1. Iga Swiatek is the New Women No1 In Tennis
Poland's Iga Swiatek secured the World Number One title in women's tennis by defeating Swiss player Viktorija Golubic at the WTA Miami Open.
Three time Grand slam champion, Ashleigh Barty’s decision to retire and step out of the rankings opened the door for Iga Swiatek to the top of the WTA Rankings.
Iga became the first Polish player to hold that distinction.
Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, at the 2020 French Open. With this, she became the youngest singles champion at the French Open since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women's singles champion at a major championship since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.
Swiatek becomes the 28th woman to reach the Women Tennis Association (WTA) pinnacle and the youngest since Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in 2010.
The current number 1 male player in Tennis is Novak Djokovic of Serbia
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis.
The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.
The Women's Tennis Association was founded in June 1973 by Billie Jean King.
2. Australia wins a Test series in Asia after 2011 by defeating Pakistan
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The Australian men's cricket team defeated Pakistan by 115 runs in the third and final test match of the 3 match Test series to win the series 1-0. The Australian team was touring Pakistan after 1998.
The first two test matches were played at Rawalpindi and Karachi respectively which ended in a draw.
The third test was played at Lahore which was won by Australia
Australia won the inaugural Benaud-Qadir Trophy. The test match series between Australia and Pakistan has been named as the Benaud-Qadir Trophy.
This is the third Test series victory of Australia in Pakistan
This is Australia's first Test series win in Asia since beating Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011.
Usma Khwaja of Australia was named as the Player of the Series.
The Australian team captain was Pat Cummins while Babar Azam was the captain of Pakistan.
3. Maharashtra, Delhi win the compound titles in National Archery championships 2022
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Maharashtra and Delhi won the compound men and women team titles respectively in the 41st Senior National Archery Championships held at the M.A. Stadium in Jammu on 25 March 2022.
The Maharashtra team won the gold by defeating Rajasthan.
The Delhi team won the gold by defeating the All India Police Team.
Punjab defeated Rajasthan to win gold in the mixed event.
1. Abhishek Verma of Delhi
2. Mohan Bhardwaj of Uttrakhand,
3 Aman Saini of Delhi
1. V. Jyoti Sureka of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
2. Avneet Kaur Punjab
3. Priya Gurjar of Rajasthan.
4. Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as BAI president
Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma was reelected unopposed as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for a new four year term from 2022 to 2026.
The general body meeting of the BAI was held in Guwahati, Assam on 25 March 2022.
He is also the Vice-President of the Badminton Asia Council.
Badminton Association of India (BAI)
Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the governing body for Badminton in India.
It was formed in 1934 and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936.
- Its Headquarters : New Delhi
5. India win the SAFF U 18 WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 title
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The Indian women's team emerged as champion of the 3rd South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-18 Women’s Championship 2022. This is the first time India has won this title.
India was crowned champion on a better goal difference as compared to Bangladesh. India enjoyed a better goal difference of +11 in comparison to +3 of Bangladesh.
The highest goal scorer of the championship, Lynda Kom of India was declared the most valuable player of the tournament. She scored 5 goals in the championship.
The SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2022 was held in JRD Tata sports complex, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from 15 to 25 March 2022.
Three teams India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the championship.
SAFF (South Asian Football Federation)
The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) is an organization working to develop and make football more accessible for everyone within the South Asian region.
SAFF was formed in 1997 by founding Member Associations from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and SriLanka.
SAFF is now composed of seven Member Associations including Bhutan.
- Headquarters of SAFF: Dhaka, Bangladesh.
6. India won two medals at the WTT Contender Doha 2022
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Indian Table Tennis players won two medals at the recently concluded World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Doha 2022. The WTT Contender took place at Lusail Sports Arena, Doha from 21-24 March 2022.
Medal winners for India
G Sathiyan and Manika Batra finished as runner-up in the mixed doubles of WTT Contender Doha 2022, losing to the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching.
Achanta Sharath Kamal won the bronze medal in the men’s singles after he lost the semi final match against Yuan Licen of China.
Men’s Singles Final
Dang Qiu of Germany won the gold medal by defeating the Chinese player Yuan Licen in final
Women’s Singles Final
Fan Siqi of China won the gold medal by defeating the fellow Chinese Zhang Rui in the final
Men’s Doubles Final
The Swedish pair of Kristian Karlsson/Mattias Falck won the gold medal by defeating the German pair of Ricardo Walther/Killian Ort in the final .
Women’s Doubles Final
The Japanese pair of Miyuu Kihara/Miyu Nagasaki won the gold medal by defeating the Chinese pair of Huang Yi-Hua/Chen Szu-Yu in the final.
7. 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships
The 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships was held from 18 to 20 March 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. World's top athletes participated in a total of 26 events.
Shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Long jumper M Sreeshankar and Sprinter Dutee Chand represented India at the event.
The United States won the highest number of medals (19) whereas Ethiopia won the highest number of Gold (4).
The World Athletics Indoor Championships is held every two years and the first was held in 1985 at Paris, France.
The 19th World Athletics Indoor Championship will be held in Nanjing China in 2023
The 20th Championship will be held in Glasgow, Great Britain, in 2024.
The World Athletics Indoor Championships are a biennial indoor track and field competition.
It is Organised by the World Athletics formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
8. Byju’s named the official sponsor of Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar
Indian education technology firm Byju’s has been named an official sponsor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Byju has become the first Indian company to be a sponsor of the FIFA men’s football world cup.
The Bengaluru-based firm is also a sponsor for the Indian cricket team
The FIFA Men’s World Cup is scheduled to kick off from November 21 this year in Qatar. The final match of the global tournament will be played on December 18. It is the most prestigious tournament in football, organised every four years, and is one of the biggest sporting events and the biggest single-sport event in the world.
FIFA is a non-profit organization that describes itself as an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of association football.
FIFA was founded in 1904 at Paris, France.
Headquarters - Zurich, Switzerland
President - Gianni Infantino
United States, Mexico, and Canada will host FIFA World Cup 2026
Russia hosted FIFA World Cup 2018
9. Ravindra Jadeja replaces MS Dhoni as the new CSK Skipper
Ravindra Jadeja will replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Captain of the Chennai Superking(CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. M.S Dhoni who has captained CSK team since the start of IPL in 2008 has voluntarily stepped down as the captain of CSK.
Under Dhoni the CSK team has emerged as one of the the most successful teams in the IPL winning four titles in the nine finals they have reached.
Mumbai Indian has won five IPL titles.
About Chennai Super Kings-
Home Ground - M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Coach - Stephen Fleming (Former Captain of New Zealand Cricket Team)
They are the current defending Champion having won the title of IPL 2021 Season
In January 2022, CSK became India's first unicorn sports enterprise
The Super Kings have won the IPL title four times (in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021).
In addition, they have also won the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010 and 2014.
The team served a two-year suspension from the IPL(2015-2017)
10. Shimla to get India’s first National Centre for Mountain Terrain Biking
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Youth Services and Sports department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh is set to build India’s first-ever Sports Authority of India (SAI) National Centre of Excellence(NCOE) to train athletes in Mountain Terrain Biking and Bicycle Motocross in Shimla.
There are 18 Olympic Medals for Mountain Terrain Biking and Bicycle Motocross.
The NCOE, which will have the capacity to train around 200 cyclists for Olympic-level preparations.
Important Notes for Exam-
Anurag Thakur is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
About Himachal Pradesh-
Governor - Rajendra Arlekar
Chief Minister - Jai Ram Thakur
List of all SAI-NCOE disciplines-
Focused sports discipline : Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Swimming, Shooting, Table Tennis, Wrestling, and Weightlifting
Other Disciplines : Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Handball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Kayaking & Canoeing, Para Sports, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Wushu