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Michael Phelps becomes first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same event

Aug 12, 2016
With his 13th individual gold medal, Phelps broke a 2168 year old Olympic Record, set by Leonidas of Rhodes, who had held the most Olympic Individual titles of all time, with twelve.

Legendary Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad passes away

Aug 12, 2016
The highest of Hanif's Test centuries was a famous 337 made against West Indies in a six-day test at Bridgetown in 1957/58. It remains the longest innings in Test history.

Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov wins men's 77kg weightlifting gold at Rio Olympics

Aug 11, 2016
Rahimov had to lift 214kg to win, 4kg more than China’s Lu Xiaojun clean and jerk world record, which he set at the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships. Lu took the silver at 379kg and Mohamed Ihab of Egypt claimed the bronze.

Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin wins men's 200m breaststroke at Rio Olympics

Aug 11, 2016
United States’ Joshua Prenot won the silver in the 200-meter breaststroke and Anton Chupkov of Russia finished third, securing the bronze.

Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant dedicated to nation

Aug 11, 2016
The reactors are being built jointly by Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Atomstroyexport company, a subsidiary of Rosatom (the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex).

Yesteryear Tamil actress Jyothilakshmi passes away

Aug 10, 2016
Some of her Telugu movies include Gandharva Kanya (1979), Sitaramulu' (1980) and the hugely-successful film Prem Nagar starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Veteran writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam passes away

Aug 10, 2016
He is popular for writing over 100 Tamil films, including hits like Murattu Kaalai, Sakalakala Vallavan and Apoorva Sagodhargal. While late filmmaker K. He worked with Rajinikanth in 23 films.

K M Hanumantharayappa assumes charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board

Aug 10, 2016
Hanumantharayappa is a sericulturist and a weaver. He is a senior political leader from Bharatiya Janata Party and hails from Doddaballapura, a traditional silk weaving cluster in Karnataka.

Rajeev Krishnan appointed as Managing Director of Max Hypermarkets India

Aug 10, 2016
As managing director, Krishnan will guide and direct the strategy and execution of the Hypermarket & Supermarket business of the SPAR brand in India, and will report to the board of Max Hypermarket, a franchisee of SPAR India.

RBI releases Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17

Aug 10, 2016
One of the key announcements under the policy was that the RBI Governor Raghuram G Rajan kept the Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 percent.

Irom Sharmila ends 16-year-long fast

Aug 10, 2016
Sharmila went on a hunger-strike at the age of 28 with a primary demand of repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 from Manipur.

American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 21st Olympic Gold Medal

Aug 10, 2016
On 9 August 2016, Phelps won his 21st gold medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay together with Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte.

Odisha Crime Branch rescues 1051 children in first phase of Operation Muskan-2

Aug 10, 2016
The southern Odisha district Ganjam topped the list with the rescue of 93 children followed by Jajpur (87), Dhenkanal (79), Kendrapara (69) and Nayagarh (65).

Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India

Aug 10, 2016
On the other hand, Ashok Kumar Garg and Raj Kamal Verma have been appointed as Executive Director (ED) of Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India respectively. Gopal Murli Bhagat and Himanshu Joshi have been appointed as ED of Corporation Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce respectively.

Yoga guru TKV Desikachar passes away

Aug 9, 2016
He was known for transforming the way yoga was practised and turned it into both a wellness concept and a therapy.
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