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1. ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun in Suhl (________________) -

  1. India Topped the Medal Tally with 24 Medals (10 Gold, 9 Silver and 5 Bronze). China was 2nd with 24 Medals and Germany Third with 10 Medals. Indian Gold Medalists -
    1. Vijayveer Sidhu - Men's 25m Standard Pistol
    2. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar - Men's 50m Rifle
    3. Gaurav Rana - Men's 50m Pistol
    4. Elavenil Valarivan -Women's 10m Air Rifle
    5. Anish Bhanwala - Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol
    6. Sarabjot Singh - Men’s 10m air pistol
    7. Remaining 4 Gold Medals were in various team Events.
Germany
Russia
Spain
France
None of These


2. 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) Football Title (32nd edition)

  1. Algeria won the title (their 2nd AFCON title), beating Senegal in Final. _____________ Teams participated in the event.
14
12
24
18
None of These


3. 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Football Title (15th edition), Hosted by US, Costa Rica and Jamaica-

  1. 16 Teams Participated in the event.
  2. _______________ won the title (Their 8th CONCACAF Gold Cup Football Title), with USA being Runners-up.
Cuba
Jamaica
Canada
Mexico
None of These


4. 2019 Canada Open Badminton -

  1. Men's Singles - Li Shifeng (____________)
  2. Women's Singles - An Se-young (South Korea)
  3. Men's Doubles - Denmark's Mathias Boe AND Mads Conrad-Petersen
  4. Women's Doubles - Australia's Setyana Mapasa ANDF Gronya Somerville
  5. Mixed Doubles - South Korea's Ko Sung-hyun AND Eom Hye-won
Japan
Vietnam
Indonesia
Malaysia
China


5. 2019 Copa América Football Title (46th edition), organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL in Brazil -

  1. 12 Teams Particiated, Brazil won the Title (Their ________________ Copa America title), with Peru as Runners-up. 
7th
6th
9th
8th
None of These


6. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup (8th Edition), Hosted by ______________ -

  1. 24 Teams from 6 confederations Participated.
  2. USA won the Title (Their 4th FIFA Women's WC), beating Netherlands in the Final.
  3. Megan Rapinoe (US) won Golden Boot for Top Scorer (6 goals) and also took Golden Ball award for best player of tournament.
France
Russia
Spain
Germany
None of These


7. 2019 Hall of Fame Open Men's Tennis (Newport, ____________) -

  1. Singles - John Isner (United States). Its John's 4th Hall of Fame Title. He defeated Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan)
  2. Doubles - Marcel Granollers (Spain) AND Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine)
UK
USA
Russia
Spain
None of These


8. 2019 Hamburg European Open Men's Tennis Title (_________________) -

  1. Singles - Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia), defeated Andrey Rublev (Russia)
  2. Doubles - Austria's Oliver Marach AND Jürgen Melzer
Germany
Russia
Spain
France
None of These


9. 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships (133rd Edition) Held in London (UK) -

  1. Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic (_______________).
    1. Novak Djokovic Defeated Roger Federer (Switzerland) in Final.It was his 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon Title.
  2. Women's Singles - Simona Halep (Romania).
    1. Simona Halep Defeated Serena Williams (USA). It was her 2nd Grand Slam Title (1st being 2018 French Open).
  3. Men's Doubles - Colombia's Juan Sebastián Cabal AND Robert Farah
  4. Women's Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) AND Barbora Strýcová (Czech Republic)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Ivan Dodig (Croatia) AND Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei)
  6. Boys' Singles - Shintaro Mochizuki (Japan)
  7. Girls' Singles - Daria Snigur (Ukraine)
Serbia
Switzerland
Russia
Poland
None of These


10. 21st Edition of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships held at JawaharLal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack (______________). 12 Nations participated in the event. Winners -

  1. Event Winner
    Men’s Singles Harmeet Desai (India)
    Women’s Singles Ayhika Mukherjee (India)
    Men’s Doubles Anthony Amalraj & Manav Thakkar (India)
    Women’s Doubles Pooja Sahasrabudhe & Krtittwika Sinha Roy (India)
    Mixed Doubles Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Archana Kamath (India)
  2. Medal Tally -
    1. Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1 India 7 5 3 15
      2 England 2 3 5
      3 Singapore 6 6
      4 Malaysia 1 1
      5 Nigeria 1 1
Goa
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
None of These


11. 30th Summer Universiade 2019 (Naples, __________________) -

  1. Approx 6000 Atheletes from 118 Nations participated in 220 events of 18 sports.
  2. Medal Table -
    1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1  Japan 33 21 28 82
      2  Russia 22 24 36 82
      3  China 22 13 8 43
      4  United States 21 17 15 53
      5  South Korea 17 17 16 50
      6  Italy  15 13 16 44
      7  Chinese Taipei 9 13 10 32
      8  Mexico 8 7 6 21
      9  Iran (IRI) 7 3 7 17
      10  South Africa 6 8 4 18
  3. India was Ranked 29th (Jointly with Lithunia and Slovakia). India won 4 Medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze). Indian Medalists -
    1. Winners Medal
      Dutee Chand Women’s 100-metre sprint(Gold)
      Elavenil Valarivan Women’s 10m Air Rifle(Silver)
      Nina Chandel, Elavenil Valarivan and Aayushi Gupta Women’s team Air Rifle(Bronze)
      Angad Vir Singh Bajwa Men’s skeet(Bronze)
  4. 2021 Summer Universiade will be held in Chengdu (China).
Belgium
Poland
Russia
Italy
None of These


12. 3rd edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati (_______________) between 18-30 January 2020.

  1. Khelo India 1st edition was held in New Delhi in 2018, while Pune hosted 2nd edition in 2019.
  2. Khelo India games are National level multidisciplinary grassroots games held for two categories-Under-17 years and Under-21 students.
  3. Every year best performing 1000 participants are given an annual scholarship of INR 5,00,000 for 8 years to prepare them for international sporting events.
Meghalaya
Assam
Manipur
Tripura
None of These


13. World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju (_________________). Sevral New world records were formed during the event -

  1. British swimmer Adam Peaty broken world record in men’s 100 metre breaststroke at the . He smashed previous record of 57.10 seconds set by himself in 2018.
  2. Kristof Milak (Hungary) brpoe Michael Phelps' long-standing world record in the 200 metres butterfly, with timimg of 1:50.73 (Phelps had time of 1:51.51).
  3. USA's Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps World record in 100 metres butterfly, with 49.50 seconds time.
Myanmar
Vietnam
Japan
China
South Korea


14. Ashish Kumar won gold medal at _______________ Open International Boxing Tournament 2019. India won 1 gold, four silver and three bronze at the event.

Thailand
Malaysia
Poland
Indonesia
None of These


15. Chinese tennis great Li Na and France’s Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of _________________ were inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame. They all are two-time Grand Slam singles champions.

France
Spain
Poland
Russia
None of These


16. Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2019 held in Apia (________________________) -

  1. India finished on top of medals tally, with Indian contingent at top in both junior and senior age groups.
  2. Weightlifting events were held across 3 categories- Senior, Junior and Youth.
  3. India won 35 medals (22 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze medals) across 3 age groups. Notable Facts -
    1. 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Mirabai Chanu Won gold in women’s 49 kg.
    2. India also broke 22 records in all 3 age groups in World, Asian, Commonwealth and National level.
    3. Jeremy Lalrinnunga competing in 67 kg male event broke a youth world record with lift of 136 kg in snatch.
    4. Jhilli Dalabehera won gold in women’s 45kg event. She set 6 records with a clean and jerk lift of 94 kg and total lift of 164 kg at Commonwealth (Senior and Junior) and Junior National level.
    5. Ajay Singh created a new Commonwealth record in clean and jerk category by lifting 190kg.
  4. Indian Gold Medalists -
    1. Women -
      1. Jhilli Dalabehra - 45 kg(Senior)
      2. Mirabai Chanu - 49 kg(Senior)
      3. Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi - 55kg(Senior)
      4. Davinder Kaur - 59kg (Senior)
      5. Rakhi Halder - 64kg(Senior)
      6. P Anuradha - 87kg(Senior)
      7. Bornali Borah - 45 kg(Junior)
      8. Sukarna Adak - 59kg(Junior)
      9. Seram Nirupama Devi - 64kg(Junior)
      10. Soumya Sunil Dalvi - 40 kg(Youth)
      11. Sukarna Adak - 59kg(Youth)
    2. Men -
      1. Achinta Sheuli - 73 kg(Senior)
      2. Ajay Singh - 81 Kg(Senior)
      3. Pardeep Singh - 102 kg(Senior)
      4. Rishikanta Singh - 55kg(Senior)
      5. Gulam Navi - 67kg(Junior)
      6. Jacob Vanlaltluanga - 61kg(Junior)
      7. Achinta Sheuli - 73kg(Junior)
      8. Bhaktaram Desti - 49kg(Youth)
      9. Jacob Vanlaltluanga - 61kg(Youth)
      10. L Sadananda Singh - 73kg(Youth)
      11. A.S.R.K. Yadav - 81kg(Youth)
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Samoa
Australia
None of These


17. FIFA awarded FIFA under 20 Women World Cup 2020 (10th edition) hosting rights to ____________________. It will be first ever FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Africa. While, India was earlier named as host of 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup host.

Niger
Nigeria
Ethiopia
South Africa
None of These


18. Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became ______________________ Indian to be included in ICC Hall of Fame. Along with Sachin, South Africa’s Allan Donald and Australia’s Female Cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick were also chosen for induction into hall of fame. Other Indians in ICC Hall of Fame - Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid.

9th
6th
5th
8th
None of These


19. Grand Prix of ________________ Women’s Wrestling 2019 -

  1. India’s Vinesh Phogat won gold medal after shifting to 53kg category and Divya Kakran won Gold in 68kg category. India finished 2nd in team championship behind Russia.
  2. Other Indian Winners - Pooja Dhanda in 57kg category, Seema in 50kg category, Manju Kumari in 59kg category and Kiran in 76kg category Won Silver Medals.
Germany
France
Russia
Spain
None of These


20. Hima Das from __________________ won Gold Medal in women’s 200m race with a time of 23.97 seconds  at Kutno Athletics Meet (Poland). This is Hima's second gold in a week. Earlier she had won gold at 200m women's race in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. Indian Medalists at Meet - 

Category Medal Name
Women’s 200m race

 

Gold Hima Das
Silver VK Vismaya
Men’s 200m race Gold Muhammed Anas
Men’s 400m hurdles

 

Gold M P Jabir
Bronze Jithin Paul
Assam
Meghalaya
Manipur
Tripura
None of These


21. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Hosted by UK (12th Edition) -

  1. England won the title, defeating New Zealand in Final at Lord’s cricket stadium in London. England won by Boundary count rule, as the scores were tied (also in super over). It was first Cricket world cup title for England. 10 Teams participated in the event.
  2. Player of the tournament - Kane Williamson (__________________________________).
  3. Player of the Match in Final - Ben Stokes (England).
  4. Highest run scorer of tournament - Rohit Sharma (India). Rohit also became 1st batsman to score 5 centuries in a world cup.
  5. Highest wicket taker of tournament - Mitchell Starc (Australia).
  6. ICC named Team of 2019 World Cup, which features two Indians - Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is named captain of the team.
  7. Total prize money pool of tournament was US $10 million, with Winner taking 4 Million USD and runner up taking 2 Million USD.
  8. Australia's Mitchell Starc Became Fastest to reach ODI Wickets and India's Virat Kohli became fastest to 20000 International Runs.
New Zealand
England
South Africa
Australia
None of These


22. ICC announced blueprint of Inaugural ICC World Test Cricket Championships 2019-2021 -

  1. It will begin with Ashes series between Australia and England in August 2019.
  2. India will begin its World Test Championship campaign with its two-match Test series against the West Indies in August 2019. Final will be played in England in June 2021.
  3. ___________________ top-ranked teams in the ICC Test rankings will be competing in the World Test Championship.
  4. Teams will be required to play six bilateral test series each against mutually chosen teams during World Test Championship. 3 of test series will be played at home, remaining 3 away. Teams will be facing just six teams, instead of eight.
10
9
11
8
None of These


23. Indian Players G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won bronze at World Tour Platinum _____________Open Table Tennis, defeating South Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu in Geelong near Melbourne.  This is India's first ever medal in ________________ Open, which is a Platinum TT event.

Russian
South African
British
Australian
None of These


24. Indian boxers remained at top with 9 medals (7 gold and 2 silver) at 23rd President’s Cup Boxing Tournament 2019 in Labuan Bajo (______________). Notably, Noted Indian Boxer MC Mary Kom defeated Australia’s April Franks to win Gold.

Myanmar
Spain
Vietnam
Malaysia
Indonesia


25. Indian sprinter Hima Das won her 5th gold within a month, after she won 400m competition in Nove Mesto (Czech Republic). Other 4 Golds won by Hima over past month are -

  1. 200m gold in women’s 200m at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in ______________
  2. 200m gold in women’s 200m at Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.
  3. 200m gold in women’s 200m at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet 2019 in Czech Republic.
  4. 200m gold in women’s 200m at Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic.
Russia
Spain
Poland
France
None of These


26. Indonesia Open Badminton 2019 -

  1. Men's Singles - Chou Tien-chen (Chinese Taipei)
  2. Women's Singles - Akane Yamaguchi (_______________)
  3. Men's Doubles - Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon AND Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  4. Women's Doubles - Japan's Yuki Fukushima AND Sayaka Hirota
  5. Mixed Doubles - China's Zheng Siwei AND Huang Yaqiong
Japan
China
Vietnam
Indonesia
None of These


27. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Lifted ban put on Kuwait in _____________, clearing Kuwait's Participation in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kuwait was suspended in October ____________ following "undue government interference after a sports law that was not compatible with basic principles that govern Olympic Movement was passed in country".

2016
2015
2017
2018
None of These


28. F1 Grand Prix Races in July 2019 -

  • Mercedes Racer Lewis Hamilton (________________) won British Grand Prix 2019
  • 1RedBull Racer Max Verstappen (Belgian-Dutch) won Austrian Grand Prix 2019
  • RedBull Racer Max Verstappen (Belgian-Dutch) won German Grand Prix 2019.
Russia
Spain
UK
France
None of These


29. Misc. Sports Events (July 2019) -

  1. Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav became World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia silver Welterweight Champion after winning title bout held in Pattaya (Thailand), defeating Fahpetch Singmanassak of Thailand.
  2. Odisha will host 21st Commonwealth Championship 2019, in Cuttack.
  3. ____________________ won Under-21 European Championship Football title, after beating Germany in Italy.
  4. 34th Hyderabad Sailing Week National Ranking Multi-Class Championship 2019 held in Hyderabad (Telangana). It is held every year in cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
  5. Indian team (Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat) lost to Pakistan in final of IBSF Snooker World Cup in Doha (Qatar).
  6. Odisha will host 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in Cuttack, Between July 17 - 22, 2019.
  7. Indian field and track athletes won 10 Medals (5 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze) at Qasanov Memorial Meet at Almaty in Kazakhstan. Gold Medals - Mohammed Afsal (men's 800m), Gagandeep Singh (men's discus throw), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (women's discuss throw), MD. Salahuddin (men's triple jump), Sahil Silwal (men's javelin throw).
  8. India's Para-athlete Toran Yadavwon 3 silver medals at 4th World Wealth Yoga Championship in Bulgaria.
  9. India's Arinjita Dey won silver medal in World Youth Karate Cup held in Umag (Croatia).
  10. India’s first Grandmaster and five-time World chess champion Viswanathan Anand became mentor for Indian edition of chesskid.com, a US-based chess platform.
  11. Indian Professional boxer Vijender Singh Beniwal won his 11th consecutive win in US professional Boxing (United States) against Mike Snider (US).
  12. Olympic silver medallist British Boxer Amir Khan won WBC international welterweight title, after knocking out Australian Billy Dib.
  13. International Shooting Sport Federation approved India to host ISSF World Cup stages in New Delhi in March 2020.
  14. Medalists at XXII Tatyana Kolpakova international athletics meet in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) -
    1. M. Sreeshankar - Men’s triple jump (Gold).
    2. Mohammed Salahuddin - Men’s triple jump (Gold).
    3. Sahil Silwal - Men’s javelin throw(Gold).
  15. Table Tennis Player Sharath Kamal voted Sportsperson of the Year in Indian Oil Sports Conclave.
  16. India wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second consecutive gold in 53 kg, at Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul.
  17. India's Anahat Singh and Neel Joshi won girls’ U13 and boys’ U17 title respectively at Dutch Junior Open squash tournament in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  18. India's Arjun Bhati won Future Champions Golf (FCG) Callaway Junior World Golf Championship 2019, defeating Taiwan’s Jeremy Chen with 199 strokes in California (USA).
  19. Indian archer Deepika Kumari won silver at Ready Steady Tokyo test event for 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo (Japan).
  20. Indian Former athlete P T Usha nominated for International Association of Athletics Federations Veteran Pin for her long and meritorious service to cause of World Athletics.
  21. Wolverhampton Wanderers Beat Manchester City to Win Premier League Asia Trophy Football Title.
  22. Boxer Shiva Thapa became India's first gold-medallist at Kazakhstan President's Cup boxing tournament,. Making his international debut in newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg.Thapa's opponent, Kazakhstan's Zakir Safiullin, had to pull out due to injury.
  23. India's Ravinder Kumar Malik won Mr. South Asia title, winning 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu (Nepal).
  24. Shane Lowry (Ireland) won British Open 2019 Golf, as his first major Golf title.
  25. North Korea won 2nd edition of Intercontinental Cup football tournament, defeatig Tajikistan in finals in Ahmedabad (Gujatat). Participamts were North Korea, Tajikistan, India and Syria.
    1. During the event, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveiled All India Football Federation (AIFF) Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20. He also renamed ‘AIFF Baby Leagues’ to ‘AIFF Golden Baby Leagues’, with focus laid for ages under 6 to under 12.
  26. India’s silver medal in the mixed relay event at Asian Games 2018 will be upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya was given a 4-year ban for failing a dope test by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). India's mixed relay team comprising Hima Das, Mohammad Anas, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won silver at Jakarta Asian Games 2018. Bahrain’s mixed relay team had won gold.
  27. Prithu Gupta (aged 15 years), became India’s 64th Grandmaster by beating Germany’s Lev Yankelevich during Portuguese League 2019.
  28. India's Rani Banga won gold medal in Rope exercise and a silver medal in clubs exercise at annual Championship held at Holon, Israel.
  29. Abhay Singh and Tanvi Khanna won men's and women's titles respectively in 6th Bengal Open squash tournament.
  30. Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao claimed WBA welterweight championship 2019 by defeating Keith Thurman of US.
  31. BCCI approved Indian Cricketers Association (ICA), which is not affiliated to Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) and is only open to former men and women cricketers.
  32. Egan Bernal became 1st Colombian to win Tour de France Cycling Title in Paris (France). 22 year old Bernal has also become the youngest rider to win this race in 110 years.
  33. Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev will chose India's new Head Cricket coach, to replace outgoing Ravi Shastri.
  34. Chandigarh received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) after nearly four decades. After getting BCCI affiliation, Chandigarh Cricket Association-Punjab recently decided to merge with Union Territory Cricket Association, paving way for Union Territory to be recognised as a separate entity.
  35. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) pulled out of Commonwealth Games Federation general assembly meeting, to protest against dropping shooting from 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
  36. For the first time in Olympic Games’ history, Table Tennis Mixed Doubles event added in a new Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games. India will be represented by Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal.
  37. Bhakti Kulkarni retained her title in 46th National Women Chess Championship 2019 in Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu).
  38. American Athlete Dalilah Muhammad has set new world record in 400m hurdles women’s athletics at U.S. Championships athletics, clocking 52.20 sec (ahead of previous record of 52.34 sec) by Russia’s Yuliya Pechonkina in 2003.
  39. Tamil Nadu's Jerlin Anika won gold medal in World Deaf Youth Badminton Championships held in Taipei. She won 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
  40. Cricketer Prithvi Shaw suspended by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for 8 Months, till November 15, 2019 for violating anti-doping code. He consumed a prohibited substance included in over-the-counter cough syrup.
  41. International Cricket Council named two new umpires in Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 seasons - Michael Gough (England) and Joel Wilson (West Indies).
Poland
Germany
France
Russia
Spain


30. ______________'s Magnus Carlsen won 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour title. India's Viswanathan Anand finished 11th.

Russia
Poland
Norway
France
None of These


31. _________________cricket has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect. With this, ___________ will be out of all ICC tournaments including upcoming T20 World Cup in 2020 in Australia.

Ghana
Botswana
South Africa
Zimbabwe
None of These




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