14 September 2016 Current Affairs: Indian Railways Men Hockey Team won the MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2016 in Chennai on 11 September 2016. It is for the first time that Indian Railways clinched the title.
In the finals, Indian Railways Hockey Team defeated Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Team by 2 - 1.
As the winning team, Indian Railways takes home the prize money of 5 lakhs rupees, and the runner-up team Indian Oil Corporation receives 2.50 lakhs rupees.
MCC and the Tournament : The Madras Cricket Club is one of the premier sports institutions in the country. It organizes major national level tournaments in the disciplines of Tennis, Squash, Cricket, Badminton, Billiards and Hockey.
From the early days, this tournament has been the premier hockey event in South India and one of the major competitions in the country attracting the top teams and talent.
This tournament has been keenly observed by coaches and administrators for picking talent to represent the country.