Delhi Current Affairs - 2019

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Delhi Cabinet approves bill to setup India’s first Sports University

The Delhi Cabinet on 3rd October, 2019, approved the bill to set up India’s first Sports University. It will offer graduation, post-graduation and doctorate degrees in hockey, football and cricket. The announcement was made by the CM Kejriwal. He said the university is to come up in 90 acres of land.

The University will act as State University. It will also have a full-fledged Delhi Sports school affiliated to CBSE.

The curriculum of the university is still in the idealization process. It will be developed after deliberations with the experts.

1st World Youth Conference on Kindness held in New Delhi

The first World Youth Conference for Kindness was recently held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. It was organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

About Conference

It was held in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. It was aimed at providing youth with creative, effective methods of engaging and realising UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sought inspiration from Gandhi’s championing of non-violence. Its theme was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.’ It saw participation of 60 international delegates, prominent artists, nobel laureates and over 1,000 youth from over 27 countries, each of whom work in the field of positive social change.