One Stop GK Guide – Current Affairs – Sports – Highlights 2017 – Part 2

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Whether you are giving SNAP, XAT, TISSNET, or IIFT Entrance Exams, you must keep abreast of current affairs and happenings all over the world. GK or general knowledge is an indispensable part of all these exams. And for some careers, GK is a deciding factor.

If you are planning to give any of these exams, here we have compiled some of the most talked about or important happenings all over the world. Divided into 5 broad categories viz. politics & government, sports, top awards, business/commerce, and trivia + entertainment, these highlights will help you focus your preparation. They have been divided month wise, for easy reference.

June 2017

  • Stan Wawrinka beat Mischa Zverev to clinch Geneva Open Men’s Singles title
  • Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game celebrated by – Google
  • World’s top 100 athletes include – Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina
  • 2017 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold clinched by Sai Praneeth
  • First team to win back-to-back Champions League titles – Real Madrid
  • UN campaign ‘Super Dads’ joined by Sachin Tendulkar
  • Muttiah Muralidaran has been inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Bopanna-Dabrowski win mixed doubles title in – French Open
  • Virat Kohli was the sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes
  • England defeated Venezuela to win FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time
  • 10th French Open Men’s Singles title won by Rafael Nadal
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win 2017 French Open Women’s Doubles title
  • Canadian Grand Prix won for the sixth time by Lewis Hamilton
  • Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title
  • Pakistan beats India to win 2017 ICC Champions Trophy on 18th June 2017
  • Srinivas Gokulnath became the 1st Indian to finish Race Across America in the solo category
  • Dhanraj Pillay to get East Bengal football club’s highest honour on 1st Aug 2017
  • Lasith Malinga gets one-year ban for media remarks

July 2017

  • Germany beats Chile to win 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 140 years of Wimbledon Championship celebrated by Google Doodle
  • Eastbourne International Women’s Singles title won by Karolina Pliskova
  • Indian national team rises to 96th in FIFA rankings
  • Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas wins 2017 Austrian Grand Prix on 9th July 2017
  • Ravi Shastri is new coach of Indian Cricket Team
  • Afghanistan batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq scores double century in T20 game on 9th July 2017
  • Mithali Raj becomes first player to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket
  • 8th edition of Theatre Olympics to be hosted by India
  • 8th Wimbledon title record beating Marin Cilic in Men’s singles by Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Women’s Singles title clinched by Garbine Muguruza
  • Kazan and Budapest to host 2022, 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships announced on 17th July 2017
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 British Grand Prix on 16th July 2017
  • India dethroned Australia In ICC Women’s World Cup
  • England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
  • HS Prannoy beats Parupalli Kashyap to lift 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title on 24th July 2017
  • 100m backstroke world gold in record time won by Kylie Masse
  • Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun Bagan on 29th July 2017

August 2017

  • 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix won by Sebastian Vettel
  • Los Angeles announced its bid for 2028 Summer Olympics
  • Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup on 8th August 2017
  • Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retired on 13th August 2017
  • Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity on 11th August 2017
  • Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win 2017 Rogers Cup on 13th August 2017
  • Real Madrid beats Barcelona to win 2017 Spanish Super Cup on 16th August 2017
  • Arabian cap-shaped World Cup stadium to be built for FIFA 2022 in Qatar
  • National Sports Awards 2017 announced on 22nd August 2017
  • Australia beats Iran to clinch 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on 20th August 2017
  • England striker Wayne Rooney retires from international football on 23rd August 2017
  • England to host 2018 International Table Tennis Federation Team World Cup on 24th August 2017
  • India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship on 27th August 2017
  • World Badminton Championship won by Nozomi Okuhara
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Belgian Grand Prix on 27th August 2017
  • National Sports Talent Search Portal’ launched by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award won by Cristiano Ronaldo


To check out One Stop GK Guide for Politics & Government, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Business / Commerce, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Entertainment – Trivia, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Top Awards, click here.