Dronacharya Award Current Affairs, GK & 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 ..

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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 ..

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Justice Mukul Mudgal to head Selection Committee to pick up Dronacharya and Dhyanchand Awardees

Justice Mukul Mudgal was named Chairman of 11-member selection committee to pick this year’s Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardees given as part of National Sports Awards ceremony. These awards will be presented at National Sports Awards ceremony scheduled to be held on September 25, 201. Dhyanchand award is bestowed on sportspersons for their lifetime achievements and ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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