Saturday, December 7, 2019

List of Cups and Trophies Associated with Sports

Here is a list of most important cups and trophies related to various sports and games. This is an extensive list of both National and International level games and tournaments. 

A question on this topic is sure to find its way into various Competitive Examinations such as APSC, PNRD, DHS, Assam Police, TET, SSC, IBPS, etc.

International Cups & Trophies

American Cup : Yacht Racing
Ashes : Cricket
Benson and Hedges : Cricket
Canada Cup : Golf
Colombo Cup : Football
Corbitton Cup : Table Tennis (Women)
Davis Cup : Lawn Tennis
Derby : Horse Race
FA Cup  : Football
Fed Cup : Tennis (Women)
Grand National : Horse Streple Chase Race
Jules Rimet Trophy : World Soccer Cup
King’s Cup : Air Races
Merdeka Cup : Football
Ryder Cup : Golf
Swaythling Cup : Table Tennis (Men)
Sudirman Cup : Badminton
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup :    Hockey (Men)
Thomas Cup : Badminton
U. Thant Cup : Tennis
Uber Cup : Badminton (Women)
Walker Cup : Golf
Westchester Cup : Polo
Wightman Cup : Lawn Tennis
World Cup : Cricket
World Cup : Hockey
Reliance Cup : Cricket
Rothman’s Trophy : Cricket
William’s Cup : Basketball
European Champions Cup : Football
Eisenhower Cup : Golf
Essande Champions Cup : Hockey
Rene Frank Trophy : Hockey
Grand Prix : Table Tennis
Edgbaston Cup : Lawn Tennis
Grand Prix : Lawn Tennis
World Cup : Weight-lifting

National Cups & Trophies

Agarwal Cup : Badminton
Agha Khan Cup : Hockey
All-India Women’s Guru Nanak Championship : Hockey
Bandodkar Trophy : Football
Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup : Basketball
Barna-Bellack Cup : Table Tennis
Beighton Cup : Hockey
Bombay Gold Cup : Hockey
Burdwan Trophy : Weight-lifting
Charminar Trophy : Athletics
Chadha Cup : Badminton
C. K. Naydu Trophy : Cricket
Chakoia Gold Trophy : Football
Divan Cup : Badminton
Deodhar Trophy : Cricket
Duleep Trophy : Cricket
D. C. M. Cup : Football
Durand Cup : Football
Dhyan Chand Trophy : Hockey
Dr. B. C. Roy Trophy : Football (Junior)
Ezra Cup : Polo
G. D. Birla Trophy : Cricket
Ghulam Ahmed Trophy : Cricket
Gurmeet Trophy : Hockey
Gura Nanak Cup : Hockey
Gyanuati Devi Trophy : Hockey
Holkar Trophy : Bridge
lrani Trophy : Cricket
I. F. A. Shield : Football
lndira Gold Cup : Hockey
Jawaharlal Challenge : Air Racing
Jaswant Singh Trophy : Best Services Sportsman
Kuppuswamy Naidu Trophy : Hockey
Lady Rattan Tata Trophy : Hockey
MCC Trophy : Hockey
Moinuddaula Gold Cup : Cricket
Murugappa Gold Cup : Hockey
Modi Gold Cup : Hockey
Narang Cup : Badminton
Nehru Trophy : Hockey
Nixan Gold Cup : Football
Obaid Ullah Gold Cup : Hockey
Prithi Singh Cup : Polo
Rani Jhansi Trophy : Cricket
Ranjit Trophy : Cricket
Rangaswami Cup : Hockey
Ranjit Singh Gold Cup : Hockey
Rajendra Prasad Cup : Tennis
Ramanujan Trophy : Table Tennis
Rene Frank Trophy : Hockey
Radha Mohan Cup : Polo
Raghbir Singh Memorial : Football
Rohinton Baria Trophy : Cricket
Rovers Cup : Football
Sanjay Gold Cup : Football
Santosh Trophy : Football
Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee : Football
Subroto Cup : Football
Scindia Gold Cup : Hockey
Sahni Trophy : Hockey
Sheesh Mahal Trophy : Cricket
Todd Memorial Trophy : Football
Tommy Eman Gold Cup : Hockey
Vittal Trophy : Football
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Cricket
Vijay Merchant Trophy : Cricket
Wellington Trophy : Rowing
Wills Trophy : Cricket

Ahom Dynasty: List of All Ahom Kings

The Ahom Dynasty lasted for approximately 600 years in Assam and parts of North East India. The dynasty was established by Sukaphaa, a Shan prince of Mong Mao who came to Assam after crossing the Patkai mountains. 

They were well known for showing great resistance to the mighty Mughals from further expansion. In these 600 years there were at least 41 kings beginning with Sukaphaa in 1228 and the dynasty ending with Purandar Singha in 1838 with the arrival of  British East India Company who disrupted the whole Empire.

Here is the list of all the kings of Ahom Dynasty starting from Sukaphaa to Purandar Singha .

1Sukaphaa 1228–1268
2Suteuphaa 1268–1281
3Subinphaa 1281–1293
4Sukhaangphaa 1293–1332
5Sukhrangpha 1332–1364

Interregnum 1364–1369
6Sutuphaa 1369–1376

Interregnum 1376–1380
7Tyao Khamti 1380–1389

Interregnum 1389–1397
8Sudangphaa 1397–1407
9Sujangphaa 1407–1422
10Suphakphaa 1422–1439
11Susenphaa 1439–1488
12Suhenphaa 1488–1493
13Supimphaa 1493–1497
14Suhungmung 1497–1539
15Suklenmung 1539–1552
16Sukhaamphaa 1552–1603
17Susenghphaa 1603–1641
18Suramphaa 1641–1644
19Sutingphaa 1644–1648
20Sutamla 1648–1663
21Supangmung 1663–1670
22Sunyatphaa 1670–1672
23Suklamphaa 1672–1674
24Suhung 1674–1675
25Gobar Roja 1675–1675
26Sujinphaa 1675–1677
27Sudoiphaa 1677–1679
28Sulikphaa 1679–1681
29Supatphaa 1681–1696
30Sukhrungphaa 1696–1714
31Sutanphaa 1714–1744
32Sunenphaa 1744–1751
33Suremphaa 1751–1769
34Sunyeophaa 1769–1780
35Suhitpangphaa 1780–1795
36Suklingphaa 1795–1811
37Sudingphaa 1811–1818
38Purandar Singha 1818–1819
39Chandrakanta Singha 1819–1821
40Jogeswar Singha 1821–1822
41Purandar Singha 1833–1838

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam

There are five (5) national parks and seventeen (17) wildlife sanctuaries in Assam. 

National Parks of Assam

1. Kaziranga National Park (Area~858.98 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Rhino, Tiger, Bears, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, Gaur, Gibbon, Bengal Florican, Dolphin, Otter.

Location: Golaghat, Nagaon & Sonitpur

2. Manas National Park (500.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Dhole Pigmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Bengal Florican.

Location: Chirang & Baksa
3. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (340.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Ferel horses, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, White winged wood duck and Salix swamp.

Location: Dibrugarh & Tinsukia

4. Nameri National Park (200.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Tiger, 4 species of Hornbill, White Winged Wood duck, Golden Mahaseer.

Location: Sonitpur

5. Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (78.91 Sq. Km)
Main attraction: Rhino, Tiger, Maljurias Bengal Florican, Otter.

Location: Darrang and Sonitpur

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam
1. Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary (Area~6.05Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Hot Water Springs. 

Location: Karbi Anglong

2. Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary (70.13 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Bengal Florican.
Location: Nagaon

3. Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary (26.22 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Dhole, Elephants, Tiger, Great Pied Hornbill, Peafowl.
Location: Darrang

4. Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary (45.50 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Golden Langur, Gaur, Sambar, Barking deer.
Location: Dhubri and Kokrajhar

5. Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary (44.06 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephants, Tiger, Wild buffalo, Aquatic Birds, Bengal Florican.

6. Pani-Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary (33.93 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Stray Elephants; Birds Paradise.
Location: Sivasagar

7. Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (20.98 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: 7 Primates (Hoolock Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Pig –tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque ), Elephant, Leopard.
Location: Jorhat

8. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (38.80 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Rhino, Leopards, Barking Deer, Migratory Birds.
Location: Marigaon

9. Sonai –Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary (220.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Dhole, Sambar, White Winged Wood duck.
Location: Sonitpur

10. Bherjan, Borajan- Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary (7.22 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque, Leopard.
Location: Tinsukia

11. East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary (222 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock, Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
Location: Karbi Anglong

12. Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary (37.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
Karbi Anglong

13. Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary (451.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Tigers, Leopards, Gaur, Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon.
Location: Karbi Anglong

14. Nambor- Doigurung Wildlife Sanctuary (97.15 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
Location:  Karbi Anglong & Golaghat

15. Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary (78.64 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Lesser Cats, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur.
Location: Guwahati

16. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary (111.19 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephants, Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, White winged Wood Duck, Hornbills, Rain forests.
Location: Dibrugarh and Tinsukia

17. Borail Wildlife Sanctuary (326.25 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Hoolock Gibbon, Langur, Spectacled Monkey.

Location:  Cachar and Dima Hasao

Photo Courtesy: Flickr .

International Organisation and Their Headquarters

International organisation especially UN organisation/s is an important topic for various competitive examinations. Almost in every competitive examinations, questions are repeatedly asked about various organisation and their headquarters. 

Here is a list of International Organisation and Their Headquarters:

Name of Organisation/s
Headquarter/ s
Amnesty International
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Commonwealth of Nations
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Zurich, Switzerland
Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation
Athens, Greece
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
Ebene, Mauritius
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
International Court Of Justice
The Hague
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Dubai, UAE
International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Lausanne, Switzerland
International Hydrographic Organization
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Washington DC
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Lausanne, Switzerland
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Abu Dhabi (UAE)
International Shooting Sports Federation
Munich, Germany
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Gland, Switzerland
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Zurich, Switzerland
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Los Angeles, USA
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
The Hague, The Netherlands
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Transparency International
UN Women
New York
United Nations Childrens' Fund (UNICEF)
New York
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Organisation
New York
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
New York
Universal Postal Union
World Bank
Washington DC
World Economic Forum
World Health Organisation
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Meteorological Organisation
World Trade Organisation
Worldwide Fund for Nature
Gland, Switzerland

Nobel Prize Winners 2019: Check Complete Winner List [Download PDF]

The Nobel Prize 2019 announcements are underway this fortnight, with the first prize, in the category of physiology or medicine. Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry,  literature and peace have been announced and economic sciences will follow within next a few days. 

Nobel Prizes are recognised as the most prestigious honours for outstanding contributions for humanity awarded in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences by Swedish and Norwegian institutions.

Nobel winners are given a medal, a certificate and a cash award of about $900,000 (when multiple people win a single Nobel, they typically split the cash award.)

Here are the 2019 Nobel Prize winners (so far) : 

Physiology or Medicine
William G. Kaelin
"For their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability."
Peter J. Ratcliffe
United Kingdom
Gregg L. Semenza
Jim Peebles

"For theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology"
Michel Mayor
"For the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."
Didier Queloz
Akira Yoshino
"For the development of lithium-ion batteries."
M. Stanley Whittingham
United Kingdom
John B. Goodenough
Peter Handke
"For an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."
Abiy Ahmed Ali
"For his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."
Economic Sciences
Abhijit Banerjee
"For their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
Michael Kremer
Esther Duflo

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