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BCCI’s new constitution ousts Mumbai Cricket Association as full member


  • Mumbai, 41-time Ranji Trophy champions, will no longer be considered a Full Member association in accordance with the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new constitution.
  • The Committee of Administrators (CoA), appointed by the Supreme Court to carry out the reforms suggested by the Justice Lodha Committee, finalised the new constitution.
  • The new constitution stipulates that only 30 associations will function as controlling bodies for domestic cricket in their respective states.
  • These 30 bodies will be Full Members and receive voting rights. This was implemented to follow the one-state-one-vote rule, which is a Lodha Panel recommendation.
  • Administrators should only serve nine-year terms, some suggested the possibility of serving 18 years in cricket administration — nine years in state associations and nine years in BCCI.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which cricket championship will no longer be considered a Full Member association in accordance with the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new constitution? 
 - Ranji Trophy champions. 
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Shahid Afridi appointed ambassador of Blind Cricket World Cup


  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup.
  • The announcement was made by the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC)
    fifth edition of the tournament, to be played in ODI format, will be hosted by PBCC in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan in January 2018.
  • Pakistan Blind Cricket Council is to host the upcoming world cup in United Arab Emirates starting in January 2018.
  • Four out of the nine members of World Blind Cricket Ltd have agreed to play the final match in Lahore.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup? 
- Shahid Afridi. 
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Babul Supriyo named vice-president of FIFA U-17 World Cup LOC


  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee.
  • The event, to be hosted by India for the first time, will be played from October 6 to 28.
    The draw of the tournament will be held on July 7.
  • A FIFA team is scheduled to visit India from March 21 to 27 for the final inspection of the facilities in the six cities which will host matches of the U-17 World Cup.
  • The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the U17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
  • The tournament will be hosted by India between 6 and 28 October 2017. This will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee? 
 - Babul Supriyo. 
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Lee Chong Wei clinches fourth All England Open Badminton Championships title


  • Lee Chong Wei won his fourth All England Open Badminton Championships crown.
  • He defeated Shi Yuqi of China.
  • He won his maiden Superseries final in Paris in October.
  • Dato' Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won his fourth All England Open Badminton Championship 2017?
 - Lee Chong Wei. 
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SSP Chawrasia becomes second Indian to defend Indian Open title


  • SSP Chawrasia has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title.
  • He clinched a seven-stroke win at the redesigned DLF Golf and Country Club. This was his sixth win on the Asian Tour and overall sixth international victory.
  • Chawrasia pocketed a winner's cheque of 291,660 USD.
  • Chawrasia is the third player to win back-to-back Indian Open.
  •  The other two golfers who did so earlier are;
    1. Jyoti Randhawa who won in 2006 & 2007 and,
    2. Japan's Kenji Hosoishi who won in 1967 & 1968.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title 2017 ? 
 - SSP Chawrasia. 
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ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women's World Cup 2017


  • Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • The women’s World Cup this year starts on June 24 in England and Wales with eight top cricketing countries locking horns to grab the coveted trophy.
  • The 21-day tournament having 28 matches will be played at five different venues with the final at Lord's.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was announced as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
 - Sachin Tendulkar. 
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Cuevas wins third straight Brazil Open title


  • Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas has won his third straight Brazil Open tennis title by defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-7 (7-3), 6-4, 6-4 in a rain-affected final.
  • It was Cuevas' sixth ATP singles title, all of which have been on clay.
  • A part of the ATP World Tour 250 series, it is one of the main events in the Brazilian tennis calendar.
  • Pablo Gabriel Cuevas Urroz (born January 1, 1986)[1] is an Argentine-born Uruguayan professional tennis player.
  • Cuevas won the 2008 French Open men's doubles title with Luis Horna.
  • He has won 5 singles titles and is currently in his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19. Cuevas' career-high doubles ranking is World no. 14, which he achieved in April 2009.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the third straight Brazil Open title of 2017? 
- Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas. 
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Ashwin, Jadeja jointly on top in ICC Test rankings


  • The Indian duo of-
    1. Ravichandran Ashwin and
    2. Ravindra Jadeja
    on Wednesday became the first set of spinners to be jointly ranked number one in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.
  • Jadeja has caught up with Ashwin in the rankings after the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru which India won by 75 runs on the fourth day.
  • Jadeja's seven wickets in the match, which included a crucial six for 63 in the first innings, have helped him move up one rank to reach the top position for the first time in his career.
  • In the rankings for Test batsmen, Australia captain Steve Smith has maintained his reign at the top for 77 Tests.
  • India's win in the second Test assured them the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings on the April 1 cut-off date and a cash prize of $1million.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which two Indian bowler became the first set of spinners to be jointly ranked number one in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers? 
 - 1. Ravichandran Ashwin and
2. Ravindra Jadeja. 
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Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco to win first Dubai Championships title


  • Britain's Andy Murray saw off Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in straight sets to win the Dubai Championships for the first time.
  • The world number one dropped his first two service games but recovered to win 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 14 minutes.
  • It is Murray's first tournament win of 2017 and the 45th of his career, which will see him extend his lead over Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Dubai Championships title of tennis?
- Andy Murray. 
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Baichung Bhutia removed as AIFF advisor


  • Out of favour with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to differences in opinion, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is no longer advisor to both the AIFF and President Praful Patel.
  • Bhutia was roped in as advisor two years back and has since then been instrumental in bringing India coach Stephen Constantine back and also extending his contract till February 2018.
  • Bhutia, it was also learnt, wanted Colm Toal to take over as the India U-17 World Cup team coach after Nicolai Adam was shown the door.
  • But the AIFF decided to pencil in Portuguese Luis Norton de Matos instead.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was removed from the position of advisor to both the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and President Praful Patel recently? 
- Bhaichung Bhutia. 
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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m free pistol, Amanpreet silver


  • Jitu Rai and Amanpreet Singh win gold and silver, respectively in men’s 50m free pistol at the ISSF Shooting World Cup.
  • It was India’s first gold in the competition.Jitu’s winning score of 230.1 was a world record, while Amanpreet shot 226.9 to win silver.
  • The bronze went to Vahid Golkhandan of Iran, who shot 208.0.
  • The 29-year-old marksman, who made an eighthplace finish in the men's 10m air pistol final at the Rio Olympics, was languishing towards the bottom of the table in the initial stages of the final before he made a late surge to come into medal contention.
  • Jitu posted a final score of 216.7, which include poor shots such as just a score of 8.8 on his second attempt, tomake a third-place finish on podium.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which two Indian shooters won the  gold and silver, respectively in men’s 50m free pistol at the ISSF Shooting World Cup?
 - Jitu Rai and Amanpreet Singh. 
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Kohli, Ashwin win top BCCI awards


  • Virat Kohli will become the first player to receive the Polly Umrigar Award - given to the International Cricketer of the Year - for the third time, at the BCCI Annual Awards in Bangalore on March 8.
  • Kohli first received the award in 2011-12 and in 2014-15.
  • R Ashwin, the No. 1 ranked bowler and allrounder by the ICC in Tests, will become the first player to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award twice.
  • Ashwin first won the award, instituted to honour the best performance in the bilateral series between India and West Indies, after he was named the Man of the Series in the three-Test series in 2011.
  • Last year, Ashwin was again named the Man of the Series in the four-Test series in West Indies after he struck two centuries and finished with 17 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who will become the first player to receive the Polly Umrigar Award - given to the International Cricketer of the Year - for the third time, at the BCCI Annual Awards in Bangalore on March 8?
- Virat Kohli. 
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Rangaswamy Becomes First Woman to Be Honored BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award


  • Former Indian women's cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy has become the first female cricketer to be nominated for the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Rangaswamy will receive the award at the BCCI Annual Awards 2016-17 on March 8.
  • Rangaswamy was the first Indian women's cricket team captain and the first woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has become the first female cricketer to be nominated for the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award?
- Shantha Rangaswamy
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Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai to clinch maiden Hockey India League title


  • Last year’s finalists Kalinga Lancers made amends to lift their maiden Hockey India League title, defeating Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final.
  • Dabang Mumbai, who were leaders at the end of the league stage, could not find their best as Kalinga Lancers emerged victorious to claim the purse of Rs 2.5 crore. The runners-up received Rs 1.25 crore.
  • Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste of Germany, who has won three Olympic medals, converted two penalty corners and the team’s Australian import Glenn Turner scored a field goal to seal the issue. A field goal gets two points.
  • Fuerste and Turner also finished as the league’s joint highest scorers with 12 goals each in as many matches.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the  Hockey India League title? 
 - Kalinga Lancers. 
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R Ashwin breaks Kapil Dev's record for most Test wickets in home season


  • Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added yet another feather to his cap by becoming the highest wicket-taker in a home Test season.
  • Ashwin achieved the feat when he snared Mitchell Starc to bundle out Australia for 260 in their first innings on the second day of the ongoing first Test in Pune.
  • Ashwin who now has 67 wickets from 10 Tests - the most in a home season, surpassed legendary allrounder and former India captain Kapil Dev, who had 63 wickets from 13 matches in the 1979-80 season.
  • Meanwhile, Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the No.3 and No.4 spots with 54 wickets in 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons, respectively.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian bowler broke the Kapil Dev's record for most Test wickets in home season? 
 - R Ashwin. 
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ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar clinches bronze in 10m air rifle event


  • Pooja Ghatkar secured India’s first medal at the ongoing ISSF World Cup with a score of 228.8 in the final round.
  • Ghatkar clinched bronze with a score of 228.8 in the final round. China’s Mengyao Shi secured gold with a score of 252.1 - setting a new world record in the event.
  • The silver went to China’s Lijie Dong for a score of 248.9.
  • This was Ghatkar’s first World Cup medal. Earlier, she has won gold in the Asian Air Gun Championship in 2014.
  • The shooter narrowly missed an Olympic berth last year even after winning the bronze at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition as Ayonika Paul won silver.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian shooter secured India’s first medal at the ongoing ISSF World Cup with a score of 228.8 in the final round? 
 - Pooja Ghatkar. 
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Dohmen, Naomi named best hockey players of 2016


  • Olympic silver medallist John Dohmen of Belgium and retiring Netherlands star Naomi Van As were named the male and female Players of the Year for 2016, respectively, by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)
  • Britain's Olympic gold medallist Maddie Hinch was won the female Goalkeeper of the Year award while David Harte of Ireland was bagged the best goalkeeper in the world for the second year in a row among the men.
  • Maria Granatto from Argentina picked up the title of the female Rising Star of the Year.
  • The coaching team who guided the Britain women's team to their first ever Olympic gold medal were also recognised as Danny Kerry and Karen Brown were adjudged the male and female Coach of the Year respectively. Brown won the award for the second consecutive year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was named the male player of the Year for 2016, by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)? 
 - John Dohmen of Belgium. 
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Gopi, Athare win men's and women's races in New Delhi Marathon


  • Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi and Monika Athare won the men's and women's titles respectively, clocking impressive timings, in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon.
  • Gopi, who ran without much practice early in the season, clocked 2 hours, 15 minutes and 37 seconds, just a few seconds off his personal best of 2:15:25, to win the full marathon race in his first appearance.
  • Gopi, who is from Army Sports Institute in Pune, has already qualified for the World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August when he clocked 2:15:25 while finishing 25th during Rio Olympics.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the men's title, in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon?
 - Thanackal Gopi. 
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Saina Nehwal chosen as representative of IOC Athletes' Commission in BWF


  • Adding another feather in her cap, star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission (AC) last year, would be representing the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
  • She would join the BWF Athletes’ Commission as a representative of the IOC AC, the IOC said in a communication to Nehwal. Nehwal has received an official communication in this regard.
  • The Chair of BWF AC has informed others on the panel about Saina’s joining the BWF AC as a representative of the IOC AC.
  • In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Saina was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission soon after the Rio Olympics last year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been chosen as representative of IOC Athletes' Commission panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF)? 
 - Saina Nehwal.
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Kumar Sangakkara becomes second Asian to feature in 1000 matches


  • Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara is undoubtedly one of the finest left handed batsmen to have ever played the game.
  • Despite having retired from the international cricket over a year ago, the elegant batsman continues to play his trade in different T20 leagues around the world.
  • Currently, he is leading the Karachi Kings in the ongoing second edition of the Pakistan Super League.
  • On 23 February, when he stepped on the field for the Kings against the Quetta Gladiators, he entered the record books.
  • He became only the 16th player and the second Asian batsman to play 1000 professional matches.
  • He joined the elite list that has his former Sri Lanka team mate Mahela Jayawardene in the list. Mahela Jayawardene was the firstt Asian to accomplish the rare feat.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Sri Lankan cricketer becomes second Asian to feature in 1000 matches recently ? 
- Kumar Sangakkara. 
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