India bag four medals at Asian Archery

India has bagged four medals in the Asia Cup World Archery Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei. The feat comprised 3 silver medals and a bronze. India finished joint third with Iran in the championship. India ended their campaign behind toppers Korea and hosts Chinese Taipei.

CRPF jawan posthumously given PM’s medal

CRPF constable Harvinder Singh has been posthumously honoured with the PM’s police medal for saving the lives of Vaishno Devi pilgrims in 2016. Singh had been helping pilgrims reach the shrine when he saw some women and children trapped under a landslide. While saving them, he was hit by a huge rock, later succumbing to his injuries.

Jakhar claimed hammer gold

India won four medals a gold, a silver and two bronze on the first day of the four-day event in Gifu, Japan at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships. Ashish Jakhar set a new national record en route to winning a gold medal in the men’s hammer throw event. Jakhar, a former gold medalist at the 2016 Asian Junior Championships, threw the 6kg iron ball and chain to a distance of 76.86m.

First Indian to receive Linnean Medal

Indian botanist Kamaljit Bawa received the Linnean Medal in Botany from Linnean Society of London. Bawa is the 1st Indian to win the award ever since it was constituted in 1888. He was recognised for his pioneering research on evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation & non-timber forest products. Linnean Medal is awarded to a biologist every year by the Linnean Society of London

India’s highest decorated general passed away

India’s most decorated General, Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi, also known as Zoru Bakshi passed away. Decorated with Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal, Bakshi was instrumental in the historic capture of strategic Haji Pir pass from Pakistan army. He also took part in the World War II in the Burma in which he earned a Mention-in-Despatches.

Archery World Cup: India shines

India has won bronze in the compound mixed team event at the Archery World Cup.Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam combined to beat the Turkish team of Yesim Bostan and Demir Elmaagacli by a score of 154-148. This win is Verma’s seventh overall World Cup medal and India’s second bronze in compound archery at the World Cups since the start of 2017.

Rivzi gets silver at ISSF World Cup

Shahzar Rizvi on 24th April clinched India’s first medal at the ISSF World Cup, winning a silver in the 10m air pistol event.Rizvi had won the gold medal in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in March. Russia clinched the gold medal while the bronze went to Bulgaria.

Boxer Satish Kumar bags silver at CWG

Boxer Satish Kumar clinched silver after losing to England’s Frazer Clarke in the men’s super heavyweight category (+91 kg) to take India’s medal tally to 59 at CWG 2018.The 28-year-old became the first Indian to win silver in the men’s super heavyweight category at CWG. Paramjeet Samota had won gold in the category in the 2010 Games.

Sanjeev Rajput Clinches Gold in Shooting

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven. The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively. India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

Discus thrower Seema Punia won silver medal

India’s Seema Punia bagged her fourth successive medal at the Commonwealth Games by winning silver in women’s discus throw final with a throw of 60.41m in Gold Coast.The 34-year-old has now won three silver medals (2006, 2014 and 2018) and one bronze (2010) at the Games. Another Indian athlete Navjeet Dhillon won bronze in the same event.

Highest civilian honour to Indian President

President Ram Nath Kovind was conferred with the “Condecoracion”, the highest honour accorded to a non-citizen by the government of Equatorial Guinea.President Kovind was bestowed with the medal of the ‘Gran Colar de la Independencia’ by the President of Equatorial Guinea. The award was given for his contribution to the cause of development, security and world peace.

Weightlifter Pardeep claimed silver at CWG

Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh won a silver medal in the sport at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.Last year, Pardeep had claimed a surprise gold medal in his first senior competition in the 105kg category. Pardeep’s feat now takes India’s medal count to 13 at the Games and 9th in weightlifting alone.

Ravi Kumar won a bronze medal

Indian shooter Ravi Kumar won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Ravi acquired the third spot with a score of 224.1 after 22 shots. Australia’s Dane Sampson won the gold while Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki claimed silver. India are now third in the Games’ medal tally with 10 medals including 6 gold, 2 silver & 2 bronze

Weightlifter Deepak Lather got bronze medal

Indian weightlifter Deepak Lather won the bronze medal in the men’s 69 kg category on the Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games.Gareth Evans of Wales claimed gold medal while Sri Lanka’s Indika won the silver medal. India till now has four medals at the Gold Coast Games and all four have come from weightlifting.

Weight Lifter P.Gururaja won Silver medal

Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games by winning the silver medal in Weightlifting.In the 56 kilogram category, P Gururaja lifted a total weight of 249 kg to finish second in the event. Malaysia took the Gold medal, while Sri Lanka got the Bronze medal.

CWG 2018 inaugurated in Austrailia

The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games commenced in Gold Coast, Australia.The inaugural ceremony was held at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. For the first time, there will be the same number of men’s and women’s medal events at the Games.The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, was led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.

Canadian mathematician wins Abel Prize

Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands won the prestigious Abel Prize for developing a programme connecting representation theory to number theory. The prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2002 to honour outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. Along with the Fields Medal, it is one of the world‘s most prestigious maths prizes.

Deepa Malik becomes Asian Rank 1

Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik has won the gold in the F53/54 Javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. With this, she became the Asian rank one in the F-53 category. She has also qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.

Sanjivani Jadhav won bronze in China

India‘s long-distance athlete Sanjivani Jadhav bagged a bronze medal at the 14th Asian Cross Country Championship held at Guiyang in China. Sanjivani clocked 28 minutes 19 sec in the senior women‘s 8 km event to finish 3rd. In the team ranking, India finished 3rd in senior women‘s event and bagged bronze medal with 28 points, finishing behind 1st placed Japan (12) and 2nd placed China (14).

Gora Ho gets gold at Asia Cup in Bangkok

Gora Ho, a teenager from the tribal belt of Jharkhand, won gold partnering Akash and Gaurav Lambe in the team recurve event at the Asia Cup. The trio beat Mongolia‘s Adiyasuren Baasankhuu, Otgonbold Baatarkhuyag and Gantugs Jantsan by 27-26 in a tiebreaker match. With this India finished with three gold and two bronze medals at the Asia Cup Archery Stage 1 meet in Bangkok.

Viswanathan Anand won Rapid event

Viswanathan Anand won the rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial chess in Moscow. Anand finished with six points out of a possible nine, scoring four wins and four draws. Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk and Daniil Dubov of Russia and Hikaru Nakamura of United States en route to his final score.

Bobsledder banned for life from Olympics

Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals.The decision comes two weeks after the IOC banned Russia from next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics for what it called “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system. He won gold in the two-man and four-man bobsled.

10 golds at Wrestling Championship

India won 10 gold and as many silver medals on the first day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in South Africa’s Johannesburg.The India Greco Roman style wrestling team that represented the nation at the championship won gold and silver medals in all 10 weight categories.Male team who won gold medal include Rajender Kumar in 55 kg, Manish in 60 kg, while Naveen won gold in 130 kg.

62nd National Wrestling championship

2-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar won a gold medal in men’s 74 kg freestyle competition. Geeta Phogat won a gold medal in the 59 kg category of women’s wrestling & her husband Pawan Kumar also finished on top in 86 kg category. India’s only woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik won gold medal in the 62 kg category. For the first time Indore has hosted National Wrestling Championship.

Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal turns to silver

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London 2012 bronze might be upgraded to silver. The upgrade has been triggered by a positive dope test of late Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov, the original silver winner in the 60-kg freestyle event. Following the upgrade, India now has eight Olympic silver medals.

Current Events August 2015 – Sports

• Novak Djokovic – tennis player appointed as the a new goodwill ambassador for the UN Fund for Children.
• Joshna Chinappa (10th WSA title) defeated Line Hansen won the Women’s Squash Title in the US 15,000 dollars Victorian Open Women’s Squash Association (WSA) event in Melbourne, Australia.
• India won 173 medals (47 gold, 54 silver and 72 bronze in 14 disciplines)at the special Olympic world Summer games 2015 in Los Angeles.
• The Indian football team continued to be at 156th in the latest FIFA rankings, as world champions Germany dropped to number three, Argentina still holding on to the number one spot.
• Australia captain Michael Clarke retired from International cricket.
• Saina, Srikanth upbeat as India chase medals at World Championship for the first time.
• England wins Ashes 2015 against Australia at Trent Bridge.
• India’s Prakash Nanjappa (52nd rank) who is 39 years old has earned a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics after getting eighth position in the finals of 50-metre men’s pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
• Kabaddi is going to be big in Poland by 2016 said by Polishkabbadi player Michael Spiczko.
• India’s Pankaj Advani won his 9th world title by winning the IBSF 6 Reds World Championship snooker crown in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt by defeating Kacper Filipiak of Poland.
• England cricket team won 2015 Ashes Test series against Australia in the fifth and final match at The Kia Oval.
• AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly’s record of fastest 8000 ODI runs during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban on 26 Aug, 2015.
• Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has received the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for the second time.
• Indian women’s hockey team qualifies to the Olympics after 36 years courtesy England making it to the final of the ongoing Euro Hockey Championships in London.
• 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics was held between 22 August and 30 August 2015 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium at Beijing’s in China-Kenya (1st – 16 medals), Jamaica (2nd -12 medals) and SA (3rd -18 medals).

Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain

Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal on 1 May 2015 received the Golden Medal for Merit in Work. Golden Medal is one of the top civilian honours of Spain which aims to highlight an exemplary performance in any job or profession. Nadal received the honour from the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey at the PM’s official residence Moncloa Palace in Madrid. Rafael Nadal is 14-time Grand Slam singles champion out of which he has won the French Open for a record nine times. He is often called The King of Clay and is currently ranked World Number Besides, he has won the 2008 Olympic GOLD medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.