Jagran Josh Logo

Suggested Readings: Miscellaneous | News | Personality

Novak Djokovic won Monte Carlo Masters title of Tennis

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

With this win, Djokovic also became the first player to sweep the opening three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events of a season. The previous two titles were won at Indian Wells and Miami.

Three Indian race walkers Khushbir, Manish, Sandeep qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

They qualified for the Rio Olympics after completing their race in stipulated qualification time during the IAAF Race Walking Challenge at Rio Maiorin Portugal.

Laureus World Sports Awards for the year 2015 conferred

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar was inducted, along with four other exceptional athletes, namely Yao Ming, Tegla Loroupe, LiXiaopeng and Yang Yang.

Sachin Tendulkar elected as member of Laureus Sports Academy

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar was inducted, along with retired Chinese professional basketball player Yang Yang.

Allan Donald resigned as South Africa Bowling Coach

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

He was appointed to the position in 2011 as a member of the team’s chief coach Gary Kirsten’s support staff, which he continued to fulfill under the current coach Russell Domingo since August 2013.

Brijbushan Sharan Singh re-elected as President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

As the president of the WFI he will guide the General Council of the federation and set the policy tone in order to achieve the objectives enshrined in the WFI Constitution.

New Zealand won Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men’s hockey tournament by defeating Australia

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

New Zealand has won the title for only the second time since inception of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup competition in 1983. New Zealand’s first victory came in 2012 against Argentina.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

With the present victory, the reigning world champion Hamilton registered his second victory of the season and his fourth in China having won the titles in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

Yuki Bhambri won ITF Uzbekistan F1 Futures Singles Title

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Yuki won the title by defeating Dzmitry Zyrmont of Serbia in two straight sets 6-2 6-4 in the final match held in Karshi, Uzbekistan.

Apurvi Chandela won Bronze in 10-m Air Rifle Women event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

With the present win, she has become the second Indian shooter to be qualified to represent India in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jitu Rai won Bronze in 10-m Air Pistol Men event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

It is the fourth world cup medal for Jitu Rai having won three medals including two silvers and one gold in two separate events held in Munich and Maribor in 2014.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won WTA Family Circle Cup

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

With this win, Sania Mirza also became the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. Sania is also first female player from the country to win Grand Slam tournaments.

Indian football team climbed to 147 position in FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

India could improve its ranking by 26 positions due to its commendable performance against Nepal in March 2015.

Liu Xiang, former Olympic 110m hurdles champion, retired

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He became an icon in China after winning the country's first Olympic men's track and field gold medal in the 110 metres hurdles in Athens in 2004. He held the world record in 2006 with a time of 12.88 seconds.

Dronavalli Harika won bronze in World Women's chess championship

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

In the semi-final clash, Harika lost to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine. She got 20000 US Dollars for the Bronze medal finish.

Gujarat won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Wicketkeeper and opening batsman Smit Patel's unbeaten 50 helped Gujarat to win their second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title. The final match was played at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar.

PCI President Rajesh Tomar suspended for mismanagement in Para-Athletics games

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

It was alleged that the participants were accommodated in unfurnished flats with unhygienic facilities in Ghaziabad.

Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Shukla was the IPL chairman till 2013 when he resigned from the post in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the 2015 Miami Open Tennis Singles titles

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

The duo won the 2015 Miami Open Men’s and women’s singles titles by defeating Andy Murray and Suarez Navarro respectively at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami, Florida.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won 2015 Miami Open Women's Doubles title

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the Indo-Swiss women pair of Tennis defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-1 in the final played in Miami.

21 weightlifters test positive, provisionally suspended by IWF

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Sample B of these 21 lifters has been sent for test by IWF. In case, the sample tests positive then the first-time offenders could face a ban for four years.

Brendon McCullum conferred with Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2014-15

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The country’s highest cricketing honour was presented to him during the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards presentation ceremony held in New Zealand’s capital Auckland.

Union Sports Ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Under the MOU, IIFCL shall contribute 30 crore rupees to the TOP Scheme under its initiatives for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). IIFCL have contributed 10 crore rupees so far.

Kyle Mills of New Zealand retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 01-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

In October 2009, he reached his at number 1 position of first on the International Cricket Council's one-day international bowler’s rankings after taking nine wickets in New Zealand’s series against Australia.

Daniel Vettori retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Daniel Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.

Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

The awards of over 2.80 Crore rupees were presented in a ceremony at New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal.

Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Clarke, nicknamed Pup, played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut ODI match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore.

Australia defeated New Zealand to win ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

James Faulkner was declared as the man of the match, while, Mitchell Starc was declared as man of the series. Grant Elliott became only the fifth man to register a half-century in the semi-final and final of the same World Cup.

Saina, Srikant won India Open Super Series Badminton Women's & Men's Singles titles

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

In the title clash, Saina defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 21-14. Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the women doubles title of BNP Paribas Tennis Open

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

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the Indo-Swiss women pair of Tennis defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 in the final played at Indian Wells, USA.

Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men's Singles title

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

In Men’s Singles title, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated the Swiss player Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2. While, Simona Halep of Romania defeated former Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Women’s Singles title.

Register to get FREE updates

(Ex:9123456789)
Please Select Your Interest
By clicking on Submit button, you agree to our terms of use