Anurag Thakur, who took over from Kiren Rijiju as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports earlier this year, said that Rs 7,072.28 was allocated to the ministry.
The Union minister also highly praised sports icon MC Mary Kom, who was present on the occasion, for her dedication towards her different responsibilities.
The Relay will begin on October 7, and the Baton will travel for 269 days, covering approximately 140,000 kilometres, having over 7,500 Baton-bearers.
Ngangom Dingko Singh, Asian Games gold-medallist and an Arjuna award-winning boxer, aged 42, died of liver cancer in June this year.
Nishad jumped 2.06m and was tied with Dallas Wise of USA for the second spot. Both were awarded joint silver
There is much chest-thumping and patting of backs, but few are spending big money to support Olympics sports. While stars such as Mary Kom and PV Sindhu are currently the influencers of the season, but why do their brand value fade in comparison to cricketers?
While the Indian team went on a 20-day break after the final, Karthik moved on to his next assignment - the limited overs series between Sri Lanka and England.
Yuri Ogorodnik was associated with Indian athletics for nearly two decades since the early 2000s, training the Indian athletes during his multiple stints
Kaushik and Singh were part of the 1980 Indian hockey team that struck gold at Moscow Olympics
Kiren Rijiju urged the corporate houses to come together to help create a sports-loving society
The world anti-doping watchdog (WADA) first suspended NDTL's accreditation in August 2019 for a period of six months, then extended the ban citing non-conformation to international standards
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
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