Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Badminton

Badminton ace PV Sindhu wins first gold in CWG, defeats Canada’s Michelle Li

Sindhu won 21-15 , 21-13 at the NEC arena; she was clinical and pounded on every opportunity.

PV Sindhu bags Singapore Open 2022 women’s singles title, beats China’s Wang Zhiyi in final

In the hard-fought title clash, Sindhu managed to stay strong in the key moments to come up against the 22-year-old Wang, the reigning Asian Championships gold medallist.

Padukone to Sindhu & Thomas Cup — the many times Indian badminton shone on world stage

As India beat heavyweights Indonesia 3-0 to clinch their maiden Thomas Cup title, a look back at major milestones in the history of Indian badminton.

Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir is India’s first under-19 badminton world No.1, has got eye on big leagues

16-year-old player from Mehsana topped BWF under-19 singles rankings after winning three junior tournaments in Bulgaria, France and Belgium late last year.

Kidambi Srikanth, first Indian man to reach BWF World badminton Championship final, wins silver

Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth lost the men’s singles summit clash to Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew, going down 15-21, 20-22 in 43 minutes.

Srikanth, Lakshya Sen enter semis of World Badminton Championships, Sindhu exits tournament

India is assured of a silver as Srikanth and Sen will face each other in the first semifinal Saturday. Sindhu lost to top-seeded Chinese Taipei player Tai Tzu.

When you lose a game, you don’t storm out or abuse: Pullela Gopichand

In ‘Shuttler’s Flick’, Pullela Gopichand writes that losing badminton games for him is almost academic, you break down areas of improvement and work on them.

Krishna Nagar wins gold in men’s singles SH6 class at Paralympics, secures India’s 5th

Nagar saw off his rival Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the final to retain his unbeaten run at the Games and join compatriot Pramod Bhagat in the gold medal-winning list.

India’s Suhas Yathiraj bags silver in men’s singles badminton at Tokyo Paralympics

The 38-year-old Noida district magistrate lost 21-15 17-21 15-21 to two-time world champion France's Lucas Mazur in the 62-minute SL4 class final Sunday.

Pramod Bhagat wins historic badminton gold in Paralympics, Manoj Sarkar claims bronze

Bhagat beat Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the summit clash while Sarkar defeated Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the third place play-off.

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What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.