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India won 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In total, the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) of India won 37 golds, 10 silver and 26 bronze medals.

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It was Vettel's first win since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.

West Bengal wins 2016-17 Santosh Trophy

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With the win, West Bengal ended a six-year wait having last won the title in 2011. Goa last won the title in the year 2009.

COA issues seven-point instruction for BCCI office bearers

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The issued instructions states that all legal documents would be cleared by the COA, the body that can communicate anything to office bearers via CEO.

Srinagar to get a football stadium as per FIFA norms

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar is going to be completely revamped to match the international norms set by FIFA.

Indian athletes grab 18 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Over 2600 athletes from 105 nations are taking part in the competition. The team of 89 differently-abled sports persons of the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) is participating in the event.

Indian para-athletes win 8 medals in IPC Athletics Grand Prix

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched a gold each in the men’s Javelin Throw F-46 and Discus Throw F-46 competitions.

Ravindra Jadeja grabs top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Earlier in March 2017, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja were sharing the top spot in the list. However, Jadeja’s significant bowling dismantled Ashwin’s place in the ICC rankings.

Tamil Nadu lifts Vijay Hazare Trophy

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With this win, Tamil Nadu became the only team to win the tournament five times. In 2004-05, the team shared the trophy with Uttar Pradesh.

Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth title at Indian Wells, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka.

Union Government designated 14 Olympians as National Observers

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The observers help the sports authorities in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to priority sports.

Sports Ministry to launch a search portal to spot young sports talent in rural India

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Indian sports ministry is going to launch a talent search portal to root out young sports talent in rural India.

Cheteshwar Pujara plays India's longest innings

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Previous record of facing maximum balls during a test match was held by Rahul Dravid's 495 deliveries for his career-best 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004.

Mumbai lose its permanent status in BCCI

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Mumbai lost its permanent voting status at BCCI in accordance with the new constitution of the Indian Cricket Board.

Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador For ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 will be hosted in the United Kingdom from 23 June 2017 to 23 July 2017.

Jwala Gutta included in Governing Body of Sports Authority of India

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In addition, BV Papa Rao, IAS (retired), was also added to the newly constituted governing body. He has the experience of being an officer on special duty of SAI from 1985 to 1990. At present, he is a sports administrator and advisor to Telangana Government.

Hockey India brings on board four Scientific Advisors

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Scott Conway of Australia took charge as the new Scientific Advisor for the Senior men’s team at the national camp starting in SAI Bengaluru.

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Chairman of ICC, Shashank Manohar in a surprise move announced his resignation on 15 March 2017. He had been elected to the position unopposed in May 2016

Google marks 140 years Test cricket with a playful doodle

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Google dedicated its doodle for 15 March to the first officially played test match between Australia and England.

Double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell Shand retires

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Shand had won the women's team pursuit at four editions of the World Championships (2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014). She grabbed the gold medal in the same discipline at the Olympic Games in London and Rio in 2012 and 2016.

SSP Chawrasia won 2017 Indian Open golf title

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia successfully defended his Hero Indian Open title with a seven-shot victory.

CAS bans Sergei Portugalov for lifetime in doping case

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In a statement, the CAS stated that there is a "clear evidence" that Portugalov violated IAAF doping rules governing possession and trafficking of prohibited substances.

Lee Chong Wei wins All England Open Men's Singles title

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Lee defeated first-time finalist Shi Yuqi of China 21-12, 21-10, to grab the Men’s Singles title at the tournament.

Ashwin and Jadeja jointly rank Number One in ICC Test rankings

Mar 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The rankings released a day after the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru. Jadeja’s seven wickets in the match helped him move up one rank to reach the top position for the first time in his career.

Indian women hockey team beat Belarus to clinch five-match test series

Mar 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In the final match, India’s Vandana Katariya (6th min), Gurjit Kaur (15th) and Rani (55th) scored for the team on 6th minute, 15th minute and 55th minute, respectively. On the other hand, Yuliya Mikheichyk scored the solitary goal for Belarus on the 52nd minute.

Pablo Cuevas wins 2017 Brasil Open

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Once the game resumed, Cuevas, the world No 33, quickly took control, winning the second set 6-4 and then taking the third by the same score against the Spaniard.

Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau win Dubai Tennis Championships Men’s Doubles title

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Dubai Tennis Championships was the second final for Bopanna in the year 2017. He had started the season by winning the Chennai Open with compatriot Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.

Sam Querrey beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Mexico Open title

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It is Querrey’s first win over Nadal, improving his FedEx Head2Head record against Nadal to 1-4. Querrey is also the first American champion in 24-year history of the ATP Mexico Open.

Andy Murray won men’s singles title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Andy Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland. At present, he holds the No. 1 ranking in the men's singles category.

Luis Norton de Matos appointed Head Coach of India U-17 football team

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

De Matos replaces Nicolai Adam, who was resigned under controversial circumstances after a revolt from the players.

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