Current Affairs International - 30 November 2015

1. For the first time in History, Saudi Arabian women were allowed to vote and contest in municipal elections as per a royal decree issued in 2011. They were out of the total 6917 registered candidates who obtained campaign permits from the authorities in the capital Riyadh.


2. International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be illegal. A test was performed this month at the ICC's accredited testing centre in Loughborough University revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.


3. Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray defeated Belgium's David Goffin by 6-3 7-5 6-3 to clinch the decisive point which secured Britain-s cup title. With this win, Britain have now won the team Tennis title 10 times in Davis Cup-s 116 years history while Murray has added the Davis Cup to his other major titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic Games.


4. Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2015 race held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Sunday. His teammate Lewis Hamilton secured second position and Ferrari-s Kimi Raikkonen secured the third position in the same race. Force India drivers- Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished at the fifth and seventh position respectively.


5. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin jumped to his career-best second ranking in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers published today. He claimed 12 for 98 in the third Test in Nagpur. South Africa-s D.W. Steyn secured first place in the ranking.


In batsmen category, J.E. Root secured first place followed by Australian S.P.D. Smith and South Africa-s A.B. de Villiers. In the team category, South Africa lead the list followed by Australia, Pakistan, India and England in the top 5 places.