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A)
Kavita Roy
B)
Rumeli Dhar
C)
Smitha Harikrishna
D)
Rashmi Kumari

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rashmi Kumari

Rashmi Kumari has etched her name deeper into the annals of Indian carrom history by claiming her 12th National Carrom Championship title. The three-time World Champion overcame a tough challenge from K Nagajothi in the women’s final, emerging victorious with a scoreline of 25-8, 14-20, 25-20.

* Rashmi’s remarkable achievement is a testament to her unwavering dedication and the relentless pursuit of excellence that has defined her illustrious career. As the Chief Manager at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Rashmi has seamlessly balanced her professional responsibilities with her passion for the sport, cementing her status as one of the most decorated carrom players in the country.

A Clash of Titans: The Women’s Final

* The highly anticipated women’s final witnessed a thrilling battle between two of the sport’s most formidable talents. Rashmi Kumari, the seasoned veteran, faced off against the up-and-coming K Nagajothi, setting the stage for a captivating showdown.

* In the opening game, Rashmi showcased her dominance, cruising to a decisive 25-8 victory. However, Nagajothi refused to be deterred, rallying back in the second game to level the proceedings with a 20-14 triumph. Unfazed, Rashmi drew upon her extensive experience and unparalleled composure to regain control in the decisive third game, emerging victorious with a 25-20 score.

The Men’s Final: Srinivas Dominates with Fourth National Title :

* While Rashmi Kumari’s historic victory captivated the headlines, the men’s final also witnessed a remarkable display of carrom prowess. K Srinivas, the reigning champion, faced off against S Aditya in a one-sided encounter that showcased the former’s mastery of the game. Srinivas, who was in scintillating form throughout the tournament, steamrolled his opponent with a commanding 25-0 victory in the opening game and a 19-6 triumph in the second game to clinch his fourth national men’s singles title.

A Tournament of Excellence and Sportsmanship

* The 51st National Carrom Championship, sponsored by the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) and SYNCO carrom company, attracted a strong field of 237 men and 174 women participants from across the country. The tournament showcased the depth and diversity of talent in the sport, with the semifinals and quarterfinals providing a glimpse into the future of Indian carrom.

* Rashmi Kumari’s 12th national title is a testament to her unwavering dedication and the respect she has earned within the carrom community. As a role model and inspiration to aspiring players, her success serves to motivate the next generation of carrom champions to strive for greatness and uphold the rich traditions of the sport.

A)
India
B)
Iran
C)
Kyrgyzstan
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kyrgyzstan

The Asian Wrestling Championship 2024 is being held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In this championship, India's Udit won the silver medal in men's freestyle 57 kg. While Abhimanyu gave India the second medal in 70 kg.

A)
$30,000
B)
$40,000
C)
$50,000
D)
$60,000

Correct Answer : Option (C) - $50,000

World Athletics has broken 128 years of Olympic tradition – and set itself on a potential collision course with the International Olympic Committee – by announcing that it will become the first international sports to give athletes money for winning a gold medal at the Games.

Starting in Paris this summer, track and field athletes who win gold in each of the 48 events will also walk away with $50,000 (£39,360). World Athletics have also promised to extend the cash prizes to Olympic silver and bronze medal winners at the LA 2028 Games.

The decision is particularly striking given that the IOC has never awarded money for participating or winning a medal at the Olympics – arguing that to compete at a Games is reward enough.


In a statement explaining his decision, World Athletics president Seb Coe said it was right that his federation passed on $2.4m of the money it gets from the IOC every four years to reward athletes.

“The introduction of prize money for Olympic gold medallists is a pivotal moment for World Athletics and the sport of athletics as a whole, underscoring our commitment to empowering the athletes and recognising the critical role they play in the success of any Olympic Games,” he said.

“While it is impossible to put a marketable value on winning an Olympic medal, or on the commitment and focus it takes to even represent your country at an Olympic Games, I think it is important we start somewhere and make sure some of the revenues generated by our athletes at the Olympic Games are directly returned to those who make the Games the global spectacle that it is.”.

Source : The Guardian

A)
Bhopal
B)
Ranchi
C)
Varanasi
D)
Lucknow

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ranchi

The National Women's Hockey League will be inaugurated on 30 April in Ranchi. It will be organised from 30 April to 10 May 2024.

While the eight quarterfinalists at the Senior Women's National Championship in Pune - Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Mizoram, Manipur and Odisha - will compete in the first phase of the league. This league will provide an opportunity to the emerging players in the country to hone their skills.

A)
Max Verstappen
B)
Carlos Sainz
C)
Sergio Perez
D)
Lando Norris

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen of Red Bull dominated the Japanese Grand Prix in the 2024 season, leading a one-two finish for his team alongside teammate Sergio Perez, showcasing impressive control and performance throughout the race.

A)
Ben Stroke
B)
Ravi Bopara
C)
Lizard Williams
D)
Adil Rashid

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Lizard Williams

* In IPL 2024, Delhi Capitals have included South African fast bowler Lizad Williams in the team in place of Harry Brook.

* England batsman Brook withdrew from the tournament due to personal reasons.

* Williams has played two Tests, four ODIs and 11 T20 matches for South Africa. Delhi Capitals had included Brook in the team for Rs 4 crore.  

A)
Punjab
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

In the 56th National Kho Kho Championship 2023-24, the Maharashtra team made a clean sweep and won both the men's and women's titles.

This championship was organized at Karnail Singh Stadium and Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi. The winning team received Rs 3 lakh cash and a trophy.

A)
Jannik Sinner
B)
Andy Murray
C)
Carlos Alcaraz
D)
Grigor Dimitrov

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jannik Sinner

Italy’s Jannik Sinner won the men’s singles crown at the Miami Open 2024 tennis tournament in Florida on Monday.

Sinner beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-1 in the 72-minute-long final at Hard Rock Stadium. The Italian tennis player faced just a single break point in the entire match.

The ATP Masters 1000 win also lifts Sinner to the No. 2 spot in the men’s singles tennis rankings. This was also Sinner’s third ATP title of the year after the Australian Open and the Rotterdam Indoors crowns.

Meanwhile, Florida proved to be the fairytale backdrop to USA’s Danielle Collins, who is in her final season as a pro. The American beat Kazakh fourth seed Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to claim what was her first WTA 1000 singles tennis title of her career.

Collins became only the fourth American after Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens to win the Miami Open singles crown.

The Indo-Australian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, took the men’s doubles crown after beating the second-seeded team of Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and American Austin Krajicek 6(3)-7(7), 6-3, 10-6.


It was Bopanna and Ebden’s second ATP Masters title after last year’s Indian Wells.

In women’s doubles, the all-American team of Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands upset Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Erin Routliffe of New Zealand, the second seeds and US Open champions, 4-6, 7(7)-6(5), 11-9 in a stretched-out two-hour long final match.

Kenin and Mattek-Sands, who won the Abu Dhabi Open in February, interestingly, started the Miami Open as alternates and only made the main draw following the withdrawal of Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Miami Open 2024 tennis winners

Men’s singles : Jannik Sinner (Italy)
Men’s doubles : Rohan Bopanna (India)/Matthew Ebden (Australia)
Women’s singles : Danielle Collins (USA)
Women’s doubles : Sofia Kenin/Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA).


Source : Olympics

A)
Andy Murray- Matt Ebden
B)
Andy Murray- Novak Djokovic
C)
Rohan Bopanna-Novak Djokovic
D)
Matt Ebden- Rohan Bopanna

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Matt Ebden- Rohan Bopanna

Top Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna along with his Australian partner Matt Ebden won the Miami Open men's doubles title.

Bopanna broke his own record of becoming the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion. Earlier this year, Bopanna won her first doubles Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

A)
Dinesh Karthik
B)
MS Dhoni
C)
Ishan Kishan
D)
Rishabh Pant

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MS Dhoni

* Great Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score 7,000 runs in T20 cricket.

* Dhoni achieved this feat against Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL.

* The record for most runs as a wicketkeeper-batsman is held by South Africa's Quinton de Kock, who has scored 8,578 runs so far.