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

Published on: 19-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 43 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: 24 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: 38 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: 20 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: 20 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: 17 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: 82 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: 32 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: 63 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: 29 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: 120 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: 146 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: 51 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: 77 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: 35 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: 50 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: 32 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: 43 people agreed

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

Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 76 people agreed

Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful on 18 June 2014 was banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel

Sourav Ganguly joined Mudgal Committee on IPL spot-fixing

Published on: 09-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

Former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly on 8 June 2014 joined Mudgal Committee as an expert on cricketing affairs.

Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar won Gold and Silver

Published on: 03-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 94 people agreed

Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar won Gold and Silver respectively in International Competition.

Sachin Tendulkar selected as goodwill ambassador for 35th National Games

Published on: 28-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 93 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games, Kerala scheduled to be held from January-February 2015.

Tadvi won Silver Medal in 3000m race in Youth Olympics Games Qualification event

Published on: 23-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

India’s distance runner, Kisan Tadvi won silver in boys 3000m race in 2014 Youth Olympics Asian Area Athletics Qualification event in Bangkok.

Snooker Champion Chitra nominated for Arjuna Awards 2014

Published on: 22-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

Snooker champion Chitra Magimairaj nominated for Arjuna awards announced by the Billiards and Snooker Association of India (BSFI).

Sir Jack Brabham, three-time F-1 champion died in Australia

Published on: 19-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Three-time F1 world champion, Sir Jack Brabham died at the age of 88. He is the only driver, who won a title by a car bearing his name.

Grant Flower named as Pakistan batting coach

Published on: 16-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Former Zimbabwe batsman, Grant Flower has been named as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team for two years.

Dennis Lillee left Cricket Australia coaching post over pay hike

Published on: 09-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Australian Test great Dennis Lillee and mentor of Mitchell Johnson's quit his post at Cricket Australia after being refused a pay rise.

Virat Kohli ranked no 1 in ICC One Day International rankings

Published on: 07-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Virat Kohli was ranked no 1 in ICC list of One Day International (ODI) ranking released in Dubai on 4 May 2014.

Elena Baltacha, the former British Tennis player died due of liver cancer

Published on: 06-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Elena Baltacha, the former British No 1 tennis player died of liver cancer at the age of 30.

Dipika Pallikal ranked 10th in Women Squash Association rankings

Published on: 06-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Dipika Pallikal ranked 10 in the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) rankings released on 4 May 2014.

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