Sports Current Affairs MCQs
21. ‘Water Sports Center’ jointly built by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and NTPC was recently inaugurated in which state/ UT?
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Himachal Pradesh]
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated a Water Sports Center in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
The first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh, Water Sports Centre has been jointly initiated by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The centre will be dedicated to training athletes in water sports like Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking.
22. Which Indian state is the host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Odisha]
Odisha’s Kalinga Stadium, located in the centre of Bhubaneswar, is set to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Kalinga Stadium, named after the state’s ancient name Kalinga, will also host the Men’s Hockey World Cup consecutively for the second time beginning from January 2023. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Football for All’ an initiative under which over 43,000 footballs will be distributed in schools across Odisha to popularise the game.
23. Which country’s cricket board has recently announced equal pay to both men and women cricket players?
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: B [India]
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced equal match fee for both men and women cricket players of India.
As per new rules, the payment for Tests will be 15 lakh rupees, 6 lakh rupees for ODIs, and 3 lakh rupees for T-20. This is regarded as BCCI’s first step towards tackling gender- discrimination.
24. Which sportsperson was awarded the ‘Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2022’?
[A] P V Sindhu
[B] Sharath Kamal
[C] Mary Kom
[D] Virat Kohli
Correct Answer: B [Sharath Kamal]
India’s Table Tennis veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal was conferred with the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2022.
25 other players were chosen for Arjuna Award including Eldhose Paul, Avinash Mukund Sable, Lakshya Sen, Seema Punia, R Praggnananda and Nikhat Zareen. Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2022 were also announced.
25. Who has been awarded the ICC’s Player of the Tournament award?
[A] Virat Kohli
[B] Shaheen Afridi
[C] Sam Curran
[D] Moeen Ali
Correct Answer: C [Sam Curran]
England cricketer Sam Curran has been presented with the ICC’s Player of the Tournament award, after England wins the title defeating Pakistan in the final.
Curran emerged as a key bowler and a useful wicket-taker for Jos Buttler’s team, as he finished the World Cup with 13 wickets. The Upstox Most Valuable Team of the Tournament has been announced with four England players. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav represent India.
26. ‘Phrygian caps’, which was announced recently, is the mascot of which event?
[A] Paris 2024 Olympics
[B] Los Angeles 2028 Olympics
[C] 2026 Winter Olympics
[D] 2030 Winter Olympics
Correct Answer: A [Paris 2024 Olympics]
The Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics association has recently unveiled their mascots, two Phrygian caps.
The Phrygian cap is the red bonnet famously worn by Marianne, the artistic personification of the free French republic. The mascots are named the Phryges — Olympic Phryge and Paralympic Phryge. It is seen as a symbol of revolution and freedom.
27. Shiva Narwal, Arjun Babuta and Mehuli Ghosh, who were seen in the news, play which sports?
Correct Answer: C [Shooting]
In the Asian Airgun Championship 2022 being held in Daegu, South Korea, India’s Shiva Narwal won gold in the Men’s 10-meter air pistol.
In the women’s 10m air pistol youth competition, Kanishka Dagar, Yashsavi Joshi, and Harnavdeep Kaur clinhed gold. Arjun Babuta and Mehuli Ghosh win gold in 10m air rifle mixed team.
28. Which sportsperson has been elected as the Chairperson of Athletes Commission of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
[A] P V Sindhu
[B] Mary Kom
[D] Joshna Chinnappa
Correct Answer: B [Mary Kom]
Six-time World women’s boxing champion and Olympic medallist Mary Kom was elected as the Chairperson of the Athletes Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
The vice Chairperson position went to Sharath Kamal, ace table tennis player. 10 Olympians, including Olympic medallists PV Sindhu, Gagan Narang, Mary Kom and Mirabai Chanu were elected unopposed as members of the Athletes Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
29. Manu Bhaker and Sarabjot Singh, who were in the news recently, are associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: B [Shooting]
Manu Bhaker and Sarabjot Singh won the 10 metre air pistol mixed team title at the 65th National Shooting Championship Competitions.
Karnataka’s Divya TS and Imroz clinched silver while Punjab and ONGC shared the bronze medals. In the junior mixed team pistol, the gold was won by Uttar Pradesh’s Anjali and Sagar after beating Uttarakhand’s Yashasvi and Abhinav. Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh won the bronze medals.
30. Anish Thoppani, who was seen in the news, plays which sports?
Correct Answer: C [Badminton]
Indian shuttler Anish Thoppani clinches silver medal in U-15 category at Badminton Asia Junior Championships, in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Anish lost the men’s singles final against Chinese Taipei’s Chung-Hsiang Yih to settle for silver. India’s under-17 men’s duo Arsh Mohammad and Sanskar Sraswat secured a silver medal.
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