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2008 Commonwealth Youth Games
The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (Hindi: 2008 कॉमनवेल्थ यूथ गेम्स ) were held in Pune, India, a city in the state of Maharashtra. They were the third Commonwealth Youth Games, which are held every four years; they were the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Asia. The III Commonwealth Youth Games were conducted from 12 to 18 October 2008. Over 1,300 athletes and 350 officials from 71 countries participated in these games. The III Commonwealth Youth Games is unique for its green theme, which permeates all aspects of the Games. A special drive is being conducted by the game organisers to create a "save the tigers" campaign to promote awareness of the critical state of the Indian tiger. Sports boxing There were nine sports on the programme for the 2008 Games. Each sport has a unique pictogram to represent it. The pictograms are designed to be, like the 2008 CYG logo, a balance between the cultural heritage of India and the modern Indi ...
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Pune
Pune (; ) is the seventh most populous city in India and the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra Maharashtra (; , abbr. MH or Maha, is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), ..., with an estimated population of 7.4 million It has been ranked as "the most liveable city in India" several times. Along with the municipal corporation limits of PCMC and the three cantonment towns of Camp Camp may refer to: Outdoor accommodation and recreation * Campsite or campground, a recreational outdoor sleeping and eating site * a temporary settlement for nomads * Camp, a term used in New England, Northern Ontario and New Brunswick to describ ..., Khadki Khadki is a cantonment in the city of Pune Pune, known as Poona until 1978 ( ;), is the second-largest metropolitan city in the Indian State of Mahara ...
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Weightlifting Pictogram
Weightlifting may refer to: * Olympic weightlifting, a sport of lifting a weighted barbell over the head, using the snatch and clean-and-jerk styles of lifts; officially called "weightlifting" * Powerlifting, a sport consisting of three types of barbell lift: the squat, bench press, and deadlift * Weight training, strength training through the use of weights * Weightlifting (album), ''Weightlifting'' (album), by The Trash Can Sinatras See also

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Pratibha Patil
Pratibha Devisingh Patil (born 19 December 1934) is an Indian politician and lawyer who served as the 12th president of India The president of India (IAST The International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST) is a transliteration scheme that allows the lossless romanisation Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics Linguistics is the scienc ... from 25 July 2007 to July 2012. A member of the Indian National Congress The Indian National Congress (often called the Congress Party or simply Congress, INC) is a political party in India with widespread roots. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire ..., Patil is the only woman to have held the office. She had previously served as the Governor of Rajasthan The Governor of Rajasthan is the nominal head of state and the representative of the President of India of the state of Rajasthan. The governor's powers are mostly ceremonial an ...
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Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar (born 4 February 1974) is an Indian actress and politician. Known for her work in Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: , ISO 15919, ISO: ), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in Hindi Belt, North India. Hindi has been described as a Standard la ... films, in addition to Telugu Telugu may refer to: * Telugu language, a major Dravidian language of India *Telugu people, an ethno-linguistic group of India * Telugu script, used to write the Telugu language ** Telugu (Unicode block), a block of Telugu characters in Unicode ..., Malayalam Malayalam (; , ) is a Dravidian language Dravidian languages (or sometimes Dravidic languages) are a family of languages In human society, family (from la, familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recogni ..., Marathi Marathi may refer to: *Marathi people, an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group o ...
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Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan (born 3 March 1967) is an Indian singer and composer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio (music), trio team for Cinema of India, Indian films. Early life Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chembur, Mumbai into a Tamil speaking family from Palakkad, Kerala. He learned Hindustani classical music, Hindustani classical and Carnatic music as a child, and began playing the veena at the age of five under Lalita Venkatram, Shri Lalitha Venkataraman. Mahadevan studied music under Shrinivas Khale, Pandit Shrinivas Khale and T.R. Balamani. He is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai, affiliated to Mumbai University, and was a software engineer for the company, Leading Edge. Career After working for Leading Edge Systems (now Trigyn Technologies Limi ...
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Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan (pronounced ; born 14 August 1983) is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 12, with the film ''Shastra (film), Shastra'' (1996). During the year, she won the first singing reality show titled ''Meri Awaz Suno'' and rose to prominence after recording "Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi" from ''Mast (film), Mast'' (1999). It won her Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer. She is known for her versatility as a vocalist. Her second breakthrough was released in 2000, with the song "Mehboob Mere" from ''Fiza'', for which she received another Filmfare nomination. Chauhan received her third Filmfare nomination with the song "Dhoom Machale" from ''Dhoom'' (2004) followed by two more nominations during the next year for "Kaisi Paheli" and "Deedar De" from ''Parineeta (2005 fil ...
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Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan (; born Sajid Ali Khan Pataudi on 16 August 1970) is an Indian actor and producer who works in Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: , ISO 15919, ISO: ), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in Hindi Belt, North India. Hindi has been described as a Standard la ... films. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore Sharmila Tagore, also known as Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan, (born 8 December 1944) is a retired Indian actress. Primarily known for her work in Hindi Hindi ( Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST/ ISO 15919: ''Hindī''), or more precisely ... and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra Yash Raj Chopra (27 September 1932 21 October 2012) was an Indian film director and film producer who worked in Bollywood, Hindi cinema. The founding chairman of the film production and distribution company Yash Raj Films, Chopra was the recip ... ...
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Bollywood
Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood and formerly as ''Bombay cinema'', is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The term is a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Cinema of the United States, Hollywood". The industry is related to South Indian film industry, Cinema of South India and other Indian film industries, making up Indian cinema—the world's largest by number of feature films produced. In 2017, Indian cinema produced 1,986 feature films, with Bollywood as its largest filmmaker, producing 364 Hindi films the same year. Bollywood represents 43 percent of Indian net box-office revenue; Tamil cinema, Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36 percent, and the remaining regional cinema constituted 21 percent in 2014. Bollywood is one of the largest centres of film production in the world. In 2001 ticket sales, Indian cinema (including Bollywood) reportedly sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets worldwide, compared to Cinema of the United States, ...
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Hema Malini
Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, dancer, writer, director, producer, and politician. She is primarily known for her work in Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: , ISO 15919, ISO: ), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in Hindi Belt, North India. Hindi has been described as a Standard la ... films. Malini made her acting debut in 1963 with the Tamil film Tamil cinema is the Indian filmmaking industry of Tamil-language films based in Chennai Chennai (, ; also known as Madras, List of renamed Indian cities and states#Tamil Nadu, the official name until 1996) is the Capital city, capital of ... '' Idhu Sathiyam''. Malini first acted in a lead role in ''Sapno Ka Saudagar ''Sapno Ka Saudagar'' () is a 1968 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Mahesh Kaul and produced by B. Ananthaswami. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Hema Malini, Tanuja and Nadira (actress) ...
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2008 Summer Olympics
The 2008 Summer Olympics (), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad () and commonly known as Beijing 2008 (), was an international multisport event A multi-sport event is an organized sport, sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation state, nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sp ... held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing Beijing ( ), as Peking ( ), is the of the . It is the world's , with over 21 million residents within an of 16,410.5 km2 (6336 sq. mi.). It is located in , and is governed as a under the direct administration of the with .Figures ..., China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in . It is the world's , with a of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical and 14 different countries, the in the world after . Covering an area of ap .... A total of 10,94 ...
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Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra is an Indian businessman and retired sport shooter Shooting sports is a collective group of competitive and recreation Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recrea ....Athlete Biography: Abhinav Bindra
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He is currently India's only individual Olympic gold medalist. His gold in the 10-meter air rifle event at the

Indian Air Force
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