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South Korean war games in Dokdo Island

South Korea began a 2-day war game on 18 June 2018 to defend disputed Dokdo island against Japan which involves 6 warships and 7 aircraft. Seoul Controls the islands in the sea of Japan since the end of Japanese colonial rule on the Korean peninsula. Tokyo also claims the islands which are known as Takeshima in Japan and accuse Seoul of occupying them illegally.

Rise in India-ASEAN naval games

India is instituting a series of bilateral and multilateral naval exercises with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. The Navies of India and Indonesia will hold their first bilateral exercise in the Java Sea. The bilateral with Indonesia is in addition to the Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) that the two sides conduct.

Para-National Games under Khelo India Scheme

The inaugural National Para Games, on the lines of National Games for able-bodied athletes, will be held under the Khelo India Scheme in June-July in Bengaluru. The Paralympic Committee of India will be responsible for the technical conduct of the Games. All the funding will be done by the Sports Ministry under the Khelo India Scheme.

Kidambi Srikanth became Deputy Collector in AP

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth formally took charge as the Deputy Collector of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, his native town. In June 2017, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu had offered Srikanth a Group 1 officer post after he won the Indonesian and Australian Open titles. Recently, Srikanth bagged his maiden singles’ silver medal at Commonwealth Games.

N Sikki Reddy recommended for Arjuna Award

Women’s doubles shuttler N Sikki Reddy has been recommended for Arjuna Award by the Badminton Association of India.G Sudhakar Reddy, who coached Kidambi Srikanth in his early days, has been recommended for Dronacharya Award. The 24-year-old Sikki had won the mixed team gold medal and the women’s doubles bronze at the recent Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

CWG 2018: Complete List of All the Medals Won By India

India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018, courtesy 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. Australia with 198 medals (80 Gold, 59 Silver and 59 Bronze) topped the chart and England with 136 Medals (45 Gold, 45 Silver and 46 Bronze) stood second. India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018, courtesy 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. Australia with 198 medals (80 Gold, 59 Silver and 59 Bronze) topped the chart and England with 136 Medals (45 Gold, 45 Silver and 46 Bronze) stood second.
MEDAL LIST
Gold Medals (26)

S.
No. Winners Sports Category

Weightlifting
1. Chanu Saikhom MIRABAI – Women’s 48kg
2. Venkat Rahul RAGALA – Men’s 85kg
3. Sanjita Chanu KHUMUKCHAM – Women’s 53kg
4. Sathish Kumar SIVALINGAM – Men’s 77kg
5. Punam YADAV – Women’s 69kg
Shooting
6. Manu BHAKER – Women’s 10m Air Pistol
7. Jitu RAI – Men’s 10m Air Pistol
8. Anish BHANWALA – Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
9. Sanjeev RAJPUT – Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
10. Heena SIDHU – Women’s 25m Pistol
11. Tejaswini SAWANT – Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
12. Shreyasi SINGH – Women’s Double Trap
Wrestling
13. Kumar SUSHIL – Men’s Freestyle 74 kg
14. SUMIT – Men’s Freestyle 125 kg
15. Rahul AWARE – Men’s Freestyle 57 kg
16. BAJRANG – Men’s Freestyle 65 kg
17. Vinesh PHOGAT – Women’s Freestyle 50 kg
Boxing
18. Gaurav SOLANKI – Men’s 52kg
19. Vikas KRISHAN – Men’s 75kg
20. MC Mary KOM – Women’s 45-48kg
Table-Tennis
21. India – Men’s Team
22. Manika BATRA – Women’s Singles
23. India – Women’s Team
Badminton
24. Saina NEHWAL – Women’s Singles
25. India – Mixed Team Event
Athletics
26. Neeraj CHOPRA – Men’s Javelin Throw

Silver Medals (20)

S.
No.Winners Sports Category

Weightlifting
1. Pardeep SINGH – Men’s 105kg
2. GURURAJA – Men’s 56kg
Shooting
3. Heena SIDHU – Women’s 10m Air Pistol
4. Mehuli GHOSH – Women’s 10m Air Rifle
5. Anjum MOUDGIL – Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
6. Tejaswini SAWANT – Women’s 50m Rifle Prone
Wrestling
7. Mausam KHATRI – Men’s Freestyle 97 kg
8. Babita KUMARI – Women’s Freestyle 53 kg
9. Pooja DHANDA – Women’s Freestyle 57 kg
Boxing
10. Satish KUMAR – Men’s +91kg
11. AMIT – Men’s 46-49kg
12. Manish KAUSHIK – Men’s 60kg
Table-Tennis
13. ACHANTA Sharath/GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan – Men’s Doubles
14. BATRA Manika/DAS Mouma – Women’s Doubles
Badminton
15. Satwik RANKIREDDY/Chirag Chandrashekhar SHETTY – Men’s Doubles
16. Srikanth KIDAMBI – Men’s Singles
17. PV Sindhu – Women’s Singles
Athletics
18. Seema PUNIA – Women’s Discus Throw
Squash
19. CHINAPPA Joshna/
PALLIKAL KARTHIK Dipika – Women’s Doubles
20. PALLIKAL KARTHIK Dipika/
GHOSAL Saurav – Mixed Doubles

Bronze Medals (20)

S.
No. Winners Sports Category

Weightlifting
1. Deepak LATHER – Men’s 69kg
2. Vikas THAKUR – Men’s 94kg
Shooting
3. Om MITHARVAL – Men’s 10m Air Pistol
4. Ravi KUMAR – Men’s 10m Air Rifle
5. Om MITHARVAL – Men’s 50m Pistol
6. Ankur MITTAL – Men’s Double Trap
7. Apurvi CHANDELA – Women’s 10m Air Rifle
Wrestling
8. SOMVEER – Men’s Freestyle 86 kg
9. Sakshi MALIK – Women’s Freestyle 62 kg
10. Divya KAKRAN – Women’s Freestyle 68 kg
11. KIRAN – Women’s Freestyle 76 kg
Boxing
12. Hussamuddin MOHAMMED – Men’s 56kg
13. Manoj KUMAR – Men’s 69kg
14. Naman TANWAR – Men’s 91kg
Table-Tennis
15. DESAI Harmeet/SHETTY
Sanil Shankar – Men’s Doubles
16. Sharath ACHANTA – Men’s Singles
17. GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan/
BATRA Manika – Mixed Doubles
Badminton
18. REDDY N. Sikki/
PONNAPPA Ashwini – Women’s Doubles
Athletics
19. Navjeet DHILLON – Women’s Discus Throw
Para Powerlifting
20. Sachin CHAUDHARY – Men’s Heavyweight

Manika Batra won CWG TT singles gold

Manika Batra became the first-ever Indian woman to bag gold in the women’s table tennis singles’ event in Commonwealth Games history.The 22-year-old paddler from Delhi defeated Singapore’s Mengyu Yu in the final to bag her third medal at CWG 2018. Manika had earlier won the women’s team gold and women’s doubles’ silver at the Games.

Rajput clinches gold in shooting at CWG 2018

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50 m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record to take India’s gold tally in shooting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven.The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively. India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

Boxer Satish Kumar bags silver at CWG

Boxer Satish Kumar clinched silver after losing to England’s Frazer Clarke in the men’s super heavyweight category (+91 kg) to take India’s medal tally to 59 at CWG 2018.The 28-year-old became the first Indian to win silver in the men’s super heavyweight category at CWG. Paramjeet Samota had won gold in the category in the 2010 Games.

Somveer won bronze medal at CWG 2018

Indian wrestler Somveer won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Canada’s Alexander Moore in the men’s freestyle 86 kg event.This is India’s 12th medal in wrestling at the 2018 Games which includes five golds. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam won the gold medal.

Sakshi Malik won bronze at CWG 2018

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik won a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating New Zealand’s Tayla Ford in the women’s freestyle 62 kg event in Gold Coast.This is Sakshi’s second medal at the CWG, after winning a silver in the 2014 Games. India has won 11 medals in wrestling, including five golds.

Kaushik won silver at CWG 2018

Manish Kaushik became the first Indian boxer to win silver medal in the men’s lightweight category (60 kg) at the Commonwealth Games.The 22-year-old boxer from Haryana settled for silver after losing to Australia’s Harry Garside at Gold Coast.India has won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in boxing at the CWG 2018 so far.

Mary Kom, 1st Indian Woman to Win CWG Boxing Gold

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom has become the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Mary Kom achieved the feat after defeating Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the 45-48kg category final at Gold Coast, Australia. The 35-year-old boxer from Manipur is participating in her maiden Commonwealth Games.

Sanjeev Rajput Clinches Gold in Shooting

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven. The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively. India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

Babita won silver medal at CWG

12 : Babita Phogat won the silver medal in wrestling at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.Babita claimed a silver in the 2010 edition before a gold in Glasgow. Her medal opened India’s account in the wrestling competition of the Games.

Sachin bags bronze in para power lifting

India’s Sachin Chaudhary bagged a bronze medal in the Men’s Heavyweight Para Powerlifting at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.Nigeria got the gold medal and the silver medal was won by Malaysia. India’s medals tally currently stands at 11 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze for a third position on the table.

Weightlifter Pardeep claimed silver at CWG

Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh won a silver medal in the sport at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.Last year, Pardeep had claimed a surprise gold medal in his first senior competition in the 105kg category. Pardeep’s feat now takes India’s medal count to 13 at the Games and 9th in weightlifting alone.

Bayern Munich won Bundesliga title

German giants Bayern Munich win sixth successive Bundesliga title after hitting Augsburg 4-1 at the Augsburg Arena.The result also means that Bayern is the German league champion for the 28th time in its history. The result leaves Bayern 20 points clear with five league games left and underlined their absolute dominance of the Bundesliga.

India continues to shine in Commonwealth

India continued to bag gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2018, with weightlifter Punam Yadav and 16-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker winning a gold medal each.Yadav bagged hers in women’s 69kg weightlifting, while Bhaker’s came in 10-metre air pistol event.Shooter Heena Sidhu won the silver medal in the 10-m air pistol event at 21st Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sathish Sivalingam won Gold medal at CWG 2018

Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won the gold medal by winning the men’s 77kg event at Commonwealth Games 2018.In the previous Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sathish had won gold. Hence he became the first ever male Indian weightlifter to win gold in two different editions of the Commonwealth Games. In 2017, Sathish won gold at the Common-wealth Weightlifting Championships.

Sanjita Chanu won gold medal at CWG 2018

Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu won India its second gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by outshining in the women’s 53 kg category event.She set a new record in the game by lifting a total of 192 kgs which includes 84 kgs in a snatch and 108 kgs in clean and jerk. Papua New Guinea got the silver medal while Canada won the bronze medal.

Weightlifter Deepak Lather got bronze medal

Indian weightlifter Deepak Lather won the bronze medal in the men’s 69 kg category on the Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games.Gareth Evans of Wales claimed gold medal while Sri Lanka’s Indika won the silver medal. India till now has four medals at the Gold Coast Games and all four have come from weightlifting.

Aussie boxer becomes first CWG 2018 medallist

Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has become the first medallist of the 21st Commonwealth Games without even stepping into the ring.She got a bye straight into the 51-kilogram category women’s semifinals scheduled for April 13. The 19-year-old Taylah got the lucky Bronze medal due to the small size of her draw.

Weight Lifter P.Gururaja won Silver medal

Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games by winning the silver medal in Weightlifting.In the 56 kilogram category, P Gururaja lifted a total weight of 249 kg to finish second in the event. Malaysia took the Gold medal, while Sri Lanka got the Bronze medal.

Mirabai won gold in women’s weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu secured India’s first gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she finished first in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting event at Gold Coast.Mirabai Chanu broke the Commonwealth Games’ weightlifting record by lifting 196 kg. The previous Games’ record was 175 kg set by Augustine Nwaokolo of Nigeria in 2010. This is her 2nd CWG medal following the silver she won in Glasgow.

CWG 2018 inaugurated in Austrailia

The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games commenced in Gold Coast, Australia.The inaugural ceremony was held at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. For the first time, there will be the same number of men’s and women’s medal events at the Games.The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, was led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.

Pathan joins J&K in player-cum-mentor role

Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association has appointed former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan as the coach-cum-mentor of its senior state side for 2018-19 season.He will be the coach-cum-mentor of J&K team for a period of 1 year. Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs & 24 T20 for India b/w 2003 & 2012. He will also be holding coaching clinics in various parts of J&K for the development of the game.

Kevin Pietersen announced retirement

Former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen has officially announced his retirement from all forms of the game. Pietersen has been away from the biggest stage since his England exile started in 2014 following the team’s Ashes whitewash Down Under. A prolific scorer in all forms of the game, Pietersen has 8,181 runs in 104 tests, 4,440 runs in 136 ODIs & 1,176 runs in 37 Twenty20 Internationals.

Baskaran Adhiban won Reykjavik Open

India‘s Baskaran Adhiban clinched the title in the 33rd Reykjavik Open with an impressive performance that saw him win five of the nine games. Adhiban became only the second Indian after Abhijeet Gupta (in 2016) to win the prestigious Reykjavik Open. He was the 2008 World Under-16 Champion and the 2009 Indian champion.

Chandigarh to host Sports Literature Festival

Chandigarh will host Play Write 2018, India‘s first of its kind ?Sports Literature Festival? on March 17-18. The ?Sports Literature festival? will feature ten interesting sessions covering games like Hockey, Cricket, Marathon running, Soccer, Boxing, Women‘s Rugby and Kabaddi etc. Play Write is being organised under the ambit of the Vibrant Networking Forum.

PyeongChang Winter Olympics concludes

26 : The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics concluded with a spectacular closing ceremony.In the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag was handed over to Chinese organisers for the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.With the 2022 Games, Beijing will become the first city in the world to host both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games after hosting the Summer Games in 2008.

Winter Olympic Games Starts In Pyeongchang

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off at Pyeongchang in South Korea. 92 countries are participating in the event.There will be 102 medals up for grabs in Pyeongchang, covering seven sports and 15 disciplines.The ceremony was directed by Song Seung-whan, a South Korean actor.Hosts South Korea also produced a show of unity with neighbours North Korea during the ceremony.

Cryptocurrency for gamers

A Hyderabad-based entrepreneur, Prashant Surana, plans to introduce his own cryptocurrency, for online gaming enthusiasts.The virtual currency, will be issued in April through an Initial Coin Offering.Called the Universal Gaming Coin, the coins can be bought with Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies.The gamers can use these coins to play games such as Poker, Blackjack and Rummy.

Ormila Devi claims lift gold

Konsam Ormila Devi of Manipur lived up to her growing stature by winning gold in the 44kg category at the Khelo India School Games competition at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.Ormila Devi, the Commonwealth Youth Championship winner, lifted a combined total of 137 kg – 59kg in snatch and 78 kg in clean and jerk.It is 4 kg extra than what she achieved in the Commonwealth meet at Gold Coast.

Manav ends up with silver at WJC Finals

Indian paddler Manav Thakkar settled for silver after losing in the final of the 2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals at Luxembourg.The Indian failed to cash in on the close sixth game win as he ended with the junior boys silver medal on Sunday evening.The No. 3 seeded Indian lost to top-seed Kanak Jha of the US by 3-4 (11-9, 3-11, 11-9. 6-11, 3-11, 11-9, 6-11).

Mary Kom strikes gold

M C Mary Kom claimed a gold in the India Open boxing tournament.Mary Kom won against Filipino Josie Gabuco by 4-1 and won her gold in the 48kg class among women.Asian Games bronze-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg), however, settled for a silver, outwitted by Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in a split 4-1 decision.

Birmingham to Host Commonwealth Games

The central English city of Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.The 2022 Commonwealth Games were originally given to Durban in 2015, but the South African city was stripped of the event this year because of financial difficulties.The multisports event was last in Britain in 2014 when it was held in Glasgow.

7th IMG to be held in China

The 7th international military games will be held in Wuhan city in the central China‘s Hubei Province. The International Military Sports Council (CISM)’s Military World Games is a top sports event for military personnel. It comprises 329 competitions in 27 categories and is expected to attract around 8,000 participants from more than 100 countries and regions.

CMFRI was founded in 1947

2019 Badminton & Para Badminton Cships. Basel will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para-Badminton World Championships in 2019. The Swiss city defeated Tokyo to land the tournament. The event will be the last held in the sport before Para-Badminton makes its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.

Dipa Karmakar honoured with D.Litt.

India’s star gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been conferred a D.Litt. degree from the National Institute of Technology Agartala. She is the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics and finished 4th in the final round of vault event at the Rio Olympics. She is now preparing for the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia’s Jakarta and 21st Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia.

Srikanth wins Denmark Open Superseries

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, Denmark. In the title clash, Srikanth, seeded 8th, defeated South Korea’s Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5 to bag his third Super Series title of the year and fifth overall. Kidambi Srikanth has recently (June 2017) won Australia Open Super Series title.

Kavita Devi to sign with WWE

Kavita Devi, a former competitive power lifter, became the first Indian woman to be signed by the WWE. Kavitha Devi would begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, by January 2018. Kavita Devi hails from Haryana. She underwent training to become a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali, she won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games.

Youngest cricketer to claim 100 wickets

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has become the youngest cricketer to take 100 T20 wickets. Rashid Khan, who is just five days away from his 19th birthday, took
3/22 for Bamd-e-Amir Dragons during SCL 2017 game against Boost Defenders to reach the landmark. He broke the record of English left-arm spinner Danny Briggs who achieved the feat when he was 23 years 56 days old.

Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

Sweden has launched its biggest war games in 2 decades with support from NATO countries amid concerns over threat posed by Russia’s growing strength. Around 1,500 troops from US, France & other NATO allies are taking part in the exercise, dubbed Aurora. Sweden has been deeply troubled by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula Crimea & its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Goa to host 36th National Games

The Indian Olympic Association has formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games. The National Games of India comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other. The 2015 National Games was organised in Trivandrum and was associated with green protocols.

Thomson as 1st special envoy for oceans

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson, outgoing president of General Assembly as the 1st special envoy for oceans. Peter Thomson played a leading role at first-ever UN conference on oceans in June. He will lead UN advocacy & public outreach efforts inside & outside of UN system, ensuring that positive outcomes of Ocean Conference, are fully analysed & implemented.

Gujarat govt bans Blue Whale game

Gujarat Govt has put a ban on use of Blue Whale Challenge game in the state. Gujarat govt has issued instructions to various departments to hold meetings b/w parents & state administration to preempt any suicide. Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which players is given certain tasks to complete over a period of 50 days & the final task leads him or her to commit suicide.

Sports Ministry to constitute ESC

Sports Ministry has approved constitution of a 13-member Empowered Steering Committee which will shape & influence India’s preparation for multi- disciplinary events, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Steering Committee will have the mandate to work until December 31, 2020. It will have the power to recommend specific plans or packages for TOPS beneficiaries, picked by the TOPS Committee.

Indian athletes bag record 37 medals

The Indian contingent for the World Dwarf Games has bagged as many as 37 medals from the games, which were held in Toronto, Canada. The Indian side stunned the world to secure a top-10 finish in the tournament, by clinching 15 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals. Joby Matthew contributed the most to India’s medals tally, bagging two golds, three silvers and a bronze.

FB and others to remove Blue Whale links

Govt has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft & Yahoo to immediately remove links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge. Blue Whale challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which player is given certain tasks to complete for a period of 50 days and final task leads to suicide. Challenge has led to suicide of children in India & other countries

Sajan bags bronze in Junior Wrestling

India’s Sajan bagged a bronze medal in Greco-Roman category after defeating Ali Osman Erbay of Turkey at the Junior World Wrestling Championships in Tampere, Finland. Sajan defeated the Turkish grappler 6-1 in Greco-Roman 74kg class in a third-fourth place match to finish on the podium. He is the lone Indian Greco-Roman wrestler to bag a medal at this championship.

Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games

Los Angeles formally announced its bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics after agreeing on a deal that paves the way for Paris to host in 2024. Both cities had lobbied hard to host the 2024 games, but Paris had consistently refused to countenance waiting any longer after losing out with a series of bids for past games Los Angeles will host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2028.

Indian Army participates in tank race

Indian Army team participated in a tank race competition in Russia along with groups from several countries. Tank Biathlon commenced at Alabino Ranges on 29 July, Indian Army participated in it with T-90 tanks. It is for the 1st time team would be participating with own T-90 tanks. It is an international event conducted as part of International Army Games held every year since 2013 in Russia

100-year-old athlete from India, wins Gold Medal at Masters Games

India’s 100-year-old athlete, Man Kaur has won Gold medal at the American Masters Games in the 100-meter dash. She took a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in Vancouver. Kaur from Chandigarh was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.

Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women’s chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in the four-game final. She had earlier defeated top seeded Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy in the quarters.

Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015

Ranchi Rays won the third edition of Champions of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2015. In the final match they defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors by score of 3-2 in the penalty shootout after 2-2 tie in regular time match. With this Jaypee Punjab Warriors took second position followed by Delhi Waveriders in third position.
Awards from the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2015:
•Hero Goal of the Day- Barry Middleton of Ranchi Rays.
•Man-of the-Match- Tyler Lovell of Ranchi Rays.
•Hero Most Valuable Player of the Tournament- Ashley Jackson of Ranchi Rays

Chris Gayle hits first-ever World Cup double hundred

West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash. It was also only the fifth double century in all ODI cricket and the first by a non-Indian, with Rohit Sharma (two), Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag the only other batsmen to achieve the feat. The West Indies coincidentally scored his double century exactly on the day when master blaster hammered first ever ODI double ton five years ago in 2010 against South Africa in Gwalior.
Records broken by Chris Gayle:
•First batsman to score a double hundred at World Cup.
•Fastest ODI double hundred off 138 balls. Virender Sehwag was the previous fastest off 140 balls.
•Fourth batsman to score ODI double hundred.
•Equals the record for most sixes an innings – Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers’

Chhetri is player of the year

National men’s team captain Sunil Chhetri was presented with All India Football Federation’s 2014 Player of the Year award. Chhetri was voted the winner by I-League coaches and this was the fourth time he received the award having earlier won it in 2007, 2011 and 2013. In the process he surpassed the legendary IM Vijayan who won the award thrice.

Vijay Kumar shines in National Games

The Army shooter struck gold with a total of 583 points through the two rounds of competition — precision and duel. Vijay had a score of 291 in precision before he returned to post 292 in the duelling round and to finish with a clear seven-point lead over second-placed Samresh Jung (Himachal Pradesh). Pemba Tamang (Services) was involved in a shoot-off with team-mate Gurpreet Singh before winning bronze. Chain Singh won a second gold medal for Services as he finished on top with a total of 205.8.

France win record fifth world handball title

France has became the first team in handball history to win five World Championships. In the finals, they defeated hosts and surprised finalists Qatar. The win means France’s are now world, European and Olympic champions.

Djokovic wins Australian Open

At Melbourne , Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 in an old fashioned slugfest where the pair went toe-to-toe like two prize fighters before the Serb knocked the Scotsman out. The only man to win more Australian titles than Djokovic is Roy Emerson, who chalked up six in the 1960s. Murray put Djokovic under immediate pressure with three break points in the third game of the opening set, played in cool and windy conditions on Rod Laver Arena.

Microsoft ties up with Idea for paid apps, games

Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills.

Kabaddi World Cup 2014

India defeat Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively to win Men’s and Women’s title of Kabaddi World Cup 2014 in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Viswanathan Anand win London Classic Title

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand of India wins his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.

Champions Trophy crown

Olympic champion Germany defeat Pakistan 2-0 in the final and lift the Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This is their tenth Champions Trophy crown.

Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Championship 2014

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defends his crown successfully after he defeats India’s Viswanathan Anand with a score of 6.5–4.5 in Sochi, Russia to win FIDE World Chess Championship 2014.

Indian wins China open super series title

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth clinch women’s and men’s singles title of the China Open Super Series Premier of Badminton, respectively, in Fuzhou, China.

Magnus Carlsen champion FIDE World Chess championship

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, the defending champion, draw the Game one of the FIDE World Chess Championship match in Sochi, Russia.

Asiad medallists from State

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has congratulated the 11 sportspersons from the State who won at the Asian Games. Incheon, South Korea. he also anbnounced cash incentives for them. Gold medallists Kush Kumar, Harinder Pal Singh and Saurav Ghoshal (squash), and Sreejesh Parattu Ravindran (hockey) will get ` 50 lakh each. Silver medallists Aparajitha Balamurugan, Anaka Alankamony, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallika (squash) will get ` 30 lakh each. Bronze medallists Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan (sailing), and Rajiv Arokia (400 m race) will be given ` 20 lakh each.

17TH ASIAN GAMES

(Incheon Sep. 19 – Oct. 4)
Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games.
Logo : Three Spotted seal siblings was unveiled on November 4, 2010 as official mascot of the Games in Songdo Island, Incheon. The three seals, known as “Barame”, “Chumuro” and “Vichuon”, means wind, dance and light in Korean language, is in accordance with the theme of main venue. The prototype was taken from Baengnyeong Island. According to the organisers, the mascot was chosen as symbolic to the future peace between South Korea and North Korea. 17th Asian games Participating in 45 Nations, 439 in 36 sports, 9501 Athletes.
India win medals (as on 23.9.2014) : • Gold by Jitu Rai in shooting: It was India’s first gold medal at Asian Games 2014. • Bronze by Shweta Chaudhry in shooting (10m range in air pistol): It was India’s first medal at Asian Games 2014• The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is a multi-sport event celebrated in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games.• Bronze by men’s team in shooting (10m air pistol) (Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa)• Bronze by women’s team in badminton: It was India’s first medal in badminton since the team bronze won by the men in Seoul, 1986.• Bronze medal by Dipika Pallikal in squash: the first by an Indian woman squash player• Bronze by women’s team in shooting (25m) (Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu)• Silver medal for Saurav Ghosal in Squash: India’s first in the discipline at Asian Games, at the Yeorumul Squash Courts • Bronze medal for Narender Grewal in men’s sanda (60kg) Wushu: • Bronze medal for Sanathoi Devi in women’s sanda (52kg) Wushu: • Team Bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event shooting: • Individual medal by winning the bronze in the men’s 10 metre Abhinav Bindra

17TH ASIAN GAMES MEDALS TALLY (TOP 10)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

1. China 151 108 83 342
2. South Korea 79 71 84 234
3. Japan 47 76 77 200
4. Kazakhstan 28 23 33 84
5. Iran 21 18 18 57
6. Thailand 12 7 28 47
7. North Korea 11 11 14 36
8. India 11 10 36 57
9. China Taipei 10 18 23 51
10. Qatar 10 0 4 14

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2014

Hon’ble President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee conferred honours in different categories on eminent sportspersons on August 29, 2014 at the National Sports Awards function at the Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
Arujna Award : Abhishek Verma (Archery), Tintu Luka (Athletics), H.N. Girisha (Para-athletics), V. Diju (Badminton), Geethu Anna Jose (Basketball), Manoj Kumar, Jai Bhagwan (Boxing), R. Ashwin (Cricket), Anirban Lahiri (Golf), Mamta Pujari (Kabaddi), Saji Thomas (Rowing), Heena Sidhu (Shooting), Anaka Alankamony (Squash), Tom Joseph (Volleyball), Renubala Chanu (Weightlifting), Sunil Kumar Rana (Wrestling).
Dhyan Chand Award : Gurmail Singh (Hockey), K.P. Thakkar (Swimming-diving), Zeeshan Ali (Tennis)
Dronacharya Award : Mahabir Prasad (Wrestling), N. Lingappa (Athletics*), G. Manoharan (Boxing*), Gurcharan Singh Gogi (Judo*), Jose Jacob (Rowing*)
Tenzing Norgay Award : Subedar Jagat Singh (Land Adventure), Passang Tenzing Sherpa (Land Adventure), MWO Surender Singh (Air Adventure), Wg. Cdr. (Retd.) Amit Chowdhur (Lifetime Achievements).
Maulana Abulkalam Azad Trophy : Punjabi University, Patiala.
* Lifetime Achievement.