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By admin: June 2, 2023

1. India won the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 title in Hockey

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India-won-the-Men's-Junior-Asia-Cup-2023-title-in-HockeyIndia won the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 title in Hockey by defeating Pakistan 2-1 in the final held in Salalah, Oman.

An Overview of the News

  • The win marked India's fourth title in the men's Junior Asia Cup, having previously won in 2004, 2008 and 2015.

  • Angad Bir Singh and Arjit Hundal Singh scored for India, while Pakistan managed to score a goal through Basharat Ali.

  • In the semi-finals, India defeated Republic of Korea 9–1, while Pakistan defeated Malaysia 6–2 to enter the final.

  • Pakistan are the second most successful team in the men's junior Asia Cup with three titles, but their last win was 27 years ago in 1996.

Men's Hockey Junior Asia Cup

  • It is an international under-21 field hockey tournament organized by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

  • The tournament has been held annually since 1988 and serves as a qualifying event for the men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.

  • To participate in the tournament, players must be under 21 years of age as of 31 December of the year preceding the tournament.

About Oman

  • It is a country located in Western Asia.

  • It is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

  • It shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

  • Oman shares maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan.

Capital and largest city - Muscat

Official language - Arabic

Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq

Crown Prince - Theyazin bin Haitham

By admin: June 2, 2023

2. Mission Olympic Cell approved Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train in Kuortane, Finland

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on 28th May approved Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in Kuortane, Finland.

An overview of the news

  • Neeraj will train at the Kurtane Olympic Training Center in Finland.

  • He is scheduled to compete in several World Athletics events next month.

  • The MOC members also approved paddler Payas Jain's proposal for an advanced training camp in Taiwan.

  • Proposals to get Indian table tennis stars Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's personal trainers Aman Balgu and Raman Subramaniam for a number of events were also approved by the MOC.

  • The ministry said that the financial assistance will cover air travel expenses of the players, camp expenses, boarding and lodging expenses, medical insurance and pocket money apart from other expenses.

  • Neeraj, who recently became the first Indian Javelin thrower to become World Number One, followed a similar training plan in 2022 as well.

By admin: June 1, 2023

3. Prannoy wins BWF World Tour title for the first time

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Prannoy won his maiden BWF World Tour title on 28 May 2023 by emerging victorious at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament held in Kuala Lumpur.

An Overview of the News

  • After six years, Prannoy captured the championship title by defeating Weng Hong Yang of China in a thrilling men's singles final.

  • Prannoy is ranked 34th in the world and had earlier won a bronze medal at the 2022 Asian Championships.

  • The win ensured India's first singles title of the year.


  • It is a South East Asian country.

  • It occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo.

  • Capital - Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

  • Prime Minister -Anwar Ibrahim

  • Official language - Malay

By admin: May 31, 2023

4. Savitribai Phule Pune University won its first gold medal in the women's tennis event at the Khelo India University Games

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first-gold-medal-in-the-women's-tennis-event-at-the-Khelo-India-University-GamesKhelo India University Games: Savitribai Phule Pune University won the first gold medal by defeating Osmania University in the women's tennis event.

An Overview of the News

  • They won 2–0 over defending champions Osmania University in the final match.

  • The tournament took place at the Ekana International Tennis Stadium in Lucknow.

  • The Jain University women's tennis team won the bronze medal by defeating Madras University by a score of 2-0.

  • The match between Anna University and Bharathiar University went into a deciding double, with Anna University eventually winning in a super tie-break.

  • Gujarat University won the bronze medal in a closely fought match against Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) with a score of 2-1.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh is a state located in the northern part of India.

  • It has a population of over 240 million, making it the most populous state in India as well as the most populous subdivision in the world.

  • The state was officially established in 1950.

Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath

Capital - Lucknow

Governor - Anandiben Patel

Rajya Sabha - 31 seats

Lok Sabha - 80 seats

By admin: May 30, 2023

5. India won the CAVA Women's Challenge Cup 2023 title

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India won the NSC-CAVA Women's Volleyball Challenge Cup title held in Kathmandu.

An Overview of the News

  • The final match was held at the National Sports Council covered hall at Tripureshwor, Kathmandu.

  • India became the champion by defeating Kazakhstan in the final.

  • India won 3-0 over Kazakhstan.

  • India remained undefeated in the entire competition.

  • The tournament was organised by the Nepal Volleyball Association.

  • The National Sports Council provided support for the event.

  • Eight countries participated in the competition.

  • The final standings were as follows:

    • Runner-up: Kazakhstan

    • 3rd place: Nepal

    • 4th place: Uzbekistan

    • 5th place: Sri Lanka

    • 6th place: Kyrgyzstan

    • 7th place: Maldives

    • 8th place: Bangladesh.

About Nepal

  • The kingdom of Nepal was established by the Shah dynasty.

  • It is a landlocked country in South Asia.

  • Prime Minister - Pushpa Kamal Dahal

  • President - Ram Chandra Paudel

  • Capital - Kathmandu

Currency - Nepalese Rupee

By admin: May 30, 2023

6. Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2023 beating defending champions Gujarat Titans

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Chennai-Super-Kings-win-IPL-2023Chennai Super Kings won their fifth IPL title by defeating defending champions Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets in a rain-curtailed match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 29 May.

An overview of the news

  • Chasing a revised victory target of 171 runs in 15 overs against defending champions Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings reached the target in the last ball of the final over with the loss of 5 wickets. 

  • CSK equaled Mumbai Indians' record for most number of tournament wins.

  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and invited Gujarat Titans to bat first, scoring 214 runs in 20 overs.

  • After this, Chennai got the target of 171 runs in 15 overs due to Duckworth-Lewis rule due to rain.

  • In the last over, CSK needed 13 runs to win. Three runs came off the first four balls. After this, CSK needed 10 runs from the last two balls. Ravindra Jadeja was on strike. Jadeja hit a six on the fifth ball.

  • Jadeja gave the victory to Chennai by hitting a four in the last ball. With this win, Chennai have equaled Mumbai's record of winning the title five times.


  • MS Dhoni gets the winning cheque

  • Hardik Pandya get runner up trophy

  • Shubman Gill wins Orange Cap

  • Purple Cap to Mohammad Shami

  • Shubman Gill wins most valuable player of the season

  • Devon Conway wins player of the match

  • Chennai Super Kings: 171/5 (15)

  • Gujarat Titans: 214/4 (20)

By admin: May 29, 2023

7. MOC approves Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train in Kuortane

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MOC-approves-Neeraj-Chopra's-proposal-to-train-in-KuortaneThe Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) accepted Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train in Kuortane, Finland.

An Overview of the News

  • Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will train at the Kuortane Olympic Training Center in Finland.
  • MOC approved paddler Payas Jain's proposal for an advanced training camp in Taiwan.
  • Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Indian table tennis stars, received approval for their proposals to bring in personal coaches Aman Balgu and Raman Subramanian respectively for several events.
  • Accepted proposals will cover expenses like air travel, camping expenses, boarding and lodging cost, medical insurance and out-of-pocket allowance.

About Finland

  • It is a northern European nation and shares borders with Sweden, Norway, and Russia.
  • The capital city of Finland is Helsinki.
  • Helsinki is situated on a peninsula and is surrounded by islands in the Baltic Sea.
  • Suomenlinna, an 18th-century sea fort, is a major attraction in Helsinki.
  • The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen in the Arctic Lapland province of Finland.

President - Sauli Niinisto

Prime Minister - Sanna Marin

By admin: May 27, 2023

8. Indian Murali Sreeshankar won Gold Medal in International Jumping Meeting

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Indian long jumper Murali Sreeshankar won the gold medal at the International Jumping meeting in Greece.

An Overview of the News

  • Sreeshankar jumped a season's best of 8.18m.
  • National record holder Jeswin Aldrin won the silver medal in the long jumper.
  • The International Jumping Meeting is a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze level event.

International Jumping Meeting:

  • Since 2011, the International Jumping Meeting has been organised every year in May.
  • Participants from 16 different countries compete in the event, which serves as a qualification event organised by SEGAS (Hellenic Athletics Federation) for major competitions held in Europe and around the world.
  • In particular, the event attracts famous athletes who have previously won medals at Olympic, World and European competitions.
  • The Municipal Stadium of Kallithea serves as the venue for this prestigious event.


  • It is located in Southeastern Europe.
  • The country has many islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas.
  • Santorini is known for its distinctive black sand.
  • Mykonos is famous for its lively party resorts.
  • Capital and largest city - Athens
  • Official language - Greek
  • President - Katerina Sakellaropoulou
  • Prime Minister - Ioannis Sarmas

By admin: May 25, 2023

9. Indian Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar wins gold at International Jumping Meeting in Greece

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 Murali Sreeshankar won goldIndian Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar won gold while compatriot Jeswin Aldrin finished bagged silver at the International Jumping Meeting 2023 at Kallithea in Greece on 24th May. 

An overview of the news

  • Kerala's Murali Sreesankar won the gold medal in the International Jumping Meet with a jump of 8.31 metres.

  • Sreeshankar, who has played in the Tokyo Olympics, holds the national record of 8.36 metres.

  • Sweden's Tobias Montaller won the silver with a jump of 8.27m, while France's Jules Pommery won the bronze.

  • This was Murali Sreesankar's third competition of the year and also won the third gold medal.

  • Jeswin Aldrin claimed silver with an effort of 7.85m.

By admin: May 25, 2023

10. Govindraj elected as President of Basketball Federation of India

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President of Basketball Federation of IndiaDr. Govindraj has been elected as the President of the Basketball Federation of India.

An Overview of the News

  • He is a Congress MLC and holds the position of President of International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Asia and President of Karnataka Olympic Association.

  • Dr. Govindaraj is the first Indian to be unanimously nominated as the President of FIBA Asia.

  • The nomination was confirmed at the FIBA Asia Congress, making Dr. Govindaraj the first Indian to lead the International Basketball Federation in Asia, which comprises 44 countries.

  • He succeeds Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani of Qatar, who served as the head of FIBA Asia for four consecutive terms since 2002.

International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

  • It is a federation of national organisations governing basketball around the world.

  • It defines the rules of basketball, ensuring consistency and fairness across different countries and competitions.

  • It hosts international competitions such as the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

  • It consists of 212 national federations organised into five regions: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Establishment - 18 June 1932

Headquarters - Mies, Switzerland

President - Hamane Niang