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By admin: Aug. 27, 2023

1. HS Prannoy won a bronze medal in men's singles at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023

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Indian badminton player HS Prannoy won the bronze medal in the men's singles category at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • HS Prannoy achieved the feat by winning his semi-final match against Thailand's Kunlavut Witidsarn in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • World number nine HS Prannoy lost the match to world number three Kunlavut Witidsarn by 21-18, 13-21, 14-21.

  • The match lasted for one hour and 16 minutes at the Royal Arena.

  • HS Prannoy became the fifth Indian men's singles player to win a medal at the BWF World Badminton Championships.

  • Kidambi Srikanth is the only Indian to reach the men's singles final (in 2021) of the same event.

  • The 28th edition of BWF World Badminton Championships 2023, sponsored by TotalEnergies, was held at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark from 21st to 27th August.

  • Copenhagen has been chosen as the host for the BWF World Championships for the fifth time.

About BWF World Championships

  • It was formerly known as the IBF World Championships and is also known as the World Badminton Championships.

  • It is a prestigious badminton tournament officially sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • The inaugural tournament took place in 1977 and followed a triennial (once every three years) schedule until 1983.

  • The early years faced challenges as the World Badminton Federation (later merged with the IBF to form the Unified Badminton Federation) organized a similar tournament a year after the IBF World Championships, sharing similar objectives.

  • From 1985 onwards, the championship adopted a biennial pattern, taking place every two years until 2005.

  • From 2006 onwards, the tournament turned into an annual event on the BWF calendar.

By admin: Aug. 21, 2023

2. "India's Anahat Singh wins gold in Asian Junior Squash Championship"

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Anahat Singh represented India by winning the gold medal in the Under-17 category of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championship. The event took place in Dalian, China from 16 to 20 August.

An Overview of the News

  • In the final match held on August 20, 2023, 15-year-old Anahat defeated Hong Kong's Anna Kwong by a score of 3-1 to win the gold medal.

  • In the quarter-finals, Anahata defeated Doyce Lee and in the semi-finals, she emerged victorious against Whitney Isabel Wilson.

  • Last year in Thailand, Anahat won his first gold medal in this championship.

  • Anahat Singh gained significant recognition in 2019 when she became the Under-11 champion at the British Junior Open squash.

  • He claimed the Under-13 title in the Dutch Junior Open squash.

  • Earlier this year, Anahata continued her winning streak by winning the Under-15 category of the British Junior Open Squash. She defeated Sohela Hazem of Egypt in the final match.

About China

  • Capital - Beijing

  • Official languages - Standard Chinese

  • President - Xi Jinping

  • Congress Chairman - Zhao Leji

By admin: Aug. 4, 2023

3. Gukesh overtakes Anand in FIDE rankings

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D. Gukesh surpasses Viswanathan Anand to become India's highest ranked chess player.

An Overview of the News

  • The feat was achieved through victory in the second round of the FIDE World Cup.

  • Gukesh's live rating has reached 2755.9 and he has secured 9th position in the world and Viswanathan Anand's rating is 2754.0 which has made him 10th

  • This is the second time since 1986 that Anand has been removed from the top post in India.

Gukesh's recent rating increase

  • Gukesh gained 2.5 rating points and reached a live rating of 2755.9.

  • He is the youngest player to reach a live rating of 2750.

Top 10 Chess Players in FIDE Ranking

  1. Magnus Carlsen - 2838 (Norway)

  2. Fabiano Caruana - 2786 (United States)

  3. Hikaru Nakamura - 2781 (United States)

  4. Ding Liren - 2780 (China)

  5. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 2779 (Russia)

  6. Alireza Firouzja - 2777 (France)

  7. Anish Giri - 2764 (Netherlands)

  8. Wesley So - 2764 (United States)

  9. Gukesh D - 2756 (India)

  10. Viswanathan Anand - 2754 (India)

Anand's Chess Legacy

  • Anand held the top position in India's chess rankings since January 1987.

  • He has been one of India's most prominent players since July 1991.

By admin: Aug. 1, 2023

4. Indian women's hockey team won the Torneo del Centenario 2023 title

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The Indian women's hockey team emerged victorious by defeating hosts Spain 3-0 in the Torneo del Centenario 2023 tournament at Terrassa, Barcelona on 30 July.

An Overview of the News

  • Vandana Katariya (22'), Monika (48'), and Udita (58') were the scorers as India remained unbeaten in the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation International Tournament 2023.

  • The tournament started with a 1–1 draw against England followed by a 2–2 stalemate against Spain.

  • A hat-trick from A Lalremsiami saw India top the standings with a 3-0 win over England.

  • India secured the top spot with eight points from four matches, while both Spain and England finished with four points each.

  • The Indian women's hockey team will compete in the Asian Games 2023 to be held in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China from 23 September to 8 October.

About Spain

  • It is located on the Iberian Peninsula of Europe and consists of 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture.

  • The capital of Spain is Madrid, home to the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum.

  • Segovia, a city in Spain, has a mediaeval palace called the Alcázar and an intact Roman aqueduct.

  • Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in Spain, is known for its modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí. The Sagrada Familia Church is one of the most famous examples.

  • Prime Minister - Pedro Sánchez

  • King - Felipe VI of Spain

By admin: July 31, 2023

5. Indian medal winners list in FISU World University Games 2023

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India bagged a total of 17 medals including nine gold, three silver and five bronze medals at the FISU World University Games 2023 in Chengdu, China. Due to which he is second in the medal table.

An Overview of the News

For a detailed list of Indian medal winners including respective events and categories, see the complete table below:





Women’s 10m air pistol


Manu Bhaker


Women’s 10m air rifle


Elavenil Valarivan


Women’s 10m air pistol team


Manu Bhaker, Abhidnya Ashok Patil and Yashaswini Singh Deswal


Men's 50m rifle 3P


Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar


Compound mixed team


Aman Saini and Pragati


Compound women's


Avneet Kaur


Compound men's


Sangampreet Singh Bisla


Men's 10m air rifle


Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar


Men's 10m air rifle team    


Arjun Babuta, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Divyansh Singh Panwar


Compound women's team


Avneet Kaur, Purvasha and Pragati


Men's 25m pistol rapid fire team


Vijayveer Sidhu, Udhayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh    


Men's 10m air rifle


    Divyansh Singh Panwar    


Compound men's team


Aman Saini , Rishab Yadav and Sangampreet Singh Bisla


Recurve women's team


Reeta Sawaiyan, Sangeeta and Tanisha Verma


Men's 50m rifle 3P team


Sartaj Singh Tiwana, Surya Pratap Singh and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar


Women's 57kg    


Yamini Mourya


Compound men's


Aman Saini


Ranking of countries in the medal table of FISU World University Games 2023:

  1. China topped the medal tally with a total of 22 medals including 13 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.

  2. India and Japan both tied for second place, winning a total of 17 medals. India won 9 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals, while Japan secured an equal number of gold, silver and bronze medals.

  3. South Korea secured the third position with a total of 18 medals including 8 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals.

  4. Hungary won a total of 5 medals, including 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

  5. Indonesia won a total of 4 medals including 2 gold and 2 silver medals.

  6. Chinese Taipei won a total of 11 medals, including 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.

  7. Macau won a total of 6 medals with 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

  8. Ukraine won a total of 3 medals including 1 gold and 2 silver medals.

  9. Hong Kong won a total of 4 medals, including 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

  10. Iran won a total of 7 medals including 1 gold and 6 bronze medals.

By admin: July 31, 2023

6. Indian shooter Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar wins gold at FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China

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Shooter Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won the gold medal for India at the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China on the second day of the event.

An Overview of the News

  • Competing in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions, Tomar shot a total of 461.7 in the final to secure the top podium position.

  • With Tomar's win, India now has gold, silver and bronze medals in shooting at the Games.

  • The Indian men's 25m pistol rapid fire team, consisting of Vijayveer Sidhu, Udayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh, won the silver medal.

  • The mixed compound archery team of Aman Saini and Pragati also won gold in the competition.

  • India has won a total of 17 medals including nine gold, three silver and five bronze at the Games, placing it second in the medals tally.

FISU World University Games:

  • The Universiade, formerly known as the Universiade, is an international multi-sport event organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) for university athletes.

  • In July 2020, FISU introduced a new branding system, officially renaming the event as the FISU World University Games.

By admin: July 31, 2023

7. India won 14 medals including 9 gold in Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships

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India registered a remarkable success at the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships, bagging a total of 14 medals including nine gold, four silver and one bronze.

An Overview of the News

  • On the final day of the event at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, Indian athletes added six medals to their tally.

Gold Medalist:

  1. 4x400m Mixed Team Relay - Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra, Muhammad Anas, Himanshi Malik

  2. 4x400m Women's Relay - Sonia Vaish, Aishwarya Mishra, Subha V, Himanshi Malik

  3. 4x400m Men's Relay - Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Anas, Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammad Ajmal

  4. Women's 3000m Steeplechase - Preeti

  5. Men's 3000m Steeplechase - Bal Kishan

  6. Women's 400m - Sonia Vaish

  7. Men's Javelin Throw - Kishore Kumar Jena

  8. Women's 10,000 Metres - Boundary

  9. Men's 400m Hurdles - T Santosh Kumar

Silver Medalist:

  1. Men's pole vault - Shiva Subramani

  2. Men's javelin throw - Shivpal Singh

  3. Women's 400m - Jisna Mathew

  4. 4x400m Mixed Team Relay - Nihal Joel William, Subha Venkatesan, Mizo Chacko Kurien, Vithya Ramraj

Bronze Medalist:

  1. 4x400m Women's Relay - Vithya Ramaraj, Jisna Mathew, WS Himaya Fernando (Sri Lanka), K. Shanika Lakshani (Sri Lanka)

India's gold medalist javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena received the coveted Best Male Thrower trophy.

By admin: July 29, 2023

8. Sumit Nagal wins 4th ATP Challenger title with win at Tampere Open 2023

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Sumit-Nagal-wins-4th-ATP-Challenger-title-with-win-at-Tampere-Open-202325-year-old Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal won the Tampere Open 2023 ATP Challenger men's singles title, his fourth ATP Challenger Tour title, on 23 July in Finland.

An Overview of the News 

  • In the final, Nagal defeated Dalibor Svracina of the Czech Republic by a score of 6–4, 7–5 to win his second ATP Challenger event of the year. His previous win came at the Garden Open in Rome, ending a four-year title drought.

  • Prior to this, Sumit Nagal had won two other ATP Challenger titles: Buenos Aires Challenger in 2019 and Bengaluru Challenger in 2017.

  • Nagal's win in Tampere and his win in Rome made him the first Indian tennis player to claim two ATP Challenger titles on European soil.

  • In his journey to the final, Sumit Nagal defeated notable players such as Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, JL Reis da Silva of Brazil and Mohammed Aziz Dougauz of Tunisia.

  • In the semi-finals, Nagal faced Spain's Daniel Rincon and won the hard-fought match with a scoreline of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

By admin: July 29, 2023

9. Tripura's Asmita Dey won gold medal in Junior Asian Judo Championship 2023 in Macau, China

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Junior-Asian-Judo-Championship-2023Asmita De, who hails from Tripura, achieved a significant feat by winning the gold medal in the Junior Asian Judo Championship 2023 held in Macau, China.

An Overview of the News

  • Competing in the 48 kg category, Asmita faced stiff opposition from judokas representing 27 different countries including Korea, Bhutan, Iraq and the US.

  • During the preliminary round in Group D, Asmita displayed exceptional skills and pulled off a stunning win against Hong Kong's Suet Yiu Tang.

  • Advancing to the semi-finals, 20-year-old Indian judoka Asmita Dey continued her impressive run by defeating Australia's Ashlyn Doe.

  • In the final match, Asmita once again showed her strength and finally won the gold medal by defeating Annaliese Fielder of Australia.

  • The win adds to Asmita Dey's already impressive record as she has earlier won a silver medal at the Asian Open 2023 in Kuwait City and a bronze at the Asian Junior Championships in 2022.

India participated in the Macau Junior Asia Cup Judo Competition and won a total of five medals: three gold, one silver and one bronze:

  • Unnati put up an exceptional performance to win the final against Rylee Rametta of Australia and earn the gold medal.

  • In the final, Arun defeated Kohsei Toyoshima of Australia to win the gold medal.

  • Competing in the over 100 kg category, Yash Ghangas put up a tough fight against Mongolia's Khangarid Gantulga in the final but settled for a silver medal for India.

  • Shraddha Kadubal Chopra won the bronze medal by defeating Australia's Kelly Bannister in the 52 kg category.

President of the International Judo Federation: Marius Vizer

By admin: July 27, 2023

10. India's Kamaljit wins gold in ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship

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ISSF-Junior-Shooting-World-ChampionshipIndian shooter Kamaljeet won the gold medal in the men's individual 50m pistol event at the ISSF Junior Shooting World Championships 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The championship took place on 24 July 2023 at the Changwon Shooting Range in Korea.

  • Over 550 shooters representing 44 countries participated in the event.

  • Team India with a contingent of 90 shooters put up a remarkable performance.

  • India's final medal tally stood at 17, including 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze.

  • The ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship provided a platform to young shooters to showcase their exceptional talent and skills on an international platform.

ISSF Junior World Championships 2023: India's medal winners




10m air pistol men    

Shubham Bisla    


10m air pistol women    



10m air rifle mixed team

Abhinav Shaw and Gautami Bhanot    


10m air rifle men's team

Abhinav Shaw, Srikanth Dhanush and Parth Rakesh Mane


50m pistol men



50m pistol women's team

Yashita Shokeen, Veerpal Kaur and Tiyana    


50m pistol men's team

Kamaljeet, Ankait Tomar and Sandeep Bishnoi


10m air pistol men's team

Shubham Bisla, Amit Sharma and Abhinav Choudhary


10m air rifle women's team    

Uttam Sonam Maskar, Gautami Bhanot and Swati Chowdhury        


Women's skeet

Raiza Dhillon


Mixed team skeet

Harmehar Singh Lally and Sanjana Sood


25m rapid fire pistol men's team

Sameer, Mahesh Anandakumar and Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu


Trap men team    

Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihan and Arya Vansh Tyagi        


10m air pistol mixed team

Abhinav Chaudhary and Sainyam    


10m air pistol women's team

Sainyam, Urva Chaudhary and Anjali Chaudhary    


10m air rifle men    

Umamahesh Maddineni    


25m standard pistol men's team

Unish Holinder, Randeep Singh and Akshay Kumar    


25m standard pistol women's team

Yashita Shokeen, Prarthana Khanna and Tiyana