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  • ]Kabaddi World Cup 2016: India way ahead of the world, win over Iran is just another proof
  • Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic retained the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings. 
  • Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on clinched the men’s singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton. 
  • Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat outpunched Australia’s Ben Kite to retain the WBC welterweight Asia title. 
  • International Cricket Council has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020. Cricket Australia, hosts for the men’s & women’s ICC World Twenty20 in 2020. 
  • Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has confirmed that he is going to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, & also informed that the Racers Grand Prix later this year will be his last race on Jamaican soil. 
  • India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala on 16th oct 2016 is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone.
  •  Kochi became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. 
  • Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska won the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China. 
  • Brazil has lifted the 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2016 held at Goa after defeating the South Africa in the title clash with 5-1. 
  • Australian Former Formula One driver Mark Webber will retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain in November. 
  • International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has awarded ace shooter, Jitu Rai, the ‘Champion of Champions’ title for pistol shooting in 2016. 
  • The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad, venue of the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup, is India’s first convertible stadium. The Rs. 550 crore project converts an outdoor stadium into an indoor arena in 6 minutes at a touch of a button. 
  • The world’s first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities organised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, canton Zurich. Popularly known as ‘Bionic olympics’, it differs from the paralympics as it sees participants compete against each other using the latest assistive technologies in terms of their ability to help users navigate the tasks & challenges of daily life. 
  • Indian Boxing Council (IBC) was inducted into the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) with voting rights. 
  • Indian Railways won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup which was held in Saint Mandrier, France. 
  • Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska defeated British tennis player Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to win the China Open Women’s Singles at Beijing, China.
  •  India’s 19-year-old shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde won the women’s singles title at the Russian Open in Vladivostok. Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N Sikki Reddy added to India’s tally by winning the mixed doubles title at the event. 
  • British tennis player Andy Murray beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to win the China Open. 
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), the corporate entity of Vizag Steel, has roped in top ranked Indian Badminton Player PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador. 
  • India’s Harika Dronavalli defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China to be at joint fourth position in the Isle of Man International Chess tournament.
  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a silver medal in the 50-meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy. 
  • India’s Aakanksha Hagawane has won the girls’ U-16 title at the World Youth Chess Championship in Russia. Aakanksha sealed the title by defeating Alicja Sliwicka of Poland. 
  • Australian racing driver, Daniel Ricciardo has won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia. 
  • Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won his 6th Asian Tour title, winning the Korea Open 2016 in Incheon,South Korea. 
  • Union Finance Ministry has decided that sports infrastructure will be included in the harmonised master list of infrastructure sub-sectors.
  •  Bengaluru’s Kieren Dsouza has become the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the “world’s toughest race”. The 23-year old completed the 246.6 km distance in 33 hours, one minute & 38 seconds. The Spartathlon is an annual run between Athens & Sparta in Greece. 
  • Javelin thrower Annu Rani broke her own national record & in the process became the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark.
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