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1. 12thSouthAsianGames2016
HostcitiesGuwahati(Assam)andShillong(Meghalaya)
MottoisPlayforPeace,ProgressandProsperity
Nationsparticipating8,Athletesparticipating2,672
MascotTikhor(babyRhino)
Indiaendedupasoverallchampionswithrecord308medals(Gold188,Silver90andBronze30).FollowedbySri
Lanka(186)andPakistan(106Medals)
Indiaalsocompletedwinning1000goldmedalsinSouthAsianGames.
Nepalwillhostthe13thSouthAsianGames(SAG)in2018.
2. 12thSouthAsianGames2016willbejointlyhostedbyGuwahatiandShillongfromFebruary616,2016.TIKHOR,aonehorned
rhinowillbrmascotofthegames.Logooftheeventisaflowerwitheightpetalsrepresenting8participatingnations.
3. 12thSouthAsianGameswillbeheldinGuwahatiandShillongfromDecember1020,2015.
4. 12thUWWWorldWrestlingChampionships2015(LasVegasUnitedStates)
RussiaToppedwith14Medals.USASecondwtih7MedalswhileTurkeyThirdwith6Medals.
Indiaranked24thwithOnebronzemedalinMens74kgFreestylewonbyWrestlerNarsinghPanchamYadav.Healsowona
placeinIndianSquadin2016RioOlympics.
5. 13thAsianShootingChampionshipsinKuwait(Qatar)
Important
Women's10mAirPistolIndia'sHeenaSindhuwonGoldandShriNivethaParamananthamwonGoldinJunior
Individual.
Men's50mPistolJituRaiwonSilverinIndividualCategory.
Others
Women's25mPistolChinkiYadavWonBronzeinJuniorIndividual.
Men's25mStandardPistolShigvamShuklawonGoldinJuniorIndividual.
Men's50mRifleProneSwapnilKusalewonGoldinJuniorIndividual.
Men's10mAirRifleAkhilSheoranwonGoldandPrashantPrashantwonBronzeinJuniorIndividual.
Women's50mRifleProneGaayathriIthyanadamwonSilverinJuniorIndividual.
Women's10mAirRiflePrachiGadkariwonBronzeinYiuthIndividual.
shooterbecamefirstIndianSeniorPlayertowonsilverin50metrepistoleventat13thAsianShootingChampionshipin
Kuwait(Qatar).Injuniorevents,IndiawonfoursilverandtwoBronze.
6. 14theditionofHomelessWorldCup2016startedinGlasgow(Scotland).Itisanannualfootballtournamentfocusingon
advocatingaglobalawarenessabouthomelessness.SlumSocceralsopartneredwithTataTrustsandFootballPlayersAssociation
ofIndia(FPAI)forIndiasparticipationinworldcup.SlumSoccerorganizationusesfootballasatoolforsocialupliftmentof
downtroddenandatriskyouth.
7. 15yearoldcricketerPranavDhanawadecreatedworldrecordbyscoring1009runs(notout)inHTBhandariCup,anunder16
interschooltournamentinMumbai(Maharashtra).
8. 15thIAAF(InternationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations)WorldChampionshipsinAthleticsBeijing(China)
1933Atheletesfrom206countriesparticpiatedin47Events.
Kenyatoppedthemedaltallyforthefirsttime,FollowedbyJamaicaonsecondandUSAatThird.
HostChinawas11th.Russia,theoverallwinnerof2013endedat9thplace.
Indiastayedat65thplaceinoverallmedaltallywithnomedalswon.However,India'sLalitaBabarfinishedeighthin3000m
steeplechase(Obstacle)eventandearnedonepointforIndia.Thisonepointgaveindia65thplaceinmedaltally.
Indiahaswononly2medalsinall15Athleticsworldchampionshipsheldsofar.BothbylongjumperAnjuBobby
George.Onebronzewaswonbyherin2003championshipsinParisandonegoldmedalin2005championshipsin
Monaco.
UsainBolt(Jamaica)won3goldsin100mand200meventsandasapartof4*400mrelay.
Next(16th)IAAFworldAthleticsChampionshipswillbeheldinLondonin2017.
MedalTallyTop10Countries
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kenya 7 6 3 16
Jamaica 7 2 3 12
USA 6 6 6 18
GreatBritain 4 1 2 7
Ethiopia 3 3 2 8
Poland 3 1 4 8
Canada 2 3 3 8
Germany 2 3 3 8
Russia 2 1 1 4
Cuba 2 1 0 3

9. 17theditionofFIFAunder17WorldCupfootballtournament2017willbehostedbyIndia.ItwillbefirsttimeIndiawillhostan
internationalfootballcompetition.
10. 2015CommonwealthYouthGamesinApia(capitalofSamoa)
1000Atheletesfrom63NationsParticipatedinNineEvents.
25Indianathletespartipatingineightdisciplines.
11. 2015MTBHimalayaBikeRace
LuisLeaoPinto(Portugal)woninMenandCatherineWilliamson(UK)woninwomen'scategory.
12. 2015WTAFinalswomen'stennistournamentatSingapore
SinglesAgnieszkaRadwanska(Poland)wonbydefeatingPetraKvitova(CzechRepublic).
DoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)andSaniaMirza(India)defeatedSpainsGarbineMuguruzaandCarlaSuarez
Navarro.
13. 2015WorldArcheryChampionships
OrganizedinCopenhagen(Denmark).623Competitorsfrom96nationsParticipated.
SouthKorearemaiedatthetopwith9Medals.Denmarksecondwith2Medals.
Indiawon2SilverMedals.OnebywomensrecurvearcheryteamconsistingofLaxmiraniMajhi,DeepikaKumari,andRimil
Buriuly.OthersilvermedalwaswonbyRajatChauhannthecompoundcategory.
14. 2016AllEnglandSuperSeriesBadmintonChampionships
Men'sSinglesLinDan(China)wonbydefeatingTianHouwei(China)
WomenssinglesNozomiOkuhara(Japan)wonbydefeatingWangShixian(China)
MensDoublesRussianpairVladimirIvanovandIvanSozonovwonbydefeatingJapanesepairHiroyukiEndoandKenichi
Hayakawa.
WomensDoublesJapanesepairMisakiMatsutomoandAyakaTakahashiwonbydefeatingChinesepairTangYuantingand
YuYang
MixedDoublesIndonesianPraveenJordanandDebbySusantodefeatedDenmark'sJoachimFischerNielsenand
ChristinnaPedersen
15. 2016BrisbaneInternationalTennis
Men'sSinglesMilosRaonic(Canada)
Women'sSinglesVictoriaAzarenka(Belarus)
Men'sDoublesHenriKontinen(Finland)/JohnPeers(Australia)
Women'sDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)/SaniaMirza(India)
16. 2016CommonwealthJudoChampionshipsheldinSouthAfrica.IndiawillhostCommonwealthJudoChampionshipsinJaipur
(Rajasthan)in2018.
17. 2016DubaiATPTennistitle
Men'sSunlgesStanWawrinka(Switzerland)wonbydefeatingMarcosBaghdatis(Cyprus)
WomensSinglesSaraErrani(Italy)wonbydefeatingBarboraStrcov(CzechRepublic)
MensDoublesItalianpairofSimoneBolelliandAndreasSeppi
WomensDoublesChuangChiajung(ChineseTaipei)andDarijaJurak(Croatia)
18. 2016SwissOpenGrandPrixGoldbadmintontournament
Men'sSinglesHSPrannoy(India)
WomensSingleHeBingjiao(China)
MensDoublesKimAstrupandAndersSkaarupRasmussen(Denmark)
WomensDoublesShizukaMatsuoandMamiNaito(Japan)
19. 2016SwissOpenGstaad,amen'stennistournamenthasbeenwonbySpainishplayerFelicianoLopez.HedefeatedRobinHaase
ofNetherlands.
20. 2016SyedModiInternationalGrandprixGoldChampionshipBadmintonTitle
MenssinglesKidambiSrikanthbydefeatingHuangYuxiangofChina.
WomenssinglesTitleSayakaSato(Japan)wonbydefeatingSungJiHyun(SouthKorea).
21. 2016WimbledonChampionshipswinners(130thedition)
MensSinglesAndyMurray(Britain)wonbydefeatingCanadasMilosRaonic.ItwashissecondWimbledontitleafter2013.
WomensSinglesSerenaWilliams(USA)wonbydefeatingGermanysAngeliqueKerber.ItisWilliamsseventhWomens
SinglesWimbledontitle(2002,2003,2009,2010,2012and2015)andoverall22ndGrandSlamtitle.
MensDoublesFrenchpairofPierreHuguesHerbertandNicolasMahutdefeatedFrenchpairJulienBenneteauand
douardRogerVasselin.
WomensDoublesUSApairofSerenaWilliamsandVenusWilliamsdefeatedTmeaBabos(Hungary)andYaroslava
Shvedova(Kazakhstan).
MixedDoublesHenriKontinen(Finland)andHeatherWatson(UK)defeatedRobertFarah(Colombia)andAnnaLena
Grnefeld(Germany).
22. 2019AFCAsianCuptobehostedbyUnitedArabEmirates(UAE).Itisaquadrennial(oncein4years)mensfootball
championshiporganisedbyAsianFootballConfederation.
23. 3memberIndianwomen'sarcheryteamcomprisingDeepikaKumari,BombaylaDeviandLaxmiraniMajhinamedforRio
Olympicsafterseveralselectiontrials.
24. 34thNationalRowingChampionshipsheldinHyderabad(Telangana).
25. 56theditionofNationalInterStateSeniorAthleticsChampionships2016startedinHyderabad(Telangana).Itsaqualifying
eventforRioOlympics.
26. 59thNationalShootingChampionshipsinNewDelhi
ElizabethSusanKoshyGoldinWomen's50mRifle3Positions
VijayKumarGoldincentrefirepistol
GurpreetSingh25mstandardpistol
PembaTamangRapidfirepistol
AchalPratapSinghGrewal25msportspistol
ApurviChandelaGoldin10metreAirRifle
ChainSinghGoldin50mrifle3position
27. 6thSeniorMensNationalHockeychampionship2016wonbyRailwaySportsPromotionBoard(RSPB)bydefeatingHockey
Punjab.
28. 73rdSeniorNationalSquashChampionship(heldinMumbai(Maharashtra))
MenssinglesSauravGhosalwonbydefeatingHarinderpalSinghSandhu(hewonthistitlefor11thtime).
Women'sSinglesDipikaPallikalKarthikwonbydefeatingJoshnaChinappa.
29. 9thInternationalAbilympics(IA)GamesstartedatBordeaux,France.Abilympics,coinedfromOlympicsofabilitiesofpersons
withdisabilities,isaglobalworkskillscompetitionheldeveryfouryears.
30. AustraliaGreenwonHopmanCup28theditionbydefeatigUkraineinAustralia.
31. AcheerfulwhitetigercubSoohoranghasbeennamedasofficialmascotforSouthKoreas2018PyeongchangWinterOlympics.
32. AbhinavBindrawongoldin10mAirRifleeventinAsianAirGunChampionships(NewDelhi).GurpreetSinghwonsilvermedal.
33. AccordingtoBadmintonWorldFederation(BWF)rankings,IndianSirilVermaisbeenrankedasWorldNo.1injuniormen's
singlescategory.
34. AditiAshokwonSinghaThailandAmateurGolfChampionship.
35. AditiChauhanbacameFirstIndianfootballertoplayEnglishleaguefootball.ShemadeherdebutforwomensteamofWestHam
UnitedaffiliatedwithWestHamUnitedFC.
36. AirIndiawonGuruTeghBahadurHockeytitlebydefeatingArmyXI31.
37. AjayJayaramofIndiawon2015DutchOpenMensSinglesbadmintontitlebydefeatingEstoniasRaulMust.
38. AmericanGolferJordanSpiethhasbeennamedasPGATour'sPlayerofYear.
39. AndhraPradeshwonbidtohost2019NationalGames.
Goawillhostingnext(36th)NationalGamesin2016.
NationalGamesareheldonceintwoyears,yearfornextnationalgames(37th)isadjustedto2019afterAndhraPradeshs
request.
40. AndyMurray(UK)received2015BBCSportsPersonalityoftheYearawardinLondon.
41. AnilKumbleresignedasChiefMentorofIndianPremierLeague(IPL)teamMumbaiIndians.
42. AnirbanLahiribecamefirstIndiangolfertoqualifyforaPresidentsCupandwillbepartofInternationalTeamin2015
championshipstobeheldatIncheoninSouthKoreainOctober2015.
43. Argentina'sLionelMessiwon2015BallondOrawardforworldsbestfootballplayerforrecordfifthtime.USAsCarliLloydwon
women'sworldplayeroftheyearaward.
44. ArmaanEbrahimwon2015FMSCIMotorsportsManoftheYearTrophybyFederationofMotorSportsClubsofIndia.
45. AshokKumarbecamefirstIndianKabaddiRefreetoofficiatein2016RioOlympicGames.
46. AsianBoxingChampionships2015inBangkok(Thailand).
India'sVikasKrishanwonSilverwhileShivaThapa,DevendroSinghandSatishKumarwonbronzemedals.
47. AsianYouthChessChampionships2015(SuwonSouthKorea)
Indiastayedatopwith17medals(5Gold,5Silverand7Bronze)outoftotal36Medals.
Iranwassecond(7Medals)andVietnamwasthird(4Medals).
48. AthleticWorldChampionshipmedalistAnjuBobbyGeorgeandnationalbadmintoncoachPullelaGopichandhavebeenmade
membersofKheloIndia,nationalprogrammefordevelopmentofsportsinIndia.
49. AustraliawithdrewfromUnder19CricketWorldCupTournamenttobeheldinBangladeshduetosecurityreasons.
50. Australiawon201415MensHockeyWorldLeagueFinalbydefeatingBelgium.FinalwasplayedinRaipur(Chhattisgarh).
51. Australiawon2016ChampionsTrophyofHockeybydefeatingIndiaby31score.ItwasplayedinLondon(UK).
52. Australiawon25thSultanAzlanShahHockeyTournament2016bydefeatingIndiainIpoh(Australia).ItwasNinthSultanAzlan
ShahHockeyTournamentTitleforAustralia.
53. AustraliawonTransTasmanCricketTrophyagainstNewZealandandbecameWorldNumber1inICCTestranking.
54. AustraliawonfirsteverdaynightTestmatchatAdelaideOvalwithapinkKookaburraballagainstNewZealand.
55. AustralianCricketerShaneWatsonannouncedretirementfromTestcricket.
56. AustralianFastBolwerClintMcKayannouncedretirementfrominternationalcricket.
57. AustralianOpen2016
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)bydefeatingAndyMurray(UK)
Women'sSinglesAngeliqueKerber(Germany)bydefeatingSerenaWilliams(UnitedStates)
Men'sDoublesJamieMurray(UnitedKingdom)/BrunoSoares(Brazil)
Women'sDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)/SaniaMirza(India)
MixedDoublesElenaVesnina(Russia)/BrunoSoares(Brazil)
58. AustralianOpenBadminton2016
Men'sSinglesHansKristianVittinghus(Denmark)wonbydefeatingJeonHyeokJin(SouthKorea)
Women'sSinglesSainaNehwal(India)wonbydefeatingSunYu(China)
59. AustraliancricketerMichaelClarkeannouncedretirementfromInternationalCricketafterongoingAshesseries.
60. AustraliancricketerShaneWatsonannouncedretirementfromallformsofInternationalCricketafterendongoingICCWorld
Twenty202016.
61. AustralianfastbowlerMitchellJohnson(age34)hasannouncedhisretirementfromallformsofinternationalcricket.
62. AustraliangolferAdamScottwon2016WGCCadillacChampionshipatFlorida(USA).
63. BCCIAwards20142015
C.K.NayuduLifetimeAchievementSyedMujtabaHussainKirmani
PollyUmrigarAwardViratKohli(CricketerofTheYear)
A.ChidambaramTrophyforBestCricketerAlmasShaukat(Under23),AnmolpreetSingh(Under19),ShubmanGill
(Under16)
A.ChidambaramTrophyBestWomanCricketer:MithaliRaj(Sr),DevikaVaidya(jr)
LalaAmarnathAwardforBestallrounderJalajSaxena(RanjiTrophy),DeepakHooda(DomesticLimitedOvers)
MadhavraoScindiaAwardHighestScorerinRanjiTrophyRobinUthappa(Karnataka)
MadhavraoScindiaAwardHighestWicketTakerinRanjiTrophyRVinaykumar,ShardulThakur
BestUmpireInDomesticONandan
BestOverallPerformanceKarnatakaStateCricketAssociation
64. BCCInominatedViratKohliforprestigiousRajivGandhiKhelRatnaAward2016andAjinkyaRahaneforArjunaAward.
65. BCCIwillhostitsfirsteverdayandnightcricketTestwithpinkballduringNewZealandtourtoIndiain2016.
66. BWFBadmintonWorldChampionships2015(Jakarta(Indonesia))
ChinaStayedattopoftablewith6Medals,Indonesiaissecondwith4Medals.
India'sSainaNehwalwonSilveraftergettingdefeatedbyCarolinaMarin(Spain).
67. BadmintonPlayerNanduNatekarbecamefirstnonCricketertobeinductedintoLegendsClubfoundedbylateCricketClubof
India(CCI)presidentRajSinghDungarpur.
68. BangladeshwonSouthAsianFootballFederation(SAFF)under16title2015(VenueBangladesh)bydefeatingIndia.
69. BarcelonaFCwon2015FIFAClubWorldCupforrecordthirdtime.FinalmatchwasplayedatInternationalStadiumYokoham
inJapanandBarelonaFCDefeatedRiverPlateFCby30goals.
70. BarcelonaopenTennis2016
Men'sSinglesRafaelNadaldefeatedKeiNishikoriofJapan.
Men'sDoublesBobBryanandMikeBryanofUSA.
71. BasantBahadurSinghRanawongoldinmens50kmracewalkeventin3rdeditionofNationalRaceWalkingChampionshipsin
Jaipur.
72. BeijingOlympicsgoldmedalistandaceshooterAbhinavBindraJoinedSalmanKhanasIndia'sGoodwillAmbassadorforRio
Olympics2016.
73. BirhanuLegesefromEthiopiaandCynthiaLimofromKenyahavewon2015DelhiHalfMarathoninmensandwomens
categoriesrespectively.
74. BoardforCricketControlinIndiaassignedtitlesponsorshipofIndianPremierLeague(IPL)toBrazilianmobilecompanyVivo.
75. BoardofControlforCricketinIndia(BCCI)bannedPakistaniumpireAsadRaufforfiveyearsinIPLafterbeingfoundforguilty
corruptpractices.
76. BoardofControlforCricketinIndia(BCCI)enteredinto4yearpartnershipwithHyundaiMotorsasanassociatesponsorforall
internationalmatchesathome.
77. BoardofControlforCricketinIndiaexcludedBarabatistadiuminCuttack(Odisha)fromnewlydeclaredTestvenuesafterfans
recentlyhurledplasticbottledontogroundforcingmatchtostop.
78. BrazilianracingdriverPietroFittipaldiwon2015MRFChallengeFormula2000inSriperumbudur(TamilNadu).
79. Britainwon2015DavisCuptennisbydefeatingBelgiuminBelgium.
80. BritainwonSultanofJohorHockeyCupbydefeatingIndianjuniormen'shockeyteaminMalaysiaa.
81. Britain'sTysonFurycrownednewworldheavyweightchampionafterwinningVladimirKlitschkoofUkrainewhosufferedhis
firstdefeatsince2004.
82. BritishboxerAnthonyJoshuawon2016InternationalBoxingFederation(IBF)heavyweighttitle.
83. BritishtennisstarAndyMurraywonQueen'sClubtournamentforrecordfifthtime.HedefeatedMilosRaonic(Canada).
84. CarolinaMarinofSpainwon2015BWFFemalePlayeroftheYearAward.ChinasChenLongwonprizeinMaleCategory.
85. CharlotteEdwards,Englandswomencricketteamcaptainannouncedherretirement.
86. ChennaiyinFCwonsecondeditionofIndianSuperLeague(ISL)FootballtournamentbydefeatingGoaFC.
87. ChhattisgarhcapitalRaipurwillhost2015FinalofsecondeditionofFIHWorldHockeyLeaguetobeheldNovember6
December2015.
88. Chilewon2016CopaAmericaFootballtournamentbydefeatingArgentinainapenaltyshootout.HostcountrywasUSA.
89. ChinaOpen(badminton)2015
Women'sSinglesLiXuerui(China)wonbydefeatingIndia'sSainaNehwal
Men'sSinglesLeeChongWei(Malaysia)wonbydefeatingChenLong(China)
Men'sDoublesKimSaRangandKimGijung(SouthKorea)
Women'sDoublesYuYangandTangYuanting(China)
90. ChinaOpenTennis2015
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)defeatedRafaelNadal(Spain).
Women'sSinglesGarbineMuguruza(Spain)defeatedTimeaBacsinszky(Switzerland).
Men'sDoublesVasekPospisil(Canada)andJackSock(UnitedStates)defeatedDanelNestorofCanadaandEdouard
RogerVasselinofFrance.
Women'sDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)andSaniaMirza(India)defeatedchina'sHaoChingChanandYungJan
Chan.
91. ChinaandIndonesiawonBadmintonAsiaTeamChampionshipsinwomenandmenscategoriesrespectivelyinHyderabad.
92. Chinaqualifiedfor2016BrazilOlympicsbywinningInternationalBasketballFederation(FIBA)AsiaChampionshipbydefeating
Philippines.
93. ChinawonUberCupbadmintonchampionshipbydefeatingIndiainChina.Itwaschina's14thUbercuptitle.
94. CincinnatiMastersTennis2015
Women'sSinglesSerenaWilliams(USA)wonsecondtitleafterdefeatingSimonaHalepofRomania.
Men'sSinglesRogerFederer(Switzerland)wonforseventhtimebydefeatingNovakDjokovicofSerbia.
95. CoalIndiabecometitlesponsorfor3editionsofHockeyIndiaLeaguebeginning2016.TournamenthassixfranchisesDelhi,
UttarPradesh,Mumbai,Ranchi,OdishaandPunjab.
96. CricketerRohitSharmaalongwithGraphicIndiawilllaunchanewenvironmentalsuperheroteamcalled'HyperTygers'.
97. CricketerRohitSharmabecamecoownerofProWrestlingLeagueteamUPWarriors.
98. CricketerSachinTendulkarhasbeenmadeIndiasgoodwillambassadorforthe2016RioOlympics,alongwithActorSalman
KhanandOlympicshootingchampionAbhinavBindra.
99. CricketerViratKohlibecamecoownerofUAERoyalsInternationalPremierTennisLeagueteam.Theteamwillbeledbytennis
aceRogerFederer.
100. CricketerViratKohliisnamedasBrandAnbassadorofPremierFutsal,anewerandshorterfiveasidevariantofsoccer
(football).World'sfirstmultinationalFutsalleaguewillbeheldin8IndiancitiesfromJuly15to24,2016.
101. CricketrsAjitChandilaisbannedforlifewhileHikenShahbannedforfiveyearsforinvolvementinmatchfixingactivities.
102. CyprianKotutfromKenyawon40thParismarathoninMen'sCategory.Women'stitlewaswonbyVisilineJepkesho(Kenya).
103. CzechRepublicdefeatedRussiatoretainFedCupTennisTitle,playedinCzechRepublic.
104. DannyWillettfromEnglandwon2016USMastersGolftournament.
105. DefenceAcquisitionCouncilapprovedmajorchangesinnewDefenceProcurementProcedure(DPP)2016.
Itallowsgovernmentfundsupto90%ofdevelopmentcoststoprivatecompaniestopushresearchandinnovation.
Anewcategorywillbecreatedtopromotedomesticmanufacturinganditwillbemandatoryfor40%ofcontenttobe
sourcedlocally.
ValidityofAcceptanceofNecessityhasbeenbroughtdowntosixmonthsfromearlieroneyear.Itwillhelpthedefenceforces
toissuetendersfaster.
106. DelhiAcerswonmaidenPremierBadmintonLeaguetitlebybeatingMumbaiRockets.
107. Delhiwon20thLloydBusinessTodayProAmofChampionsgolftournament.
108. DelhisIndiraGandhiInternationalAirport(IGIA)won3internationalawardsfor2015byAirportsCouncilInternational(ACI)
withscoreof4.96/5.AwardsareNumberoneairportforconsecutivesecondyearin25to40MillionPassengersPerAnnum
(MPPA)category,Bestairportbysize&regionAsiaPacificandSecondbestairportbyregion(AsiaPacific).
109. DenmarkOpenBadminton2015
Men'sSinglesChenLong(China)wonbydefeatingHongKong'sWeiNan.
Women'sSinglesChinasXueruiLiwonbydefatingPVSindhuofIndia.
Men'sDoublesChinesePairofFuHaifengChinaandZhangNandefatedSouthKoreanLeeYongdaeandYooYeonseong.
Women'sDoublesChinesePairofWangXiaoliandYuYangdefatedSouthKoreanShinSeungchanandJungKyungeun.
MixedDoublesChinesePairofXuChenandMaJindefatedSouthKoreanKoSunghyunandKimHana.
110. DipaKarmakarbecameFirstIndiangymnasttobenamedaGymnastedeClasseMondaile(Worldclassgymnast)by
InternationalGymnasticsFederation(FIG).
111. DirectorGeneralofNationalCadetCorps,GeneralAniruddhaChakravartyinauguratedNCCNationalGames2015inDelhi.
Gamewillwitnessapprox2000cadetsfrom17statedirectorates.
112. DiscusthrowerSeemaPuniaqualifiedforRioOlympicswitha62.62mthrowatPatYoungsThrowersClassic2016atSalinasin
USA.Shecrossed61MetreOlympicsqualificationstandard.
113. DominicThiem(Australia)wonAssociationofTennisProfessionals(ATP)ArgentinaOpen2016bydefeatingNicolasAlmagro
(Spain).
114. EmilyKristinePedersenofDenmarkwonHeroWomen'sIndianOpenGolf2015.
115. EnglandCricketAwards2016
JoeRootwon3awardsTestPlayeroftheYear,LimitedOversPlayeroftheYearandFans'PlayeroftheYear.
AnyaShrubsolewomen'scricketeroftheyear
CallumFlynnbestcricketerwithadisability.
DavidLloydspecialachievementaward,forhis50yearstintasaplayer,umpire,commentatorandcoach.
116. EnglandCricketerJamesTaylorannouncedhisretirementatageof26duetoillhealth.
117. EnglandcricketerAlastairCookbecameyoungestCricketertoscore10000testruns.Heachievedthisatageof31years,during
testmatchagainstSriLanka.
118. EnglandwillhostWomen'sCricketWorldCup2017whilefinalwillbeplayedatLord's.
119. England'scricketerMatthewHobdenpassedaway.
120. EugenesonLyngdohwonMen'sandBalaDeviwonWomen's2015AllIndiaFootballFederation(AIFF)PlayeroftheYear
Awardsrespectively.
121. FCBarcelonawerecrownedLaLigachampionsforsecondstraighttimeand24thtimeoverall,aftertheydefeatedFCGranada.
122. FIFA(FdrationInternationaledeFootballAssociation)Rankings2015.
IndiaRanked172ndintotal207Nations.
Top10are
Rank Team Points

1 Belgium 1440

2 Germany 1388

3 Argentina 1383

4 Portugal 1364

5 Chile 1288

6 Spain 1287

7 Colombia 1233

8 Brazil 1208

9 England 1179

10 Austria 1130

123. FIFAWorldRankingsAugust2015released
ArgentinaremainingNo1inWorld,followedbyBelgium(second)andGermany(Third).
Indiawith161pointsretainedits156thpositioninFIFAWorldrankings.
BiggestupwardmovebypointsAlbania(166pointsup).
BiggestdownwardmovebypointsGermany(185pointsdown).
BiggestupwardmovebyrankJamaica(21ranksup).
BiggestdownwardmovebypointsrankSerbia(23ranksdown).
124. FIFAbannedNepal'sfootballchiefGaneshThapafor10yearsforcorruption.
125. FederationInternationaledeFootballAssociationsuspendedKuwaitFootballAssociation(KFA)forinterferenceofgovernment
officialsinrunningofthesport.
126. FederationofIndianChambersofCommerceandIndustry(FICCI)namedLongdistancerunnerLalitaBabarasSportsPersonof
YearinSportsAwards2015duringTurf201516.ShehasrecentlyqualifiedforRioOlympicsin3000msteeplechaseevent.
127. FerraridriverSebastianVettelfromGermanywon2015SingaporeGrandPrixofFormulaOne.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September
Russia 11October
USA 25October
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

128. FirstWorldIndigenousGamesstratedinPalmas(Brazil)witharound2000indigenousathletesbelongingtodifferent
indigenousethnicgroupsfrom30countries.
129. FootballclubMohunBagan'sstrikerJejeLalpekhluanamedasFootballPlayersAssociationofIndia(FPAI)PlayerofTheYear.
130. FormerCricketerAnilKumbleisnamedasbrandambassadorofRaipurRangersChampionsTennisLeagueTeam.
131. FormerPakistaniCricketerInzamamulHaqhasbeenmadeAfghanistanCricketcoachfor2years.
132. FormerSouthAfricanCricketerJacquesKallisappointedasHeadCoachofKolkataKnightRidersIPLTeam.
133. FormerSouthAfricancricketerMickeyArthurisappointedasPakistancricketteamsheadcoach.
134. FormerSriLankacaptainMahelaJayawardeneawardedwithanhonorarylifemembershipofMaryleboneCricketClub(UK).
135. FrenchOpen2016
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)defeatedBritainsAndyMurray.ItwasDjokovics12thmajortitleandhebecamethe
firstmansinceRodLaverin1969toholdallfourGrandSlamsatonce.
Women'sSinglesGarbineMuguruza(Spain)wonbydefeatingSerenaWilliams(USA).
Men'sDoublesSpanishpairofFelicianoLpezandMarcLpezwonbydefeatingBobBryanandMikeBryanpairfrom
USA.
Women'sDoublesFrenchpairofCarolineGarciaandKristinaMladenovicdefeatedRussianpairofEkaterinaMakarova
andElenaVesnina.
MixedDoublesLeanderPaes(India)andMartinaHingis(Switzerland)wonb6ydefeatingSaniaMirza(India)andIvan
Dodig(Croatia).
136. GermanfootballteamcaptainBastianSchweinsteigerretiredfromnationalteam.
137. GoldenStateWarriorsguardStephenCurrynamedasNBA(NationalBasketballAssociation)'sMostValuablePlayerforsecond
straightyear.
138. GoogleDeepMind'sGoplayingArtificialIntelligenceAlphaGodefeatedSouthKorea'stopplayerLeeSedol.
139. GordonReid(GreatBritain)wonfirsteverWimbledonwheelchairtennismenssinglestitle2016bydefeatingSwedensStefan
Olsson.
140. GovernmentmergedRajivGandhiKhelAbhiyan(RGKA)withKheloIndiaProgrammefordevelopmentofsports.RGKAwasa
centrallysponsoredschemelaunchedbyUPAgovernmentin2014.UrbanSportsInfrastructureScheme(USIS)andNational
SportsTalentSearchScheme(NSTSS)werealsomergedunderKheloIndia.
141. Governmentpermittedjallikattu,TamilNadustraditionalbulltamingsport,aheadofthePongalfestival.Itwasprohibitedin
2011.
142. GovernmentwilllaunchMission11Milliontoengagemorethan11millionchildreninactivitiesrelatingtoFootballinOctober,
2016.NotethatFIFAU17FootballworldcupwillbeheldinIndia.
143. GuangzhouInternationalWomen'sOpen2015
SinglesJelenaJankovi(Serbia)wonbydefeatingCzechRepublic'sDenisaAllertova.
DoublesIndoSwissPairofSaniaMirzaandMartinaHingiswonbydefeatingXuShilinandYouXiaodi.
144. GujaratwonVijayHazareCricketTournamentbybeatingDelhi.
145. GurmeetSinghbecamefirstIndianathletetowingoldmedalinAsian20Kilometer(km)RaceWalkChampionshipsinJapan.
146. GurpreetSinghSandhubecamefirstIndianfootballplayertoplayinUEFAEuropaLeague,afterbeingnamedinNorwegianclub
StabaekFCssquadforqualifyingmatchagainstConnahsQuayNomadsFCinEuropaLeague.
147. HerbalifeInternationalIndiaenteredintoatwoyearpartnershipwithIndianOlympicAssociationtobeofficialnutrition
sponsorofIndianOlympiccontingenttoRioDeJaneiroOlympics2016.
148. HimachalPradeshwon41stAllIndiaElectricityBoardKabadditournament2016bydefeatingPunjab.
149. HockeyChampionsTrophy2016
MenAustraliawonbydefeatingIndia.Itwasaustralia's14thtitle.
WomenArgentinawonbydefeatingNetherlands.Itwasargentina's7thTitle.
150. HockeyIndiasecuredpartnershipswithNationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC)forHockeyWorldLeague(HWL)final,
NationalMineralDevelopmentCorporation(NMDC)asprincipalpartnerandSouthEasternCoalfields(SECL)asfirstofficial
partnerforHockeyWorldLeague(HWL)tobeheldinRaipurfrom27Novemberto6December2015.
151. HockeyIndiasigneda3yearMemorandumofUnderstandingwithSportsAuthorityofIndiatosethockeyastopsportofthe
country.
152. HockeyplayerGurbajSinghhasbeensuspendedfor9monthsforindulgingingroupismandcreatingdisharmonywithinthe
team.
153. ICCCricketforGood,UnitedNationsChildren'sEmergencyFund(UNICEF)andBCCIlaunchedclinicsduringICCWT20Host
CityTour,aimingtobuildasocialmovementforsanitationacrossIndia.
154. ICCWorldT20Cricket2016
Men'sWestIndieswonbydefeatingEngland.ItssecondT20titleforWIaftertheywonitfirstin2012.
Women'sWestindieswonBydefeatingAustralia.
155. ICCsuspendedHongKongallrounderIrfanAhmedfor2.5yearsasheadmittedtobreachtheICC'sAntiCorruptionCode.
156. ISSF(InternationalShootingSportFederation)JuniorWorldCupheldinSuhl(Germany).
157. ITF(InternationalTennisFederation)WorldChampions2015
Women'sSinglesSerenaWilliams(UnitedStates)6thTime
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)5thTime
WomensDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)andSaniaMirza(India)
MensDoublesJeanJulienRojer(Netherlands)andHoriaTecau(Romania)
JuniorWorldChampionsDalmaGalfiofHungary(Male)andUSAsTaylorFritz(Female)
158. IWAS(InternationalWheelchairandAmputeeSports)U23WorldGamesheldinPrague(CzechRepublic).India'spara
swimmerNiranjanMukundanwoneightmedalsinthesegames,includingthreegolds.
159. IndiaHostedCommonwealthYouth,JuniorandSeniorWeightliftingChampionshipsinPune,Maharashtra.6Indianplayersof
RailwayswonmedalsMatsaSantoshi,PunamYadav,Chanu,ShriS.SatishSivalingamwongold,andS.MirabaiChanuwonsilver
andMinatiSethiwonBronze.
160. IndiaCementswonMoinudDowlahGoldCupCricketTournament2015bydefeatingHyderabadXI.
161. IndiaFinished4thinCommonwealthJudoChampionship2016inPortElizabeth(SouthAfrica)with12Medals(5Gold).South
Africastayedattopwith266Medals(65Gold).
162. IndiadefeatedPakistantowinfirstBlindT20AsiaCupinKochi(Kerala).
163. Indiajumped11placestooccupy152ndspotinlatestworldfootballrankingsissuedbyFIFA.
164. IndianamedParveenRanaasareplacementfordopetaintedwrestlerNarsinghYadavforRioOlympicsin74kgfreestyle
category.NarsinghYadavhasbeenfoundbguiltyinadopetest.
165. Indiawillhost2016KabaddiWorldCuptobeheldinOctober2016.
166. IndiawillhostCommonwealthJudoChampionshipsinJaipur(Rajasthan)in2018.
167. IndiawillhostICCWorldTwenty20TournamentsofMenandWomenin2016.Men'seventwillhavetotalprizemoneyof$5.6
millionandprizemoneyforwomen'seventwillbe$400,000.
168. Indiawillhostworld'sfirstMixedMartialArts(MMA)'SuperFightLeague'fromAugust26toOctober1,2016.Thisleaguewill
featureeightteamsDELHI,UttarPradesh,Mumbai,Haryana,Bangalore,Punjab,PuneandGoa.
169. Indiawon2015SouthAsianFootballFederation(SAFF)championshipforrecordseventhtime.Infinalsplayedat
Thiruvanantapuram(Kerala),IndiadefeatedAfghanistanby21score.
170. Indiawon2016AsiaCupT20Crickettrophyfor6thtimeafterbeatingBangladesh.ManoftheseriesSabbirRahman
(Bangladesh).MostrunsSabbirRahman(176)Bangladesh.MostwicketsAlAminHossain(11)(Bangladesh).
171. Indiawon2016AsianNationsCupChessbydefeatingVietnaminAbuDhabi.
172. IndiawonfourmatchMen'sHockeyseriesagainstNewZealandby21.
173. India's17yearoldAditiAshokbecameyoungesteverandfirstIndianwinnerofLadiesBritishAmateurgolfchampionshipat
Leeds(UnitedKingdom).
174. India'sAnirbanLahiriwonHiltonAsianTourGolferoftheYearaward.
175. India'sBiliardsplayerPankajAdvaniwonAsian6RedSnookertitleinAbuDhabi.Hebecamefirstinworldtoholdbothworld
andcontinentaltitlesin6redsnookeratsametime.
176. India'sDurgaThakurhasbeenpromotedtointernationaloutdoorumpirebyInternationalHockeyFederation(FIH).
177. India'sJehanDaruvalawon2016LadyWigramTrophymotorrace,whichisoneofNewZealand'sprestigioussportsevents.
178. India'sPankajAdvaniwonIBSFWorldSnookerChampionshipbydefeatingChinasXingtong.Itis15thWorldTitleforPankaj.
HebecamefirstpersontowinbothBilliardsandSnookerWorldTitlesinsameyear.
179. India'sPankajAdvaniwonhis14thWorldBilliards'TitllebydefeatingAustralia'sPeterGilchrist.
180. India'sUnder19CricketerRishabhPantmadefastestU19internationalhalfcentury(18balls)againstNepal.
181. India'sWrestlingEntryforRioOlympics,NarsinghYadavfaileddopetestafterhewastestedpositiveforabannedsubstance
steroid.Besides,ShotPutterInderjeetSinghalsofaileddopeTest.
182. India'smen'sandwomen'steamshavewonbothcategoryschampionshiptitlesatthirdAsianKhoKhochampionshipinIndore,
BeatingBangladeshinbothcases.
183. India'stennisplayerSakethMyneniwon2015VietnamOpenbydefeatingAustraliasJordanThompson.
184. India1'sKumaravelPremKumarwonsilverinlongjumpinAsianIndoorAthleticsChampionshipsinDoha(Qatar).
185. Indian4x100mwomensrelayteambroke18yearoldnationalrecordtofinish4thatIAAFWorldChallengeinBeijing(China).
TeamincludedDuteeChand,SrabaniNanda,HMJyotiandMerlinJosephclocked44.03secondstofinishrace.
186. IndianAirForce(IAF)won2015BabaFaridGoldCuphockeytitlebydefeatingArmyXI.
187. IndianBadmintonPlayerBSaiPraneethwon2016CanadaOpenGrandPrixBadmintontitlebydefeatingLeeHyunIIofSouth
Korea.MensdoublestitlewaswonbyIndianpairManuAttriandBSumeethReddy.
188. IndianBadmintonPlayerPVSindhuwonMacauOpenforThirdTime.SheDefeatedJapansMinatsuMitani.
189. IndianBadmintonPlayerPusarlaVenkataSindhuwon2016MalaysiaMastersGrandPrixGoldBadmintontitlebydefeating
Scotland'sKirstyGilmour.
190. IndianBadmintonplayerSainaNehwalhasbeenrankedNo1inworld,leavingbehindCarolinaMarin(Spain)by2,180points.
ShealsosignedaINR25CroreDealwithmanagementcompanyIOSSports&Entertainment.
191. IndianBoxerVijenderSinghbecamefirstIndiantoscoreProBoxinghattrickbywinningthirdsuccessiveknockoutagainst
BulgariasSametHyuseinovinEngland.
192. IndianBoxerVijenderSinghrecordedhis5thconsecutivevictoryinProfessionalBoxingafterdefeatingMatiouzeRoyer(France).
193. IndianBoxingCouncil(IBC),alicensingbodyforprofessionalboxersinIndiahasbeengrantedaffiliationbyCommonwealth
BoxingCouncil.
194. IndianCrticketerViratKohlirankedasTopT20InternationalBatsmanbyICCbyreplacingAaronFinch(Australia).
195. IndianFieldathleteTintuLukawonsilvermedalin800metersinJosefOdlozilMemorialAthleticsMeetinPrague(Czech
Republic).
196. IndianGolferAnirbanLahiriwoninauguralHiltonAsianTourGolferoftheMonthaward.
197. IndianGolferShivShankarPrasadChawrasiawon2016HeroIndianOpeninNewDelhi.
198. IndianGrandMasterHarikaDronavalliwonbestwomen'splayerawardinEurasianBlitzchesstournamentinKazakhstan.
199. IndianHarikaDronavalliwonFIDEWorldOnlineWomenBlitzChampionshipinRome,Italy.
200. IndianMen'sHockeyTeamwonthreematchseriesoftheirEuropeanTour21againstFranceandSpain.Indiawononegame
againsteachofFranceandSpainandlostonegameagainstspain.
201. IndianOlympicAssociation(IOA)appointedInfinityOptimalSolutions(IOS)formanagingsponsorshipandpublicrelationsfor
IOAforallmajorevents.
202. IndianParaswimmerNiranjanMukundanwon8medalsatIWAS(InternationalWheelchairandAmputeeSports)U23World
GamesheldinPrague(CzechRepublic).
203. IndianRailwayswon32ndIndianOilSurjitHockeytournamentforfirsttimebydefeatingIndianOilMumbaiinfinalmatch
playedinJalandhar(Punjab).
204. IndianRailwayswon36thNationalChessteamChampionshipinOdishabydefeatingLifeInsuranceCorporation(LIC).
205. IndianShotputterManpreetKaurqualifiedfor2016RioOlympicsasshebrokenationalrecordduring55thNationalOpen
AthleticsChampionships.
206. IndianSquashPlayerJoshnaChinappawonwomenssquashtitleinVictorianOpeninMelbourne(Australia).
207. IndianSquashplayerJoshnaChinnappawonNSCIopenbybeatingHabibaMohmad(Egypt).MenssingleswaswonbyAdrian
WallerofEngland.
208. IndianTennisPlayerYukiBhambrienteredtop100worlwidewithrankof99.HeisfirstIndiansince2010toentertop100
club.
209. IndianWushuteamwon12medals(1gold,4silverand7bronze)atFifthInternationalParsWushuCupinTehran(Iran).L.
BudhachandraSinghwongoldbydefeatingMasodAnsariofIran.
210. IndianarcherAbhishekVermawongoldmedalbybeatingIranianEsmailEbadiinWorldArcheryChampionships(Poland)
2015.
2015ArcheryWorldCupis10theditionoftheannualArcheryWorldCuporganisedbyWorldArcheryFederation.
Itconsistsof4preliminarystages(Legs)andFinalstobeheldinMexicoCity.LocationsareFirstleginShanghai(China),
secondleginAntalya(Turkey)thirdinWroclaw(Poland)andFourthleginMedellin(Colombia).Finalswillbeheldin
MexicoCityon1718October,2015.
Sofar,SouthKoreaisattopofMedalTallywith18Medals,USAsecondwith13whileDenmarkisThirdwith5Medals.
IndianArchershavesofarwon4Medalsin3LegsofWorldArcheryWorldCup2015asfollows
IndianteamcomprisingChinglensana,AbhishekVermaandRajatChauhanwonBronzeinFirstLeginShanghai
(China).
DeepikaKumariwonBronzeinSecondlegofArcheryWorldCup2015inAntalya(Turkey).
MixedpairofDeepikaKumariandMangalSinghChampiawonsilverinThirdLegofWorldArcheryChampionships
2015inPoland.
IndianarcherAbhishekVermawongoldbybeatingIranianEsmailEbadiinThirdLegofWorldArchery
Championships2015inPoland.
211. IndianarcherAbhishekVermawonsilverinArcheryWorldCupFinalmenandDeepikaKumariwonSilverinWomensCategory
inMexicoCity.
2015ArcheryWorldCupis10theditionoftheannualArcheryWorldCuporganisedbyWorldArcheryFederation.
Itconsistsof4preliminarystages(Legs)andFinalstobeheldinMexicoCity.LocationsareFirstleginShanghai(China),
secondleginAntalya(Turkey)thirdinWroclaw(Poland)andFourthleginMedellin(Colombia).FinalswereheldinMexico
Cityon1718October,2015.
SouthKorearemainedistopofMedalTallyinall4legsandFinalswith24Medals,USAsecondwith19whileColumbiais
Thirdwith6Medals.
IndianArcherswon7Medalsin4LegsandFinalsofWorldArcheryWorldCup2015asfollows
FirstLegIndianteamcomprisingChinglensana,AbhishekVermaandRajatChauhanwonBronzeinFirstLegin
Shanghai(China).
SecondLegDeepikaKumariwonBronzeinSecondlegofArcheryWorldCup2015inAntalya(Turkey).
ThirdLegMixedpairofDeepikaKumariandMangalSinghChampiawonsilverinThirdLegofWorldArchery
Championships2015inPoland.
ThirdLegIndianarcherAbhishekVermawongoldbybeatingIranianEsmailEbadiinThirdLegofWorldArchery
Championships2015inPoland.
FourthLegTeamcomprisingSarveshPareek,SandeepKumarandIsaiahRajenderSanamwonBronzeinFourth
LeginMedellin(Columbia).
FinalsDeepikaKumariwonSilverinFinalsofArcheryWorldCup2015inMexicoCity.
FinalsAbhishekVermawonSilverinFinalsofArcheryWorldCup2015inMexicoCity.
212. IndianboxerMaryKomnamedamongeightambassadorsfortheupcomingWorldChampionshipofAIBAscheduledinMay
2016inAstana(Kazakhstan).
213. IndianboxerShivaThapaattainedsecondrankinlatestinternationalrankingsofboxingin56kilogramcategorywith1550
points.
214. IndianboxerShivaThapawonsilveratAsian/OceaniaQualifyingTournamentinChina.
215. IndianboxerSoniaLatherwonsilvermedalatAIBAWomen'sWorldChampionshipsinAstana(Kazakhstan).Shewasdefeated
byMesianoAlessia.
216. IndianboxerVijenderSinghwonhisfourthsuccessiveknockoutwininprofessionalboxingcircuit,beatingHungarysAlexander
HorvathinunderthreeroundsinLiverpool.
217. Indianboxerswon4medalsat7thAsianYouthChampionshipsinKazakhstan.
218. IndiancyclistDeborahHeroldbecamefirstIndianfemalecyclisttoberanked4thinWorldWomenRankingfor500mtimetrial
eventbyInternationalCyclingUnion.Indianteamalsoimprovedto13thrank.
219. IndiancyclistDeborahHeroldwon1gold,3silverand1bronzemedalat2015TaiwanCup.ShebecamefirstIndiancyclisttowin
inwomen'selitesection.
220. IndianfemalebodybuilderShwetaRathorewonsilverin49thAsianBodybuildingChampionshipinUzbekistan.Shebecamefirst
Indianfemalebodybuildertowinamedalatcontinentallevel.
221. IndiangymnastDipaKarmakarcreatedhistorybybecomingfirstIndianwomangymnasttoqualifyforOlympics.Sheachieved
thisafterstrongperformanceatfinalqualifyingwhichhelpedhertobook2016RioOlympicsGamestobeheldinAugust2016.
222. IndianjudokaAvtarSinghqualifiedfor2016RioOlympicGamestobeheldinRiodeJaneiro(Brazil).
223. IndianlugePlayerShivaKeshavanwonsilverat2015AsianLugeChampionshipinNagano(Japan).Firstplacewasclaimedby
Japan'sHidenariKanayama.
224. Indianmen'sandwomen'steamwongoldatSecondDivisionofWorldTeamTableTennisChampionshipheldinKualaLumpur
(Malaysia).
225. Indianmensjuniorhockeyteamwon8thJuniorAsiaHockeyCupbydefeatingPakistanby62goals.ItwasheldinMalaysia.
226. IndianmixedrecurveteamofDeepikaKumariandAtanuDaswonsilvermedalatArcheryWorldCupheldinAntalya(Turkey).
227. IndianparaathleteandArjunaAwardeeAmitKumarSarohafromHaryanawongoldmedalinmensclubthrow(F51)at2016
FrenchOpenAthleticsChampionshipinParis.HebrokeAsianrecordwithathrow26.58m.
228. IndianparaathleteAmitKumarSarohawonsilverinmen'sclubthrowF51eventinIPCAthleticsWorldChampionshipsinDoha
(Qatar).
229. IndianprofessionalboxerVijenderSinghwon2016WBOAsiaPacificSuperMiddleweighttitleafterdefeatingformerWBC
EuropeanchampionKerryHope(Australian).
230. IndianrowerDattuBabanBhokanalqualifiedfor2016RioOlympicstobeheldinAugust2016inBrazil.HequalifiedRio
OlympicsafterwinningasilvermedalinsinglescullseventinSouthKorea.
231. IndianshooterApurviChandelabrokeworldrecord(score211.2)asshewongoldinthewomen's10metreairrifleeventat
SwedishCupGrandPrix.
232. IndianshooterApurviChandelawonsilvermedalinwomens10mairrifleeventofISSFRifleandPistolWorldCupFinalsin
Germany.
2015ISSFWorldCupisAnnualFivestagesshootingcompetitionadministeredbyInternationalShootingSportFederation.
233. IndianshooterJituRaiwonGoldin50mPistolMenfinaleventatInternationalShootingSportsFederation(ISSF)WorldCup
heldinBangkok(Thialand).
234. IndianshooterJituRaiwonsilvermedalatISSF(InternationalShootingSportFederation)ShootingWorldCupheldinBaku
(Azerbaijan).
235. IndianshooterMairajAhmadKhanclinchedRioOlympicsquotaplaceatongoingISSFShotgunWorldChampionshipsinItaly.
236. IndianshooterManavadityaRathore(sonofAthensOlympicssilvermedallistRajyawardhanRathore)wontrapbronzemedalin
ChampionofChampionsmatchatJuniorWorldCupinPorpetto(Italy).AnantNarukaalsowonabronze.
237. IndianshuttlerSirilVermahaswonsilverat2015BWFWorldJuniorbadmintonChampionshipsinLima.HelosttoTaipeisChia
HungLuChiainFinal.
238. IndianspinnerRavichandranAshwinbecameNo.1TestbowlerinlatestICCRankings.
239. IndiansprinterDuteeChandhasqualifiedfor2016RioOlympicsinwomens100metreeventscheduledtobeheldinAugust
2016inRiodeJaneiro(Brazil).
240. IndiantennisplayerLeanderPaesbecomeonlytennisplayerinworldandfirstIndiantomake7thappearanceattheOlympics.
HewillparticipateinRioOlympicsinAugust2016.
241. IndiantestcricketteamcaptainViratKohlibecamefirstIndiancaptaintoscoreadoublecenturyoutsideIndia.Heachievedthis
afterscoring200runsagainstWestIndiesonseconddayoffirstTest.
242. Indianwomen'steam(DeepikaKumari,BombaylaDeviLaishramandLaxmiraniMajhi)wonsilverinrecurveteamfinalof
ArcheryWorldCupinShanghai(China).TheylosttoChineseteaminFinal.
243. IndianwomenshockeyteamqualifiedforRioOlympics2016after36yearsasIndiatookthequotaplaceonthebasisofitsfifth
placefinishinwomensHockeyWorldLeagueSemifinalsinBelgium.
244. IndianwrestlerswonTwomedalsatCadetWrestlingWorldChampionshipsatSARAJEVO(BosniaandHerzegovina).Anilwon
goldmedalinthe50kgfreestyleandAnkushwonsilverin38kgwomenfreestyle.
245. IndiasChessGrandMasterHarikaDronavalliwonFideWomensGrandPrixtrophyinChendu(China)bydefeatingRussiasOlga
Girya.
246. IndiasDeepikaKumariequalledworldrecordsetbySouthKoreasKiBoeBaeinWomensRecurveeventatqualifyingstageof
ArcheryWorldCupheldinShanghai(China)byscoring686outof720tofinish1stinqualifiers.
247. IndiasMairajAhmedKhanwonsilverinmen'sskeeteventatISSFWorldCupheldinRiodeJaneiro,Brazil.
248. IndiasPankajAdvaniwonhis13thworldtitlebywinningWorld6RedSnookerChampionship.HedefeatedChineseYan
Bingtao.
249. IndiasThakurAnoopSinghwongoldmedalin7thWBPFWorldBodybuildingandPhysiqueChampionships.
250. IndiasgolferAnirbanLahiriwoncovetedOrderofMeritcrownofAsianTourforyear2015.
251. IndiasAbhaySinghwonUnder19SingaporeSquashOpenbydefeatingAlwinChaiofMalaysia.
252. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)Awards2015inDubai(UAE)
SirGarfieldSobersTrophyStevenSmith(Australia)
TestCricketeroftheYearStevenSmith(Australia)
ODICricketeroftheYearABdeVilliers(SouthAfrica)
WomensODICricketeroftheYearMegLanning(Australia)
EmergingCricketeroftheYearJoshHazlewood(Australia)
AssociateandAffiliateCricketeroftheYearKhurramKhan(UAE)
Twenty20InternationalPerformanceoftheYearFafduPlessis(SouthAfrica)
DavidShepherdTrophyforUmpireoftheYearRichardKettleborough
SpiritofCricketAwardBrendonMcCullum(NewZealand)
253. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)TeamRankingsforTest,ODIandT20Icricket.
TestCricketAustraliaatTop,Indiaat2nd
ODIAustraliaatTopwithIndiaat3rd
T20IIndiaatTopwithWestIndiesat2nd
254. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)WomensTeamRankings2015.Top10teamsare

Ranking Team Points

1 Australia 134

2 England 124

3 NewZealand 109

4 India 105

5 WestIndies 99

6 SouthAfrica 92

7 Pakistan 81

8 SriLanka 74

9 Bangladesh 57

10 Ireland 26
255. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)liftedprovisionalsuspensionimposedonSriLankawicketkeeperbatsmanKusalPerera.
256. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)reneweditsdealwithEmiratesAirlineforfurthersevenyears.
257. InternationalCricketCouncil(ICC)suspendedSriLankasfastbowlerShamindaErangafrombowlingduetoillegalbowling
action.
258. InternationalCricketCouncilannouncednew4year(20162020)globalpartnershipwithOPPO(ChineseMobileBrand).In
October2015,ICCenteredintoan8yearglobalpartnershipdealwithJapanesecarmakerNissanMotors.
259. InternationalCricketCouncillaunchedMensTeamRankingsfromTest,ODIandT20Icricketamndwomen'sRankings.
SouthAfricaisattopinTestRankingswith125Points.Indiaisat5thPlace.
AustraliaisattopinODIlistwith127ratings.Indiaisat2ndPlace.
SriLankaisattopinT20with126points.Indiaisat6thPlace.
WomenAustraliaisattopwith134Points.Indiaisat4thPlace.
260. InternationalCricketCouncilsuspendedBangladeshbowlersTaskinAhmedandArafatSunnyillegalbowlingaction.
261. InternationalCricketCouncilsuspendedCricketAssociationofNepal(CAN)duetolackofleadershipandmisgovernance.
262. InternationalCricketCouncilsuspendedWestIndiesspinnerSunilNarinefrombowlingininternationalcricketduetohis
bowlingactionbeingfoundillegal.
263. InternationalHockeyFederation(FIH)HockeyStarsawards2015
MalePlayerofTheYearRobertVanderHorst(Netherlands')
FemalePlayeroftheYearLidewijWelten(Netherlands)
Goalkeeperoftheyear(Women)JoyceSombroek(Netherlands)
Goalkeeperoftheyear(Men)DavidHarte(Ireland)
RisingStar(Women)LilyOwsley(GreatBritain)
RisingStar(Men)ChrisopherRhr(Germany)
264. InternationalHockeyFederationannouncedanewannualglobalhomeandawayleague,involvingworld'sleadinghockey
nations,tobelaunchedin2019.ItwillreplaceHockeyWorldLeague(HWL)SemiFinalsandFinalsandtheChampionsTrophy.
265. InternationalHockeyFederationpromotedHockeyIndianationallevelumpireNepoleonSinghasInternationalOutdoor
Umpire.
266. InternationalOlympicCommittee(IOC)officiallyrecognisedFrisbeeasanOlympicsportduring128thIOCSessionheldin
KualaLumpur(Malayasia).IOCgaveofficialrecognitiontoWorldFlyingDiscFederation(WFDF).Frisbeeisthesportofflying
discwhichbecamepopularinthe1960sand70s.
267. InternationalSwimmingFederationannouncedJapanesecityofFukuokaashostof2021WorldAquaticsChampionshipsand
QataricapitalDohaAshostof2023WorldAquaticsChampionships.
268. InternationalSwimmingFederation(FINA)announcedthatJapanesecityofFukuokawillhost2021WorldAquatics
ChampionshipsandQatar'scapitalDohawillhost2023event.
269. InternationalTennisFederationbannedtennisplayerMariaSharapova(Russia)for2yearsoverdopingcharges.
270. InternationalWeightliftingFederationsuspended8memberRussianteamfromRioOlympicsduetodopingoffences.
271. InternetfirmGooglewillprovideInternetconnectivityinIndiabyusinglargeballoonsunderitsProjectLoon.Itusesbig
balloonsfloatingatheightof20kilometersaboveearthsurfacefortransmissionofInternetservices.Googlewillinitiallypartner
withBSNLfortestingthistechnologybyusingbroadbandspectrumin2.6Ghzband.
272. IshikaShahwon12thSubJuniorNationalSnookerchampionshipinIndore(MadhyaPradesh).
273. ItalianOpenTennis2016
Men'sSinglesAndyMurray(Britain)defeatedNovakDjokovic(Serbia)
WomensSinglesSerenaWilliams(USA)defeatedMadisonKeys(USA).
WomensDoublesSaniaMirza(India)andherSwisspartnerMartinaHingis.defeatedRussianpairofEkaterinaMakarova
andElenaVesnina.
MensdoublesBobBryanandMikeBryan(USA)defeatedpairofVasekPospisil(Canada)andJackSock(UnitedStates).
274. Jamaica'sSprinterUsainBoltwonGoldin100MetreRaceinWorldChampionshipsinAthletics2015inBeijing(China).
275. JammuandKashmirwillhostSouthAsianRugby7SChampionshipin2016.
276. Japan'sIzumoTakutoandHongKong'sZhuChengzhuwoninboys'andgirls'categoriesinEvenSports2015ITTFWorldJunior
CircuitFinalsinIndore(MadhyaPradesh).
277. JapaneseBadmintonPlayersKentoMomotaandNozomiOkuharawonMen'ssinglesandWomenssinglestitlerespectivelyat
BWFWorldSuperseriesfinalsinDubai.
278. JavelinthrowerNeerajChopra(18yearsage)becamefirstIndianJuniorathleteevertocreateaWorldRecordinJuniorathletics
Championship.Heachievedthisafterathrowofrecord86.48metredistancefuringUnder20WorldAthleticsChampionshipsin
Bydgoszcz(Poland).
279. JavelinethrowerAnnuRanibeathernationalrecordwitha59.87mthrowat56thNationalInterStateSeniorAthletics
ChampionshipsinHyderabad.
280. JonathanBairstow(England),BenStokes(England),BrendonMcCullum(NewZealand),KaneWilliamson(NewZealand)and
StevenSmith(Australia)havebeennamedastheWisdenAlmanacksFiveCricketersoftheYear2015fortheiroutstanding
performanceinayear.
281. JordanSpiethhasbeenrankedasNo.1RankedGolfPlayerinWorldSurpassingRoryMcIlroy.
282. KaneWilliamsonappointed29thtestcricketcaptainofNewZealandcricketTeam.
283. KaneWilliamsonbecamefirstNewZealandcricketertotopInternationalCricketCouncil's(ICC's)Testrankings.
284. KayakerReneHoltenPoulsennamedasDenmarkssportspersonoftheyear2015.
285. Keralawon61stNationalSchoolAthleticschampionshipthatconcludedinKozhikode(Kerala).Keralawontheeventfor19th
consecutivetime.
286. KoreaOpenBadmintonOpen2015
Men'sSinglesChenLong(China)wonbyDefeatingIndia'sAjayJayaram.
Women'sSinglesSungJihyun(SouthKorea)wonbydefeatingWangYihanofChina.
287. LalitModireappointedaspresidentoftheRajasthanCricketAssociationafterbeingoustedfor14months.
288. LaxmiRatanShukla,formerIndiancricketerfromwestbegnalBengal,announcedhisretirementfromallformsofcricket.
289. LeicesterCitynamedchampionsofEnglishPremierLeague201516season.Theywerecrownedafternearestchallenger
TottenhamHotspurFChad22drawwithChelseaFC.ThedrawplacedTottenhamatsecondpositionandwasnotabletosurpass
LeicesterCityFCssevenpointleadattopoftable.
290. LeicesterCity'sJamieVardynamed201516FootballerofYearbyFootballWritersAssociation(FWA).
291. LevanAronianofArmeniawonSinquefieldCupInternationalChessTournamentatSt.Louis(USA).Norway'sMagnusCarlsenis
secondwhileIndia'sVishwanathanAnandendedupat9thPlace.
292. LewisHamilton(England)wonBelgianGrandPrix2015
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September
Singapore 20September
Japan 27September
Russia 11October
USA 25October
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

TrickforrememberingrecentF1RacesWinnerssofar(BasedondatatillBelgianGrandPrixheldonAugust25,
2015)
AllcountriesstartingwithA,BandCexceptAustriaWONbyLewisHamilton(England)
HungaryandMalaysianRaceshavebeenWonbySebastianVettel(Germany)(rememberSabastianwas
HUNGRYinMALAYSIA):)
AllotherracesincludingAustriahavebeenwonbyNicoRosberg(Germany).
293. LewisHamilton(England)wonItalianGrandPrix2015
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September
Japan 27September
Russia 11October
USA 25October
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

TrickforrememberingrecentF1RacesWinnerssofar(BasedondatatillItalianGrandPrixheldonSep06,2015)
ItalyandallcountriesstartingwithA,BandCexceptAustriaWONbyLewisHamilton(England).
HungaryandMalaysianRaceshavebeenWonbySebastianVettel(Germany)(rememberSabastianwas
HUNGRYinMALAYSIA):)
AllotherracesincludingAustriahavebeenwonbyNicoRosberg(Germany).
294. LewisHamilton(UK)wonRussianFormulaOneGrandPrix.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October LewisHamilton(UK)
USA 25October
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

295. LewisHamilton(UK)wonUSAFormulaOneGrandPrix.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October LewisHamilton(UK)
USA 25October LewisHamilton(UK)
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

296. LionelMessiannouncedretirementfromArgentineanFootballteam.HemadethisannouncementafterArgentinawasdefeated
byChileinthe2016CopaAmericafinalinpenaltyshootout,inwhichhemissedthepenalty.
297. LucknowcityofUttarPradeshwillhost2016JuniorMenshockeyWorldCup.
298. MagnusCarlsen(Norway)wonQatarMastersOpenchesstournament.
299. MaharashtraSrishtiPandeywonsecondIndianaAllIndiaFIDERatingChesstournamentorganizedbyNagpurTalukaChess
Association.
300. MaharashtradefeatedPunjabtowin2015NationalWheelchairBasketballChampionship.
301. MaharashtrawonfirsteditionofIndiasBadBullSoftballLeaguebydefeatingPunjab.
302. MalaysiaOpenWomen'sTennis2015
SinglesCarolineWozniacki(Denmark).
DoublesChina'sWangYafanandLiangChen.
303. Malaysiawonwomen'sAsianTeamsquashChampionshipsinChineseTaipei,bydefeatingIndia.
304. MalaysianOpenBadminton2016
Men'sSinglesLeeChongWei(Malaysia)wonbydefeatingChenLong(China)
WomenssinglesRatchanokIntanon(Thailand).
MensdoublesSouthKoreanpair,KimGijungandKimSarang.
WomensdoublesChinesepair,TangYuantingandYuYang
MixeddoublesIndonesianpair,TontowiAhmadandLiliyanaNatsir.
305. ManaPatel(Female)andVirdhawalKhade(Male)emergedasbestswimmersof69thseniorNationalAquaticChampionships
2015inRajkot(Gujarat).
306. MarikoKipchumbaofKenyawonannualBeijingInternationalMarathonof42.195kms.
307. MarkSelbyfromEnglandwon2016WorldChampionshiptitleofSnookerbydefeatingChina'sDingJunhui.
308. MercedesdriverLewisHamiltonfromGreatBritainhaswonthe2016AustrianGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Austria 3July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

309. MercedesdriverLewisHamiltonfromGreatBritainhaswonthe2016BritishGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris
GrandPrix Date Winner
Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Austria 3July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Britain 10July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

310. MercedesdriverLewisHamiltonfromGreatBritainhaswonthe2016HungarianGrandPrixtitleofFormulaOne.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Austria 3July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Britain 10July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Hungary 24July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Germany 31July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

311. MercedesdriverLewisHamiltonfromGreatBritainhaswonthe2016HungarianGrandPrixtitleofFormulaOne.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Austria 3July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Britain 10July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Hungary 24July LewisHamilton(Britain)
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

312. MercedesdriverLewisHamiltonofBritainwon2015JapaneseGrandPrixofFormulaOne.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October
USA 25October
Mexico 1November
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

313. MercedesF1driverLewisHamiltonfromBritainwon2016CanadaGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

314. MercedesF1driverLewisHamiltonfromBritainwon2016MonacoGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

315. MercedesF1driverNicoRosberg(Germany)won2016EuropeanGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May LewisHamilton(Britain)
Canada 12June LewisHamilton(Britain)
Europe 19June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

316. MiamiOpenTennis2016
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)bydefeatingKeiNishikori(Japan).
WomensSinglesVictoriaAzarenka(Belarus)bydefeatingSvetlanaKuznetsova(Russia).
MensDoublesFrenchpairofPierreHuguesHerbertandNicolasMahut.
WomensDoublesBethanieMattekSands(US)andLucieafov(CzechRepublic).
317. MichellePayne(Australia)becomefirstfemalejockeytowinAustralia'sprestigioushorseraceMelbourneCup2015of6.2
milliondollars.
318. MinisterofState(IC)forYouthAffairs&Sports,SarbanandaSonowalinauguratedGamesSecretariatof12thSouthAsian
Federation(SAF)Games2016tobeheldatJawaharlalNehruSportsComplexinShillong(Meghalaya)from6to16February2016.
319. MinistryofYouthAffairs&SportsconstitutedAllIndiaCouncilofSports,headedbyV.K.Malhotra.Councilwilladviseon
promotionanddevelopmentofsportsandgamesinthecountry.
320. MinistryofYouthAffairsandSportsrecognizedYogaasasportsdisciplineinPrioritycategory.Also,sportofFencingwas
upgradedfromOtherstoGeneralbasedonmajorpastperformanceatinternationalevents.
321. MohamadAlBachafromDenmarkwon2016FIFAInteractiveWorldCup(FIWC)inUSA.HeHedefeatedSeanAllenfrom
England.
FIFAInteractiveWorldCup(FIWC)annualinternationalcompetitionoffootballvideogamesisheldwithpartnershipfrom
EASportsandSonyComputerEntertainmentEurope.
322. MohammedanFootballClubbestowedlifetimemembershiptoActorAmitabhBachchan.Itisoneofoldestandleadingfootball
clubsinIndia.
323. MohunBaganFCwon2016IndianFederationCupfootballtournamenttitlefor14thtime,defeatingAizawlFC.
324. MotherDairypartneredwithIndianPremiumLeague(IPL)cricketteamDelhiDaredevilsasitsprincipalsponsor.Kansai
NerolacTiesUpWithGujaratLionsasassociatesponsor.
325. MukteshKumarPardeshiappointedasIndiasAmbassadortoMexico.
326. MumbaiGarudabeatHaryanaHammerstowinProWrestlingLeaguetitle.
327. Mumbaiunder23teamwonColCKNayuducricketTrophy201516bydefeatingMadhyaPradesh.
328. MumbaiwonBuchiBabuMemorialTrophybydefeatingTamilNaduCricketAssociationDistricts(TNCA)XI.
329. MumbaiwonRanjiCricketTrophyfor41sttime,beatingsaurashtra.
330. MusiccomposerARRahmanhasbeenmadeGoodwillAmbassadorforRioOlympics.RahmanisIndia'sfourthGoodwill
AmbassadorafterBollywoodactorSalmanKhan,OlympicgoldmedalistAbhinavBindraandcricketerSachinTendulkar.
331. MuttaiahMuralitharan(SriLanka),Australia'sArthurMorris,KarenRoltonandGeorgeLohmannofEnglandwillbeincludedin
ICChalloffame.MuttaiahMuralitharanwillbefirstSriLankantobeincludedinICC'sHallofFame.
332. MutuaMadridOpenTennistitle
Men'sSinglesNovacDjokovic(Serbia)defeatedAndyMurray(Britain)
WomensSinglesSimonaHalep(Romania)defeatedDominikaCibulkovaofSlovakia.
333. NRVisakhfromTamilNadubecamefirstIndiantowinMumbaiMayorsInternationalOpenChessTournament2016(9th
edition).
334. NagjeeInternationalClubFootballTournamentwillbeheldinKeralainFebruary2016.Brazil'sRonaldinhoGauchowillbeits
BrandAmbassador.
335. NationalSpecialOlympicforspecialchildrenorganizedinShimla(HimachalPradesh).winnerswillparticipateinworldwinter
gamesinAustriafrom14thto25thMarch,2016.
336. NavneetKaurSantoshKadalewontwogoldmedalsin34thSeniorNationalRowingChampionshipinHyderabad(Telangana).
337. NavyOfficerAshutoshPednekarbecamefirstIndiantoparticipateandwinInternationaltournamentsinsportofRacketlon.
338. NewZealandCricketerBrendonMccullumretiredfromOnedayInternationals.
339. NewZealandcricketerBrendonMcCullumannouncedretirementfromallformsofinternationalcricket.Hewillretireaftertest
seriesagainstAustraliatobeheldinFebruary2016.
340. NewZealandhaswon2015RugbyWorldCupforthirdtimebydefeatingAustralia.wasplayedinEngland.
341. NewZealand'sCricketerBrendonMcCullumscoredfastesteverTestcenturyoff54balls,playingagainstAustraliainhislast
internationaltestmatch.
342. NewZealand'sKathleenCrossandClariePolosakofAustraliabecamefirstwomenumpirestobeincludedinICCWomen's
WorldTwenty20crickettobeheldin2016.
343. NewemblemofTokyo2020OlympicsandParalympicGameshasbeenunveiled.LogofeaturesacircularJapanesetraditional

checkeredpattern.
344. NicoRosberg(Germany)won2016FormulaOneBaharainGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April
Russia 1May
Spain 15May
Monaco 29May
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

345. NicoRosberg(Germany)won2016FormulaOneChineseGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May
Spain 15May
Monaco 29May
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

346. NicoRosberg(Germany)won2016FormulaOneRolexAustralianGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April
China 17April
Russia 1May
Spain 15May
Monaco 29May
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

347. NicoRosberg(Germany)won2016FormulaOneRussianGrandPrix2016.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May
Monaco 29May
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

348. NicoRosberg(Germany)wonAbuDhabiFormulaOneGrandPrix.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October LewisHamilton(UK)
USA 25October LewisHamilton(UK)
Mexico 1November NicoRosberg(Germany)
Brazil 15November NicoRosberg(Germany)
AbuDhabi 29November NicoRosberg(Germany)

349. NicoRosberg(Germany)wonBrazilFormulaOneGrandPrix.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris
GrandPrix Date Winner
Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October LewisHamilton(UK)
USA 25October LewisHamilton(UK)
Mexico 1November NicoRosberg(Germany)
Brazil 15November NicoRosberg(Germany)
AbuDhabi 29November

350. NicoRosberg(Germany)wonMexicanFormulaOneGrandPrix.
2015FormulaOneseason
Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK)
Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)
China 12April LewisHamilton(UK)
Baharain 19April LewisHamilton(UK)
Spain 10May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Monaco 24May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Canada 7June LewisHamilton(UK)
Austria 21June NicoRosberg(Germany)
Britain 5July LewisHamilton(UK)
Hungary 26July SebastianVettel(Germany)
Belgium 23August LewisHamilton(UK)
Italy 6September LewisHamilton(UK)
Singapore 20September SebastianVettel(Germany)
Japan 27September LewisHamilton(UK)
Russia 11October LewisHamilton(UK)
USA 25October LewisHamilton(UK)
Mexico 1November NicoRosberg(Germany)
Brazil 15November
AbuDhabi 29November

351. Nigeriawon2015FIFAU17WorldCupbydefeatingMali.ItisthethirdchampionshipforNigeria.Indiawillhostbiannual
championshipin2017.
352. NotedActorSalmanKhannamedasgoodwillambassadorofIndiancontingentforupcomingOlympicstobeheldinAugust2016
inRiodeJaneiro,Brazil.
353. NotedCricketerZaheerKhanretiredfromInternationalCricket.
354. NotedFormerCricketerRahulDravidhasbeennamedinICC'sAntiCorruptionOversightGroup.
355. NotedIndiancricketerVirenderSehwagannouncedhisretirementfrominternationalcricket.
356. NotedPakistancricketerYounusKhanretiredfromODIcricket.
357. NotedSriLankanspinnerRanganaHerathretiredfromT20andOneDayInternationalCricket(ODI).
358. NotedTennisPlayerRogerFedererwithdrawnfrom2016FrenchOpenduetobackinjury.
359. NotedsprinterSameerMonwongoldin100metersin56thNationalInterstateAthletics(Hyderabad)bycompletingin10.60
seconds.
360. NourElSherbini(Egypt,age20)becameyoungesteverWomen'ssquashWorldchampionbydefeatingLauraMassaroof
England.
361. NovakDjokovic(Serbia)andVictoriaAzarenka(Belarus)wonmen'sandwomenssinglestitlesofBNPParibasOpenatIndian
WellsTennisGarden(SouthernCalifornia).TournamentisalsoknownasIndianWellsOpen.
362. Odishagovernmentannounced60lakhrupeescashspecialincentivefor6sportswomenofthestatewhoqualifiedforRio
Olympics.ThesixsportspersonsareDuteeChand,SrabaniNandaandfourhockeyplayersDeepGraceEkka,NamitaToppo,
LilimaMinzandSunitaLakra.
363. OilandNaturalGasCorporation(ONGC)won26thLalBahadurShastriHockeytournamentbydefeatingIndianRailways.
364. OlympiansAssociationofIndia,India'sfirsteverassociationforIndianOlympianshasbeenlaunched.It'sofficialTwitter
account@IndianOlympians,willserveastheplatformforrealtimeupdatesofIndiancontingentatupcomingRioOlympics.
365. OlympicCouncilofAsiaannouncedChineseHangzhoucityashostof2022AsianGamesatitsGeneralAssemblyinAshgabat
(TurkmenistanCapital).
366. PMNarendraModiCompletedhisVisitto4AfricanNationsSouthafrica,Mozambique,Tanzania,Kenya
Mozambique
IndiaandMozambiquesigned3MemorandaofUnderstanding(MoU)inareasofdrugtrafficking,pulsetrading
andsports.TheseMoUsweresignedatMaputo(MozambiqueCapital),inpresenceofFilipeNyusi,Presidentof
Mozambique.
Indiahandedover30SUVstoMozambique.Withthis,Indiacompleteddeliveryof4.5millionUSdollargrant
assistanceaspartofsupportinginstitutionsofMozambique.
SouthAfrica
IndiaandSouthAfricasignedMoUsinfourareasofbilateralcooperationinTourism,Grassrootinnovation(Science
andTechnology),InformationandCommunicationtechnology(ICT),ArtsandCulture.
MoUsweresignedinpresenceofSouthAfricanPresidentJacobJumainPretoria(SouthAfrica).
Tanzania
IndiaandTanzaniahavesignedfiveagreementsinDaresSalaaminpresenceofTanzanianPresidentJohnPombe
JosephMagufuli.
Agreementswerefor
EstablishmentofVocationalTrainingCentreatZanzibar
VisawaiveragreementforDiplomatic/Officialpassportholders
Cooperationinthewaterresourcemanagementanddevelopment
LineofCredit(LoC)ofUS92milliondollarsforrehabilitationandimprovementofwatersupplysystemin
Zanzibar
JointActionPlan(JAP)betweenNationalSmallIndustriesCorporationofIndia(NSIC)andSmallIndustries
DevelopmentOrganizationTanzania(SIDO).
Kenya
IndiaandKenyasignedsevenagreementsinpresenceofKenyanPresidentUhuruKenyattainNairobi
Agreementswere
MoUonDefenceCooperation.
MoUinspaceTechnologypartnership.
RevisedDoubleTaxationAvoidanceAgreement(DTAA).
AgreementonexemptionofVisaforholdersofDiplomaticpassports.
MoUonCooperationinNationalHousingPolicyDevelopmentandManagement.
MoUonCooperationinofexpertisesharing,standardisationandmutualtradebetweenBureauofIndian
Standards(BIS)andBureauofKenyaStandards(BKS).
LineofCredit(LoC)AgreementforUS$29.95milliontoKenyanGovernmentforupgradationofRiftValley
TextilesFactory(RIVATEXEastAfricaLimited).
LoCAgreementforUS$15million(firsttrancheof$30million)toKenyasIDBCapitalLimitedfordevelopment
ofsmallandmediumenterprises(SMEs)inKenya.
Besides,PMNarendraModialsoannouncedthat
IndiawillfinanceacancerhospitalinKenyaandIndiawillalsodonatemedicinesforAIDSpatientsin
Kenya.
Indiawouldprovideconcessionalcreditof60milliondollarsforpowertransmissionprojecttoKenya.
367. PMNarendraModiflaggedoffRunforRioeventtoencourageIndiancontingentat2016RioOlympicsbeginningonAugust5,
2016.
368. PakistancaptainMisbahulHaqbecameoldestcaptaintoscoreTesthundredashescored110againstEnglandatFirsttestat
Lord's.
369. Pakistanwon3rdeditionofAsianKabaddiChampionship2016(CircleStyle)bydefeatingIndia.
370. PakistanicricketerShoaibMalikannouncedretirementfromTestcricket.
371. ParaglidingWorldCupbeguninBaijnathtowninKangradistrictofHimachalPradeshwithSnowleopardasofficialmascot.
372. PatnaPirateswon3rdseasonofStarSportsProKabaddiLeague(PKL)bydefeatingUMumba.
373. PatnaPirateswon4theditionofSTARSportsProKabaddiLeaguebydefeatingJaipurPinkPanthers.Itwassecondconsecutive
titleofPatnaPirates.
374. PepsiCobecameBCCI'sofficialassociatesponsorforallinternationalmatchesinIndiafor4years.
375. Philippines'MiguelTabuenavotedasHiltonAsianTourGolferofMonthforDecember2015.
376. Poland'sfootballer,RobertLewandowskiawardedwithfourseparateofficialGuinnessWorldRecordcertificatesforscoringfive
goalsin9minutesforGermanFootballClubBayernMunichagainstWolfsburg.
377. Portugalwon2016UEFAEuropeanfootballchampionship(EuroCup2016)bydefeatinghostFrance.ItwasPortugalsfirst
UEFAEuropeanChampionshiptitle.
378. PunjabNationalBankwonBeightonCuphockey2015bydefeatingIndianOilCorporation.
379. PunjabWarriorswonfourtheditionofCoalIndiaHockeyIndiaLeaguebydefeatingKalingaLancers.
380. QuintondeKock(SouthAfrica)becamefastesttomake10OneDayInternational(ODI)centuries.Heovertookviratkohliwho
took80inningstoachievethis.
381. RahulSachdevwonfirstAllIndiaOpenInvitationalSnookerChampionship2016atAurangabad(Maharashtra).
382. RavichandranAshwinbecamefastestIndianbowlertoreach150Testwickets(in29Tests).
383. RealMadridFCwon2016UEFAChampionsLeagueforrecord11thtimebydefeatingAtleticoMadridFCby53goals.
384. RedBullF1driverMaxVerstappen(18yearsage)fromNetherlandsbecameFormulaOnesyoungestwinner,afterhewon2016
SpanishGrandPrix.
2016FormulaOneseason
Total21GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2016.Calendaris

GrandPrix Date Winner


Australia 20March NicoRosberg(Germany)
Baharain 3April NicoRosberg(Germany)
China 17April NicoRosberg(Germany)
Russia 1May NicoRosberg(Germany)
Spain 15May MaxVerstappen(Netherlands)
Monaco 29May
Canada 12June
Europe 19June
Austria 3July
Britain 10July
Hungary 24July
Germany 31July
Belgium 28August
Italy 4September
Singapore 18September
Malaysia 2October
Japan 9October
USA 23October
Mexico 30October
Brazil 13November
AbuDhabi 27November

385. RestofIndiawonIraniCupCricket201516bydefeatingMumbai.
386. RioHaryantowillbecomeIndonesia'sfirstFormulaOnedriveraswillparticipateinAustralianGrandPrixon20March2016.
387. RioOlympics2016organisingcommitteerevealedofficialsloganforfirstOlympicandParalympicGamesinSouthAmericaA
newworld.
388. RioOlympicsqualifiedsprinterSudhaSinghsetanewnationalrecordin3,000metersteeplechasecategorybyclocking9
minutesand26.55secondsinIAAFDiamondLeagueraceinShanghai.
389. RioOpen2016
Men'sSinglesPabloCuevas(Uruguay)
Women'sSinglesFrancescaSchiavone(Italy)
Men'sDoublesColombia'sJuanSebastinCabalandRobertFarah
Women'sDoublesVernicaCepedeRoyg(Paraguay)andMaraIrigoyen(Argentina)
390. RiyadMahrez(Algeria)becamefirstAfricanfootballertowinProfessionalFootballersAssociations(PFA)PlayeroftheYear
awardfor201516.HesecondnonEuropean,afterUruguayanstrikerLuisSuarez,tograbtheaward.TottenhamHotspur
midfielderDeleAlliwasnamedYoungPlayeroftheYear.
391. RogersCupTennis2015
Men'sSinglesAndyMurray(UK)wonbyDefeatingNovakDjokovic(Serbia)
Women'sSinglesBelindaBencic(Switzerland)wonbyDefeatingSimonaHalep(Romania)
Men'sDoublesBobBryanandMikeBryan(USA)wonbyDefeatingDanielNestor(Canada)andEdouardRogerVasselin
(France)
Women'sDoublesBethanieMattekSands(USA)andLucieSafarova(CzechRepublic)wonbyDefeatingCarolineGarcia
(France)andKatarinaSrebotnik(Slovenia)
392. RonnieO'Sullivan(UK)wonWelshOpensnookertitlebybeatingNeilRobertson(Australia).
393. RonnieO'SullivanwonhissixthSnookerMasterstitleafterdefeatingBarryHawkinsinLondon(UK).
394. RussiawonWomensEuropeanVolleyballChampionshipbydefeatingNetherlands(VenueRussia).
395. Russia'sMaratSafinhasbeeninductedintoInternationalTennisHallofFame.
396. Russia'sSergeyKarjakinwonFIDEWorldChessCandidatesTournamentbydefeatingAmericanFabianoCaruana.
397. RussianIvanPopovwon14thParsvnathDelhiInternationalOpenChessTitle.
398. RussianTennisplayerMariaSharapovaprovisionallysuspendedafterfaileddrugstestatAustralianOpen.
399. RwandancricketcaptainEricDusingizimanahassetanewGuinnessworldrecordbybattingoutastraight51hoursaslongest
individualnetsession.HebeatrecordsetlastyearbyIndia'sViragMane(50hours).
400. SanjayBangarappointedasIndia'sheadcricketcoachforteam'stourtoZimbabwe.
401. SaudiArabiaelectedas39thAssociateMemberofInternationalCricketCouncils(ICC)duringitsmeetinginEdinburgh(Capital
ofScotland).
402. SeniorNationalWeightliftingChampionshipsOrganizedinPatiala(Punjab).
403. SeongJinChoofSouthKoreawon17thInternationalFredericChopinPianocompetitioninPoland.
404. SerbainTennisplayerNovakDjokovicisattoppositioninAssociationofTennisProfessionals(ATP)rankings2015.
Switzerland'sRogerFedererissecond,BritainsAndyMurraythirdwhileRafelNadalofSpainisatseventhposition.
405. Serbia'sNovakDjokovicwon2015ShanghaiRolexMasterstennisinmenssinglescategorybydefeatingJoWilfriedTsonga
(France).SouthAfrican/BrazilianpairofRavenKlaasenandMarceloMeloclaimedmen'sDoublesbydefeatingItalianduo
ofSimoneBolelliandFabioFognini.
406. Serbia'sNovakDjokovicwonATPWorldTourTennisfinalsforfourthtimecontinuously.HedefeatedRogerFedererof
Switzerland.
407. SerbianTennisPlayerNovakDjokovicbecamefirsttennisplayertoearnmorethan$100millioninprizemoney.Heisfollowed
bySwitzerland'sRogerFederer.
408. SergeyKarjakinofRussiawon2015WorldCupChessChampionshipinAzerbaijanbydefeatingPeterSvidler(Russia).
409. Serviceswon70thSantoshTrophyFootballChampionships2016bydefeatinghostsMaharashtra.
410. SevenIndianshuttlers(Badmintonplayers)earnedqualificationforforthcomingRioOlympicsinAugust2016inBrazil.Theyare
SainaNehwal,PVSindhu,K.Srikanth,JwalaGutta,AshwiniPonnappa,ManuAttriandBSumeethReddy.
411. SevillanamedchampionsofUEFAEuropaLeagueforthirdstraightyearaftertheydefeatedLiverpool.
412. ShaneWatson(Australia)becamemostexpensiveplayerin2016IndianPremierLeague(IPL)auctionwhenRoyalChallengers
BangaloreboughthimforRs9.5Crore.PawanNegibecamecostliestIndianplayeratRs8.5Crore.
413. SingaporeSlammersdefeatedIndianAcestowinIndianPremierTennisLeague(IPTL)2015.
414. SixthGlobeSoccerAwards2015
BestPlayerLionelMessi
BestPresidentJosepMariaBartomeu
BestClubF.C.Barcelona
BestCoachMarcWilmots
BestAcademyBenfica
415. SouravKothariwonNationalBilliardsChampionshipbydefeatingSiddharthParekh.
416. SouthAfricanCricketerABdeVilliersbecamefastestbatsmantoreach8000OneDayInternationalrunsin182innings.He
brokepreviousrecordofIndianSouravGangulywhotook200inningsforthesame.
417. SouthAfricanGrahamXavierFordnamedchiefcoachofSriLankancricketteamforsecondterm.
418. SouthAfricancityofDurbanhasbeenselectedashostfor2022CommonwealthGames.Gameswouldbeheldfrom18to30July,
2022(openingonbirthdateofthelateSouthAfricanPresidentNelsonMandela).
419. SouthAfricancricketerHashimAmlabecamefastesttoscore6000ODIRunsin123Innings.HeleftBehindIndia'sViratKohli,
whotook136innings.
420. SouthAsianBasketballAssociation(SABA)ZoneQualifyingRoundofFIBAAsiaChallenge2016heldinBangalore(Karnataka).
421. SouthKoreaannouncedthatitsOlympicathleteswillwearuniformsthathavebeeninfusedwithinsectrepellenttokeep
mosquitoescarryingZikavirus.
422. SouthSudanbecame206thmemberofInternationalOlympicCommitteeandwillcompeteinRio2016Olympics.
423. Spain'sRafaelNadalwon2016MonteCarloRolexMasterstitleofTennis,bydefeatingGaelMonfilsofFrance.
424. SpecialSummerOlympicGames2015(LosAnglesUSA)
6500Atheletesfrom177CountriesParticipatedinvariouseventsin25sports.
IndianAthleteswontotal173medals47gold,54silverand72bronze.
RanvirSinghSainibecamefirstIndiangolfertowinagoldmedalinspecialolympics.
425. SpinnerYasirShahrankednumberoneinICCTestrankings,becomingfirstPakistanibowlertodososinceMushtaqAhmedin
December1996.Hetook10qicketsinmacthagainstEnglandatLord's.
426. SportsMinistryapprovedFinancialassistancefromNSDFofupto10LakhstoShivaKeshavanKP(LugeWintergame)for
Training.
427. SportsMinistrygrantedrecognitiontoParalympicCommitteeofIndia(PCI)aftertheInternationalParalympicCommittee(IPC)
liftedtemporarysuspensiononit.
428. SportsMinistrywillprovidelakhrupeesmonthlyallowancetosportspersonsunderTargetOlympicPodium(TOP)schemefor
theirpreparationforOlympicsandParalympicsGamesatRiodeJaneiro(Brazil).77Indianathletesineightdisciplineshave
qualifiedfortheOlympicstilldateandmorearelikelytoqualifyinthenexttwomonths.
429. SriLankaCricket(SLC)announcedappointmentofSanathJayasuriyaaschiefselectorofSriLankanCricketteam.
430. SriLankanBowlerNuwanKulasekararetiredfromTestCricket.
431. SriLankanCricketBoardconstitutednewNationalCricketSelectionPanelheadedbyArvindadeSilva.
432. SriLankancricketerKumarSangakkararetiredfromInternationalCricket.
433. SriLankanwicketkeeperKusalPererabannedforfouryearsafterbeingtestedpositiveforabannedsubstance.
434. St.PetersburgLadiesTrophy
SinglesRobertaVinci(Italy)wonbydefeatingBelindaBencic(Switzerland).
DoublesIndoSwisspairSaniaMirzaandMartinaHingiswonbydefeatingRussianCzechteamofVeraDushevinaand
BarboraKrejcikova
435. StanislasWawrinka(Switzerland)won2016ChennaiOpentennisbydefeatingBornaCoric(Croatia).Itshis4thchennaiopen
win.
436. StuttgartGrandPrixWomen'sTennis2016
DoublesCarolineGarciaandKristinaMladenovic(France)
SinglesAngeliqueKerber(Germany).
437. SunrisersHyderabaddefeatedRoyalChallengersBangalore(RCB)towinitsFirstIPL(IndianPremierLeague)title.
438. Sweden'sBjornIsberghasbeenappointedasTournamentDirectorofCoalIndiaHockeyIndiaLeague(HIL).
439. SwissIndoorsBaselMen'sTennisTitle2015
SinglesRogerFedererofSwitzerlanddefeatedRafaelNadalofSpain.
DoublesAlexanderPeya(Austria)/BrunoSoares(Brazil)defeatedRohanBopanna(India)/FlorinMergea(Romania).
440. Switzerland'sRogerFedererbecameFirstmaletowin300thmatchesatGrandSlams.Hereachedthismilestonebedefating
GrigorDimitrov(Bulgaria)atamatchduringAusralianOpen2016.AlltimerecordissetbyMartinaNavratilova(306winsat
grandslams).
441. TeamsfromPuneandRajkotwillcompeteinIndianPremierLeague(IPL)replacingsuspendedChennaiSuperkingsand
RajasthanRoyalsfor2years.
442. TennisPlayerSaniaMirzaandCricketerAjinkyaRahanehavebeenconferredwithhonorarylifemembershipbyCricketClubof
India(CCI).
443. Tennis'sgoverningbodiesconstitutedAdamLewisheadedIndependentReviewPanel(IRP)tosafeguardintegrityintennis.
444. The4thAllIndiaPoliceArcheryChampionshipheldinNagaland.
445. TobagobatsmanIraqThomascreatedarecordbyscoring21ballcenturyinTobagoCricketAssociationsT20tournamentat
LouisD'or.HebrokepreviousrecordmadebyChrisGaylewhenhemadecenturyin30ballsinIPLMatchagainstPuneWarriors.
446. TwosportspersonsfromOdisha,SprinterJaunaMurmuandarcherRanjitNayakwereincludedinTargetOlympicPodium
(TOP)SchemeofGovernmentfor2016and2020OlympicGames.
447. TyremanufacturerMRFnamedSouthAfricanbatsmanABdeVilliersasitsbrandambassadorfor3years.
448. UMumbawonthesecondversionofStarSportsProKabaddibydefeatingBengaluruBulls.
449. UNESCOreportColour?WhatColour?hasbeenpresentedwithmeasurestofightonracismanddiscriminationinfootballsport.
450. USOpenTennis2015
Women'sSinglesFlaviaPennetta(Italy)wonbydefeatingRobertaVinci(Italy).
Men'sSinglesNovakDjokovic(Serbia)wonbybeatingRogerFederer(Switzerland).
MixedDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)andLeanderPaes(India)wonbydefeatingBethanieMattekSandsandSam
QuerreyofUnitedStates
Women'sDoublesMartinaHingis(Switzerland)andSaniaMirza(India)wonbydefeatingCaseyDellacqua(Australia)and
YaroslavaShvedova(Kazakhstan)
Men'sDoublesPierreHuguesHerbertandNicolasMahutoffrancewonbybeatingJamieMurray(UK)andJohnPeers
(Australia)
451. USAWomensTeamwonFINAWomenWaterPoloWorldLeagueSuperFinalinChinabydefeatingSpain.
452. USA'sAshtonEatonandEthiopia'sGenzebeDibabahavebeennamedmaleandfemaleIAAFWorldAthletesof2015.
453. Ukraine'sDniproDnipropetrovskFootballClubbecamefirstEuropeanteamtowinSaitNagjeeInternationalClubFootball
TournamentbydefeatingBrazilianFCAtleticoParanaense.ItwasheldinKerala.
454. UnitedKingdomAntiDoping(UKAD)isgrantedroleoforganisingaworldwidefightagainstperformanceenhancingdrugsin
therunupto2016OlympicGamesinRio(Brazil).
455. UnitedNationssuspendedRussiantennisplayerMariaSharapovaasGoodwillAmbassadoraftershewastestedpositiveon
dopingallegations.
456. UttarPradeshwonMushtaqAliT20TrophybydefeatingBaroda.
457. UttarakhandapprovednamesofformerfootballerandAsiangamesgoldmedallistRamBahadurChetriforKhelRatnaand
athleticscoachRenuKohliforDevbhoomiUttarakhandAward.WeightlifterHansaManralSharmawilbeconferredlifetime
achievementaward.
458. VijayChaudhariwon59thMaharashtraKesriWrestlingChampionship.
459. VirenderSehwagappointedasmentorofKingsXIPunjabteamforseason9ofIndianPremierLeague(IPL).
460. VirenderSehwag'sGeminiArabiansdefeatedBrianLarasLeoLionstowininauguralMastersChampionsLeagueCrickettitle.
461. WTAApiaInternatioanlTitle
Women'sDoublesSaniaMirza(India)andMartinaHingis(Switzerland)
Men'sSinglesViktorTroicki
Women'sSinglesSvetlanaKuznetsova
462. WTATennisRankings
AmericanSerenaWilliamsmaintainedtopspot.Top10are1SerenaWilliams,2.AgnieszkaRadwanska,3.Angelique
Kerber,4.GarbineMuguruza,5.VictoriaAzarenka,6.SimonaHalep,7.PetraKvitova,8.RobertaVinci,9.MariaSharapova,
10.BelindaBencic
463. WasimJafferbecamefirstcricketertoscore10000runsinRanjiTrophyhistory.
464. WayneRooneyhasbeenvoted2015EnglandPlayeroftheYearforfourthtime.
465. WestHamUnited'sAditiChauhanbecamefirstIndiantobeawardedAsianWomanFootballerofYearawardinUnited
Kingdom.
466. WestIndiesbatsmanShivnarineChanderpaulannouncedhisretirementfrominternationalcricket.
467. WestIndieswontheirfirsteverICCU19CricketWorldCupbydefeatingIndia.EventwashostedbyBangladesh.
468. WorldAntiDopingAgency(WADA)suspendedRussiasantidopingagencyRUSADAforbeingnoncompliantwithantidoping
charterinsports.
469. WuhanOpenWomen'sTennis2015
SinglesVenusWilliams(USA)wonbydefeatingGarbineMuguruza(Spain).
DoublesIndoSwisspairofSaniaMirzaMartinaHingiswonbydefeatingRomania'sIrinaCameliaBeguandMonica
Niculescu.
470. YachtingAssociationofIndia(YAI)SeniorNationalChampionship2015hostedbyIndianNavyWatermanshipTrainingCentre
inMumbai.
471. YaninaWickmayerofBelgiumwonJapanWomen'sOpenTennisTitlebydefeatingPolandsMagdaLinette.
472. YogeshwarDuttwonGoldinAsianOlympicQualificationtournamentatAstana(Kazakhstan).HardeepSinghwonSilverMedal.
473. YuzvendraChahalisonlyplayertorepresentIndiainchessandcricket.HisnameislistedinWorldChessFederationsofficial
site.Besidethis,heisplayingforIndiannationalcricketteam,whichistouringZimbabwe.
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