Archive For The “Sports Current Affairs 2018” Category

Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by Andhra Pradesh High Court

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Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by a Andhra Pradesh High Court. The High Court  struck off the lower court’s order which justified the life ban on Azharuddin in 2000 by BCCI. In 2000, the BCCI conducted an internal inquiry following the publication of the CBI report then and K. Madhavan who led…

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Persons in News: Monisha Kaltenborn

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First Woman Team Principal in Formula one Monisha Kaltenborn of Indian origin became the First  Woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the hold of team Sauber, a swiss Formula one team. Monisha took the place of Peter Sauber, the founder of the Sauber team, who stepped down from the position.      …

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Rashmi Kumari wins World Carrom Championship

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Rashmi Kumari is an International Carrom Champion from Bihar, India. She won the World Carrom Championship held at Colombo, Srilanka. Rashmi won the Carrom Championship for the second time in her career. Rashmi won the world Carrom Championship earlier in 2000. She won the National Championship in January 2012 when she was in her eighth…

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Sachin Tendulkar conferred with the membership of the “Order of Australia”

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Sachin Tendulkar conferred  with the membership of the “Order of Australia”  Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Why Sachin was conferred with this honor? Sachin was conferred with this membership for his service to India-Australia relations by promoting goodwill, friendship and sportsmanship via Cricket. How many Indians till date have been honored with this…

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India walks out in protest, Pakistan wins Asian Kabaddi Championship

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Finals of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2012 held in Lahore Pakistan. In the final match the Indian team walked out of the field in protest against the referee’s decision to penalize their coach Goormel Singh. The Indians decided to not continue play after which the crown was awarded to the hosts (Pakistan).      …

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Bhupathi, Bopanna clinch ATP World Tour Masters 1000

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The duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lifted their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title by vanquishing Pakistan’s Aisam- Ul- Haq Qureshi and Netherlands’ Jean- Julien Rojer in the final of the BNP Paribas Masters.           Source:gktoday

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Indian Women Cricket Team lifts ACC T20 Asia Cup 2012

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The Indian women’s cricket team is the winner of first Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012. They beat Pakistan in the final match held in Guangzhou city of People’s Republic of China. Harmanpreet Kaur played the role of skipper in the absence of Mithali Raj.            Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Pankaj Advani

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Pankaj Advani clinches World Billiards Championship Pankaj Advani of India beat defending champion Mike Russell of England to win seventh World Billiards Championship 2012 title.           Source:gktoday

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Joshna Chinnapa:Indian squash player Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa won the IJM Land Penang Open title 2012 after vanquishing top most squash player Siti Munirah Jusoh of Malaysia. In 2003, Joshna became the first Indian girl to win British Squash Championship title in the under 19 category.           Source:gktoday

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Sydney Sixers clinch CLT20

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Sydney Sixers won CLT20 Championship by defeating Highveld Lions in the final match played at Johannesburg, South Africa. Award Winners: Man of the Match – Michael Lumb. Golden Bat – Michael Lumb. Golden Wicket – Mitchell Starc. Player of the Tournament – Mitchell Starc Champions League twenty 20 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) is an enterprise…

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Persons in News: Sebastian Vettel

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Vettel is Indian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won the Indian Grand Prix for the second consecutive year. The event was organized at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.           Source:gktoday

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SUN TV Network acquires Hyderabad IPL franchise

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Sun TV Network won the Hyderabad Franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a sum of Rs 85.05 crore per annum. On September 15, the BCCI floated tenders for a new IPL franchise after terminating Deccan Chargers’ contract following payment default by the team owners DCHL. DCHL was unable to furnish bank guarantee of…

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UCI strips Lance Armstrong of titles

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  International Cycling Union (UCI), the governing body of cycling, stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life. The decision came following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that has accused him of leading a massive doping programme on his teams. The move will allow Tour…

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Persons in News: Anaka Alankamony

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Indian Squash player Ms Anaka Alankamony clinched Ipswich Open women’s title after defeating top seed Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand. With which sports is Ms Anaka Alankamony associated ? Squash           Source:gktoday

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Czech Republic beat Spain in Davis Cup 2012 finals

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The Czech Republic defeated Spain 3-2 in the 2012 Davis Cup Finals. This is the country’s second Davis Cup title and first since 1980, when it was Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic victory in this 100th edition of the Davis Cup was the first as an independent nation.           Source:gktoday

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Saina wins Denmark Open

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India’s Badminton star Saina Nehwal has won Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton trophy. She defeated Germany’s Juliane Schenk in the finals.           Source:gktoday

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Marcel Granollers & Marc Lopez win ATP World Tour doubles title

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Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez won their first ATP World Tour Finals doubles title. They beat India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in finals held at London.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Anil Kumble

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New Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was  appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He  replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. About ICC Cricket Committee:  ICC is a 16-member committee which meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and…

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Mirabai Chanu wins 3 bronze medals at Asian Jr Weightlifting

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Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinched 3 bronze medals for India on the opening day of the 19th Junior Women Asian Weightlifting Championships at Yangon (Myanmar). Ms Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is associated with Weigh-lifting.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Felix Baumgartner

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First Skydiver to break Sound  barrier Austrian skydiver  Felix Baumgartner: 1) The first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 km/h. 2) He also broke the record for the highest ever freefall, after he jumped from a balloon 39 kilometers above New Mexico.        …

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India clinches World Cup Kabaddi Tournament 2012 in both Men’s and Women’s category

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India clinched World Cup Kabaddi Tournament 2012 in both Men’s and Women’s category. It was a 3rd consecutive victory of the title in the Men’s category and 2nd consecutive time in the Women’s category. Indian men thwarted arch rival Pakistan, while Indian women defeated Malaysia.           Source:gktoday

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