Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Current Affairs, GK & News

August 29: National Sports Day

The National Sports Day (NSD) is celebrated every year in India on 29th of August to mark the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was known as ‘The Wizard’ or ‘The Magician’ of hockey for his superb ball control. About Major Dhyan Chand The legendary hockey player was born on 29 ..

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World Bicycle Day: ‘Fit India Freedom Rider Cycle Rally’

Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports has launched a nationwide ‘Fit India Freedom Rider Cycle Rally’ on 3rd June 2022 from Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi. This rally was launched on the occasion of World Bicycle Day 2022. A distance of 7.5 km was covered by the Union Minister along with 750 ..

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Recognition of Gymnastics Federation of India restored

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has restored the recognition of Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) with immediate effect till December 31, 2021. Highlights The Sports Ministry further stated that, elections of two office bearers namely Sudhir Mittal on the post of President and Kaushik Bidiwala on ..

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UNICEF and Sports Ministry to Collaborate for Atmanirbhar Bharat

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India has signed an agreement with the UNICEF in order to mobilize 1 crore youth volunteers at the earliest in order to achieve the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat. This has been signed by the Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju and the UNICEF officials in India. Highlights The ..

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Khelo India Community Coach Development Programme

On June 2, 2020, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijju inaugurated the India Community Coach Development Programme Highlights The India Community Coach Development Programme is a 25-day long programme for community coaches and PE teachers all over the country. The programme has been launched to give more importance to Physical Education in ..

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National Sports Development Fund

The Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India recently contributed 1 crore INR to the National Sports Development Fund as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.  About the Fund: The NSDF was established and notified in 1998 under the Charitable Endowments Act of 1890. It was created to mobilise funding for developing sports in the country. ..

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