India, for the first time, will be host to the Theatre Olympics since the event's inception in 1993, the Ministry of Culture in association with National School of Drama (NSD). Running from February 17 to April 8, the eighth edition of the international event will see over 500 plays and 700 ambience performances by artists. . . . .
Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion. . . . .
After an intense battle among the participating states and their athletes, Haryana emerged as the overall champions, finishing with 102 medals, which included 38 gold, 26 silver and 38 bronze medals. Maharashtra finished the KISG with 111 medals, but due to their lower gold medal count (36), they had to contend with. . . . .
Indian women's cricket team pacer Jhulan Goswami has become the first woman in the world to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket. Goswami achieved the feat playing in her 166th ODI against South Africa. Goswami had become the leading wicket-taker in women's ODI in May 2017, overtaking former Australian pacer. . . . .
Shubhankar Sharma became the top-ranked Indian golfer with a rank of 72 in the world golf rankings released, it was also a time when five Indian golfers, including another Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu, were placed in the top 200 in the world. Sharma winning the $300,0000 Maybank Championship in Malaysia and. . . . .
Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Harmanpreet Kaur as well India women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia and shooter Heena Sidhu are among Forbes India 30 Under 30, a list that celebrates ‘twenty-somethings who are shaping the new India’. Bumrah finished the year 2017 as the third highest wicket-taker. . . . .
India Open is a badminton event held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi. In women's singles Defending champion P V Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen Zhang to finish runner-up at the India Open Super 500 tournament. Complete List of Winners:: 1. Men's Singles -Shi Yuqi (China) 2.Women's. . . . .
India won the U-19 World Cup final against Australia by 8 wickets in Mount Maunganui, as the young guns got off to a big start. India has lifted the Under-19 World Cup trophy thrice and Prithvi Shaw has joined the likes of Mohammad Kaif (2002), Virat Kohli (2008) and Unmukt Chand (2012) to become fourth Indian. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games in the national capital and exhorted the nation to usher in a sporting revolution. The mission aims to develop a sporting culture in the country, identify talents from grassroots and groom them for international success. The National Capital. . . . .
Celebrating the game, Football Delhi honored the Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri announcing his birthday to be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. Football Delhi took the decision during their first executive meeting of the year, chaired by president Shaji Prabhakaran. The 33-year-old, who had spent his initial. . . . .
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched Pledge for Khelo India at Khelo India School Games Carnival in Delhi.The pledge resonates with the vision of Khelo India programme and is aimed at inspiring youngsters to build mass participation and excellence in sports. It also promises to the participant and encourages. . . . .
Roger Federer was the defending champion and successfully defended his title, defeating Marin Cilic in the final. Federer won with 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 against Cilic. It is the 6th Australian Open, which Federer has clinched. Also, it is the 20th Grand Slam title which Federer grabbed. The. . . . .
India beat Pakistan by two wickets to win the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 for the second time after a thrilling match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the UAE. Hosts Pakistan had set India a target of 308 runs at a loss of eight wickets in their allotted 40 overs after they were put into bat. India. . . . .
India captain Virat Kohli struck it big at ICC Awards 2017 by bagging two top honors - Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) and ODI Cricketer of the Year. He was also named the captain of both Test and ODI teams of the year. Australia captain Steve Smith has been crowned the International Cricket. . . . .