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By admin: Feb. 22, 2022

1. R. Praggnanandhaa shocks World Champion Magnus Carlssen

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16 years old chess prodigy from Chennai, India R. Praggnanandhaa defeated World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway  in the Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament,

Earlier he defeated world no 4 player Levon Aronian of Armenia.

The Airthings Masters is a 16-player online rapid tournament.

By admin: Feb. 21, 2022

2. Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023

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Mumbai was selected as the host of the 2023 International Olympics (IOC) session.

It was selected at the 139th IOC session held at Beijing, China where the 24th winter olympics came to an end on 20 February 2022.  

  • A total of 82 IOC members were eligible for voting, out of which 6 voted for abstention, while 75 members voted yes. Only one vote went against Mumbai as the host of the next IOC Session.

  • This is the second time India will host the IOC session after the 86th session was held in 1983 at New Delhi.

  • The Mumbai session is expected to announce the host of the 2030 winter olympics.

President of the Indian Olympic Association  : Narendra Batra  

President of the International Olympic Committee : Thomas Bach 

Headquarters of IOC : Lussanne , Switzerland 

By admin: Feb. 21, 2022

3. Beijing winter olympics 2022 comes to an end

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The 24th winter olympics came to an end on 20 February 2022 at a colourful ceremony in the “Bird Nest” stadium Beijing, China.The Chinese President Xi Jingping was the chief guest at the occasion along with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

  • Thomas Bach officially declared the games as over and symbolically handed the games to the next winter olympics host Milano-Cortina.

  • The Italian city of Milano-Cortina will host the event in 2026.

Winter olympics 2022 medal Tally 

Serial No 

Country

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Total Medal 

1

Norway

16

8

13

37

2

Germany

12

10

5

27

3

China 

9

4

2

15

-

India 

0

0

0

0


  • From India there was only one competitor, Arif Khan from the Baramulla district of  Jammu and Kashmir.  He is the first ever Indian to qualify for winter olympics.

  • He participated in two events. In the giant slalom event he finished 45th while he was unable to complete the men’s slalom event.

For details and additional information  also see the 5 February 2022 post 

Fact File Winter Olympics 

  • The winter olympics is organised by the International Olympic Committee every four years on snow or ice.

  • The first winter olympics was held in Chamonix (France), in 1924. Initially called the “International Winter Sports Week”, this event was renamed the “1st Olympic Winter Games” only in 1926 at the IOC Session in Lisbon(Portugal).

  • The decision to create a separate Winter Games cycle was taken at the 1925 IOC Session in Prague(Czech Republic).

  • It was not held in 1940 and 1944  due to the second world war and resumed in 1948 at St. Moritz, Switzerland. 

  • Until 1992 the winter and the summer olympics were held in the same year but a decision was taken to separate the events. The next winter olympics took place in 1994 and since then it has been held in even years, that is 1998. It is usually held in the month of February.

  • The winter olympics has been held in three continents: North America, Europe and Asia.

  • The United States has hosted the event a maximum 4 times (1932,1960,1980, 2002) followed by France in (1924, 1968, 1992).

  • As of 2022, twelve countries have participated in every Winter Olympic Games – Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. 

  • Norway has till date (2022) won the maximum medal in the Winter Olympics . It has won a total of 405 medals.

By admin: Feb. 16, 2022

4. Argentina and Brazil to replay their World Cup qualifier football match

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FIFA has ordered Argentina and Brazil to replay their world cup qualifier match after the match in september 2021 was suspended just minutes after kickoff due to breach in covid protocol. 

The match at NeoQuimica Arena in Sao Paulo was halted after five minutes when Brazilian health officials invaded the pitch to stop Argentina's England-based players from playing, saying they had breached the country's COVID-19 quarantine rules.

Facts 

  • Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international body which governs International football.

  • It will organise the 22nd Men’s FIFA world cup 2022 in Qatar .

  • The 21st Men’s FIFA world cup 2018 was held in Russia which was won by France .

  • Headquarters of FIFA : Zurich, Switzerland 

  • President of FIFA : Gianni Infantino 

By admin: Feb. 15, 2022

5. ICC January player of the month 2022

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International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced its player of the January month 2022.

Men player of the month : South African batter Keegan Petersen 

Women player of the month : England team captain , Heather Knight

ICC

Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay of New Zealand 

CEO of ICC: Geoff Allardice of Australia

By admin: Feb. 14, 2022

6. Ishan Kishan the highest priced player at the IPL 2022

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Wicket- keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was bought by Mumbai India for Rs 15.25 crores. He became the highest priced player for the 15th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Deepak Chahar  was the second highest priced player and he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 Crore.

Fact Files 

  •  Chris Morris of South Africa , holds the record for being the highest priced player in IPL when Rajasthan Royals bought him for  Rs 16.25 crores in the IPL 2021.

  • The highest priced Indian player is Yuvraj singh . He was bought by  Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for the IPL 2015 season for Rs. 16 crore.

  • The IPL 2022 will see the participation of ten teams . The  two new teams are 

  • Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.

  • The other teams are :Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings ,Kolkata Knight Riders ,Chennai Super Kings , Royal Challengers Bangalore ,Sunrisers Hyderabad ,

Indian Premier League (IPL),

  • IPL is a twenty-twenty overs professional cricket league organized by Board of Control for  Cricket in India (BCCI) that was started in India in 2008.

  • The first season was won by Rajasthan Royals in 2008. 

  • The 14th Season of IPL 2021 was held in the United Arab Emirates which was won by Chennai Super King .

  •  Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the IPL. It has won the titles 5 times(2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020) while the second most successful team is Chennai Super King which has won it 4 times(2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021).

By admin: Feb. 14, 2022

7. Ramkumar Ramnathan win Bengaluru Tennis double’s title

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Ramkumar Ramnathan won the third doubles title of the year when he and Saket Mayeni won the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger tennis title at Bengaluru.

The Indian Tennis player defeated the French pair of Hugo Grenier and Alexandre Muller in straight sets .

 Men Singles title 

Chun-hsin Tseng  of Chinese Taipei (also known as Taiwan ) defeated Croatian Borna Gojo  in straight sets.

By admin: Feb. 14, 2022

8. Chelsea wins FIFA Club World Cup 2021

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England football club Chelsea, won its first FIFA Club World Cup when it defeated Brazilian football  club Palmeiras 2-1  in the final held at  Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium  in Abu Dhabi ,United Arab Emirates  on 12 February 2022.

Fact File 

FIFA  Club World Cup 

 It is an international club football championship where the continental  club champions participate every year.

The club champions of Asian AFC Championships League, African CAF Championships League, North American CONCACAF Championships League, South America Copa Libertadores, Oceanian OFC Champions League, European UEFA Champions League and the  club champion of the host team participates  in the tournament.

  • The first club world cup was held in 2000 at Brazil which was won by  Corinthians Paulista of Brazil.

  • Real Madrid football club of Spain has won the cup for the maximum 4 times.

  • The Spanish football clubs (Real Madrid 4 times and Barcelona 3 times ) have  won it a maximum of 7 times.

By admin: Feb. 12, 2022

9. India defeat West Indies 3-0 to win ODI series

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India has defeated the West Indian Cricket team to win the 3 match One Day International (ODI ) series 3-0. 

Due to Covid all the three matches were played at the Narendra Modi cricket stadium, Ahmedabad ,Gujarat . All the three matches were Day/Night matches.

 First ODI  was held on 6 February 2022. It was won by India by 6 wickets

 Man of the match :Yuzvendra Chahal of India 

Second ODI was held on 9 February  2022. It was won by India by 44 runs .

Man of the match : Prasidh Krishna 

Third ODI was held on 11 February 2022. It was won by India by 96 runs 

Man of the match : Shreyas Iyer 

Man of the Series : Prasidh Krishna 

Captain of Indian cricket Team : Rohit Sharma 

Captain of West Indian Cricket Team : Nicholas Pooran for the 2nd and third match 

Kieorn Pollard was the West Indies captain for the first match.

By admin: Feb. 8, 2022

10. Senegal wins maiden Africa Cup of Nation 2021

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Senegal defeated Egypt  in a penalty shoot-out to win its first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 on 7 February 2022.

  •   The score in the final match was 0-0 even after extra time.  The result was decided by a penalty shoot out which was won by Senegal 4-2 .

  • The final was played in the Cameroon  capital . Yaounde’s  Olembé stadium.

  • The 31st Africa Cup of Nation football tournament was held in Cameroon from 9 January to 7 February 2022.

  • The Africa Cup of Nations football tournament is held every two years and  the first tournament was held in 1957 in Sudan.

  • Egypt has won the cup a maximum of 7 times .

  • It is located in Western Africa and is also called the “Gateway of Africa" .

    Capital of Senegal : Dakar 

    Currency of Senegal : West African CFA franc . The West African franc is the common currency of eight African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea- Bissau ,Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.