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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - May 2018

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1. Delhi based Sudeva Football Club accquired ______________ league’s third division club C.D Olimpic Xativa, to expand its operations in Europe. Sudeva becomes First Indian football club to do so.

Spanish
French
German
Russian
None of These


2. 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Round 2 (Antalya (___________________)) -

  1. India - (2 Silver and 1 Bronze). Medalists -
    1. Silver - Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Coumpund Women), Recurve Mixed Team (Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari)
    2. Bronze - Compound Mixed Team (Abhishek Verma AND Jyothi Surekha Vennam)
Iran
Switzerland
Turkey
Sweden
None of These


3. 2018 Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Title (_____________) -

  1. Men's Singles - Alexander Zverev (Germany)
  2. Women's Singles - Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic)
  3. Men's Doubles - Nikola Mektić (Croatia) AND Alexander Peya (Austria)
  4. Women's Doubles - Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) AND Elena Vesnina (Russia)
  5. Spanish Tennis Player Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s 34-year record by winning his 50th consecutive set on clay at Madrid Open.
Poland
Germany
Norway
Spain
None of These


4. 2018 Porsche Women's Tennis Grand Prix (Allso Known as Stuttgart Open) (______________) -

  1. Women's Singles - Karolína Plíšková (Czech Republic)
  2. Women's Doubles - Raquel Atawo (USA) AND Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany)
Netherlands
Greece
France
Spain
Germany


5. 2018 Thomas Cup Badminton (30th Edition), Bangkok (_____________) -

  1. China won the tournament, beating Japan in Final. It is 10th Thomas cup title for China.
  2. Thomas Cup is informally called World Team Championships for Men.
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Japan
None of These


6. 2018 Uber Cup _______________ (27th Edition), Bangkok (Thailand) -

  1. Japan won the tournament, beating Thailand in Final. It is Sixth Uber cup title for Japan.
  2. Uber Cup is informally called World Team Championships for Women.
Badminton
Tennis
Table Tennis
Cricket
None of These


7. _______________ Footballer Lionel Messi won European Golden Shoe for fifth time, after winning it earlier in 2010, 2012 and 2013, 2017.

  1. Additionally, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is named he most popular athlete as he topped ESPN World Fame 100 list for 3rd straight year.
Russian
Argentina
French
Spanish
None of These


8. BCCI signed Letter of Intent (LoI) with UN Environment to promote green’ ________________ in India. BCCI will endeavor to reduce its environmental impact by greening its operations and engaging cricketers and fans in green initiatives.

Cricket
Tennis
Badminton
Table Tennis
None of These


9. CEAT Cricket Ratings awards 2018 -

  1. International Cricketer of the Year - _______________
  2. International Batsman of the Year - Shikhar Dhawan
  3. International Bowler of the Year - Trent Boult (NZ)
  4. T20 Bowler of the Year - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan.
  5. T20 Batsman of the Year - Colin Munro (NZ)
  6. Outstanding Innings of the Year - Harmanpreet Kaur (Indian Female Cricketer)
  7. U-19 Player of the Year - Shubman Gill
  8. Popular Choice Award - Chris Gayle (Windies)
  9. Lifetime Achievement Award - Farokh Engineer (India).
Virat Kohli
M S Dhoni
Rohit Sharma
Anjum Chopra
None of These


10. _________________ defeated Manchester United FC to win 2017/18 FA Cup, winning the title for 8th time. FA Cup 2017-18, was 137th edition of oldest recognised football tournament in world.

Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City
Southampton
Chelsea FC
None of These


11. Chennai Super Kings defeated Sun Risers Hyderabad to win their 3rd Indian Premier League title, equalling Mumbai Indians’ record of winning number of Indian Premier League titles (3). 2018 was _____________________ Edition of IPL and 7th Final of CSK. They were Suspended for 2 years (2016 & 2017). Various Awards given at Closing Ceremony -

S. No Award Winner (Team)
1. Man of the Match (Final) Shane Watson (CSK)
2. Orange Cap (Most Runs) Kane Williamson (SRH)
3. Purple Cap (Most Wickets) Andrew Tye (KXIP)
4. Emerging Player AND Stylish Player Rishabh Pant (DD)
6. Perfect Catch Trent Boult (DD)
7. Super Striker Sunil Narine (KKR)
8. Valuable Player Sunil Narine (KKR)
9. Fairplay Award Mumbai Indians
15th
7th
9th
11th
None of These


12. FIFA proposed staging a ‘mini-World Cup’ every two years, replacing Confederations Cup currently staged every four years in a year before World Cup. New event will be called ‘Final 8’, would feature eight teams and could commence in October or November _________________.

2019
2021
2020
2022
None of These


13. Football ________________ will launch a Pro League in October 2018 and a community league in January 2019.

Bengaluru
Goa
Mumbai
Channai
Delhi


14. Former ________________ cricketer Justin Langer is appointed as Australian cricket team’s new head coach for all formats, replacing Darren Lehmann, who stepped down after recent ball-tampering controversy.

Australian
New Zealand
English
Dutch
None of These


15. Inaugural National Para Games, on lines of National Games for able-bodied athletes, will be held under Khelo India Scheme in June-July 2018 in Bengaluru (____________________). Games will be held for age group of 16 to 40 in 10 disciplines - para athletics, badminton, chess, blind judo, para powerlifting, shooting para-sport, para-swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing.

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


16. Indian Boxer ______________ has been conferred with WBC Asia Boxer of the Year Award. He is current WBC Asia champion in welterweight category.

Vikas Krishan Yadav
Shiva Thapa
Neeraj Goyat
Vijender Singh
None of These


17. Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi grabbed number one spot in 10m air pistol rankings by ISSF. He won silver in recent World Cup in Changwon (__________________).

China
South Korea
Japan
Myanmar
None of These


18. _________________ will host West Asia Football Federation championship in Basra in November 2018, after FIFA recently lifted a three-decade ban on it for hosting international football.

Turkey
Iraq
UAE
Poland
None of These


19. _____________ Open Tennis 2018 (also known as Rome Masters) -

  1. Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  2. Women's Singles - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
  3. Men's Doubles - Colombia's Juan Sebastián Cabal AND Robert Farah
  4. Women's Doubles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) AND Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)
Russian
Portugese
Russian
Italian
None of These


20. Long time Rivals North and South Korea will field a unified team for semi-finals of world Table Tennis championships to be held in Halmstad (_________________). It was decided after a recent meet between two nations to ease up tensions.

Sweden
Norway
Netherlands
Russia
None of These


21. Mercedes’ __________ driver Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix 2018.

British
Russian
French
German
None of These


22. Mike Hesson (_________________), Belinda Clark (Australia), and Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) have been appointed to International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee ?

South Africa
New Zealand
Jamaica
Guyana
None of These


23. Misc. Sporting Events (May 2018) -

  1. Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF) conducted 3rd All India Invitational Blind Football Tournament in Kochi (______________________________).
  2. India finished on top in 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo (Sri Lanka), with 20 gold, 22 silver and 8 bronze medals (50 Medals).
  3. India’s javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished 4th in IAAF Diamond League at in Doha (Qatar). Neeraj Chopra bettered his previous national record mark of 86.48 metres, with a throw of 87.43 metres. Germany’s Thomas Rohler won gold medal with throw of 91.78 metres.
  4. Shooters Gagan Narang and Pooja Ghatkar won silver in mixed event at Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in in Pilsen (Czech Republic).
  5. Indian judokas won 3 medals at Asian Cadet Judo Championships 2018 in Beirut (Lebanon) - Gold - Rohini S Mohite AND ThanjamTababi Devi, Bronze - Harish.
  6. Indian U-16 football team won Four-Nation Tournament held in Serbia , defeating Tajikistan. Tournament was played by India, Serbia, Tajikistan and Jordan.
  7. Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold medal in 10-meter air pistol category of international shooting competition of Hannover (Germany).
  8. Swiss Tennis Star Roger Federer became oldest world number one male tennis player for 2nd time in his career. He regained top rank after Rafael Nadal lost in Madrid Open quarter-final.
  9. Bala Prasath won Formula Junior Racing Series 2018 Championship in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).
  10. Srinath Narayanan won LIC 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament.
  11. Indian Shooter Tejaswini Sawant won gold in Munich Grand Prix (Germany).
  12. Table tennis player Manika Batra and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu signed multi-year agreements with sports management firm IOS.
  13. A mountain biking race, touted to be world’s highest, at over 17,000 feet across 330 km will be held in June 2018 in North Sikkim. The themes for the race are ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and ‘Secure Himalayas’.
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


24. Real Madrid won 2017 - 18 UEFA Champions League Football by defeating Liverpool in Kiev (______________).

Germany
France
Spain
Russia
Ukraine


25. Red Bull's ______________ driver Daniel Ricciardo won Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018 ?

Russian
Spanish
Australian
German
None of These


26. South Korea won 5th Women's Hockey Asian Champions Trophy, Defeating defending chamions India in Donghae City (_____________).

South Korea
Japan
Myanmar
China
None of These


27. Sports Ministry granted a financial assiatnce (for Medical purpose) of 5 Lakh to _______________ Fencer Kalambia Chanu , from Pandit DeenDayal Upadhyay National WelfareFund for Sportsperson (PDUNWFS).

Assamese
Manipuri
Bengali
Gujarati
None of These


28. Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have been appointed as _______________ Cricket Team’s new ODI and T20 captains respectively.

England
Papua New Guinea
Australia
New Zealand
None of These


29. Wimbledon (_______________) officials announced increase of £50,000 for 2018 men's and women's singles champions, to receive £2.25 million as Prize Money This year. It has boosted overall prize money total to £34 million this year.

Wrestling
Table Tennis
Soccer
Cricket
Tennis


30. With 69 Doping cases, India is ranked joint _______________(with Russia) in World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s report of number of doping violations in 2016. India improved after being joint-third for from 2013 to 2015. Italy topped drug cases in 2016, followed by France (86), USA (76).

2nd
4th
6th
8th
None of These


31. ________________ Cricket council appointed 56 year old former Indian Cricketer Lalchand Rajput as interim head coach .

Nepal
Bangladesh
Sri lanka
Zimbabwe
None of These




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