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Bollywood takes you on a tour of the many highlights of Hindi cinema, from early films to modern-day creations. Immortal India Authored by: Amish Tripathi Trivia: The author helps you understand India like never before, through a series of sharp articles, nuanced speeches and intelligent debates. C, who was one of the greatest Indian soldiers of the Kargil war. I am HIV Positive. So What? Authored By: Jayanta Lalita Trivia: The book talks about how an HIV-positive person mended his failing health, overcame psychological trauma, fought stigma and discrimination to become an international bodybuilding champion.

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Hyderabad will serve as the shared capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for another 10 years until After that, Hyderabad will belong to the new state of Telangana. The country's first First kisan mandi outside is to set up at Alipur in north Delhi. Karnataka became first state in India to launch Health Adalat. It was launched to address health issues at the grassroots level and ensure that all health facilities extended by the government reached all sections of society.

Centre allocates over Rs. First private wildlife corridor to come up in Madhya Pradesh: New Appointment in India 1. He succeeded Mrinal Pande 2. Devendra Fadnavis: New Chief Minister of Maharashtra 3. Manohar Lal Khattar: New Chief Minister of Haryana Note: Khattar won the Assembly polls from Karnal seat. Arvind Subramanian appointed new Chief Economic Advisor.

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Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new finance secretary. He replace Arvind Mayaram 6. Atul Kumar Jain: New Chief of staff for Southern Naval Command 7. Narinder Batra elected President of the Hockey India. Murali Lanka: Kaushal Srivastava: He replace Tariq A. Karim www. He replace Pradeep Kumar He replace J. Jayalalithaa Note: He is 28th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Justice HL Dattu: He replace replaced Wei Wei P Sathasivam appointed new Governor of Kerala. He replace Sheila Dikshit She replaces Mamta Sharma.

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Paul, Governor of Meghalya take additional charge of Manipur, Mizoram BJP veteran L. Advani appointed as the chairman of the prestigious Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha. Amit Mathew elected as chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations The G annual summit will be held in Brisbane from 15 November to 16 November Sherpa is a senior official responsible for preparing the agenda for leaders to consider during the summit.

Intelligence Committee is a body tasked to assess intelligence gathered by various intelligence agencies including IB and RAW. New governors appointed 1. Kalyan Singh — new Governor of Rajasthan 2. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala - new Governor of Karnataka 3. Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao - new Governor of Maharashtra 4. Mridula Sinha - new Governor of Goa 5. Ram Naik: He replaces B. Joshi 6. Balramji Dass Tandon: Keshari Nath Tripathi: Om Prakash Kohli: Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya: Kaptan Singh Solanki: He replaces Jagannath Pahadia T M Bhasin: New Chairman of Indian Banks Association.

He replaces KR Kamath. K V Thomas: She replaced Prof. D P Agrawal He succeed R K Tewari New RBI deputy Governor. He replaces KC Chakrabarty Justice Dr.

Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev will head the Arjuna Awards selection committee for choosing this year's outstanding sportspersons of the country www. IDFC, which recently bagged a commercial banking licence, plans to start bank operations by October next year. Sania Mirza: Brand Ambassador of Telangana Shankar Aggarwal: Satish Upadhyay: Shaktikanta Das: He replace Rajiv Takru. Rajeev Topno: Vishal Sikka: B Ashok: He replaces R S Butola.

Sirikonda Madhusudhana: First speaker of Telangana Legislative Assembly. S L Bhojegowda: Narendra Damodardass Modi sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of the country.

The list of Cabinet Ministers includes: Rajnath Singh: Home Minster Sushma Swaraj: Arun Jaitley: Venkaiah Naidu: Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Sadananda Gowda: Railways Uma Bharati: Najma A.

Minority Affairs Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Maneka Gandhi: Women and Child Development Chemicals and Fertilizers Ravi Shankar Prasad: Ashok Gajapathi Raju: Civil Aviation Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar: Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare Sumitra Mahajan: Mallikarjun Kharge elected leader of Congress in Lok Sabha.

He replace G. Vahanvati He succeeds Sushma Singh, Anandiben Patel: Naveen Patnaik sworn in as Odisha chief minister Pawan Chamling sworn as Sikkim CM for record 5th time Jitan Ram Manjhi: He succeed Neiphiu Rio New Appointment in World 1. Dilma Rousseff re-elected as Brazilian President for 2nd term 2. Joko Widodo: New President of Indonesia 3. Khaled Bahah: Leah Kalanguka crowned as Miss Uganda 5.

Ron Klain: Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan President. He replaced Hamid Karzai 9. Voreqe Bainimarama new Prime Minister of Fiji Kaushik Basu: Sergio Marchionne new Ferrari chairman. He replace Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's new president Haider al-Abadi: New Iraqi Prime Minister Michelle Howard became the first female four-star admiral in US Navy.

She is the first women admiral in year old history of US Navy. Jean-Claude Juncker: Mustafa Kamal: N Srinivasan: Juan Manuel Santos re-elected Colombia president.

He replaced John William Ashe. Reuven Ruby Rivlin elected as 10th president of Israel. He succeed Shimon Peres. High Commissioner for Human Rights Bashar al-Assad: Dalia Grybauskaite: Peter Mutharika is new Malawi president Jacob Zuma sworn in as South Africa's President for second term www.

Chief — Jens Stoltenberg Members — 28 countries members. Headquarter — Brussels, Belgium 2. Nuclear security summit i. Hague, Netherland ii. United States 3. G 20 Summit: The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision-making, with members from 19 countries plus the European Union. G20 members account for 85 percent of the world economy, 80 percent of global trade and two-thirds of the world's population.

The G20 represents all geographic regions of the world, but remains small enough to be an effective decision-making body. The members are: Fortaleza, Brazil — Theme "Inclusive Growth: Ufa is the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and the industrial, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the republic.

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The Bank will have a rotating chair and its first President will come from India for the first six years. The first chair of the Board of Governors shall be from Russia.

The first chair of the Board of Directors shall be from Brazil. The Bank will also have a regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa. IBSA Summit: G 8 Summit: It was the first time that the EU hosted a G7 summit. Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and aims to create cooperation in multiple sectors including trade, investment and energy. G -4 countries include- India, Brazil, Germany and Japan 3. World Economic Forum held in — Tianji China 6.

Kerala to host Global Agro meet and an exhibition on hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi 7. India deal with Australia 1. India signs civil nuclear agreement with Australia Note: Australia will provide supply of uranium, production of radio isotopes, nuclear safety and other areas of cooperation to India.

Apart from the civil nuclear deal signed between India and Australia, the two countries also inked three more pacts. Other three pacts were i. MOU on cooperation in Sport ii. The New Colombo Plan is a concept of collective inter-governmental efforts to strengthen the economic and social development of member countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

It was third visit by any Chinese president to India. India signed a 5-year trade and economic cooperation agreement with China with a view to improve the trade balance. Sister city pact between Guangzhou in China and Ahmedabad ii. Setting up of an industrial park in Vadodara district Gujarat iii. The third is between the governments of Gujarat and a Chinese province.

New road to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La 3. Mumbai and Shanghai will be twin cities. China will set up two industrial parks in India, one each in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Important Points — 1. Japan lifted the ban on six Indian entities including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited HAL which was imposed in the aftermath of nuclear tests. Japan offered to provide financial, technical and operational support to India for introduction of bullet trains. Japan to work with India in finding sickle cell anemia remedy.

Modi met Shinya Yamanaka, Japan's stem cell pioneer and Nobel Prize winner for medicine, at Kyoto University and discussed treatment of the disease. His first visit to Bhutan. The first Indian prime minister who visited Nepal was by I.

Gujral in June India and Nepal have agreed to build a pipeline for supply of petroleum products to the Himalayan nation. The project for construction of the pipeline will start from Raxual in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Nepal in the first phase and extend it to Kathmandu in the next phase.

The project falls under the integrated treaty on Mahakali River, bordering both Nepal and India, which was signed in Highways, I: I- ways and T: Transways formula for the development of the land-locked country. India has provided Rs 69 million to procure and distribute Iodised salt in the rural areas of Nepal. India, Vietnam decide to step up security, defence ties. India offers USD mn credit line to Vietnam for trade 2. India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury with Japan.

The Minamata Convention gives five years time to India to control and reduce emissions from new power plants and 10 years time for the already existing power plants.

India and Nepal have inked the Power Trade Agreement PTA , allowing exchange of electricity and opening up new vistas of cooperation in the hydro-power sector. This agreement is Airbus single largest order by number of aircraft.

India and Norway signed 13 agreements to promote bilateral relations. These include agreement between Defence sector of two countries and an agreement on exemption of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports.

Mexico is the largest crude oil producing country in Latin America. Hero MotoCorp Limited has entered into an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Government for setting up a Greenfield two- wheeler manufacturing plant in Chittoor district Latin American nation Peru has plans to sign a free trade agreement with India.

Peru is the sixth largest gold producer, mining 5 million ounces every year. Peru is also the second largest producer of silver and the third biggest producer of copper, tin, zinc and lead. Bangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding MoU for enhanced cooperation in the fields of traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani, India and Germany agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers.

The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina, a northern suburb of Kandahar city on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board in PM launches Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme to ensure labour reforms and also to ensure transparency in the labour sector. Under the scheme, the following new initiatives are provided: Launching another initiative called Labour Inspection Scheme to abolish inspector raj, the Prime Minister said, a computerized list of inspections will be generated randomly for labour inspectors.

It will be mandatory for them to upload inspection reports within 72 hours. Prime Minister launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana an ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by Under this yojana around 2, villages to be developed as Adarsh Gram 3.

The scheme is a part of the grand plan of the Government to convert the hilly areas of the country as exclusive zones of high-value organic farm products. The Union Government will initially spend over 25 crore rupees on this scheme.

About the Scheme i. Under the scheme, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR , will help the farmers with expert guidance and provide them saplings of as many as nine varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants. Initially, villages of Kathua, Jammu and Udhampur in the state will be covered under the scheme. Similar schemes will be launched in other states, keeping in mind soil condition, suitable plant varieties and size and type of land holdings.

The concept of Swachh Bharat is to pave access for every person to sanitation facilities including toilets, solid and liquid waste disposal systems, village cleanliness and safe and adequate drinking water supply. The Mission aims at fulfilling the dream of clean India of Mahatma Gandhi by his th birth anniversary in Main Highlights of the Urban Scheme i.

Imparting skills with an expenditure of rupees to rupees on each urban poor ii. Enabling urban poor form Self-Help Groups for meeting financial and social needs with a support of rupees per each group who would in turn would be helped with bank linkages.

Main Poins of the Rural Scheme i. The Yojana aims at training 10 lakh 1 million rural youths for jobs in three years, that is, by The minimum age for entry under the Yojana is 15 years compared to 18 years under the Aajeevika Skills Programme. To increase the number of women researchers in India. Provide Research grants particularly to those female researchers and technologists who had to take a break in career owing to household reasons.

Bring about, as far as achievable, gender parity in the field of science and technology. Government will soon launch Universal Health Assurance Mission to provide affordable health services to people. Under the mission about 50 essential drugs with a diagnostic package and 30 AYUSH drugs will be made available to all citizens at government hospitals and health centers across the country.

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: RSBY started rolling from 1st April The objective of RSBY is to provide protection to BPL households from financial liabilities arising out of health shocks that involve hospitalization.

National Pension System -: The National Pension System NPS was launched on 1st January, with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens. Under Swavalamban Scheme- External website that opens in a new window, the government will contribute a sum of Rs. This scheme is presently applicable upto F. This unique account number will remain the same for the rest of subscriber's life.

The basic idea behind this programme is to organize the poor into SHG Self Help Groups groups and make them capable for self-employment. Indira Awas Yojan: It is one of the major flagship programs of the Rural Development Ministry to construct houses for BPL population in the villages Note: The financial assistance provided for new construction in the form of full grant is Rs.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana: The Yojna has been announced to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country. Sum of crore rupees has been allocated for implementation of the scheme. Karnataka, Kerala sign MoU for rural livelihood mission: Govt re-launches Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana: The government has re-launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana, for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above. It will provide monthly pension ranging from to 5, rupees per month to senior citizens of the country.

National rural scheme on PPP model launched: The scheme will be initially available in three districts of the country on pilot basis.

The districts are Warangal in Andhra Pradesh and two districts in Maharashtra. The scheme is intended to stop migration from rural areas to cities. The government wants to create infrastructure in villages so that people can get employment there and do not migrate to cities. Padho Pardesh scheme for minority community: Government has launched a scheme titled, Padho Pardesh, for providing interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for students belonging to the notified minority communities like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.

The objective of the scheme is to award interest subsidy to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of the notified minority communities so as to provide opportunities for higher education abroad and enhance their employability. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. The mission aims at enhancing milk production, upgrading non-descript cattle using elite indigenous breeds and distribute disease free high genetic bulls.

Nobel prize in Literature — Patrick Modiano France. Nobel prize in Economics - Jean Tirole France - for research on market power and regulation. Nobel prize in Peace - Kailash Satyarthi India and Malala Yousufzai Pakistan - "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education" Note: The winner before him was Mother Teresa, who lived out most of her life in India but was born in Albania.

Nobel prize in Medicine — for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain" [Brain GPS] 1. John O'Keefe British-American researcher 2. Edvard Moser Norway 3. May-Britt Moser Norway 5.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry — "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". Eric Betzig American 2. William E Moerner American 3. Malala Yousafzai conferred Liberty Medal 9. Tamil poet Iqbal named for Singapore's highest cultural award, Cultural Medallion She won the coveted wildlife photography award in best newcomer category for her film, Sirocco - how a dud became a stud.

Panda award also known as Green Oscar of the natural history and wildlife film industry was announced at the annual Wildscreen Film Festival held at Bristol, UK. Anoop Jain wins prestigious global citizen award for his work to build community sanitation facilities Note: Anoop Jain was recipient of the Waislitz Global Citizen Award for his "exemplified values of a Global Citizen" through his work in founding Humanure Power HP in Bihar in that builds community sanitation facilities in rural India.

Lyricist Sameer honoured with Kishore Kumar Award for The selected awardees in different fields are Biological Sciences: Hindi film 'Liar's Dice has been selected as India's official entry to the best foreign film category at the Oscar awards.

Director - Geethu Mohandas The award given by the Kerala govt. Former U.

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Indian scientist Kamal Bawa has won the Midori Prize in Biodiversity for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas. The Midori Prize is regarded a major element "at the service of the objectives of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity ".

Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa award: Court was also was awarded with the Orizzonti award for best film. Priyadarsi Mukherji was honoured in recognition of his long-term contribution to the translation and publication of Chinese works. Oxford Award: Dr Mrunalinidevi Puar is known for her research in availability of zinc in Indian food and was also awarded PhD by a Hyderabad based university, Maryam Mirzakhani: Iran's first woman to win prestigious math prize known as the Field Medal, the International Congress of Mathematicians.

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Harvard educated mathematician and professor at Stanford University in California The Akhara was chosen in the category of establishment and management of sports academies of excellence. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award: His name was selected for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of Communal harmony, peace and goodwill.

This will be the 22nd edition of the Sadbhawna award. Ramon Magsaysay Award The list of awardees included six winners among five individuals and one organization from Pakistan. Hu Shuli China: She is a Chinese investigative journalist. Saur Marlina Manurung Indonesia: Omara Khan Masoudi Afghanistan iv. The Citizen Foundation Pakistan v.

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Randy Halasan The Philippines vi. Wang Canfa China Note: Ramon Magsaysay Awards were established in and are named after popular Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay who died in a plane crash. An important feature of these annual prizes is that they are awarded only to personalities from Asia. Environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for Jnanpith Award Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for He will be the recipient of the 49th Jnanpith award.

Pen Pinter prize Salman Rushdie wins Pen Pinter prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom of expression. World Food Prize India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than million tonnes following the Green Revolution.

Moortidevi Award C Radhakrishnan selected for Moortidevi Award He has been selected for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram.

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Radhakrishnan is the second Malayalam writer to be awarded with the Moortidevi award. The first Malayalam author to win the award was Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri in for his selected poems. He won prize for his work Save Tree, Save the Future. The award of Officier de la Legion d'Honneur Officer of the Legion of Honour is the highest honour among Civilians and Military bestowed by France on French citizen as well as foreigners.

Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded with the first Tang Prize in sustainable development. Goldman Prize for environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal. He received the prize for helping villagers fight coal mining in Chhattisgarh. Golden Peacock Awards Pulitzer Prize India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his work '3 Sections'. Oscar Pistorius: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five 4.

Alok Shetty: Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprint for his pioneering work in designing affordable flood- runner. Richard Rahul Verma: L Sarita Devi: Indian boxer L Sarita Devi refused to 6. Akkineni Nageshwar Rao became the first actor to be Note: Devi and opened disciplinary case against her. Leela Samson resigned as Sangeet Natak Akademi 6. Vinod Kumar Duggal: Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned chairperson as Manipur Governor 2. Sheila Dikshit: Kerala governor resigned from the Board of the company 8.

K Sankaranarayanan: Maharashtra governor 3. Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has resigned 9. Kamla Beniwal: Mizoram Governor removed resigned Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast 4. Pankaj Advani announced to retire from professional to win medal in Commonwealth Games snooker Nehchal Sandhu: Deputy National Security Adviser 5. Li Na: The Substance and the Shadow: The Substance and the Shadow, the biography of year-old actor Dilip Kumar.

Dr UD Choubey, Warrior State written by T V Paul 3. A Bad Character: An Uncertain Glory: A Brush with Life- Satish Gujral 7. And Then One Day: Naseeruddin Shah's A Bend in the river- V. Naipaul autobiography God of Small things- Arundhati Rai 8. God of Antarctica written by Yashwardhan Shukla: Inheritance of Loss- Kiran Desai. Lajja- Taslima Nasrim. My Unforgettable Memories-Mamata Banerjee My Years with Rajiv and Sonia written by R.

Pradhan Devendra Prasad Yadav Inclusive Economics, Inclusive Neel Governance: Mukherjee Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths Note: The Accidental Prime Minister: Nguyen Tan Dung: Vietnam Prime Minister visited 6. President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited Vietnam 2. Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook founder visited India 8. Sushma Swaraj visited Bahrain 9. Sushma Swaraj visited Nepal 3.

Frank Walter: Foreign Minister of Germany visited Laurent Fabius: French Foreign Minister to visited Chuck Hagel: Jim Yong Kim: World Bank President visited India.

G L Peiris: Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka visited India Bill Clinton: Former US President visited in Lucknow Wang Yi: Chinese Foreign Minister visited India William Hague: Michael Sata - Zambian President dies in London Bipin Chandra: Noted historian passes away 2.

Senzo Meyiwa: South African footballer National Norman Gordon: South African fast bowler oldest Team Captain died surviving Test cricketer at years old, passed away 3. M V Kamath - Veteran journalist passes away. He is Sattiraju Lakshminarayana, , the artist, filmmaker, the former chairman of Prasar Bharti and recipient of humourist popularly known as Bapu, passed away in Padma Bhushan.

Chennai, 4. SS Rajendran: Richard Attenborough: Gandhi' filmmaker dies at 90 5. Jagdish Sharan Pande: Noted freedom fighter died UR Anantha Murthy: Eminent Kannada writer passes 6. Oscar de la Renta: Fashion designer died away. Anantha Murthy, a writer and critic, was considered one of the pioneers of the Navya movement 7.

Lynda Bellingham: British actress and presenter died in Kannada literature. Turaga Janaki Rani: Telugu writer died BKS Iyengar: World-renowned yoga guru and founder 9. Elizabeth Pena: Uppalapu Srinivas: Renowned Mandolin exponent away passed away Robin Williams: Oscar Winning Actor died Note: Srinivas 45 , popularly known as 'Mandolin Lauren Bacall: Hollywood icon dead at 89 Srinivas', is a renowned mandolin player of South Hashim Khan: Squash Legend of Pakistan died Chacha Chowdhury, dead Educationist Kireet Joshi died Robert Drew: Pioneer of Cinema documentarian dies at Jitendra Chandra Paul: Freedom Fighter and Journalist 90 died Sundaram Sankaran: Veteran journalist died at 87 Mohammad Ghouse: Former International cricket Sushilarani Patel, the renowned classical singer of umpire died India died Noel W.

Nadine Gordimer: Joan Rivers: US comedian and TV host dies Goolam E. Former Attorney General of India died Maya Rao: Renowned Kathak dancer died. Motto — Diversity Shines: Vietnam had originally been picked to host the 18th Games in , but withdrew blaming fallout from an economic crisis.

Indonesia immediately became favourites to host the Asian Games. China topped in the medal tally in Asian Games. India finished at 8th position in the Asian Games with 57 medals tally comprising 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. Kosuke Hagino of Japan Swimmer is announced as the most valuable player.

Hammer thrower Manju Bala's medal was upgraded from bronze to silver after a Chinese competitor Zhang Wenxiu who finished ahead of her was caught for doping. Zhang Wenxiu is the sixth athlete to be kicked out of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea for doping and the second gold medal-winner after Malaysia's wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen..

China 83 2. South Korea 79 71 84 3. Japan 47 76 77 4. Kazakahistan 28 23 33 84 8. India 11 10 36 57 Here's the list of India's medal winners: Trisha Deb in Compound Women's Individual 2. Khushbir Kaur in Women's 20km Race Walk 2. Vikas Gowda in Men's Discus Throw 3. Tintu Luka in Women's m 4. Rajiv Arokia in Men's m 2. Poovamma Maachettira in Women's m 3. Lalita Babar in Women's m Steeplechase 4.

OP Jaisha in Women's m 5. Naveen Kumar in Men's m Steeplechase 6. Inderjeet Singh in Men's Shot Put 7. Annu Rani in Women's Javelin Throw 3. Vikas Krishan in Men's Middle 75kg 2.