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The ITTF-ATTU 30th Asian Cup

30th table tennis ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup-2017

Question- Where did the ITTF-ATTU 30th Asian Cup finals-2017 concluded?
(a) India
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Bangladesh
(d) Nepal
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • The ITTF-ATTU 30th Asian Cup finals -2017 concludes in Ahmedabad, India. (September 15-17, 2017)
  • Competition Results
  • Men’s singles
  • Winner- Lin Gaoyuan (China)
  • Runner up- bt fan Zhendong (China)
  • Women’s singles
  • Winner– Zhu Yuling (China)
  • Runner up- Liu Shiwen (China)
  • Third place in men category-Lee Sangsu (Korea)
  • Third place in women category- Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan)

Reference:
http://ttfi.org/events/newsdetail/580/Lin%20and%20Zhu%20crowned%20Asian%20Cup%20champions
http://www.indiansportsnews.com/other-sports/table-tennis-news/46119-chnia-s-lin-and-zhu-crowned-asian-cup-champions

ITF India F9 Futures 2017

India-F9 Futures Tennis Tournament, 2017

Question: Who amongst the given is the champion of the men’s singles in the India F9 Futures Tennis Tournament concluded on September 24, 2017?
(a) Arjun Khade
(b) Chandril Sood
(c) Lakshit Sood
(d) Sasi Kumar Mukund
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts: 

  • International Tennis Association (ITF) India F9 Futures Tennis Tournament, 2017 concluded in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (18-24 September, 2017).
  • Competition Results-
  • Winner: Sasi Kumar Mukund (India)
    Runner up: Arjun Khade (India)
  • Male Doubles
    Winner: Chandril Sood and Lakshit Sood (Both India)
    Runner up: Sasi Kumar Mukund and Arjun Creek (India)

Reference:
http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100040700

star india wins ipl right

Star India acquired broadcast rights of IPL matches

Question: Recently which of the following channels has won the global broadcasting and digital media rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
(a) Sony India
(b) ESPN
(c) Star India
(d) Discovery
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • Media and Entertainment Company ‘Star India’ won the global broadcasting and digital media rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years (from 2018-2022) after bidding a lump sum amount of Rs 16,347.5 crore (USD 2.55 billion). (September 4, 2017)
  • It will also include digital broadcast rights in addition to global television broadcasts.
  • Star India is the only company to bid for a single global media rights.
  • The media rights include broadcast (TV) and digital (mobile and internet) for various segments namely India, Middle East, Africa, Europe and America.
  • BCCI stands to earn nearly double that amount in half the duration (five years) with earnings of Rs 3270 crore from IPL media rights per year.
  • The BCCI will now earn Rs 55 crore approximately from an IPL match compared to Rs 43 crore, ironically, for each international match that India play.
  • Accordingly, the sum total of other bids, excluding Star consortium, was Rs 15,819.51 crore which is at least Rs 500 crore less than Star India’s consolidated bid.
  • Star India, owned by 21st Century Fox, has now the global media rights of BCCI, ICC and IPL.
  • Of these, the right of BCCI will be terminated by March 2018.
  • 14 out of the 24 companies that had bought the ITT (Invitation to Tender) document bid for various rights, turned up for the auction.
  • Out of the 14 companies, BamTech was disqualified as they did not meet the requisite criteria.
  • Some of the other companies that were in contention for India digital rights were Times Internet Limited, Jio, Airtel, Facebook, Amazon, ESPN Digital Media, Twitter, Discovery etc.

Reference:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/9039172_Star-India-pays-Rs-16-347-crore-for-IPL-media-rights
http://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/ipl-media-rights-auction-star-india-sony-battle-it-out-for-india-tv-broadcast/story-4io8hzyB6RfRHtGJgRKf6I.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/ipl/top-stories/star-india-wins-ipl-media-rights-for-next-five-years/articleshow/60355842.cms
http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/ipl-media-rights-winner-star-tv-will-now-have-monopoly-over-cricket-117090500170_1.html

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