The Paralympic paradox

Source: This post is based on the article “The Paralympic paradox” published in the Business Standard on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Paralympics empowering disabled people. Synopsis: Indians with disabilities need more attention. Introduction Indian athletes have given their best performance in Paralympics 2021. It gives a platform for disabled people to perform and shine. But,… Continue reading The Paralympic paradox

Making the Paralympics count

Source: This post is based on the article “Making the Paralympics count” published in The Hindu on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Paralympics empowering disabled people Synopsis: This is the chance to improve the conditions of the disabled pursuing sports and to refresh the way we view disability. Context: About 2.2% of the Indian population is… Continue reading Making the Paralympics count

Preparing India for a sporting future

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Sports ecosystem in India Synopsis:  Though India has a large and talented population as well as a history of sporting excellence, but still it has struggled to raise medal count. A look at the causes and suggestions to bring a change. Context In Tokyo 2020, India won first gold in athletics,… Continue reading Preparing India for a sporting future

Why funding sports is an Olympian hurdle?

Source: Live Mint Relevance: Issues related to Development of Sports in India Synopsis: India’s spending on sports other than cricket is rising steadily, but still a lot needs to be done to bridge the gap. Issues with sports dev in India 1]. Insufficient Financial support from Government The Union budget outlay on sports is classified… Continue reading Why funding sports is an Olympian hurdle?

Here’s a sure-fire way to boost your count of Olympic medals

Source: live mint  Synopsis: Empirical data shows that the host country gets benefitted from hosting the Olympics. It raises their medal count. Background: Hosting Olympic Games is an economic disaster, even in non-pandemic times. A recent estimate suggests that the cost doubled from initial expectations to $15.4 billion. This includes an additional $3 billion due to… Continue reading Here’s a sure-fire way to boost your count of Olympic medals

Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Source: PIB What is the News? The government of India has announced that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. About Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (formerly known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna) is the highest sporting honour of… Continue reading Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Six Universities/Institutes and five Medical Colleges have been selected for setting up of Sports Science Departments and Sports Medicine Departments under the NCSSR scheme

Source: PIB What is the News? Recently the Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs informed the Parliament that so far Six Universities/Institutes and five Medical Colleges have been selected for setting up of Sports Science Departments and Sports Medicine Departments under the NCSSR scheme About Scheme of National Centre of Sports Sciences and Research (NCSSR): The… Continue reading Six Universities/Institutes and five Medical Colleges have been selected for setting up of Sports Science Departments and Sports Medicine Departments under the NCSSR scheme