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By admin: April 2, 2023

1. Former cricketer Salim Durani passes away at the age of 88

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Former cricketer Salim Durani passes away at the age of 88

Former India all-rounder cricketer Salim Durani passed away on 2 April after a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old.

An overview of the news

  • Salim Durrani was living in Gujarat’s Jamnagar with his younger brother, Jahangir Durani. 

  • He was born on 11 December 1934 in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

  • Later Durrani's family settled in Karachi. During the India-Pakistan partition, Durani's family had settled in India.

  • He was known as a brilliant all-rounder.

  • He made a significant contribution in the series against England in 1961-62. In the last two Tests, Salim led India to victory.

  • He took 8 wickets in Kolkata and 10 wickets in Chennai Test. India won the 5 match test series 2-0.

  • He was the first cricketer to be honored with the Arjuna Award. He was given this honor in 1961.

  • He played the last Test match for India in February 1973 against England at Brabourne Stadium Mumbai.

  • After this he retired from cricket. After retirement, he also tried his hand in the film industry. He worked in the Bollywood film 'Charitra'.

  • Durani played 29 Tests for India and scored 1202 and took 75 wickets.

  • In first-class cricket, Durani has 8545 runs and 484 wickets in 170 matches.


By admin: April 1, 2023

2. Unity Cup Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament 2023

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Unity Cup Cricket Tournament 2023 organized jointly byHUDCO and NBCC on 1st April, 2023 at Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • It aims to encourage team building and promote the Fit India Movement of the Government of India.

  • It was inaugurated by Manoj Joshi, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

  • The tournament was organized between the mega teams of MoHUA, CPWD, NBCC and HUDCO.

  • The series of exciting matches began with the opening match played between MoHUA and CPWD.

  • MoHUA won the final by 20 runs from NBCC in the finals. 

  • Manoj Joshi lifted the winning Trophy on behalf of MoHUA Team.

  • The sporty event was followed by presenting 'Man of the Match' to Maninder from MoHUA. 

By admin: April 1, 2023

3. Sprinter Lashinda Demus was awarded the Olympic gold medal after a decade

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More than a decade after the 2012 London Games, Lashinda Demus, a sprinter from the United States, was awarded an Olympic gold medal at the age of 40, Czechia's Zuzana Hejnova a silver and Jamaica's Kalisz Spencer a bronze. Medal awarded.

An Overview of the News

  • The International Olympic Committee stripped Natalya Antyukh, the original gold medalist in the 400 metres hurdles, of her title due to her involvement in the Russian doping scandal.

  • Antyukh beat Demus by just 0.07 seconds at the London track.

  • Historical evidence recovered from the Moscow testing laboratory database allowed the Athletics Integrity Unit to disqualify Antyukh's results from July 2012 to June 2013.

About London Olympics 2012

  • Held in London, UK from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

  • Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated and competed in 26 sports.

  • The United States topped the medal table with 104 medals, including 46 gold.

  • China finished second with 88 medals, including 38 gold.

  • Great Britain finished third with 65 medals, including 29 gold.

By admin: March 31, 2023

4. Sri Lanka fail to qualify directly to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

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Sri Lanka fail to qualify directly to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Sri Lanka failed to qualify directly for the ICC ODI World Cup after defeat by New Zealand in Hamilton on 31 March.

An overview of the news

  • In the last match of the three-match ODI series, New Zealand won by 6 wickets.

  • The New Zealand team had already qualified for the World Cup, but Sri Lanka had a special chance of making a direct entry to the World Cup by winning the last match of the three-match ODI series.

  • A total of 10 teams will participate in the World Cup 2023, out of which a total of 7 teams have qualified so far.

  • In the World Cup 2023, the top 8 teams in the points table were to get a chance to qualify.

  • The Sri Lankan team finished 9th in the points table after their loss to New Zealand on 31 March.

  • Sri Lanka will now be required to play in the ICC World Cup qualifiers which will be held in Zimbabwe in June - July in which the top two teams will qualify for the ICC ODI World Cup.

  • For the first time in 44 years, the Sri Lankan team will play qualifiers to make it to the World Cup.

  • At the same time, there will be a fight between West Indies and South Africa for the 8th position. The West Indies team is currently at the 8th position in the points table.

  • The ICC World Cup, hosted by India, will begin on October 5 this year.

  • Teams that qualified for the tournament - New Zealand, England, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, Afghanistan and West Indies.


By admin: March 29, 2023

5. Indian hockey player Salima Tete has been appointed as the Athlete Ambassador of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF)

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Indian women's hockey team midfielder Salima Tete

Indian women's hockey team midfielder Salima Tete has been appointed as the Athlete Ambassador from India by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) for two years.

An Overview of the News

  • It was announced during the AHF Congress held in Mungyeong, South Korea on March 23, 2023.

  • AHF athlete ambassadors are Lee Jong Joon (South Korea), Abdul Hannan Shahid (Pakistan) and Asai Yu (Japan).

  • Salima Tete, as an AHF Athlete Ambassador, will play a key role in the international representation and development of athletes.

  • She will also work towards promoting awareness of the rights and welfare of athletes in the region.

  • Salima Tete received the AHF Emerging Player of the Year (Women) award on March 24, 2023 for her outstanding performance in 2022.

About Asian Hockey Federation (AHF)

  • It is the governing body for field hockey and is responsible for organising international field hockey events in the region.

  • It is a member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and works closely with the FIH to promote the sport of field hockey around the world.

  • The AHF is responsible for organising several field hockey tournaments in Asia, including the Asia Cup, the Asian Games and the Asian Champions Trophy.

  • The AHF is committed to promoting gender equality in the sport of field hockey and has established a women's committee to oversee the development of women's hockey in Asia.

President - Dato' Fumio Ogura

Formation - 1958

Established - Tokyo, Japan

Headquarters - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Patron - Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah


By admin: March 28, 2023

6. Manu Bhaker won a bronze medal in the 25m pistol event at the 2023 ISSF World Cup

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 Olympian shooter Manu Bhaker won the bronze medal in the 25m pistol event at the ISSF Pistol/Rifle World Cup

On March 26, 2023, Renowned Olympian shooter Manu Bhaker won the bronze medal in the 25m pistol event at the ISSF Pistol/Rifle World Cup held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

An Overview of the News

  • In the Bhopal World Cup, China secured the first position by securing a total of 10 medals including six gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

  • Host nation India finished second in the medals tally with one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

  • Sarabjot Singh won the gold medal for India in the men's 10m air pistol event.

About International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

  • The ISSF introduced the ISSF World Cup in 1986 to establish a uniform qualification system for Olympic shooting competitions.

  • ISSF World Cup events are held four times per year for each Olympic shooting event.

  • It is still used as a qualifying event for the Olympic shooting competitions.


By admin: March 27, 2023

7. 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.


By admin: March 27, 2023

8. 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) 

By admin: March 27, 2023

9. 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)

By admin: March 27, 2023

10. 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.