सामयिक विषय: Sports Miscellaneous

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Bharat Kesari Dangal 2017

Question: In which of the followings States of India Bharat Kesari Dangal 2017
was the organized?
(a) Punjab
(b) Haryana
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • On March 21st, 2017, the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs of the State Government of Haryana started the Bhrat Kesari Dangal, 2017 in Ambala.
  • Wrestling is organized on Martyrdom Day (23 March) to remember our Martyr Sahid Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru.
  • This year total eight teams from Haryana, Railways, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan took part in the competition.
  • Each team consists of 10 wrestlers (5 men and 5 women) of 10 weight category.
  • Prize money for winner, first runner up and for second runner up is 1 crore ,50 lakh and 25 lakh respectively.
  • Competition is played in free style.
  • The winners and runners-up in finals of different categories are as follows:
  • Female class:
  • Ritu Phogat of Haryana defeated Nandini Solanki of Maharashtra in 48 kg category .
  • Vinesh Phogat of Railways defeated Pinky of Haryana in 53 kg category.
  • Pooja Dhanda of Haryana defeated Sarita More of Railways in 58 kg category.
  • Ritu Malik of Railways defeated Sangeeta Fogat of Haryana in 63 kg category.
  • Divya Kakran of Delhi defeated Pinky of Haryana in 69 kg weight category.
  • Male class:
  • Sandeep Tomar of UP defeated Amit Dahiya of Haryana in 57 kg category.
  • Bajrang Poonia of Railways defeated Manoj Kumar of UP in 65 kg category
  • Haryana’s Jitendra defeated Pravin Rana of Railways in 74 kg category.
  • Pawan of Railways defeated Delhi’s Deepak in 86 kg category.
  • Haryana’s Khatri defeated Krishna of Railways in 97 kg category.


NBA’s first Basketball School

NBA’s first Basketball School

Question: The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently announced the setting up of its first basketball school in which of the following cities?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Chennai
Ans: (b)

  • On 7th April, 2017, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the setting up of its first basketball school, a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes, in Mumbai.
  • The school is open to male and female players between ages 6-18. It is a part of a multi-year agreement with India On Track (IOT).
  • The curriculum has been developed by the NBA’s elite basketball development team in consultation with current and former NBA coaches and former NBA players d to help players, parents, coaches and organizations better understand the process of improvement.
  • It covers on-court training, strength and conditioning, and basketball education for young players between 6-18 years of age and will be implemented by local coaches working directly with the NBA’s international basketball operations staff around the world.
  • The basketball school in Mumbai builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India.
  • It is notable that India On Track (IOT) is a sports management firm.


Approval to appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics

Approval to appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics

Question: Who is the coach of Indian Hockey team?
(a) Roelant Oltmans
(b) Dhanraj Pillai
(c) Balbir Singh
(d) Vikas Dahiya
Ans: (a)

  • Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel approved appointment of foreign coaches and support staff in discipline of athletics on 6th April, 2017.
  • The decision was taken with a view to provide best possible help and support, sports infrastructure and equipments to athletes in their training for preparation and participation in international competitions.
  • Appointments of foreign coaches and support staff have been made up to 2020 Olympics and they will be subject to performance review annually.
  • These appointments have been recommended by the Foreign Coach Selection committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Sports.
  • Following are the appointments approved:
S.No Coach/ Masseur/ Masseuse Event
1 Mr. Dave Smith, Australia Race Walking
2 Ms. Galina P. Bukharina, USA 400 M & 400M Relay
3 Mr. Dmitry Kislev, Russia Masseur
4 Ms. Elmira Kisleva, Russia Masseuse


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