Which F1 racer has won the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?
• Valtteri Bottas wins 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
• Mercedes racing driver Valtteri Bottas won the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 28, 2019.
• With this, the Finnish player claimed the Formula One world championship lead from teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was second.
• Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came in third place while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen stood fourth followed by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc came in fifth position.
Who has clinched the women’s singles title at Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix 2019?
• Petra Kvitova Clinches Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix 2019
• World number three Petra Kvitova beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6(2) to win Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix 2019 held in Stuttgart, Germany from April 22-28, 2019.
• This was the second title of the year for the Czech based Kvitova while the 27th of her career.
• Mona Barthel / Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) / Lucie Šafářová (Czech) to clinch the doubles title at the tournament.
Who is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York?
• Bajrang Punia to become the first Indian wrestler to fight at Madison
• Bajrang Punia is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
• The 25-year-old, who won the gold medal in the 65-kg category at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships earlier this week, is the first Indian wrestler to be invited by the American governing body.
• Bajrang Punia will take part in the “Grapple at the Garden — Beat the Streets” fight night, scheduled to be held on May 6. He is currently the World No.1 in the 65-kg weight category.
Who has been named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA)?
• Raheem Sterling has been named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA).
• The Manchester City and England forward topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62 percent of the votes
• It was more than 100 votes ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Who has become the first Indian to rank in the top 25 rankings of ITTF rankings?
• G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to get into top 25 ITTF rankings
• India's G Sathiyan on Monday scaled new heights in his rapidly rising career by becoming the first Indian to break into the top-25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.
• Sathiyan raise four spots to be 24th in the ITTF rankings, following his impressive sixth place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27. Last week, he was the sole Indian to reach the round of 32 in the World Championships in Hungary.
Who has become the first woman to referee a French Ligue 1 match?
• First female Ligue 1 referee takes charge of match
• Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a French Ligue 1 match. The 35-year-old Frappart took charge as Amiens hosted Strasbourg, where she was called into action numerous times, handing out yellow cards to the likes of Strasbourg’s Ibrahima Sissoko and Ludovic Ajorque.
• Frappart is not the first woman to officiate a top-flight men’s game in Europe’s top leagues. Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to officiate a Bundesliga match in 2017
Which football club has won the Spanish La Liga title 2019?
• Barcelona Clinch Back-to-Back La Liga Titles With Win Over Levante
• Barcelona officially sealed another La Liga title at Camp Nou on Saturday night, with Lionel Messi scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Levante.
• After Atletico Madrid beat Real Valladolid earlier in the day, Barça knew that a home win was required to mathematically secure consecutive league crowns, ahead of their Champions League semi-final with Liverpool on Wednesday
Who has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club ?
• Kumar Sangakkara named as first non-British President of MCC
• Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. Sangakkara will be the first overseas MCC president in the organization's 233-year history.
Who has attained the world number one position in the women's 10 metres air rifle event ?
• Apurvi Chandela attains world number one spot in women's 10 m air rifle event
• Indian shooting ace Apurvi Chandelaattained the world number one position in the women's 10 metres air rifle event.
• Anjum Moudgil attained number two after consistent performances in recent years.
• The rifle ace from Jaipur is among the five Indian shooters to have already secured 2020 Olympics quotas for the country.
• Moudgil attained the world number two rank in 10 metres Air Rifle after her mixed team gold at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing.
• Manu Bhaker is the world number 10 in 25 metres pistol women category.
Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided to bid for which edition of the biennial World Team Championships?
• India to bid 2024 edition of the biennial World Team Championships
• Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided to bid for the 2024 edition of the biennial World Team Championships.
• The last time India hosted a World Championships was way back in 1987.
• In the 2024 edition, 32 teams will take part. Team Championships take place on even years and Individual Championships on odd years.
• The last big ITTF event that was staged in India was in 2012 when Hyderabad hosted the World Junior Championships.
Which Indian wrestler bagged gold medal in the 2019 Ali Aliyev Wrestling Tournament ?
• World number one Bajrang Punia on May 2, 2019 won the gold medal after defeating Viktor Rassadin 13-8 in the finals of men's 65kg freestyle in the 2019 Ali Aliyev Wrestling Tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia. This is his second title in two weeks. Earlier on April 23, Bajrang won gold in the same category, beating Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in the final of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China.
Which of the following player has received the Orange Cap for scoring maximum runs at the IPL 2019?
• Mumbai Indians Defeats Chennai Super Kings to Win Record 4th IPL title
• Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the finals to win their record fourth title in Indian Premier League (IPL) on May 12, 2019 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
• The 2019 season of the IPL was the twelfth season since the professional Twenty20 cricket league was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007.
• Most successful wicket-keeper – Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL by taking his dismissals tally to 132, surpassing his India teammate Dinesh Karthik (131).
• Orange Cap (Most Runs)- David Warner (SRH) for being the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 692 runs.
• Purple Cap (Most Wickets)- Imran Tahir (CSK) for finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 26 wickets.
Which female cricketer has become the highest wicket-taking spinner in ODI?
• Sana Mir Becomes Highest Wicket-Taking Spinner In ODI
• Pakistan off-spinner Sana Mir has become the most successful women’s ODI spinner in history after she took her 147th wicket, highest ever by any spinner in One-day International (ODI) cricket.
• Currently, Mir is placed on the third position in the ICC’s ODI bowling ranking, which is topped by Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami.
Who has become the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
• Harbhajan Singh becomes third Indian to take 150 wickets in IPL
• Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
• The bowler achieved the feat in the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals at Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
• Delhi’s Amit Mishra and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Piyush Chawla are the other two Indians who have taken 150 wickets in the IPL.
Who has been appointed as India men’s football team coach?
• Igor Stimac set to be appointed Indian football team coach
• Croatia’s World Cupper and former manager Igor Stimac has been appointed as Indian men’s team coach after the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) technical committee recommended him for the post. He succeeds Stephen Constantine.