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Abhijit Sarkar appointed Vice President of Asian Hockey Federation


  • The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Abhijit Sarkar as it’s new Vice Chairman and also the Chairman of the AHF Commercial and TV Committee with immediate effect.
  • Abhijit Sarkar has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar for last 24 years, where he led the group in promoting various sports in India by sponsoring both the Indian National Cricket Team as well as the Indian National Hockey Team.
  • Sarkar has served as the Head of ;
    1. Corporate Communications,
    2. Corporate Affairs and Relations, and
    3. the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar.
  • His ability to form and execute strategies relating to the promotion of sports in India has played a major role in his appointment as the Vice President of AHF.
  • Abhijit Sarkar has also been deeply involved in the development of Indian hockey in recent times, as under his leadership Sahara India bought the Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ franchise in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL).
  • Earlier this year, Sahara had also renewed its sponsorship with Hockey India until 2021 which includes promoting both the men’s and women’s senior and junior teams.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed Vice President of Asian Hockey Federation? 
 - Abhijit Sarkar. 
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India win 'Handball-on-skates' World Championship.


  • India won the men's Roll Ball World Cup Championship as they beat Iran 8-7 in the final on Wednesday.
  • India also won the tournament in the women's category, defeating Iran 6-4 in the final.
  • Roll Ball is a combination of ;
    1. roller-skating,
    2. handball, and
    3. basketball,
    it was invented by an Indian sports teacher Raju Dabhade in 2003.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the men's Roll Ball World Cup Championship as they beat Iran 8-7 in the final? 
 - India. 
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Jo Wilfried-Tsonga beats David Goffin to win Rotterdam Open


  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga engineered a comeback to defeat David Goffin at the Rotterdam Open and earn a first ATP title.
  • Tsonga moved up to 11th in the world rankingsGoffin, playing his second ATP final in a row after losing in Sofia to Grigor Dimitrov, is set to become the first Belgian man to enter the world top 10.
  • In Buenos Aires, Japan's world number five and top seed Kei Nishikori suffered a surprise defeat by Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open final.
  • Ukraine's Dolgopolov won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 on the clay to win his third ATP title and first in five years.
  • American Ryan Harrison beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-1 6-4 to win his first ATP title at the Memphis Open.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Rotterdam Open? 
 - Jo Wilfried-Tsonga. 
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Virat Kohli first Indian sportsperson to ink Rs 100-cr deal with Puma


  • Virat Kohli became the first Indian sports personality to strike a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand.
  • Kohli signed an eight-year deal with sports apparel brand Puma worth Rs 110 crore. The Indian cricket captain is now set to join the likes of;
    1. Usain Bolt,
    2. Asafa Powell and
    3. Thierry Henry,
    among others, as a global ambassador for the brand.
  • The long-term deal could potentially cover Kohli’s remaining career with the Indian team.
  • A bulk of the endorsement deal, estimated between Rs 12 crore to 14 crore annually, is locked up in fixed payout.
  • Only Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been in the Rs 100-crore club through multi-year contracts with talent management agencies, but they have never been signed by a single brand for such a big amount.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who became the first Indian sports personality to strike a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand?
 - Virat Kohli.
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India bag silver medal at women’s Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy


  • India won the silver medal at the women’s Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy having won five matches and lost one.
  • In the seven-nation round-robin competition, India defeated;
    1. Laos 22-7,
    2. Philippines 12-5,
    3. Nepal 43-0 and
    4. Malaysia by 26-12.
  • On the second day, India defeated Pakistan by 5-0 and in the last match were beaten by South Korea by 0-29.
  • As per Asia Rugby’s tournament statistics, Indian Hupi Majhi was one amongst the top three Try Scorers of the tournament and Meerarani Hembram was the third highest in the conversions.
  • The sterling performance that this power-packed team of women has showcased at an international level has made India proud.
  • Tremendous potential for women’s rugby to grow heaps and bounds in our country and make our mark globally.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India won which medal at the women’s Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy? 
 - Silver. 
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Ace shuttler PV Sindhu attained her career best BWF women’s singles ranking, jumping to the fifth spot.


  • Sindhu, who was previously on the sixth spot, surged ahead of Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, to attain her career best ranking.
  • Saina Nehwal, who stayed put at No. 9, is the second Indian in the top 10 spots of the BWF rankings, which is headed by Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei.
  • Meanwhile, Spain’s Carolina Marin remains the only non-Asian in the top 10 spots of the BWF women’s rankings.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who attained her career best badminton women’s singles ranking, jumping to the fifth spot? 
- PV Sindhu. 
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Norman Isaac becomes first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate


  • Norman Isaac has become the first Indian ever to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD).
  • The sport’s worldwide governing body recently confirmed the appointment after Isaac, along with a select few aspirants from across the globe, successfully cleared a battery of tests at Doha, Qatar.
  • As a TD, he will be assigned to any country except his own and will be responsible for conduct of an entire event, ranging from actual competition management to every related aspect from media arrangements to logistics.
  • As a FIBA Commissioner, conferred with the title at Muscat, Oman in 2006, his earliest assignments were in 2009 for the FIBA Asia girls under-16 years tournament in Pune and the FIBA Asia women’s championship at Chennai.
  • In 2001, he became a FIBA Referee and officiated in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2002 and the FIBA Asia championship at Singapore in 2004.
  • In 2015, the BFI appointed him as its Chairman, Technical Commission.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has become the first Indian ever to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD)? 
- Norman Isaac. 
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Haryana wins Rs 1 crore Kabaddi championship


  • Haryana won the first edition of the three-day Pandit Deen Dayal Updhyay All India National Style Kabaddi championship held at Motilal Nehru School of Sports here.
  • Haryana defeated the Railways team 33-27 to clinch the title.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) beat Air India 45-37 to secure the third position.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar felicitated the players for their performances and gave away cash prizes of;
    1. Rs 1 crore,
    2. Rs 50 lakh and
    3. Rs 25 lakh
    to the top three teams.
  • This is the highest prize money for any kabaddi event in the country.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state won the first edition of the three-day Pandit Deen Dayal Updhyay All India National Style Kabaddi championship? 
 - Haryana. 
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Jehan Daruvala wins New Zealand GP, finishes fifth in Toyota series


  • Jehan Daruvala won the Toyota Racing Series’ New Zealand Grand Prix at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand, on Sundayto finish the 2017 championship on a high.
  • Jehan, who started from pole, led through the race to the chequered flag in the main feature race, and the third of the weekend action.
  • There are only two Grands Prix, outside of Formula 1.
  • Macau has the distinction of hosting one, while the other happens to be the New Zealand Grand Prix.
  • Jehan Daruvala now holds the distinction of being the only Indian driver to register a win at a Grand Prix, having won the New Zealand Grand Prix at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild.
  • Jehan will compete in the FIA F3 European Championship in 2017.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
 Who won the Toyota Racing Series’ New Zealand Grand Prix at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand? 
 - Jehan Daruvala. 
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Kush Bhagat awarded CM title by World Chess Federation


  • Kush Bhagat, a second grade student from Hill Spring International School, was awarded the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Chess Federation body, FIDE.
  • For his tremendous performance in UAE, Kush has been bestowed with this honour by FIDE.
  • The title comes after a range of admirable performances by him, over the span of last six months, beginning with his conquest of;
  • 1. U-7 Maharashtra State Championship 2016 title to becoming the World Schools Under 7 Blitz champion in Sochi (Russia), and
  • 2. finally his performance, with three gold medals at the first ever Western Youth Chess Championship 2016 at UAE.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was awarded the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Chess Federation body, FIDE?
- Kush Bhagat. 
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Germaine de Randamie crowned 1st featherweight champ at UFC 208


  • Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision at UFC 208 to become the first UFC women’s featherweight champion.
  • The 32-year-old de Randamie (7-3) dropped to her knees in celebration as the Barclays Center crowd booed the end of a lackluster bout.
  • De Randamie, a Dutch kickboxer who also fought in Strikeforce, said she needed surgery on one of her hands after the fight.
  • Holm (10-3) has lost three straight bouts since she became the first fighter to defeat Ronda Rousey in December 2015.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was crowned 1st featherweight champ at UFC 208? 
 - Germaine de Randamie. 
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R Ashwin becomes fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets


  • R Ashwin became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets, achieving the milestone in his 45th Test match.
  • By doing so, the Indian all-rounder surpassed Dennis Lillee’s record, where the former Australian right-arm fast had achieved the milestone in 48 matches.
  • Ashwin reached his 250th wicket by dismissing Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim in the one-off Test match Hyderabad.
  • Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan managed to take 250 wickets in 51 Tests, Pakistan’s Waqar Younis achieved the milestone against South Africa in his 51st match while India’s Anil Kumble claimed his 250th wicket in his 55th Test match against New Zealand.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets, achieving the milestone in his 45th Test match? 
 - R Ashwin. 
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Diego Maradona to get ambassador role with FIFA


  • Diego Maradona is getting an ambassador's role with FIFA.
  • The governing body wants to ensure the Argentina great "has a major role in FIFA's activities to promote the game across the globe," including with its Legends team.
  • FIFA says the 56-year-old Maradona will be involved in "relevant development projects."
    Maradona announced his new role on Thursday, hailing FIFA as "clean and transparent" under president Gianni Infantino.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which footballer is getting an ambassador's role with FIFA? 
 - Diego Maradona. 
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India beat Pakistan to win second straight T20 World Cup for Blind title


  • Defending champions India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the final of the T20 World Cup for Blind to lift their second straight title.
  • Chasing 198, India sauntered to the target at the loss of just one wicket to score 200/1 in 17.4 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
  • India and Pakistan entered the summit clash on the back of a terrific run in the league stage.
  • Chasing 198, India sauntered to the target at the loss of just one wicket to score 200/1
  • Prakash Jayaramaiah top scored for India with an unbeaten 99.
  • Opener Prakash Jayaramaiah top scored for India with an unbeaten 99, laying a solid platform for the chase.
  • With his opening partner and captain Ajay Kumar Reddy (43), he added 110 runs for the first wicket. Ketan Patel, who came in at no 3, was retired hurt for 26 but Jayaramaiah continued his assault on the Pakistan bowlers finishing with 15 fours in his 60-ball 99.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India defeated which country by nine wickets in the final of the T20 World Cup for Blind to lift their second straight title?
 - Pakistan. 
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Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup unveiled


  • With just 238 days remaining for the start of the tournament, the official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, 'Kheleao' was unveiled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • In a glittering ceremony attended by Sports Minister Vijay Goel, the chairman of the Local Organising Committee and AIFF president Praful Patel, the young and charismatic face of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, a clouded leopard called Kheleo, was introduced to hundreds of football fans.
  • The clouded leopard is an endangered wild cat whose habitat extends from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia.
  • Kheleo will participate in numerous activities in the run-up to the first-ever FIFA tournament to be hosted by India, which will be played from October 6 to 28 this year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup? 
 - Kheleao. 
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Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score four double-centuries in four straight series


  • Virat Kohli breaks another record as he becomes first to score four double tons in four consecutive Test series.
  • Kohli scored his fourth double century for India against Bangladesh in Hyderabad on Friday.
  • All of these have come after June last year. That is just seven months! Four double centuries in just seven months and Kohli has done that effortlessly.
  • He became the second captain to score four double centuries for his country. He also became the first player to score double tons in four consecutive Test series.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who becomes the first batsman to score four double-centuries in four straight series? 
 - Virat Kohli. 
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Delhi batsman becomes 1st to score 300 in T20s at any level


  • Twenty-one-year-old Delhi batsman Mohit Ahlawat has become the first batsman to score a triple hundred in a T20 match at any level.
  • Ahlawat, who has represented Delhi in Ranji Trophy, scored an unbeaten 300 off 72 balls in a local T20 tournament at Delhi's Lalita Park. Ahlawat smashed 39 sixes and 14 fours in his knock.
  • The 21-year-old wicketkeeper batsman, playing for Maavi XI, scored the record 300 not out in a local T20 tournament - Friends Premier League, at Delhi's Lalita Parkagainst Friend's XI.
  • Mohit's unbeaten knock came off just 72 balls, which included 39 sixes and 14 fours.
  • His effort led his side to 416 in 20 overs. Mohit's teammate Gaurav contributed 86 off 39 balls as Maavi XI won the match by 216 runs.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Delhi batsman has become the first batsman to score a triple hundred in a T20 match at any level? 
 - Mohit Ahlawat. 
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Sports Minister Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gujarat


  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence for Para Sports Gandhinagar.
  • This will be the first ever training facility in the country dedicated to para athletes.
  • The Center of Excellence is being set up at an estimated budget of over Rs 50 crores.
  • It will have world class facilities where para athletes can train for various international competitions including;
    1. Asian Games,
    2. Commonwealth Games and
    3. Olympic Games.
  • It will also act as a classification center for para athletes.
  • The Center will also hold;
    1. seminars,
    2. educational programmes and
    3. workshops
    throughout the year with the help of International Paralympic Committee.
  • The Center will have ;
    1. a fully air conditioned indoor hall,
    2. fully air conditioned elite hostel of 100 beds,
    3. 20 VIP accommodation for foreign guest which will also be air conditioned and open land for warm-up.
  • The entire project will be constructed by CPWD in coordination with various experts and consultants having full accessibility as per the norms of IPC.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Sports Minister Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence for Para Sports in which city? 
 - Gandhinagar. 
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India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in July in Bengaluru


  • India will host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July, Basketball Federation of India announced.
  • The continental flagship tournament for women will be held here from July 23 to 29.
  • India has also been given another continental level tournament — the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship — which will be held from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad.
  • This will be the first time since 2009 that India will host a major FIBA (International Basketball Federation) event.
  • In 2009, the BFI was allotted the same two Championships —
    1. The 1st FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Girls in Pune and
    2. The 23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Chennai.
  • Fourteen teams will compete in both the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and the U-16 Women’s Asian Championship, with ;
    1. Eight teams in Division A (which include new Oceania teams Australia and New Zealand) and
    2. Six in lower Division B.
  • India is in Division B in both the Senior and U-16 events.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which country will host FIBA U-16 Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July? 
- India. 
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Table Tennis Nationals: Sharath Kamal, Madhurika Patkar Win Singles Titles


  • Madhurika Patkar won the women's singles crown for the first time in the 78th 11Even Sports Table Tennis Senior National Championships.
  • Sharath Kamal bagged his seventh national crown in the 78th 11Even Sports Table Tennis Senior National Championships.
  • Sharath beat an equally weary Soumyajit Ghosh 4-2 and Madhurika downed six-time national champion Poulomi Ghatak 4-0 at the Manesar Sports Club.
  • Sharath made a good beginning but Ghosh came back to take the next. The pattern continued until the fourth, but in the fifth, Sharath accelerated and increased the lead with considerable pace.
  • In the women semi-finals, Poulomi disposed of sixth seed Pooja Sahasrabuddhe 4-0, while Madhurika stopped defending champion Manika Batra 4-2.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the women's singles crown for the first time in the 78th 11Even Sports Table Tennis Senior National Championships? 
 - Madhurika Patkar.
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