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India to host World Bridge Championships 2015

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

India will host the 42nd World Bridge Championships that will be held in Chennai from 26 September 2015 to 10 October 2015.

Russian Popov Ivan won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The winner Popov Ivan was awarded the cash purse of two lakhs rupees, while Runner-up Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbek GM got one lakh fifty thousand rupees and third placed GM Mozharov Mikhail of Russia secured a cash award of one lakh fifteen thousand rupees.

Indian Junior weightlifters ended their campaign by bagging 14 medals

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Indian weightlifters bagged a total of 14 medals including 6 Gold Medals in the 17th Asian Youth (boys & girls), 22nd Junior Women and 29th Junior Men Asian Weightlifting Championships 2015 at Doha, Qatar.

Ishpreet Singh Chadha won National Sub-Junior Snooker title 2015

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Maharashtra on 6 January 2015 won his maiden National Sub-Junior Snooker title 2015 at the BRC Gloster National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2015.

BCCI announced 15-man Indian cricket team for World Cup 2015

Published on: 06-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

The 15-member Indian team was announced during the meeting of the selection committee of BCCI and will be led by Captain-cum-Wicket Keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni

S Shrikrishna won the National Sub-Junior Billiards title 2015

Published on: 06-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

S Shrikrishna on 5 January 2015 won his maiden National Sub-Junior Billiards title at the BRC Gloster National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2015.

O T Anilkumar won 7th Chennai Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament (Category B)

Published on: 05-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Kerala’s O T Anilkumar bagged title of Chennai Open FIDE Rating Tournament (Category B) played at Nehru Stadium, Chennai.

Andy Murray won ATP World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi

Published on: 05-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Andy Murray won the ATP World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi after Novak Djokovic withdrew from the final match.

Union Sports Ministry recognised Boxing India as national federation for representing Boxing

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

In this regard, the Ministry allowed Boxing India to use the name under the Emblems & Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act, 1950 for all its future correspondence.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became fastest to score 12000 Test runs

Published on: 03-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Kumar Sangakkara became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone in 224th innings played against New Zealand.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from Test cricket

Published on: 30-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

One of India's greatest Test Captains MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test Cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of Cricket.

Ankita Raina won NECC International Tennis Association Singles title

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Ankita Raina won International Tennis Association (ITF) single title in the World Tennis Association circuit held in Pune.

BCCI banned spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive cricket

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

BCCI issued ban on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches, after his action was found illegal.

India won Gold in World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Published on: 26-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

India won gold in World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad held in Hungary.

Shiva Keshavan won Silver at 17th Asian Luge Championships

Published on: 22-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He clocked 49.934 seconds to cover the 1326 metre long ice track in the men's luge competition at the Spiral Olympic Sliding Centre in Nagano, Japan.

Sachin Tendulkar appointed as ambassador of Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 22-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar was appointed as the World Cup 2015 Ambassador announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

India won Men and Women title of Kabaddi World Cup 2014

Published on: 22-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The Indian men’s Kabaddi team and women’s Kabaddi team won Kabaddi World Cup title, by defeating Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively.

Michael Garcia resigned as Chief ethics investigator of FIFA Ethics Committee

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Michael Garcia resigned as Independent Chief Ethic investigator of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Ethics Committee.

Hariom Singh won Gold in Men’s 50-metre Rifle Prone event at 58th National Shooting champions

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Hariom Singh won Gold medal in Men’s 50 metre rifle prone event at the 58th National Shooting Championships held in Pune.

Paul McGinley of Ireland won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Paul McGinley won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014 at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow.

Rory McIlroy named 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of Year

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 174 people agreed

Rory McIlroy of Ireland on 16 December 2014 was named as the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year. He won the award for the second time in three seasons. Earlier he won the award in 2012.

AIBA banned Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for one year

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

The International Boxing Association on 17 December 2014 banned Laishram Sarita Devi  for one year for not accepting her bronze medal at Asian Games 2014 medal ceremony.

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots named Vinicius and Tom

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Name of mascots of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games were revealed. They have been named as Vinicius and Tom.

Viswanathan Anand won London Classic Chess title

Published on: 16-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Viswanathan Anand defeated British Grandmaster Michael Adams to win his maiden London Classic title.

Japan teens Mima Ito and Miu Hirano became youngest table tennis champions

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The Table Tennis World Grand Finals was held in Bangkok.

Germany won men's Hockey Champions Trophy for the year 2014

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Germany won the 2014 Champions Trophy of Hockey after defeating Pakistan by 2-0 margin at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Australian Cricketer David Warner completed 1000 runs in 2014

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

With this, he became the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012.

Boxer Sarita Devi accepted Asian Games Bronze Medal

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The medal was presented to her by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta.

Gwladys Nocera of France won Hero Women's Indian Golf Open 2014

Published on: 09-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Gwlady Nocera of France won Hero Women's Indian Golf Open 2014 at the Delhi Golf Club.

Amos Meindi of Kenya won 29th Pune International full Marathon

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Amos Meindi of Kenya won 29th Pune International full Marathon in Men’s category and finished the race by completing 41.175 km in 2 hours 18 mintues 36 seconds.

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