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Divya Deshmukh won the World Junior Girls’ Chess Championship

India’s Divya Deshmukh won the World Junior Girls’ Chess Championship at the Gift City Club in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 13 June 2024.

  • Divya defeated Bulgaria’s Beloslava Krasteva in the final round.
  • She secured her maiden U-20 title by winning the 10th round in 26 moves.
  • Divya finished the championship unbeaten, with nine wins and two draws.

Q: Who won the World Junior Girls’ Chess Championship in 2024?

A) Beloslava Krasteva
B) Divya Deshmukh
C) Magnus Carlsen
D) Viswanathan Anand

Ans : B) Divya Deshmukh

ICC T20 World Cup : India defeated Pakistan by 6 runs

India secured a thrilling victory against Pakistan in a low-scoring encounter during the ICC T20 World Cup on June 10, 2024 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

Result: India won by six runs

Inning 1 (India):

  • India scored 119 runs for 10 wickets in 19 overs
  • Top Performers: Rishabh Pant (42 runs), Arshdeep Singh (3 wickets), Jasprit Bumrah (3 wickets)

Inning 2 (Pakistan):

  • Pakistan scored 113 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs
  • Top Performer: Mohammad Rizwan (31 runs)

Player of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Carlos Alcaraz win his 1st French Open tittle

Carlos Alcaraz won his first French Open title by defeating Alexander Zverev in a five-set final on 9 June 2024 at Roland Garros.

Alcaraz overcame cramps and made a comeback after being 2-1 down in sets. Final scoreline: 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in favor of Alcaraz.

At 21 years old, Alcaraz is the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard court).

Q: Who did Carlos Alcaraz defeat to win his first French Open title?

a) Novak Djokovic
b) Roger Federer
c) Alexander Zverev
d) Rafael Nadal

Ans : c) Alexander Zverev

Q: Who became the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard court) at the age of 21?

a) Novak Djokovic
b) Roger Federer
c) Rafael Nadal
d) Carlos Alcaraz

Ans : d) Carlos Alcaraz

Sunil Chhetri’s Farewell Match Ends in Goalless Draw Against Kuwait

Kuwait held India to a goalless draw in the World Cup qualification game on 6 June 2024. The match was the farewell game for Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri.

Chhetri, who retired after this match, ended his international career with 94 goals from 151 matches.

Despite both teams creating scoring opportunities, neither side managed to goal. India will now face Asian champions Qatar in their final group game.

Q: Who is Sunil Chhetri?

A) An Indian cricketer
B) A Bollywood actor
C) An Indian footballer
D) A renowned chef

Answer: C) An Indian footballer

Indian boxers Jasmine Lamboria and Amit Pangal qualify for Paris Olympic

Indian boxers Jasmine Lamboria and Amit Pangal have secured quotas for the Paris Olympics. Their qualification came after impressive performances on 2 June 2024.

Amit Pangal’s Performance:

Amit Pangal won against Liu Chuang of China. He achieved a 5-0 victory in the men’s 51 kg quarter-final.

Jasmine Lamboria’s Performance:

Jasmine Lamboria defeated Marine Camara of Mali. She secured a 5-0 victory in the women’s 57 kg quarter-final.

Other Indian Qualifiers:

Four other Indian boxers have also qualified for the Paris Olympics. These include Nishant Dev, Nikhat Zareen, Preeti Pawar, and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain.

Q: In which category did Amit Pangal secure his Olympic quota?

A) Men’s 57 kg
B) Men’s 51 kg
C) Women’s 57 kg
D) Women’s 51 kg

Ans : B) Men’s 51 kg

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 from 1 to 29 June 2024 in West Indies and United States

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States from 1 to 29 June 2024.

This is the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup, a biennial Twenty20 International (T20I) tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). 

This cricket event features 20 teams competing across 55 games for the right to be crowned ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 champions

20 Teams participating in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup are:

India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, USA, England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman. New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal.

Q: Which countries are co-hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024?

A) India and England
B) Australia and New Zealand
C) West Indies and United States
D) South Africa and Sri Lanka

Answer: C) West Indies and United States

Nishant Dev, becomes first Indian male boxer to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Nishant Dev, a world championships bronze medalist, is the first Indian male to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. He qualified by defeating Moldova’s Vasile Cebotari with a unanimous 5-0 decision in the men’s 71 kg category quarterfinal at the World Boxing Qualifiers on 31 May 2024.

Dev is the fourth Indian pugilist to qualify for the Paris Olympics, joining Nikhat Zareen (women’s 50kg), Preeti (54kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg). Lovlina Borgohain is a Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist.

Nishant Dev is currently the only Indian male boxer qualified for the Summer Games.

Q: Who became the first Indian male to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games?

A) Vasile Cebotari
B) Nikhat Zareen
C) Nishant Dev
D) Lovlina Borgohain

Answer: C) Nishant Dev

Indian teenage chess player R. Praggnanandhaa defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen in the classical format

Indian teenage (18 Years old) chess player R. Praggnanandhaa defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen in the classical format for the first time at the ongoing Norway Chess tournament on 29 May 2024.

Magnus Carlsen of Norway is World Number one. During round three, R. Praggnanandhaa came out victorious against Magnus Carlsen to take the sole lead in the open section of the six-player tournament.

At the end of the third round, Praggnanandhaa’s tally is 5.5 out of nine points, while Carlsen has slipped to the fifth spot.

Q: Indian teenage player R. Praggnanandhaa defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen in the classical format of which game in May 2024?

A) Tennis
B) Badminton
C) Chess
D) Table Tennis

Answer: C) Chess

IPL 2024 Winner and Awards Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the IPL 2024 by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets. This win marks KKR’s third IPL trophy, with previous wins in 2012 and 2014.

Prize Money: KKR received Rs. 20 crore as winners, and SRH received Rs. 12.5 crore as runners-up.

Individual Awards:

  • Emerging Player: Nitish Kumar Reddy (SRH)
  • Ultimate Fantasy Player and Most Valuable Player: Sunil Narine (KKR)
  • Orange Cap: Virat Kohli (RCB) with 741 runs
  • Purple Cap: Harshal Patel (PBKS) with 24 wickets
  • Most Sixes: Abhishek Sharma (SRH) with 42 sixes
  • Most Fours: Travis Head (SRH) with 64 fours
  • Best Strike Rate: Jake Fraser-McGurk (DC) with SR 234.05
  • Catch of the Season: Ramandeep Singh (KKR)
  • Fair Play Award: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Pitch and Ground Award: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Final Match Awards:

  • Player of the match: Mitchell Starc
  • Fantasy player of the match: Mitchell Starc
  • Most sixes in the match: Venkatesh Iyer
  • Most fours in the match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Most dot balls in the match: Harshit Rana

Q: Which player won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs in IPL 2024?

A) Abhishek Sharma
B) Virat Kohli
C) Travis Head
D) Nitish Kumar Reddy

Ans : B) Virat Kohli

Q: Who won the Purple Cap for taking the most wickets in IPL 2024?

A) Mitchell Starc
B) Harshal Patel
C) Sunil Narine
D) Jake Fraser-McGurk

Ans : B) Harshal Patel

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won their third Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won their third Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy. The final took place on 26 May 2024, with KKR defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets.

  • KKR lost the toss but bowled out SRH for 113 in 18.3 overs, the lowest total in an IPL final.
  • KKR chased down the target of 114 in just 12.3 overs, with 57 balls to spare.
  • Top Performers for KKR: Venkatesh Iyer: Unbeaten 52 runs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz: 39 runs
  • Key Bowler for KKR: Andre Russell took 3 wickets.
  • Player of the Match: Mitchell Starc

Q: Which team lifted the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy in 2024?

  • A) Chennai Super Kings
  • B) Mumbai Indians
  • C) Kolkata Knight Riders
  • D) Sunrisers Hyderabad

Answer: C) Kolkata Knight Riders

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