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Delhi Acers defeated Mumbai Rockets to clinch Premier Badminton League title

Published on: 18-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The objective of the tournament is to bring top Indian players along with International players on the same platform.

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney Title

Published on: 17-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

In the final match, the duo defeated French pair Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic by 1–6, 7–5, 10–5. This was their 30th win in-a-row.

Marat Safin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on: 15-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Russian tennis player was announced as a candidate for the induction into the Hall of Fame in October 2015 together with Belgium's Justine Henin, a former women's singles No.1.

Ronaldinho announced as Brand Ambassador of Nagjee International Club Football Tournament

Published on: 15-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It is the first time that top European and Latin American clubs are coming to India for a tournament.

FIFA dismissed Secretary General Jerome Valcke

Published on: 14-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Frenchman Valcke was provisionally suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.

Lionel Messi won Ballon d'Or award 2015

Published on: 12-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was second with 27.76 percent votes, while his Barcelona team-mate Neymar stood at the third position with 7.86 percent votes.

Milos Raonic won 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy

Published on: 11-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

To win the title, the 14th world ranking player defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-4 6-4 in the final match held at Brisbane in Australia.

Rene Holten Poulsen named Denmark's sportsperson of 2015

Published on: 11-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Sports Confederation of Denmark and Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper voted to award Poulsen the prize, which is known as Sports Name of the Year and is among the country's top sports prizes.

Stanislas Wawrinka won third consecutive Chennai Open title

Published on: 11-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This is the fourth Chennai Open title for the Swiss player and the third consecutive win, who first won it in 2011.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Brisbane Tennis trophy

Published on: 11-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

They also stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now at Brisbane.

Miguel Tabuena won Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month

Published on: 08-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Tabuena won the award ahead of Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai and India's Himmat Rai.

Apurvi Chandela broke world record to win gold at Swedish Cup Grand Prix

Published on: 07-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Chandela shot 211.2 in the event to outshine the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211.

Hashim Amla resigned as Test captain of South Africa

Published on: 07-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Amla was named Graeme Smith's replacement as captain in mid-2014 and this was his sixth series in charge.

Australia pulled out of U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh due to safety concerns

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Cricket Australia cited safety and security concerns as reason for pulling out of global event.

BCCI Awards for the year 2014-15 conferred

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The awards recognise and honour the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the past year.

Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465/3, which is also a world record.

Syed Kirmani conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

On the other hand, Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards.

ONGC won 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament

Published on: 05-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

To win the title, the ONGC defeated Indian Railways 3-0 on penalties in the final match held at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi.

Justice RM Lodha Committee submitted its report to Supreme Court

Published on: 04-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The panel has recommended separate governing bodies for IPL and BCCI, with limited autonomy for the IPL Governing Council.

India won the 2015 SAFF championships

Published on: 04-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

India has been the most successful side in the tournaments history by winning the title in seven of the 11 editions. Afghans won their first title in 2013.

Bjorn Isberg named as Tournament Director of 2016 Hockey India League

Published on: 31-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

On the other hand, Muthukumar Balakrisnan from Malaysia was given the role of the Assistant Tournament Director in the 4th edition of the Coal India Hockey India League.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla announced retirement from all forms of cricket

Published on: 31-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Sukhla’s announcement came two days after he was named in the Bengal squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy starting on 2 January 2016.

Rakhi Haldar, Kavita Devi bagged gold at National Weightlifting Championship

Published on: 30-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Haldar lifted 94 kilograms in the snatch and 119 kilograms in clean and jerk to come up with a total lift of 213 kilograms in Women's 69 kilograms to grab the gold medal.

Gujarat clinched maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy

Published on: 29-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

In the final of the limited overs tournament, Gujarat defeated Delhi by 139 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Globe Soccer Awards 2015 conferred

Published on: 28-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Globe Soccer Awards are the first and only awards for the Best Club Director and the Best Agent of the Year.

Shiva Keshavan clinched silver at Asian Luge Championship

Published on: 28-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The first place was claimed by defending champion Hidenari Kanayama of Japan.

Former Wicket-Keeper Syed Kirmani nominated for 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 25-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The award was instituted by the BCCI in 1994 to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first test captain.

International Tennis Federation announced winners of 2015 World Champions

Published on: 23-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Swiss-Indo pair of Martina Hingis Sania Mirza (India) were adjudged Women’s Doubles World Champions.

FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee banned Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini from football for 8 years

Published on: 23-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

They were banned for eight years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level.

Winners for the 2015 ICC Awards announced

Published on: 23-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year were conferred on Australian captain Steve Smith.

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