Commonwealth Current Affairs, GK & News

Sri Lanka is in the process of drafting its new Constitution

Sri Lanka is on its way to draft its new constitution by reverting back the provisions of the 19th amendment of 2015, which put a cap on the power of the President and strengthened the position of the Parliament. The declaration has been made by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the inaugural session of the ..

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Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023

The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games is being postponed to 2023 as it faced clash of dates with the Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics that was scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2020, was postponed by a year. Highlights The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board. The 17th ..

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‘Forest Man’ wins 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Environmental activist Jadav Payeng, also called the ‘Forest Man’, was named as the winner of the 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Payeng is a 57-year-old activist, who had transformed a treeless sandbar along the Brahmaputra river into a vast wildlife shelter. The award recognises people across the 53 Commonwealth nations for their exceptional contributions ..

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Government of Haryana provides Rs 15 lakhs to Olympic participants and Rs 6 crore to winners

On February 16, 2020, the State Government of Haryana announced that it will provide Rs 6 crores to gold medal winners at Olympic Games. The cash money prize is only for players representing Haryana. Highlights The State Government of Haryana has offered to provide the Olympic players with prize money. It will provide Rs 15 ..

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International Hockey Federation names Indian Hockey Captain “Player of the Year”, 2019

On February 13, 2020, the International Hockey Federation named the Indian Hockey captain Manpreet Singh as Player of the Year, 2019. Highlights Manpreet is the first Indian to win the title. The accolade was introduced in 1999. Manpreet Singh Manpreet Singh is the Indian National Hockey team captain since 2017. He was named the Indian ..

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