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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - January 2018

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1. __________ Footballer Mohamed Salah is named Arab Football Player of 2017, in a poll conducted by over 100 sports journalists from various Arab countries.

Egyptian
Iranian
Kuwaiti
Israeli
None of These


2. ___________ became India’s highest ranked player in International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings, with 49th Rank globally. He is followed by Sharath Kamal who is at 51st world rank. In women’s ranking, Manika Batra topped among Indians with world rank 62.

Rohan Bopanna
Mahesh Bhupathi
G Sathiyan
Leander Paes
None of These


3. Indian golfer Shiv Kapur won Royal Cup at Pattaya (_____________), his 3rd Asian Tour title of 2017.

Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
None of These


4. Vidarbha won the Ranji Trophy of Cricket for the first time, defeating ______________ in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), with Rajneesh Gurbani named as Man of The Match.

Jharkhand
Bengal
Saurashtra
Mumbai
Delhi


5. _______________ signed Host City Contract with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to host 39th National Games in 2022.

Manipur
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Assam
None of These


6. ____________'s Colin Munro became first cricketer to score 3 hundreds in T20 internationals, when he scored 3rd T20 100 against west Indies.

New Zealand
England
Sourth Africa
Australia
None of These


7. 2nd Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships held in ________.

Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


8. Former ______________ Cricketer Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of IPL Team Delhi Daredevils.

Australian
South African
English
New Zealand
None of These


9. 2018 Maharashtra Men's Tennis Title (Also called Tata Open) -

  1. Men's Singles - Gilles Simon (_______________), defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson
France
Russia
Spain
Germany
None of These


10. 2018 Shenzhen Women's Tennis Open (China) -

  1. Singles - Simona Halep (_____________)
  2. Doubles - Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu AND Simona Halep
France
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Romania
None of These


11. _______________ football player Philippe Coutinho became second most expensive soccer transfer ever after Liverpool FC sent him to Barcelona FC for 160 million Euros ($192 million).

  1. Brazilian football player Neymar is most exensive ever with his 200 million pounds worth transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain in 2017.
Spanish
Argentina
Russian
Brazilian
None of These


12. Brisbane International Tennis 2018 (______________) -

  1. Men's Singles - Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
  2. Women's Singles - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
  3. Men's Doubles - Henri Kontinen (Finland) AND John Peers (Australia)
  4. Women's Doubles - Netherlands's Kiki Bertens AND Demi Schuurs
Ukraine
Australia
New Zealand
Spain
None of These


13. Kajal Kumari and Moha. Ghufran won women s singles and men's singles respectively in 24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship in ______________.

Guwahati
Kolkata
Delhi
Pune
Mumbai


14. _____________ won 3rd Hopman Cup (Tennis) as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber at Perth Arena (Australia).

Switzerland
France
Russia
Spain
None of These


15. WTA Auckland Women's Tennis Open (New Zealand) -

  1. Singles - Julia Görges (_________)
  2. Doubles - Sara Errani (Italy) AND Bibiane Schoofs (Netherlands)
France
Spain
Russia
Germany
None of These


16. BCCI banned ________________ for five months after failed a dope test. However the backdated ban will get over on Jan 14, 2018.

S Sreesanth
Gautam Gambhir
Yusuf Pathan
Suresh Raina
None of These


17. Aanchal Thakur from Himachal Pradesh became first Indian to win an international medal in skiing after she won Bronze at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) in Erzurum in ___________________.

Russia
Turkey
Spain
Iran
None of These


18. Harjinder Singh is appointed as Chef De Mission of Indian Contingent participating in 23rd Winter Olympic Games to be held in Pyeongchang (_____________) in February 2018.

Japan
South Korea
China
Vietnam
None of These


19. ______________ will hold first ever Baby Olympics in April 2018, where medals will be contested by 2 - 4 year-olds, to promote Olympic principles at very young age.

Spain
Israel
Lebanon
Bahrain
None of These


20. _________________'s Kagiso Rabada became youngest bowler ever (22 years age) to top ICC Test Bowlers' rankings.

South Africa
Australia
New Zealand
England
None of These


21. ________________ Hockey won 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division) in Assam, defeating Rajasthan.

Assam
Rajasthan
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


22. Hyderabad Hunters won 3rd Premier Badminton League championship in Hyderabad, after beating _______________ in final.

Awadhe Warriors
Bengaluru Blasters
Delhi Acers
Chennai Smashers
None of These


23. Noted ______________ Footballer Formally announced his retirement. He was although not playing for national side since last 2 years.

German
Chilian
Argentine
Brazilian
None of These


24. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore launched official anthem and mascot of Khelo India School Games, beginning January 31.

  1. Government will extend cash incentives to grassroots level coaches of medal-winning athletes in International Games. Now, when an athlete wins a medal at Commonwealth / Asian / Olympic Games, 20 % of money will go to coaches who worked on them at grass-root level and 30 % will be given to developmental coaches.
  2. Under Khelo India, Sports Ministry will select _______________ athletes every year Through School Games, for a scholarship of Rs 5 lakhs each for eight successive years.
  3. Mascots of Khelo India School Games are Vijay the tiger and Jaya the black buck. While, Aur khelna chahte hain hum is official anthem.
5000
6000
3000
2000
1000


25. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) will induct retired player _____________ into WWE Hall of Fame class, first in 2018.

Undertaker
Kurt Angle
Goldberg
Lou Albano
None of These


26. ICC Cricket Awards 2018 -

  1. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Men’s Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli (India). It is kohli's 2nd Title as ICC Cricketer of the year after 2012.
  2. Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year - Steve Smith (___________)
  3. Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli (India)
  4. Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
  5. Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  6. David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year - Marais Erasmus
  7. ICC Spirit of Cricket - Anya Shrubsole (England)
Australia
England
New Zealand
South Africa
None of These


27. India won Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 by beating Pakistan at Sharjah (____________).

Bangladesh
UAE
Sri Lanka
Afghanistan
None of These


28. 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships held in Mangaluru (____________). Rakhi Halder lifted 128kgs in clean and jerk for a total of 230kgs to create a new national record.

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


29. Delhi won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Cricket Trophy, Defeating _______________ in Kolkata (WB).

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan


30. Indian Badminton Player ________________ won Swedish Open Junior International Series as his first international title. He defeated Denmark’s Mads Christophersen.

H. S. Prannoy
Kidambi Srikkanth
Siddharth Pratap Singh
Sameer Verma
None of These


31. International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that 2018 Women’s World T20 will be hosted by _______________ in November 2018. Note that Next Men's T20 WC will be held in Australia in 2020.

India
England
South Africa
West Indies
None of These


32. Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 -

  1. ___________________ ’s Solomon Deksisa won in Men's Category. Amane Gobena (Ethiopia) won in women's Category.
  2. T ZGopi won in Indian Elite Men's category while Sudha Singh won in Indian Elite Women category.
Kenya
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Jamaica
None of These


33. 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auctions -

  1. Among Indian players, Jaydev Unadkat became most expensive at INR 11.5 crores, bought by Rajasthan Royals.
  2. Overall, Ben Stokes (_______________) became costliest buy with 12.5 Cr spent on himby Rajasthan Royals.
  3. Sandeep Lamichhane became first Nepali cricketer to get IPL contract after he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for 20 Lakh.
England
Australia
New Zealand
West Indies
None of These


34. Australian Open Tennis 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles - Roger Federer (________________), Defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia. It is 20th grand slam title for Federer.
  2. Women's Singles - Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), defeating Simona Halep (Romania)
  3. Men's Doubles - Oliver Marach (Austria) AND Mate Pavić (Croatia)
  4. Women's Doubles - Tímea Babos (Hungary) AND Kristina Mladenovic (France)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Mate Pavić (Croatia) AND Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada). They defeated Pair of Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Rohan Bopanna (India)
  6. Boys' Singles - Sebastian Korda (USA)
  7. Girls' Singles - Liang En-shuo (Chinese Taipei)
Greece
Bulgaria
Bolivia
Poland
Switzerland


35. India's ____________ and James Cerretani (USA) won men’s doubles tennis title of Newport Beach Challenger event at California (USA).

Rohan Bopanna
Leander Paes
Kidambi Srikkanth
Mahesh Bhupathi
None of These


36. Indonesia Masters Badminton 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles - Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
  2. Women's Singles - Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei), defeated India's __________________
  3. Men's Doubles - Indonesia's Markus Fernaldi Gideon AND Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  4. Women's Doubles - Japan's Misaki Matsutomo AND Ayaka Takahashi
  5. Mixed Doubles - China's Zheng Siwei AND Huang Yaqiong
Saina Nehwal
P V Sindhu
Jwala Gutta
Sania Mirza
None of These


37. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched Pledge for Khelo India at Khelo India School Games Carnival in Delhi. Its vision is to inspire youngsters to build mass participation and excellence in sports.

  1. Khelo India School Games were launched under Khelo India Programme. It encompassed 16 sports disciplines under which overall 199 gold medals, 199 silver medals, 275 bronze medals are to be awarded.
  2. Khelo India Programme was launched in 2016 for building inclusive and comprehensive sports ecosystem in country.
  3. Under Khelo India, Sports Ministry will select 1000 athletes every year Through School Games, for a scholarship of Rs 5 lakhs each for _______________ successive years.
  4. It subsumed earlier 3 schemes into 1, namely Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA)National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) and Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS).
10
3
4
18
8


38. Football Delhi announced to observe Indian football Captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday (3rd _____________) as Delhi’s Football Day.

August
September
January
December
None of These


39. PM Narendra Modi launched first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, to be held till Feb 08, 2018 -

  1. In this first edition of Khelo India School Games, Under-17 athletes are invited to participate across __________________ disciplines - Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. 199 gold medals, 199 silver medals and 275 bronze medals will be awarded in this edition.
  2. Khelo India has been introduced to revive sports culture at grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports and establishing India as a grea sporting nation.
  3. Talented players identified in priority sports will be provided annual assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.
14
16
18
20
None of These


40. Sharath Kamal won men singles title (8th time) in 79th edition of 11Even Sports National Table Tennis Championships in Ranchi (______________). Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged new women champion.

Bihar
West Bengal
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand




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