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Yogasana recognized as a competitive Sport in India

The Sports Ministry has formally recognized Yogasana as a competitive sport. This will enable the ancient practice to avail Government funding. This was done to spread awareness about Yoga and its benefits and help improve physical and mental wellbeing of the people. Key Highlights After its recognition as a competitive sport, Yogasana becomes eligible to ..

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Aizawl’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to be upgraded as KISCE under Khelo India

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that Aizawl’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium would be upgraded as Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India scheme. The sports ministry intends to set up one KISCE in each state and union territory to create a robust sporting ecosystem in the country

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Meghalaya CM lays foundation stone for sports complex in Tura district

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma recently laid the foundation stone for an integrated sports complex in Tura district, which is to be named after the former Chief Minister of the state PA Sangma. The 125 crore-project will include a football field and a multi-purpose indoor stadium. The construction of the complex is to be funded jointly ..

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Srinivas Gowda covers 142.5m in 13.62 seconds at Kambala

Kambala is a traditional sport of Karnataka, in which the people of coastal districts of the state conduct a buffalo-race. It was in news recently as one of the local contestants from Dakshina Kannada district named Srinivas Gowda covered 142.5 m Kambala in just 13.62 seconds. The Sports Authority of India recently announced that it ..

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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards 2012

Vijay Kumar who won silver medal in shooting event and Yogeshwar Dutt who clinched Bronze in wrestling at London Olympics will be conferred with country’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2012. Can Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award be conferred on more than one person in a year ? Usually the ..

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