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Kapil Dev Inducted Into Legends Club 'Hall Of Fame'


  • Cricket icon Kapil Dev was inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame' in presence of former India captains ;
    1.Ajit Wadekar,
    2.Sunil Gavaskar and
    3. Nari Contractor
    at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai.
  • Dev, who led India to the emphatic World Cup victory in 1983, is considered as the country's greatest all-rounder.
  • He was presented with a citation by former India player and Legends Club President Madhav Apte.
  • Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, was also presented a citation by Wadekar. He was already inducted into the club's Hall of Fame on July 11, 2013.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian cricketer was inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'? 
- Kapil Dev.
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Indian Women Boxers Shine At Nations Cup In Serbia; Win Six Medals


  • The Indian Women’s boxing team went on to finish 3rd in the 6th Nations Cup in the Serbian city of Vrbas.
  • India finished 3rd just after;
    1. Kazakhstan and
    2. Russia
  • in the elite category wherein the tournament also featured ;
    1.School Girl,
    2.Junior and
    3.Youth Division competition.
  • The medal tally for India stands at one gold, four silver and four bronze.
  • The solo gold for India goes to Neeraj of Haryana.
  • This exceptional talent acquired the gold by defeating the top-seeded Jaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan.
  • This is Neeraj’s first International appearance.
  • The four silvers were acquired by;
    1. Sarjubala Devi (48 Kg),
    2.Priyanka Chowdhary(60kg),
    3.Pooja(69 Kg).
  • They lost to Russia’s Yulia Chumgalakova, Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volosenko, Valentina Khalzova respectively in their bouts.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The boxing championship of Nations Cup 2017 is organised in which country? 
- Serbian city of Vrbas. 
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Simbu, Kitur win Mumbai Marathon


  • 1.Tanzania's Alphonce Simbu won the men's  full marathon event while,
    2. Kenya's Bornes Kitur won the  women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday.
  • Simbu clocked two hours, nine minutes and 32 seconds to clinch the gold medal.
  • Kenya's Joshua Kirkorir took the second spot with a time of 2:09:50 in a tough competition.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the  women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on 15th of January 2017? 
 - Kenya's Bornes Kitur. 
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Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record for most centuries in successful chases


  • Team India's captain and batsman  Virat Kohli on Sunday (Jan 15) surpassed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's yet another milestone.
  • Kohli, batting for the first time as a full-time skipper, scored 122 off 108 deliveries against England in the first ODI at Pune and powered India to a historic win.
  • After slamming his 17th ODI hundred during the run chase, Kohli  also equalled Tendulkar's record of most ODI centuries, batting second.
  • He also broke Tendulkar's record in bringing up most successful centuries while chasing.
  • Kohli slammed a record 15th ODI century in successful chases and surpassed Tendulkar's previous record of 14 tonnes, which took India for a winning match.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's  record of most ODI centuries recently in the match against England? 
 - Virat Kohli. 
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Parthiv Patel stars in Gujarat's maiden Ranji Trophy title win


  • Gujarat won Ranji Trophy title as they rode on Parthiv Patel’s innings of 143 to beat defending champions Mumbai by five wickets on the final day at the Holkar Stadium.
    1.Parthi and
    2.Manprit Juneja
    put up a 116-run stand after Gujarat were reduced to 89 for the loss of three wickets.
  • Gujarat became the 17th team to lift the title.
  • With this title, Gujarat have won the domestic titles in T20, one-day and Ranji.
  • They are only the fourth team to achieve this feat.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state of India won the Ranji Trophy in cricket? 
 - Gujarat. 
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India reach their best FIFA ranking in over a decade


  • The Indian national football team moved up six places to the 129th position in the latest FIFA rankings, its best ranking since December 2005, when it was at the 127th position.
  • Notably, the Indian team has won nine of its last 11 matches, which has helped it jump 42 places in less than two years.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The Indian national football team moved up six places to which position in the latest FIFA rankings recently? 
 - 129th position. 
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Sarita Devi, will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional


  • Former world and Asian champion, L Sarita Devi, will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional when she takes on seasoned Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her first bout in Imphal, Manipur on January 29, organisers announced on Thursday.
  • After Vijender Singh put India on the map of professional boxing, the 31-year-old Sarita will follow suit but her initiation in the professional ranks is expected to be tough as Zsofia has 59 professional bouts to her credit, with 19 victories.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian female boxer will mark her drive as India’s first woman boxing professional when she takes on seasoned Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her first bout in Imphal, Manipur on January 29
 - L Sarita Devi
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Sachin Tendulkar-inspired cricket game


  • ‘Sachin Saga Warm Up’ launched JetSynthesys, a digital and technology company, today announced the launch of a game on cricket, ‘Sachin Saga Warm Up’ under its gaming arm Playizzon.
  • The company is associated with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who trains the players to gain expertise in playing the game.
  • Sachin Saga Warm Up is a batting game, where players across the globe can compete in real time.
  • This 2 minute powerplay allows users to get assistance from Sachin himself on shot selection based on where the ball pitches and what kind of delivery it is.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which company launched the game ‘Sachin Saga Warm Up’? 
 - JetSynthesys
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Eight-year-old Kashmiri boy becomes national boxing champion


  • An eight-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri has won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship at the national level.
  • Abbu Ammaz, a class 2 student was felicitated by the district authorities and the civil administration as well as by the police.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian boy has won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship at the national level? 
 - Abbu Ammaz, 
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Pankaj Advani wins Kolkata Open National Snooker C'ship


  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship.
  • The 16-time world champion defeated Aditya Mehta 5-1, who won the previous two editions of the tournament in 2015 and 2016.
  • Notably, this was Advani's maiden title win at the Kolkata Open.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017? 
 - Pankaj Advani 
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USA's Carli Lloyd wins 2nd straight best female player award


  • USA women's football team captain Carli Lloyd was named as FIFA's Best Female footballer of the year for the second straight time, during The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
  • Lloyd, who plays for American football club Houston Dash, is a World Cup winner and a two-time Olympic gold medal winner.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was named as FIFA's Best Female footballer of the year for the second straight time? 
- Carli Lloyd 
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Claudio Ranieri wins Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year


  • Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri won the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award after beating ;
    1.Portugal's Fernando Santos and
    2. Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane
    on the shortlist.
  • Ranieri beat strong competition from Zidane, who led his Real Madrid side to their 11th UEFA Champions League title in his first season as a manager and also won the 2016 UEFA Super Cup and 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
  • Silvia Neid won the Best Women's Coach award after Germany won the Olympics gold medal.
  • It's the third time she has been honoured by FIFA after winning the World Women's Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award? 
 - Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri
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Cristiano Ronaldo is crowned Fifa’s Best Player in the World


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Fifa’s Best Player in the World – before aiming a cheeky dig at his great rival Lionel Messi.
  • The Real Madrid man beat off Barcelona’s Messi, who wasn’t at the event, and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to collect the award.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been named Fifa’s Best Player in the World award ? 
 - Cristiano Ronaldo
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9 La Liga players in FIFA FIFPro World XI


  • Five Real Madrid players and four Barcelona players were included in the 2016 FIFA FIFPro World XI, along with ;
    1.Juventus player Dani Alves and
    2.Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel NEUER.
  • The five Real Madrid players are ;
    1.Sergio Ramos,
    2.Marcelo,
    3.Luka Modric,
    4.Toni Kroos and
    5.Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • On the other hand, Barcelona's four players were announced to be ;
    1.Gerard Pique,
    2.Andres Iniesta,
    3.Luis Suarez and
    4.Leo Messi.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
How many Real Madrid players were included in the 2016 FIFA FIFPro World XI? 
- Five. 
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Novak Djokovic ends Andy Murray’s winning run to clinch Doha title


  • Novak Djokovic brought world No 1 Andy Murray’s 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha on Saturday to retain the Qatar Open title in a three-set thriller.
  • Serbian Djokovic won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a high-quality, action-packed match between the two best players in the world lasting almost three hours.
  • It is Djokovic’s 25th career victory over Murray and puts down an early-season marker against his great British rival, before the Australian Open.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Qatar Open title? 
 - Novak Djokovic
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Rohan Bopanna-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan win Chennai Open doubles title


  • Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, playing only the second time together, notched up a memorable victory in a historic all-Indian doubles final, as they outplayed compatriots Divij Sharan and Purav Raja in the Chennai Open.
  • It is the first time that an Indian team has clinched the Chennai Open trophy since the legendary Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi took the title in 2011.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Chennai Open doubles title? 
 - Rohan Bopanna-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 
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Velavan Senthilkumar wins British Junior Open Under-19 Squash title


  • Velavan Senthilkumar created history by winning the first-ever all-Indian Boys’ Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield.
  • India also secured the bronze medal in this category after 9/16th seeded Adhitya Raghavan finished third.
  • In the 91-year history of this event, considered the world’s second most prestigious junior tournament after the World Championships, this was the first time two Indians faced off in a summit clash.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the first-ever all-Indian Boys’ Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield?
 - Velavan Senthilkumar
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Olympic champion David Rudisha to be Mumbai Marathon Ambassador


  • Reigning Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 15.
  • He retained his Olympic 800m title with an imperious display at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August with a run of 1:42.15, the fastest time in the world.
  • He took the gold in London four years before in a world record 1:40.91.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who will be the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 15
 - David Rudisha
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Sania Mirza wins Brisbane International title


  • Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title.
  • She ended up losing the World No.1 crown to her partner.
  • Sania Mirza held the No.1 ranking in doubles for 91 weeks.
  • Her position was taken over by Mattek-Sands.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Brisbane International women’s doubles title?
- Sania Mirza
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Virat Kohli named captain of Indian ODI, T20 teams


  • Virat Kohli has been named India's limited-overs captain following a meeting of the selection committee on Friday to announce the squad for the England series beginning January 15.
  • Former skipper MS Dhoni has been included as wicketkeeper-batsman in the squad, which also features Yuvraj Singh.
  • Suresh Raina has been named in the T20I squad but has been excluded from ODIs.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as the captain of Indian ODI, T20 teams? 
 - Virat Kohli 
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