Sports

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Mary Kom: New Chairperson of AIBA’s Champions & Veterans committee

Indian Boxer M C Mary Kom has been picked as the chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee. It is a panel created by AIBA last year as part of its reforms. She is a 6-time world champion. Key Points The 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist has been named for the position after voting by the AIBA’s board of directors. AIBA President Umar Kremlev informed the election of Mary Kom through a letter. The committee, which was formed in December 2021, consists of the most respected worldwide boxing veterans and champions who have achieved significant results and who are ready to share their experience. The names of the other members of the panel have not been announced yet. At present, Mary Kom is in Spain to compete in the Boxam InternationalRead More...
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Odisha to Host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) Football

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that Odisha will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) this year. However, the dates of the event will be announced later. Key Points Indian football has restarted its sporting action. It all started with the I-League qualifiers, followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League. ISL and I-League are currently being played. Indian women's football has also got exposure at the international level in recent times with the senior India team coming together for a 2-month long training camp on December 1 in Goa. It was followed by three matches in Turkey, against Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine. AIFF also appreciated the efforts of the Odisha government in promoting the sport by providing its stadia and training facilitiesRead More...
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Vinesh Phogat Bags Gold in Ukraine Wrestling Tournament

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won the gold medal in the women's 53-kg category at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial. The event was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. Key Points Vinesh Phogat defeated world number seven Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus in the finals to win the gold medal. Vinesh had defeated Romania's Ana A in the semi-final to reach the summit clash. Vinesh has already booked a place in the Tokyo Olympics for the 53kg category. It was the first competition for Vinesh after covid-19 affected the tournaments. Vinesh is the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games. She will be next seen in the season's first ranking tournament in Rome from March 4-7. Vinesh Phogat She is an Indian wrestler. She became the first womanRead More...
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Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera Renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad has been renamed to Narendra Modi stadium, after the prime minister. This stadium was refurbished and inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. Key Points Narendra Modi stadium is said to be the world’s largest cricket stadium. The stadium has a capacity to accommodate 1.32 lakh spectators. The stadium will be a part of the larger planned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the city. Home minister Amit Shah and Sports minister Kiren Rijiju were also present at the inauguration event. The stadium will open with the third Test between India and England, a day-night game from February 24. The stadium will also be hosting the fourth and final game of the series from March 4. This stadium was conceptualized by PM NarendraRead More...
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Karnataka to Host Khelo India University Games 2021

The second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) will be hosted by Karnataka later this year. It was announced by the state chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Key Points The 2nd Khelo India University Games will be held in Bengaluru’s Jain University and other venues in the state. The event will be held in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). KIUG is India's largest University Games. It aims to tap sporting talent, who can represent India in international events, including the Olympics. The first edition of KIUG was held in February 2020 in Bhubaneswar. The 1st edition of KIUG saw a total participation of 3182 athletes in the U-25 age group, across 158 universities and colleges from all states. This year, MallakhambRead More...
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Manika Batra Wins National Table Tennis Title

Table Tennis player Manika Batra has won the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championship. The championship was held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula. Key Points Manika represented Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB). Manika defeated Reeth Rishya by 4-2 in the finals match of the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championship. This is the second national title for Manika. Before this, she won the national table tennis title in the year 2015. Manika is now preparing for her first set of international events. She will be competing at two WTT Contender events starting on February 28, followed by the World and Asian Olympic qualifiers in Doha on March 14 and 18 respectively. About Manika Batra Manika is at present World No. 63 women table tennis player. InRead More...
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Assam’s Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Scheme

The third phase of Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela will be held on February 6 in Guwahati. The Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela will be attended by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Key Points Sitharaman will be the Chief Guest of the event. During the event, the Assam government will distribute Rs 3000 financial assistance each to nearly 7.5 lakh people belonging to tea garden areas under the Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar scheme. Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also attend the event. The Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar scheme was started by the state government started in the year 2017- 18. As of now, Rs 5000 had been deposited to bank account holders in tea garden areas in two phases under this scheme. The Assam governmentRead More...
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New Lithium Deposits in Karnataka

The Government of India has informed that the preliminary surveys have shown the presence of lithium deposits in Karnataka. This was said by the government in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Key Points Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) conducted a survey on the surface and limited subsurface in the pegmatites of the Marlagalla - Allapatna area. AMD is a constituent unit of the Department of Atomic Energy. As per the initial results of the survey, there is a presence of 1,600 tonnes in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Lithium is a major element for new technologies and finds its use in glass, ceramics, aerospace, and telecommunication industries. Lithium is well known for its use in lithium-ion batteries, optical modulators for mobile phones, highRead More...
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India to host IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave

The defence ministers’ conclave of the countries of the Indian Ocean Region will be hosted by India.  The country will host the conclave on February 4 during the Aero India air show in Bengaluru. Key Points India will be organizing the Indian Ocean Region defence ministers' conclave amidst the increasing Chinese military assertiveness in the region. Defence Minister will be hosting the conclave during Aero India 2021. This conclave is a part of the initiative promoting discussions in a cooperative and institutional environment that can accelerate prosperity, stability, and peace in the region. The theme of the IOR defence ministers conclave will be 'Enhanced Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean'. The conclave will be addressing synergizing the efforts andRead More...
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1st Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival

Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kirren Rijiju will inaugurate the 1st ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival in Ladakh on January 21, 2021. Key Points The Winter Sports Festival will be inaugurated at Padum in the Kargil district of Ladakh. It is a 13-day winter sports festival that was flagged off on January 18. The Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival will end on January 30. The festival is being introduced as an annual event in Zanskar to display its potential for adventure sports and tourism. The festival is aimed at promoting winter tourism in Ladakh. The main features of the festival include Ice Hockey, Ice Climbing, snow sculpture, Trekking on the frozen Zanskar River, and ethenic food festival. The Ladakh UT administration festival is organizingRead More...
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