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Rs.50K Stipend for Sports Persons Going for Olympic, Asian Games

The Olympic Task Force has recommended that stipend of Rs 50,000 per month be paid to the elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic, Asian Games or Common Wealth Games to meet pocket expenses. The Government, accepting the recommendation, on Friday took decision to give stipend of Rs 50,000 per month and  has selected 152 elites under the TOP scheme. All ...

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Hockey Coach Appointed

The Joint Committee Meeting of SAI and HI held at SAI, here on 7th September 2017 appointed Shri Harendra Singh, Dronacharya Awardee, Hockey Coach as High Performance Specialist Coach for Indian Senior Women Hockey Team. This decision has been taken jointly by SAI and Hockey India on the basis of recent and past performance of Shri Harendra Singh, wherein under ...

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Sports Minister felicitates Badminton stars and their coaches

The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today felicitated Badminton Players Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and their coaches P. Gopichand and Vimal Kumar. Speaking on the occasion Shri Goel said that P.V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal has one again proved that daughters of India can achieve anything in any sphere of life by their ...

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Rural Games to take Place in Delhi

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister shri Vijay Goel today announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav will kick-start from Delhi and will take place between 28th August to 3rd September, 2017. The Rural Games will aim at popularising the indigenous games like wrestling, athletics etc. and will also have fun games like ...

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National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum, first of its kind, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The decision was taken three months back and after a series of meetings and his personal visits to several locations in the capital, the current venue for museum was finalized by the Sports Minister Shri Vijay ...

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National Sports Awards – 2017

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year, Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years, Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal ...

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Football judgments and driving too fast: The science of judging speed

Football officials watching slow-motion clips or drivers changing from motorways to 30mph zones could be unconsciously mis-judging speed – and the motivations behind a person’s movements – because their perceptions of ‘normal’ have been altered by recent experiences, new research has found. Vision science researchers tested whether exposure to slow-motion footage of people either running in a marathon or walking ...

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel interacts with Indian Football Team for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today visited Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to meet the practicing Indian Football Team for FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India in October this year. The Minister interacted with each probable of the team, their coach and other support staff to have the firsthand knowledge about ...

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Ravi Shastri Appointed India Cricket Team Coach

Following intense melodrama over Anil Kumble’s strict disciplinarian approach, India team has got what it wanted, Ravi Shastri who has been associated with India cricket team either officially or unofficially till now. Former India allrounder and captain Ravi Shastri served as team director from August 2014 to April 2016. His appointment came close on the heels of Anil Kumble’s resignation ...

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Messi Joins ‘Just Married’ Club, End of Robust Career?

Football star player Lionel Messi finally married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday at his Argentine hometown Rosario, amid presence of top football players and celebrities including pop singer Shakira, billed as the “wedding of the century” in local media. After Messi said, “I do” to his bride whom he knew for two decades, they reached a hotel where ...

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Despite India Defeat, Virat Kohli Tops Facebook, with 3.54 Crore Followers, Second Only to Modi

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Despite anger and anguish at India’s defeat in the hands of Pakistan Cricket team at ICC Champions Trophy in London last weekend, Team India Captain Virat Kohli is still most followed celebrity on Facebook, second to PM Narendra Modi. His followers on Facebook page has 35,444,199 followers, next to PM Narendra Modi’s 41,793,333 followers, reveal the latest figures, suggesting that ...

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PM Congratulates Kidambi Srikanth on Winning Australian Open

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian Badminton Player Kidambi Srikanth, on winning Australian Open Super Series. “We are really proud of the victory of Kidambi Srikanth in the Australian Open. I congratulate him for yet another wonderful win”, the Prime Minister said. Srikanth won the Australian Open over his Chinese counterpart Chen Long, finishing the game 22-20, 21-16 on ...

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Defeated India Looks for Scapegoat, Anil Kumble to Exit

  Pakistan has thrashed sixers and boundaries to set a huge target of 238 for India in the second half of the play in the final of India vs Pakistan final match of ICC Championship 2017 Trophy being held at the Oval in London. Not unexpected, India was defeated with all out for 180 despite its record defeat of the ...

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel addresses Global Millennium Summit at Dubai

Indfia’s current youth policy, launched in 2014, proposes a holistic ‘vision’ for the youth of India, to empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the community of nations, said Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel at the Global Millennium Summit, Dubai on ...

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INSV Tarini, All Woman Crew, to Sail her Around the Globe From August 2017

Indian Navy inducted all women crew INSV Tarini on Saturday, February 18, 2017 and set to voyage around the world from August 2017. (Photo: Indian Navy)

The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted at INS Mandovi Boat Pool on Saturday with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff present to wish the boat and her crew success in their endeavors. INSV Tarini is a sloop built by Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd at Divar, Goa and it is being inducted into the Navy and ...

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Tarini, First All Women Vessel, to be Inducted into Indian Navy

INSV Tarini (Photo: Indian Navy)

The sail boat Tarini is being inducted into the Navy and is slated to be the platform for First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe expedition of the Indian Navy. Tarini will be inducted at a ceremony scheduled to be held at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool on evening of 18 February 2017. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval ...

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Veronika Yadav, Indian Origin Ukraine Girl, Wins Global Trophies in Gymnastics

Veronika Yadav, Ukraine

Ms. Veronika Yadav, daughter of Mr. Sanjay Prasad Yadav, living in Kharkiv, Ukraine, who has won several international championships and trophies in gymnastics, met met with Ambassador of India to Ukraine Mr. Manoj K. Bharti on February 7th, 2017 and expressed her desire to represent India. A promising rhythmic gymnast, Veronika is sure to win many medals in international competitions ...

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India Junior Hockey Team Brings Laurels Lifting World Cup 2016

Bringing to memory the Classic win in 2001, India celebrated winning the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup clinching a 2-1 victory against Belgium in the final. Last time India won the cup in Hobart in 2001 with the likes of Gagan Ajit Singh and Yugraj Singh then. This time India scored two field goals in the first half through Gurjant ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Tomorrow with Swim Events

Australia and USA teams with their biggest names in swimming have arrived in Rio as the competition for swimming events kicks off on Thursday, ahead of the official opening on Friday. The two big teams have been sizing each other up before the serious action kicks off, starting with men’s 400m individual medley heats. "I briefly saw them this morning, ...

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