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India ranked 4th in the 14th Asian Championship Shooting

12th November, 2019 - Indian teen shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the silver medal in men's 10m air pistol event at the 14th Asian Shooting Championship in Qatar. He shot 244.5 to claim the silver medal. The gold was won by North Korea's Kim Song Guk. He won the top prize with a world record of 246.5. India won fourth in the championship with a medal tally of 26 out of which, five gold, ten silver, and 11 bronze. China secured the first rank, followed by South Korea and North Korea. of the Asian Shooting Championships. The event was held from 5 to 13 November 2019, at Lusail Shooting Complex, Doha, Qatar.

Month: Current Affairs November 2019

Rohit Sharma becomes 1st Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20I

7th November, 2019 - Rohit Sharma became the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T-20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the second match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Shoaib Malik, with 111 games from Pakistan, is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals.

Month: Current Affairs November 2019

Manu Bhaker bags gold medal in women 10m air pistol event

6th November, 2019 - Manu Bhaker won gold in women's 10m air pistol event Vivaan Kapoor, and Manisha Keer won the yellow metal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships. Deepak Kumar won bronze in men's 10m air rifle event. She is the second Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the event. She put up a dominant showing shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold. Chinese Asian Games champion Wang Qian took the silver with a score of 242.8. Anjum Moudgil smallest of margins while Apurvi Chandela finished 12th. Elavenil Valarivan made it to the final and finished fifth with a score of 187.1. Indian shooters secured 10 Tokyo Olympics quotas in rifle and pistol events and lie behind China (25 quotas) and Korea (12) in the Asian region.

Month: Current Affairs November 2019

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Centre to establish sports training for the differently abled people

4th November, 2019 - The Union Minister Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot announced that the government is to establish sports training centres at five locations in the country. The centres will be exclusively used for the differently-abled people. Gehlot unveiled the Standing Wheelchair. It is indigenously developed by the IIT-Madras for commercial production at a function held in Chennai. It will help the differently-abled people not only to move from one place to another like the normal wheelchair. It will enable them to stand on their own without seeking other’s help.

Month: Current Affairs November 2019

Ashleigh Barty claimed the 2019 WTA Finals in China

1st November, 2019 - Australian tennis player and world number one Ashleigh Barty claimed the 2019 WTA Finals in China. She defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and smashed the title. She has claimed the record-breaking prize money of $4.42 million. The prize money is considered as the biggest ever amount in men's or women's tennis. She secured 6-4, 6-3, to claim the prestigious 2019 WTA Finals title.

Result: Singles: Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Month: Current Affairs November 2019

Nirmal Purja summited 14 highest peaks in 6 months 6 days

31st October, 2019 - Nirmal "Nims" Purja, a Nepalese climber, has summited the world's 14 highest peaks in a period of six months and six days, which is 189 days. He smashed the previous record by more than seven years. He climbed the Mount Shishapangma at 26,335 feet in Tibet. He summited the world's 14 tallest mountains in record time. He reached the top of Mount Shishapangma in China on 29 October 2019.

Previous records: The two previous records for climbing the world's tallest 14 peaks were held by Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka who summitted at 7 years, 11 months and 14 days, and South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho who summited more than a month faster than Kukuczka.

Himalayan summit: The Himalayan summit is nearly 8,027 meters above sea level. It is the smallest of the 14 mountains on Earth that soar above 8,000 meters. It is considered as a realm mountaineers refer to as the death zone.

Nirmal Purja: Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer. He served in the British military before attempting the lofty feat. In 2003, he joined the Brigade of Gurkhas, and in 2009, he joined the Special Boat Service. In 2018, he quit the military as Lance Corporal in order to focus on his mountaineering career.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Tiger Woods equals the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour

31st October, 2019 - Tiger Woods has equaled the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour. He set this feat by winning the Zozo Championship in Japan as his 82nd US PGA Tour victory. The previous world record for most career titles on PGA Tour was set by Sam Snead. Slammin’ Sam Snead set the record in 1965.

Result of Zozo Championship 2019:

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. H. Matsuyama
  3. S.J. Im
  4. R. McIlroy
  5. G. Woodland
Zozo Championship 2019 is a professional golf tournament in Inzai, Japan. It was co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the PGA Tour.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Anandan won 2 gold medals at the 7th CISM World Military Games

29th October, 2019 - Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran won two gold medals in the disabled men’s 100m and 400m IT1 events at the 7th CISM World Military Games on 22 October at Wuhan, China.

100m IT1 event: Gunasekaran clocked 12.00 seconds in the 100m event. His win is India’s first medal in the ongoing Games. Peru’s Casas Jose clocked 12.65 and secured silver. Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia won the bronze and clocked 12.72 seconds.

400m IT1 event: Anandan Gunasekaran won his second gold in the disabled men’s 400m IT1 event. He clocked 53.35 seconds in the event. Colombia’s Teodicelo won silver and clocked 58.95 seconds, and Ranchin Mickael won bronze and clocked 58.95 seconds.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Praveen Kumar won gold at the 2019 Wushu World Championships

29th October, 2019 - Praveen Kumar won gold at the 48 Kg category in the 2019 Wushu World Championships held at Shanghai, China. With this win, Praveen became the first Indian (male) to win the title. He defeated Russel Diaz of the Philippines by securing 2-1 in the men's sanda event of the 15th World Wushu Championships.
In 2017, Pooja Kadian became the first Indian to be crowned world champion the Wushu World Championships. She defeated Russia's Evgeniya Stepanova in the women's 75 kg sanda event.

Result of Men's Sanda Event (48 Kg)
Gold: Praveen Kumar - India
Silver: Russel Diaz - Philippines
Bronze: Orkhan Hatamov - Azerbaijan Khasan Ikromov - Uzbekistan

World Wushu Championships (WWC): The 2019 World Wushu Championships was the 15th edition of the event. It was hosted by Shanghai, China. The event was held from 20–23 October 2019. WWC is held every two years. WWC is organized by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). It was first held in 1991 in Beijing, China.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Andy Murray won the European Open 2019 Championship

28th October, 2019 - Andy Murray won the men's singles title at the European Open 2019 on 20 October. He defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka by scoring 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. This is his 1st ATP title since March 2017.

Men's singles: Andy Murray (United Kingdom)
Men's doubles: Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies (Germany)

European Open 2019: The European Open is a men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour 250 tournaments. It was held in Antwerp, Belgium. The 2019 tournament was held from 14 October to 20 October 2019.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Rohit Sharma set a record of highest average in Test cricket

28th October, 2019 - Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma smashed the former Australia cricketer Don Bradman's record of highest average in Test cricket in Ranchi, Jharkhand on 20 October. He set the record on day two of the third Test match against South Africa. He broke the 71-year-old record that was previously held by Bradman by scoring an average of 99.84. Bradman, the legendary Australia cricketer had an average of 98.22. A minimum often innings have been kept as the benchmark for the record.

Other achievements: On 10 October, Rohit also broke the record for registering the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series. Rohit defeated the previous record set by Shimron Hetmyer, the West Indies' batsman. Hetmyer registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018-19. Also, Rohit became the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred both in ODI and Test cricket. The first person to hit a double hundred both in Test and ODI cricket Sachin Tendulkar. He is followed by Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Ayonika Paul won the 2nd position at the 54th All IR Rifle Shooting Championship

27th October, 2019 - Ayonika Paul, Commonwealth Games’ silver medalist, won the second position in the individual 10m Air Rifle event at the 54th All India Railway Rifle Shooting Championship at the Balewadi Sports Complex on 19 October. She represented the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The shooting championship will conclude on 22 October. The championship has several top Indian shooters competing.

About Ayonika Paul: Ayonika Paul, daughter of a swimming coach Ashim Paul, began her career in sports as a swimmer. At the age of 14, she turned her attention to the shooting. In 2006, Ayonika focused on the 10m Air Rifle event. In 2007, Ayonika was part of the national team. She participated in ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl, Germany, and won a double-gold medal in 2007. In 2011, she finished third in the junior category of the Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait. In 2014, she participated in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and she bagged a silver medal. She finished seventh in the 2014 Asian Games. She also won a bronze medal in the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest cricketer to score List A double hundred

24th October, 2019 - Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest batsman in the world who score a double century in List A cricket. He scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A.

His Achievements: His 154-ball inning studded with 17 fours and 12 sixes, helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground. It was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He secured 585 runs from five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu's Baba Aparajith. Yashasvi becomes the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, VK Kaushal, and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Priyanshu Rajawat won the mens singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton

20th October, 2019 - Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat won the men's singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton at Isa Town on 14 October. The 17-year old Rajawat defeated top-seed Jason Anthony Ho-Shue from Canada. He secured 16-21, 21-7, 21-12, to win the title.

Other winners:
In the mixed doubles category: Top-seeded Indian mixed double pair of Juhi Dewangan and Venkat Gaurav Prasad won the title. They 21-18, 21-16 in 34 minutes and defeated Thailand's Pannawat Theerapanitnun and Kanyanat Sudchoeichom to clinch the gold medal.
In women's singles: Ira Sharma finished second best.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

India won 4 medals at the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships

19th October, 2019 - India finished with one silver and three bronze medals at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2019. The tally of 4 medals has put India at the third position out of the 51 countries that participated in Championship. Russia topped the tournament with six medals, followed by China with a medal tally of 5.


  • Manju Rani won silver bronze under 48kg category
  • Mary Kom won bronze under 51kg category
  • Lovlina Borgohain won bronze under 69kg category
  • Jamuna Boro won bronze under 54kg category

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Lakshya Sen won the Dutch Open mens singles title at Almere

19th October, 2019 - Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won the Dutch Open men's singles title 2019 at Almere, Netherlands. This is his maiden Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour title. He won the title by defeating Yusuke Onodera of Japan in the summit. He secured 15-21 21-14 21-15 to defeat Onodera. Lakshya Sen currently ranked 72nd. He had won the Belgian Open in September and reached the finals of Polish Open 2019.

Men's Singles: Lakshya Sen (India)
Women's Singles: Wang Zhiyi (China)
Men's Doubles: Vladimir Ivanov, Ivan Sozonov (Russia)
Women's Doubles: Gabriela Stoeva, Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria)
Mixed Doubles: Robin Tabeling, Selena Piek (Netherlands)

Dutch Open (Badminton) 2019: Organized by: Badminton Nederland Dutch open 2019 has been held since 1932. It is the 9th Super 100 tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Coco Gauff became the youngest American woman to claim WTA title

19th October, 2019 - Coco Gauff won the Linz Open title on 13 October 2019 in Austria. She became the youngest American woman to win a tour singles title since 1991 to win the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title. Because of this win, Coco Gauff is set to become World No. 71. The previous record was set by Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Venus and Serena Williams won their first WTA titles when they were 17.

Women's singles: United States Coco Gauff
Women's doubles: Czech Republic Barbora Krejcikova

Katerina Siniakova Linz Open 2019:
Founded on: 1987 (Wels, Austria)
Location: Linz, Austria
Prize money: $250,000
Sponsored by: Generali Gruppe
The champion of the 2018 Linz Open was Camila Giorgi.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

India to have first Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo

18th October, 2019 - JSW and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced the launch of the India House that will be constructed in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. The media persons here that the initiative is aimed at creating a home away from home for Indian athletes and fans who will be travelling to Japan during the multisport event. The construction of India House will get underway soon on a plot of land that has been rented in the Japanese capital. The land is about 2,227 square metres and it will be a multi-level building. It will have a hospitality zone exclusively for Indian athletes, their staff and their families. Facilities of JSW The facilities will be there for the public like an Indian restaurant, a section reserved for Indian brands to showcase and sell their products.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Dutee Chand Breaks Her Own 100m Record at National Open Athletics Championships

17th October, 2019 - Dutee Chand won the 100-meter national record with a time of 11.22 seconds during the semi-finals at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi. The previous national record was 11.26 seconds held jointly by Dutee and Rachita Mistry. Dutee Chand also bettered her personal best time. by 0.04 seconds, that she registered at the Asian Athletics Championships back in April this year. The timing of 11.26 seconds, Dutee would have qualified for the women's 100m semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships, as she had finished 7th in the 3rd heat with a time of 11.48 seconds.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Mary Kom secures record eighth world medal

17th October, 2019 - Six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) won the eighth medal at the World Women's Boxing Championship after advancing to the semifinals of the event. She defeated Colombia's Valencia Victoria fetching a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the last-eight stage. She has done her record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament. She won six gold and silver in her kitty but this is the first time the Manipuri has secured a world medal in the 51kg category. She finished a quarterfinalist in this division in the past. The latest achievement adds to her legend.

Mary Kom's incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), 5 Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes. This year alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati and President's Cup in Indonesia. She is also a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian to smash 40 International Hundreds as Indian Captain

17th October, 2019 - Virat Kohli became only the 5th Indian batsman to score 250 in a Test innings after Virender Sehwag, Karun Nair, VVS Laxman, and Rahul Dravid on the second day of the second Test match against South Africa at the Mumbai Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Virat Kohli scripted his name in the record books he scored a record seventh double hundred of his career, became the first Indian captain to score 250 plus in a single Test inning. The Indian skipper reached his seventh double century in his 81st Test and in the process surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who both had scored six double hundreds in their stellar career.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Annu Rani won gold at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships

16th October, 2019 - Javelin thrower Annu Rani won a gold medal in the women's javelin throw event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships on 10 October in Ranchi, Jharkhand. She defeated Sharmila Kumari to win the title. She gave a series of throw of 56.97m, 55.97m, 58.31m, 57.29m, 56.86m, 58.60m. Sharmila Kumari's best throw in the event was 53.28m. In October 2019, the 25-year-old set the national record at 62.43m at the World Championships in Doha.

Javelin Throw Result:

  1. Annu Rani - 58.60m
  2. Sharmila Kumari - 53.28
  3. Poonam Rani - 50.67

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Mithali Raj becomes 1st woman cricketer to complete 20 years in ODI

13th October, 2019 - Indian cricketer and the former captain of the Indian women's national cricket team Mithali Raj completed 20 years in international cricket on 8 October 2019. She became the first-ever woman cricketer to achieve the milestone. She achieved this feat in the first One-day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara, Gujarat.

About Mithali Raj: Mithali Raj is the current captain of the ODI side. She made her international debut against Ireland on 26 June 1999. The 36-year-old holds the record for playing the maximum number of ODIs in women's cricket. She has played 204 ODIs so far. She is followed by England's Charlotte Edwards, Jhulan Goswami of India, Alex Blackwell of Australia. The right-handed batter has represented India in 10 Tests and 89 T20Is as well. In September, Mithali retired from T20I cricket.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Simone Biles won the 21st World Gymnastics Championships medal

13th October, 2019 - Simone Biles, 22, set the record by clinching the World Gymnastics Championships 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. This is Simone Biles' 21st medal at the championships. With this title, she became the most decorated women's gymnast in history. She defeated Russia's Svetlana Khorkina to win the title. The USA won the women's team won gold with a tally of 172.330 for the fifth time. Russians won the silver medal with a tally of 166.529 and Italy won bronze with a tally of 164.796.

2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Held at: Stuttgart, Germany. Date: 4 October - 13 October 2019. Competitors: 548 from 92 nations

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Novak Djokovic won Japan Open 2019 title

11th October, 2019 - Novak Djokovic, World No.1, won the 2019 Japan Open title on 6 October. He defeated the Australian qualifier John Millman to win the title. Djokovic secured 6-3, 6-2 and marked his 10th win in a tournament main draw debut in his celebrated career. It was his first competition after pulling out of the US Open due to a left shoulder injury.

Singles: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Doubles: France Nicolas Mahut / Édouard Roger-Vasselin

2019 Japan Open Tennis Championships: The 46th edition of 2019 Japan open is a part of the ATP Tour 500 series of the 2019 ATP Tour. The men's tennis tournament is played on outdoor hard courts in Tokyo, Japan.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Surender Singh won gold in 2019 World Powerlifting Championship

11th October, 2019 - Surender Singh of India won gold in 110 kg category, Classic Raw and the Best Lifter Award in Classic Raw and Single Ply at the 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Berlin, Germany. He created three world records at the event. Also, 3-time World Champion Mukesh Singh won gold only to be known as 4-time World Champion. On the first day of the championship, Indian players bagged a total of 4 gold and 1 silver medal.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Naomi Osaka won the 2019 China Open title

11th October, 2019 - Japanese Tennis player Naomi Osaka won the 2019 China Open title. She defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty to win her second Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour 2019 title.

Men's Singles: Dominic Thiem, Austria
Women's Singles: Naomi Osaka, Japan
Men's Doubles: Ivan Dodig / Slovakia Filip Polášek, Croatia
Women's Doubles: Sofia Kenin / United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the United States

2019 China Open: 2019 China Open is the 21st edition for the men and the 23rd for the women. The championship is a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour 500 series on the 2019 ATP Tour, Beijing, China.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Christine Wolf won the title in 2019 Hero Womens Indian Open

11th October, 2019 - Austria's Christine Wolf won the title in 2019 Hero Women’s Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club course in Gurugram, Haryana. Christine Wolf carded three-under 69 and totalled 277 for a three-shot victory. She defeated Norway's Marianne Skarpnord. England's Meghan MacLaren finished third with a score of 281 and Australia's Whitney Hillier finished fourth on the leaderboard.

Hero Women's Indian Open 2019: Established in: 2007. Location: Gurgaon, India. Prize fund: US$500,000.
Hero Women's Indian Open 2019 is a golf tournament on the Ladies European Tour. It is played at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram, Haryana.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Niklas Kaul became the youngest world decathlon champion

9th October, 2019 - Niklas Kaul set a record by becoming the youngest world decathlon champion in history at the World Athletics Championships 2019 held at Doha, Qatar. Kaul progressed steadily through the field after each of the 10 events. He started off in 20th place after the 100m, ending the first day in 11th place and then breaking into the top three following a monster 79.05m throw in the javelin. A secured a high 4:15.70 run in the 1500m and sealed the record. Kaul won with a score of 8691. This is his third personal best of the season.

Month: Current Affairs October2019

Ravindra Jadeja became the quickest left arm bowler to 200 Test wickets

9th October, 2019 - India's Ravindra Jadeja became the fastest left-arm bowler to claim 200 Test wickets. He set the record on the third day of the first Test in Visakhapatnam. He smashed the previous record set by Rangana Herath, who had reached the landmark in his 47th Test match, by reaching the feat in his 44th game. The Indian skipper has also scalped 178 ODI wickets from 156 games and 33 wickets in 44 T201s.

Month: Current Affairs October2019