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By admin: Jan. 7, 2022

1. Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic denied entry into Australia

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia after the Australian government revoked his visa for failing to meet COVID­19 vaccine­ entry requirements. 

  • Djokovic was denied entry at Melbourne Airport, where he arrived to participate in the Australian Open scheduled to be held from January 17 - 30, 2022.
  • He is currently being held at an immigration detention facility and faces deportation.
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Djokovic had failed to provide immigration officials with evidence of double vaccination or an adequate medical exemption and that is the only reason because “Rules are rules and there are no special cases,”
  • As per rules all participants at the Australian Open must be vaccinated or have a medical exemption, which is granted only after assessment by two panels of independent experts.

Djokovic till date has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Djokovic is the only man in the Open Era of Professional Tennis to achieve a double career Grand Slam and complete a non-calendar year Grand Slam.

The Australian Open also known as ‘happy slam’ is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. It is played on hard court.

By admin: Jan. 1, 2022

2. Four Indians in the CA’s 2021 Test XI

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  • Cricket Australia has released a list of its Test XI of 2021. It has included players on the basis of their performances in Test Matches played in 2021.
  • It has included four India players in the list, Rohit Sharma, Rishab Pant, R.Ashwin and Axar Patel.
  • CA Test XI of 2021: Rohit Sharma, Dimuth Karunaratne (SL, Capt.), Marnus Labuschagne (Eng), Joe Root (Eng), Fawad Alam (Pak), Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Kyle Jamieson (NZ), Axar Patel, Hasan Ali (Pak), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pak).

Cricket Australia governs cricket in Australia.

By admin: Jan. 1, 2022

3. India Wins U-19 Cricket Asia Cup 2021 record 8 times

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  • India defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets  in the final of the Asia U-19 cricket cup.
  • The final was held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • This is the eight times India has won the Asia U-19 cricket title.
  • Priyam Garg is the captain of Indian team.

By admin: Dec. 31, 2021

4. India wins Centurion Test match by 113 runs

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  • India defeated  South Africa  by 113 runs to win the first Test match of the 2021-22  cricket Test series .
  •  With this win India went 1-0 up in the 3 match Test Series .
  • The man of the match  was  K.L Rahul of India for his score of 123 and 23 in the match.
  • The first test match was held at Supersport Stadium , Centurion.
  •  India had never won a test match at Centurion.

The Test Series between India and South Africa is called the Freedom Series in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela . It was started in 2015.

By admin: Dec. 30, 2021

5. World Rapid Chess Championship

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Men’s title:

  • 17-year-old Uzbek GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov won the World Rapid Chess Championship after winning the second tiebreak blitz game against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.
  • GM Magnus Carlsen finished in third place and GM Fabiano Caruana came fourth.

Women’s title:

  • GM Alexandra Kosteniuk won the women's world rapid title.
  • IM Bibisara Assaubayeva, who is also 17 years old, finished in second place and GM Valentina Gunina came third.

The World Rapid Chess Championship is a chess tournament held to determine the world champion in chess played under rapid time controls. 

By admin: Dec. 27, 2021

6. Himachal Pradesh wins its maiden Vijay Hazare title

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  • Himachal Pradesh won its first Vijay Hazare by  trophy defeating Tamilnadu by 11 runs in the final of the Vijay Hazare trophy 2021-22. .
  • The final was played at Sawai Man Singh stadium, Jaipur on 26 December 2021.
  • Vijay Hazare is the premier 50-50 overs  over domestic cricket tournament..

By admin: Dec. 26, 2021

7. Moyuka Uchijima of Japan wins ITF women Tennis tournament

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  • Unseeded Moyuka Uchijima of Japan beat fourth seed Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the NECC $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament. 
  • It was the fourth title in the professional circuit for Moyuka, and third of the season.
  • In the doubles final, top seeds Anna Danilina and Valeriya Strakhova prevailed 6-0, 2-6, 10-5 against the Japanese pair of Funa Kozaki and Misaki Matsuda.
  • It was held at the Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.

By admin: Dec. 26, 2021

8. 11th National Junior Boys Hockey Championship

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  • Uttar Pradesh defeated Chandigarh by a 3-1 margin in the final to win the 11th Hockey India junior National men’s championship.
  • Odisha defeated Haryana to take the third place.
  • The tournament was held at Kovilpatti, in Tamilnadu from 16 to 25 December 2021.

By admin: Dec. 25, 2021

9. Harbhajan Singh retires from cricket

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  • Off-spinner  Harbhajan Singh has  announced retirement from all forms of competitive cricket.
  • The 41-year-old from Punjab took 417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 wickets in 28 T20Is in his illustrious career. In the IPL across 13 seasons for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders, he took 150 wickets in 163 matches.
  • Harbhajan, who made his India debut during an ODI against New Zealand at Sharjah in 1998, last played for the country in March, 2016 during a T20I against the UAE at Dhaka.

By admin: Dec. 24, 2021

10. Indians Shine in Asian Junior Chess Championship 2021

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  • India's V S Raahul (18) won the boys titles in the Asian Junior chess championship 2021.
  • He also earned his first GM-­norm.
  • Savitha Shri B won the girls title.
  • The Asian Junior Chess Championship 2021 was held in Sri Lanka