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By admin: Oct. 31, 2022

1. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan signs MoU with FIFA and AIFF for implementing Football4Schools initiative in India

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on behalf of the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with  world football governing body FIFA and All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the ‘Football4Schools’ initiative in India at Mumbai on 30 October 2022.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Minister of State for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs & Sports Nisith Pramanik, President, All India Football Federation, Kalyan Chaubey were also present on the occasion.

The MoU was signed at the sidelines of the final of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 being held in Mumbai, which was won by Spain.

 The Minister said that football is an immensely popular sport and the Football4Schools program uses it as a positive tool to inspire children and ensure their holistic development. He further said that ‘Football4Schools’ aims to empower 2.5 crore young boys and girls in India through sports-integrated learning.

Football4 School initiative

The Football4 School initiative has been launched by FIFA with a $100 million budget in 2018. The initiative targets to reach over 700 million children across the world with special emphasis on reaching out to all the tribal communities of the world. Of the targeted children at least 50% of them will be girls.

The aim of the initiative is to educate children on various topics, not just about football, and to make them better citizens of their country.

Fédération internationale de Football Association(FIFA)

It is an international organisation that governs football, futsal and beach soccer in the world.  At present 211 associations are its members representing their countries .

It also organises the men's and women’s  football world cup.

 It was founded in 1904 in Paris , France .

Headquarters : Zurich, Switzerland 

President : Gianni Infantino

By admin: Oct. 30, 2022

2. Spain successfully defend its FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup title defeating Colombia in the final

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

The Spanish women won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup title   by defeating the Colombian team in the final held at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on 30 October 2022. Spain has now equalled the record of North Korea of winning the title twice.  

Spain won the 6th U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 held in Uruguay.

7th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 

The 7th FIFA U-17  Women’s World Cup 2022 was hosted by India for the first time from 11 to 30 October 2022. It was originally scheduled for 2020 but was then postponed due to COVID-19.

A total of 16 teams including Indian participated in the championship which was held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (Odisha), the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao (Goa) and the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).  

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 

  • It is a biennial football tournament started by FIFA in 2008.   
  • It will be the second time that India hosts a FIFA tournament after the men's 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
  • It is for the first time that India hosted a FIFA women's football tournament.
  • Spain and North Korea have won the title twice.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

It is an international organisation that governs football, futsal and beach soccer in the world.  At present 211 associations are its members representing their countries.

It also organises the men's and women’s  football world cup.

 It was founded in 1904 in Paris , France .

Headquarters : Zurich, Switzerland 

President : Gianni Infantino

By admin: Oct. 30, 2022

3. Sankar Muthusamy settles for a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships 2022

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Sankar Muthusamy

S Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian had to settle for a silver medal at the 22nd World Junior Badminton Championships 2022 after losing in the men’s singles final in Santander, Spain on 30 October 2022. In the final he lost to Chinese Taipei’s Kuo Kuan-lin. 

The 22nd BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2022 was held at Santander in Spain from 17-30 October 2022.Players under 19 years of age participates in the tournament.

Medals for India in the championships  

India has won an overall 10 medals at the Junior World Badminton Championship. 

It has won one gold, four silvers and five bronze medals at the event .

Saina Nehwal is the sole Indian player to have won a gold medal at the championship. She won the gold medal in the 2008 World Junior Championship held at Pune, India.

The last medal for India was won by Lakshya Sen in 2018 when he won the Bronze medal.

BWF (Badminton World Federation)

It is an international governing body of Badminton in the world.

It was set up as the International Badminton Federation in 1934 and later converted into the World Badminton Federation in 2006.

Currently it has 176 member countries.

Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

By admin: Oct. 30, 2022

4. India wins Sultan of Johor Cup for the third time beating Australia in a penalty shoot out

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3rd Sultan of Johor Hockey cup

The Indian junior men’s hockey team held their nerves to win the penalty shootout against the Australian team to win its 3rd Sultan of Johor Hockey cup title, at the final match played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on 29 October 2022. The 10th edition of the Sultan of Johar cup was held from 22-29 October 2022 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

In the final match India and Australia were tied 1-1 after regulation time. In the penalty shootout India won by 5-4 goals.  Sudeep Chirmako (14’) scored the goal for India in regulation time. 

India has now equalled the record of Great Britain having won it three times. India has won the titles in  2013 and 2014. The Indian hockey team reached the final of the last edition in 2019 as well but lost 2-1 to Great Britain.

Indian player Sharda Nand Tiwari was the top goal scorer of the tournament with 7 goals and the player of the final was Sudeep Chirmako.

India, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia and South African team participated in the 10th Sultan of Johar cup 

Sultan of Johar Cup 

The Sultan of Johar cup is a u-21 men’s International Hockey championship held annually in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The cup was started in 2011 and the 2022 edition was the 10th edition of the tournament.

It was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to covid.

India and Great Britain have won it 3 times each.

By admin: Oct. 23, 2022

5. Aman Sherawat wins 1st ever gold for India in the U23 World Wrestling Championship

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Aman Sherawat wins 1st

16 year old Aman Sehrawat made history as he became the first ever Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the U-23 World Wrestling Championships. The U-23 World Wrestling Championships was held in Pontevedra, Spain from 17 -23 October 2022.

Aman Sehrawat defeated Ahmet Duman of Turkey in the final to win the gold medal. 

 The U-23 World Wrestling Championships was held in Pontevedra, Spain from 17 -23 October 2022.

Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya had made the final in their categories in previous editions but could only win the silver medal.

Aman Sehrawat won gold at the U23 Asian championship and silver at the U20 Asian championship earlier this year.

India finished with six medals - one gold, one silver and four bronze at the U-23 World Wrestling Championships 2022.

Medal Winners for India 

Name

Medal 

Category

Sajan Bhanwala

Bronze

Greco Roman 77kg

Vikas

Bronze

Greco Roman 72kg

Nitesh

Bronze

Greco Roman 97kg

Ankush

Silver

Women's 50kg

Mansi Ahlawat

Bronze

Women's 59kg

Aman Sehrawat

Gold

Men's 57kg

By admin: Oct. 22, 2022

6. Western Air Command of IAF wins Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

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Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23 held at Head Quarter MC, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur on 21 October. 

Important facts

  • The final match of the team championship was played between Western Air Command and Training Command in which Western Air Command emerged as the winner.

  • The Open Singles final was played between Corporal Pradeep of Training Command and Sergeant Manolin of Western Air Command and Corporal Pradeep emerged as the winner.

  • The championship was inaugurated by Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters MC on 17 October 2022.

  • A total of eight teams comprising 48 players from seven commands of the Indian Air Force participated in the championship.

  • The championship was held in two events, the team championship and the open singles.

  • Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey was the chief guest during the closing ceremony of the championship on 21 October 2022.

By admin: Oct. 22, 2022

7. Western Air Command of IAF wins Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

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Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship

Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23 held at Head Quarter MC, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur on 21 October. 

Important facts

  • The final match of the team championship was played between Western Air Command and Training Command in which Western Air Command emerged as the winner.

  • The Open Singles final was played between Corporal Pradeep of Training Command and Sergeant Manolin of Western Air Command and Corporal Pradeep emerged as the winner.

  • The championship was inaugurated by Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters MC on 17 October 2022.

  • A total of eight teams comprising 48 players from seven commands of the Indian Air Force participated in the championship.

  • The championship was held in two events, the team championship and the open singles.

  • Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey was the chief guest during the closing ceremony of the championship on 21 October 2022.

By admin: Oct. 20, 2022

8. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 to be held in Madhya Pradesh

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Fifth Khelo India Youth Games

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur announced on 20 October 2022 that the fifth Khelo India Youth Games-2023 will be held in Madhya Pradesh.

Important facts

  • It will be held in eight different cities in the state.

  • The eight host cities named are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • The games will be hosted from 31st January 2023 to 11th February 2023.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

  • The fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.

Khelo India Youth Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra


Khelo India University Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner

Runner-up

2020

Bhubaneshwar

Panjab University

Savitribai Phule Pune University

2021

Bengaluru

Jain University

Lovely Professional University



By admin: Oct. 20, 2022

9. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 to be held in Madhya Pradesh

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Fifth Khelo India Youth Games

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur announced on 20 October 2022 that the fifth Khelo India Youth Games-2023 will be held in Madhya Pradesh.

Important facts

  • It will be held in eight different cities in the state.

  • The eight host cities named are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • The games will be hosted from 31st January 2023 to 11th February 2023.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

  • The fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.

Khelo India Youth Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra


Khelo India University Games winners list


Edition

Host City

Winner

Runner-up

2020

Bhubaneshwar

Panjab University

Savitribai Phule Pune University

2021

Bengaluru

Jain University

Lovely Professional University



By admin: Oct. 19, 2022

10. Sajan Bhanwala becomes the first Indian wrestler to win a Greco Roman medal at the U-23 World Wrestling Championships

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first Indian wrestler to win a Greco Roman medal

Sajan Bhanwala won the first medal for India at the U-23 World Wrestling Championships 2022 being held in Pontevedra, Spain from 17 -23 October 2022. Wrestler who are below 23 years of age participate in the championship.

Sajan Bhanwala won the bronze medal in the Greco Roman 77kg category by defeating Ukraine’s Dmytro Vasetskyi in a closely-fought match on 19 October 2022. 

It is for the first time that India has won a medal in the Greco Roman event at the U23 Wrestling World Championship.

Denial of Visa to Indian wrestler 

India is competing with a depleted squad at the ongoing U-23 World Wrestling Championship 2022 in Pontevedra after host country Spain denied visas to 21 of the 30 wrestlers chosen to represent India at the meet. According to the Spanish embassy in Delhi these wrestlers were likely to illegally overstay in Spain.