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Record Victory: India Crushes England by 434 Runs in Third Test of Five-Match Series in Rajkot

  • India secured a resounding victory over England in the Rajkot test, bundling out their innings for a mere 122 runs.
  • The match concluded on the fourth day, with India clinching the win by a record margin of 434 runs.
  • The relentless Indian bowling attack consistently took wickets, wrapping up England’s innings in just 39.4 overs.
  • This victory marks India’s largest-ever winning margin in a test match.
  • Notable performances included a five-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja, a stellar 91-run innings by Shubman Gill, and a crucial 68-run partnership by Sarfaraz.
  • Despite a valiant effort, England’s highest scorer in the second innings was Mark Wood with 33 runs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja was honored as the Player of the Match for his outstanding contribution.
  • Earlier in the day, India declared their innings at 430 for 4, establishing an imposing overall lead of 556 runs.

Who was awarded the Player of the Match in the Rajkot test?
a) Shubman Gill
b) Sarfaraz
c) Ravindra Jadeja
d) Mark Wood
Correct Answer: c) Ravindra Jadeja

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Indian women’s badminton team secures first-ever Badminton Asia Team Championships title

Indian women’s badminton team secures first-ever Badminton Asia Team Championships title on 18 Feb 2024 at Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

  • In the final match, India defeats Thailand 3-2.
  • PV Sindhu’s dominant performance in the first singles gives India a 1-0 lead.
  • Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand’s gritty win in the second doubles puts India ahead.
  • Ashmita Chaliha falls short in the second singles match against world no. 18.
  • Shruti Mishra and Priya Konjengbam lose in the third match, tying the score at 2-2.
  • Anmol Kharb’s exceptional performance in the deciding third singles match secures the historic gold medal win for India.

Q: Who won the women’s Badminton Asia Team Championships title 2024 ?

A) India
B) Thailand
C) China
D) Indonesia

Answer: A) India

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Ravichandran Ashwin joins elite 500 test Cricket wicket club, becomes 2nd Indian to do so

Ravichandran Ashwin achieved his 500th Test wicket on February 16, 2024, in the third Test match against England at Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  1. Ashwin, the 37-year-old off-spinner, reached this milestone in his 98th Test Match.
  2. Zak Crawley was dismissed by Ashwin in the final session of the second day, making Ashwin the second Indian after Anil Kumble to take 500 wickets in Test history.
  3. By the end of the second day, England was 207 for two in their first innings, with opener Ben Duckett scoring 133, and Joe Root not out at nine.
  4. India had posted a total of 445 runs in their first innings, supported by centuries from captain Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Q: Who is the only other Indian cricketer to have taken 500 wickets in Test history before Ravichandran Ashwin?

  • a) Virat Kohli
  • b) Anil Kumble
  • c) Sachin Tendulkar
  • d) Rohit Sharma

Ans : b) Anil Kumble

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Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian Cricket team in the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed on 15 Feb 2024 that Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup.

  1. The assurance was given that India, under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, will lift the T20 World Cup in Barbados, West Indies.
  2. The announcement was made during an event at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, where the stadium was renamed after cricket administrator Niranjan Shah.
  3. Dignitaries present at the event included Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, IPL chairman Arun Dhumal, chief selector Ajit Agarkar, and head coach Rahul Dravid.
  4. The 2024 T20 World Cup will take place in the Caribbean and the USA from June 1 to June 29, featuring 20 teams.
  5. India’s campaign will commence against Ireland in New York on June 5, followed by a match against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 9.
  6. The tournament will utilize three venues in the USA and six in the Caribbean for its ninth edition.

Q: Who has been confirmed as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the 2024 T20 World Cup?

a. Virat Kohli
b. Rohit Sharma
c. Ajinkya Rahane
d. KL Rahul

Ans : b. Rohit Sharma

Q: Where is the 2024 T20 World Cup scheduled to be held?

a. India and Sri Lanka
b. Australia and New Zealand
c. Caribbean and the USA
d. South Africa and Zimbabwe

Ans : c. Caribbean and the USA

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Australia won the Under 19 Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2024 beating India by 79 runs in the final

Australia have won the Under 19 Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup beating India by 79 runs in the final at Benoni in South Africa on 11 February 2024.

  • Australia had scored 253 for 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
  • Chasing a target of 254 runs, team India was all out for 174 runs in 43.5 overs tonight.

Q: Which country won the 2024 Under-19 Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup?

  • A) India
  • B) Australia
  • C) South Africa
  • D) England

Ans : B) Australia

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Sumit Nagal won the Tennis Chennai Open ATP Challenger trophy

  1. Sumit Nagal won the Tennis Chennai Open ATP Challenger finale on February 11, 2024, marking his 5th Challenger Title.
  2. Nagal secured victory by defeating Luca Nardi of Italy in the final with a scoreline of 6-1 and 6-4.
  3. Following this win, Sumit Nagal is set to enter the Top 100 in the upcoming ATP Rankings.
  4. As the second-seeded player, Nagal will become the first Indian man to breach the top-100 barrier since Prajnesh Gunneswaran in 2019.
  5. The Tennis Chennai Open is the initial event in a series of ATP Challenger 100 tournaments to be hosted in India.

Q: Who emerged victorious in the Tennis Chennai Open ATP Challenger finale held on February 11, 2024?

a) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
b) Roger Federer
c) Luca Nardi
d) Sumit Nagal

Ans : d) Sumit Nagal

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India win SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship beating Bangladesh in final

  • India emerged as the winner of the South Asian Football Federation’s (SAFF) U-19 Women’s Championship in Dhaka on 8 February 2024.
  • The final match against defending champion Bangladesh concluded with a 1-1 draw at full time.
  • The winner was determined through a toss after a lengthy penalty shootout, where all eleven players from each team successfully converted their penalties.
  • Sibani Devi scored in the eighth minute, giving India an initial lead, but Bangladesh’s Sagorika equalized in the closing minutes of the game.
  • During the group stage, India secured victories against Bhutan and Nepal but faced a loss against Bangladesh, finishing as the second-place team in the group.
  • Bangladesh entered the final as the top finisher, having won all their league matches in the tournament.

Q: Who won the SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship in 2024?

a. Bangladesh
b. Nepal
c. Bhutan
d. India

Ans : d. India

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Khelo India Youth Games 2024 : Maharashtra bagged overall championship 

Khelo India Youth Games 2024:

  • Dates: January 19 – January 31, 2024
  • Venue: Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, and Coimbatore)
  • Most medal winner state: Maharashtra (57 gold medals)
  • Important points:
    • Sixth edition of the flagship event under the Indian government’s Khelo India initiative.
    • Over 5,600 athletes from all over India participated.
    • Featured 46 sports disciplines.
    • Maharashtra retained their KIYG title, while host state Tamil Nadu achieved their best-ever finish.

Q: Which state hosted the 2024 Khelo India Youth Games?

a) Maharashtra
b) Haryana
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Karnataka

Ans : c) Tamil Nadu

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Rohan Bopanna becomes oldest man to reach World Number One position in ATP Doubles Rankings

  • Rohan Bopanna achieved the World Number One ranking in Men’s Doubles tennis.
  • This is his first time reaching the top spot in the ATP Rankings.
  • He achieved this after winning the Australian Open Men’s Doubles with partner Matthew Ebden.
  • At 43 years old, Bopanna is the oldest player ever to hold the World Number One ranking in Men’s Doubles.
  • He is the fourth Indian tennis player to reach the top of the rankings, joining Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Sania Mirza.
  • Notably, all four of these players are also Grand Slam winners.

Q: What is the significance of Rohan Bopanna’s achievement?

a) He is the first Indian player to win a Grand Slam title.
b) He is the oldest player to win the Australian Open.
c) He is the oldest player to reach the World No. 1 ranking in Men’s Doubles.
d) He is the first athlete from Odisha to achieve a World No. 1 ranking.

Ans : c) He is the oldest player to reach the World No. 1 ranking in Men’s Doubles.

Q: Who are the Grand Slam winners in Tanis from India?

A. Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi,
B. Leander Paes and Roger Federer
C. Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes
D. Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi,
E. Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, and Rohan Bopanna

ANS : E. Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, and Rohan Bopanna

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Australian Open: Jannik Sinner defeats Daniil Medvedev in Men’s Singles final to win his 1st grand slam title

  1. Jannik Sinner secured victory in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship on August 28, 2024.
  2. Sinner defeated Daniil Medvedev in a hard-fought match, overcoming a two-set deficit to win 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
  3. The 22-year-old fourth seed’s win marked his first major trophy at the Australian Open.
  4. Jannik Sinner became the first Italian man to win a Grand Slam since Adriano Panatta in 1976.
  5. Sinner, ranked World No. 4, ended Novak Djokovic’s 33-match winning streak at the Australian Open in the semi-final.

Q: Who emerged victorious in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship 2024?

a. Daniil Medvedev
b. Novak Djokovic
c. Jannik Sinner
d. Rafael Nadal

Correct Answer:c. Jannik Sinner

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