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V K Vismaya won gold in womens 400m held at MJS athletics Czech Republic

V K Vismaya won gold in womens 400m held at MJS athletics Czech Republic 30th August, 2019 - Indian sprinter V K Vismaya won a best timing of 52.12s and won the gold medal in the women's 400m run at the International Athletic Meeting Josef Seckr Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic. The 22-year-old Indian won the yellow metal, while compatriots Poovamma Machettira and Subha Venkatesan finished second and third with timings of 53.47s and Sudha 53.67s respectively. Vismaya scored a personal best of 52.48 at Nove Mesto and Metuj (CZE) along with the quartermilers in Europe. Hima Das recently won six gold medals in European races.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Lt Gen Puri became first serving first serving Lt Gen to complete 1,200 km Paris Brest Paris circuit

Lt Gen Puri became first serving first serving Lt Gen to complete 1,200 km Paris Brest Paris circuit 29th August, 2019 - Lieutenant General Anil Puri completed France's oldest cycling event, 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit. He became the first serving Lieutenant General-rank officer of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Puri, the 56-year-old officer completed the event by cycling non-stop for 90 hours. 367 participants represented India. Around 80 successfully completed the trek. Six army personnel secured berths at the event for having completed at least one 1,000-km non-stop cycling event during their respective careers. 1,200- km

Paris-Brest-Paris circuit: Rambouillet hosted the 1,200- km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit 2019 event. The event was started in 1931. Over 31,125 riders have managed to complete Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur since then.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

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PV Sindhu won Gold at the 2019 BWF World Championships

PV Sindhu won Gold at the 2019 BWF 26th August, 2019 - Indian badminton and World number five PV Sindhu won gold at the BWF World Championships 2019. She became the first-ever Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at the event. PV Sindhu defeated world number four Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and secured 21-7, 21-7. This is her fifth medal at the world championships. With this, she has become only the fourth singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals. In the previous editions of the World Championships, she secured:
  • Bronze in 2013
  • Bronze in 2014
  • Silver in 2017
  • Silver in 2018
  • Gold in 2019
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships was held from 19 to 25 August in Basel, Switzerland. It is the 25th edition of the championship and 45 countries participated in the badminton tournament.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

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Indian team retain top-spot in ICC test rankings

20th August, 2019 - ICC Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot in the Test batsmen's rankings.It is officially released by the International Cricket Council in Dubai. Australia's Steve Smith occurred the second position. Smith overtook New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson to reach the second spot. Smith is just nine points behind Kohli. Kohli has 922 points. Smith has 913 points. Australia's Pat Cummins retained the top spot. India are on top of the team table with 113 points followed by New Zealand 111 points and South Africa 108 points. International Cricket Council Chairperson: Shashank Manohar Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Founded: 15 June 1909

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Hima and Anas won gold in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019

19th August, 2019 - Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won gold at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in the Czech Republic. They won gold in the women's and men's 300m category respectively. India's Nirmal Tom clinched bronze in men's 300m category. Muhammed Anas clocked 32.41 seconds to claim gold in the event. India's Nirmal Tom clocked 33.03 seconds. This is her 6th gold medal this year 2019. On July 20 she clinched gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

India clinched gold at Under- 12 Asian Tennis Team Championship 2019 in Kazakhstan

19th August, 2019 - India won gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship. The event held in Kazakhstan. India defeated Chinese Taipei in the score 2-1 in the summit clash to win the title. The final was a tie of three matches. Indian Team won both the singles matches. The team comprised of Manas Dhamme, Arnav Paprakar and Tamil Nadu's Pranav Rethin. Manas and Rethin won their singles matches.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

India won historic Gold at 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship

India won historic Gold at 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship 18th August, 2019 - Indian men’s cyclist team won a gold medal at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. The team is comprised of Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh, and Rohit Singh. It is India’s 1st-ever gold in a global cycling competition. Indian cyclist team defeated Australia. The 44.681 seconds in the gold medal race. The Indian men’s junior team is ranked No. 2, behind Malaysia In individual Men’s Keirin Event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships. In individual Men’s Keirin Event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Esow Alben of India won a bronze medal.
About Esow Alben:
  • At present, Esow Alben, cycling star from Andaman and Nicobar Islands is top-ranked junior cyclist in the world in sprint and keirin event.
  • He became the first Indian to win a medal at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships when he won silver in men’s Keirin event.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Bajrang Punia to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019

Bajrang Punia to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019 17th August, 2019 - Bajrang Punia awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019. It is the highest country award in India. Bajrang Punia is set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019. The country's highest sporting honour. Punia will be rewarded with the award for his consistent showing in the field of wrestling. Punia along with Vinesh Phogat was recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious award.
His achievements:
  • Punia stamped his authority in the Asian circuit.
  • He won the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China.
  • Punia won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle wrestling event at the Asian Games held in Jakarta.
  • He defeated Japanese wrestler Takatani Daichi 11-8.
  • He won the gold medal in the same category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
  • He overcame Kane Charig of Wales by Technical Superiority to clinch the gold.
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were awarded the Khel Ratna Award. The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand who was honored for his performance in the year 1991-92.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Ravi Shastri appointed as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team

17th August, 2019 - Former Cricketer Ravi Shashtri appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team. His term will be for another two years. Cricket Advisory Committee is led by former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev. He is along with Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy conducted interviews of shortlisted candidates for Indian cricket team’s head coach. Shastri played the role of the Team Director earlier. He is currently the head coach of the Indian team. His term after given a 45-day extension following the World Cup. Shastri represented India in 80 Tests and 150 ODIs.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

P.T. Usha was appointed in AAAs Athletes Commission

P.T. Usha was appointed in AAAs Athletes Commission 15th August, 2019 - Legendary Indian sprinter P.T. Usha, one of India’s greatest athletes. She is appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s (AAA) Athletes Commission. This is the 2nd time she is appointed as member. P.T. Usha appointed a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission. She will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Rafael Nadal won Montreal Masters title

13th August, 2019 - Rafael Nadal won the Montreal Masters Cup. He won the 35th Masters crown. He defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev. He extended his record haul of Masters 1000 titles. Nadal got the title for the first time in his career. Rafael Nadal, it was the third title of 2019.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Amla retires from international cricket

10th August, 2019 - South African batsman Hashim Amla retired from all international cricket. Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is between his 15-year-long cricketing career. The score is more than 18,000 runs, including 55 centuries and 88 other scores in excess of 50. Hashim Mohammed Amla OIS is a former South African international cricketer who played for South Africa in all three formats of the game.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Serena Williams Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Paid Sports Women

Serena Williams Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Paid Sports Women 9th August, 2019 - US tennis superstar Serena Williams topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid women in sports for the fourth straight year. The business publication calculated that the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion earned $29.2 million in the 12-month period. Japan's Naomi Osaka burst to international stardom with a stunning upset of Williams in the 2018 US Open final and went on to win the Australian Open in January became just the fourth woman to earn more than $20 million in a year. Osaka's earnings is at $24.3 million, putting her second on a list dominated by tennis players. Former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber third on the list with earnings of $11.8 million followed by this year's Wimbledon champion Simona Halep. The highest placed athlete from a different sport was US footballer Alex Morgan, who clocked in at 12th. Morgan earned $5.8 million, most of it are in endorsements. Indian badminton star PV Sindhu and Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn were the other non-tennis players in the top 15.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

P.V. Sindhu among Forbes 2019 list of worlds highest-paid female athletes

8th August, 2019 - India's badminton star P.V. Sindhu is the only athlete from the country to be named among the world’s highest-paid female athletes by Forbes, a list topped by tennis great Serena Willams. Sindhu is tied for 13th place in The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019 list released by Forbes. She secured total earnings of $5.5 million, She became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour finals in 2018. The list of the world’s top 15 female athletes is topped by Williams. She earned total earnings of $29.2 million. The second spot is Naomi Osaka, she has a total earnings of $24.3 million.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Steve Smith becomes 2nd fastest to score 25 Test centuries

Steve Smith becomes 2nd fastest to score 25 Test centuries 7th August, 2019 - Steven Smith became the second-fastest batsman to register 25 centuries in the Test format. He achieved the feat during the second innings of the first Ashes Test match against England. He recorded his 25th century in 119th innings and went past Indian skipper Virat Kohli who had achieved the feat in 127 innings. Smith became the fifth Australian batsman to register centuries in both innings of Ashes Test. Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar achieved the milestone in his 130th Test innings. Don Bradman's record of 25 centuries in 68 innings remains unbeaten. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan lauded Smith the right-handed batsman is the best Test match. Australia managed to score 284 runs, owing to Smith's knock of 144 runs. Australia, England scored 374 runs, gaining a lead of 90 runs. Smith became the second-fastest to register 24 centuries in the Test format. Smith recorded his 24th century in 118th innings. Virat Kohli achieved the feat in 123 innings.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Fiona Kolbinger first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

7th August, 2019 - German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger won the mixed annual 4,000km(2,485 miles) cycling Transcontinental Race from Burgas in Bulgaria. She becomes the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races. She took 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes to complete the challenge. It includes about 40,000 metres (131,000ft) of climbing. Bulgaria Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior, and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Lewis Hamilton won Hungarian Grand Prix

5th August, 2019 - Formula One Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix He defeated Max Verstappen for a record-extending seventh time. He won 62 points clear in the championship. Lewis Hamilton He is a British racing driver races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. He is one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

Month: Current Affairs August 2019

Shane Lowry claimed the British Open 2019 at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland

23rd July, 2019 - Irishman Shane Lowry claimed the British Open 2019 at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland. It is his first major golfing title. He defeated Tommy Fleetwood and won the title. He is the second player from the country to claim the title. Earlier, the title was claimed by Padraig Harrington in 2007 and 2008. He won USD1,935,000 which takes him to No.1 on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Vijayveer wins his 3rd gold at Junior Shooting World Cup

17th July, 2019 - Vijayveer Sidhu took his third gold medal of the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. He combined with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to clinch the men's 25m pistol event. For Adarsh, it was his second gold of the competition. India maintained its top spot at the medal standings after day three with 7 gold 7 Silver and 2 Bronze in a total of 16 medals. China is second with 5 Gold 3 Silver and 5 bronze. The day's second medal came in the men's 10m Air Rifle with the trio of Hriday Hazarika, Yash Vardhan and Paarth Makhija winning the team silver with a combined score of 1877.4. It was just 0.4 less than the gold-winning Chinese team's score.

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno

16th July, 2019 - Indian athlete Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Mohammad Anas: Anas won his own national record in men’s 400m race and clocked with an effort of 45.21 seconds. Earlier, he set the national record as he clocked 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018. Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland. Hima Das: Hima Das timed 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. She won another gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and one more at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in within 2 weeks. The other gold winner in the event are: Archana in 100m (11.74 sec) Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05) Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec) Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m) Women’s 4×100 relay(45.81 sec)

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Sharath Kamal voted IOC Sportsperson of the Year

16th July, 2019 - Sharath Kamal voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave. The other nominees were cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Grandmaster B Adhiban, hockey player Simranjeet Singh and table tennis player Manika Batra. Sharath Kamal is a professional table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, India. He was among the five nominees for whom votes were polled by over 60 elite sportspersons employed with the oil major.

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title

15th July, 2019 - Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title. She created Wimbledon history by becoming the first Romanian to win the Grand slam 2019 title. She secured 6-2, 6-2 and defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams.

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Djokovic won Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title

15th July, 2019 - Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title He defeated Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours. The match to be decided in the fifth set. Federer and Djokovic won two sets each in the longest ever final. This is Djokovic's 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title. He is level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon winner. Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Olympic Games‎: ‎(‎2008‎) Tour Finals‎: ‎W (‎2008‎, ‎2012‎, ‎2013‎, ‎2014‎, ‎2015‎)

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Sunil Chhetri and Ashalata Devi conferred with top honours at AIFF Awards

11th July, 2019 - Sunil Chhetri, Indian men’s football team captain named the Men’s Footballer of the year 2019 at the All India Football Federation‘s (AIFF) Awards. He won the award for the third consecutive year. He is also the second-highest active international scorer after Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. In women’s category, it was conferred to footballer Ashalata Devi. Some of the Award winners in the football category are AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year - Dangmei Grace (Manipur) Best grassroots development program - Jammu and Kashmir Football Association AIFF Award for the Best Assistant Referee - Joseph Tony (Karnataka) AIFF Award for the Best Referee - R Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu)

Month: Current Affairs July 2019

Dravid was appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru

Dravid was appointed as the Head of Cricket at the NCA 10th July, 2019 - Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The appointment was announced and approved by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 8 July. He is currently the vice-president of India Cements. Roles and Duties: Dravid will work closely with the National Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams which includes India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives. He will monitor progress against these objectives for the developmental teams. The role expects him to provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches. Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the india national team. He is colloquially known as Mr. Dependable, and often referred to as The Great Wall. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the Head Coach for the India under 19 and india A teams. He is known for his sound batting technique. In his career, Dravid has scored nearly 25,000 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

Month: Current Affairs July 2019