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Para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha wins Gold in 2016 French Open Athletics Championship

Published on: 28-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Saroha’s effort of 26.58 meter broke the Asian record which he had himself set at 2015 World Championships in Doha.

Sanjay Bangar appointed as India's head coach for Zimbabwe tour

Published on: 27-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Besides his appointment BCCI also appointed Abhay Sharma as fielding coach and Koka Ramesh as the administrative team manager for the tour.

FIFA's acting Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed over bonus payments

Published on: 24-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kattner was removed after an internal investigation at FIFA uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contract.

Pankaj Advani wins 2016 Asian 6-Red snooker title

Published on: 24-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this win, Advani became the first in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-Red snooker at the same time.

Mohun Bagan beats Aizawl FC 5-0 to lift 14th Federation Cup title

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Federation Cup is an annual knockout style club football tournament in India. It has started in 1977.

China wins Uber Cup Badminton tournament for 14th time

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India won the bronze of the Uber Cup tournament after they suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of defending champions China in the semifinals.

Denmark wins first Thomas Cup badminton tournament

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this win, Denmark managed to win its first ever win in the international tournament. Denmark is also the first European nation to win the Thomas Cup.

Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Thakur, the second youngest BCCI president, is also a politician and is the BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district.

Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 to win third straight Europa League title

Published on: 22-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this win, Sevilla became the first team to win the Europa League three times in succession.

Indian Women's 4 x 100m Relay Team breaks national record at IAAF World Challenge

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

The 4x100m women relay team, which included Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, HM Jyoti and Merlin Joseph, clocked 44.03 seconds to finish the race.

FC Barcelona wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The football club finished the tournament with 91 points in total. It is Barcelona FC's fifth straight win and eighth league title in 12 seasons.

Sudha Singh breaks 3000m steeplechase national record

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sudha clocked 9 minutes, 26.55 seconds to finish a eighth in the second leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Meet.

Tips to prepare for current affairs and general awareness questions

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Aspirants should make it a habit of reading newspaper on a daily basis as it will keep them updated about the trending topics happening across the globe.

Women Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The women's trio will compete in the individual events as well as team event at the Rio Olympics in August 2016.

Dutchman Max Verstappen became youngest winner of F1 at Spanish Grand Prix

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Dutchman was two years and 210 days younger than the previous youngest winner, Sebastian Vettel.

Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

While Rahul Dravid was chosen by current test captains to represent the interests of the current players, Mahela Jayawardena will represent the interests of past players.

Indian women win silver medal at 18th Asian Team squash Championships 2016

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In final played at Taipei in Chinese Taipei, Indian team lost to the Malaysian team by 0-2 margin.

FIFA appoints Justice Mukul Mudgal as Deputy Chairman of its Governance Committee

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Committee has been set up to protect the organisation against any conflict of interest in the approval of any appointments to the key committees and bodies.

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win first Italian Open title

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It is Murray's first title in Rome and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins on 22 May 2016.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis clinch 2016 Italian Open title

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Italian Open women’s doubles title was the fifth title for the Indo-Swiss pair after Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg.

Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA

Published on: 14-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Samoura, 54-year-old, will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General before mid-June after undergoing an eligibility check administered by an independent review committee.

Hockey India recommended Ritu Rani and VR Raghunath for Arjuna Award

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Besides, it also recommended Sylvanus Dung Dung for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award and veteran coach CR Kumar for Dronacharya Award.

Stephen Curry named NBA’s Most Valuable Player for second straight year

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He became the 11th person to win back-to-back MVP awards and joined an illustrious club that includes the likes of James, Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson among others.

Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as Independent ICC Chairman

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Manohar is the first elected independent Chairman of the Cricket governing body and will serve for two-year term with immediate effect.

ICC lifts suspension on Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kusal Perera

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The decision was taken after withdrawal of the disciplinary charges against Perera that were made in December 2015.

Charlotte Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from international cricket

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The 36-year-old, Edwards will continue to play at domestic level including the first edition of the forthcoming Women’s Super League.

Indian boxers won 4 medals at 7th Asian Youth Championship

Published on: 10-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Indian boxers who won silver medals are National champion Ankush Dahiya (60kg), Ashish Kulhirya (64kg) and Reyal Puri (81kg). Manjeet Singh (+91kg) won the solitary bronze.

Romanian Simona Halep wins women singles of Madrid Open of tennis

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This was the third Madrid title for World No. 6 Halep and her first title of 2016. Overall this was her 12th career title.

Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Mutua Madrid Open was Djokovic’s fifth win in the last 6 ATP 1000 competitions. With the win, he also reached a record 29 Masters 1000 titles.

Pakistan won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup

Published on: 07-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Pakistan achieved 50 points against 31 by India in the final of the tournament. It is second successive win for Pakistan in the Asian Kabaddi title as they won it in 2012.

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