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Kumar Sangakkara named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2015

Published on: 26-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was named as the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2015 while former Indian captain Kapil Dev was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.

Indian boxer won four Gold Medals at Doha International Boxing tournament 2015

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Commonwealth Games silver medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), and Manoj Kumar (64kg) won the gold medals.

Indian boxers won three Gold at World Junior Women's boxing Championship

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

Savita (50kg), Mandeep Sandhu (52kg) and Sakshi (54kg) struck gold for the country, while Soniya (48kg) and Niharika Gonella (70kg) settled for silver medals.

BCCI recommended Contract system for Indian women cricket team

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The recommendations were released at the finance committee meeting held in Delhi.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

For him, it is the tenth overall championship title and the second title in the 2015 season.

Mumbai Indians won IPL 2015 title by defeating Chennai Super kings

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Mumbai Indians after being invited to bat first posted a score of 202 for five, while batting second, Chennai Super Kings were able to score just 161 for eight.

Shuttler Saina Nehwal of India ranked No.1 in single rankings released by BWF

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The ranking was topped by Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal. She was followed by Li Xuerui of China.

British magazine SportsPro released World’s 50 Most Marketable 2015 report

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

According to SportsPro's listing of the top 50 most marketable athletes in the world for 2015, Eugenie Bouchard, Tennis player from Canada, topped the list.

Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards named England cricketers of the year 2014-15

Published on: 19-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Joe Root was recently appointed vice-captain of England's Test team, while Charlotte Edwards is the women’s captain of England cricket team.

Maria Sharapova of Russia won the women’s single of Italian Tennis Open for third time

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

She defeated Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro by 4-6 7-5 6-1.

Brad Haddin, the Australia wicketkeeper retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Haddin, a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper played his debut ODI match on 30 January 2001 against Zimbabwe at Hobart.

Novak Djokovic won 4th Rome Masters Tennis title

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In the summit clash, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 6-3. Besides, Maria Sharapova defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win the women's title.

Gagan Narang Won Bronze in 50m Rifle Prone Men Event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Fort Benning

Published on: 16-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

With the present win, Narang became the third Indian shooter to earn a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics after Jitu Rai and Apruvi Chandela.

Lee Alan Johnson named Head Coach of U-19 football team of India

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Johnson was also an FA Learning Tutor for the Football Association besides being the academy coach at Crystal Palace Football Club and Chelsea Football Club.

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won Gold at Jamaican International Invitation meet

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He came up with an effort of 65.14m to win his event.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Spanish Grand Prix of Formula One

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

This is the ninth championship title in his Forumula 1 career and the first victory in the 2015 season.

Andy Murray of Britain won the men’s singles title of Madrid Tennis Open

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He won the title for the second time by defeating Spain’s Rafeal Nadal 6-3, 6-2.

Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won the women’s singles title of Madrid Tennis Open

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

She won the title for the second time by defeating Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2.

Rohan Bopanna, Florin Mergea won Men’s Doubles title of Madrid Tennis Open

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Indo-Romanian Men pair of Tennis defeated the Serbian-Polish pair of Nenand Zimonjic and Martin Matkowski  6-2, 6-7(5), 11-9 in the summit clash held in Madrid, Spain.

Indian Army emerged champions in 19th Federation Cup National Athletic Championships

Published on: 06-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Inderjeet Singh of team Haryana won the best athlete award in the men's category for his stupendous toss in the shot put event, which helped him qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao to win Fight of the Century of Boxing

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The bout termed as Fight of the Century was held at iconic MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Swiss player won the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open Men’s singles title by defeating Pablo Cueves of Uruguay 6-3 7-6.

Sandeep Jajodia removed as the president of Boxing India (BI)

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A Special Genral Meeting (SGM), which was attended by 64 members of the BI, passed a No Confidence Motion in this regard.

Chelsea won Barclays Premier League 2014-15 title with 1-0 win over Crystal Palace

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This is their first premier league title in five years since winning the 2009-10 season title by defeating Manchester United.

Railways won the 5th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2015

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

In the final match played at the Master Chandgi Ram sports stadium at Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, Railways defeated Hockey Jharkhand by 12-2.

Union Sports Ministry recognised Motor Sports as a Sports under NSF

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Motor Sports is one of the 59 sports recognised by the Ministry during the review of categorization of various sports discipline into ‘High Priority’, ‘Priority’ and ‘Others’.

China won the World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

China emerged champion, with 15 points. Ukraine finished runner-up with 12 points, while host Armenia was third with 11.

Georgia won Women’s World Team Chess Championship held at Chengdu

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The championship was held at Chengdu, China from 18 April 2015 to 29 April 2015 under the aegis of FIDE.

Railways won 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In the final match played in Pune, Maharashtra, Railways defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey (UPH) by 5-3.

Magnus Carlsen of Norway won Shamkir Chess Tournament

Published on: 28-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

With this, Carlsen not only retained the title for the second year in succession but also earned 13 ELO points to top the world ranking with 2875 points.

Lin Dan of China won men`s title of Badminton Asia Championships 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

With this he won the Asian championship for the fourth time.  Lin, the No. 2 seed, is a five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medallist.

India crowned champions for the first time at 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

This is for the first time that India was crowned champions at the President’s Cup which was held at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

India won a Gold and a Bronze at 2015 Asian Indoor Rowing Championship

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Dushyant Singh and Succha Singh Tomar won the gold in the 2000m men’s light weight pair category, clocking 6:26.50.

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