Sports in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

48 sportspersons to be conferred with Shiv Chhatrapati Award

Shiv Chhatrapati Award is the highest sports award presented annually to the state players by the Government of Maharashtra. The State Government instituted the award during 1969–70. Recently 48 sportspersons including 25 women athletes are selected to be conferred with the Shiv Chhatrapati Award for 2018-19. Five coaches will be presented with awards for best ..

77th Senior National squash championships held in Tamil Nadu

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI)-77th Senior National squash championships was recently held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Ace Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa clinched the women’s title by beating Tanvi Khanna, while another top-rated player Saurav Ghosal bagged the men’s title by defeating Abhishek Pradhan in straight sets. The champions were awarded a prize money ..

Udayan Mane wins TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship

Udayan Mane was recently seen in news, as the Pune-based Golfer recently won the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship. He defeated his fellow player Veer Ahlawat of Gurugram. Udayan Mane has also clinched the last two PGTI events including the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019 and Golconda Masters 2020. He became only the second player to ..

Rakhi Halder bags gold medal at Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships

Rakhi Halder, the Indian weight-lifter from West Bengal was seen in news recently as she bagged gold medal in 64kg category at the 35th edition of the Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships, being held at Kolkata. Rakhi Halder, who is an Indian Railways employee, had clinched gold in the Commonwealth Championship in June 2019 and ..

Indian Doping Testing body suspended by WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) has decided to suspend the accreditation granted to the National Dope Testing Laboratory, India. What has happened? The WADA has withdrawn the accreditation granted the Indian National Dope Testing Laboratory a duration of six months. This move by the WADA has dealt a massive setback to the anti-doping movement in India ..

Low Female Participation in Sports in India

In India, Gender ratios in sports are highly skewed and the female participation in sports is marginal and insufficient. This issue should be analysed in the light of the below questions: What can be advantages of women participating in sports? What are the major constraints that led to highly skewed gender ratio in sports participation ..

Boxing Ban Issue and New Boxing Federation of India

On 20th December 2016, the AIBA, world body of boxing has fully recognized the newly formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI). With this, the four year administrative logjam in the sports has ended; and India’s return to the international boxing fold has been completed. Background Story The first governing body for boxing in India was ..