‘NADA INDIA’ Mobile Application launched to help athletes Stay Updated about Prohibited Substances
On 30th June 2020, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has launched its mobile application ‘NADA INDIA’ for creating a bridge with the athletes under which information on prohibited substances would be provided easily. The mobile application was launched by the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.
Through this initiative, NADA has taken an important step towards creating a clean and dope free sports. The mobile application was released on platforms such as Google Play Store on 12th January 2020, however, the official launch of the application was delayed due to certain reasons from time to time.
Benefits of the Mobile Application
- Information on medicines that are commonly prescribed and used by Athletes will be available in the application
- Information on Inadvertent use of prohibited substances that may affect the career of athletes
- Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes under NADA can update their whereabouts, this will ensure a smoother and quicker process for conducting tests as per availability of Dope Control Officers
- This will make athletes self-dependent for information on which medication or substance is to be used or not
National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
NADA is headquartered in New Delhi, founded on 24th November 2005 for monitoring and promoting doping control programs in all forms of sports in India. NADA is also responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of anti-doping policies in all forms of sports in India.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020