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12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati

Published on: 06-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

PM Narendra Modi said that Teamwork, Togetherness and Talent are the hallmark of the Games.

ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The group will be headed by the Chairman of the ICC Executive Committee David Peever.

Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Kerala stood at the top with 306 points winning 39 gold, 29 silver and 17 bronze medals.

Aditya Mehta won 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

To win the title, he defeated Manan Chandra 6-3 in the final that was held as part of the National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2016.

Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In his new role, Sehwag will work along with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad.

Kidambi Srikanth won Men's Singles title of Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This was Srikanth’s fifth title overall, the other four titles include Thailand Grand Prix Gold, China Super Series premier, Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and India Super Series.

Fukuoka to host 2021 World Aquatics Championships

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The capital of Qatar, Doha, will host the 2023 Swimming World Championships.

Novak Djokovic won the 2016 Australian Open Men's Singles Title

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

With this, Djokovic equalled the record of Roy Emerson's record of six Australian Open Singles titles.

India won three-match T-20 series against Australia, 3-0

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Shane Watson of Australia who smashed unbeaten 124 in 71 balls was declared the Man of the Match of the third and final match.

Pietro Fittipaldi won 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 2015–2016 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship was the fourth running of the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship.

Angelique Kerber of Germany won 2016 Australian Open women’s singles tennis title

Published on: 31-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

To win her maiden grand slam title, the seventh seed defeated the world number 1 ranking Serena Williams of the USA by 6-4 3-6 6-4.

Graham Xavier Ford named chief coach of Sri Lanka for his second stint

Published on: 30-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Earlier, in January 2012, he was appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lanka national team, replacing Geoff Marsh and was in the post for two-year term till January 2014 and he declined to extend his tenure in September 2013.

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 Australian Open women's doubles tennis title

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

For Sania-Hingis pair, it was their maiden Australian Open title and the third successive Grand Slam doubles title after their victories in the 2015 Wimbledon and US Open.

Navneet Kaur, Santosh Kadale won gold in Senior National Rowing Championship

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Kaur took 8:26.83 seconds to take the first place in the 2000mts Open Single Scull. Later, Navneet and Harpreet Kaur won the women’s doubles sculls timing 7:42.94 seconds.

Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

To win the title, she defeated Anushi Seth by 50-2, 50-33 in the final match held in Indore.

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham retired from diving

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Mitcham won the 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Games, and also claimed gold in the 10m synchro platform at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Pakistan Cricketer Imran Farhat retired from International Cricket

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He made the announcement after getting No-Objection Certificate from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). With this, he would be eligible to play a T20 tournament for retired cricketers called Masters Champions League (MCL).

Adam Lewis headed Independent Review Panel set up to safeguard integrity in Tennis

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The panel will review and report on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) and suggest recommendations for change.

ICC released Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

India regained its numero uno Test status for the first time since August 2011.

West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul retired from international cricket

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37, and he also posted a top score of 150 in ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60.

Izumo Takuto and Zhu Chengzhu won ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The three-day event came to its conclusion when Takuto hardly dropped a sweat beating Carlos Vedriel from Spain 4-0 in a one-sided final while Zhu overcame stiff resistance to beat Park Seri of Korea 4-2.

Australia won five-match ODI series against India, 4-1

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This is the first time that any team has chased more than 300 runs to complete victory against Australia in their own den.

PV Sindhu won Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

This was Sindhu’s second Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title, having won it in 2013 as well.

India won Blind T20 Asia Cup

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Batting first, India scored 208 runs in 20 over whereas Pakistan was restricted to 164 runs in 18.2 over.

Indian Olympic Association signed 2-year marketing deal with Infinity Optimal Solutions

Published on: 22-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This is the first time in the history of IOA that any professional sports marketing agency has been appointed to generate sponsorship revenues for Indian athletes.

Uttar Pradesh won 2014-2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Published on: 21-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

It was Uttar Pradesh’s ninth straight win in the tournament, including five in the preliminary league phase and three more in the super league stage.

Indian driver Jehan Daruvala won Lady Wigram Trophy motor race

Published on: 20-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In August 2015, Daruvala won Rookie of the Year at the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series championships in the Netherlands.

BCCI banned Ajit Chandila & Hiken Shah for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal

Published on: 19-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Ajit Chandila was banned for life, while Hiken Shah was banned for 5 years from playing or representing cricket in any form or to be associated in any way with the activities of the Board or its affiliates.

Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Barry Hawkins to win sixth Snooker Masters title

Published on: 19-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

O'Sullivan had previously won the event in 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014, equalling the record set by Stephen Hendry.

Viktor Troicki defeated Grigor Dimitrov to win 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney title

Published on: 19-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Troicki defeated Bulgaria’s Dimitrov by 2–6, 6–1, 7–6, (9–7) score in the final match played at Sydney, Australia. The Serbian player has become the fourth player in the Open era to claim back-to-back Sydney International titles.

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