Sports: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Nov 15, 2017
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    Revamped Khelo India programme aiming to mainstreaming sports for individual development, community development, economic development, and national development was approved by Cabinet. … (284 more words) …

  • Jun 21, 2017
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    Virat Kohli has topped the list of recently released ICC ODI batting rankings and leave behind AB de Villiers of South Africa and David Warner of Australia. Kohli had ranked at top spot but only for just four days in… (251 more words) …

  • Jun 18, 2017
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    Rafael Nadal of Spain has created history by winning French Open title continually for the 10th time, this year he has bitten Stan Wawrinka from Swiss with 6 - 2, 6 - 3, 6 - 1 score and this… (286 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada duo have won maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy by beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld of German and Colombian Robert Farah in the final.

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada

    Rohan Bopanna of… (276 more words) …

  • Jun 8, 2017
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    Manika Batra and Mouma Das pair have created history become the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals in the World Table Tennis Championship held in Dusseldorf. Previously the event was held in 2015 at Suzhou and in 2019 world… (213 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    Only four Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina got place in ESPNs most 100 famous active athletes in the world. Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo has stolenthe first place of the list.

    Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese footballer Christiano… (168 more words) …

  • Jun 5, 2017
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    Virat Kohli become only Indian cricketer to get ranked in top 10 l of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs because he managed to third spot in the ODI batsman’s chart. The top three batsmen in the list are:

    1. De… (198 more words) …
  • Jun 3, 2017
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    C. A Bhavani Devi has won a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament and with this achievement she becomes first Indian to win it. She has bagged gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship… (152 more words) …

  • May 22, 2017
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    Arjun Maini has created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a GP3 race. The 19-year-old triumphed in Barcelona three days after joining Haas F1 team as a development driver. Arjun Maini is supported by JK Racing and TVS… (292 more words) …

  • May 18, 2017
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    Former India women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals as the right-arm fast bowler surpassed the world record held by Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia.

    Image of top wicket taker Goswami

    Image of top wicket taker Goswami

    Image of top… (273 more words) …

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    The Indian national football team scaled further heights to break into the top 100 of FIFA rankings, FIFA world football rankings for the first time in 21 years. India rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia… (257 more words) …

  • Apr 2, 2017
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    India’s special athletes gave an impressive performance and won 73 medals in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria from March 14 - 25. The tournament, India took its tally to 73 medals by winning 8 - 0 against… (147 more words) …

  • Mar 28, 2017
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    Indian Wells - Roger Federer defeated fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka to claim a record-equaling fifth ATP title at the Indian Wells Masters. He is defeated Stan Wawrinka 6 - 4, 7 - 5 in an all-Swiss final at the Indian… (166 more words) …

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    Cheteshwar Pujara created history when he registered the longest Test innings for any Indian in Test cricket, in terms of balls. His 202 off 525 balls in the first innings during the third test – match against Australia at Ranchi.… (225 more words) …

  • Mar 20, 2017
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    Sports Minister Vijay Goel Announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to address the grievances and complaints of women sports persons in India at the occasion of international women’s Day.

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel

    Highlights:… (179 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Indian shooter Jitu Rai won a gold medal in 50m men’s air pistol event in the International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF World Cup. Rai will be competing in the 10m and 50m categories, and will be one of India’s biggest… (243 more words) …

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    Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won men’s title in second edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon. While Monika Athare claimed honors in women’s section. Half marathon title won by G Lakshamanan. Manju Yadav won women’s half marathon title.… (179 more words) …

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    Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as ‘Captain of Year’ at 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards. While England’s Ben Stokes won Test Batting Performance of the Year Award. West Indians topped chart with awards for Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite… (228 more words) …

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    Saina Nehwal was appointed a member of International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission (AC) last year. She is joining Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission as a representative of IOC AC.

    Saina Nehwal Badminton player India

    Saina Nehwal Badminton player India

    Saina Nehwal Badminton player… (162 more words) …

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    Indian Women’s team settled for silver at Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Vientiane, Laos. The team participated under aegis of Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU). Seven teams that participated in this tournament played on a Round Robin basis.

    India wins silver at the Asian Sevens Trophy

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    81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament held in Patna, Bihar. Sourabh Verma wins men’s singles crown. Rituparna Das wins women’s title. The top seeded pair of Satwik Sai Raj R and Maneesha K took mixed doubles crown with a… (230 more words) …

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    India will host two international events in 2017: FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship. FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will held in Bengaluru. FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship will be held in October.

    India to host FIBA Women's Asia Cup basketball tournament

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    Pankaj Advani clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker Championship title. Advani won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways in a one-sided final. He became only Indian men’s cueist to be holder… (300 more words) …

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    The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) declares that India will be home to World Billiards Championships for next four years. Last year, prestigious tournament was held in Bengaluru.

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

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  • Mar 17, 2017
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    India’s Fanatic Sports Museum (FSM) opened to public in Kolkata. It is presented jointly by sports historians Boria Majumdar and industrialist Harsh Neotia. India has two other cricket museums, one in Pune and other in Chennai.

    Boria Majumdar's sports museum in Kolkata

    Boria Majumdar’s sports museum… (222 more words) …

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    Wesley So won the 79th edition of prestigious Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. In 13th and final round 23-year-old chess player from United States beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi with black pieces. He finished with… (221 more words) …

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    India bagged three titles at tournament. Shuttler PV Sindhu awarded to her first title of 2017 at Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships. Sameer Verma emerged victorious in men’s section of tournament. The mixed doubles pair of N. Sikki… (253 more words) …

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    The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted TOP committee. Committee’s objective is to identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Games are under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee… (242 more words) …

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    Indian batting star Virat Kohli became fastest to complete 1, 000 runs as ODI skipper in third ODI against England in Kolkata. Kohli achieved milestone in 17 innings, beating AB de Villiers’s record. Villier, South African skipper had scored 1000… (181 more words) …

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    Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury. Saina Nehwal won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017. She defeated Thailand shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in final.

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 prize

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold… (185 more words) …

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    Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament. In 10th and final round of tournament, Amonatov settled for a draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh. He scored 8.5 points out of a… (213 more words) …

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    Indian women boxers started off 2017 on a high with good showing at the season-opening Nations Cup in Serbia. Five medals have been assured by Indian boxers after four of them entered the semi-finals while one made the final of… (252 more words) …

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    Gujarat won its maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champion Mumbai by five wickets in the final match held at the Holkar stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Mumbai has won the Ranji title for record 41 times in the… (207 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National-level competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children. It is The Delhi leg of the competitions, organized by Sports Authority of India. Minister also presented medals to the winners of… (266 more words) …

  • Jan 12, 2017
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    The Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee. The committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players. Sreejesh’s role will be to seek and provide feedback to the… (211 more words) …

  • Jan 10, 2017
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    Virat Kohli took over leadership for the upcoming limited-over series against England. Mahender Singh Dhoni resigned as the skipper of the ODI and T20 team of Indian cricket. Indian test captain and star batsman Virat Kohli selected to lead the… (174 more words) …

  • Jan 8, 2017
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    Indian tennis ace 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 will… (225 more words) …

  • Jan 7, 2017
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    The first half remained impressive for the hosts; the second half was absolutely one-sided. There was only the India women’s football team dominating all aspects of play. Sajid Dar’s women army overpowered Bangladesh with a 3-1 score in the SAFF Women’s… (183 more words) …

  • Dec 27, 2016
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    Arjun Bhati bagged the first position in the Kids Golf World Championship after defeating South Africa’s Methu Denish during the three-level final match in Malaysia. Out of the 21 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured the first position… (274 more words) …

  • Dec 18, 2016
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    Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

    IBSF World Billiards Championship held at the KSBA

    IBSF… (201 more words) …

  • Dec 17, 2016
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    With 25,000 people cheering the team on in a stadium that could accommodate just 15000, the boys did just that and were crowned world champions. Junior Indian men’s hockey team beat Belgium. This was India’s first title in 15 years… (206 more words) …

  • Nov 30, 2016
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    After seven - year - old boy Hashim Mansoor, from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has brought laurels to not only the state but India as well by winning gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship.

    Hashim Mansoor win Asian Youth Karate Championship

    Hashim Mansoor win Asian Youth Karate… (184 more words) …

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    District Magistrate of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj scripted history by becoming the first ever-serving Indian bureaucrat to win a Gold medal at the highest level of any sporting event in the Asian Para-Badminton Championships that held in… (180 more words) …

  • Nov 29, 2016
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    Indian boxer Sachin Singh won the gold medal at the AIBA (International Boxing Association) Youth World Championships in the 49 kg weight class. In the summit clash held at St Peterburg (Russia), Sachin Singh defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba by… (156 more words) …

  • Nov 16, 2016
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    ICC has decided to organize first-ever women’s World T20 in 2020. After having led West Indies Women to victory in the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on Sunday, Stafanie Taylor was picked as the captain of the team for ICC… (174 more words) …

  • Nov 15, 2016
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    International Master Padmini Rout won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. She scored a hat trick after winning the championship in 2014 and 2015.Padmini played out a hard fought draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) teammate Eesha… (170 more words) …

  • Nov 14, 2016
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    Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar smashed the 12-year old national senior record in high jump with a leap of 2.26m on the inaugural day. He managed to win the gold in the under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd… (302 more words) …

  • Nov 13, 2016
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    The Carrom World championship is held every four years and this year’s edition is considered the largest so far with over 15 countries participating in the elite event including USA, Germany, Canada, France, and Italy. The first day starts with… (152 more words) …

  • Nov 3, 2016
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    The Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament was won by Pratul Joshi- Indian shuttler in the men’s singles category. He won the finals played at Segayya in Bahrain by beating his brother Aditya Joshi with 21-17, 12-21 and 21-15 score.

    Image of Pratul Joshi

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  • Nov 6, 2016
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    Indian Women’s hockey team won the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. This was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in this tournament. India was playing in the final for the second time in the tournament.

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

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  • Oct 22, 2016
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    Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations until they abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations.

    Supreme Court requested the Lodha Committee to appoint an… (200 more words) …

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    2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38-29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup… (321 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs proposed addition of sports in the coordinated master list of infrastructure sub-sectors. Union Ministry of Finance gave approval.The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had moved this proposal to address insufficiency… (92 more words) …