सामयिक विषय: Sports Miscellaneous

Haryana wins Rs 1 crore Kabaddi championship

All India National Style Kabaddi championship

Question: How much cash prize was given to the winner of first edition All India National Style Kabaddi championship hosted by Haryana?
(a) 2 Crore
(b) 1.5 Crore
(c) 1 Crore
(d) 50 Crore
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  •  On 9-11 February 2017;Pandit Deen Dayal Updhyay All India National Style Kabaddi championship held at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Haryana
  • Hosts Haryana won the first edition of the three-day Pandit Deen Dayal Updhyay All India National Style Kabaddi championship.
  • Haryana defeated the Railways team 33-27 to clinch the title.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) beat Air India 45-37 to secure the third position.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar felicitated the players for their performances and gave away cash prizes of Rs 1 crore, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the top three teams.
  • This is the highest prize money for any kabaddi event in the country.

Reference:
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/haryana-wins-rs-1-crore-kabaddi-championship-117021100847_1.html
http://www.thenewsnow.co.in/newsdet.aspx?q=21942

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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