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Current Affairs August 2016

 

 

Important Days – August 2016
Date Important Days This Year’s Theme
1 to 7 August World Breastfeeding Week ‘Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development’

 

August 6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
August 7 National Handloom Day (India)
August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education’

 

August 10 International Biodiesel Day
August 12 International Youth Day
August 13 International Left-Handers Day
August 19 World Humanitarian Day ‘One Humanity’
August 19 World Photo Day
August 20 Sadbhavana Diwas (India)
August 20 World Mosquito Day
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 29 National Sports Day (India)
August 29 International Day Against Nuclear Tests
August 29 Telugu Language Day (India)
1st Sunday of August International Friendship Day

 

 

 

Books & Authors – August 2016
Book/Novel Author
R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs Chaitanya Padukone
Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are Not Marginal Minds Anil Gupta
Patriots, Poets and Prisoners: Selections from Ramananda Chatterjee’s The Modern Review, 1907-1947 Edited by Anikendra Sen, Devangshu Datta and Nilanjana Roy
Chitt-Chete Autobigoraphy of Padma Sachdev for which she got Saraswati Samman 2015

 

 

 

Committees in News – August 2016    
Purpose Headed By
Panel constituted to act as the “single-point interface” to coordinate with the Justice Lodha committee and advise and guide BCCI Markandey Katju
National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Advisory panel set up by Myanmar Govt. to find “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against the minority Rohingya Muslims Kofi Annan
Review committee to probe Indian shooters’ Rio Games debacle Abhinav Bindra
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted committee to study various facets of household finance in India Dr. Tarun Ramadorai
Union Govt. has constituted a committee to look at easing the policy regime for e-commerce players, including the rules for foreign direct investment (FDI) Amitabh Kant
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has constituted a new committee to “review” the existing media policy for communicating the activities of the board and the income tax department to the public. Gopal Mukherjee
Committee formed to strengthen border protection and to address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border Madhukar Gupta
Committee set up for exploring other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons TVSN Prasad

 

 

 

Awards/Honours/Achievements – August 2016
Awardee Award
Lt. Col. Niranjan Shaurya Chakra (posthumous)
Havildar Hangpan Dada Ashok Chakra (posthumous)
P V Sindhu Silver Medal at Rio Olympics in Badminton – Women’s Singles Category
P V Sindhu CRPF has decided to appoint her as its brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank of Commandant
Sakshi Malik Bronze Medal at Rio Olympics in Wrestling – Women’s 58 kg Category
Sakshi Malik Rani Laxmi Bai Award by Uttar Pradesh Govt
West Bengal All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015
Madhya Pradesh National Tourism Award 2014-15 for ‘Comprehensive Development of Tourism’
Anita Gopalan 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her English translation of Hindi novel “ Simsim ” by Geet Chaturvedi
Gujarat First prize as ‘Best Film Promotion Friendly State’ at National Tourism Awards 2014-15
Vivek Teja Won Martial Arts Championship in Sydney and has become World Karate Champion
Rajasthan First state to approve ‘Sewage and Waste Water Policy’
Nita Ambani First Indian woman to be elected as member of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Shubha Mudgal Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) Oldest bowler to take a Test Hat-trick
Goa State Tourism Department ‘Film Tourism Destination of The Year’ Award at India International Travel Mart (IITM), Chennai
Azim Premji & Shiv Nadar Only two Indians, who have featured in Forbes list of 100 richest ‘Tech Tycoons’
Assam First state to ratify GST Bill
M S Subbulakshmi United Nations will issue a stamp to mark her birth centenary
Bill Gates Topped the Forbes list of 100 Richest Tech Tycoons
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Best Actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2016
Sonam Kapoor Best Actress award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2016
Pune India’s first bio-CNG plant has been inaugurated
Chinese Scientists First in the world to inject people with cells modified using gene-editing technology in a groundbreaking clinical trial
P Shanmugam Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu
A R Rahman Tamil Ratna Award by America Tamil Sangam
Virender Sehwag Has been awarded the honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
China World’s highest + longest glass bridge was opened for visitors
Sunita Jain 25th Vyas Samman 2015 for her poetry collection “Kshama”
M. Jeen Britto Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award by IIT-Kharagur for his exemplary innovation in the field of Cryogenics Instrumentation and Automation

 

Kamal Haasan Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Annual Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award  by Sursagar Society of Dilli Gharana
N Ramachandran Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement
Abas Kiarostami Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award (posthumous)
Maharashtra First State in India to draft its own internal security act
Deepika Padukone Featured in Forbes’ top 10 highest paid actresses of the world
GPS enabled mobile app of Telangana Arogyasri Healthcare Trust Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)’s healthcare excellence award
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan Have featured in Forbes’ list of world’s top 20 highest-paid actors
Dwayne Johnson Has topped Forbes’ list of world’s top 20 highest-paid actors
G Satheesh Reddy First IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
Lalita Babar (steeplechase athlete)

Shardul Gagare (Chess Player)

Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016
M S Dhoni World Record – Captained India in a record 325th game (most by a player in history)
Gujarat First state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs under the Centre’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme
Bibhuti Lahkar First Asian to be nominated for IUCN’s prestigious ‘Heritage Heroes Award’
Cipla and Godrej Featured in The Fortune 2016 ‘Change the World’ list which recognises companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy
S K Sharma – Chairman and MD of Bharat Electronics Ltd. Most Enterprising CEO in Electronics Sector by the Indo Global Business Council (IGBC)
Warangal Best Heritage City Award at National Tourism Awards 2014-15
Suzlon Energy, Tata Chemicals, BHEL, Thermax, Havells India, IDFC Ltd. and Exide Industries Have featured in carbon-clean list of 200 largest companies worldwide ranked by their total clean-energy revenues.
Asian Paints, TCS, Sun Pharma, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hindustan Unilever  1.       Have featured in Forbes world’s 100 most innovativecompanies list

 

 

>>> Winners of National Sports Awards 2016 – Download PDF

 

 

 

Meetings/Conferences/Summits – August 2016
Event Venue
SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference Islamabad, Pakistan
7th Meeting of SAARC Immigration authorities Islamabad, Pakistan
First ever SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference Islamabad, Pakistan
First technology meet under the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for Northeast India Guwahati, Assam
64-day-long theatre festival organised by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) Kolkata
12day long Krishna Pushkar festival  celebration that comes once in every 12 years Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
First National Conference of Investigating Agencies New Delhi
22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair New Delhi
Eighth Meeting of the Heads of SAARC Statistical Organisations (SAARCSTAT) New Delhi
India International Footwear Fair New Delhi
Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 2016 Bhutan
Two-day meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarian’s Forum Jaipur
Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) Nairobi, Kenya
Maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named ‘Prakampana’ (‘Cyclone’ in Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management  Visakhapatnam

 

 

Appointments – August 2016
Person Designation/Post
Dilip Rath Interim Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
Rani Singh Nair Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
Youssef Chahed Prime Minister of Tunisia
Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prime Minister of Nepal
Angela Ruggiero Head of International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission
Sudhanshu Mani General Manager of Integral Coach Factory (ICF)
Vijay Rupani Chief Minister of Gujarat
Nitin Patel Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat
K M Hanumantharayappa Chairman of Central Silk Board
Takehiko Nakao President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Najma Heptullah Governor of Manipur
Kiran Bedi Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
V P Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab
Banwarilal Purohit Governor for Assam
Edgar Lungu President of Zambia
PM Narendra Modi New face of Incredible India campaign of the Union Culture and Tourism Ministry
Ketan Mehta Has been approached by the Film Federation of India (FFI) to head the jury that will select India’s official entry to the Oscars 2017
P D Gupta Vice Chancellor of Mumbai-based Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)
Sakshi Malik Brand Ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign for Haryana
Sharmila Tagore New member of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), the self-regulatory body which hears complaints against TV content
Ajay Devgn Goodwill Ambassador for Kentucky Fried Chicken’s ‘add HOPE’ initiative, aimed to raise funds to provide meals to underprivileged children in India
Gautam Thakur Chairman of Saraswat Co-operative Bank
Deepika Padukone Brand Ambassador of Vistara Airlines
Urjit Patel Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Saina Nehwal Brand Ambassador of ITC’s Savlon
Usain Bolt Chief Speed Officer at Digicel
Novak Djokovic President of ATP Player Council

 

 

 

Obituary (Deaths) – August 2016
Person Associated with Field/Area of Work
Braj Kachru Indian-American Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Ahmed Zewail Nobel Prize Winning Chemist from Egypt
Mahim Bora Writer from Assam
Vietnam Veedu Sundaram Tamil Film Director
Kalikho Pul Former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Panchu Arunachalm Tamil Film producer
TKV Desikachar Yoga Guru
Jyothilakshmi Tamil Actress
Hanif Mohammad Former Pakistani Cricketer
Na. Muthukumar Tamil Lyricist
Gurdial Singh Punjabi Writer
T A Razaq Malyalam Scriptwriter
Gobind Tej Actor and Film Director from Odisha
Subrata Banerjee Cricket International Umpire
Joyce Carol Thomas Children’s Author
Dr. Donald A Henderson Leader of World Health Organisation’s War on Small Pox
S R Nathan Longest serving President of Singapore
George E. Curry American Journalist
K K Sreedharan Nair Former editor of Malayalam daily “Mathrubhumi”
A R Kidwai Former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal & Haryana
Dinanath Pathy Painter, Writer, Historian
Pramukh Swami Maharaj Spiritual Head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

 

 

 

Indian States and UTs News – August 2016
  • Andhra Pradesh has inked a MoU with Japan to develop food value chain in the state
  • NTPC has commissioned 50 MW capacity of NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Power Project Stage-I in Andhra Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh Police Department has recently launched the DNA Index System (DIS), the first-of-its-kind initiative that allows generation of DNA profiles from live samples like saliva and blood stains within 90 to 120 minutes
  • Assam State Govt. formally startedthe verification of rhino horns, stored in its various treasuries since 1980
  • Gujarat is planning to set up India’s first textile university at Surat
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the first phase of SAUNI (Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation) Yojana at Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat
  • Himachal Pradesh State Govt. has decided to plant 1 crore saplings this year, to increase Green Cover in the state
  • Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has inaugurated country’s first facility to produce nickel at Ghatshila, Jharkhand
  • Jharkhand State has introduced the e-POS (electronic point of sale) system, that would enable genuine beneficiaries to get grains by taking their finger prints
  • Jharkhand is the first state in the country to have implemented Public Fund Management System (PFMS)
  • Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in which Dharwad district of Karnataka
  • Kerala State Cabinet has decided to appoint V S Achuthanandan as the chairman of the fourth Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission with Cabinet rank
  • Maharashtra State Govt. has relaunched ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashri’ scheme to improve girl child ratio
  • Maharashtra State Govt. has recently signed an agreement with the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for developing 10 airports in the state under the centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)
  • Maharashtra State Govt. has decided to launch an initiative ‘mission transform’ of 1,000 villages across state to improve livelihood condition and sustainable development of villages with the help of corporate sector and civil society
  • Commemorating the Platinum Jubilee anniversary of the Quit India Movement, Maharashtra State Government has launched the Quit India Movement – 2 against various social evils
  • Nagaland State Govt. has decided to grant33 percent reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
  • Odisha State Govt. has recently launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayta Yojna’ – a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers
  • Punjab State Govt. has formed a drug advisory committee to suggest ways to curb the drug menace in the state
  • Punjab has launched ‘Kisan Suvidha’ mobile app to provide basic information on weather updates, crop prices and expert advice to farmers in the state
  • Telangana has received thehighest number of gallantry medals for police personnel in the country on the eve of Independence Day 2016
  • Telangana has launched ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ a project to provide safe drinking water through pipeline
  • West Bengal is poised to achieveelectrification of 100% household by March 2017, two years ahead of the centres deadline of 2019
  • Goa government has signed a memorandum of understanding with GoogleIndia to promote digital literacy and drive the digital transformation in the state
  • Maharashtra and Telangana have signed a pact for three irrigation projects to be constructed on Godavari, Pranahita and Painganga rivers
  • The urban development ministry has certified 10 towns – five each in Maharashtraand Telangana – as Open Defecation Free (ODF)

 

 

Govt. Schemes/Yojanas/Initiatives – August 2016
  • Union Health Ministry has launched ‘MAMTA’ a nationwide programme to promote breastfeeding
  • Railways has launched Rail Geet, a 3-minute song with moving trains visuals, to enthuse railway men and establish connect with general public at large
  • Women and Child Development MinisterManeka Gandhi has started a campaign to mark 11th August as Daughter’s Day
  • Union Cabinet has granted ex post facto approval to the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks
  • Government has notified the national ‘Early Childhood Care and Education’ (ECCE) policy which aims to achieve holistic development of children below 6 years of age
  • Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Uma Bharti have jointly launched ‘Smart Ganga City’, a programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage network there on hybrid annuity mode on public private partnership basis
  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has recently launched ‘Sugamya Pustakalay’ – an online library for Persons with print disabilities as part of the Accessible India Campaign
  • President Pranab Mukherjee launched ‘Akashvani Maitree’ channel for Bengali listeners, an initiative which will provide a platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture
  • Aimed at helping victims of child sexual abuse, Women and Child Development Ministry has launched a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) E-box for online registering of such complaints
  • The Union minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary AffairsAnanth Kumar has launched a mobile App. Named ‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ which has been developed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) which shows the MRP fixed by NPPA for various scheduled drugs on real time basis
  • ‘Mera Aspataal’ initiative has been launched by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda, that seeks to empower the patients by seeking their views on quality of experience in a public healthcare facility

 

 

Banking/Economy/Finance/Corporate News – August 2016
  • Union Govt. has asserted that it would stick to the deadline of 1st April 2017 for the roll-out of the goods and services tax (GST)
  • Japanese Cabinet approved an economic stimulus package worth 275 billion dollars in an attempt to kick-start the economy and boost growth
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been made the nodal authority for banks to report high value frauds worth over Rs 50 Crore in public sector banks
  • Nestle has topped Fortune Magazine’s list of the ‘Most Admired Food Companies’ for 11 consecutive years, since 2006
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) application has become operational
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been appointed by Maharashtra State Government as the implementation partner to convert Nagpur into country’s first large scale, integrated, smart city
  • State Bank of India has introduced home loan products for Central/ State government/ public sector undertaking employees (‘Privilege Home Loan’) and defence personnel (‘Shaurya Home Loan’), whereby they will get the benefit of repaying the loan over a longer period and at softer interest rates
  • The Union Government has notified 4% inflation target with a range of plus/minus 2 per cent for the next five years under the monetary policy framework agreement with the Reserve Bank
  • Syndicate Bank has embarked on a large scale transformation program called “Project Ananya” that focuses on improved customer service and offering latest indigital banking services
  • E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Group along with Crossword and Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust has launched ‘Mission Million Books’ a pan-India initiative inviting Indian citizens to donate textbooks and educational material for the underprivileged
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank has started an ‘Innovation Lab’ in Bengaluru to tap into the best technology that impacts its operations, and is open to investing in start-ups
  • Indian Railways will collaborate with Google for digitizing and showcasing its heritage on digital platforms
  • Federal bank has tied up with Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) for distribution of Indian Gold Coins (IGC)and has thus become first among the private sector banks to offer this product to its customers
  • Mahindra & Mahindra has launched cloud based platform DiGiSENSE for route planning, vehicle utilisation alerts and trip optimisation
  • HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company and the Max group entities have finalised the merger of Max insurance arm with the former, creating the largest private sector insurance company with a market valuation of Rs 65,000 crore
  • ICICI Bank has unveiled a feature ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, that enables its mobile application users to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone
  • Doha Bank, one of the prominent banks inQatar, has formally inaugurated its first branch in Kochi, Kerala
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government’s revised guidelines for 2016-17
  • State Bank of India has approved the merger of its operations with 5 of its associate banks- State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala and Bharatiya Mahila Bank 
  • To curb illegal and unauthorised pooling of funds by unscrupulous firms, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a website sachet.rbi.org.in, which will help people obtain information about entities allowed to collect deposits
  • Canara Bank launched Unified Payment Interface [UPI] App named ‘Empower’
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its annual report released on August 29, 2016 said that India’s growth is likely to be pegged at 7.6% in the current fiscal year
  • Karnataka Bank has launched ‘KBL-SMARTz’, a mobile application built on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
  • The Finance Ministry has allowed large non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to take recourse to the SARFAESI law to recover bad loans
  • As declared by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), India’s income taxpayer base has touched 7.4 crore

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Reports/Index/Study/Research – August 2016
  • As per a study by ASSOCHAM, Delhi has highest percentage of diabetic population (Above 40% of total population)
  • As per a study by ASSOCHAM, Uttarakhand has emerged as the top state in India in terms ofgrowth in the industry and service sectors in the last ten years (2004-05 to 2014-15)
  • As Informed by Health Ministry, there is onedoctor for every 893 patients in the country, if allopathic doctors and those practicing Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy streams are considered together
  • As per Commerce Ministry, India has witnessed highest-ever Tea production during 2015-16, at 1233.14 million kilograms
  • India scored a major improvement in its Global Innovation Indexranking this year, moving up to the 66th place from 81 in 2015
  • Switzerland has topped the Global Innovation Index 2016
  • According to a report released by The National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) in partnership with Akamai Technologies Inc., India is expected to have 730 million internet users by year 2020 with 75% of new user growth expected to come from rural areas
  • According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Melbourne, Australia has been ranked as world’s most livable city for a sixth consecutive year
  • According to a study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), India ranked 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries
  • India has ranked at 77th position out of 171 countries on World Risk Report 2016 – (index that assessed risk of disaster)
  • India ranks 4th on Civil Unrest Index (released by London-based risk analytics firm) that ranks almost 200 countries in terms of their exposure to protests, mass demonstrations, ethnic or religious violence
  • According to a report by New World Wealth, India was ranked 7th on the list of top 10 wealthiest countries in the world with a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion
  • India has now been ranked 35 amongst 160 countries compared to earlier rank of 54 inLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 released by World Bank

 

 

 

Defence News – August 2016
  • The Defence Ministry has approved the buying of one C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft, worth about 900 crore, from United States
  • India’s first military heritage website, www.coloursofglory.org has been launched

 

 

 

Sports Bits – August 2016
  • Patna Pirates team won final match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 4
  • Novak Djokovic won men’s singles title at Rogers Cup 2016 (tennis tournament)
  • Simona Halep won Rogers Cup 2016 women’s singles title
  • Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1 German Grand Prix
  • Abhijeet Gupta has won Commonwealth Chess Championship
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica created an unprecedented record of a triple treble (first athlete to win 9 gold medals in sprinting events of Olympics)
  • Marin Cilic defeated Andy Murray to win the Cincinnati Masters (Tennis Tournament) in Men’s Singles category
  • Karolina Pliskova defeated Angelique Kerber to win the final match of Cincinnati Masters (Tennis Tournament) in Women’s Singles category
  • Vikash Anand won a ‘double’ to clinch the title in the MRF Formula 1600 categoryat Indian National Racing Championship
  • Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova have won Cincinnati Masters (Tennis Tournament) title in Women’s Doubles category
  • Cal Crutchlow (motorcycle racer) has won Czech Grand Prix
  • Man Kaur, 100-year old athlete from India has won Gold Medal at American Masters Game
  • Sania Mirza has won Connecticut Open in doubles category with partner Monica Niculescu
  • Nico Rosberg won Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
  • Western Railwaywon the overall team championship in the 82nd All India Railway athletic Championship held at Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu
  • Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian to qualify for vault finals at Olympics
  • Dipika Pallikal (Female Squash Player) wins her 11th PSA title at Australian Open

 

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