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35th National Games concluded in Thiruvananthapuram

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 84 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: 34 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: 51 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: 26 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: 42 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: 54 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: 17 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: 33 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: 74 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: 84 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: 87 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.

Paul van Ass appointed as coach of National Men’s Hockey team

Published on: 31-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Former Dutch National Hockey team coach Paul van Ass was on 30 January 2015 appointed as the head Coach of Indian men's hockey team. He succeeded Terry Walsh of Australia.

Union Sports Ministry revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners

Published on: 30-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The amount of award money for medal winners in Olympic Games (summer and winter) has been enhanced from existing 50 lakh rupees (gold medal), 30 lakh rupees (silver medal) and 20 lakh rupees (bronze medal)  to 75 lakh rupees, 50 lakh rupees and 30 lakh rupees respectively.

ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir

Published on: 30-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Mohammad Amir who was jailed and banned for a spot fixing scam along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

India to host ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2016

Published on: 29-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The meeting was chaired by N Srinivasan in the presence of all the full-member and associate representatives.

Sean Abbott of Australia named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015

Published on: 29-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Sean Abbott named as Australia’s young cricketer of the Year 2015. Steve Smith received the Allan Border Medal and was named as Test and ODI player of the year.

Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015

Published on: 28-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

She defeated World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in the finals played at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.

Ayonika Paul, Annu Raj Singh won gold at 4th Gun for Glory Shooting Championship

Published on: 20-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The championship was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi in Pune from 15 January 2015 to 21 January 2015.

ONGC won 10th Savio Cup All India Basketball tournament

Published on: 20-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation defeated Indian Overseas Bank to win the Savio Cup All India Basketball 2015. Final match was played at Don Bosco School court in Matunga, Mumbai.

Viktor Troicki won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Viktor Troicki of Serbia won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament.

Jimjang Deru created national record in weightlifting in 56-kg category

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category at 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.

Pankaj Advani won National Billiards title for seventh time

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

This was his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship. Advani, the 12-time world champion has won the previous six titles in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2005.

South Africa's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.

Petra Kvitova won women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This is the 15th career title won by former Wimbledon Champion and World No 4 Kvitova. She won the Wimbledon Championship twice in 2011 and 2014 respectively.

Mark Knowles, Ellen Hoog named FIH Player-of-the-year 2014

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Mark Knowles and Ellen Hoog were named as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2014 in men and women category, respectively.

Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won women’s doubles title of Sydney International

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

Indo-American tennis pair, Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won doubles title at the Sydney International Tennis Tournament 2015 by defeating Americans pair Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones in the summit clash 6-3, 6-3.

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