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Australia created the record for highest ever score of 417 in Cricket World Cup

Published on: 05-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Australia broke the previous record of highest runs in World Cup held by India of 413 for 5, created against Bermuda.

Mary Kom to quit boxing after 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

She want to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further.

Roger Federer won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Championship title of Tennis. This was 7th title in Dubai for Federer.

Rafael Nadal of Spain won the Argentina Tennis Open

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

This was Nadal’s 46th career clay-court title, thus, he equalled the record of Guillermo Vilas of Monaco who played during 1970s and 1980s.

Jagmohan Dalmiya unanimously elected as President of BCCI

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Besides, five Vice Presidents were also elected. They are Andhra's Gokaraju Gangaraju (south zone), Assam's Goutam Roy (east), ML Nehru of Jammu and Kashmir (north zone), CK Khanna (Delhi, central zone) and TC Matthews (Kerala, west zone).

AB de Villiers of South Africa hit the fastest 150 runs in ODI

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

AB de Villiers who took 64 deliveries to reach the 150, broke the previous best record of Australian Shane Watson by 19 balls. He struck 162 not out from 66 balls.

Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Ranchi Rays crowned Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The Grand Finale was witnessed by the eminent personalities. This is the third season of the professional field hockey tournament, Hockey India League.

Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs revised the National Sports Awards Schemes

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The ministry revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards.

Somdev Devvarman retained the Delhi Open title of Tennis

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

He won the Open tennis title by defeating Yuki Bhambri by 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. With this, he won his second 100000 US dollar ATP Challenger Delhi Open title in a row

Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

He defeated compatriot SSP Chowrasia to clinch the Indian Open title at the Delhi Golf Club.

Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson became the 77th and 78th inductees into the ICC Hall of Fame. They were inducted in the Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.

Barry Knowles appointed as head of Youth Development Programme of Bharat FC

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Knowles carries coaching experience with Blackpool FC and Chester City FC and he was head coach at Burnley College Football Academy.

Cyclist Alberto Contador of Spain announced to retire from Cycling after 2016 season

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Before retirement, he wants to win the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia in the same year, the fete which was last achieved by Marco Pantani in 1998.

Saurav Ganguly awarded Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Ganguly debuted for India in 1996 at the Lord’s against England and went on to score 131-run in first innings of his test debut. The knock at the Lord’s helped him to etch his name on the famous Lord’s Honours Board in process.

35th National Games concluded in Thiruvananthapuram

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam was the chief guest on the closing ceremony, while Sachin Tendulkar was the Chief Guest on the opening ceremony.

Virat Kohli became first Indian cricketer to score century against Pakistan in World Cup

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Virat Kohli scored 107-run at the Adelaide Oval, Australia. The previous highest score by an Indian batsman against Pakistan in World Cup was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 98 in Centurion in 2003.

Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships in London

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The six-time Olympic Gold medalist has decided to retire after 2017 World Championships in London in which he will concentrate only in 100 meter event.

Tintu Luka won gold in 800m in 35th National Games

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

In 800m race, she broke the 18 years old record of Rosa Kutty of Kerala.  Tintu finished the distance with a time of 2:01.86 sec to win gold.

Chhetri and Devi presented with 2014 AIFF Player of the Year award

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Earlier, Chhetri was named as the Player of the Year having in 2007, 2011 and 2013 and with this he surpassed the legendary IM Vijayan who won the award thrice.

ICC Cricket World Cup started with ceremonies in Melbourne and Christchurch

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Australia and New Zealand are co-hosting the 2015 Cricket World Cup that will see 49 matches spread over 43 days.

35th National Games mascot Ammu named in Limca Book of Records

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

National Games mascot Ammu, the Great Hornbill entered the Limca Book of Records for its play, Kalikkunna Kuttikalkkayi Bharatham Kathirikkunnu (India Awaits Children Who Play) in which Ammu is featured.

India Cements Limited transferred IPL team Chennai Super Kings franchise to CSKC Limited

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The decision was taken by India Cements Vice-Chairman and Managing Director (MD) N Srinivasan led Board of Directors meeting held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports revised Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme

Published on: 11-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The Puruskar will be given in four categories, like identification and nurturing the talent, encouragement of sports through CSR, employment of sportspersons and development of sports.

Vijay Kumar won the Gold of 25 metre Centre Fire Pistol event at the 35th National Games

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

He won the Gold with a total score of 583 and finished with a clear seven-point lead over Silver medalist Samresh Jung (Himachal Pradesh) with a score of 576.

Saloni Dalal became youngest medal winner in National Games 2015

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

12-year-old, Saloni Dalal became the youngest individual medal winner in National Games 2015. She won bronze in 200 meter breast stroke swimming event.

Australia defeated England to win Tri-Nation ODI Series

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Australia won the tri-nation One-Day International (ODI) Series by defeating England by 112 runs in the final. The tri-series was played between Australia, England and India.

Australian Open 2015

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 82 people agreed

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the men’s and women’s single title, respectively in Australian Open 2015 played in Melbourne, Australia. Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes and Martina Hingis was the winner in mixed category.

Serena Williams of US won the women’s single title of Australian Open 2015

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6(5) in Melbourne, Australia to clinch sixth title of Australian Open. This was 19th career Grand Slam title for Williams who had never faced defeat by Sharapova since 2004.

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