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World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The final, played in Marseille, France, was Tsonga's ninth victory in a row. He executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016

Feb 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Hockey Federation's Player of the Year award in the male and female category went to Belgium's John-John Dohmen and Netherlands' Naomi Van, respectively.

61 CAVALRY defeats Army Service Corps to win Army Polo Championship

Feb 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Army Polo Championship was re-instituted 2015 and since re-inception, the championship has witnessed the participation of some of the renowned players in the Indian Polo Circuit.

Milind Soman completes 517.5-km-long Ultraman race barefoot

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The model-turned-actor, Milind Soman became the only contestant to complete the heavy endurance race, Ultraman barefoot.

India defeats South Africa to win ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Set to chase 245, India had all but lost its way after a flurry of wickets. However, stand-in captain Harmanpreet Kaur kept her cool to score the nine runs required off the last over from pace bowler Marcia Letsoala.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins 2017 Rotterdam Open

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With the title came an end to Tsonga’s two-year title drought. He had last won a title in the year 2015.

Shahid Afridi announces retirement from international cricket

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Afridi had already quit Tests in 2010 and One Day International cricket after the 2015 World Cup. However, he still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.

Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai to lift maiden Hockey India League title

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Kalinga Lancers were able to finish at the second best position in the 2016 Hockey India League. The team lost the finals of 2016 against Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Gopi, Athare won men's and women's races in New Delhi Marathon

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won the men's title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon.

Norman Isaac became first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Now, he will be assigned to any country and will be responsible for the conduct of an entire event, ranging from actual competition management to every related aspect.

Adam Voges retired from international Cricket

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He has retired from international cricket with a batting average of 61.87 from 31 innings, which is the 2nd highest till date.

Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Rio Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Simone Biles were awarded top honours at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

Indian racer Jehan Daruvala wins New Zealand GP

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Young Indian racer, Jehan Daruvala becomes the first Indian ever to win a Grand Prix in a motorsport by winning the New Zealand Grand Prix 2017.

India won one match test series against Bangladesh 1-0

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In the Test, skipper Virat Kohli became the first Test batsman to hit double hundreds in four consecutive series, and also scored the most test runs in a home season, 1206.

India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup 2017

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The emphatic victory of India in finals over Pakistan is significant as the visiting side was enjoying unbeatable record in the championship in 2017 till their defeat in finals by India.

Mission XI Million launched to promote football among school children

Feb 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The program will be rolled out in every state of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Imphal.

Official Mascot unveiled for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Feb 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Kheleo will participate in several activities in the run-up to the first FIFA tournament to be hosted by India. The tournament will be played from 6 to 28 October 2017.

Aashay Verma and Priyanka Prabhakara selected for 2017 All-Star BWB Global Camp

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Verma is a 17-year old teenager, 7-foot, 1-inch tall and plays center. Prabhakara is a 5-foot, 10-inch tall player and hails from Kerala.

India under-19 team clinches One-Day International series against England, 3-1

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In the 5th ODI, England scored a modest 227. India needed one run off the last ball with just one wicket in hand, but pacer Ishan Porel faltered at the last moment and was caught by Max Holden off Liam White.

Sourabh Verma & Rituparna Das won singles titles in National Badminton Championship

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

To win the title, while Sourabh Verma defeated Lakshya Sen, Rituparna Das defeated Reshma Karthik in straight sets.

Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Cook’s favourite shots are the cut and pull. These shots enables him to play short pitch bowling with extreme ease.

India to host 2017 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This will be the first time since 2009 that India will be hosting a major International Basketball Federation (FIBA) event.

Vijay Goel lays foundation stone for first–ever training centre for differently-abled sportsmen

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Union Sports Minister, Vijay Goel laid the foundation Stone at Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the first-ever training centre dedicated to para athletes.

Supreme Court appoints Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai to run BCCI

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The order was given by a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The other two judges were Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

Task Force to prepare Action Plan for next three Olympic Games constituted

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The task force includes who is who of the Indian sporting community like Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Baldev Singh, etc.

PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships titles

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships was held between 24 January and 29 January 2017 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Wesley So wins 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

So defeated Ian Nepomniatchi of Russia in the 13th and final round to grab the tournament.

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The 35-year-old Swiss defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his 18th Grand Slam and fifth Melbourne title.

Serena Williams wins 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Margaret Court of Australia, with 24, is the only player ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles.

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