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130th Edition of Durand Cup to be held in Kolkata

World’s third oldest and Asia’s oldest football tournament called Durand Cup, is all set to be held in Kolkata from September 5 to October 21, 2021. Highlights Durand Cup will be held after a year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Tournament will be organised with the support of All India Football Federation (AIFF), IFA (West Bengal) ..

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Tokyo passed Flame of Hope to Paris

Amid the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and approaching typhoon, Tokyo Olympics 2020 was finally concluded on August 8, 2021. Japanese capital pulled the curtains down on one of the most unique Games in history and handed over the flame of hope to Paris. Highlights Flame of hope or the flag was passed to Paris with the ..

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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra wins Gold Medal

Neeraj Chopra, a 23-year-old javelin thrower, created history on August 7, 2021 by winning Gold Medal in men’s javelin throw final at Tokyo Olympics 2020. This was the first time, he participated in the Games. Key Points He became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold after Abhinav Bindra. At his calmest ..

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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award renamed after Major Dhyan Chand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 6, 2021 announced that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award has been renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Key Points Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honour in India. This move of renaming award after sportsman was welcomed on social media. About Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna ..

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Lovlina Borgohain wins India’s third medal at the Games

Lovlina won the third Olympic medal for India. She won bronze medal after going down 0-5 against Busenaz Surmeneli from Turkey in 69kg welterweight semifinals on August 4, 2021. Key Points Lovlina Borgohain has also become the second Indian female boxer, after MC Mary Kom, to win an Olympic bronze. Mary Kom had won the ..

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