Archive For The “Sports Current Affairs 2018” Category

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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