सामयिक विषय: Sports Miscellaneous

Khelo India

Khelo India

Question: On 15 January 2017; Khelo India National level Competitions under aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports was inaugurated. Which of following sports will be played in this competition?
(a) Hockey, Wrestling, Swimming
(b) Football, Wrestling, Cycling
(c) Wrestling, Swimming, Cycling
(d) Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling
Ans:(c)
Related facts:

  • On 15 January 2017; Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National level Competitions at Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex, New Delhi.
  • Khelo India National level Competitions under aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports were organized from 15th to 21st Jan, 2017.
  • This will held in Swimming, Cycling and Wrestling.
  • More than 25 states/Union territories participated in the National Competitions.
  • Approximately 1000 participants participated in the Khelo India National Competitions being organized by SAI.
  • Entry for spectators to watch the events was free at all venues.
  • The intention to conduct Khelo India Competitions was not only to promote sports at grass-root level but also to provide a platform to the budding talents to compete at national level.
  • Talent identification was also done in the process for grooming them to achieve excellence at international level.
  • Khelo India national level competitions will be conducted in different disciplines in January and February in 2017.
  • Kabbadi, kho-kho and wushu would be held in Nellore; weightlifting, boxing and table tennis in Guwahati; athletics hand ball and hockey in Gandhi Nagar; taekwondo, volleyball and football in Chennai; badminton, gymnastics, basketball and lawn tennis in Hyderabad and archery and Judo in Jaipur.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=157345

The 69th men’s and the 32nd women’s senior National weightlifting championship

Senior National weightlifting championship

Question: Who won the title of men’s and women’s senior National weightlifting championship respectively?
(a) Jaypreet Singh and Monica
(b) Vipin Kumar and PM Kanchan
(c) Sivalingam Sathish and S. Mirabai Chanu
(d) None of the above
Ans:(c)
Related facts:

  • The 69th men’s and the 32nd women’s senior National weightlifting championship held at the Ponjesly Engineering College, Tamil Nadu.
  • The State last hosted the senior Nationals in Chennai in 1996.
  • Men’s National weightlifting championship-
  • Winner :Services men (621 points)
  • Runner Up: Railways (615)
  • Women’s National weightlifting championship-
  • Winner: Railways women (544)
  • Runner up: Andhra Pradesh (429)
  • Inter-state team championship:
  • Winner: Maharashtra (159 points)
  • Runner Up: Tamil Nadu (141)
  • Best lifter(Men): Sivalingam Sathish
  • Best lifter(Women): S. Mirabai Chanu

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/Services-and-Railways-lifters-reign-supreme/article16966567.ece
http://www.sportstarlive.com/other-sports/national-weightlifting-services-and-railways-reign-supreme/article9451544.ece
http://www.sportstarlive.com/other-sports/senior-nationals-from-today/article9443430.ece?hbt=cm&utm_source=cheetahMobileApp&utm_medium=Referal&utm_campaign=CheetahMobApp

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