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Rahul Johri assumes charge as first ever CEO of BCCI

Published on: 01-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee.

Sonia Lather won silver in Women’s World Boxing Championships

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Though she reached the finals in the 57kg category, she was defeated by the gold medalist Mesiano Alessia of Italy 2-1.

CEAT Cricket Awards 2016 conferred

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

England batsman Joe Root was named as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year and also International batsman of the Year 2016 while India’s test captain Virat Kohli was named CEAT T20 Player of the Year.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He played his first Tippeligaen (Norwegian Premier League) for Stabaek FC on 29 may 2016 and helped the team to claim a dominant 5-0 triumph over IK Start.

Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The previous record was held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who reached the landmark score against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 2005.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Formula One motor race was held at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the sixth round of the 2016 season.

Real Madrid wins 2016 European Champions League

Published on: 30-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Real Madrid’s win also helped Zinedine Zidane to become the seventh man to claim the trophy as both a player and a manager.

Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics

Published on: 30-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 32-year old discus thrower from Haryana defeated 2008 Olympic discus throw champion Stephanie Brown-Trafton of United States of America for the gold.

SRH defeated RCB to win maiden Indian Premier League title

Published on: 30-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

This was maiden Indian Premier League title for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while third final lost for Bangalore in the IPL. Earlier, it lost in finals of 2009 and 2011 editions.

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

Published on: 28-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 10 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: 3 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: 5 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: 9 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: 2 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: 4 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: 7 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: 5 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: 7 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: 7 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: 87 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: 2 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: 2 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: 3 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: 2 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: 9 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: 20 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.

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