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By admin: April 19, 2023

1. Harmanpreet Kaur and Suryakumar Yadav included in Wisden Cricketers 2022 list

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Wisden Cricketers Almanack has released the list of top-5 cricketers of the year 2022. It also includes India's women's team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Suryakumar Yadav of the men's team.

An overview of the news

  • Apart from Kaur, the list also includes the names of Tom Blundell (New Zealand), Ben Foakes (England), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) and Matthew Potts (England).

  • Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the T20 Cricketer of the Year.

  • Harmanpreet Kaur created history by becoming the first Indian woman to be named in Wisden Cricketers of the Year.

  • Apart from this, Ben Stokes of England has been selected as the best cricketer in the world for the year 2022-23 among male players.

  • At the same time, Beth Mooney (Australia) has received this award among women cricketers. Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the T20 Cricketer of the Year.

Harmanpreet Kaur's performance

  • Harmanpreet has received this honor for her excellent performance last year.

  • Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls in the ODI against England in the year 2022.

  • With this, Team India won an ODI series in England for the first time since 1999.

  • Under the captaincy of Harmanpreet, the team also won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. At the same time, the team also became the winner of the Asia Cup.

  • In the year 2022, Harmanpreet played 17 ODIs and managed to score 754 runs at an average of 58.00. His best score was 142 not out.

Suryakumar Yadav's performance in 2022

  • Suryakumar Yadav is currently the world's number-1 batsman in T20 cricket.

  • He played 31 matches in the year 2022 and scored 1,164 runs at an impressive strike rate of 187.43. Which is the second most runs ever in a calendar year. During this, he had scored 2 centuries and 9 half-centuries.

  • Suryakumar is doing better in the year 2023 as well. He has played 6 matches this year and scored 267 runs at an average of 66.75.

  • So far in 2023, he has scored 1 century and 1 half-century.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

  • It is known as the Bible of Cricket. 

  • Wisden was founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden. 

  • It is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. 

  • The description "bible of cricket" was first used in the 1930s by Alec Waugh in a review for the London Mercury.

By admin: April 18, 2023

2. India won total 14 medals in Asian Wrestling Championship 2023

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India participated in the 36th edition of Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 9th to 14th April 2023. The event was originally planned to be held in New Delhi, India.

An Overview of the News

  • A total of 331 wrestlers from 22 countries participated in this competition, out of which 30 wrestlers were from India.

  • Indian wrestlers were successful in winning a total of 14 medals in the championship. This includes one gold, three silver and ten bronze medals.

  • With these achievements, India secured the 7th position in the medal tally.

  • The top three nations in the medal table based on gold medals were Kazakhstan, Japan and Iran.

  • The previous edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships, the 35th edition, was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from April 19 to April 24 in 2022.

Medal Winner for India

  1. Aman Sehrawat (Men's 57kg Freestyle) - Gold

  2. Rupin (Greco-Roman 55 kg) - Silver

  3. Antim Panghal (Women's 53kg Freestyle) - Silver

  4. Nisha Dahiya (Women's 68 kg Freestyle) - Silver

  5. Anirudh Kumar (Men's 125kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  6. Deepak (Men's 79 kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  7. Neeraj Chikara (Greco-Roman 63kg) - Bronze

  8. Sunil Kumar (Greco-Roman 87kg) - Bronze

  9. Vikas (Greco-Roman 72 kg) - Bronze

  10. Anshu Malik (Women's 57kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  11. Sonam Malik (Women's 62kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  12. Manisha (Women's 65kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  13. Ritika Hooda (Women's 72kg Freestyle) - Bronze

  14. Priya (Women's 76kg Freestyle) - Bronze

About Kazakhstan

  • It is a Central Asian country that was once a part of the Soviet Union. It became an independent nation in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

  • The country is the ninth largest country in the world by land area, stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east.

  • The capital of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan, which was renamed from Astana in 2019. It is a modern city known for its futuristic architecture.



By admin: April 14, 2023

3. Indian wrestler Nisha Dahiya won silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championship

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Indian wrestler Nisha Dahiya won silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championship

Indian wrestler Nisha Dahiya won the silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships on April 13, 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan. 

An Overview of the News

  • In the women's 68 kg category, Nisha lost the final match to Japan's Ami Ishii by a scoreline of 10-0.
  • Nisha defeated Feng Zhou of China by a score of 7-6 in the semi-finals.
  • Indian wrestler, Priya Malik won the bronze medal in the 76 kg category of the tournament against Japan's Mizuki Nagashima in the repechage round.
  • The Asian Wrestling Championships is an annual wrestling competition organised by the Asian Wrestling Federation (AWF).
  • The championships consist of men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman and women's freestyle wrestling events.
  • The first Asian Wrestling Championship was held in 1979 in Tehran, Iran.

About Kazakhstan: 

  • It is a Central Asian country that was once a part of the Soviet Union. It became an independent nation in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  • The country is the ninth largest country in the world by land area, stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east.
  • The capital of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan, which was renamed from Astana in 2019. It is a modern city known for its futuristic architecture.
  • Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan and an important cultural and economic centre. It was the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when the government was moved to Astana.


By admin: April 9, 2023

4. Sports Authority of India integrates Khelo India games certificates with DigiLocker

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Khelo India Games certificates with DigiLocker

Sports Authority of India has integrated Khelo India Games certificates with DigiLocker for the first time.

An overview of the news

  • Athletes, support staff, technical officers, mission heads, competition managers, etc. can access their Khelo India certificates through the digital platform.

  • Athletes and other stakeholders participating in the Khelo India Games will now be able to collect their certificates of qualification and participation from the Khelo India Youth Games 2022 in Madhya Pradesh.

  • It aims to 'digitally empower' citizens.

What is Khelo India Games Certificate?

  • It is a document that is provided to the athletes participating in the Khelo India Games.

  • The certificate recognizes the athlete's participation in the Games and serves as proof of their achievement.

What is DigiLocker?

  • It is a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY).

  • It is a secure cloud-based platform for storage, which enables easy sharing and verification of documents and certificates.

  • It aims to 'Digitally Empower' citizens by enabling them to access digital document wallets for authentic digital documents.

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

  • It was established in 1982 as a registered society under the Societies Act, 1860.

  • It aims to promote sports and achieve sporting excellence at national and international levels.

  • It has played a significant role in shaping India's sports development by operating several schemes for the identification and development of young talent, as well as providing training to elite athletes.


By admin: April 7, 2023

5. Aleksander Ceferin re-elected UEFA president until 2027

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Aleksander Ceferin re-elected UEFA president until 2027

Aleksandar Ceferin was re-elected as the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on 6 April 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • It was re-elected during UEFA's Ordinary Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal, and Ceferin was elected unopposed, meaning that there were no other candidates for the position.

  • He was first time elected as the seventh president of UEFA in 2016, succeeding Michel Platini.

  • Ceferin's new term will last for another four years (2027).

  • The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is responsible for governing association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe.

  • UEFA is one of the six continental governing bodies in the world of football.

  • Apart from European countries, UEFA also regulates football in transcontinental countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan.

  • Some Asian countries such as Israel, Cyprus and Armenia also come under the rule of UEFA.

Establishment - 15 June 1954

Headquarters - Nyon, Switzerland

Speaker - Aleksander Ceferin 

Parent organisation - FIFA

Subsidiary - UEFA Media Technologies SA

By admin: April 7, 2023

6. Argentina becomes number one football team in the world in FIFA rankings 2023

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Argentina becomes number one football team in the world in FIFA rankings 2023

On 6th April 2023 The (FIFA) released the latest rankings of international football teams and Argentina topped the FIFA rankings for the first time in six years.

An Overview of the News

  • The top five teams in the FIFA rankings 2023 are Argentina, France, Brazil, Belgium and England.

  • The next FIFA World Rankings will be published on 20 July 2023.

  • FIFA is the governing body for association football, beach soccer and futsal at the international level.

  • It was established in 1904 to oversee international competition between the national federations of several European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • FIFA is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and is responsible for organising major international tournaments such as the World Cup, the Women's World Cup and the Club World Cup.

  • The organisation also maintains the Laws of the Game, which are the rules governing how football is played around the world.

  • FIFA has 211 member associations, making it one of the largest international organisations in the world.

  • The current President of FIFA is Gianni Infantino, who was elected to the position in 2016.

About Argentina

  • It is a South American country bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • It is the second largest country in South America, the fourth largest in the Americas and the eighth largest in the world.

  • The country has a diverse geography, including the Andes Mountains, the Pampas grasslands, and the Patagonian desert.

  • Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816.

  • Argentina claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, Georgia and the Sandwich Islands.

President - Alberto Fernandez

Capital - Buenos Aires

Currency - Argentine peso

Official language - Spanish

By admin: April 6, 2023

7. MS Dhoni among five indian cricketers to get MCC Life Membership

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MS Dhoni among five indian cricketers to get MCC Life Membership

The prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), based at cricket's mecca Lord's, on April 5 conferred its Honorary Life Membership to five Indian cricketers, including former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

An overview of the news

  • Apart from Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have been given this honour.

  • MCC CEO Guy Levander gave this membership to a total of 19 cricketers keeping in mind their contribution to international cricket.

  • South Africa's Dale Steyn, England's Kevin Pietersen, Morgan, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez, Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza and New Zealand's Ross Taylor are among those who got membership.

  • As captain, Dhoni won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

  • The former keeper-batsman played 538 international games across all formats, scoring over 17,000 runs during the same period.

  • Yuvraj Singh was also an integral part of the Indian team that won the first T20 World Cup in 2007 and the home World Cup in 2011. 


By admin: April 6, 2023

8. New Zealand’s Kim Cotton becomes first woman on-field umpire in full-member men’s T20Is

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New Zealand’s Kim Cotton becomes first woman on-field umpire in full-member men’s T20Is

New Zealand’s Kim Cotton on 5th April became the first woman on-field umpire in a full-member men’s T20I during New Zealand’s second match against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.

An overview of the news

  • The 48-year-old Cotton has officiated as both on-field and TV umpire since 2018, in addition to 24 women's ODIs and 54 women's T20Is.

  • Cotton first made an appearance in the men's game in 2020 as a TV umpire for the tied match between India and New Zealand in Hamilton.

  • Cotton has also officiated in three T20 World Cups and an ODI World Cup since 2018, including the finals in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

  • Previously, Australia’s Claire Polosak had become the first female match official in a men’s Test match when she donned the fourth umpire’s role during the 2021-22 Border Gavaskar Trophy Test between India and Australia in Sydney.


By admin: April 6, 2023

9. Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu banned for 4 years by NADA

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Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu banned for 4 years by NADA

Indian weightlifter and two-time Commonwealth Games winner Sanjita Chanu has been banned for four years by India's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

An Overview of the News

  • The ban was imposed after Chanu tested positive for the anabolic-androgenic steroid Drostanolone, banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), during the National Games to be held in Gujarat in September-October 2022.

  • Chanu's provisional suspension was announced by NADA soon after the sample collection, and her four-year ban has now been formally announced.

  • As a result of the ban, Chanu would be stripped of her silver medal from the National Games.

  • Several other Indian athletes who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last year including Shivpal Singh, Kamalpreet Kaur, and Dhanalakshmi Sekar, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Navjit Kaur Dhillon and long jumper Aishwarya Babu have also been found to have violated anti-doping rules.

  • Drostanolone is primarily used to treat advanced inoperable breast cancer in women, but is often abused by athletes as a performance-enhancing drug.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • It is the national anti-doping organisation of India and is responsible for ensuring that athletes in India compete in a doping-free environment and the organisation was established in 2005 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • It is affiliated with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and follows the WADA Code for Anti-Doping Measures.

  • Its main functions include testing for prohibited substances, educating athletes and coaches about anti-doping measures, and sanctioning athletes who violate anti-doping rules.

  • It has a team of trained Doping Control Officers (DCOs) who test athletes in various sporting events.

  • The organisation also has a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of elite athletes who are subject to testing at any time, both in competition and out of competition.

Headquarters - New Delhi

Establishment - 24 November 2005

Affiliation - Indian Olympic Association

Chairman - Sports Minister (India)

official language - English; Hindi

Purpose - Anti-doping in sports



By admin: April 5, 2023

10. Sports Ministry approves financial assistance for 12 para shuttlers

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Govt sanctions loans of more than 40,600 crore to over 1.8 lakh women entrepreneurs

Recently the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sports Ministry has approved financial assistance to 12 Para-Badminton players including Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi to participate in the upcoming Brazil Para-Badminton International Tournament.

An overview of the news

  • Brazil Para-Badminton International tournament is a Level 2 event and part of the Paris Paralympics pathway for 2023.

  • The funding has been approved under the Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and will provide financial assistance to athletes and their support staff.

  • The funding will include an out-of-pocket allowance (OPA) for athletes and support staff for travel, visas, insurance costs, boarding and lodging, their entry fees for competition and other daily financial needs.

TOPS Para Shuttlers who will be covered under this 

  • Pramod Bhagat

  • Manasi Joshi

  • Krishna Nagar

  • Sukant Kadam

  • Nitesh Kumar

  • Manoj Sarkar

  • Suhas Yathiraj

  • Tarun Dhillon

  • Mandeep Kaur

  • Nithya Sre

  • Parul Parmar

  • Manisha Ramadass

Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) 

  • It was created in July 2014 under the auspices of the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) with the objective of identifying and preparing potential medal prospects for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • It is a flagship program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • The idea of the scheme is to look to the future and fund a developmental group of athletes who have the potential to bring medals to the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.