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guarantee koza sofia open 2017

Garanti Koza Sofia Open-2017

Question: Who among the following has won the men’s singles title of 2017 Garanti Koza Sofia Open?
(a) Grigor Dimitrov
(b) David Goffin
(c) Mikhail Elgin
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)
Related facts:
• The 2017 Sofia Open (also known as 2017 Garanti Koza Sofia Open for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts.
• It was the 2nd edition of the Sofia Open as part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2017 ATP World Tour.
• It took place at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria, from February 6–12, 2017.
• Result of the tournament:
• Men’s Singles:
• Winner: Grigor Dimitrov(Bulgaria)
• Runner up: David Goffin(Belgium)
• Men’s Doubles:
• Winner: Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic(Both are of Serbia)
• Runner Up: Mikhail Elgin and Andrey Kuznetsov( Both are of Russia )
Reference:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/tournaments/sofia/7434/overview

Mascot for FIFA under 17 World Cup India 2017

Mascot for FIFA under 17 World Cup India 2017

Question: Where is the FIFA under 17 World Cup India 2017 scheduled to be held?
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Australia
(c) China
(d) India
Ans: (d)

  • On 10th February, 2017, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel with President of AIFF Praful Patel unveiled the mascot KHELEO for FIFA under 17 World Cup India 2017 at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • The mascot was unveiled during the launch of Mission XI Million programme.
  • FIFA under 17 world cup to be held in India from 06/10/2017 to 28/10/2017.

Reference:
http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=official-mascot-unveiled-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2866714.html

Discovery launches DSPORT channel for sports viewers

Discovery “DSPORT” channel

Question: On 6 February 2017; which of the following channel has announced the launch of DSPORT, an all-new premium sports channel in India?
(a) Colors
(b) & TV
(c) Discovery
(d) History Channel
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 6 February 2017; Discovery Communications announced the launch of DSPORT, an all-new premium sports channel in India.
  • Karan Bajaj, senior vice-president & GM, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has made the announcement.
  • Discovery has expertise sports, especially in Europe through Eurosport.
  • DSPORT will be a part of the Sports Tier via a subscription model on both DTH and Cable in both HD and SD.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/Discovery-Communications-launches-DSPORT/article17202128.ece
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/discovery-launches-dsport-channel-for-sports-viewers/1/875792.html
https://dthforum.com/threads/discovery-enters-sports-genre-with-the-launch-dsport.39806/

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