CURRENT AFFAIRS ON SPORTS
FIFA WORLD CUP(20TH) - 2014
*Host country  - Brazil
*Number of Teams - 12
*Official logo - All in one rhythm
*Matches played -  64
*Venues -  12
*Champions - Germany (4th title)
*Runner-Up - Argentina
*Third Place - Netherlands
*Fourth Place - Brazil
*Goal Scored - 171
*Top scorer - James Rodriguez (Colombia)
*Best player - Lionel Messi (Argentina)
*Best young player - Paul Pogba (France)
*Best goalkeeper - Manuel Neuer (Germany)
*Fair play award - Colombia


FIFA  WORLD CUP     
YEAR              HOST COUNTRY
2014               Brazil
2018               Russia
2022               Qatar 


SANTOSH TROPHY 2017
*71st edition of Santosh Trophy was h..................
BHARAT RATNA
*Highest Civilian Award of the Republic of India
Ans : Bharat Ratna
*Bharat Ratna was instituted in 
Ans : 1954
*Bharat Ratna was first awarded in 
Ans : 1954
*The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by
Ans : The Prime Minister to the President
*The shape of Bharat Ratna 
Ans : Peepal leaf
*First Awardees of Bharat Ratna (1954) 
Ans : C.Rajagopalachari,Dr.S.Radhakrishnan,C.V.Raman
*First Prime Minister who received Bharat Ratna
Ans : Jawaharlal Nehru (1955)
*First individual to be honoured posthumously
Ans : Lal Bahadur Shastri (1966)
*First woman to get Bharat Ratna 
Ans : Indira Gandhi (1971)
*First naturalised citizen to get Bharat Ratna 
Ans : Mother Teresa (1980)
*First person who received both Bharat Ratna and Nobel Price
Ans : Mother Teresa
*First foreigner to get Bharat ..................
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
NOBEL PRIZE
*Nobel Prize was instituted by 
Ans : Alfred Nobel 
*Alfred Nobel was born in
Ans : Stockholm, Sweden (October 21, 1833)
*Dynamite was developed by
Ans : Alfred Nobel
*The scientist who remained the owner of Bofors company from 1894 till his death in 1896
Ans : Alfred Nobel
*Number of fields in which the Nobel Prize is currently given
Ans : 6 (Chemistry, Economic Sciences
Literature, Peace, Physics Physiology or Medicine) 
*The will of Alfred Nobel instituted the Nobel Award in 
Ans : 1895
*The Nobel Foundation was established as a private organization in 
Ans : 1900
*Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by
Ans : Norwegian Nobel Committee 
*The field in which the award was not included in the original awards of Nobel 
Ans : Economics
*Nobel Prize for Economics was..................
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