सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Srinath Narayanan set to become Indias 46th Grandmaster

Srinath Narayanan set to become Indias 46th Grandmaster

Question: What is FIDE?
(a) An International Chess Federation
(b) Chess Board
(c) Gaming Software
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)

  • Chennais Srinath Narayanan is set to become Indias 46th Grandmaster after he defeated Spanish GM David Anton Guijarro at the ongoing Sharjah Masters 2017 chess tournament on 29th March, 2017.
  • He had become Indias youngest FIDE-rated player in 2002 when he was just eight years old.
  • He also finished as joint winner in the Under-12 World Championship in 2005 in France.
  • Srinath became an International Master at the age of 14 and crossed the 2500 Elo rating a few months back.
  • He had already secured five GM norms. He won his first GM norm in 2012 by winning the Asian Junior Chess Championship, which he won again the next year.
  • The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.
  • FIDE was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924. Its motto is Gens una sumus, Latin for “We are one people”

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/chennais-srinath-set-to-become-indias-46th-gm/1/915731.html

Vani Kapoor

Vani Kapoor

Question: In which of the followings cities Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour
has recently organized?
(a) Delhi
(b) Kolkata
(c) Mumbai
(d) Pune
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • On March 24, 2017, Vani Kapoor from Delhi, won the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour title for the year 2017.
  • This was the sixth edition of this tournament organized in Poona Club Golf Course, Pune.
  • Gaurika Bishnoi and Amandeep Drall, were tied second with identical scores of 225.
  • This is Vani’s second title of this season.

Related links:
http://wgai.co.in/wpgt-17/leg6/scoresday3.pdf
http://wgai.co.in/updates/2017/Vani-wins-her-second-title.htm
http://airworldservice.org/english/archives/43390

Gatorade India appoints P.V. Sindhu as brand ambassador

P.V. Sindhu

Question: – Recently which of the following company has appointed P.V. Sindhu as it’s brand ambassador?
(a) Gatorade India
(b) Thumbs up
(c) Coca Cola
(d) Parleji
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On March 20, 2017; the silver medal winner of the Rio Olympics, Indian female shuttler P.V Sindhu has appointed as brand ambassador of Gatorade India.
  • Gatorade Soft Drinks Company is PepsiCo’s Sports Drink Brand.
  • According to this company, a new ‘Sweatmore’ campaign with this badminton player will be launched as a digital film.
  • During this partnership, Sindhu will also work with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

Related Links:-
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/pepsico-ropes-in-pv-sindhu-as-brand-ambassador-117032001015_1.html
https://www.sportskeeda.com/badminton/gatorade-india-appoints-p-v-sindhu-as-brand-ambassador
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/advertising/pepsicos-gatorade-india-appoints-pv-sindhu-as-brand-ambassador/articleshow/57735892.cms

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