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National Sports Awards -2019

Published on August 21, 2019
Current context: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced the list of selected candidates for the National Sports Awards -2019.
National Sports Awards -2019
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given to a sportsperson for an outstanding performance over a period of 4 years. Bajrang Punia (Wrestling) and Deepa Malik (Para-Athletics) will get the award this year.
  • Arjuna Award is given to a sportsperson for a consistently outstanding performance for 4 years. 19 sportsperson has been selected for the award this year that include Mohammed Anas Yahiya (Athletics), Ravindra Jadeja (Cricket) and others.
  • Dronacharya Award is given to coaches for producing medal winners. Manuel Fredricks(Hockey), Arup Basak(Table Tennis), Manoj Kumar(Wrestling), NittenKirrtane (Tennis), C. Lalremsanga(Archery) are to be given the award.
  • Dhyan Chand Award is given to a person for a lifetime contribution to sports development. The award would be given to Manuel Fredricks (Hockey), Arup Basak (Table Tennis), Manoj Kumar(Wrestling), NittenKirrtane (Tennis), C. Lalremsanga(Archery).
  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to individuals as well as both private and public entity, who has a major role in sports promotion and development.
  • MaulanaAbulKalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy is given to the top-performing university in inter-university tournaments and will be given to Punjab University, Chandigarh this year.
  • Justice Mukundakam Sharma, Retired Judge, Supreme Court has headed the Selection Committee for the Sports Awards 2019.
  • President of India would give the awards to the awardees at a function organized at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th August 2019.


Q.1 Out of the following options, which sportsperson has been given Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2019?
a. Mohammed Anas Yahiya (Athletics)
b. Arup Basak (Table Tennis)
c. Bajrang Punia (Wrestling)
d. Ravindra Jadeja (Cricket)
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