Current Affairs International - 9-13 October 2015

1. Four Tunisian civil society groups have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for year 2015 for their contribution to the country-s transition from dictatorship to democracy. The Nobel panel described its award to the National Dialogue Quartet as an -encouragement to the Tunisian people- that showed the value of dialogue in a region riven by conflict. These groups have saved the country from crisis after drafting a political roadmap.


2. British economist Angus Deaton has been chosen for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics -for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.- He is a professor in the Economics Department at Princeton University, where he looks at the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world.


3. Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)-CPN-UML was elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal and he became first Prime Minister of Nepal under the newly adopted secular, republic and federal Constitution of Himalayan country. In Nepalese Parliament, he received 338 votes out of a total of 598 to be elected as PM.


4. British brewing giant SABMiller agreed a takeover bid by the world's biggest beer producer Anheuser-Busch InBev in a deal worth about 71 billion GBP or USD 109 billion. Belgian-Brazilian group AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois lagers, struck a deal with SABMiller at its fifth attempt. As a part of the deal, AB InBev will pay 44 GBP per share of SABMiller which was slightly better than the fourth deal of around GBP 43.50.


5. UK-s third largest bank Barclays PLC is all set to name former JPMorgan Chase banker Jes Staley as chief executive, who will replace current CEO Antony Jenkins. Staley ran JPMorgan's investment bank and asset management business and had been at the bank for 34 years before leaving in early 2013 to join BlueMountain.


6. Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Formula One Grand Prix held in Sochi on 11th October. With this win, Hamilton passed the legendary Ayrton Senna-s record of 41 wins and extended his lead over others. Ferrari-s Sebastian Vettel secured second position and Sergio Pérez of Force India-Mercedes secured third position in the same race.