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Anju Bobby George appointed Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Published on: 25-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Anju from Kerala was the first Indian athlete who won the bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Paris in 2003.

Shoaib Malik announced retirement from Test Cricket

Published on: 04-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 33-year-old had made a comeback in the longer format of the game after five years and in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi, he smashed a career-best 245.

Anil Kumble named Brand Ambassador of Champions Tennis League team Raipur Rangers

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Raipur Rangers is co-owned by Abhishek Mishra and Chinmay Tiwari and will comprise players like Thomas Muster, Alize Cornet and Ramanathan Ramkumar.

AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

De Villers will be brand ambassador of the company for a period of three years, during which he will endorse products and services of MRF.

Sehwag retired from all forms of International Cricket, IPL

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Sehwag is going to feature in the 2016 Masters Champions League (MCL) whose rules clearly state that only retired players can participate.

Baichung Bhutia appointed as AIFF’s Advisor

Published on: 19-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The former India Football captain will be advising the Federation on improving the National Team's performance and also help in the development of the squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Zaheer Khan retired from International Cricket

Published on: 16-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Zaheer, with 311 wickets, is the fourth highest Indian wicket-taker in Tests behind Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417)

Shweta Rathore became first Indian female bodybuilder to win silver in Asian body building championship

Published on: 14-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Shweta, an engineer by qualification, won silver in the Women's Fitness Physique category and qualified for the World Championship, to be held in Thailand in November 2015.

Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal

Published on: 25-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Former CAB President Jagmohan Dalmiya's son Abhishek was inducted into CAB as the joint-secretary.

Richie Richardson appointed to Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees

Published on: 22-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Javagal Srinath is the only Indian in the seven member elite panel of the ICC.

Sania Mirza & Ajinkya Rahane conferred with Cricket Club of India’s honorary life membership

Published on: 21-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The membership of CCI is a prestigious ownership which is awarded regularly to sportsmen and eminent persons as recognition of their contribution to their respective fields.

National Athletic Coach Nikolai Snesarev resigned

Published on: 18-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Nikolai Snesarev is acknowledged for the rise of India’s two Olympic prospects Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase and OP Jaisa in long distance running.

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record

Published on: 17-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Patiala-based shot putter broke the record of Harbans Kaur of 17.43 metres that came in 1997 by throwing 17.96 metres in her second attempt to claim the gold medal, a hat-trick of titles at the National Open.

Shane Watson retired from Test cricket

Published on: 07-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

34-year-old Watson's 10-year Test career came to an end at the Ashes opener at Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs.

Marvan Atapattu resigned as Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket team

Published on: 04-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He resigned just two-days after the team’s Test series loss to India at home. The series loss was their first to India on home soil since 1993.

AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly's record of fastest 8000 ODI runs

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his 182 innings, broke the previous record of record of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Aditi Chauhan became India's first woman to play in English league football

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

She made her debut for the women’s team of the West Ham United in the opening game of the season against Coventry City.

Sania Mirza became second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The first tennis player to be named for the top award was Leander Paes. He was bestowed the honour way back in 1996 after his bronze medal in the Atlanta Olympics.

Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The decision to suspend Gurbaj was taken after a meeting of Hockey India's disciplinary committee headed by Harbinder Singh with the midfielder and former India coach Jude Felix.

Michael Clarke announced retirement from International Cricket

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Clark will play his last Test at the Oval, London, scheduled to be held from 20 August to 24 August 2015.

14-year-old Lucknow boy Prabhroop Sekhon won 2 Gold at Special Olympics World Games

Published on: 01-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 is the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Hockey India appointed Roelant Oltmans as coach of Men’s national team

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The 69-year old Dutchman will be at the helm of affairs at least till 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Amelie Mauresmo inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

She's one of only three Frenchwomen to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, alongside Mary Pierce and Marion Bartoli.

BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption

Published on: 14-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

BCCI in its decision said that his involvement in any form of cricket, affiliated with the BCCI stands suspended till the time the disciplinary committee of the BCCI passes appropriate orders.

Kagiso Rabada became second bowler to claim hat-trick on ODI debut

Published on: 11-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam was the first debutant to take an ODI hat-trick. He achieved the fete in 2014 at Mirpur.

Inderjeet Singh became first Indian to win a Gold Medal at World University Games in Gwangju

Published on: 09-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

The silver medal of the event was won by Andrei Marius Gag of Romania with a throw of 19.92m while Alexander Bulanov of Russia took the bronze with a throw of 19.84m.

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was stripped of the title after he failed to pay the WBO, a 200000 dollar fee to administer the fight by July 3 deadline.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Ajay Ratra retired from all forms of Cricket

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Kanitkar was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler and Ratra was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper.

Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He will play for Dallas Mavericks during the 2015-16 season.

Leander Paes became 47th player to join 100 partners club on ATP Circuit

Published on: 26-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Of these 100 partners, While 71 played with him on the tour level, 29 at the Challenger level.

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