India beat Kuwait to lift SAFF Championship title for 9th time.

  • India defeated Kuwait 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out to lift the SAFF Championships trophy 2023 held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • India recorded its win for the ninth time in the SAFF Championships trophy.
  • Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh turned out as the hero for the Indian side, saving the final kick from the Kuwaiti captain.
  • In the semi-final, India defeated Lebanon while Kuwait defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in the other last-four clash.

Government launched the Bharat 6G Alliance.

  • The Department of Telecommunications has launched Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA) to drive innovation and collaboration in next-generation wireless technology.
  • Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA) is a collaborative platform consisting of public and private companies, academia, research institutions, and standards development organizations.
  • The website for Bharat6G Alliance has been also launched.
  • Bharat 6G Alliance will forge coalitions and synergies with other 6G Global Alliances.

Iran becomes a new permanent member of SCO.

  • Iran has become the new permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at an India-hosted virtual summit of the grouping.
  • With the addition of Iran as a new member, the total membership of the SCO reaches nine.
  • The SCO was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • India and Pakistan became permanent members of SCO in 2017.
  • SCO headquarters: Beijing, China

India doubles its share of global commercial services exports: Report.

  • According to a World Bank and WTO report, India has doubled its share of global commercial services exports to 4.4% in 2022 from 2% in 2005.
  • Report title: Trade in services for development
  • The report highlighted that China has also doubled its share of global commercial services exports from 2005 to 2022, from 3% to 5.4%.
  • India, South Africa, and Türkiye, jobs directly linked to cross-border services exports account for more than 10% of total services sector jobs

Lallianzuala Chhangte wins AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year award 2022-23.

  • Indian football team midfielder Lallianzuala Chhangte has been named the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2022-23.
  • He beat Nandhakumar Sekar and Naorem Mahesh Singh of East Bengal to win the award.
  • While Manisha Kalyan won her second consecutive Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
  • AIFF Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year 2022-23: Akash Mishra
  • AIFF Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year 2022-23: Shilji Shaji
  • AIFF President: Kalyan Chaubey

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