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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

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1.  2018 Women's Hockey World Cup 2018 (London (England)) -

  1. Netherlands won the title for record ________________________ time, defeating Ireland in Final by 6-0.
  2. Kitty van Male (Netherlands) was Top Goal Scooer with 8 Goals, while Netherlands' Lidewij Welten was named best player.
  3. Spain won 3rd place, defeating Australia to claim their first ever World Cup medal.
  4. India finished 8th in 16 Teams Tournament.
None of These

2. 2018 Cincinnati Masters Tennis 2018 (Also called Western & Southern Open) -

  1. Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic (___________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)
  3. Men's Doubles - Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) AND Bruno Soares (Brazil)
  4. Women's Doubles - Lucie Hradecká (Czech Republic) AND Ekaterina Makarova (Russia)
None of These

3. 2018 Los Cabos Men's ________________ Open -

  1. Singles - Fabio Fognini (Italy)
  2. Doubles - Marcelo Arévalo (El Salvador) AND Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela (Mexico)
Table Tennis
None of These

4. 2018 Rogers Cup Tennis (Toronto (Canada)) -

  1. Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (_______________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Simona Halep (Romania)
  3. Men's Doubles - Henri Kontinen (Finland) AND John Peers (Australia)
  4. Women's Doubles - Ashleigh Barty (Australia) AND Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)

5. 2018 Vietnam Open (________________) -

  1. Men's Singles - Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia)
  2. Women's Singles - Yeo Jia Min (Singapore)
  3. Men's Doubles - South Korea's Ko Sung-hyun AND Shin Baek-cheol
  4. Women's Doubles - Japan's Misato Aratama AND Akane Watanabe
Table Tennis
None of These

6. 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships will be held in _____________________ capital Pyongyang.

North Korean
South Korean
None of These

7. BCCI registered its new constitution with the Registrar of Societies of __________________________, in line with reforms listed by Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee.

  1. Granted full permanent membership to Railways, Tri-Services, and Association of Indian Universities.
  2. It restored voting rights of the cricket associations of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  3. It also agreed for One State, One Vote policy, that was recommended by R.M. Lodha Committee, formed in January 2015 after Mukul Mudgal Committee report that called for reforms within BCCI.
Tamil Nadu
None of These

8. Badminton World Championships 2018, Held at Nanjing (___________________). -

  1. India's P V Sindhu finished second best in Women;s Singles, becoming only Indian to have four world championships podium finishes.
  2. Men’s singles - Kento Momota (Japan), defeating China’s Shi Yuqi. He became first Japanese man to win it.
  3. Women’s singles - Carolina Marin (Spain) won by defeating India’s P V Sindhu.
  4. Men’s doubles - Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen
  5. Women’s doubles - Japanese pair of Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.
  6. Mixed doubles - Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.
  7. Mascot of Event was Yu Bao.
None of These

9. Biennial Asian Nations Cup Chess Tournament held in Hamadan (__________________) -

  1. India won 5 medals - 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze AND ranked 2nd in overall ranking.
  2. Winning team of Gold consisted of Harika Dronavalli , Eesha Karavade, Padmini Rout, Vaishali R, Aakanksha Hagawane.
  3. Medal Table was topped by Iran Green.
None of These

10. FIFA took temporary control over the _____________ Football Association due to governance issues.

None of These

11. Ferrari's Racer Sebastian Vettel (___________) won F1 Belgian Grand Prix.

None of These

12. Forbes' List Of Highest Paid Female Athletes 2018 -

  1. ________________ Tennis Player Serena Williams (with earnings of $18.1 million) is highest paid female athlete for 3rd consecutive year.
  2. Top 3 -
    1. Serena Williams ($18.1 million) (American Tennis Player)
    2. Dane Caroline Wozniacki ($13 million) (Danish Tennis Player)
    3. Sloane Stephens ($11.2 million) (American tennis player)
  3. Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu ranked at 7th place with earnings of $8.5 million.
None of These

13. ITF men’s Futures Men's tennis tournament (__________________) -

  1. Singles - Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) 
  2. Doubles - Justin Barki (Indonesia) AND Christopher Rungkat (Indonesia)

14. India won South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Football Championship, held in Thimpu (_____________________ ), by defeating Bangladesh.

None of These

15. Japan won its first FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title, held in ____________________. Japan defeated Spain in final.

  1. England held 3rd place while France stayed 4th.
  2. Patricia Guijarro (Spain) named as Best Player.
None of These

16. ________________ will be included as a demonstration sport in Asian Indoor Games, Also having possibility to be included as a discipline in next Asian Games.

Table Tennis
None of These

17. ________________ won their first Tamil Nadu Premier League 2018 title, defeating Dindigul Dragons.

Tuti Patriots
Madurai Panthers
Kanchi Veerans
Kovai Kings
None of These

18. Misc. Sporting Events (August 2018) -

  1. 10-year-old swimmer Clark Kent Apuada (__________________________________) has broke a record held by Noted Olympian Swimmer Michael Phelps, completing 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38, ahead of Phelps' record that he set in 1995 (with 1:10.48 timing).
  2. Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia created a world record for 50 metres backstroke swimming, as he won European Championship in Glasgow (Scotland). He recorded 24 seconds and broke previous record by 0.04 seconds.
  3. Indian Chess Player Vaibhav Suri beat Prithu Gupta and won Biel Masters Chess title in Switzerland.
  4. Indian Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won his first European Tour title at Fiji International.
  5. Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli became fastest captain to reach 7000 international runs. Kohli also featured at top in latest ICC Test Rankings. Also, Nepalese cricketer Rohit Kumar Paudel (aged 15 years) became 4th youngest debutant in men’s ODI cricket.
  6. Karman Kaur Thandi became 6th Indian to rank among top 200th in WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) list, after Ankita Raina, Sania Mirza, Nirupama Vaidyanathan, Shikha Uberoi and Sunitha Rao.
  7. India's under-20 Football team won a game against traditionally strong Argentina tea by 2-1, during COTIF Cup in Spain. Also, under-16 team football of India defeated under-16 champions team of Iraq in West Asian Football Federation Cup in Amman (Jordon).
  8. India’s Swastika Ghosh won bronze medal in junior girls’ doubles along with Singapore’s Jingyi Zhou in 2018 Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open, in Hong Kong.
  9. Tokyo 2020 (Japan) will be first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues. It will use IC chips within identification cards to automatically verify identity of those entering over 40 sporting venues.
  10. Indian-American student Avi Goel won world championship at International Geography Bee’s junior varsity division held in Berlin (Germany).
  11. Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Aldossary won FIFA eWorld Cup held at O2 Arena in London (Britain).
  12. English cricketer James Anderson became first player to take 100 wickets at Lord’s, achieving it during second Test against India.
  13. Indian golfer Viraj Madappa became youngest Indian to win on Asian Tour, after winning his first title on Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  14. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli stayed at top spot in list of highest run scorers in international cricket in 2018.
  15. Indian cyclist Esow Alben won India’s maiden medal in track cycling at world level, after he won silver medal in Men’s Keirin event of UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships held in Aigle (Switzerland).
  16. New Delhi will host Combined ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup to be held before 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  17. 14 years old Nihal Sarin became India’s 53rd Chess Grandmaster after winning at Abu Dhabi Masters. Also, Vaishali R (17 years), became India’s latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) after earning her third and final WGM norm at Riga Technical University Open at Latvia.
  18. India's Para Athlete Divyesh Sondagar won 2 Gold medals in World Celebral Palsy Games in Barcelona (Spain).
  19. Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan set the world record for the most economical four-over bowling figures in history of T20 cricket, when he conceded just 1 run in 4 overs spell, with 23 dot balls.
None of These

19. _____________________ for First time will Organize 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup, which will be the 14th edition of tournament. It will be organized in November - December 2018, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

West Bengal
None of These

20. Parijat Urja Chakra and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) organized a special campaign at Fatehgarh villageof Ambala in _______________________, to create awareness about the ill effects of crop residue burning and management.

None of These

21. Supreme Court approved draft Constitution of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) -

  1. Granted full permanent membership to Railways, Tri-Services, and Association of Indian Universities.
  2. It restored voting rights of the cricket associations of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  3. It also agreed for One State, One Vote policy, that was recommended by ___________________ Committee, formed in January 2015 after Mukul Mudgal Committee report that called for reforms within BCCI.
R.M. Lodha
Nripendra Misra
Pradeep Kumar Sinha 
Tarun Shridhar
None of These

22. will host upcoming Asia Cup Cricket T20 Tournament 2018. 6 Asian Teams will participate in it.

West Indies
Sri Lanka
None of These

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