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By admin: Dec. 16, 2021

1. Indian team wins Bridge Championship

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  • The Indian team of Sumit Mukherjee, Jaggy Shivdasani, Keyzad Ankelsaria, Sundeep Thakral, Rajeswar Tewari and Debabrata Majumder defeated the United Arab Emirate (UAE) side to win the Asia and Middle East Bridge Championship title.
  • It was held at NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Both the countries have qualified for the upcoming World Bridge Championship to be held in Italy from March 27 to April 10, 2022.

What is Bridge?

Bridge is the ultimate trick-taking card game, easily the greatest source of enjoyment that four people can have with a pack of cards.

By admin: Dec. 16, 2021

2. India to host u-18 and u-19 SAFF Championship 2022

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All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced that India will host the Under-18 Women’s Championship 2022 in March and Under-19 Women’s Championship 2022 in July-August.

  • The SAFF U-18 Women's Championship will begin on March 3 while the final is slated to take place on March 14, 2022.
  • The five teams (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and hosts Indiaface each other once in a round-robin format, before the top two places square off for the final.
  • Meanwhile, SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship will commence on July 25, with the final set to take place on August 3, 2022.
  • A total of six teams - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and hosts India are set to participate in the tournament.

SAFF u-18 Women’s Championship:

The SAFF U-18 Women's Championship is an association football tournament for women's national teams under the age of 18.

  • There are a total 7 teams, out of which Bangladesh is the most successful team.
  • Participating Nations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

By admin: Dec. 15, 2021

3. VVS Lakshman takes charge as NCA Head

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Former India batter VVS Lakshman took charge as the new Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) on 14th December 2021.

  • Laxman has occupied the position that was vacated by former India captain Rahul Dravid, who began his tenure as head coach of the national men’s team with the commencement of the home series against New Zealand.


National Cricket Academy (NCA) was the brainchild of cricket administrator and the former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungapur.

  • NCA trains the young cricketers who are identified as having the potential to represent the Indian cricket team.
  • It also provides rehabilitation to injured cricketers.

Headquarters: Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Founded: 2000

By admin: Dec. 15, 2021

4. SFJI Awards

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The Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) has announced its year end 2021 awards.

SFFI   Medal :   legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

SJFI Sportsman of the Year award :  Tokyo Olympics gold medalist ,Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra,.

SJFI Sportswoman of the Year:  Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal winner ,weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.

SJFI Team of the Year: The Indian men's team which won the hockey bronze in the Tokyo Olympics.

SJFI   Men Parathletes of the Year: Sumit Antil and Pramod Bhagat.

Both won Gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Sumit Antil in Javelin throw and  Pramod Bhagat in Badminton.  SJFI Women SJFI Parathlete of the Year :   Tokyo Olympics Gold medal winner in shooting.

Special recognition award : OGQ or Olympic Gold Quest ,Olympic Gold Quest is a program of the Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games,which is committed to bridging the gap between the best athletes in India and the best athletes in the world thus helping Indian athletes to win Olympic Gold medals.

By admin: Dec. 15, 2021

5. 88th National Snooker and Billiards Championship

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  • The final was held  on 14 December 2021, at  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh . 
  • It was organized by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI), the governing body for cue sports in India.


Men : Ishpreet Singh Chadha defeated  Malkeet Singh

Women : Amee Kamani defeated  Anupama Ramchandran 

By admin: Dec. 13, 2021

6. 20th Asian Rowing Championship

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It was organised at the Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center in Rayong,Thailand from 8-12 December 2021.

India won six medals in all - two gold and four silver.

Gold  Medal winners of India 

●    Arvind Singh won the gold medal in the men’s lightweight single sculls 

●    Arjun Lal Jat, and Ravi, won the gold medal in the   men ‘s double sculls event . 

Silver medal winners 

●    Parminder Singh, won the silver in the men’s single sculls.

●    Jasveer Singh, Punit Kumar, Gurmeet Singh and Charanjeet Singh won the silver in the men’s coxless fours.

●    Bittu Singh, Jakar Khan, Manjeet Kumar and Sukhmeet Singh won the silver in the in the quadruple sculls, 

●    Ashish Phugat and Sukhjinder Singh won silver in the men’s lightweight double sculls 

By admin: Dec. 13, 2021

7. Max Verstappen is the Formula One World Champion

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  •  Max Verstappen of Red Bull team was crowned the  Formula one champion after winning the year end Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to beat the race leader Lewis Hamilton .
  • He became the  first Dutch(Netherland) driver to win the Formula one or F1 motor car racing championship .

The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of motor car  races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets.

 The World Drivers' Championship is presented by the  Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile(FIA) to the most successful F1 driver over the course of the season through a points system based on individual Grand Prix results.

Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton hold the record for the most World Drivers' Championships, both having won the title on seven occasions. 

Juan Manuel Fangio is third with five titles. 

Sebastian Vettel was the youngest to win the title.

Present FIA Formula 1 Race Director - Michael Masi

FIA Headquarters - Paris

2022 Formula 1 World Championship starts with Bahrain GP at Sakhir Circuit

By admin: Dec. 11, 2021

8. Yash Dhull named captain of Indian Team in U-19 Asia Cup

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Delhi batsman Yash Dhull will lead a 20 ­member India squad in the upcoming Under­19 Asia Cup scheduled to be held in the UAE from December 23.

By admin: Dec. 11, 2021

9. FIDE World Chess Championship 2021

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  • Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia and won the World Chess championship 2021.
  • The World chess championship is being held in Dubai.
  • This was the fifth time Carlsen won the World title.
  • He won it in 2013  for the first time by defeating Visnwanathan Anand 
  • He won in 2014 defeating Anand.
  • He won in 2016 defeating Sergey Karjakin  and Fabio Caruna in 2016.

FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs))

The International Chess Federation or French acronym FIDE Fédération Internationale des Échecs) is an international organization that was set up on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France .

Its headquarters is in Lausanne Switzerland.

It is the international body which governs world chess championships . 

In 1946, FIDE (the International Chess Federation) took over administration of the World Championship, organizing their first championship in a 1948 tournament. 

Indian  champion

Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

By admin: Dec. 10, 2021

10. Manipur Claims 26th Senior Women’s National Football Championship title

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Manipur defeated Railways 2-1 on penalties in the final of 26th Senior Women's National Football Championship held at EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Kerala. The league consisted of 32 teams for the 2021-22 season.

The women from the North ­East claimed the title 21 out of 26 times at the National senior football championship

Roshini was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper and captain Irom Prameshwori Devi the most valuable player