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Mary Kom voted as India's Most Valuable Player in Asian Games 2014

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

MC Mary Kom was chosen as Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign by contingent sponsors Samsung India.

RSP felicitated hockey player Birendra Lakra

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Rourkela Steel Plant felicitated hockey player Birendra Lakra who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in Asian Games.

MS Dhoni became ISL team Chennaiyin FC co-owner

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the co-owner of the Indian Super League franchise Chennaiyin FC.

USA Swimming suspended Olympic champion Michael Phelps for 6 months

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps from all competition for six months for violating the organization's code of conduct.

China's Grand Slam winner Li Na announced retirement

Published on: 19-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

China's Grand Slam winner Li Na on 19 September 2014 announced her retirement at the age of 32.

Chitresh Tatha is the youngest sailor at the Asian Games 2014

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

12-year-old Chitresh Tatha, a sailor of Optimist Dinghy category is the youngest sailor to represent India at the 2014 Asian Games.

ICC suspended Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action.

Pankaj Advani announced to retire from professional snooker

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Pankaj Advani on 5 September 2014 announced to retire from the professional snooker tour.

Ritu Rani to lead Indian Women’s Hockey team in Asian Games 2014

Published on: 05-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Ritu Rani was selected to lead Indian women's hockey team in Asian Games 2014.

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set world record in womens hammer throw

Published on: 01-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland on 31 August 2014 set world record in the womens hammer throw at the ISTAF at Berlin's Olympic stadium in Germany.

Yohann Diniz broke 50km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 124 people agreed

Yohann Diniz of France broke the 50-km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Katie Ledecky of US broke World Record in Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle

Published on: 25-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Katie Ledecky set second world record at the Pan Pacific championships, Gold Coast, Australia after shattering her own 1500-metre freestyle record.

Adille Sumariwala appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for 2014 Asian Games

Published on: 19-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Adille Sumariwala, President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), was appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games on 18 August 2014.

Ravi Shastri appointed as the Director of Indian Cricket Team

Published on: 19-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) appointed Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri as the Director of Indian Cricket Team on 19 August 2014.

Kush Kumar became first Indian player to reach semi final of World Junior Squash Championshi

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Kush Kumar on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian player to reach the semi-final of World Junior Squash Championship.

Jo Pavey of Great Britain became oldest-ever woman to win Gold in European Championships

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Jo Pavey of Great Britain became the oldest-ever woman to win a Gold medal in European Championships...

Miroslav Klose of Germany announced retirement from International Football

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Miroslav Klose of Germany announced his retirement from international football on 11 August 2014.

Didier Drogba, the striker of Ivory Coast announced retirement from International football

Published on: 09-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Ivory Coast Striker, Didier Drogba announced retirement from international football. He has played in three World Cups for Ivory Coast.

Kapil Dev to head Arjuna Awards Selection Committee

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev Nikhanj was selected as the Chairperson of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee

Xavi, the Spanish midfielder retired from international football

Published on: 06-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Spanish midfielder Xavi announced his retirement from International football. He represented his country for a record 133 times.

P Kashyap became third Indian to win Gold medal in Badminton at Commonwealth Games

Published on: 05-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

Parupalli Kashyap on 3 August 2014 became the third Indian to win Gold medal in Badminton at Commonwealth Games

Vikas Gowda of Karnataka won gold medal in men's athletics

Published on: 02-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Vikas Gowda of Karnataka became the first person to win a gold medal for India in Men's Athletics in Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh.

Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to win medal in Commonwealth Games

Published on: 01-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 148 people agreed

Dipa Karmakar on 31 July 2014 became the first Indian woman gymnast and second person of the country to win a medal

Sabine Lisicki sets record of fastest serve in women's tennis

Published on: 31-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 196 people agreed

Sabine Lisicki of Germany created a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour in Stanford, USA.

Jacques Kallis announced retirement from all formats of International cricket

Published on: 31-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

South African all-round cricketer Jacques Kallis has announced retirement from all-formats of International cricket.

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza appointed as Brand Ambassador of Telangana

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 90 people agreed

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was appointment as Brand Ambassador of Telangana on 22 July 2014.

Germany’s football team captain Philipp Lahm announced retirement

Published on: 19-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

German football captain, Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international career. He will continue playing for the club Bayern Munich.

Rahul Dravid elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the 47th member of Laureus World Sports Academy panel.

Jayawardene announced retirement from Test Cricket

Published on: 15-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene announced his retirement from Test Cricket. He will play his last test against Pakistan in August 2014.

Sim Bhullar became first Indian-origin basketball player to join NBA

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Sim Bhullar became the first basketball player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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