Delhi Current Affairs

Hanuman Akhara selected for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

Guru Hanuman Akhara, a wrestling academy based in Delhi, has been chosen for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) for year 2014. As per Sports Ministry, Guru Hanuman Akhara has been chosen for ‘establishment and management of sports academies of excellence.’ President Pranab Mukherjee will honor the RKPP awardees along with Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award winners at the National Sports Awards function in Delhi on August 29, 2014. Other RKPP awardees:

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC): Chosen for employment of sports persons and sports welfare measures
  • Jindal Steel Works (JSW): Chosen for its contribution in identification and nurturing of budding/young talent

Child Link Foundation of India: Chosen for its ‘Magic Bus’


Dipa Karmakar: First Indian woman gymnast to win a medal in Commonwealth Games

Dipa Karmakar (20) scripted history as she clinched bronze in the vault event in the Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow, Scotland, by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast and second person of the country to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Karmakar, who belongs to Tripura, secured 14.366 points to finish third in the women’s vault final at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

First Indian male gymnast to win a medal at CWG was Ashish Kumar. He won a silver in vault and bronze in floor events in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.