Current Affairs International - 5 October 2015

1. Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland jointly won the Nobel Prize for Medicine today. They worked on the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis. Irish-born William Campbell and Japanese Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis. China's Youyou Tu won the other half of the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has slashed malaria deaths and has become the mainstay of fighting the mosquito-borne disease.


2. American world number one Golf Player Jordan Spieth was named as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year after winning two major victories among his five wins in 2014-15. He, aged 22, is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour, and world number one in the World Golf Ranking.


3. China won the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Championship title by defeating Philippines team by 78-67 in the final match this weekend. With this, China secures direct qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.