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By admin: Oct. 22, 2022

1. Western Air Command of IAF wins Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

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Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23 held at Head Quarter MC, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur on 21 October. 

Important facts

  • The final match of the team championship was played between Western Air Command and Training Command in which Western Air Command emerged as the winner.

  • The Open Singles final was played between Corporal Pradeep of Training Command and Sergeant Manolin of Western Air Command and Corporal Pradeep emerged as the winner.

  • The championship was inaugurated by Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters MC on 17 October 2022.

  • A total of eight teams comprising 48 players from seven commands of the Indian Air Force participated in the championship.

  • The championship was held in two events, the team championship and the open singles.

  • Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey was the chief guest during the closing ceremony of the championship on 21 October 2022.

By admin: Oct. 20, 2022

2. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 to be held in Madhya Pradesh

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Fifth Khelo India Youth Games

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur announced on 20 October 2022 that the fifth Khelo India Youth Games-2023 will be held in Madhya Pradesh.

Important facts

  • It will be held in eight different cities in the state.

  • The eight host cities named are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • The games will be hosted from 31st January 2023 to 11th February 2023.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

  • The fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.

Khelo India Youth Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra


Khelo India University Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner

Runner-up

2020

Bhubaneshwar

Panjab University

Savitribai Phule Pune University

2021

Bengaluru

Jain University

Lovely Professional University



By admin: Oct. 18, 2022

3. BCCI elects Roger Binny as the new President; to start women IPL

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unanimously elected former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny as the 36th President of the BCCI at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI which was held in Mumbai on 18 October 2022. The BCCI also decided to start the women's IPL and not to participate in the Asia cricket cup to be held in Pakistan in 2023.

Roger Binny who represented Karnataka and India, played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India and was also a National selector. He will replace Saurav Ganguly whose three-year tenure as the board chief came to an end. 

Other Office Bearers of BCCI 

All the other office bearers of the BCCI were also elected unanimously including;

  • Jay Shah as Secretary ,
  • Rajeev Shukla as Vice-President.
  • Ashish Shelar  as Treasurer and
  • Devajit Saikia as Joint Secretary. 
  • Arun Dhumal was elected as the new Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman. He will replace Brijesh Patel. 

Women's IPL approved

The General Body also approved the inaugural Women's IPL which will consist of five teams and will be held in March 2023 just after the Women's T20 World Cup ends in South Africa on February 26.

India will not tour Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.

The BCCI secretary Jay Shah who is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that India will not be going to Pakistan next year to participate in the Asia cup.

India have not toured Pakistan since 2006 and have not played bilateral cricket against them since 2012 because of strained relations between the governments of the two countries. Their contests have taken place only at ICC and Asian events.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

It is the governing body of men’s and women’s cricket in India. It selects the Indian team for International tours and for International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cup tournaments.

The BCCI is an autonomous, private organisation and does not fall under the purview of the National Sports Federation of India. 

It was set up in 1928.

Grant Govan was the first President of the BCCI.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra  

By admin: Oct. 18, 2022

4. Jyoti Yaraji creates history in women's 100m hurdles, first Indian athlete to do so

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Jyothi Yaraji set a new record by completing the women's 100m hurdles in less than 13 seconds at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bengaluru on October 17, 2022.

Important facts

  • Jyoti has become the first Indian female athlete to complete the 100m hurdles in less than 13 seconds.

  • Jyoti, representing the Railways, created a new national record by completing the race in 12.82 seconds.

  • Then the wind gauge was 0.9 metres per second so that she would not lose her national record for the second time.

  • She had completed the same event in the National Games in Gujarat in 12.79 seconds but then the wind gauge was high and her time was not recorded in the national record.

  • She had already achieved the meet mark in the heat with a time of 13.18s, breaking the record of 13.38s set by Anuradha Biswal in Chennai 20 years ago.

  • Jyothi Yaraji was born on August 28, 1999 in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh.

  • He made his international debut on 10 May 2022 at the Cyprus International Athletics Meet in Limassol.

  • Jyoti Yaraji eventually set the national record for the women's 100m hurdles with a timing of 13.23s.

By admin: Oct. 13, 2022

5. India defeated South Africa in the final ODI to win the series 2–1

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India beat South Africa by 7 wickets in the third and final One Day International cricket match on 11 October in Delhi to register a 2–1 win in the 3-match ODI series.

Important facts

  • Chasing the target of 100 runs set by South Africa, India achieved the target by scoring 105 runs in 19.1 overs for the loss of three wickets.

  • Kuldeep Yadav was declared player of the match.

  • Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj was given the 'Man of the Series' award for his consistent performance in the series.

  • He took five wickets in three matches at an average of 20.80 and an economy rate of 4.52.

  • His best bowling figures in the series was 3 for 38. 

  • Shikhar Dhawan was the captain of India in this series.

By admin: Oct. 13, 2022

6. ISSF World Championship Shotgun: India finish fifth with one gold

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At the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in Shotgun, India finished fifth with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Osijek, Croatia.

Important facts

  • Shotgun powerhouses Italy, Great Britain and the USA finished the top three.

  • China prevailing over India on the medal tally by virtue of winning a silver more, both the Asian giants had the same medal haul.

  • The United States won the gold medal in the women's skeet team event on the final day of 12 October, with Indian trio Maheshwari Chauhan, Darshana Rahore and Raija Dhillon finishing 10th in the qualification.

  • In the men's skeet team, India's Gurjot Khangura, Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Anant Jeet Singh Naruka were placed ninth out of 22 teams.

  • Italy won its seventh gold in this event.

  • The ISSF World Championships has now shifted to Cairo, Egypt for the rifle and pistol leg.

ISSF World Championship

  • The championship is administered by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

  • These championships, including all shooting events of the ISSF, have been held every four years since 1954.

By admin: Oct. 12, 2022

7. Anurag Thakur inaugurates Water Sports Centre in Himachal Pradesh

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated a Water Sports Centre in Koldam Barmana, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh on 9 October.

Important facts

  • The water sports centre, a first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh, has been jointly started by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also exchanged between SAI and NTPC during the event.

  • It has been jointly initiated by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

  • The centre will be dedicated to training athletes in water sports such as rowing, canoeing and kayaking.

  • The centre will select 40 players who will take part in rowing, kayaking and canoeing. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and will also provide hostel and training facilities to boys and girls.

About Himachal Pradesh 

  • It was made the eighteenth state of India on 25 January 1971 under the Himachal Pradesh State Act, 1971.

  • Himachal Pradesh is also called the Land of Gods.

  • Himachal Pradesh is part of the Shivalik range of the Himalaya Mountains.

  • Major rivers and dams- Sutlej (Bhakra Dam, Gobind Sagar Reservoir, Koldam Dam), Vyas (Pandoh Dam, Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir), Ravi (Chamera Dam), Parvati

  • Major Lakes- Renuka, Revalsar, Khajjiar, Dal, Beas Kund, Dasaur, Brighu, Parashar, Mani Mahesh, Chander Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Sarolsar, Govind Sagar, Nako Lake

  • National Parks- Great Himalayan National Park, Pin Valley National Park, Khirganga, Inderkilla and Simbalbara National Parks

  • Capital- Shimla

  • Governor- Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

  • Chief Minister- Jai Ram Thakur

  • Legislative Assembly seats- 68

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 3

  • Lok Sabha seats - 4

By admin: Oct. 12, 2022

8. Harmanpreet, Rizwan win ICC Player of the Month awards for September

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India women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan won the ICC Player of the Month awards for September-2022 in the women's and men's categories.

Important facts

  • Harmanpreet Kaur became India's first ever winner of the ICC Women's Player of the Month due to her leading role in her team's first ODI series win in England since 1999.

  • She performed brilliantly during the ODI series, scoring 221 runs in three matches, maintaining a strike rate of 103.47 and getting dismissed only once.

  • The women cricketers selected for the Women's Cricket Award included Bangladesh's Nigar Sultana and India's captains Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana.

  • The ICC Men's Player of the Month nominees included Australia's Cameron Green and India's Axar Patel, but Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan managed to bag the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for the first time.

  • Rizwan was in terrific form in September, putting up some stellar performances in T20Is.

By admin: Oct. 11, 2022

9. FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup 2022 begins today

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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 started from 11 October 2022. After successfully hosting the Under-17 men's FIFA World Cup in 2019, India is now hosting the tournament.

Important facts

  • India will take on USA in their Group-A opening match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on October 11.

  • This is the seventh edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

  • North Korea is the tournament's most successful country, having won two titles since its inception in 2008.

  • Previous winners are South Korea, France, Japan, and Spain.

  • Spain are the defending champions, having won the 2018 tournament in Uruguay after defeating Mexico in the final.

  • The tournament will take place from 11th to 30th October 2022, in Bhubaneshwar, Navi Mumbai and Goa.

Financial Inclusion 

  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been sanctioned a financial outlay of Rs 10 crore for the maintenance of the playground, spectator capacity in the stadium, energy and cable laying and branding of the ground and training venue, etc.

Objectives 

  • Increasing the representation of women in football leadership and decision-making

  • Motivating more and more girls to play football in India

  • Advocating gender-inclusive participation by generalizing the concept of equal play from a young age

FIFA Tournament 

  • Organized by FIFA, the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup is the world championship for female players aged 17 or below 17.

  • The event started in 2008. 

  • The sixth edition of the event was held in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December 2018.

  • Spain is the current champion of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

  • FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022 will be the 7th edition of the tournament in which 16 teams including India will participate.

By admin: Oct. 10, 2022

10. Anurag Singh Thakur starts 'Kick Off The Dream' campaign

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur launched a campaign named 'Kick Off the Dream' to support the Indian Women's U-17 football team set to participate in the U17 FIFA Women's World Cup from October 11. 

Important facts

  • This is the first time India is hosting the event.

  • He nominated Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, athlete Neeraj Chopra and actor Ajay Devgn to join the 'Kick off the Dream' campaign and support Indian women footballers participating in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup for the first time.

  • The Under 17 Women's World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai from 11 October.