Dronacharya Award: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Joginder Singh Saini passes away

Veteran athletics coach and Dronacharya awardee Joginder Singh Saini recently passed away at the age of 90. He had served as the Chief national athletics coach for several years between 1970 and 1990. He had also been the chief coach of the then Amateur Athletics Federation of India. Saini received the prestigious Dronacharya Award in 1997 for ..

C A Kuttappa becomes India’s new chief boxing coach for men

Dronacharya awardee C A Kuttappa has taken over as India’s chief boxing coach at the ongoing national camp. Kuttappa is credited with shaping some of the country’s most successful boxers such as Vijender Singh, M Suranjoy Singh and Shiva Thapa, among others. He took over from veteran coach SR Singh at the beginning of the ..

Waltherus Marijne appointed as new chief coach of Indian Senior Men Hockey Team

Waltherus Norbertus Maria Marijne has been named as the new chief coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. Marijne will succeed Roelant Oltmans on September 20, 2017. Currently, Marijne is the chief coach of Indian Senior Women Hockey Team. Besides, Harendra Singh, who is hockey coach and Dronacharya Awardee, has been appointed as High ..

The 2017 National Sports Day (NSD) celebrated on 29 August

The National Sports Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 29th August to mark the birthday of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. On this occasion, in 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind has confered Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Khel Ratna Award is honoured ..

Devendra Jhajharia and Sardar Singh have been selected for 2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Para Athlete Devendra Jhajharia and Hockey player Sardar Singh have been selected for the 2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Women Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and shooter P. N. Prakash are among the 17 sportsmen who will be given Arjuna Awards for their outstanding performance. Seven persons have been chosen for Dronacharya Awards ..

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore named as the head of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards Committee

The silver medal winner of Athens Olympics 2004, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, has been appointed as head of the 15-member committee that will select the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee and Arjun Award winners. Former Captain of Indian Hockey Team, Aslam Sher Khan, will be the head of the 15-member committee that will select the Dronacharya ..

News Today : Awards Update : July August 2009

August 15, 2009: President’s Award to 23 scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian languagesHere is a list of some scholars who get President award this year.Sanskrit : Kompella Ramasuryanarayana, Vachaspati Sharma Tripathi, Ramakant Shukla, Vishwa Murti Shastri, NS Anatha Rangachar, N Gopala Panicker, Sudyumna Acharya, Keshao Ramarao Joshi, Bhagaban Panda, Kamal Anand, Badri Prasad ..