry’s exclave in Kerala.
  • The festival will conclude on 1 December 2015.

West Indies spinnder Sunil Narine suspended for illegal bowling action.

  • ICC took a decision after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be illegal.
  • The assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg wins 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • German driver defeated the defending champion and his team mate Lewis Hamilton of the UK to win the title.
  • Kimi Raikkonen of Finland representing Ferrari was at the third position, Force India drivers- Sergio Perez (Mexico) and Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) were at the fifth and seventh position respectively.

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Davis Cup Tennis Title : Great Britain defeats Belgium.

  • Great Britain on 29 November 2015 won the 2015 Davis Cup tennis title by defeating Belgium 3-1 at Ghent in Belgium.

Murray beat Goffin by 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give Great Britain 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie.


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