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By admin: July 19, 2024

1. Suryakumar Yadav Named India’s T20I Captain

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Suryakumar Yadav will captain the Indian T20 team in the three-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on the 27th of July.

An Overview of the News

  • ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma will continue as ODI captain, with Virat Kohli also included in the squad for the 50-over series against Sri Lanka next month.

  • Vice-Captain: Shubman Gill has been named vice-captain for both T20 and ODI formats.

T20I Squad

  • Batsmen: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson

  • All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube

  • Bowlers: Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohd Siraj

ODI Squad

  • New Faces: Riyan Parag, Harshit Rana

  • Established Players: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed

By admin: July 19, 2024

2. Suryakumar Yadav Named India’s T20I Captain

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Suryakumar Yadav will captain the Indian T20 team in the three-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on the 27th of July.

An Overview of the News

  • ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma will continue as ODI captain, with Virat Kohli also included in the squad for the 50-over series against Sri Lanka next month.

  • Vice-Captain: Shubman Gill has been named vice-captain for both T20 and ODI formats.

T20I Squad

  • Batsmen: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson

  • All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube

  • Bowlers: Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohd Siraj

ODI Squad

  • New Faces: Riyan Parag, Harshit Rana

  • Established Players: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed

By admin: July 19, 2024

3. Argentina Tops FIFA Rankings as India Holds Steady at 124th Position

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India has retained its 124th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

An Overview of the News

  • The team did not drop any places, following a previous decline of three spots in June due to a challenging 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

  • India is ranked 22nd in Asia, behind Syria, Palestine, and Vietnam.

Top 10 Performers

  • Argentina: Maintained the top spot in the rankings, solidifying their position with an unbeaten run to win the continental title.

  • France: Remained in the second spot after reaching the semifinals of Euro 2024.

  • Spain: Moved up five places to third following their victory as European champions.

  • England: Advanced one place to fourth, surpassing Brazil.

  • Brazil: Dropped to fifth place.

  • Belgium: Fell three places to sixth, dropping out of the top five.

  • Netherlands: Remained in seventh place.

  • Portugal: Dropped two places to eighth.

  • Colombia: Climbed three places to ninth despite a narrow loss to Argentina in the Copa America final, marking its return to the top 10.

  • Italy Maintains Steady Position at 10th

FIFA Men's World Ranking

  • FIFA Men's World Ranking: Ranks men's national football teams, with Argentina leading as of July 2024; introduced in December 1992.

  • Top Teams: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain; Brazil has held the top spot longest.

  • Points System: Teams are awarded points based on results of FIFA-recognized matches.

  • Current System: Uses Elo rating system (adapted from chess and Go) since 16 August 2018.

  • Sponsorship: Sponsored by Coca-Cola, hence the name FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

By admin: July 19, 2024

4. Argentina Tops FIFA Rankings as India Holds Steady at 124th Position

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India has retained its 124th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

An Overview of the News

  • The team did not drop any places, following a previous decline of three spots in June due to a challenging 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

  • India is ranked 22nd in Asia, behind Syria, Palestine, and Vietnam.

Top 10 Performers

  • Argentina: Maintained the top spot in the rankings, solidifying their position with an unbeaten run to win the continental title.

  • France: Remained in the second spot after reaching the semifinals of Euro 2024.

  • Spain: Moved up five places to third following their victory as European champions.

  • England: Advanced one place to fourth, surpassing Brazil.

  • Brazil: Dropped to fifth place.

  • Belgium: Fell three places to sixth, dropping out of the top five.

  • Netherlands: Remained in seventh place.

  • Portugal: Dropped two places to eighth.

  • Colombia: Climbed three places to ninth despite a narrow loss to Argentina in the Copa America final, marking its return to the top 10.

  • Italy Maintains Steady Position at 10th

FIFA Men's World Ranking

  • FIFA Men's World Ranking: Ranks men's national football teams, with Argentina leading as of July 2024; introduced in December 1992.

  • Top Teams: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain; Brazil has held the top spot longest.

  • Points System: Teams are awarded points based on results of FIFA-recognized matches.

  • Current System: Uses Elo rating system (adapted from chess and Go) since 16 August 2018.

  • Sponsorship: Sponsored by Coca-Cola, hence the name FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

By admin: July 19, 2024

5. Jammu and Kashmir Fencers Triumph at Commonwealth Championship with Silver and Bronze Medals

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Jammu and Kashmir fencers won one silver and three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Fencing Championship in New Zealand.

An Overview of the News

Achievements at the Commonwealth Fencing Championship:

  • Harshit Kohli: Silver medal in the Sabre team event

  • Shreya Gupta: Bronze medal in the Sabre individual event

  • Chhavi Sharma: Bronze medal in the Sabre team event

  • Sufyan Waheed Sohil: Bronze medal in the Epee team event

Training Locations:

  • Harshit Kohli and Chhavi Sharma: JKSC’s Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for Fencing

  • Shreya Gupta: National Centre of Excellence, Gujarat

  • Sufyan Waheed Sohil: Patiala

The Commonwealth Fencing Championships

  • It is an event for the Commonwealth of Nations.

  • It was established in 1974 after fencing was removed from the core sports of the Commonwealth Games.

  • The Championships are held every four years, coinciding with the Commonwealth Games.

  • They are organized by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation.

About New Zealand

Capital: Wellington

Monarch: Charles III

Governor-General: Cindy Kiro

Prime Minister: Christopher Luxon

By admin: July 17, 2024

6. Indian Team Shines at 35th International Biology Olympiad 2024: One Gold and Three Silver Medals

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The Indian team participated in the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 and achieved remarkable success.

An Overview of the News

  • One student won a GOLD medal and three students secured SILVER medals.

  • Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won a gold medal.

  • Ishan Pednekar from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Shrijith Sivakumar from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and Yashashwi Kumar from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, each won a silver medal.

  • The 35th IBO was held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024.

  • The team was led by two distinguished leaders: Prof. Sasikumar Menon from TDM Lab, Mumbai, and Dr. Mayuri Rege from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR.

  • Two Scientific Observers accompanied the team: Dr. Rajesh Patkar from IIT Bombay and Dr. Devesh Suthar from M. S. University, Baroda.

About IBO

  • The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a prestigious competition for students under 20 years old, focusing on biology.

  • It began in 1990 in Czechoslovakia and occurs annually.

  • Over 75 countries from five continents participate.

  • Each country sends their top four winners from national biology olympiads.

  • Two adults from each country accompany the students as part of the international jury during the competition.

By admin: July 15, 2024

7. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Gold Medal at International Sand Sculpture Championship

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Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won the Golden Sand Master Award and a gold medal at the International Sand Sculpture Championship/Festival.

An Overview of the News

  • The championship was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 4 to July 12.

  • Twenty-one master sand sculptors from around the world participated in the event.

  • The theme for the championship was “History, Mythology, and Fairy Tales.”

  • Sudarsan Pattnaik was the only participant from India.

Winning Sculpture

  • Pattnaik created a 12-foot-high sand sculpture of Mahaprabhu Jagannath's chariot, accompanied by his devotee and poet Balaram Das.

  • Balaram Das, the author of Dandi Ramayan and a great devotee of Lord Jagannath in the 14th century, was known for his devotion.

Historical and Cultural Significance

  • According to legend, Balaram Das once tried to climb the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the Ratha Yatra but was not allowed by the priests.

  • In response, he carved statues of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra on the beach and worshiped them.

  • The devotion of Balaram Das was so profound that the original statues vanished from the chariot and appeared at the place where he was worshiping.

Recognition and Past Achievements

  • Sudarsan Pattnaik was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2014 for his contribution to sand art.

  • He received the People’s Choice Award at the Sand Sculpting World Cup 2014 in Atlantic City, US.

  • In 2019, he became the first Indian to win the Italian Sand Art Award at the International Scorrano Sand Nativity event held in Lecce, Italy from November 13 to 17.

By admin: July 15, 2024

8. India Clinches World Championship of Legends Title

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India won the World Championship of Legends by defeating Pakistan.

An Overview of the News

  • Pakistan scored 156 runs for 6 wickets in their innings.

  • India successfully chased the target of 157 runs with 5 balls remaining.

  • Ambati Rayudu top-scored for India with 50 runs.

  • Yusuf Pathan contributed 30 runs to India's successful chase.

World Championship of Legends

  • The World Championship of Legends is a Twenty20 cricket tournament.

  • It is also known as the EaseMyTrip World Championship of Legends due to sponsorship reasons.

  • The tournament features retired international cricketers from various nations.

  • It was approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

  • The first edition of the tournament will be held in 2024.

Additional Information About India's T20 World Cup Victory 2024:-

  • India won the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2024, defeating South Africa by seven runs in the final at Kensington Oval on June 29.

  • Player of the Match: Virat Kohli (76 runs).

  • Player of the Tournament: Jasprit Bumrah (15 wickets in eight games, economy rate below six).

  • Achievements:

    • Second T20 World Cup victory (first in 2007).

    • First global trophy since the 2013 Champions Trophy.

  • Retirements:

    • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma announced their retirement from T20 Internationals.

    • Kohli retired minutes after the win.

    • Rohit announced his retirement during the post-match press conference.

By admin: July 15, 2024

9. Argentina Claims Second Consecutive Copa America Championship

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Argentina clinched their second consecutive Copa America Championship with a 1-0 victory over Colombia at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

An Overview of the News

  • Lautaro Martínez scored the decisive goal in the second half of extra time, assisted by Giovani Lo Celso.

  • This win secured Argentina's record 16th Copa America title and ended Colombia's 28-game unbeaten streak dating back to February 2022.

Copa America Championship

  • Name: CONMEBOL Copa América, formerly known as the South American Football Championship.

  • Founded: 1916.

  • Purpose: Top men's football tournament among South American national teams.

  • Champions: Argentina (16 titles, most successful team).

  • Invitations: Since the 1990s, teams from North America and Asia also participated.

By admin: July 15, 2024

10. Spain Clinches Record 4th Euro Championship Title

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Spain won its record fourth European soccer championship by defeating England 2-1 in the finals of Euro 2024 in Berlin.

An Overview of the News

  • Nico Williams scored the first goal for Spain less than two minutes into the second half after a scoreless opening.

  • England's Cole Palmer tied the game in the 73rd minute.

  • Mikel Oyarzabal scored the winning goal for Spain in the 86th minute.

  • This marks England’s second consecutive runner-up finish, having lost to Italy in the final of Euro 2020.

  • England has never won a European championship, with its last major international tournament win being the 1966 World Cup.

UEFA European Football Championship

  • The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Football Championship, known as the Euros, is organized by UEFA.

  • It features senior men's national teams from UEFA member countries.

  • Held every four years since 1960 (except for 2020, postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19).

  • Second most-watched football tournament globally after the FIFA World Cup.

  • Originally named the European Nations' Cup, it rebranded to UEFA Euro in 1968.

  • Spain holds the record with 4 titles, making them the most successful team.

About Spain

  • King - Felipe VI of Spain

  • Prime Minister - Pedro Sánchez

  • Capital - Madrid

  • Official language - Spanish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:-

  • Carlos Alcaraz, representing Spain, won the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6.

  • Carlos Alcaraz Garfia claimed his first French Open Men's singles title in 2024 at Roland Garros in Paris.

  • Max Verstappen, racing for Red Bull, secured victory at the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Spain has become the 99th member to join the International Solar Alliance.