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Mumbai Indians lift inaugural Women's Premier League trophy beating Delhi Capitals

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The team of Mumbai Indians has won the title of the first season of the Women's Premier League played at the Brabourne stadium, Navi Mumbai

The team of Mumbai Indians has won the title of the first season of the Women's Premier League played at the Brabourne stadium, Navi Mumbai

on 26 March.

An overview of the news

  • The team of Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in the final.

  • Delhi captain Meg Lanning won the toss and decided to bat first.

  • Her team scored 131 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs.

  • In response, Mumbai won the match by scoring 134 runs for three wickets in 19.3 overs.

  • Nate Sciver-Brunt scored an unbeaten 60 off 55 balls, while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored 37 off 39 balls, helping Mumbai Indians win the match by scoring 134 for 3 in 19.3 overs.

Brief Score

  • Delhi Capitals: 131 for 9 in 20 overs (Meg Lanning 35, Hayley Matthews 3/5, Issy Wong 3/42).

  • Mumbai Indians: 134 for 3 in 19.3 overs (Nat Sciver-Brunt 60 not out, Harmanpreet kaur 37, Radha Yadav 1/24).

Awards of Women's Premier League (WPL)

  • Final Safari Powerful Striker of the Match: Radha Yadav (Delhi Capitals)

  • Final Player of the Match: Natalie Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians)

  • Safari Powerful Striker of the Season: Sophie Devine (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

  • Emerging Player of the Season: Yastika Bhatia (Mumbai Indians)

  • Fairplay Award: Mumbai Indians & Delhi Capitals

  • Catch of the Season: Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians)

  • Purple Cap Winner: Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)

  • Orange Cap Winner: Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals)

  • Most Valuable Award: Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)

  • Runners-Up: Delhi Capitals

  • Champions: Mumbai Indians

Five teams participated in the inaugural edition of WPL

  • Mumbai Indians (MI), 

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), 

  • Delhi Capitals (DC), 

  • UP Warriorz (UPW) 

  • Gujarat Giants (GG) 

PM Modi launched ‘Call Before u Dig’ app

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PM Modi launched ‘Call Before u Dig’ app

The Prime Minister on 22 March launched the ‘Call Before u Dig’ (CBuD) app, to tackle Uncoordinated digging and excavation.

An overview of the news

  • The mobile application is an initiative of the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications.

  • It aims to prevent damage to underlying assets such as optical fiber cables, which is caused by unorganized quarrying and mining, which leads to a loss of about Rs 3,000 crore every year.

  • This will save potential business losses due to lesser disruption of essential services like road, telecom, water, gas and electricity and reduce the inconvenience caused to citizens.

  • The app will connect excavators and property owners so that planned excavation can be carried out in the country while ensuring the safety of underground assets.


  • The App will save potential business loss and minimise discomfort to the citizens due to reduced disruption in essential services like road, telecom, water, gas and electricity.

ICAR discovers new fish species in Cuddalore, names it after Tamil Nadu

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientists

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientists have discovered a moray eel fish of the genus Gymnothorax off the Cuddalore coast.

An overview of the news

  • Scientists have named it after the "Tamil Nadu brown moray eel" of Tamil Nadu whose common name is "Gymnothorax tamilnaduensis".

  • Researchers from ICAR - National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) conducted an exploration along the coastal waters at Parangipettai and Mudasalodai fish landing centers in Cuddalore district.

  • The team found a new species of fish after extensive morphological analysis, skeletal radiography and testing by advanced molecular markers.

  • The scientists concluded that the species found was a moray eel, a typical species of the genus Gymnothorax.

  • With this, new found fish species of Gymnothorax the number has increased to 29, hitherto Indian waters had 28 species of Gymnothorax.

  • This new species is found in the Bay of Bengal, south-east coast of India.

  • The holotype of this new species is registered at the National Fish Museum and Repository, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow.

  • The name of the fish species is registered in the Zoobank, the online registration system for the international commission on Zoolgical Nomenclature (ICZN).

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • It is an autonomous body formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Established - 1929

  • The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. Presently its president is Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.

Lovlina Borgohain becomes champion in 75 kg category: India wins four gold

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 gold in the World Championship for the first time.

India's Lovlina Borgohain defeated Australia’s Caitlin Parker in the 75kg final to win the gold medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championship in New Delhi on 26 March.

An overview of the news

  • Lovlina has been successful in winning gold in the World Championship for the first time.

  • Lovlina defeated Caitlin Parker of Australia 4-3. She had earlier won bronze medals at the World Championships in 2018 and 2019.

  • Lovlina had lost in the quarterfinals of the 66 to 70 kg (light middle weight) category at the Commonwealth Games last year. She was defeated 3–2 by Rosie Eccles of Wales.

  • Lovlina, who won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, could not win any medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as well.

India gets four gold in World Boxing Championship

  • India has got a total of four gold medals in the Women's World Boxing Championship.

  • Indian boxers won gold medals in the 48, 50, 75 and 81 kg categories.

  • Neetu Ghangash won the gold medal in the 45-48 kg category.

  • Sweety Boora won the gold medal in the 75-81 kg category.

  • Nikhat Zareen gave the country its third medal by winning gold in the 48-50 kg category.

  • Lovlina Borgohain won the gold medal in the 70-75 kg category to give India its fourth gold medal.

World Women’s Boxing Championship Finals result 

  • 50kg: Nikhat Zareen (India) beatt Thi Tam Ngyuen (Vietnam) 5-0

  • 54kg: Hsiao-Wen Huang (Taiwan) beat Yeni Arias (Colombia) 5-0

  • 60kg: Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil) beat Paola Valdez (Colombia) 5-0

  • 66kg: Liu Yang (China) beat Janjaem Suwannapheng (Thailand) 5-0

  • 75kg: Lovlina Borgohain (India) beat Caitlin Parker (Australia) 5-2

  • +81kg: Khadija Mardi ( Morocco) beat Lazzat Kungiebayeva (Kazakhstan) 4-1.

Best Boxer

  • Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil, 60kg)

Nikhat Zareen becomes world champion in 50kg category

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first Vietnamese boxer to reach the final of the World Championships.

Nikhat Zareen defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Thị Tam to become the world champion in the 50kg category at the World Women’s Boxing Championship in New Delhi on 26 March.

An overview of the news

  • The Indian boxer won against Thi Tam, who is the first Vietnamese boxer to reach the final of the World Championships.

  • Earlier, Nikhat Zareen became only the second Indian woman boxer to win two gold medals.

  • Defending world champion Nikhat dominated the bout from the start, landing accurate punches and using her quick footwork to dodge the Vietnamese's attacks.

  • Nikhat, who hails from Telangana, put up a brilliant performance in the first round and was ahead with a scoreline of 5-0.

  • In the final round, Nikhat kept her composure and put up an aggressive performance to prove that she is one of the best players in the game.

  • With this win, Nikhat has come on par with India's legendary boxer MC Mary Kom.

  • Mary Kom has also won two consecutive golds in the World Championships. Mary has won a record six gold medals in this global competition.

PM Modi expressed grief over the demise of actor and former MP Innocent Vareed Thekkethala

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of Innocent Vareed Thekkethala,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, a renowned actor and former parliamentarian, on March 26, 2023 at the age of 75.

An Overview of the News

  • Thekkethala, also known as Innocent, was a noted Indian actor, film producer, writer and politician.
  • He was primarily recognized for his comedic roles in Malayalam cinema, but also acted in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English films, appearing in over 700 films throughout his career.
  • He has won several awards, including the Kerala State Film Award and the Kerala Film Critics Award, and is regarded as one of the finest comedians in Malayalam cinema.
  • Innocent began his political career in 1979 as a Municipal Councilor of Irinjalakuda Municipality and later served as a Member of Parliament representing the Chalakudy constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha of India.
  • He was the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), a guild of Malayalam artistes, from 2003 to 2018.
  • Innocent wrote seven books, including Najan Innocent, Irinjalakudakku Chuttam, Mazha Kannadi, Chirrikku Pinil, and Kalante Delhi Yatra Anthikkad Vazhi. His book Irinjalakudakku Chuttam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for humour in 2020.

PM Modi inaugurated Whitefield (Kadugodi) for Krishnarajapura Metro Line

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PM Modi inaugurated Whitefield (Kadugodi) for Krishnarajapura Metro Line

On March 26, PM Modi inaugurated the new metro line connecting Whitefield (Kadugodi) to Krishnarajapuram.

An Overview of the News

  • The inauguration was seen as a boost to 'Ease of Living' for the people of Bengaluru.
  • The new metro line is expected to reduce travel time and improve connectivity in the area.
  • The Whitefield (Kadugodi) to Krishnarajapura Metro line is a part of the Namma Metro project in Bengaluru.
  • The project was completed at a cost of about Rs 4,200 crore.
  • The metro line extends over a distance of 15.5 km and has 14 stations.

About Namma Metro Project

  • Namma Metro is a rapid transit system, also known as Bangalore Metro.
  • The project was launched in 2005 with the goal of providing a safe, efficient and sustainable means of public transport for the city's growing population.
  • The first phase of the project was completed in 2017 and consists of two lines: the Green Line and the Purple Line.
  • The Green Line runs from Nagasandra in the northwest to Yelachenahalli in the south, while the Purple Line runs from Baiyappanahalli in the east to Mysore Road in the west.
  • The second phase of the project is currently under construction and will add an additional 72.1 km of track to the network.
  • The second phase will include the expansion of both the Green and Purple Lines as well as two new lines, the Yellow and Blue Lines.

Second meeting of Working Group on Environment and Climate Sustainability under India's G20 chairmanship begins

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The second meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Sustainability started on 27 March and it is a three-day meeting.

The second meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Sustainability started on 27 March and it is a three-day meeting.

An Overview of the News

  • This meeting is being held at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • At the beginning of the meeting, G-20 member countries made a presentation on best practices for water resource management.
  • The event was attended by around 130 delegates from G20 member states, 11 invited countries and 14 international organisations..
  • The meeting focuses on several thematic areas, including halting land degradation, accelerating ecosystem restoration and enriching biodiversity, encouraging resource efficiency and the circular economy, and promoting a sustainable and climate-resilient blue economy.

About the G20

  • It is an international forum of the world's leading economies established in 1999.
  • Its primary objective is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth.
  • The G20 serves as a forum to discuss and coordinate policies related to a wide range of economic and financial issues such as trade, investment, employment, energy and climate change.

India summons Canadian High Commissioner over actions of separatist elements

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India summons Canadian High Commissioner over actions of separatist elements

The Government of India summoned the High Commissioner of Canada on 26 March 2023 and the purpose of the summons was to express strong concern over the actions of separatist and extremist elements against India's diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

An Overview of the News

  • The Government of India sought an explanation on how such elements were able to breach the security of diplomatic missions and consulates despite the presence of the police.

  • The Government of India requested that the Government of Canada arrest and prosecute individuals who have already been identified as having been involved in such acts.

  • India's Ministry of External Affairs expects the Government of Canada to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of diplomats and the security of diplomatic premises.

About Canada

Geography: Canada is the second largest country in the world by land area. It shares a border with the United States to the south.

Government: Canada is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II.

Languages: Canada has two official languages, English and French. French is primarily spoken in the province of Quebec, while English is the most widely spoken language in the rest of the country.

Culture: Hockey is considered the national sport of Canada, and the country is also known for its winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.

Nature: Some of the country's most famous natural sites include Niagara Falls, Banff National Park, and the Canadian Rockies.

Capital - Ottawa

Prime Minister - Justin Trudeau

Currency - Canadian Dollar

Indian weightlifters Dhanush and Jyoshna won bronze medals at the IWF World Youth Championships

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IWF World Youth Championships in Durres, Albania.

Indian weightlifters Dhanush Loganathan and Jyoshna Sabar won bronze medals in their respective categories at the IWF World Youth Championships in Durres, Albania.

An Overview of the News

  • 14-year-old Jyoshna won bronze in the women's 40kg category with a combined lift of 115kg

  • 16-year-old Dhanush lifted 200 kg in the men's 49 kg category to beat Filipino weightlifter Prince K. Finished third behind Delos Santos and Aaron Boreas and also won the silver medal in the snatch category.

About IWF World Youth Championships:

  • The IWF World Youth Championships is an international weightlifting competition for athletes aged 13 to 17.

  • The competition is organised by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and takes place every year.

  • Participants compete in two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk.

  • The competition is judged by a panel of referees who assess the technical proficiency of the lifts and determine winners based on the combination of the heaviest successful lifts in each category.

About International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

  • It is the international governing body for the sport of weightlifting, founded in 1905 and headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.

  • The organisation is responsible for organising and overseeing international weightlifting competitions, including the Olympic weightlifting events.

  • The IWF sets rules and regulations for weightlifting competitions, such as weight classes, equipment requirements, and anti-doping policies.

  • The IWF is a member of the International Olympic Committee and works closely with other international sports organisations to promote the sport of weightlifting and support its development around the world.

ICICI Lombard introduces country's first 'anywhere cashless' facility

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 ICICI Lombard General Insurance launched 'Cashless Anywhere' facility for health insurance policyholders to avail cashless facilities at any hospital.

For the first time in the country, ICICI Lombard General Insurance launched 'Cashless Anywhere' facility for health insurance policyholders to avail cashless facilities at any hospital.

An overview of the news

  • This facility will be subject to the approval of the hospital for cashless facility.

  • Policyholders have to inform the company 24 hours before the date of admission giving basic information about the patient, policy details, name of the hospital, diagnosis and treating doctor.

  • Any hospital, if not a part of ICICI Lombard's existing network, can get treated with this new facility to avail cashless facilities.

  • Initially launched as a pilot project, this facility can now be availed across India through the 'IL TechCare' application, at no cost to the customers from their own pocket.

  • It aims to expand insurance coverage by setting up more network partners in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, and actively seek and provide better options to customers.

About ICICI Lombard General Insurance

  • It is a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited, a general insurance company.

  • The company offers insurance products for machinery, fire and special perils, inland transit, product liability, workmen's compensation, tractors, marine and export credit.

  • It also offers health insurance, travel insurance, retail insurance, home insurance and motor insurance.

  • It also markets and distributes its products through agents, brokers, telesales, direct tie-ups, workplaces and online channels.

  • ICICI Lombard is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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