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Air India won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title after 7 years

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Air India's goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza got the player of the final award from the tournament's organizers, Mumbai Hockey Association Limited. Army’s goalkeeper Najmudeen was declared as the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Usain Bolt won 200 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It is the second gold for Bolt in the 2015 championships as he also won the 100m event against Justin Gatlin.

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

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 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.

Dilip Vengsarkar elected as president of ACSSI, India's premier cricket Statisticians association

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The association was formed in 1987 to provide one-stop accurate information about Indian domestic, test and limited overs international cricket statistics.

SAI launched School Sports Promotion Foundation

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Sports Promotion Foundation aims to reach out to around 100000 secondary and senior secondary schools irrespective of their ownership, economic or social strata they operate in or the board they are affiliated to.

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser retained Women’s 100 meters gold at World Championships in Athletics

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

She continued the Jamaican sprint dominance at the event as Usain Bolt won the title in the 100m event on 23 August 2015.

Raipur to host 2015 FIH Hockey World League Final

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

The final of the previous edition was also held in India in 2014.

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara retired from International Cricket

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He played his last match against India as part of three match test series held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Usain Bolt won 100 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The defending champion completed the race in 9.79 seconds surpassing his American rival Justin Gatlin who completed the race in 9.80 seconds.

Roger Federer won Cincinnati Masters Men’s Singles tennis title for record seventh time

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Federer won in all his appearances in the finals held in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Serena Williams won Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles title for second time

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Having won the 2014 title, it is the third appearance in the finals (2013, 2014 and 2015) and the second title win for the American player.

Golfer Aditi Ashok became first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Golf championship

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

17-year-old Aditi is not only the first Indian to take the title, but also the youngest-ever winner of the tournament.

England won 2015 Ashes Test series 3-2

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

End of the series also saw an end to the Test career of Australian Skipper Michael Clarke. He had announced his retirement after Australia's defeat in the fourth test which helped England retain the Ashes.

Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected as President of IAAF

Published on: 20-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Coe will take office on 31 August 2015 after the end of the IAAF World Championships of Beijing 2015.

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

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 30 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.

Bangladesh lifted South Asian Football Federation U-16 title

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

In the title clash at the Sylhet District Stadium of Bangladesh, the hosts defeated defending champions India 4-2 in penalties.

Andy Murray won Rogers Cup Masters tournament

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In the title clash, Murray defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. It was Murray's 11th Masters Title.

Abhishek Verma clinched gold for India at Archery World Cup

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The Asian Games silver medalist defeated Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran 148 -145. Earlier in the Incehon 2014 Asian Games, Ebadi defeated Verma 141-145.

World Badminton Championship: Saina became 1st Indian shuttler to win silver medal

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

She lost the women's singles summit clash to Spain's Carolina Marin 16-21, 19-21 in Jakarta.

Indian Men's Hockey team won European series against Spain 2-1

Published on: 14-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The India Men Team registered their second win against Spain in the third and last match of the Europe Tour. Spain was outplayed by 4-2 in a match played in Terrassa, Spain.

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

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 26 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.

Sudhakar Shetty elected as President of Gymnastics Federation of India

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Kandhari, the outgoing president who was in the fray for a third term, could not contest the elections after his nomination was rejected as he didn’t filed his address in the nomination form.

Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 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: 9 people agreed

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

BCCI announced Ad-Hoc Committee for Cricket Administration in Bihar and Uttarakhand

Published on: 08-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Ad-Hoc Committee for these states will help ensure participation of budding cricketers from these states in the BCCI Associate and Affiliate members tournament.

August Edition of FIFA World Rankings released

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Argentina is followed by Belgium at No 2 (moved up 1) and the World Cup winner Germany at No 3 position (moved down 1). India with 161 points retained its 156th position in FIFA World rankings.

Dipa Karmakar won bronze medal at 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Dipa, who won a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, stood third at the podium with 14.725 points.

MCA lifted 3-year old Wankhede Stadium entry ban on Shah Rukh Khan

Published on: 03-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Association imposed the ban following a 2012 fracas involving the Kolkata Knight Rider’s co-owner and security personnel during an IPL match.

Copenhagen Archery Championships: Indian women's recurve team clinched silver medal

Published on: 03-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

In the Summit clash, the Indian trio lost the World Championship final to top seeded Russians 4-5 to settle for the silver at the Christiansborg Palace.

Victorian Open WSA: Joshna Chinappa won squash title

Published on: 03-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

This was tenth WSA title for 28-year-old Joshna, the last being the Richmond Open title win in April 2014.

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

Published on: 01-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

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

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