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Mariyappan Thangavelu wins India’s first Gold medal at Rio Paralympic Games

Sep 10, 2016
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With this, Thangavelu who won the gold with a leap of 1.89 meters also became the first Indian high-jumper to win gold at the Paralympics.

Sushil Kumar nominated for Padma Bhushan

Sep 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

WFI also recommended female wrestler Alka Tomar and Dronacharya awardee Yashvir Singh, Sushil's coach, for the honour.

2016 Paralympic Games began at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sep 8, 2016
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Devendra Jhajharia, who became India’s first Paralympic gold medallist in Athens 2004, was the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent.

Sikki, Pranaav clinched Brazil Open Grand Prix title

Sep 6, 2016
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The top seeded Indian pair, who are ranked World No. 65, defeated Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa Cavalcante.

Abhinav Bindra announces retirement from Shooting

Sep 5, 2016
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He announced his retirement after playing for almost two decades. In Rio Olympics 2016, Bindra nearly missed a second Olympic medal by a whisker and came fourth.

Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Italian Grand Prix

Sep 5, 2016
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It is Rosberg’s seventh victory of the 2016 Formula One season. In this season, he has won the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix, the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix, the 2016 Russian Grand Prix, the 2016 European Grand Prix and the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix.

India A wins Quadrangular one-day cricket series

Sep 5, 2016
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Batting first, India A put up 266 for 4 in their 50 over before bowling out the hosts for 209 in 44.5 overs. Mandeep Singh was the star of India's batting performance with a 108-ball 95.

CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

Aug 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

Man Kaur, 100-year-old athlete from India, wins Gold Medal at Masters Games

Aug 31, 2016
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Kaur from Chandigarh, the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes, took a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in Vancouver.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver

Aug 31, 2016
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The medal was upgraded after second-place finisher late Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.

Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 30, 2016
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It was Rosberg’s first ever win at Spa and sixth of the 2016 season. This win has narrowed the gap between Hamilton and him to nine points in the championship standings.

Sania Mirza, Monica Niculescu won Connecticut Open doubles title

Aug 29, 2016
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In the final clash, the Indo-Romanian team defeated the Ukrainian-Taiwanese pair of Kateryna Bondarenko and Chuang Chia-Jung, 7-5, 6-4. It was Mirza's 39th title of her illustrious career and seventh in 2016.

PM announces Task Force to prepare action Plan for next three Olympics Games

Aug 27, 2016
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The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports facility, training, selection procedure and other related matters.

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan announced retirement from International Cricket

Aug 27, 2016
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Regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of the modern game, Dilshan invented the scoop, which has come to be known as a dilscoop, in which a batsman hits the ball behind the keeper.

Thongchai Jaidee becomes Asian Tour Golfer for July 2016

Aug 26, 2016
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Thongchai won the award ahead of Chinese Taipei's Chan Shih-chang and Carlos Pigem of Spain. They were nominated by a selection panel before going into a voting process.

Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle

Aug 26, 2016
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The committee will examine the causes behind shooting not securing any medals at the Rio Olympics and recommend concrete steps to ensure that this is not repeated in future Olympics.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Aug 26, 2016
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Messi won the award for his strike against Roma. During the match, he dinked the ball over goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in a 6-1 win over Roma in the Champions League in November 2015.

Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana

Aug 25, 2016
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Sakshi Malik was given 2.5 crore rupees as reward money and also offered a class two level job in the state government.

Sania Mirza becomes World No 1 in ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis rankings

Aug 24, 2016
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She topped list after teaming up with new partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic. Sania recently ended her partnership with Martina Hingis after three Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA doubles titles together.

Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

Aug 23, 2016
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The Kabaddi World Cup matches will be held in The Arena by TransStadia, upcoming state-of-the-art stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will take place from 7 October 2016 and will conclude on 22 October 2016.

India wins four-match Test Series against West Indies, 2-0

Aug 23, 2016
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The draw in the fourth test helped Pakistan to replace India to be number one position in ICC Test ranking.

Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at Rio de Janeiro

Aug 22, 2016
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The United States topped the medal table for the fifth time in the past six Summer Olympics, winning 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall. Great Britain and China finished in second and third respectively.

Germany wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics

Aug 21, 2016
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Germany is now one of only three women's teams to win both the Olympics and World Cup. Germany failed to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 but won the bronze the last three times they played, in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal

Aug 21, 2016
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Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin claimed the bronze in the taekwondo event in the 57kg category. She is already the first Iranian woman to ever win a bronze medal at the 2015 Taekwondo World Championship in May 2015.

Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay

Aug 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Earlier on 14 August 2016, Bolt clinched gold in the 100-metre final at the Olympics to become the first man to win the event three times at consecutive Olympic Games. He followed the win with a gold medal in the 200 m, which also makes him the first athlete to win the 200 m three times at the Olympic Games.

Indian badminton player P V Sindhu wins silver in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics

Aug 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Sindhu also became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal's Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.

Sakshi Malik becomes India’s first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal

Aug 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With this, Malik brought home India’s first medal of the competition. With the win, she also became India's first female wrestler and the fourth female athlete ever to win an Olympic medal.

Court of Arbitration for Sport suspends wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years

Aug 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Yadav, whose suspension begins immediately, will not be able to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was scheduled to commence his campaign on 19 August 2016 against Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France in the 74 category.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan win Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title

Aug 18, 2016
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Individually, Raja was appearing in his third career ATP World Tour final, while Sharan was contesting his second. They earn 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split 38940 US dollar in prize money.

Simone Biles wins gold in Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics

Aug 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On 9 August 2016, Biles won her first Olympic gold medal in the gymnastics team event. On 11 August 2016, she won the gold medal individual all-around. In the women's vault, she won her second individual gold medal with a score of 15.966. In the women's balance beam final, she grabbed bronze.

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