Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu launches National Sports Talent Search Portal

Why in news ? Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu officially launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. About news ? Under the initiative, a child or his parents, teachers or coaches can upload his bio data or video on the portal. The […]

Karnataka tourism dept launches Dasara package on Golden Chariot

Why in news ? Karnataka’s Department of Tourism has announced Dasara Special Tour Packages. About news ? The department, through its arm KSTDC, plans tolaunch the ‘Dasara Special Tour Package’in the Golden Chariot Luxury Train, to promote the state festival. It includes a two night and one day package at a subsided rate of Rs.25,000 […]

Legendary footballer and Olympian Ahmed Khan passes away

Why in news ? Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away at the age of 91 after a prolonged illness. About news ? Khan represented India in two Olympic Games– 1948 in London and 1952 in Helsinki apart from two Asian Games in […]

National Sports Day : 29th August

Why in news ? The National Sports Day is observed every year on 29th august every year to birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who was born on 29 August 1905. About news? He would have been 112 years old. To celebrate the day, Government had conducted various programs throughout the country.  […]

DRDO-IAI to deliver medium range missile MRSAM system to Indian Army by 2020

Why in news ? The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) signed Rs.17,000 crore deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for producing advanced medium range surface to air missile (MRSAM) system. About news ? The deal envisages developing 40 firing units and around 200 missiles. The MR-SAM, a land-based version of long range surface to […]

Indian U-15 football team claim SAFF Championships title

Why in news ? The Indian U-15 football team completed a brilliant comeback win over Nepal to win the SAFF U-15 (South Asian Football Federation) Championships in Kathmandu. About news ? They were trailing 0-1 at the interval, but second half goals from Lalrokima and Vikram clinched the trophy for the Indian side. Bangladesh’s Foysal Ahmed […]

Hamilton Wins Belgian Grand Prix

Why in news ? Mercedes’ British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton registered his 58th career race win after claiming the Belgian Grand Prix title. About news ? Hamilton’s rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came second, while Daniel Ricciardo was placed third. With the win, Hamilton has cut Vettel’s lead at the top of the drivers’ championship […]

Airtel Ties up with Symantec

Why in news ? The country’s largest telecom services provider,Bharti Airtel, entered into a partnership with Symantec Corp,the world’s leading cyber security company, to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India. About news ? It will provide protection and prevention of online threats in an increasingly digitally connected world. According to the […]

Baba Ram Rahim Sentenced 10 Years of Imprisonment

Why in news ? Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of imprisonment. About news ? The sentencing came three days after the CBI court in Panchkula convicted Singh in a 2002 rape case. A three-tier security ring was set up around the district jail. […]

P V Sindhu Won Silver at World Badminton Championship 2017

Why in news ? PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017. About news ? She lost the historic match against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in an epic final,in Glasgow, Scotland. In the longest match of the tournament, Sindhu lost (19-21 22-20 20-22) after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes. For […]