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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score double century outside India

Published on: 23-JUL-2016
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Virat Kohli is the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match after Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (2013 vs England), Sunil Gavaskar (205 vs West Indies), Sachin Tendulkar (217 vs New Zealand) and MS Dhoni (224 vs Australia).

Steve Elworthy appointed Managing Director of 2019 World Cup

Published on: 20-JUL-2016
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In his new role, Elworthy will oversee the lead-up and running of the 2019 World Cup as well as the Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup. The Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2017.

SC accepts Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
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The court also agreed on the committee’s proposal of having a CAG in the governing council of the board of BCCI.

Abdul Wahid Tanveer wins 2W MRF Rally of Coimbatore

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
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R Nataraj of Team TVS, astride a TVS RTR 450, came overall second with a time of 1 hour 04 minutes and 21 seconds. S D Viswas, a privateer, grabbed third position overall on a Yamaha 250F motorcycle, clocking 1 hour 12 minutes and 01 seconds.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal clinches 73rd Senior National Squash Championship

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
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In the finals, Dipika dethroned defending champion Joshna Chinappa to win the women’s title, while, Saurav Ghosal defeated Harinderpal Singh Sandhu to claim the men’s title.

Vijender Singh defeats Kerry Hope to clinch WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
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Singh also became the country’s first-ever professional boxing title holder. The win also helped him to climb to 15th in the world in his category.

Misbah-ul-Haq becomes oldest captain to score Test hundred

Published on: 15-JUL-2016
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The previous oldest was Somachandra de Silva of Sri Lanka, who was 42 years & 73 days old when he played against England at Lord's in 1984.

Harika Dronavalli wins Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in China

Published on: 15-JUL-2016
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Indian Grand Master Koneru Humpy too rounded off her campaign with a victory to finish on 7/11 points. But Harika was declared winner for finishing with a better tie-break record in the tournament.

ICC releases Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings

Published on: 13-JUL-2016
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India held the second position in the latest ICC Test rankings with 112 rating points followed by Pakistan and England. Australia leads the Test rankings with 118 rating.

Six more Indians qualify for Rio Olympics

Published on: 12-JUL-2016
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Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok qualified for Rio after the crossing the mark of rank 60 in world rankings. Golf as game returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 St. Louis Games.

2016 Wimbledon concluded

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
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Men’s singles title was won by Andy Murray and the women’s title went to Serena Williams. The women’s doubles went to Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.

Portugal wins Euro 2016 football championship; defeated France 1-0

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
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Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a win at their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The 2016 British Grand Prix is Hamilton’s overall fourth British Grand Prix title after winning it in 2008, 2014 and 2015. He also became the first driver to win the British Grand Prix three times in a row.

Andy Murray won men’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
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Murray, 29, also became the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935.

Dipa Karmakar named World Class Gymnast by International Gymnastics Federation

Published on: 07-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In April 2016, Karmakar became the first female Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points. She received the Arjuna Award in August 2015.

Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in IWAS World Games

Published on: 05-JUL-2016
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Mukundan bagged gold medals in 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke, silver in 100m fly and 50m freestyle, and bronze in 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke events.

Javeline thrower Annu Rani sets national record at National Inter-state Athletics Championships

Published on: 05-JUL-2016
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Suman Devi could log only 55.88m to bag the second place. Haryana’s Sharmila Kumari finished on third with 53.80m throw at the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad.

B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title

Published on: 04-JUL-2016
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On the other hand, men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also grabbed Men’s doubles title at the tournament. Top seed doubles pair Attri and Reddy defeated Adrian Liu and Toby Ng 21-8 21-14 in a lop-sided final.

ICC relaxes Decision Review System for LBWs

Published on: 04-JUL-2016
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ICC also agreed to support the inclusion of a women’s cricket event in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban for which it will work closely with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Austrian Grand Prix

Published on: 04-JUL-2016
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Hamilton started the race from pole and went on to win the race after colliding with Nico Rosberg on the final lap. As a result, Rosberg finished fourth behind Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Europa League

Published on: 04-JUL-2016
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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was named in Norwegian club Stabaek FC's squad for their Europa League qualifying match against Welsh Premier League side Connah's Quay Nomads FC.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports grants recognition to Paralympic Committee of India

Published on: 04-JUL-2016
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The Ministry granted recognition to PCI after having conducted free and fair elections with a former Justice of Allahabad High Court as Returning Officer, and after recognition by International Paralympic Committee.

Sameer emerges fastest athlete of 56th National Inter-state Athletics

Published on: 01-JUL-2016
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Karnataka athlete Reena George's switch-over from 400 metre to 100 metre proved successful as she won the women's 100 metre dash in 11.99 seconds.

Argentina Women won 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title

Published on: 30-JUN-2016
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To win the title, Argentina defeated the reigning World and Olympic champions the Netherlands 2-1. For Argentina, it was the 3rd consecutive title and the 7th title overall.

Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Published on: 29-JUN-2016
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Petar Gorsa of Croatia won the gold medal with 457.5, while Hyeonjun Kim of Korea bagged the bronze after he shot 445.5. This was the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The announcement from the foot balling great of his generation came just hours after he missed the penalty in the Copa America final.

Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
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Brazilian shooter Felipe Almeida Wu won the gold medal, while Korea’s Jin Jongoh bagged the bronze medal.

Anju Bobby George & Pullela Gopichand taken as members of Khelo India

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Khelo India is a seven-member committee headed by Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav, in which George and Gopichand are the two sportspersons.

Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This was second Copa America title for Chile. Earlier, it secured the title in 2015 by defeating Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout.

N Srinivasan re-elected President of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for 15th term

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He along with the other office bearers of the state cricketing body for the current season were elected at its 86th annual general body meeting in Chennai based on consensus.

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