Current Affairs search results for: "BCCI"
By admin: May 27, 2024

1. KKR Wins IPL Trophy for Third Time

Tags: Sports

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title.

An Overview of the News

  • They clinched victory with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final.

  • Despite losing the toss, KKR displayed a clinical effort with the ball.

  • They restricted SRH to a mere 113 runs, marking the lowest-ever total in an IPL final.

  • KKR efficiently chased down the target of 114 runs with 57 balls to spare.

  • Venkatesh Iyer led the charge with an unbeaten 52 runs, supported by Rahmanullah Gurbaz's 39 runs.

SRH's Struggle:

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad struggled with the bat, being all out for 113 runs in 18.3 overs.

  • Skipper Pat Cummins was the highest scorer for SRH with 24 runs.

Key Performers:

  • Andre Russell starred for KKR, scalping 3 crucial wickets.

  • Mitchell Starc's impactful performance earned him the Player of the Match award.

About IPL :

  • Establishment: Founded by BCCI in 2007.

  • Teams: Ten franchise teams based on states or cities.

  • Timing: Annual event running from March to May.

  • Format: Men's Twenty20 cricket league.

  • Headquarters - Cricket Centre, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Most successful Team - Chennai Super Kings; Mumbai Indians; (5 titles each)

By admin: Oct. 3, 2023

2. Rest of India won the 2023 Irani Cup by 175 runs

Tags: Sports

Rest of India won the 2023 Irani Cup by defeating Saurashtra by 175 runs. This was Rest of India's 30th Irani Cup title.

An Overview of the News

  • The match took place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, Gujarat from 1 October to 3 October 2023.

  • The Irani Cup marks the beginning of the Indian domestic cricket season.

  • It shows the match between the Ranji Trophy champions and the Rest of India team.

  • Hanuma Vihari led Rest of India, while Jaydev Unadkat captained Saurashtra.

Brief Score:

  • Rest of India: 308 (1st innings) and 160 (2nd innings)

  • Saurashtra: 214 (1st innings) and 79 (2nd innings)

Irani Cup:

  • It is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

  • This is a four-day cricket match.

  • The tournament was started in the 1969–70 season in honor of the late BCCI treasurer Zal Irani.

By admin: Sept. 28, 2023

3. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' modules

Tags: National News

On 28 September 2023, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan launched 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD', a new online, life skills learning module to empower youth and promote gender equality through cricket.

An Overview of the News

  • The objective of the program is to promote gender equality among children and youth.

  • 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' was launched at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in collaboration with ICC, UNICEF and BCCI.

  • The launch event was attended by various dignitaries and more than 1000 children.

Empowerment through cricket

  • 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' offers engaging and interactive learning modules.

  • Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana presented the first module to school children at the stadium.

  • The program encourages the adoption of important life skills and promotes gender equality.

'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' module

  • 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' consists of eight cricket-based animation films.

  • These films address topics such as leadership, problem-solving, self-confidence, and teamwork.

  • They use examples from cricket to illustrate these life skills.

  • The program is free and available in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

Realism and local relevance

  • The films are made relevant by incorporating extensive research into local nuances.

  • This initiative is in line with the National Education Policy's emphasis on gender equality and equal opportunities.

  • 'CRIIIO 4 GOOD' represents an important step towards empowering girls and promoting gender equality through cricket-based education.

By admin: Aug. 27, 2023

4. Amrit Mathur's autobiography 'Pitchside: My Life in Indian Cricket'

Tags: Books and Authors

The book "Pitchside: My Life in Indian Cricket" is written by Amrit Mathur, a cricket administrator with vast experience.

An Overview of the News

  • In the book, Mathur presents a first-person perspective on notable moments in Indian cricket history.

  • Through insightful anecdotes, Mathur presents a unique insider's perspective on some of Indian cricket's most memorable events.

  • Citing his close association with the game and its players for over three decades, Mathur shared his experiences.

Background of Amrit Mathur:

  • Mathur managed the Indian cricket team during the historic 1992 tour of South Africa.

  • He also played a role in PILCOM, the organizing committee of the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

  • Mathur served as the Chief Operating Officer of Delhi Daredevils and General Manager of BCCI.

The book details the significant events of cricket:

  • Friendship tour to South Africa in 1992

  • NatWest Series win in England in 2002

  • Participation in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa

  • India's tour of Pakistan in 2004

  • Indian Premier League (IPL) started in 2008

By admin: July 19, 2023

5. NITI Aayog released 'Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022' report

Tags: Reports INDEX

The ITI Commission released the 3rd edition of 'Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022' for the States/UTs of India.

An Overview of the News

  • The report was released by Vice President Suman Berry and other officials.

  • It aims to promote India as a global export player by leveraging regional competitiveness and diversity.

  • The focus is on export performance both at the state and district levels.

Objectives of EPI 2022

  • Empowering state governments with sector-specific insights for decision making.

  • Identify strengths and address weaknesses to promote comprehensive development.

  • To promote competitive federalism among the States/UTs.

Four Pillars of EPI 2022

  1. Policy pillar: Evaluates the adoption of the export-related policy ecosystem and institutional framework at the state and district levels.

  2. Business Ecosystem: Assesses the business environment, supporting infrastructure and transport connectivity in the States/UTs.

  3. Export ecosystem: Focuses on export-related infrastructure, business support and research and development (R&D) to foster innovation.

  4. Export Performance: Measures the growth, concentration and global market footprint of a state's exports.

Ten sub-pillars - Export Promotion Policy, Institutional Framework, Business Environment, Infrastructure, Transport, Connectivity, Export Infrastructure, Trade Support, R&D Infrastructure, Export Diversification, and Growth Orientation

Top Performing States/UTs

Coastal states including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat performed well in all categories.

EPI 2022 Rankings






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By admin: July 6, 2023

6. Ajit Agarkar Appointed Chairman of Senior Men's Selection Committee

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Ajit-Agarkar-Appointed-Chairman-of-Senior-Men's-Selection-CommitteeThe Board of Control of Cricket (BCCI) has appointed Ajit Agarkar as the chairman of the Senior Men's Cricket Selection Committee.

An Overview of the News

  • The decision was made by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), consisting of Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra, and Jatin Paranjape.

  • After conducting interviews with several applicants, the CAC unanimously selected Ajit Agarkar for the position of chairman.

Composition of the Selection Committee:

  • The Senior Men's Selection Committee now consists of Ajit Agarkar as the chairperson.

  • Other members of the committee include Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, and Sridharan Sharath.

  • This committee will play a crucial role in selecting players for various international matches and tournaments.

Agarkar's Cricketing Career:

  • Ajit Agarkar is a former India all-rounder, known for his contributions to Indian cricket.

  • He represented the country in 26 Tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20Is.

  • Agarkar also has an impressive record in domestic cricket, having played 110 first-class matches, 270 List A matches, and 62 T20 matches.

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • It is the national governing body of cricket in India.

  • The headquarters of the BCCI is located at the Cricket Center near the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • The BCCI is responsible for the administration and organisation of cricket activities in India at both the national and international levels.

Establishment - December 1928

President - Roger Binny

CEO - Hemang Amin

Vice President - Rajeev Shukla

Men's Coach - Rahul Dravid

By admin: July 5, 2023

7. Shreyanka Patil becomes the first Indian cricketer to be a part of WCPL

Tags: Sports News

Shreyanka-Patil-becomes-the-first-Indian-cricketerShreyanka Patil became the first Indian cricketer to be signed for the Women's Caribbean Premier League (WCPL).

An Overview of the News

  • She is the first Indian player to get a contract in a foreign league before making her international debut.

  • He has been selected to represent the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the WCPL, which will take place from 31 August to 10 September.

  • Shreyanka Patil was awarded the title of 'Player of the Tournament' in the Women's Emerging Asia Cup held in Hong Kong.

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) allowed Indian women cricketers to participate in overseas cricket leagues.

  • Senior players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma and Richa Ghosh have played in leagues like the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) and The Hundred.

  • On 14 March 2022, Cricket West Indies announced the first ever women's Caribbean Premier League to be held alongside the men's tournament.

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • It is the national governing body of cricket in India.

  • The headquarters of the BCCI is located at the Cricket Center near the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • The BCCI is responsible for the administration and organisation of cricket activities in India at both the national and international levels.

Establishment - December 1928

President - Roger Binny

CEO - Hemang Amin

Vice President - Rajeev Shukla

Men's Coach - Rahul Dravid

By admin: June 13, 2023

8. 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a ‘God Bharai' ceremony in Rajasthan

Tags: State News

'Pradhan-Mantri-Matru-Vandana-Yojana'-According to Jaskaur Meena, MP from Dausa, Rajasthan, people in Dausa, Rajasthan celebrate 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a ‘God Bharai' (Baby Shower) ceremony.

An Overview of the News: 

  • In this ceremony all the pregnant women of the area come together and they are provided with 'nutritional kits' for the health of their babies.
  • According to MP Jaskaur Meena, about 3.5 lakh women have benefited from this scheme during 2022-23 only in Rajasthan.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the new initiative of celebrating 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a 'baby shower' ceremony in Dausa, Rajasthan.
  • This unique initiative of Dausa will give new energy to 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana'. This initiative will ensure the health security of not only the mothers but also the babies.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY):

  • PMMVY was launched on January 1, 2017 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • This scheme, run by the Union Ministry of Child Development, was done for the welfare of pregnant and lactating women across the country.
  • Under this, cash benefits are provided to pregnant women directly into their bank accounts to meet increased nutritional requirements and partially compensate for wage loss.
  • All pregnant women and lactating mothers who are in regular employment under the Central Government or State Governments or Public Undertakings or who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law.
  • Under this, five thousand rupees are given to all the eligible beneficiaries in three installments and the remaining amount of one thousand rupees is given after institutional delivery as per the conditions of maternity benefit under Janani Suraksha Yojana.
  • Thus on an average a woman is given Rs.6000.


  • Capital: Jaipur
  • Governor: Kalraj Mishra
  • Chief Minister: Ashok Gehlot
  • Number of seats in the Legislative Assembly: 200
  • Number of seats in Lok Sabha: 25
  • Number of seats in Rajya Sabha: 10

By admin: May 24, 2023

9. Sourav Ganguly named as brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism

Tags: Person in news State News

Sourav-GangulyFormer India cricket captain and former BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has been named as the brand ambassador for Tripura Tourism.

An Overview of the News 

  • The Tripura government believes that Ganguly's popularity and charisma will draw attention to the state's unexplored tourist destinations.

  • The selection of Ganguly as the brand ambassador is expected to attract more visitors to Tripura and give a boost to the tourism industry.

About Tripura

  • It is a state in northeastern India and is bounded by Assam and Mizoram in the east and Bangladesh in the north, south and west.

  • Tripura is divided into 8 districts and 23 sub-divisions and Agartala is the state capital and largest city.

  • Tripura has 19 different tribal communities with a majority Bengali population and Bengali, English and Kokborok are the official languages of the state.

  • Tripura became a full-fledged Indian state in 1972 and only one major highway, National Highway 8, connects it to the rest of the country.

  • Five mountain ranges - Hathai Kotor, Atharamura, Longtharai, Shakhan, and Jampui Hills - run from north to south with intervening valleys.

Capital - Agartala

Governor - Dr. Manik Saha

Chief Minister - Mr. Satyadev Narayan Arya

Tourism Minister - Sushant Chowdhary

By admin: May 23, 2023

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

Tags: Sports Sports News

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