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

Centre to establish 1000 KICs at district level across India

The Indian government has decided to set up 1,000 Khelo India Centres (KIC) at the district level across the country. The past champions will either manage these centres or be coaches in them. This is to tap the past experience of sporting champions for the grass-root level training of athletes and ensure sustained source of ..

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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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Kabaddi

Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, recently announced that the government would be taking efforts to get kabaddi included in the Olympics. About the Sport Kabaddi is a contact sport, played by 2 teams. Each of the teams contain 7 players. The sport involves a ‘raider’ from the offence team trying to run into the opposing ..

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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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Rowing Federation of India de-recognized by Union Ministry

For discharging the functions of the Rowing Federation of India, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been asked by the Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to set up a committee in order to discharge the functions of the de-recognized Rowing Federation of India. The decision has been taken as the Rowing Federation violated ..

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