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By admin: Sept. 20, 2023

1. Elavenil Valarivan wins gold medal at ISSF World Cup 2023

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Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

An Overview of the News

  • In the final round, Elavenil Valarivan displayed exceptional skill by scoring 252.2 points in 24 shots and defeating Osianne Muller of France by a narrow margin.

  • A total of eight shooters among the competitors were successful in qualifying for the final competition.

  • The win gave Elavenil Valarivan his second individual ISSF World Cup medal, demonstrating his consistent excellence in the sport.

  • During the qualification round, Valarivan finished 9th with 630.5 points.

  • The ISSF World Cup 2023 in Rio de Janeiro is the last rifle and pistol event of the year, with the finals scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar from 18 to 27 November.

  • India was well represented at the event, sending a contingent of 16 athletes to participate in the ISSF World Cup.

By admin: Sept. 18, 2023

2. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz wins 2023 Singapore Grand Prix

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Ferrari's Carlos Sainz ended Max Verstappen's 10-win streak and prevented Red Bull from remaining unbeaten at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix.

An Overview of the News

  • Lando Norris of McLaren took second place in the race.

  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took third place on the podium.

  • It was the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix in November last year that Red Bull failed to achieve a podium finish.

  • The 2023 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix attracted 264,108 spectators over the race weekend, exceeding expectations. However, it fell short of last year's record attendance of 302,000 and the 2019 edition's figure of 268,000. The Singapore Grand Prix was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of Previous Race Winners:-

  • Italian Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Dutch Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Hungarian Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • British Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen

  • Spanish Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Monaco Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Bahrain Grand Prix 2023: Max Verstappen

  • Saudi Arabia Grand Prix 2023: Sergio Pérez

  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2023: Sergio Pérez

By admin: Sept. 11, 2023

3. Indian archer Prathamesh Jawkar wins silver medal in 2023 Archery World Cup debut

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Indian compound archer Prathamesh Jawkar won a silver medal in his first appearance at the 2023 Archery World Cup Final in Hermosillo, Mexico.

An Overview of the News

  • Jawkar defeated world number one Mike Schloesser for the second time in four months.

  • In the final, Javkar faced Denmark's Mathias Fullerton, resulting in a 148–148 tie. Fullerton won the gold medal by the slimmest of margins.

  • Another Indian archer Abhishek Verma lost to Mike Schloesser in the match (150-149).

About Archery World Cup

  • It is an event organized by the World Archery Federation.

  • It started in 2006 and has a unique competition format.

  • Archers compete in four stages held in different countries.

  • The top eight archers in each category (increased from four archers between 2006 and 2009) advance to the Archery World Cup Final.

  • The World Cup has been broadcast live on Eurosport since 2013 and The event is sponsored by Kia and Longines.

By admin: Sept. 11, 2023

4. Praggnanandhaa secures third place in Tata Steel Chess India 2023 Open Blitz

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World Cup runner-up R Praggnanandhaa finished third at the Tata Steel Chess India 2023 Open Blitz tournament, as world champion Alexander Grischuk clinched the title.

An Overview of the News

  • World Champion Alexander Grischuk clinched the Open Blitz title of Tata Steel Chess India 2023 in Kolkata on 9 September 2023.

  • Praggnanandha initially led the competition by remaining unbeaten in four games.

  • He suffered significant defeats against Nodirbek Abdusattorov (13th round), Alexander Grishuk (15th round), and Vidit Gujrathi (16th round).

Notable Indian players

  • Arjun Erigaysi was the second-best Indian participant, finishing fourth overall with 10.5 points.

  • India's No. 1 chess player D Gukesh finished eighth.

Winners in Different Categories

  • Women's Rapid Winners: 1. Divya Deshmukh, 2. Ju Wenjun

  • Women's Blitz Winners: 1. Ju Wenjun, 2. Koneru Humpy

  • Open Rapid Winners: 1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 2. Teimour Radjabov

  • Open Blitz Winners: 1. Alexander Grischuk, 2. Nodirbek Abdusattorov

By admin: Sept. 11, 2023

5. Novak Djokovic wins 24th Grand Slam title at US Open 2023

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Novak Djokovic achieved a historic feat in tennis by winning his 24th Grand Slam title at the 2023 US Open.

An Overview of the News

  • Serbian tennis star Djokovic defeated Russia's Daniil Medvedev by 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the men's singles final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

  • With this win, 36-year-old Novak Djokovic is now tied with Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam tennis titles in history, with 24 titles to her name.

  • Djokovic's achievement also marked him as the oldest singles champion in the pro era of the US Open, adding to his status as the oldest French Open singles champion.

Women's Doubles Final

  • In the women's doubles event, the 16th-seeded pair of Erin Routliff of New Zealand and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada won the title.

  • They defeated the 12th-seeded pair of Germany's Laura Siegemund and Russia's Vera Zvonareva with a score of 7-6, 6-3.

Women's Singles Final

  • In the women's singles final, American teenage tennis sensation Coco Gauff secured her first women's singles title.

  • She achieved this feat by defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus with the score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

By admin: Sept. 9, 2023

6. Goa Governor launches the Mashaal (torch) for the 37th National Games

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Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai launches the Mashaal for the 37th National Games.

An Overview of the News

  • The launch took place at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Donapaula, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa and the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Torch relay to ignite enthusiasm and unity

  • Dr. Pramod Sawant announced Goa's readiness to host the National Games.

  • The 'Mashal' will travel through Goa and other states for four days, especially in rural areas to encourage enthusiasm and participation.

  • Sports Minister Govind Goude encouraged all Goans to participate and support the success of the Games.

National sports anthem with Amitabh Bachchan

  • Governor Pillai presented the National Games anthem, sung by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.

  • The anthem featured the traditional Goan instrument, the Ghumat, and featured a collaboration between Goan singers and other talented artists.

Important Points

  • Joint CEO of National Sports Organizing Committee - Dr. Geeta S. Nagvenkar

  • Sports Minister - Govind Gaude

  • Minister of State for Tourism - Shripad Naik

  • Chief Minister of Goa - Dr. Pramod Sawant

By admin: Sept. 8, 2023

7. Durand Cup 2023: Mohun Bagan won the championship, and East Bengal finished second

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Mohun Bagan registered a 1-0 win over East Bengal in the Durand Cup 2023 final held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

An Overview of the News

  • The win is a historic moment for Mohun Bagan, as they lifted the Durand Cup trophy for the first time in 23 years, claiming the 132nd edition of the prestigious tournament.

  • Mohun Bagan SG achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first team in the history of the Durand Cup to win a total of 17 titles.

  • East Bengal, the runners-up in this match, is the second most successful team in the Durand Cup, having won 16 titles in their rich history.

  • While Mohun Bagan had previously reached the Durand Cup final in 2004, 2009 and 2019, this win was particularly special as they had not secured the championship title in previous appearances.

Durand Cup:-

  • The Durand Football Tournament, also known as the Durand Cup, is an annual domestic football competition in India.

  • It was first organized in Shimla in 1888 and is currently sponsored by Indian Oil and Coal India Limited.

  • The tournament is hosted jointly by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

  • The competition holds the distinction of being the oldest existing club football tournament in Asia.

  • It ranks as the fifth oldest national football competition globally.

By admin: Sept. 6, 2023

8. India finished third with 14 medals at the ISSF World Championships 2023

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India produced a remarkable performance at the ISSF World Championships 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan from August 14 to September 1, finishing third with a total of 14 medals including 6 gold medals and 8 bronze medals.

An Overview of the News

  • Leading the medal count at the ISSF World Championships 2023 was China, which finished first with 28 medals, including 15 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals.

  • Ukraine finished second in the medal tally with a total of 12 medals, including 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals.

  • The ISSF World Championship 2023 holds vital importance as it serves as a qualifying event for athletes aiming to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

  • Four athletes from India successfully qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics through their exceptional performances in the event.

  • These athletes include Rajeshwari Kumari in women's trap, Sift Kaur Samra in women's 50m rifle 3 positions, Akhil Sheoran in men's 50m rifle 3 positions, and Mehuli Ghosh in women's 10m air rifle.

About ISSF World Shooting Championships

  • The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is responsible for overseeing the ISSF World Shooting Championships.

  • The program of these championships, covering all ISSF shooting disciplines, consists of a competition held once in four years since 1954.

  • President - Luciano Rossi

  • Headquarters - Munich, Germany

  • Established - 1907

By admin: Sept. 6, 2023

9. Divya Deshmukh won the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India Women's Rapid Tournament

Tags: Sports

Divya Deshmukh, a 17-year-old female chess grandmaster from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, won the women's rapid category of the Tata Steel Chess India Tournament.

An Overview of the News

  • Divya won all three rounds of the tournament held at the National Library, Kolkata on September 1, 2023.

  • She outperformed her competitors and stood first with a remarkable score of 7 points.

  • The defending world champion, Ju Wenjun of China finished second with 6.5 points.

  • Russia's Polina Shuvalova finished third with 5.5 points.

Divya Deshmukh creates history in chess by defeating Koneru Humpy in Tata Steel Chess India tournament

  • In the final round of the Tata Steel Chess India tournament, Divya Deshmukh pulled off a remarkable win against second-seed Koneru Humpy.

  • Top seed and defending world champion, Ju Wenjun of China and defending champion, Anna Ushenina of Ukraine had a highly anticipated match which ended in a draw.

  • This draw had a significant impact on the state of the tournament, especially Ju Wenjun's prospects.

  • Due to the draw, Divya Deshmukh ended the tournament with a half-point lead over Ju Wenjun, securing her position as the undisputed champion.

By admin: Sept. 4, 2023

10. Max Verstappen's historic 10th consecutive race win at the Italian Grand Prix 2023

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Max Verstappen made history at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, scoring his 10th consecutive Formula 1 victory and setting a remarkable new record.

An Overview of the News

  • Max Verstappen achieved a remarkable feat in one season in Formula One, surpassing Sebastian Vettel's previous record of nine consecutive wins a decade ago.

  • The victory at Monza takes Verstappen's total race wins this year to 12 and increases Red Bull's chances of becoming the first F1 team to win every race in a season.

  • Verstappen currently leads the drivers' championship by a remarkable 145 points, with his teammate Perez, who has also won this season, in second.

  • 25-year-old Max Verstappen has won 47 races so far, making him fifth on the all-time list of Formula One race winners.

Italian Grand Prix 2023 Results:

  1. Max Verstappen (race winner)

  2. Sergio Pérez - (2nd place)

  3. Carlos Sainz - (3rd place)

  4. Charles Leclerc - (4th place)

  5. George Russell - (5th place, with a 5-second time penalty)

  6. Lewis Hamilton - (6th place, with 5-second penalty)

  7. Alexander Albon - (7th place)

  8. Lando Norris - (8th place)

  9. Fernando Alonso - (9th place)

  10. Valtteri Bottas - (10th place)