05 March 2016 Current Affairs: Hockey India national-level umpire Nepoleon Singh has been promoted to the International Outdoor Umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The FIH took the decision yesterday after seeing his performance in the recently-concluded 12th South Asian Games 2016, held at Guwahati from February 5 to 16. His first major break through was his appointment as umpire in the eighth Junior Men Asia Cup, held at Kuantan,Malaysia in 2015. Based on this performance he was appointed to 12th South Asian Games in 2016. The 30 year-old Nepoleon was a national level hockey player and completed a diploma in Sports Coaching from the National Institute of Sports, Patiala in 2011. He is presently working as a coach at Kokrajhar, Assam.