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By admin: Jan. 22, 2023

1. India Open Badminton: Korean sensation An Seyoung wins Women's singles final

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Korean sensation An Seyoung wins Women's singles final

In the India Open Badminton Championship, Korean sensation An Seyoung wins Women's singles final on 22 January at K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. 

An overview of the news

  • In the finals, An Seyoung beat World No.1 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12.

  • In the semifinal on 21 January, Viktor Axelsen defeated Indonesia's  Jonatan Christie 21-6, 21-12.  

  • Axelsen has earlier won the India Open in 2017 and 2019.

  • In other semifinal,  former world junior champion Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn defeated  Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 27-25, 21-15 to reach the final.


By admin: Jan. 22, 2023

2. National Sports Club of India Snooker Open Crown 2023

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Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB's) Laxman Rawat 'Boulkline' emerged winner at the NSCI All India Snooker Open, defeating fellow PSPB challenger Aditya Mehta 9-6 in a best-of-17-frame final.

An overview of the news

  • Laxman Rawat had finished runner-up in the previous edition of the tournament, losing to Sourav Kothari.

  • This is Rawat's first major title after two-three years.

NSCI Snooker Open Crown

  • The NSCI Snooker Open Crown is a snooker tournament organised by the National Sports Club of India (NSCI).

  • The tournament is open to players from all over India and consists of a best-of-17-frames final.

  • The tournament is considered a major title in Indian snooker and the champion of the tournament is awarded the NSCI Snooker Open Crown.


By admin: Jan. 22, 2023

3. Sports Ministry suspends all activities of Wrestling Federation of India

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The Sports Ministry has suspended all activities of the Wrestling Federation of India till the appointment of a monitoring committee to oversee the functioning of the Wrestling Federation of India on 21 January.

An overview of the news

  • These include suspension of ranking events and refund of entry fees collected from participants.

  • The government has already suspended Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the federation.

  • The Monitoring Committee will investigate the allegations levelled against the Executive Committee of the Federation and ensure efficient management of the Federation.

  • Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Singh was accused by the wrestlers of running the union arbitrarily and sexually abusing women players.


By admin: Jan. 22, 2023

4. Sports Ministry suspends all activities of Wrestling Federation of India

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The Sports Ministry has suspended all activities of the Wrestling Federation of India till the appointment of a monitoring committee to oversee the functioning of the Wrestling Federation of India on 21 January.

An overview of the news

  • These include suspension of ranking events and refund of entry fees collected from participants.

  • The government has already suspended Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the federation.

  • The Monitoring Committee will investigate the allegations levelled against the Executive Committee of the Federation and ensure efficient management of the Federation.

  • Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Singh was accused by the wrestlers of running the union arbitrarily and sexually abusing women players.


By admin: Jan. 21, 2023

5. Dhaka Marathon: Kenyan Stanley Bett Champion in male category, Bangriya Bharatsinh from India wins in South Asian category

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The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2023 was held in the capital city Dhaka on 20th January.

An overview of the news

  • The marathon was inaugurated by Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. 

  • Among the elite runners, 21 men and 17 women participated in the full and half marathon.

  • Kenyan runner Stanley Kiprotich Bett became the champion of the marathon with a timing of 2 hours 8 minutes and 10 seconds. 

  • He was followed by another Kenyan runner, Joseph Kayengo Muniwoki, who finished second with a timing of 2 hours 8 minutes and 50 seconds.

  • In the women's sprint category, Bashanke Imoshe Billo (Ethiopia) emerged champion with a timing of 2:35:25 while Tekla Kirongo of Kenya came second in 2:35:29.

Indian performance

  • Indian marathon runner Bangaria Vikram Bharatsingh clocked 2:18:28 in the South Asian men's section.

  • He was followed by Anil Kumar Singh (India) with a timing of 2 hours 20 minutes and 30 seconds.

  • In the South Asian female marathon runner category Pushpa Bhandari from Nepal came on top with a timing of 2 hours 48 minutes and 2 seconds while Mahamarakkalage Sujani Piumika Madumali Perera from Sri Lanka came second with 2 hours 48 minutes and 22 seconds. 

Full marathon, half marathon

  • Runners cover a distance of 42.19 kilometres for a full marathon while a distance of 21.09 kilometres is required to be completed for the half marathon.


By admin: Jan. 21, 2023

6. Dhaka Marathon: Kenyan Stanley Bett Champion in male category, Bangriya Bharatsinh from India wins in South Asian category

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The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2023 was held in the capital city Dhaka on 20th January.

An overview of the news

  • The marathon was inaugurated by Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. 

  • Among the elite runners, 21 men and 17 women participated in the full and half marathon.

  • Kenyan runner Stanley Kiprotich Bett became the champion of the marathon with a timing of 2 hours 8 minutes and 10 seconds. 

  • He was followed by another Kenyan runner, Joseph Kayengo Muniwoki, who finished second with a timing of 2 hours 8 minutes and 50 seconds.

  • In the women's sprint category, Bashanke Imoshe Billo (Ethiopia) emerged champion with a timing of 2:35:25 while Tekla Kirongo of Kenya came second in 2:35:29.

Indian performance

  • Indian marathon runner Bangaria Vikram Bharatsingh clocked 2:18:28 in the South Asian men's section.

  • He was followed by Anil Kumar Singh (India) with a timing of 2 hours 20 minutes and 30 seconds.

  • In the South Asian female marathon runner category Pushpa Bhandari from Nepal came on top with a timing of 2 hours 48 minutes and 2 seconds while Mahamarakkalage Sujani Piumika Madumali Perera from Sri Lanka came second with 2 hours 48 minutes and 22 seconds. 

Full marathon, half marathon

  • Runners cover a distance of 42.19 kilometres for a full marathon while a distance of 21.09 kilometres is required to be completed for the half marathon.


By admin: Jan. 19, 2023

7. Shubman Gill becomes 5th Indian to score double century in ODIs

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India's young batsman Shubman Gill has become the 5th Indian to score a double century in ODIs against New Zealand.

An overview of the news 

  • In the match played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Shubman Gill scored 208 runs in 149 balls with the help of 19 fours and 9 sixes.

  • Shubman Gill completed his double century by hitting Lockie Ferguson for three consecutive sixes during the match, becoming the first batsman in the world to do so.

  • With this, Shubman has also become the youngest player in the world to score a double century in ODIs.

  • Shubman Gill has become the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in 19 innings.

  • Shubman Gill has joined an exclusive club of five Indian batsmen to score a double century along with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan.

  • India's Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to score a double century in ODI format. He achieved this feat in 2010 by scoring 200 runs against South Africa.

  • India's Rohit Sharma is the batsman with most 3 double centuries in ODI cricket.


By admin: Jan. 18, 2023

8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 organised in Basti (Uttar Pradesh) district through conferencing on 18 January 2023.

  • Sansad Khel Mahakumbh is being organised from the year 2021 by Mr. Harish Dwivedi, Lok Sabha MP from Basti.

  • The first phase of Sansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 was organised from December 10 to December 16, 2022 and the second phase will be organised from January 18 to January 28, 2023.

  • Both indoor and outdoor sports events like Wrestling, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Handball, Chess, Carrom, Badminton, Table Tennis etc. are organised during Sansad Khel Mahakumbh.

  • Apart from this, competitions for essay writing, painting, making Rangoli etc. are also organised.

  • The objective of this unique initiative is to provide an opportunity and platform to the youth of Basti district and surrounding areas to showcase their sporting talent and also motivate them to take up sports as a career option.

  • Through this, efforts are also being made to inculcate discipline, team spirit, healthy competition, self-confidence and sense of nationalism among the youth of the region.


By admin: Jan. 17, 2023

9. Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup for the 14th time

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Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 in Riyadh to win their 14th Spanish Super Cup title.

  • Gavi (33rd minute), Robert Lewandowski (45th minute) and Padry (69th minute) scored for Barcelona in the final match played at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Karim Benzema (90+3) scored the only goal for Real Madrid.

  • Barcelona has won the Supercup for the first time since 2018 and for the 14th time overall.

  • Real Madrid has won the Supercup 12 times so far.

  • The Supercopa de España or Spanish Super Cup is a super cup tournament in Spanish football.

  • This competition is being played since 1982.

  • The Super Cup was previously played between the winner of the Spanish league and the champion team of the Copa del Rey. From the year 2020, now the runner-up teams of both the competitions also take part in it.

By admin: Jan. 17, 2023

10. Viacom18 gets 'WIPL' media rights for Rs 951 crore

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Viacom18 getsOn January 16, 2023, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah tweeted that Viacom 18 has acquired the media rights of the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL), which is going to start from March-April 2023. 

An Overview of the news

  • Viacom18 has bought the media rights of the women's IPL for five years from 2023 to 2027 for Rs 951 crore.

  • Viacom18 gets this deal for the next 5 years (2023-27) at Rs 7.09 crore per match, which is quite attractive. Because the per match price of PSL (Pakistan Super League) organised by Pakistan is Rs 2.44 crores.

  • It is worth mentioning in this context that the per match value of Indian Premier League (IPL) is Rs 107.5 crore.

  • The auction process for the media rights of the WIPL took place on January 16, 2023. Disney+ Hotstar, Sony-Zee and Viacom18 were the frontrunners in the race for the media rights of the league, which was finally bagged by Viacom18.

Five franchises in WIPL

  • Five of the 10 IPL franchises have confirmed to The Times of India that they are keen on buying a women's team.

  • Their names are Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. All are showing interest in investing in a team in WIPL.