Olympics: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Khelo India: GoI to incentivize 500 private academies

Published: November 16, 2020

The Union Minister of Sports, Kiren Rijiju recently announced that the Government of India is to incentivize 500 private academies under Khelo India scheme. Key Highlights Under the model, the private academies are to be graded into different categories based on the quality of achievement of the players. In the first phase, monetary assistance is to ..

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Khelo India: Six Centre of Excellence approved by Ministry of Sports

Published: November 10, 2020

The Ministry of Sports has approved 6 Khelo India Centres of Excellence in six different states. Khelo India centre of excellence is an initiative of the Sports Ministry to upgrade the existing sports infrastructure in all states and Union Territories. The ministry has announced a financial support of over 64 crore to upgrade these six ..

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First General Council meeting of Khelo India Scheme held

Published: August 5, 2020

The Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, has chaired the first General Council Meeting of the Khelo India Scheme. The Union Minister has urged the stated to organize the State-level Khelo India Games on an annual basis with the objective of identifying talent from the states from the grass-root level. Highlights of the Meeting Speaking at the ..

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Chinese Badminton Legend Lin Dan announces retirement

Published: July 4, 2020

On July 4, 2020, the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan announced retirement at the age of 36. Highlights Lin Dan who won gold medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and London Olympics in 2012 will not be participating at 2020 Tokyo Olympics that has been pushed to next summer due to COVID-19. About Lin Dan ..

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Target Olympic Podium Scheme to be launched for Junior Athletes

Published: July 4, 2020

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijju has launched the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for junior atheletes. The scheme will groom them for the Olympics that is to be held in 2024 and 2028. What is the plan? The GoI is to identify 10 to 12 year old talents through the scheme and will train them ..

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