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By admin: March 19, 2023

1. Rohan Bopanna becomes oldest tennis player to win ATP Masters 1000 title

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Rohan Bopanna becomes oldest tennis player to win ATP Masters 1000 title

India's Rohan Bopanna becomes the oldest tennis player to win an ATP Masters 1000 title.

An overview of the news

  • Rohan Bopanna, 43, and Matthew Ebden, 35, defeated Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neil Skupski of Britain 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 in the final in California, United States.

  • .Before Bopanna, Canadian Daniel Nestor was the oldest player to win an ATP Masters 1000 title after he clinched the 2015 Cincinnati Masters at the age of 42.

  • Bopanna has so far won 24 ATP titles, including five ATP Masters 1000 titles.

  • It was his second title this year after winning the Qatar Open with Ebden last month.

  • Earlier in the Indian Wells semi-finals, the unseeded pair of Bopanna-Ebden defeated defending champions John Isner and Jack Sock of USA 7(8)-6(6), 7(7)-6(2) in the hard court event.

  • Bopanna, a former world No. 3 in men’s doubles, was 15th in the ATP doubles rankings ahead of the tournament. 

  • The Indian Wells Masters win lifted him to 11th in the live doubles tennis rankings.

By admin: March 15, 2023

2. Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

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The IBA Women's World Boxing Championships began on 15 March in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated it at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.

  • International Boxing Association (IBA) President Umar Kremlev, and Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh were present on the occasion. 

  • BFI is hosting the biggest boxing event till the 26th of March. 

  • The Championship is taking placein India for the third time after 2006 and 2018, the most for any country. 

  • The tournament will witness the participation of more than 350 boxers from around 74 countries.

  • The Indian team of 12 boxers for the event includes 2020 Tokyo Bronze medallist, Lovlina Borgohain and the current world champion in the 50kg category,Nikhat Zareen.

IBA World Boxing Championships

  • The IBA World Boxing Championships, and the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships, are biennial boxing competitions.

  • This is organised by the International Boxing Association (IBA), which is the sport governing body.

By admin: March 13, 2023

3. Prithviraj Tondaiman of India won bronze in trap shooting in Doha

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Prithviraj Tondaiman of India won bronze in trap shooting in Doha

Prithviraj Tondiman of India won the bronze medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup 2023 on March 11, 2023 in Doha, Qatar.

News Overview

  • Two-time world champion Oguzhan Tuzun of Turkey won gold with a score of 33/35, while Great Britain's Matthew John took silver with a score of 30/35.

  • This was India's first medal at the ISSF World Cup, which is currently taking place.

About the ISSF

  • The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) governs the Olympic shooting disciplines of rifle, pistol, and shotgun.

  • Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the ISSF barred Russian and Belarussian athletes and officials from participating in its events.

  • Headquarters - Munich, Germany

  • Chairman - Vladimir Lisin

  • Founded - 1907

  • General Secretary - Willie Grill

By admin: March 10, 2023

4. Khelo India Dus Ka Dum tournament begins

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The Khelo India Dus Ka Dum tournament began on 10 March in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur was present at the opening ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

  • As part of the International Women's Day 2023 celebrations, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is organizing the Khelo India Dus Ka Dum tournament from March 10 to 31.

  • Around 15,000 women athletes from more than 50 cities in the country are participating in the competition. It includes 10 games.

  • Competitions will be held across 10 different sports - kho kho, wushu, weightlifting, fencing, archery, swimming, basketball, judo, athletics and yogasana.

  • The tournament aims to provide a platform to women athletes who are unable to participate in national or state level competitions.

  • It also aims to ensure that competitive sport reaches untapped geographical areas.

By admin: March 5, 2023

5. Karnataka won the Santosh Trophy after 54 years by defeating Meghalaya

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Karnataka won the Santosh Trophy for the first time in 54 years after sealing a commanding 3-2 win over Meghalaya in the final at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi Arabia capital, Riyadh on 5 March.

An overview of the news

  • This is the first trophy for Karnataka, having previously won four times as the princely state of Mysore after a gap of 54 years (after 1968–69).

  • Meghalaya's team reached the finals of this competition for the first time.

  • Karnataka took the lead in the second minute of the game when Sunil scored against Meghalaya after Robin's long throw.

  • But Meghalaya equalized in the eighth minute through a penalty.

  • Karnataka again took the lead in the 19th minute. Jacob John scored a goal in the finishing line to make it 2-1.

  • Just before half time, Robin Yadav made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick from just outside the box.

  • In the play-off match before the final, Services beat Punjab 2–0 to take the third place.

By admin: March 4, 2023

6. NADA and NCERT tie up to strengthen value based sports education

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) signed an MoU on 3 March 2023 to strengthen value-based sports education among school children and teachers.

News Overview

  • The MoU will help in developing an accessible format on sports values and ethics in e-content.

  • The MoU will also help in creating awareness at the grass root level.

About NADA

  • The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) was established on 24 November 2005 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with a mandate for dope free sports in India.

  • Its objectives are to promote education and research, enforce anti-doping rules, regulate dope control programs, promote education and research, and create public awareness about doping and its ill-effects.

  • Headquarters -New Delhi

  • Director General - Ritu San


  • The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Government of India for the purpose of advising the Central Government and the Provincial Governments on matters related to school education.

  • Objective - To bring quality in education

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Director - Hrishikesh Senapati

By admin: March 4, 2023

7. First-ever Women's Premier League begin in Navi Mumbai

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The Women's Premier League (WPL 2023) with five teams begins on 4 March 2023 in Navi Mumbai.

An overview of the news

  • After years of waiting and planning, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has launched a T20 franchise-based cricket league for women on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League.

  • India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as the MI skipper while opener Smriti Mandhana will captain the RCB women's team.

  • Australia's successful skipper Meg Lanning will captain Delhi Capitals, while Beth Mooney has been named as the skipper of Gujarat Giants.

  • Australian wicket keeper and batsman Alyssa Healy is leading the UP Warriors in WPL 2023.

  • First match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants was played at DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai 4 March. 

  • The tournament final will be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, on the 26 March. 

Five teams taking part in the inaugural edition of WPL

  • Mumbai Indians (MI), 

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), 

  • Delhi Capitals (DC), 

  • UP Warriorz (UPW) 

  • Gujarat Giants (GG) 

By admin: March 4, 2023

8. Hockey India appoints South African Craig Fulton as new Chief Coach of Indian men's hockey team

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Hockey India has appointed Craig Fulton of South Africa as the new head coach of the Indian men's hockey team.

An overview of the news

  • Craig Fulton will replace Graham Reid who resigned in January 2023 following India's poor performance in the World Cup.

  • Craig Fulton represented South Africa at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Olympics and earned 195 international caps in a career spanning more than a decade.

  • Fulton managed the Irish men's hockey team between 2014 and 2018 and helped them qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • He also won the FIH Coach of the Year in 2015 while with the Irish team.

  • Fulton has nearly 25 years of coaching experience and has earned 195 caps for South Africa over a span of 10 years.

  • He also played in the Atlanta and Athens Olympics.

By admin: March 3, 2023

9. Jesvin Aldrin creates new national record in men's long jump event at Indian Open Jump Competition 2023

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Jesvin Aldrin created a new national record by winning the gold medal in the men's long jump event at the Indian Open Jump Competition 2023 held in Bellary, Karnataka.

Overview of the news

  • Jesvin Aldrin, competing at the Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS), broke the national record of 8.36m set by Murali Sreesankar in April last year at the Federation Cup 2022, with a jump of 8.42m.

  • Jaswin Aldrin has also qualified for the Asian Games.

  • At the Asian Indoor Championships 2023, Jesvin Aldrin set a new national indoor record with a long jump of 7.97m.

Long Jump Medal Winners of Indian Open Jump Competition 2023

Men's Winner:

  1. Jesvin Aldrin (8.42m) - Gold Medal

  2. Muhammad Anis Yahiya (7.85m) - Silver medal

  3. Rishabh Rishishwar (7.77m) - Bronze medal

Women's Winner:

  1. Shrutilakshmi (6.11 m) - Gold Medal

  2. Manisha Meral (5.96m) - Silver Medal

  3. R Punita (5.85m) – Bronze medal

By admin: March 3, 2023

10. NADA bans Indian athletes Aishwarya Babu, MV Jilana for doping

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India's triple jumper Aishwarya Babu and sprinter MV Jilna have been banned by India's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) respectively after they tested positive for banned drugs by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Overview of the news

  • Aishwarya won a gold medal in the triple jump during the National Inter-State Championships in June 2022, with a leap of 14.14 m establishing a new national record. 

  • Aishwarya has been suspended for four yearsby the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)after she tested positive for a banned substance, anabolic steroids.

  • Aishwarya's sample tested positive for a steroid included in the banned list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), due to which she was ruled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • Aishwarya had tested positive for Ostarinewhich is a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SRAM) during the National Inter State Championships on 13th and 14th June 2022 in Chennai.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and governments of the world.

  • Its main aim is to fight against the unauthorized use of performance enhancing drugs (Dope) by the athletes in sports. 

  • WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonize and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries.

  • WADA is an international organization. It delegates work in individual countries to Regional and National Anti-Doping Organizations.

  • Headquarters: Lausanne,Switzerland.