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Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman IOC member

Published on: 05-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

52-year-old Nita is the only current active individual member of the IOC from India and she will serve at the high-profile world body until she attains the age of 70.

United World Wrestling clears name of Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics

Published on: 04-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Reports say fate of the 26-year-old grappler still lies in the hands of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which will take decision whether he is eligible to take part in the Olympic.

Angela Ruggiero appointed Head of IOC Athletes’ Commission

Published on: 03-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Angela Ruggiero is a former ice hockey player who has played more games for Team USA than any other man or woman. She is the current Vice-Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.

‘Wall of Wishes’ inaugurated to celebrate Olympic mood

Published on: 03-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Goel also launched Digital Campaign for general public to wish Indian Olympic Contingent for the Rio Games. He also urged the people to visit India Gate to sign their wishes at the Wall to cheer the Indian players.

Narsingh Yadav gets NADA's clean chit; may participate in Rio Olympics

Published on: 02-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NADA found that the wrestler is a victim of sabotage done by a competitor and thus deserves the benefit of article 10.4 of the NADA’s anti-doping code.

2016 Rogers Cup concluded

Published on: 02-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The men's competition is a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour. The women's competition is a Premier 5 tournament on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

Patna Pirates beats Jaipur Pink Panthers to win Pro Kabaddi League Season 4

Published on: 02-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this win, Patna Pirates became the only team to lift the trophy twice in the tournament’s history of four editions. The Puneri Paltan was placed at the third place in the edition after they defeated Telugu Titans by 40-35 score.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 German Grand Prix of F1

Published on: 01-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 2016 German Grand Prix turned out to be fourth consecutive win for Hamilton. The previous three are 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, 2016 British Grand Prix and 2016 Austrian Grand Prix.

Mohun Bagan Ratna conferred on Syed Nayeemuddin

Published on: 01-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Nayeemuddin was chosen for the prestigious award for his overall contribution to the club and the country both as a player and as a coach. The former India captain became the 16th recipient of the prestigious award.

India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October 2016

Published on: 01-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The participants of the tournament include India, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya.

Muralitharan, Lohmann, Morris and Rolton to be inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With the announcement, off-spinner Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  The four iconic cricketers were voted by the ICC Cricket Hall of Famers as well as members of the media.

IOC to launch Olympic Channel on August 21

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The channels original programming will include short-form and long-form content, focusing on elite athletes, their quest for success and sport around the world.

Odisha announces Rs 60 lakh special incentive for Rio Olympic qualifiers

Published on: 27-JUL-2016
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The six sportspersons are sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda and four hockey players are Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra.

Parveen Rana to replace Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics

Published on: 27-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

United World Wrestling earlier asked Indian Olympic Association that since the positive test occurred outside of the qualification event they would be allowed to replace Yadav with another wrestler, or else vacate the qualification spot.

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist was selected for the games ahead of the celebrated Sushil Kumar after a lengthy legal battle.

Feliciano Lopez wins 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad was the 49th edition of the Swiss Open, and a part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series of the 2016 ATP World Tour.

Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold in World Athletics championships

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His 86.48m effort helped India in bringing its first world record as well as the country’s first-ever gold in any World athletics championships.

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

Published on: 23-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

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