SPORTS Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024

• The 2024 Indian Premier League, known as IPL 17 and branded as TATA IPL 2024, was the 17th season of the franchise Twenty20 cricket league in India.

• Organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the tournament ran from March 22 to May 26, 2024, featuring ten teams.

• A total of 74 matches were played across 13 cities in India, with Chennai hosting both the opening ceremony and the final.

• Chennai Super Kings were the defending champions, having claimed their fifth title in the previous season by defeating the Gujarat Titans.

• In the final match, Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious over Sunrisers Hyderabad, winning by 8 wickets to secure their third IPL title.

 Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (RCB) for scoring the most runs in the season; he scored 741 runs in 15 matches.

 Purple Cap – Harshal Patel (PBKS) for taking the most wickets in the season. In the 14 matches, he took 24 wickets.

 Emerging Player of the Season – Nitish Kumar Reddy of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

 Most Valuable Player – Sunil Narine (KKR)

 Most Sixes Award – Abhishek Sharma (SRH)



Cyber Security Conclave was organized in New Delhi.

• The Cyber Security Conclave was held in New Delhi, the nation's capital.

• Key strategies for enhancing cyber security were discussed during the event.

• The conclave was jointly organized by CSC and the United Service Institution (USI).

• A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between CSC and USI to bolster cyber security efforts.

• With cyber security becoming an increasingly critical and sensitive issue, the frequency of cyber threats and data breaches is escalating globally.

• Incidents of cyber security breaches by IT service providers are on the rise.

• In this context, it is imperative for companies to establish robust cyber security frameworks to retain customer trust.


Justice Najmi Waziri appointed as Chairperson of Equestrian Federation Of India’s Ad-Hoc Administrative Committee

• The Delhi High Court has appointed its retired judge, Justice Najmi Waziri, as the Chairperson of an ad-hoc Administrative Committee to oversee the administration of the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI).

• Justice Tara Vitasta Ganju directed that the committee will also include Dr. SY Quraishi, the former Chief Election Commissioner of India, as an observer.

• Justice Waziri, renowned as the "green judge" of Delhi for his initiative to enhance the city's greenery by mandating the planting of 3.7 lakh trees in various cases, retired last July.

Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman Samir V. Kamat has been granted one year extension.

• Dr. Samir V. Kamat, Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been granted a one-year extension by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, extending his tenure until May 31, 2025.

• Dr. Kamat, who was appointed in August 2022, succeeded Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy.

• Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy was appointed as the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister.

• Additionally, Army Chief General Manoj Pande received a one-month extension, extending his tenure until June 30, 2024.


A legislation has been approved by the European Union to increase domestic green tech production.

• The European Union has approved legislation to boost domestic green tech production.

• On May 27, EU governments formally approved a new law aiming to ensure the EU produces 40% of its solar panels, wind turbines, heat pumps, and other clean tech equipment.

• This initiative aims to enhance the competitiveness of European industry against American and Chinese counterparts.

• The Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) will come into effect next month or early July, following the signatures of the Presidents of the European Parliament and Council.

• The Act will be published in the Official Journal of the EU.

• The NZIA is central to the EU's strategy to lead globally in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing necessary technology.

• Europe is increasingly dependent on China, which controls an estimated 80% of global solar energy manufacturing capacity.

• The EU is also concerned that the $369 billion in green subsidies from the US Inflation Reduction Act may entice European producers to relocate.

• The EU has set a target to produce 40% of the products needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, including renewable energy, nuclear power, heat pumps, electrolyzes, and carbon capture technologies.


Telangana Government Implements Ban on Tobacco and Gutka Products

• The Telangana government has implemented a ban on the sale, production, and distribution of tobacco and gutka products.

• This ban covers the manufacturing, storage, distribution, and sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine for a duration of one year.

• The ban came into effect on May 24, 2024, under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

• Its primary aim is to safeguard public health and well-being.

• Tobacco products are known to cause various diseases, including oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis.

• The Pan Shop Owners Association of Telangana has extended support for the ban, resulting in many shops discontinuing the sale of pan masala.

• Maharashtra was the first state to ban chewing or smokeless tobacco in 2002.