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World Athletics Championships 2023
  • The World Athletics Championships are being held in Budapest, Hungary. In the women's pole vault final, Australia's Nina Kennedy and the reigning champion and Olympic champion Katie Moon of the United States set a world record by clearing a height of 4.90 meters each. After this both were declared champions. Vilma Murdo of Finland won the bronze medal with a jump of 4.80m.
  • England's Josh Kerr won gold in the men's 1,500m. He topped the race distance in 3 minutes 29.38 seconds. Norway's Jacob Ingbrigsson (3:29.65) won the silver medal and Norway's Kilje Nordhaus (3:29.68) won the bronze medal.
  • Norway's Karsten Warholm won gold in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 46.89 seconds. This is the 3rd time Karsten Warholm has won a medal at the World Championships. Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands took the silver medal in 47.34 seconds and Roy Benjamin of the United States took the bronze medal in 47.56 seconds.
  • In the women's 400m hurdles, Dominica's Mariliti Ballino won the gold medal, clocking 48.76 seconds to top the race. Poland's Natalia Kazmarek won the silver medal in 49.57 seconds and Sada Williams of Barbados won the bronze medal in 49.60 seconds.
  • India's Parul Chowdhury advances to the women's 3000m steeplechase final. Placed in heat 2 of the qualifying round, he clocked 9:24.29 seconds. With this, Parul Chowdhury became the 2nd Indian player to qualify for the finals in the steeplechase. Earlier, Lalita Babur had qualified for the finals at the 2015 World Championships. However, he disappointed by finishing 8th in the finals.
World Cup Chess Tournament - Pragnananda who finished 2nd
  • Pragnananda from Tamil Nadu and Magnus Carlsen from Norway were competing in the tiebreaker round of the World Chess Championship final. The rounds of the final held two days earlier ended in a draw. Following that, the tiebreaker round was held yesterday (August 24).
  • Magnus Carlsen defeated Pragnananda in the first round of a thrilling final. Pragnananda could not retaliate in the next match that followed. Due to this he failed and came second.
6 new countries joining BRICS
  • In 2006, Brazil, Russia, India and China jointly established the 'BRIC' alliance. With the addition of South Africa to the bloc in 2010, it became 'BRICS'. BRICS is an important international association formed by emerging economic powers. 
  • Mainly, the New Development Bank created on behalf of the association is providing financial assistance to the development projects being carried out in various countries.
  • The annual BRICS summit is held in each country on a rotating basis. Even during the Corona epidemic, the conferences of the Federation were held through video. The 15th BRICS Summit was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 22nd. In which the integration of new members into the federation was discussed in detail.
  • In this case, the BRICS conference concluded on Thursday. The conference unanimously decided to admit 6 countries as new members of BRICS. Accordingly, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will officially join BRICS from January 1, 2024.
7,800 crore purchase of military equipment - Union Ministry of Defense approves
  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the Army Logistics Procurement Committee meeting in Delhi yesterday. In this, approval has been given for the purchase of various military equipment worth Rs.7,800 crore. Accordingly, approval has been given to procure and install electronic warfare equipment on Mi-17 V5 helicopters to enhance Air Force efficiency. These weapons are to be procured from Bell.
  • Similarly, approval has been given to procure a light machine gun, weapons for the Navy's MH-60R helicopter, unmanned surveillance, ammunition, fuel supply and automatic armored vehicles to help rescue the wounded on the battlefield. The Army has also been allowed to purchase laptops and tablets under Project Shakti. It is to be noted that all these purchases are to be sourced from domestic companies only.
Wrestling Association of India Banned
  • Brij Bhushan Singh was the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Wrestling stars Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and others raised a war flag against him who was involved in a sexual complaint. 
  • The central government intervened and gave up the protest. 27 to Administer the Ad Hoc Committee. The Union Sports Ministry decided to hold the elections after warning the United Wrestling Federation (WWF) and WWF to hold the election of the administrators within 45 days.
  • The election was stalled as various state associations appealed to the court to be allowed to participate in the election. The Wrestling Federation of India was banned by the UWW for not holding the election within the stipulated time. 
  • It came into effect immediately. The ban will continue until elections are held and new administrators are chosen. The new ban has prevented Indian stars from participating in international matches with the national flag. In the upcoming World Wrestling Championships, only matches will be played under the International Wrestling Association flag.

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