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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - January 2017

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1. 13 time gymnastics world champion ___________ rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva announced retirement ?

Russian
German
French
Spanish
None of These


2. 13th National Ice Skating Championship 2017 held in Gurugram (_______________) ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
J & K
None of These


3. 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Held. Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha (Kenya) is Ambassador for 14th Mumbai Marathon.

  1. Men's - ______________’s Alphonce Simbu (Time - 02:09:32)
  2. Women's - Kenya’s Bornes Kitur (Time 02:29:02)
Kenya
Poland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
None of These


4. 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Badminton -

  1. Women’s singles -‚ Saina Nehwal (India)‚ won by defeating Pornpawee Chochuwong (Thailand).
  2. Men’s Singles - Ng Ka Long (___________).
  3. Men’s Doubles - Berry Angriawan and Hardianto (Indonesia).
  4. Women’s Doubles - Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand).
  5. Mixed Doubles - Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing (Malaysia).
Vietnam
Japan
Laos
Myanmar
Hong Kong


5. All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched first-ever Indian Women’s League (IWL) to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium in ______________ in 2017, with 6 Teams Participating ?

Ahmedabad
Jaipur
New Delhi
Guwahati
None of These


6. ____________ Cricketers David Boon, Matthew Hayden and late Betty Wilson Inducted into _____________ Cricket's Hall of Fame ?

Australian
French
German
Spanish
None of These


7. Australian Open Tennis 2017 -

  1. Men's Singles - Roger Federer (_______________), by defeating Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  2. Women's Singles - Serena Williams (United States), by defeating Venus Williams (USA)
  3. Men's Doubles - Henri Kontinen (Finland) and John Peers (Australia)
  4. Women's Doubles - Bethanie Mattek - Sands (United States) / Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Abigail Spears (United States) / Juan Sebastin Cabal (Colombia)
Spain
Switzerland
Poland
Russia
None of These


8. Brisbane International Tennis 2017 -

  1. Men's Singles - Grigor Dimitrov (____________)
  2. Women's Singles - Karol­na Pl­kov (Czech Republic)
  3. Men's Doubles - Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson (Australia)
  4. Women's Doubles - Bethanie Mattek-Sands (United States) and‚ Sania Mirza (India)
Bulgaria
Bolivia
Brazil
Poland
None of These


9. ____________ became first country to officially recognise Parkour as a sport. Parkour (also known as freerunning sport) is similar to military obstacle training ?

Britain
France
Spain
Germany
None of These


10. __________ snooker Player Ronnie O’Sullivan won Dafabet Masters title by defeating Joe Perry ?

French
German
Spanish
British
None of These


11. Chennai Open Tennis 2017 (Sponsered by Aircel) -

  1. Men's singles - Roberto Bautista Agut (___________)
  2. Men's doubles - Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Neduncheziyan (India).
Poland
Germany
France
Spain
None of These


12. __________ won 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) tournament by defeating Mumbai Rockets ?

Pune Pistons
Chennai Smashers
Banga Beats
Hyderabad Hotshots
None of These


13. ______________ e-commerce Firm Alibaba became major sponsor of Olympic Games after signing a deal with International Olympic Committee (IOC) that runs until 2028, Including South Korea’s Pyeongchang hosting 2018 winter edition, Japan hosting 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo and China hosting 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing ?

Vietnamese
Japanese
Cambodian
Nepali
Chinese


14. Dragon Ball Z Son‚ Goku‚ has been selected as ambassador of the __________ Olympics to be held in Tokyo (Japan) ?

2020
2024
2028
2032
None of These


15. Eden Gardens Cricket stadium at _____________ will become first Indian stadium to have stands named after war heroes. Indian army, who is owner of land on which stadium is located, will finalize names before next International match ?

Jaipur
Delhi
Ahmedabad
Kolkata
None of These


16. Eight year old Abbu Ammaz from __________ won Gold Medal in Thai Boxing Championship at National level ?

Mizoram
Meghalya
J&K
Manipur
None of These


17. FIFA Council agreed to expand FIFA World Cup to a ________ - team competition from 2026 Onwards ?

24
48
36
60
None of These


18. Farrukh Amonatov of ___________ won 15th Delhi International Chess tournament ?

Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmmenistan
Uzbekistan
None of These


19. Former _____________ cricketer Arthur Morris posthumously inducted into International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame ?

Spanish
Japanese
German
Australian
None of These


20. ____________ won its First Ranji Trophy title by defeating Mumbai in final held at in Indore, Madhya Pradesh ?

Gujarat
Rajasthan
Maharashtra
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

 

21. India won 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Football Championship title by defeating _____________ ?

Bangladesh
Nepal
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
None of These


22. India's Kush Bhagat won 3 gold medals in 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championships in ________________ in all three categories - rapid, blitz and standard ?

Kuwait
UAE
Iran
Iraq
None of These


23. Indian Women Boxers won 6 Medals at 5th AIBA Nations cup in Ruma (__________), led by serbia with 22 medals ?

Poland
Netherlands
Norway
Serbia
None of These


24. Indian squash player _____________ won Under - 19 British Junior Open Squash 2017 by defeating India's Abhay Singh. Another Indian squash player, Shreyas Mehta won 2017 Scottish Junior Open Squash championship ?

Saurav Ghoshal
Dipika Pallikal
Joshna Chinappa
Anaka Alankamony
Velavan Senthilkumar


25. India’s First Fanatic Sports‚ Museum‚ opened in‚ __________, Displaying Memorables from cricket, hockey, football, Olympics and Paralympics ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Kolkata
Guwahati
None of These


26. International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified 3 __________ women’s weightlifting gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping - Cao Lei, Chen Xiexia and Liu Chunhong ?

Chinese
Japanese
Vietnamese
Cambodian
None of These


27. _________ inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ at Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. ?

Sachin Tendulkar
Kapil Dev
Sourav Ganguly
Anil Kumble
None of These


28. Lalchungnunga, Indian Footballer from ___________ has been chosen to train at Germany’s top football league‚ Bundesliga‚ for 6 years ?

Sikkim
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


29. Laxmipathy Balaji has been made bowling coach of IPL Cricket Team _____________. While, Virender Sehwag has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kings XI Punjab ?

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Delhi Darevils
Kolkata Knight Riders


30. ___________ announced to step down as captain of India’s limited over cricket matches - T-20 and ODI format ?

Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane
M S Dhoni
Rohit Sharma
None of These


31. Ministry of Urban Development launched Swachh Survekshan 2017 to rank _____________ cities/towns across on cleanliness with a population of 1 lakh and above. Survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Swachh Survekshan 2016 had ranked 73 cities and Mysore was ranked on top followed by Chandigarh.

200
1000
400
500
None of These


32. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched‚ Khelo India‚ National Competitions in ________, to promote sports at grass-root level ?

Guwahati
New Delhi
Kolkata
Mumbai
None of These


33. Nurturing Excellence in Sports Trust (NEST) launched‚ Khelegi toh Khilegi‚ initiative for Promoting _________ among girls between age of 10 to 15 years along with National Yuva Cooperative Society ?

Football
Cricket
Badminton
Hockey
None of These


34. _______________ won 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017 and 7th National Billiards Championships ?

Anuja Thakur
Subhash Agarwal
Michael Ferreira
Geet Sethi
Pankaj Advani


35. Philipino - American Grandmaster Wesley So won 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament in ____________, defeating Ian Nepomniatchi of Russia ?

Spain
Philippines
Germany
USA
None of These


36. Punjab Royals won Pro Wrestling League 2017 by defeating _________ ?

Haryana Hammers
UP Dangal
Jaipur Ninjas
Mumbai Maharathi
None of These


37. Qatar Open tennis 2017 -

  1. Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic (______________) defeated Andy Murray (Britain)
  2. Men's Doubles - Spanish Pair Feliciano L³pez and Marc L³pez defeated Philipp Petzschner (Germany) and Alexander Peya (Austria).
New Zealand
Poland
Switzerland
Qatar
Serbia


38. ____________ Cricket Association (RCA) became first state cricket governing body in India to accept all reforms recommended by Lodha Committee on structural reforms in BCCI ?

Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat
Telengana
None of These


39. ___________ 19 Year Old rhythmic gymnast‚ Yana Kudryavtseva‚ retired from competition . She had already won 13 world championships from 2013 to 2015 ?

Germany
Russia
Spain
France
None of These


40. _______ became first female professional boxer from India, after She signed 2 year deal with Sporty Boxing Private Limited, licensing body for professional boxers in India ?

Pinki Rani
Laishram Sarita Devi
Mary Kom
Kavita Goyat
Sarita Devi


41. Sergey Karjakin (Russia) won Gold medal in World Blitz Chess Championships held in Doha (Qatar), defeating ___________’s Magnus Carlsen ?

Serbia
Norway
Switzerland
Poland
None of These


42. ___________ tennis player Rafael Nadal won 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship by defeating David Goffin (Belgium) ?

Russian
Spanish
German
Swiss
None of These


43. Syed Modi Grand Prix Badminton 2017 (Hosted in India at Lucknow (UP)) -

  1. Women’s singles - _____________ (India), by defeating Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska
  2. Men’s Singles - Sameer Verma (India) by defeating B Sai Praneeth (India)
  3. Mixed Doubles - Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy
  4. Women’s Doubles - Kamilla Ryter Juhl and Christina Pedersen from Denmark
PV Sindhu
Saina Nehwal
Jwala Gutta
Sania Mirza
None of These


44. Sprinter Usain Bolt (___________) has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping offence committed by his teammate Nesta Carter during 4*100 m relay gold Race he won at Beijing 2008 Olympics. ?

Kenya
Nigeria
Trinidad and Tobago
Zimbabwe
Jamaica


45. ____________ became fastest Cricket captain to score 1000 runs, achieving this in 17 innings as captain. He took over previous record of South Africa’s AB de Villiers(18 innings) ?

Steve Smith
Virat Kohli
Greame Smith
Shakib Al Hasan
None of These


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