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Indian Boxing Council to promote professional boxing launched

Published on: 10-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

IBC is India’s first national governing body and was launched with an aim to promote professional boxing and tap the unexplored potential of professional boxing in India.

Inderjeet Singh became first Indian to win a Gold Medal at World University Games in Gwangju

Published on: 09-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

The silver medal of the event was won by Andrei Marius Gag of Romania with a throw of 19.92m while Alexander Bulanov of Russia took the bronze with a throw of 19.84m.

Union Sports Ministry constituted Ashwini Nachappa committee to study status of SAI training centers

Published on: 09-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

It was formed against the backdrop of suicide attempt by four girl inmates at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAG Water Sports centre at Alappuzha, Kerala in May 2015.

Goa to host the Youth Delphic Games in February 2016

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The Youth Delphic Games are held at every four years and invites participants of the age group of 15 to 25 years.

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He was stripped of the title after he failed to pay the WBO, a 200000 dollar fee to administer the fight by July 3 deadline.

USA defeated Japan to win Women's FIFA World Cup for the third time

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

This was third world cup title for the USA and first since 1999. In the semi-finals, while US had defeated Germany, 2-0, Japan beat England, 2-1.

Chile defeated Argentina to win 2015 Copa America Cup Football tournament

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

With this win, Chile ended its 99-year-long wait for a Copa America crown. It was also Chile's first ever victory over Argentina in the Copa America.

India won 2015 South Asian Basketball Championship

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

With this win, India qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship in China to be played in September 2015.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix title

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

It was third British GP win for the reigning world champion and his fifth in the 2015 season having won the titles in Australia, China, Bahrain and Canada.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Ajay Ratra retired from all forms of Cricket

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Kanitkar was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler and Ratra was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper.

Nelson Piquet Jr won the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship title

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Piquet drove for Chinese team Nextev.

Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

He will play for Dallas Mavericks during the 2015-16 season.

Wei, Li won men's & women’s singles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In the finals played at Calgary, Wei defeated Ng Ka Long Angus 17-21 13-21 and Li defeated Kaori Imabeppu 21-17 25-23.

Gutta-Ponappa won women's doubles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In the final played at Calgary, the third seeded Indo-pair defeated top Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16.

International Cricket Council approved amendments to playing conditions in ODIs and T20Is

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

The approvals were given during the ICC Annual Conference held in Barbados.

Veselin Topalov won the Norway Chess Tournament 2015

Published on: 27-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Topalov secured 6½ points while Anand ended the tournament in second place with 6 points.

Leander Paes became 47th player to join 100 partners club on ATP Circuit

Published on: 26-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Of these 100 partners, While 71 played with him on the tour level, 29 at the Challenger level.

Sachin Tendulkar named as greatest Test player of 21st century

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Sachin received highest number of votes (23 percent votes) to emerge on the top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000. The survey was participated by more than 16000 fans.

Zaheer Abbas, former Captain of Pakistan’s Cricket team, named as President of ICC

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The ICC Council also approved the admission of the Serbia Cricket Federation (SCF) as the 58th Affiliate Member during the weeklong annual conference held in Barbados.

Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against India 2-1

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh claimed the Man of the Series Award for his outstanding bowling performance. He picked up 13 wickets in the three matches.

Inderjeet Singh, Jinson Johnson won gold at Asian Athletics Grand Prix

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In the first leg, India won a total of eight medals which included 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze medals

Steffi Graf appointed as Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Graf’s 22 singles titles is second all-time behind Margaret Court who won 24 titles, and marks the record for most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968.

Indian Railway Team won World Railway Championship 2015 in Tennis and Volleyball

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

In 2011, the Indian Railway Tennis Team won Silver Medal during last USIC Tennis Championship and it won Bronze Medal during the USIC Volleyball Championship.

Russia won European Team Athletics Championships 2015

Published on: 23-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In totality, Russia won the 368.5 points, 22 points ahead of Germany which secured second place.

World Anti-Doping Agency published Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report for 2013

Published on: 23-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It is the first of its kind report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on ADRVs.

Jordan Spieth of US won US Open of Golf

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Overall, he is the fourth-youngest player to win two majors and the sixth to win the Masters and US Open in the same year.

China won 2015 Nongfu Spring World Cup of Snooker

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

India stood at the third position in the competition that was held at Wuxi near Shanghai in China.

Andy Murray won the men’s singles of Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queen’s Club

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Murray, who has won the title at the Queen’s Club in 2009, 2011, 2013 and now 2015, defeated South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4.

Debendranath Sarangi elected as President of Squash Rackets Federation of India

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He will be in the office till 2019.

Serbia won 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil 2-1

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

It is Serbia’s first title since it became an independent nation in 2006.

Roger Federer won Gerry Weber Open tennis title for eighth time

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is Federer’s 10th Halle final and his most at a single event in his career.

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