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Government launches Fit India Freedom Run

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur, launched a nationwide programme of Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 on August 13, 2021 to celebrate the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. Key Points According to union sports minister. programme has been launched at 75 ‘iconic’ locations. The Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 will conclude on October ..

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World Athletics Rankings 2021: Neeraj ranked at 2

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra has finished at number 2 rank in the World Athletics ranking after securing Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Highlights Neeraj Chopra has been ranked second with his score of 1315. He is only behind German athlete Johannes Vetter who is having the score of 1396. Chopra at Tokyo Olympics ..

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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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