Current Affairs International - 8 October 2015

1. Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been chosen for the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature.With this, she has become the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in its history.Her best known works in English translation included Voices from Chernobyl, an oral history of the nuclear catastrophe; and Zinky Boys, a collection of first-hand accounts from the Soviet-Afghan war.


2. Hoesung Lee of South Korea has been elected Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) during its on-going 42nd session in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He succeeds environmentalist R.K. Pachauri of India who had resigned following his involvement in a sexual abuse scandal.


Currently, he professor in the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He has been associated with IPCC in various capacities including as Co-Chair of Working Group III for Second Assessment Report of 1992.