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Indian Olympic Association appoints Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The IOA unanimously appointed the Kalmadi and Chautala to the post during its Annual General Meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.

Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With this win, Advani has emerged as the strongest contender to represent India in the Asian and World Championships in 6-red Snooker in 2017.

India lifts Under-19s Asia Cup title beating Sri Lanka

Dec 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Half-centuries from Himanshu Rana and Shubman Gill provided India with a total of 273, which was successfully defended by their spinners.

Shiva Keshavan won gold at Asian Luge Championship

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Asian Cup is annually held in December at Bobsleigh, Luge Park of Nagano Prefecture Nagano Prefecture City Spiral in Japan.

Ravichandran Ashwin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy is a cricket trophy awarded annually by the ICC to its chosen world player of the Year.

India wins bronze at women's U18 Hockey Asia Cup

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

After the win, Hockey India announced cash rewards of Rs.1 lakh for each player. It also announced Rs.50000 for each member of the support staff.

Jeje Lalpekhlua declared 2016 AIFF Player of the Year

Dec 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

AIFF selected Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Uvena Fernandes for the 2016 AIFF Award for Special Recognition awards.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin occupy top two spots in ICC Test bowling chart

Dec 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Jadeja’s maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in the Test match on 20 December 2016 in Chennai made him achieve the second position in the rankings.

AIBA grants full membership to Boxing Federation of India

Dec 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The recently-formed BFI was voted to office in September 2016, which ended four years of administrative logjam in the sport.

India wins five-match series against England

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The 5th match was played from 16 to 20 December 2016 at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India won by an innings and 75 runs.

Karun Nair became second Indian to score triple century in Tests

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With this, Nair became the second Indian batsmen to score triple century in tests. Earlier, Virendra Sehwag scored two triple centuries in test matches.

Atletico de Kolkata crowned 2016 Indian Super League champions

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The team defeated the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time.

Vijender Singh defeats Francis Cheka to retain WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Singh took less than 10 minutes to knock Cheka out in the third round itself to retain the title. The Haryana boxer had won the title in July 2016 by defeating WBC European champion Kerry Hope.

India defeats Belgium to win 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The third place in the tournament went to Germany, who was defeated by Belgium in the semi-final. Also, it was the first time that a host nation has won the Cup in 11 editions of the tournament.

Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana named in ICC Women's Team of the Year

Dec 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian batswoman to figure in the list. Though the ICC has been announcing the Men’s Team of the Year for a while, this is for the first time the ICC announced the Women’s Team of the Year.

 

Russia: Sochi will not host Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2017

Dec 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation said it would not be prudent to hold the championships in Russia, a country accused of state-sponsored doping.

Pankaj Advani won World Billiards title in Bengaluru

Dec 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

For Advani, it was the 11th world billiards champion title in his over 15-year long international career. So far, he won 16 titles in both the formats.

AB De Villiers stepped down from South Africa's Test captaincy

Dec 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Faf du Plessis succeeded AB De Villiers as Test Captain of South African Cricket team.  De Villiers succeeded Hashim Amla as Captain of the national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d'Or Award

Dec 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Cristiano Ronaldo beat Messi to clinch his fourth Ballon d'Or award. While Messi came second, France’s Antoine Griezmann came third.

Virat Kohli is the fifth cricketer to score three double test centuries in a calendar year

Dec 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Kohli’s third test century that came at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai made him the first batsman to score three double centuries’ successive series in a year.

MCC Committee recommends limiting bat size edges and red card suspension

Dec 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The recommendations will be sent to the main MCC Committee. If approved, these changes will be implemented into the new code of the Laws of Cricket, which will be introduced on 1 October 2017.

PR Sreejesh takes charge as Goalkeeping Coach of India Under-21 hockey team

Dec 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Sreejesh, who is the captain of the senior national men’s team, will take charge of the role from South African Dave Staniforth.

Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana win IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana won the IAAF women Athlete of the Year award. Ayana broke the 10000m world record by over 14 seconds in winning Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.

India beats Pakistan to win 2016 Women's Asia Cup

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

India defeated Pakistan in the final of the regional tournament by 17 runs. The win is India’s sixth Asia Cup crown.

Nico Rosberg announces shocking retirement after World title win

Dec 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nico Rosberg retired just 5 days after winning his maiden F1 World Champion title. He is the son of former F1 world champion, Keke Rosberg.

Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 World Chess Championship

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin to retain the World Chess Champion title. It’s the third time that Carlsen has won the championship. He has reigned as world champion since 2013.

Chapecoense air tragedy: From dream to disaster

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Amoung the 77 passengers on board, 22 were Chapecoense players and 21 were journalists, who were accompanying the team for their final match. Only six people were pulled out alive, three of whom were players, one journalist and two crew members.

Argentina defeats Croatia to win 2016 Davis Cup

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As of 2016, the Argentina Davis Cup team has competed in the World Group since 2002 and reached the finals five times (1981, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2016). At present, Argentina is Number 1 on the Davis Cup ranking by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Aditi Ashok wins inaugural Qatar Ladies Open

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Aditi Ashok finished three strokes ahead of Lydia Hall and Caroline Hedwall in the Qatar Ladies Open.

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