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1. Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay
Earlier on 14 August 2016, Bolt clinched gold in the 100-metre final at the Olympics to become the first man to win the event three times at consecutive Olympic Games. He followed the win with a gold medal in the 200 m, which also makes him the first athlete to win the 200 m three times at the Olympic Games.
2. Union Government launches web portal for star rating of major mineral mines
A web enabled online system for evaluation of measures has been developed with the help of National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG), Hyderabad.
3. 9th edition of Global Innovation Index 2016 released
India has ranked 66th in the 2016 Global Innovation Index. In this edition, India has jumped up by 15 spots from 81st position in 2015 GII.
4. Indian badminton player P V Sindhu wins silver in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics
Sindhu also became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal’s Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.
5. World Humanitarian Day observed with theme One Humanity
The day is dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
6. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to be conferred with Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award
In 1967, Pandit Shiv kumar Sharma teamed up with flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra to produce a concept album, Call of the Valley, which turned out to be one of the greatest hits in Indian Classical Music.