Current Affairs search results for tag: sports
By admin: Sept. 28, 2023

1. India's Roshibina Devi Naorem wins silver medal in women's Wushu at Asian Games 2023

Tags: Sports News

India's Roshibina Devi Naorem won a silver medal in the women's 60 kg category in Wushu at the Asian Games in Hangzhou.

An Overview of the News

  • Naorem Roshibina Devi won a silver medal in the women's Wushu final (60 kg category), India's first silver medal in Wushu.

  • PV Sindhu, ranked 17th globally, won the badminton match against Mongolia's Mygmartseren Ganbaatar with a score of 21-2, 21-3.

  • In shooting, Arjun Singh Cheema is in 14th position with a score of 9.650, Sarabjot Singh is in 30th position with 9.500 and Shiv Narwal is in 37th position with 9.400.

  • In the skeet mixed team final, Anant Jeet and Ganemat are placed seventh with 18 points.

  • The Indian men's football team will face Saudi Arabia in the round of 16.

Asian Games Update:

  • Day 5 of the Asian Games 2023 is in Hangzhou, China.

  • India has a total of 23 medals: 5 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze.

  • India is currently ranked seventh overall.

By admin: Sept. 27, 2023

2. India's Sift Kaur Samra gives India its 5th gold in the Asian Games 2023

Tags: Sports News

Sift Kaur Samra won gold in the women's 50m rifle 3-P individual event, giving India its fifth gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou.

An Overview of the News

  • The Indian team of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Isha Singh won the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol shooting event.

  • Isha Singh earned a silver medal in the women's individual 25m pistol event by finishing second behind China's Rui Liu.

  • Anant Jeet Singh Naruka won the silver medal in the men's skeet final with an impressive score of 58 out of 60 shots.

India's overall medal tally:

  • India's total medal count at the Asian Games 2023 now stands at 22, which includes 5 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals.

  • Vishnu Saravanan won bronze for India in the ILCA-7 event by finishing third with a net score of 34.

  • The Indian trio of Sift Samra Kaur, Aashi Chouksey, and Manini Kaushik won the silver medal in the 50m rifle team event.

  • Aashi Chouksey also won a bronze medal in the individual 50-meter rifle event.

By admin: Sept. 26, 2023

3. India won a historic gold medal in the Equestrian Dressage Team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Tags: Sports

On the third day of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in 2023, India won a historic gold medal in the Equestrian Dressage Team event, returning to the top position after 41 years by defeating China.

An Overview of the News

  • The Indian team of Hriday Chheda, Anush Aggarwal, Divyakriti Singh, and Sudipti Hajela achieved this victory on September 26, 2023.

  • India's performance on the third day resulted in a total of one gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

  • 17-year-old Neha Thakur won a silver medal in the girls' dinghy - ILCA4 event.

  • Ibad Ali won the bronze medal in the Men's Windsurfer – RS:X event.

  • India's first gold medal at the 19th Asian Games came from the men's 10m air rifle shooting team, comprising Divyansh Panwar, Rudranksh Patil and Aishwarya Pratap.

  • The Indian women's cricket team won the second gold for India.

  • By the end of the third day of the competition, India's medal tally stood at 14 medals, including three gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.

Medal status:

  • In the total medal count, China continues to top the medal tally with 85 medals including 47 gold, 25 silver and 13 bronze.

  • South Korea finished second with a total of 44 medals, including 13 gold, 13 silver and 18 bronze medals.

  • India finished sixth in the medal table with a total of 14 medals.

By admin: Sept. 26, 2023

4. Italy's Marco Bezzecchi wins Indian MotoGP premiere

Tags: Sports News

Italian motorcycle racer Marco Bezzecchi, representing the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, took victory in the inaugural Indian MotoGP event held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on September 23, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Marco Bezzecchi completed the race in an impressive time of 36 minutes, 59 seconds and 15 microseconds.

  • Second place in the race was taken by Spain's Jorge Martin, representing Prime Pramac Racing, while third place was taken by France's Fabio Quartararo, representing Monster Energy Yamaha.

  • The coveted winner's trophy was presented to Marco Bezzecchi by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

  • The Indian MotoGP event was organized by FairStreet Sports (MotoGP India) under the supervision of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the international governing body for motorsports.

  • Buddh International Circuit, located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, is a famous venue which previously hosted three Formula 1 car races between 2011 and 2013.

Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM):

  • It is the global authority overseeing motorcycle racing.

  • It was originally founded in Paris, France in 1904 as the Fédération Internationale des Clubs Motocyclists (FICM), changing its name to Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme in 1949.

By admin: Sept. 25, 2023

5. Indian shooting trio creates world record and wins first gold medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou

Tags: Sports News

India's first gold medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China was won by the men's 10m air rifle shooting team of Divyansh Panwar, Rudraksh Patil, and Aishwarya Pratap.

An Overview of the News

  • India's men's 10m air rifle shooting team also set a new world record with a score of 1893.7 points, surpassing China's previous record set in August.

  • The 19th Asian Games officially began on September 23, 2023, and will end on October 8, 2023.

India's First Gold in Cricket:

  • India women's cricket team won the gold medal by defeating Sri Lanka in the final match held at the Pingfeng Cricket Ground in Hangzhou on the third day of the Asian Games on September 25, 2023.

  • This was India's first gold medal in cricket at the Asian Games, which used the T20 format.

  • The team was led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who played her 100th match as T20 captain. Bangladesh won the bronze medal.

By admin: Sept. 25, 2023

6. Indian women's shooters won India's first medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games

Tags: Sports News

India's women's shooting team comprising Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chowksey won a silver medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the 19th Asian Games on September 23, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The 19th Asian Games officially began on September 23, 2023, and will end on October 8, 2023.

India's medal table of the first day in the Asian Games:-

  • India's second medal in Hangzhou was won by Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind in the men's lightweight double sculls event and a silver medal.

  • The men's eight-rowing team also won a silver medal.

  • Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram won bronze medals in the men's pair rowing event.

  • Ramita won the bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle event.

  • India finished the first day with a total of five medals: three silver medals and two bronze medals.

First gold medal in Hangzhou

  • The first gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Games was won by China's Zhou Jiaqi and Qiu Xinping in the women's lightweight double sculls event.

The remarkable performance of India and China in Jakarta 2018

  • At the 18th Jakarta Asian Games held in 2018, China won notable medals with a total of 289 medals including 132 gold medals, 92 silver medals and 65 bronze medals and India won a total of 70 medals including 16 gold, 23 silver and 31 bronze medals.

China's continued dominance

  • China has consistently topped the medal tally at the Asian Games since the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games.

By admin: Sept. 25, 2023

7. China's President inaugurates the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games 2023

Tags: Sports News

Chinese President Xi Jinping officially opened the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China on September 23, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The Games take place every four years but were postponed from 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions in China.

  • The last 18th Asian Games were hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018.

China hosting for the third time

  • China has hosted the Asian Games twice before, in 1990 (Beijing) and 2010 (Guangzhou).

  • The 19th Hangzhou Asian Games will be held from 23 September to 8 October 2023.

Opening Ceremony

  • The opening ceremony was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, also known as the Big Lotus.

Hangzhou Games mascot and slogan

  • During the flag-raising ceremony, the mascots of the Hangzhou Games, Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian, were introduced. They are a trio of robots.

  • On the game's official website, these robots are called "Memories of Jiangnan", taking their name from a Chinese poem.

  • The slogan of the Games is 'Heart to Heart, @Future.'

Participating teams and events

  • Nearly 12,500 athletes from 45 countries and territories in Asia are competing in 61 disciplines across 40 sports.

  • India has sent a strong delegation of 665 members to these games.

  • During the opening ceremony, the Indian team flag was raised by Indian men's hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh and Olympic bronze medalist in boxing Lovlina Borgohain.

  • India will compete in 41 out of 61 disciplines, with both men's and women's cricket teams participating for the first time.

New Games Launched

  • E-sports, breakdancing and sport climbing have been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games.

Next Asian Games

  • The inaugural Asian Games were held in New Delhi in 1951.

  • The 2026 Asian Games will be hosted in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, while the 2030 Games are scheduled for Doha, Qatar.

  • Similar to the Olympics, the right to host the Asian Games is awarded to a city rather than a country.

By admin: Sept. 24, 2023

8. Indian cricket creates history: No. 1 ranking in all formats

Tags: Sports News

The Indian men's cricket team achieved a feat by becoming the top-ranked team in all international cricket formats: Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20 International.

An Overview of the News

  • Ahead of the three-match India-Australia ODI series in September 2023, India was already the No. 1 ranked team in T20 International and Test cricket.

  • In the first match of the series held in Mohali, Punjab on 22 September 2023, India, under the captaincy of KL Rahul, defeated Australia by 5 wickets.

  • India's win in this match took them to the No. 1 spot in the MRF Tires Men's ODI Team Rankings, overtaking Pakistan.

  • India has 116 rating points, while Pakistan is in second place with 115 rating points, and Australia is in third place with 111 rating points.

  • Pakistan had an unsuccessful Asia Cup 2023 campaign as they failed to qualify for the finals. In contrast, India gained valuable ranking points by winning their 8th Asia Cup title.

  • This is the second instance in men's cricket history when a team has achieved the No. 1 ranking across all formats. Earlier only South Africa had achieved this feat in August 2012.

  • Notably, four Indian players currently hold the No.1 ranking in their respective formats in the ICC Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav in T20 Internationals, Mohammed Siraj in ODIs, R. Ashwin in Test Cricket as a bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja in Test Cricket as an all-rounder.

The top five ranked men's cricket teams across all formats are:


T20 International

One Day International















New Zeland

South Africa

South Africa


South Africa


New Zeland

By admin: Sept. 22, 2023

9. Antim Panghal wins bronze medal at World Championships

Tags: Sports

Young Indian wrestler Antim Panghal won a bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

An Overview of the News

  • Panghal's victory also secured a quota for India in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • In the bronze medal match, Panghal defeated two-time European champion Emma Jonna Denise Malmgren by a score of 16-6, India's first medal in the ongoing edition of the World Championships.

  • This achievement added India's total medal tally at the World Championships to 23, which includes one gold, five silver, and 17 bronze medals.

Antim Panghal's Remarkable Journey to Bronze Medal:

  • She started by defeating the 2022 world champion, Dominique Olivia Parrish of the United States, in the opening round by a score of 3-2.

  • Panghal continued her winning streak by defeating Roxana Marta Zasina of Poland in the round of 16.

  • In the quarterfinals, she had a remarkable win over Natalia Malysheva of Russia with a score of 9-6.

  • Panghal lost 5-4 to Belarus's Vanessa Kaladzinskaya in the women's 53kg freestyle semi-finals.

Medals in Women's Wrestling 53 kg category:

  • Japan's Fujinami Akari won the gold medal.

  • Vanessa Kaladzinskaya earned a silver medal representing the individual neutral athletes.

  • Ecuador's Lucia Yepez and United World Wrestling's Antim Panghal both won bronze medals.

By admin: Sept. 21, 2023

10. ICC releases Men's Cricket World Cup official anthem 'Dil Jashn Bole'

Tags: Sports

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently released 'Dil Jashan Bole', the official anthem for the upcoming Men's Cricket World Cup, which will begin on the 5th of next month.

An Overview of the News

  • It features popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as well as many famous social media influencers.

  • The ICC made the announcement via a tweet on its official social media accounts, inviting fans to experience the anthem on "Platform 2023" and join in the excitement of the One Day Express, marking the upcoming event as the biggest cricket event in the world. It was said that it was a celebration.

  • The music of this anthem is composed by Pritam, and the vocals are performed by talented artists including Pritam, Nakash Aziz, Shriram Chandra, Amit Mishra, Jonita Gandhi, Akasa, and Charan.

Upcoming Cricket World Cup:-

  • After a gap of 12 years, the Cricket World Cup is returning to India and will be held in 10 different cities.

  • The opening match on October 5 will be between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

  • India's first match will be against Australia in Chennai.

About the International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • It is the global governing body for cricket.

  • It was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference by representatives of England, Australia, and South Africa.

  • In 1989 its name was changed to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Established - 15 June 1909

Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chairman - Greg Barclay

CEO - Geoff Allardyce

General Manager - Wasim Khan

Assistant - Asian Cricket Council

ICC General Manager of Marketing and Communications - Claire Furlong