सामयिक विषय: Associations & Organizations

Suspension of the Kuwait Football Association lifted

Kuwait Football Association

Question: When Kuwait Football Association was suspended by FIFA?
(a) April 2014,
(b) September, 2015
(c) October, 2015
(d) October, 2016
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • On December 6th, 2017, FIFA lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October 2015.
  • This suspension was imposed for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes.
  • It is important to note that the Kuwait Parliament has adopted a new Sports Law of Kuwait, and has been amended in order to be fully compliant with the FIFA Statutes and requirements.

Reference:
http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2017/m=12/news=suspension-of-the-kuwait-football-association-lifted-2922929.html
https://hindi.news18.com/news/sports/football-ban-removed-on-kuwait-football-association-1190066.html

UNODC facilitates the adoption of the police component of the G5 Sahel Joint Force

Anti-jihad Forces

Question: What is G5?
(a) Group of developed countries
(b) Group of developing countries
(c) New Anti-jihad force
(d) New group formed by UAE and Saudi Arabia
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On December 9th, 2017, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved the proposal of new Anti-Jihad Force (G-5) for the help and assistance for equipment and campaign to United Nations peacekeepers campaign in Mali.
  • G-5 Sahel, the UN mission in Mali will facilitate medical clearance, fuel, water, ration and engineering units.
  • This mission has about 10,000 peace envoys.
  • G-5 force started its first operation in Sahel last month.

Reference:
https://www.unodc.org/westandcentralafrica/en/2017-12-08-g5-sahel-joint-force-bko.html

Bindra, Gopichand launch ELMS Foundation

ELMS Foundation

Question: Who was recently appointed advisor to ELMS Foundation?
(a) Vita Dani
(b) Abhinav Bindra
(c) Jalaj Dani
(d) Gopichand
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On December 19th, 2017 Abhinav Bindra (Olympic gold medalist) and Pullela Gopichand (former All-England Open Champion) launched the ELMS Foundation in New Delhi in the presence of Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
  • Its purpose is to create a modern ecosystem for the promotion of sports.
  • ELMS (Excellence in Learning and Mastering of Sports and Physical Literacy) are a non-profit organization founded by Chennai FC co-owners Vita Dani, Arjun Puraskar Kamlesh Mehta and Monalisa Mehta.
  • Its aim is to work together with physical education experts, coaches and sports administrators to create such trained professionals, who can provide modern training to talented athletes in the country at all levels.
  • Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand were appointed the mentor (coach or guru) of this foundation.
  • IIM, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Trichy J Jalaj Dani will be the advisor to this foundation.

Reference:
https://www.thequint.com/news/hot-news/bindra-gopichand-launch-elms-foundation
http://www.freepressjournal.in/sports/bindra-gopi-launch-elms-foundation-vow-to-create-a-new-sports-ecosystem/1190771

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