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By admin: Dec. 13, 2021

1. 20th Asian Rowing Championship

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It was organised at the Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center in Rayong,Thailand from 8-12 December 2021.

India won six medals in all - two gold and four silver.

Gold  Medal winners of India 

●    Arvind Singh won the gold medal in the men’s lightweight single sculls 

●    Arjun Lal Jat, and Ravi, won the gold medal in the   men ‘s double sculls event . 

Silver medal winners 

●    Parminder Singh, won the silver in the men’s single sculls.

●    Jasveer Singh, Punit Kumar, Gurmeet Singh and Charanjeet Singh won the silver in the men’s coxless fours.

●    Bittu Singh, Jakar Khan, Manjeet Kumar and Sukhmeet Singh won the silver in the in the quadruple sculls, 

●    Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh won silver in the men’s lightweight double sculls 

By admin: Dec. 13, 2021

2. Max Verstappen is the Formula One World Champion

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  •  Max Verstappen of Red Bull team was crowned the  Formula one champion after winning the year end Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to beat the race leader Lewis Hamilton .
  • He became the  first Dutch(Netherland) driver to win the Formula one or F1 motor car racing championship .

The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of motor car  races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets.

 The World Drivers' Championship is presented by the  Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile(FIA) to the most successful F1 driver over the course of the season through a points system based on individual Grand Prix results.

Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton hold the record for the most World Drivers' Championships, both having won the title on seven occasions. 

Juan Manuel Fangio is third with five titles. 

Sebastian Vettel was the youngest to win the title.

Present FIA Formula 1 Race Director - Michael Masi

FIA Headquarters - Paris

2022 Formula 1 World Championship starts with Bahrain GP at Sakhir Circuit

By admin: Dec. 12, 2021

3. Sports News

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1. Perfect ten for Ajaz Patel

  • New Zealand bowler Ajaz Patel became the third player in the history of test Cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings.
  • He took all ten Indian wickets in the first innings of the India In the Second Test Match of the series being played at   Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium.

2. BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu settles for silver

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu lost the final of the BWF World Tour Finals to South Korea's An Seyoung in straight games 21-16 21-12.

  • The season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 01-05 December 2021.

3. India win the Test Series against New Zealand

  • India defeated New Zealand in the second test   by a record 372 runs to win the series 1-0.
  • The second test match was held at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

4. Russia wins Davis Cup

The Russian Tennis Federation defeated Croatia in the final  held at Madrid, Spain.

  • 18 teams were competing in the tournament which was held from 25 november to 5 December 2021 at Innsbruck, Austria, Madrid, Spain and Turin, Italy. 

5. Lewis Hamilton wins Saudi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes team won the Saudi Arabia Formula 1 racing title at Jeddah. He is from Great Britain.

  • Saudi Arabia hosted the Formula 1 race for the first time.

6. Rohit Sharma becomes new white ball-captain

The BCCI, cricket selection  committee has appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI side till 2023 World Cup to be held in India  and was made the Vice-Captain of the Test team removing Ajinkya Rahane as the Test team Vice-Captaincy.

7. India A wins 2021–22 BCCI Senior Women's Challenger Trophy Title

  • It was held at the Mulapadu Cricket Complex in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • It took place from 4 to 9 December 2021.

8. Manipur Claims 26th Senior Women’s National Football Championship title

Manipur defeated Railways 2-1 on penalties in the final of 26th Senior Women's National Football Championship held at EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Kerala. The league consisted of 32 teams for the 2021-22 season.

9. FIDE World Chess Championship 2021

Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia and won the World Chess championship 2021.

By admin: Dec. 11, 2021

4. Yash Dhull named captain of Indian Team in U-19 Asia Cup

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Delhi batsman Yash Dhull will lead a 20 ­member India squad in the upcoming Under­19 Asia Cup scheduled to be held in the UAE from December 23.

By admin: Dec. 11, 2021

5. FIDE World Chess Championship 2021

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  • Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia and won the World Chess championship 2021.
  • The World chess championship is being held in Dubai.
  • This was the fifth time Carlsen won the World title.
  • He won it in 2013  for the first time by defeating Visnwanathan Anand 
  • He won in 2014 defeating Anand.
  • He won in 2016 defeating Sergey Karjakin  and Fabio Caruna in 2016.

FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs))

The International Chess Federation or French acronym FIDE Fédération Internationale des Échecs) is an international organization that was set up on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France .

Its headquarters is in Lausanne Switzerland.

It is the international body which governs world chess championships . 

In 1946, FIDE (the International Chess Federation) took over administration of the World Championship, organizing their first championship in a 1948 tournament. 

Indian  champion

Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

By admin: Dec. 10, 2021

6. Manipur Claims 26th Senior Women’s National Football Championship title

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Manipur defeated Railways 2-1 on penalties in the final of 26th Senior Women's National Football Championship held at EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Kerala. The league consisted of 32 teams for the 2021-22 season.

The women from the North ­East claimed the title 21 out of 26 times at the National senior football championship

Roshini was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper and captain Irom Prameshwori Devi the most valuable player

By admin: Dec. 10, 2021

7. India A wins 2021–22 BCCI Senior Women's Challenger Trophy Title

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  • India scored a three­wicket win over India­D in the final of the BCCI senior women’s Challenger Trophy one ­day cricket championship.
  • It was held at the Mulapadu Cricket Complex in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • It took place from 4 to 9 December 2021.
  • The tournament featured four teams, India A, India B, India C and India D, made up of the best players from across India.
  • Matches were played using a 50 over format.

By admin: Dec. 10, 2021

8. COVID-­19 ends Indian Women’s Hockey Team’s Asian Champions Trophy campaign

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  • The Indian women’s hockey team was forced out of the ongoing Asian Hockey Champions Trophy after one of its players tested positive for COVID­-19.
  • Malaysia was also compelled to withdraw after being hit by the dreaded virus here.
  • The tournament is being held at the Donghae City Sunrise Stadium in Donghae, South Korea.
  • Six teams participated in the tournament.

Men's Asian Champions Trophy, 2021 is scheduled to be held at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 14th to 22nd December 2021.

By admin: Dec. 9, 2021

9. Rohit Sharma becomes new white ball-captain

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 BCCI cricket selection  committee has appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI side till 2023 World Cup to be held in India  and was made the  as Vice-Captain of the Test team removing Ajinkya Rahane as the Test team Vice-Captaincy.

Rohit Sharma was earlier appointed as the captain of Twenty -Twenty side .

The test  team captain is Virat Kohli.

The Chief Selector is Chetan Sharma.


BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the governing body for cricket in India and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

Headquarters: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Founded: December 1928

President: Sourav Ganguly

Men’s Coach: Rahul Dravid

Women’s Coach: Ramesh Powar

By admin: Dec. 7, 2021

10. Lewis Hamilton wins Saudi Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes team won the Saudi Arabia Formula 1 racing title at Jeddah. He is from Great Britain.

Saudi Arabia hosted the Formula 1 race for the first time.