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Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI

22 hrs ago
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A division bench of the Kerala High Court has restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against the ruling by a single judge bench that lifted the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer in August 2017.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian Woman to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment

3 days ago
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Kavita Devi on 15 October 2017 became the first Indian woman to tie-up with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, took training from Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as The Great Khali. Besides, Shadia Bseiso became the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.

Ashish Nehra bids adieu to all forms of cricket

Oct 12, 2017
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Ashish Nehra made his cricket debut in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin in India. He made his international debut in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in February 1999. Owing to injuries, Nehra did not play a single international match for India between September 2005 and June 2009. He returned to international cricket with 2011 World Cup.

FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation

Oct 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the verdict of the Bureau of the FIFA Council on 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference.

Iceland makes history, Qualifies for World Cup

Oct 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Iceland became the smallest country to enter World Cup. It defeated Kosovo with 2-0 to reach the mega 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia.

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia in straight sets of 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of 2017. This is his 75th career singles trophy. The last time he won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 kicks off

Oct 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The much-awaited FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off today with four opening day matches to be played in Delhi and Mumbai. The opening matches would be played by teams in Group A and B. This is the first time that India will be participating in a FIFA World Cup.

Baishya elected as chairmen of two sub-committees of IWF

Oct 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Indian Weightlifting Federation President, Birendra Prasad Baishya has been elected as the chairman of two sub-committees of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Baishya is currently serving as the Executive Board member of Asian Weightlifting Federation

French anti-doping laboratory suspended by WADA

Sep 28, 2017
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The provisional suspension, which took effect on 24 September 2017, prohibits the Paris Laboratory from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples. The suspension will remain in place pending disciplinary proceedings being carried out by an independent Disciplinary Committee.

Mary Kom to be AIBA representative at IOC Athletes’ Forum

Sep 25, 2017
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However, the event overlaps with the Asian Championship in Vietnam, which is scheduled from 2 November to 12 November 2017. If Mary Kom is selected for the tournament after trials later in September 2017, her participation at the IOC event would become uncertain.

East Bengal wins 8th consecutive Calcutta Football League title

Sep 25, 2017
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The Calcutta Football League is the football league system where several football clubs of the Indian city of Kolkata participate. It currently consists of seven-tier pyramid system. The CFL is conducted by the Indian Football Association (IFA) with 157 mostly Kolkata based clubs and units.

India exempts import duty on goods for FIFA U17 World Cup

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Union government has exempted import duty on a wide range of goods and sports items for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India. The goods include all sports equipment and sports requisites, fitness equipment, team uniform, spares, accessories, first aid kits, doping control equipment and broadcast equipment and supplies.

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win 2017 Korea Open Super Series

Sep 18, 2017
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Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to grab the prestigious title. The duo had already fought-out the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after a 110-minute match.

Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Maharashtra Mission 1 Million' initiative

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative under which, over 10 lakh students across the state will play football. The mission was launched in an attempt to support the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is happening for the first-ever time in India and Maharashtra.

Goa to host 36th National Games

Sep 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The National Games of India comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other. The National Games were formerly known as the Indian Olympic Games. The first Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

Sep 12, 2017
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Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone is the only Indian male player to reach world No.1 ranking, will be awarded a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.

Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win US Open Women’s Singles

Sep 11, 2017
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Born on 20 March 1993, Sloane Stephens is an American tennis player.

Rafael Nadal wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017
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Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to grab the prestigious title.

FIFA U-17 World Cup song officially launched

Sep 5, 2017
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In addition, the song features a host of music artists that include Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Babul Supriyo, Shaan, Papon, Mika along with a rap performance by actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Amritpal Singh creates history, becomes first Indian to be signed by Australian Basketball Team

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Earlier, Singh had been a part of the four-member Indian team of Amjyot Singh, Yadwinder Singh and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, who were a part of the National Basketball League (NBL) Draft Combine in Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket

Sep 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Dhoni surpasses Dhoni, who in recent past became the sixth Indian player to play 300 ODI matches, has surpassed former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings.

Hockey India sacks head coach Roelant Oltmans

Sep 4, 2017
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High Performance Director David John will take charge in the interim until a suitable replacement has been decided upon.

Sri Lankan Selectors stepped down after humiliating defeat

Aug 30, 2017
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Sri Lankan head for cricket team selection Sanath Jayasurya has resigned from his post along with other members following defeat against India in both test and ODI series.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches FIFA U-17 World Cup logo for Kochi venue

Aug 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Alongside the FIFA U-17 World Cup India official emblem, the logo for Kochi venue will form a crucial link in the promotions and communications regarding the host city.

SC rejects Subramanian Swamy’s plea to direct BCCI to e-auction IPL rights

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Supreme Court has rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea that the ongoing tendering process for awarding media rights for the IPL events be stayed and e-auctioning directed.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has officially launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ that will help spot, groom, support and encourage young Indians from across the country, especially from the rural region.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ronaldo picked up the trophy for the second consecutive season and third time in total, having also received the accolade in 2013-14.

India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship

Aug 28, 2017
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Bangladesh and Bhutan captured third and fourth place in the tournament, respectively.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar, due to the scenic and historical Spa-Francorchamps circuit being a favourite of drivers and fans.

Nozomi Okuhara wins World Badminton Championship; PV Sindhu settles for silver

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This was a third medal for the Rio Olympics silver-medallist at Worlds, having won bronze twice in 2013 and 2014 after losing at the semifinal stage in both the editions.

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