Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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Govt. constitutes committee for reviewing draft of National Code for Good Governance in Sports

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) has constituted a 13-member expert committee to review the Draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017.

Key Highlights

Members: The committee will be chaired by Retired SC Justice Mukundakam Sharma and member includes former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia, Pullela Gopichand, Anju Bobby George, Olympic medalist Gagan Narang, among others. Moreover, Joint Secretary of Sports will act as coordinator in committee.

Expert Committee: Terms of Reference

The committee will be required to suggest measures for making Draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017 acceptable to all stakeholders so that a balance is struck between autonomy of National Sports Federations (NSF).

Committee’s recommendations are needed for accountability and transparency and would also help bring government as well as all stakeholders on the same page as far as code is concerned.

Committee will also examine comments received from Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and others on draft of National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017 and will be required to review draft of national code with present code.

Madhya Pradesh: Sportspersons will get 5% reservation in government jobs

The state government of Madhya Pradesh has announced 5% reservation to national and international medallists sportspersons in state government jobs. The announcement in this regard was made by Madhya Pradesh Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Jitu Patwari while inaugurating the Regional Olympic Games at Kampoo sports complex in Gwalior.

Key Highlights

As per Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s recommendation, a draft of sports policy is being prepared by the state government to include the 5% reservation in government jobs to sportsperson. However, it is yet to be disclosed as what criteria will be considered to provide government jobs to players.

The reservation is being given with keeping in mind that sportsperson have to remain without jobs even after winning medals at the national and international levels. The government will also promote public participation to ensure expansion of sports facilities and creating a better environment for the sports in state.

Other Benefits to sportsperson: Every year, the Madhya Pradesh government provides government jobs to Vikram awardees. Vikram Award is the highest sports awards for players in state. Besides this national and international medallists have quota in state police department.

Regional Olympic Games, Gwalior

These games are being held in Gwalior for all children of all Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools along with government and private schools. The main objective of event is to identify talented players and provide them with better training as well as facilities in sports. These games will cover 10 sports including basketball, hockey, football, volleyball, kho-kho and kabaddi. The under-16 zonal Olympics will also be held in Madhya Pradesh to facilitate talented children as well as to encourage talents at the school level.