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1.

Which Indian umpire has been recently promoted as umpire for International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
[A]Deepika Kaul
[B]Nepoleon Singh
[C]Satinder Sharma
[D]Durga Thakur

Durga Thakur
Durga Thakur from India has recently been promoted to international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) following her good performance at the recently-held Hawkes Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand. She is a physical education teacher at Modern School, New Delhi and represented her state Himachal Pradesh in the National Championships in three sporting disciplines viz. handball, basketball and hockey.

2.

Who has won the 2016 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award?
[A]Lewis Hamilton
[B]Usain Bolt
[C]Novak Djokovic
[D]Lionel Messi

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic of Serbia has won the 2016 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin, Germany. Beside this, 2016 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award has been awarded to Serena Williams and Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias of Brazil was given disabled sportsperson of the year award. He won the award for the third time. The Laureus World Sports Awards (also known as the Oscars of Sports) has been given to honour the notable sporting personalities and their achievements of the previous year.

3.

Which country has won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for the year 2016?
[A]India
[B]Australia
[C]New Zealand
[D]Pakistan

Australia
Australia defeated India 4-0 in the summit showdown to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.

4.

Who has been chosen for the Wisden Almanack’s Cricketers of the Year 2015?
[A]Jonathan Bairstow
[B]Brendon McCullum
[C]Ben Stokes
[D]All of the above

All of the above
Jonathan Bairstow (England), Ben Stokes (England), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Steven Smith (Australia) have been named as the Wisden Almanack’s Five Cricketers of the Year 2015 for their outstanding performance in a year.

5.

Who has been named as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship?
[A]Akhil Kumar
[B]Mary Kom
[C]Mohammad Ali Qamar
[D]Vijender Singh

Mary Kom
Mary Kom, an iconic Indian woman boxer, has been named as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship, which is scheduled from May 19 to 27, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

6.

Which committee has recommended change in the structure and ecosystem in the Indian cricket board?
[A]RM Lodha committee
[B]Kirit Parikh committee
[C]Bibek Debroy committee
[D]Naresh Chandra committee

RM Lodha committee
The Lodha committee, which was primarily assigned with the task of determining the quantum of punishment for players and others involved in spot fixing in IPL, also gave recommendation on change in the structure and ecosystem in the Indian cricket board saying no to politicians” involvement in BCCI.

7.

“Hopman cup” is related to which sports?
[A]Football
[B]Lawn Tennis
[C]Badminton
[D]Cricket

Law Tennis
Hopman cup is a hard-court tennis tournament held every year between held every year in Australia. Teams from different countries participates in the tournament and Poland was the winner for year 2015.

8.

Who has won the 2016 Paris marathon in the men’s category?
[A]Mark Korir
[B]Martin Lel
[C]Abraha Gebretsadik
[D]Cyprian Kotut

Cyprian Kotut
Cyprian Kotut, Kenyan long-distance runner, has won the 40th edition of the 2016 Paris marathon in the men’s category in Paris. With this, he became the 12th Kenyan to win the race and put his case straight ahead of the national marathon team selection for 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

9.

Who has won the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix?
[A]Kimi Raikkonen
[B]Lewis Hamilton
[C]Nico Rosberg
[D]Daniel Ricciardo

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg, a German racing driver for Mercedes Formula One team, has won the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.

10.

Who has won the 2016 Miami Open Men’s singles title?
[A]Rafael Nadal
[B]Novak Djokovic
[C]David Ferrer
[D]Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won the 2016 Miami Open Title in the men’s singles category by defeating Kei Nishikori (Japan) by 6-3, 6-3 at Miami, Florida. On the other hand, in the women’s singles category, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has won the title by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) by 6–3, 6–2 score.

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