24 February 2015 Current Affairs

Chris Gayle Hits First-Ever World Cup Double Hundred

Chris Gayle of West Indies made history on 24 February after he became the first-ever cricketer to score a double century in an ICC World Cup match. He made this record by scoring 215 runs off just 138 balls in a Pool-B match against Zimbabwe held at Manuka Oval stadium in Canberra, Australia. Till now Gary Kirsten’s 188 not out against UAE (in 1996) was the highest score as far as World Cup is concerned. Chris Gayle broke this record by a significant margin as he went on to score 215, which was the first-ever double century in ICC World Cup. He hit 16 sixes and 10 fours in his 147-ball innings and was out on the last ball of West Indies’ innings.

IPCC Chairman RK Pachauri Resigned

Dr Rajendra K Pachauri has stepped down as Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with effect from 24 February. Pachauri is suspected to be involved in a sexual harassment case with a woman employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the environmental-think tank that he heads as its Director General. Apart from proceeding on leave from TERI, he announced his resignation as Chairperson of IPCC.

Ex-Pakistan Chief Justice Bhagwandas Died

Rana Bhagwandas, the first Hindu to serve as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,was died in Karachi, Pakistan. He was 72 year old. He was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim to head of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. First non-Muslim CJP was Alvin Robert Cornelius (He was Christian). Rana Bhagwandas was appointed as a judge of the Sindh High Court. In 2005 for first time he was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for few days and again in 2006 during the absence of then CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry. During the Pakistan’s judicial crisis of 2007, he was again appointed as acting Chief Justice. After his retirement from Supreme Court, he was appointed as the chairman of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) of Pakistan. In 2009, as chairman FPSC, he had headed the interview panel for the selection of Pakistan’s Civil Servants.


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