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By admin: May 24, 2023

1. Indian shooters Ganemat Sekhon, Darshna Rathore create history

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Indian-shootersIndia for the first time on 24 May won two senior individual medals in women's skeet at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

An overview of the news

  • Ganemat Sekhon won the silver, his second ever individual World Cup medal.

  • Making her first appearance at the senior level, Darshana Rathore won the bronze medal and this was her debut performance.

  • Asem Orinbay of Kazakhstan won the gold medal via shoot-off.

  • Mairaj Khan, Gurjot Khangura and Anantjit Singh Naruka participated in the men's skit but none made it to the finals.

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: May 24, 2023

2. Shirgaonkar elected as India Taekwondo Chief

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Namdev Shirgaonkar was elected unopposed as the President of the executive committee of India Taekwondoon 23 May. 

An overview of the news

  • The election was held at 2 Hotel Sun City Residency, Andheri (East) in which 25 affiliated State Associations duly participated.

  • With all the office bearers being elected unopposed, the entire election process was completed without any hitch.

  • Sharad D Madakare (retd. Deputy Charity Commissioner) along with Bhagwatrao Gaikwad (retd. Judge) served as the Returning Officer.

  • Namdev Shirgaonkar, President, India Taekwondo, who holds a black belt in Taekwondo, has accepted to be elected unopposed as the head of India Taekwondo.

  • Kiyarash Bahri (Coordinator - World Taekwondo - WT) and Wanyoung Lee (Observer - Asian Taekwondo Union - ATU) and Prashant Desai(Observer - Paralympic Committee of India - PCI) moderated the election process.

By admin: May 23, 2023

3. BCCI ropes in Adidas as new kit sponsor of Indian cricket team

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Adidas as the new kit sponsor of the Indian cricket team, replacing interim sponsor Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited.

An Overview of the News 

  • Adidas is a German multinational corporation best known for the design and manufacture of athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment.

  • It is the largest sportswear manufacturer globally and has a significant presence in cricket, serving as the kit sponsor for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

  • The partnership with Adidas marks the commitment of a prestigious sponsor to support the athletes of the Indian Cricket Team.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI):

  • It is the national governing body for cricket in India and is headquartered near the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • The Headquarters serves as the administrative centre for the BCCI.

  • The BCCI manages and oversees all cricket related activities in India and it formulates and implements policies and regulations for Indian cricket.

  • The BCCI organises domestic and international cricket tournaments and series.

Establishment -December 1928

President - Roger Binny

CEO - Hemang Amin

By admin: May 23, 2023

4. Kabaddi competition begins in Uttar Pradesh, Khelo India University Games

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Khelo-India-University-GamesThe third Khelo India University Games will begin with a Kabaddi event on May 23 in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

An Overview of the News

  • 15 teams representing different universities are participating in the Kabaddi competition.

  • The matches will be held at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Stadium in Gautam Budh Nagar district.

  • The official opening ceremony of the Khelo India University Games will take place on May 25 in Lucknow and will continue till June 3.

  • The Khelo India University Games will be held in four cities: Gautam Buddha Nagar, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Varanasi and the closing ceremony of the Games will be held in Varanasi.

  • Wrestling and Yogasana (yoga postures) events will be organised in Varanasi during the Khelo India University Games.

  • A total of 240 players will participate in wrestling events, while 96 players will participate in Yogasana events.

Union Sports Minister - Anurag Singh Thakur

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 23, 2023

5. Neeraj Chopra makes history, becomes World No 1 in men's javelin throw

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Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on May 22 achieved the number one ranking in men's javelin throw for the first time. This is a major milestone in his career.

An overview of the news

  • Neeraj Chopra is on top with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Anderson Peters of Granada.

  • Chopra rose to world No. 2 on August 30, 2022, but has since been overtaken by the defending world champion, Peters.

  • In 2022, Neeraj won the Diamond League 2022 final in Zurich in September, making him the first Indian athlete to do so.

  • Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic was third with 1416 points. 

  • The Indian national record holder in men's javelin throw, took part in the season-opening Doha Diamond League on May 5 and finished first with a throw of 88.67m.

  • Anderson Peters finished third in Doha with a throw of 85.88m.

Top 5 in Men's javelin throw

1. Neeraj Chopra (India) -1455 points

2. Anderson Peters (Granada) - 1433 points

3. Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic)- 1416 points

4. Julian Weber (Germany)- 1385 points

5. Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) - 1306 points

By admin: May 22, 2023

6. Young long jumper Shaili Singh finishes third in Japan in her first senior outdoor competition

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Young-long-jumper-Shaili-Singh-finishesIn her first major senior outdoor international event, long jumper Shaili Singh won a bronze at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Yokohama on 21st May. 

An overview of the news

  • She finished third in the women's long jump with a creditable effort of 6.65m.

  • Shelly's first round jump of 6.65 m was the best ever at a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level event, although it was 11 cm below her personal best.

  • Her attempt also saw a wind speed of +2.1 m/s, which is above the permissible limit of +2.0 m/s.

  • Maryse Luzolo of Germany took the gold with a jump of 6.79m, while Brooke Buschkuel of Australia was second with an effort of 6.77m.

  • Shelly won the silver medal in the 2021 World Under-20 Athletics Championships with a jump of 6.59 meters.

  • In April, Shelly had a jump of 6.76 meters, the second highest long jump after Anju Bobby George, who had won the gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix.

  • In February, she finished fifth at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Nur-Sultan with a jump of 6.27m.

By admin: May 22, 2023

7. Italian Open: Daniil Medvedev defeats Rune, wins maiden clay court title

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Italian-Open-Daniil-Medvedev-defeats-Rune,-winsIn the Italian Open final, world number three tennis star Daniil Medvedev defeated Holger Roon on 21 May to win his first claycourt title.

An overview of the news

  • In the men's singles final, the Russian player defeated the 20-year-old Danish player 7-5, 7-5.

  • This is Medvedev's fifth title of 2023 and the win has lifted him above Novak Djokovic to the second spot in the world rankings.

  • He won his 20th career title. He will also be seeded second in the French Open, which begins on 28th of this month at Roland Garros.

  • Hugo Nieves and Jan Zielinski have captured the men's doubles title in Rome. The Monegasque-Polish pair won their first ATP Masters 1000 title by defeating Robin Haase and Bottic van de Zandschulp 7-5, 6-1 in the men's doubles final.

  • The Australian-Belgian pair of Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens defeated top-seeded Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-4 to become the women's doubles champions.

  • Earlier, Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina won her fourth WTA title with a win in the women's singles final.

About Italian Open

  • The Italian Open has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1930.

  • It is one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar.  

  • It consists of five main draw events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. 

  • The tournament is held at the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome. 

  • The Italian Open hosts both ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments simultaneously. 

By admin: May 21, 2023

8. Italian Open: Elena Rybakina clinches women's singles title

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In Italian Open Tennis, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan won the women's singles title defeating Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 1-0, on 20th May at theInternazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

An overview of the news

  • It was Rybakina's second title of the year.

  • With this, Rybakina won the fifth singles title of her career.

  • 7th seed Rybakina defeated 30th seed Kalinina to win the trophy.

  • Kalinina was ruled out of the final due to a left thigh injury.

  • The men's singles final of the tournament will be played between Denmark's Holger Rune and Russia's Daniil Medvedev in Rome.

About Italian Open

  • The Italian Open has a rich history dating back to itsinception in 1930.

  • It is one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar.  

  • It consists of five main draw events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

  • The tournament is held at the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome.

  • The Italian Open hosts both ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments simultaneously. 

By admin: May 18, 2023

9. India bags 16 gold medals at the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023

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The three-day international event South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023 concluded in Itanagar on May 17. 

An overview of the news

  • In this event more than 100 athletes from six countries Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal participated.

  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Lt. General KT Parnaik, (Retd.) attended the closing ceremony as Chief Guest at Dorjee Khandu Indoor Stadium, Itanagar.

  • The hosts India won all the gold medals on offer on the last day at the Dorjee Khandu Indoor Stadium on 17th May.

  • Besides, the Indians also bagged four silver medals in the singles. 

  • Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives were also among the medals, while Bhutan, who participated only in the singles events, drew a blank.

  • On the second day of the championships, the Indians won three gold medals in the U-15 Boys, U-19 Girls and U15 Girls, while Nepal claimed the U-19 Boys gold.

  • In the Under-19 Boys singles, Ankur Bhattacharjee defeated Payas Jain 4-2 to claim the gold. 

Results (All Finals)

  • U-19 Boys Singles: Ankur Bhattacharjee (India) beat Payas Jain (India)

  • U-19 Boys Doubles: Divyansh Srivastava/Jash Modi (India) beat Ridoy Mohutasin Ahmed/Bawm Ramhim Lian (Bangladesh) 

  • U-19 Girls Singles: Suhana Saini (India) beat Yashashwini Ghorpade (India) 

  • U-19 Girls Doubles: Yashaswini Ghorpade/Suhana Saini (Ind) beat Mishka Mohamed Ibrahim/Fathimath Dheema Ali (Maldiv) 

  • U-19 Mixed Doubles: Payas Jain/Yashaswini Ghorpade (Ind) beat Akhyar Ahmed Khalid/Fathimath Dheema Ali (Maldiv) 

  • U-15 Boys Singles: Priyanuj Bhattacharya (India) beat Abhinand (India) 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.

  • U-15 Boys Doubles: PB Abhinand/Priyanuj Bhattacharya (India) beat Hasib Abul Hashem/Rahman Mohd. Mahtabur (Bangladesh) 

  • U-15 Girls Singles: Jennifer Varghese (India) beat Avisha Karmakar (India) 

  • U-15 Girls Doubles: Jennifer Varghese/Avisha Karmarkar (India) beat Sushmita Khadka/Subhashree Shrestha (Nepal) 

  • U-15 Mixed Doubles: Abhinand/Jennifer Varghese (India) beat Mohammed Akram Md. Shafiullah/Kavindya Tamadi Alagiyawadu

By admin: May 16, 2023

10. Vuppala Praneeth becomes India's 82nd Grandmaster

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Vuppala-Praneeth-becomes-India's-82nd-Grandmaster15-year-old chess player Vuppala Praneeth from Telangana has become the 82nd Grandmaster of India.

An Overview of the News

  • Vuppala Praneeth defeated GM Hans Niem of USA during the final round of Baku Open 2023 to clinch the Grandmaster title.

  • Praneeth clinched his first GM-norm and International Master (IM) title at the tournament in March 2022.

  • He earned his second GM-norm at the Biel MTO in July 2022, followed by his final GM-norm nine months later at the second Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2023.

  • The first Indian Grandmaster was Viswanathan Anand, who held the title in 1988.

  • Anand is a five-time world champion and is considered one of the greatest chess players of all time.

Important Points:

  • 16-year-old chess player Pranesh M became India's 79th Grandmaster after winning the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Chennai-based chess player Vignesh NR became India's 80th Grandmaster after winning the 24th Nordwest Cup 2023 held at Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.

  • Sayantan Das became India's 81st Grandmaster after his victory at the International Festival des Jeux in Cannes, France.

About Telangana

  • It is a state located in south-central India on the high Deccan Plateau.

  • It is the eleventh largest state of India by area.

  • Telangana is bordered by Maharashtra to the north, Chhattisgarh to the northeast, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.

  • As of 2019, the state of Telangana is divided into 33 districts.

Formed (by split) - 2 June 2014

Capital - Hyderabad

Governor - Tamilisai Soundararajan

Chief Minister – K Chandrasekhar Rao (BRS)

Rajya Sabha - 7 seats

Lok Sabha - 17 seats