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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 First Ever Khelo India University Games [ Sports ]

    First Ever Khelo India University Games

    • The first Khelo India University Games is going to be launched in Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha.

    • The game will be launched by Prime Minister of India through video conferencing.

    • The Khelo India University games are being launched by the governmen

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  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 1 Financial Assistance to Sports Academies [ Policy/Governance, Sports, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government of India recently has provided financial assistance for the Khelo India Scheme. The assistance is provided to organizations run by the government under Khelo India Scheme to academies run by Sports Authority of India as well as different Non-SAI academies accredite

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 Target Olympic Podium [ Sports ]

    The Target Olympic Podium Scheme was formulated by the Union Ministry of youth affairs and sports in July 2014 under the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 19 Medals Won by Team India at the World Skills International Competition 2019 [ Sports, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Total of 19 medals were won by the Team India at World Skills International Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The 19 medals include one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills. The Competition took place in Kazan on

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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 Fit India Movement Launched [ Sports, Health ]

    The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hoc

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 Title Sponsorship Rights Awarded to Paytm for 5 More Years [ Sports ]

    The Paytm’s association as title sponsor for Indian cricket has been extended for 5 more years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. This sponsorship extension is applicable to all cricket matches, domestic and international, played in India.

    This title sponsorship right

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 BCCI Comes Under NADA [ Sports ]

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 9th August 2019 agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The BCCI hereafter will adhere to anti-doping policy of NADA. Prior to this the Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM)

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  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 1 Virat Kohli Named ‘Leading Cricketer’ for the Third Successive Time by Wisden [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli was named leading cricketer of the year for 3rd successive time by The Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack. Kohli was picked as one of the five Wisden Cricketers along with England’s Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns.

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  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 1 Promotion of Sports Among Rural Youth [ Sports, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘Sports’ is a State subject and promotion of sports in the country, including promotion of Sports among rural youth is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) concerned.

    • The Cent

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  • Feb 8, 2019
  • 1 Ms. P.V. Sindhu Became the 1st Indian to Win BWF World Tour Finals [ Sports, Personalities ]

    Ace Badminton Player Ms. P. V. Sindhu scripted history by becoming the 1st Indian to win BWF World Tour Finals. PV Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist, created history on 16th December 2018 as she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals.

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  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 1 Sachin Tendulkar’S Coach Ramakant Achrekar Passes Away [ Sports, Personalities ]

    Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who is credited with shaping the early career of Sachin Yendulkar, Died on 2nd Jan, 2018. “He (Archrekar Sir) is no more with us. He passed away this evening, ” his kin Rashmi Dalvi told over phone.

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  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 1 Mary Kom Clinches Gold in World Boxing Championship [ Sports, Personalities ]

    India’s boxing legend Mary Kom won gold medal at World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. It was her 6th medal in World Boxing Championships. In final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine.

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS -2018 [ Sports, Awards ]

    National Sports Awards for 2018 is announced by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Awardees will receive their awards from President at special event at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awar

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 17) [ Education, Policy/Governance, Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess- First Indian Gymnast to make India proud at world stage by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016). Finished fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016) – best –ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history

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  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1 Declaring SAI Stadia as “Plastic Free Zones” [ Sports, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports are celebrating Swachhta Pakhwada from 1st to 15th August, 2018 under Swachh Bharat Mission Programme of Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 KHELO INDIA Launches Unique Programme to Nurture Sporting Talent [ Sports ]

    Sports Authority of India (SAI) shortlisted 734 young players for scholarship programme under KHELO INDIA Talent Identification Development Scheme. Move came following successful conduct of Khelo India School Games.

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  • 2 Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian to Win Gold at Gymnastics World Cup [ Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar, one of India’s leading gymnasts, scripted history by becoming 1st Indian gymnast to win gold medal in vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey on 8th July, 2018.

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  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 1 Prime Minister’S Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga – 2018 [ Sports ]

    Shri Vishwas Mandalik, Nasik & The Yoga Institute, Mumbai are recipients of Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution for promotion & development of Yoga for year 2018. Award for 2017 was won by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune.

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 Indian Naval Officer Commander Abhilash Tomy Selected for Golden Globe Race 2018 [ Sports, Defense ]

    Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy is selected to participate in prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1st July, 2018.

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  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 1 National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 [ Sports, Bills ]

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to National Sports Ordinance, 2018 on 1stJune, 2018. Ordinance had earlier received approval from Union Cabinet on 23rd May, 2018. Proposal for approval of ordinance was put forward by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 CWG 2018 Debutante Teenaged Manu Bhaker Gets Gold, Heena Sidhu Silver [ Sports ]

    At Commonwealth Games, teenage shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker won gold in women’s 10m air pistol event at Gold Coast, Australia while seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu took silver. Bhaker has marked her name in India’s list of firsts.

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 21st June 2018: 4th International Yoga Day Celebrations Main Event Held in Dehradun [ Sports, Important Days ]

    Union Ministry of AYUSH held the main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) on 21st June 2018 at Dehradun, U’Khand. 1st International Yoga Day (IYD) was celebrated across world on 21st June 2015.

    Key Details on

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  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 1 IIFCL Contributes Rs 10 Crore to National Sports Development Fund [ Sports ]

    India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) has made a contribution of Rs. 10 crore to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The contribution was the third instalment of the contribution made by IIFCL, taking its total contribution to Rs. 30 crore.

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 1st Medal at Ongoing ISSF World Cup-Air Warrior SGT Shahzar Rizvi (Important) [ Sports ]

    World record holder Shahzar Rizvi claimed India’s 1st medal at ongoing ISSF World Cup, winning 10m air pistol silver. He belonged to IAF Shooting team. At CWG, Mitharwal’s 2 bronze medals had come in 10m air pistol & 50m pistol events, while Rai had won 10m air pistol gold.

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympics Games for Special Children [ Sports, Defense ]

    Aviation based armed forces Wives Welfare Association along w/Special Olympics Bharat were directed opening function of Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympic Games for Special Children at Western Air Command Sports ground, Subroto Park.

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  • May 31, 2018
  • 1 Commonwealth Winners from India [ Sports ]

    India has finished Common Wealth Games 2018 with the 3rd rank in tournament with 26 Gold medals & total 66 medals. Ragala Venkat Rahul won Gold medal for weightlifting & motivates youngsters to pursue weightlifting.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 Sports Authority of India (SAI) Implementing Training Centre (STC) Scheme in HP [ Sports ]

    Sports Authority of India (SAI) was set up w/objective of promotion of Sports & Games. Also allocated responsibility of maintaining & utilizing infrastructure on behalf of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 16-Yr Haryana Girl is Youngest Indian to Win a World Cup Gold in Shooting in ISSF World Cup [ Sports, Awards ]

    Manu Bhaker, clinched women’s 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in a tournament organized by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Manu was introduced to shooting at her school Universal Senior Secondary school in Goriya Village in 201

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 International Cricket Council (ICC) Appoints Indra Nooyi as Independent Director [ Sports, Appointments ]

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced appointment of Indra Nooyi as its first female Independent Director. Who is Indra Nooyi? - Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian American businesswoman.

    • Current Chairwoman and CEO o

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1 Jhulan Goswami First Female Cricketer to Take 200 ODI Wickets [ Sports, Personalities ]

    Goswami achieved the feat of taking 200 one-day internationals wickets during the second ODI between India and South Africa. The 35-year-old, playing her 166th ODI, dismissed opener Laura Wolvaardt for her 200th wicket.

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  • 2 Guinness World Record Attempted for Playing Ice Hockey at Highest Altitude [ Sports ]

    Attempting a Guinness Book of World record for playing ice hockey at the highest altitude, a two-day tournament was organized at Chibra Kargyam in Ladakh’s Changthang region. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture.

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  • Feb 25, 2018
  • 1 Who Conceptualized Khelo India Anthem? the Khelo India Anthem [ Education, Sports ]

    Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, unveiled the schedule of Khelo India School Games 2018. The anthem is conceptualized by Ogilvy, composed by Louis Bank and the film has been produced by Nirvana Films.

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 Shooting Excluded from 2022 Commonwealth Games in 7 Optional Sports T20 Cricket Can Make Debut [ Sports ]

    India’s medal tally at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held at Birmingham, might take a hit as shooting has been excluded from the competition. Cricket could feature at the 2022 edition as a mixed-gender Twenty20 (T20) tournament.

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  • Nov 15, 2017
  • 1 Revamped Khelo India Programme Approved by Cabinet [ Sports ]

    Revamped Khelo India programme aiming to mainstreaming sports for individual development, community development, economic development, and national development was approved by Cabinet.

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Sports Sector Gets the Infrastructure Status- Important [ Sports ]

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs proposed addition of sports in the coordinated master list of infrastructure sub-sectors. Union Ministry of Finance gave approval. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had moved this proposal to address insufficiency of spo

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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 4 Indians Got Place in ESPN World Fame 100 List [ Sports ]

    Only four Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina got place in ESPNs most 100 famous active athletes in the world. Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo has stolenthe first place of the list.

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  • 2 French Open Mixed Doubles Won by Bopanna- Dabrowski [ Sports ]

    Rohan Bopanna of India and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada duo have won maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy by beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld of German and Colombian Robert Farah in the final.

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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • 1 Virat Kohli Ranked First No 1 Batsman in ICC ODI Player Rankings [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli has topped the list of recently released ICC ODI batting rankings and leave behind AB de Villiers of South Africa and David Warner of Australia. Kohli had ranked at top spot but only for just four days in January and along with him Shikhar Dhawan also ranked in top 10

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  • Jun 17, 2017
  • 1 Rafael Nadal Won French Open Title 10Time [ Sports ]

    Rafael Nadal of Spain has created history by winning French Open title continually for the 10th time, this year he has bitten Stan Wawrinka from Swiss with 6 - 2,6 - 3,6 - 1 score and this will becomes his fifteenth major title.

    • Rafa

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  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 1 Mouma-Manika: First Indian Pair to Reach Quarterfinals in World TT Championships [ Sports ]

    Manika Batra and Mouma Das pair have created history become the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals in the World Table Tennis Championship held in Dusseldorf. Previously the event was held in 2015 at Suzhou and in 2019 world TT championships will be held in Budapest.

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  • Jun 5, 2017
  • 1 Virat Kohli Ranked 3rd in Top 10 of ICC ODI Rankings [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli become only Indian cricketer to get ranked in top 10 l of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs because he managed to third spot in the ODI batsman’s chart. The top three batsmen in the list are:

    1. De Villiers of South Africa (874)
    2. David Warner of Australia (871)
    3. Kohli

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  • Jun 2, 2017
  • 1 C.a. Bhavani Devi: First Indian to Win a Gold in International Fencing Tournament [ Sports ]

    C. A Bhavani Devi has won a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament and with this achievement she becomes first Indian to win it. She has bagged gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship which was held in Reykjavik in Iceland by beating

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 Arjun Maini Becomes First Indian to Win a GP3 Race [ Sports ]

    Arjun Maini has created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a GP3 race. The 19-year-old triumphed in Barcelona three days after joining Haas F1 team as a development driver. Arjun Maini is supported by JK Racing and TVS

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 India Ranked 100th in FIFA Rankings [ Sports ]

    The Indian national football team scaled further heights to break into the top 100 of FIFA rankings, FIFA world football rankings for the first time in 21 years. India rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia and Myanmar.

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  • 2 Jhulan Goswami Become the Leading Wicket-Taker in Women’S One-Day Internationals [ Sports ]

    Former India women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals as the right-arm fast bowler surpassed the world record held by Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia.

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  • Apr 2, 2017
  • 1 India Won 73 Medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Game [ Sports ]

    India’s special athletes gave an impressive performance and won 73 medals in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria from March 14 - 25. The tournament, India took its tally to 73 medals by winning 8 - 0 against Austria.

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 Roger Federer Wins ATP Indian Wells Masters Title [ Sports ]

    Indian Wells - Roger Federer defeated fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka to claim a record-equaling fifth ATP title at the Indian Wells Masters. He is defeated Stan Wawrinka 6 - 4,7 - 5 in an all-Swiss final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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  • 2 Cheteshwar Pujara Plays Indian’S Longest Innings [ Sports ]

    Cheteshwar Pujara created history when he registered the longest Test innings for any Indian in Test cricket, in terms of balls. His 202 off 525 balls in the first innings during the third test – match against Australia at Ranchi.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Formation of Committee to Resolve Grievance of Women Sports Person Announced [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel Announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to address the grievances and complaints of women sports persons in India at the occasion of international women’s Day.

    Highlights:

    • Sports

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Sourabh Verma & Rituparna Das Won Singles Titles in National Badminton Championship [ Sports ]

    81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament held in Patna, Bihar. Sourabh Verma wins men’s singles crown. Rituparna Das wins women’s title. The top seeded pair of Satwik Sai Raj R and Maneesha K took mixed doubles crown with a hard fought.

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  • 2 Rugby: Indian Women Win Silver at Asian Sevens Trophy [ Sports ]

    Indian Women’s team settled for silver at Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Vientiane, Laos. The team participated under aegis of Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU). Seven teams that participated in this tournament played on a Round Robin basis.

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  • 3 Saina Nehwal to Represent Olympic Committee in BWF [ Sports ]

    Saina Nehwal was appointed a member of International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission (AC) last year. She is joining Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission as a representative of IOC AC.

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  • 4 Gopi, Athare Win Men’S and Women’S Races in Delhi Marathon [ Sports ]

    Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won men’s title in second edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon. While Monika Athare claimed honors in women’s section. Half marathon title won by G Lakshamanan. Manju Yadav won women’s half marathon title.

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  • 5 Kohli Named Captain of the Year at ESPNcricinfo Awards [ Sports ]

    Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as ‘Captain of Year’ at 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards. While England’s Ben Stokes won Test Batting Performance of the Year Award. West Indians topped chart with awards for Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite and Hayley Mathews.

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  • 6 ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai Wins Gold in 50m Pistol [ Sports ]

    Indian shooter Jitu Rai won a gold medal in 50m men’s air pistol event in the International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF World Cup. Rai will be competing in the 10m and 50m categories, and will be one of India’s biggest medal hopes this term India’s first gold medal in the comp

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