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By admin: July 13, 2022

1. ISSF World Cup : Arjun Babuta strikes gold in 10m air rifle

Tags: Sports News

Recently Arjun Babuta of India has won his first gold medal in International Shooting Sports Federation-ISSF World Cup.

Important facts

  • He defeated Lukas Kozenisky of America 17-9 in the final held in Changwon, South Korea.

  • Arjun secured the first position in the ranking round with a score of 261.1, while Lucas finished second with a score of 260.4.

  • Israel's Sergei Richter won the bronze medal and India's Partha Makhija finished fourth.

  • Arjun Babuta has won this gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup.

  • India topped the medal tally with four gold, two silver and one bronze in the ISSF World Cup 2022, organised by the International Shooting Sports Federation in Cairo.

  • Norway finished second in the table with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

  • France finished third with three golds.

By admin: July 13, 2022

2. Jonny Bairstow, Marizanne Kapp win ICC Player of the Month award for June

Tags: Sports News

England batsman Jonny Bairstow was awarded the Men's Player of the Month by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for June 2022.

Important facts

  • Bairstow beat compatriot Joe Root and New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell to win the award.

  • Bairstow had scored centuries in both the innings of the fifth Test against India and led England to victory. Apart from this, he also performed brilliantly in the Test series against New Zealand.

  • In Women's Cricket, South Africa's Marizanne Cap has been selected for the ICC Player of the Month for the month of June.

  • Marizanne Cap became the second ICC female player from South Africa to receive this award after Lizelle Lee.

  • The ICC Player of the Month Award is given by the International Cricket Council every month from January 2021.

ICC Player of the Month List 2022

Month

Winner Male

Winner Female

January 2022 

Keegan Peterson (South Africa)

Heather Knight (England)

February 2022

Shreyas Iyer (India)

Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)

March 2022

Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Rachel Haynes (Australia)

April 2022

 Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

Alyssa Healy (Australia)

May 2022

Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

Tuba Hassan (Pakistan)

By admin: July 11, 2022

3. Gujarat will host the 36th National Games in September, 2022

Tags: State News Sports News


Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced that the 36th National Games will be held in Gujarat for the first time from 27 September to 10 October.

  • Important facts

  • The prestigious event is being organised after a gap of seven years, last held in Kerala in 2015.

  • Competitions will be held in six cities of the state namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.

  • Around 7000 players from across the country will participate in 36 sports.

  • Indoor and outdoor events like Athletics, Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Judo, Kushmi, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho etc. will be organised.

  • The 36th National Games were to be held in Goa in May 2020 but were postponed indefinitely due to the spread of COVID-19.

  • About Gujarat State 

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Gujarat is also known as 'The Land of Legends'.

  • The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of Asiatic Lions in the world.

  • Gujarat is the main producer of cotton, tobacco and groundnut in the country.

  • Garba is the main traditional dance of Gujarat.

  • Lothal was the ancient city of Gujarat where India's first port was established.

  • Capital- Gandhinagar

  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

  • Chief Minister- Bhupendrabhai Patel 

  • Assembly seats-182

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 11

By admin: July 11, 2022

4. Wimbledon 2022 : Novak Djokovic Beats Nick Kyrgios For Fourth Consecutive Title

Tags: Sports Sports News

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the men's singles title by defeating Nick Kyrgios of Australia in the final of Wimbledon Tennis Competition 2022 played in London.

  • Important facts

  • This is Djokovic's seventh Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title overall.

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the record for winning the most Grand Slam titles in men's singles. Nadal has won 22 Grand Slam titles so far.

  • Djokovic has become the fourth player after Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Björn Borg to win the title for four consecutive years.

  • Kazakhstan's Elena Rybkina defeated Tunisian Ons Jabeur to win the first Grand Slam title of her career.

  • Djokovic's Grand Slam title

  • French Open- 02

  • US Open - 3

  • Australian Open - 9

  • Wimbledon - 7

  • Other winners of Wimbledon 2022

Category 

Winner

Country

Men's singles category

Novak Djokovic

Serbia

Women's singles category

Elena Rybkina

Kazakhstan

Women's doubles


Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

Czech Republic

Men's doubles

 Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell

Australia

Mixed doubles

Neil Skupski and Desira Kravczyk

United Kingdom and

United States

By admin: July 9, 2022

5. Sports Ministry launches online portal for schemes, awards for sportspersons

Tags: Sports News

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched an online portal for schemes, awards for sportspersons on 8th July.

  • Important facts

  • The ministry launched an online portal for schemes of the sports department, website of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) and revised scheme of cash rewards, national welfare and pension for sportspersons.

  • Active sports persons can now apply online on the sports department's portal while corporates, PSUs and individuals can contribute to the NSDF fund on its new website.

  • This will help in bringing transparency and accountability, besides giving a boost to the 'Digital India Mission' of the government.

  • This will help the players to apply online and get their money in limited time.

  • National Sports Development Fund (NSDF)

  • Established in 1998 under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890

  • Its purpose is to provide speed and flexibility in assisting sports.

  • The fund helps sportspersons achieve excellence by providing them technical as well as opportunities to be trained by coaches of international repute.

  • It provides financial assistance for development of infrastructure and other activities to promote sports.

  • The fund is managed by a council constituted by the central government.

  • Chairperson - Union Minister in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports

By admin: June 23, 2022

6. India's women's wrestling team has won the Under-17 Asian Championship title

Tags: Sports News

India's women's wrestling team has won the Under-17 Asian Championship title in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

  • India topped with 235 points with eight gold, one silver and one bronze medals.

  • Japan finished second with 143 points and Mongolia third with 138 points.

  • Women's wrestling's bouts were organised in 5 weight categories.

  • Ritika won the gold medal in 43 kg, Ahilya Sinde in 49 kg, Shiksha in 57 kg, Priya in 73 kg and Pulkit in 65 kg.

  • Apart from this, competitions were also held in three weight categories of freestyle and Parvinder Singh bagged gold in 80 kg while Narendra won silver in 71 kg.

By admin: June 23, 2022

7. International Olympic Day

Tags: Sports News

International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23 June.

  • The International Olympic Committee was established in Paris on 23 June 1894.

  • International Olympic Day was first celebrated in 1948.

  • In 1948, a total of 9 countries celebrated this day in their respective countries.

  • But with the energy and positivity with which Olympians have inspired millions across the world over time, the celebration has now become a global one.

  • Despite any discrimination based on age, gender, etc National Olympic Committees across the world organise creative events based on the three pillars 'Move, Learn and Discover'.

  • The theme of International Olympic Day 2022 is 'Together, for a Peaceful World'.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • The 32nd edition of the Olympics was held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 08, 2021.

  • Tokyo has become the first city in Asia to host the Olympics twice, hosting the successful Olympic Games in 1964 and 2020

  • Top 5 countries in medal tally 

  • United States - 113 (Gold: 39, Silver: 41, Bronze: 33)

  • China - 88 (Gold: 38, Silver: 32, Bronze: 18)

  • Japan - 58 (Gold: 27, Silver: 14, Bronze: 17)

  • Great Britain - 65 (Gold: 22, Silver: 21, Bronze: 22)

  • Russian Olympic Committee - 71 (Gold: 20, Silver: 28, Bronze: 23)

  • India - 7 (Gold: 1, Silver: 2, Bronze: 4)

  • By winning 7 medals this time, India broke the previous record of 6 medals in the 2012 London Olympics.

  • The motto for Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'United by Emotion'.

  • The mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'Miraitova'.

  • The next Olympics will be held in Paris, the capital of France, in 2024.

By admin: June 22, 2022

8. Sunil Chhetri becomes joint 5th highest goalscorer in international football history

Tags: Sports News

Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri has become the joint fifth highest goalscorer in international football history.

  • Sunil Chhetri scored his 84th international goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifier and achieved the feat by equaling the record held by Real Madrid and Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas.

  • He is now behind only Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi among active footballers.

  • He is at number three after Ronaldo and Messi in the list of active footballers with international goals.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of highest goalscorers in international football.

  • Top 5 International Goal Scorers in the World

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 117 goals

  • Ali Dei (Iran) - 109 goals

  • Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) - 89 goals

  • Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 86 goals

  • Sunil Chhetri (India) and Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) - 84 goals

By admin: June 21, 2022

9. 'Shabash Mithu' - A biopic on former Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj

Tags: Sports News

'Shabash Mithu' is a biopic on former Indian women's cricket team captain and veteran cricketer Mithali Raj.

  • Taapsee Pannu will be seen in the role of Mithali Raj in this film.

  • The director of this film is Srijit Mukherjee and its story is written by Priya Aven.

  • About Mithali Raj

  • Mithali, who played her first international match on June 26, 1999, achieved many important achievements in her career spanning 23 years.

  • He represented Team India in 12 Test matches, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is in his career.

  • He scored 7805 runs in one-day cricket with 7 centuries and 64 fifties, 699 runs in Test matches with 1 century and 4 fifties and 2364 runs in T20 cricket with 17 fifties.

  • Records registered in the name of Mithali Raj

  • Mithali Raj is the first female cricketer to play a record six World Cups.

  • Mithali is also the only female cricketer to play 200 ODIs.

  • She is the only female cricketer to score more than 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals.

  • She is the first player to score 7 consecutive fifties in ODIs.

  • Apart from this, she holds the record for most fifties in women's ODIs.

  • She is also the first woman cricketer to score 2000 T20Is.

  • She also holds the record for scoring the most 10,868 runs in women's cricket.

By admin: June 20, 2022

10. FIFA World Cup 2026

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FIFA World Cup 2026, the biggest football event, will be hosted by three countries for the first time, which includes America, Mexico and Canada.

  • It will be organised in 16 cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.

  • The 16 host cities will be: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

  • The US is going to host the men's World Cup matches for the first time since 1994.

  • It will also be the first time that 48 teams will participate in the tournament, which is more than the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December.

  • Mexico also hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1970 and 1986.

  • About FIFA World Cup

  • The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition played by the senior men's national teams of members of FIFA, the sport's global governing body.

  • It was started in the year 1930, after that it is organised every four years.

  • The defending champions are the France national football team that won the 2018 tournament in France.

  • The most successful team of the tournament is Brazil which has won the title 5 times.

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 will be organised in Qatar this year.

  • Lieb as the official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Laib is an Arabic word, which means a player with special qualities and abilities.