High Performance Centres

Published on February 07, 2020
Current context: Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India announced the establishment of the High-Performance Centres in seven places across the country on 6th Feb 2020.
High Performance Centres 
  • The High-Performance Centres in seven places will be launched to provide state-of-the-art facilities to Junior and Sub-Junior players and also international exposure.
  • The move is aimed at grooming young talent in view of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.
  • These seven centres will be set up under the Khelo India scheme.
  • It will provide expert professional training, utilization of sports science and education to the youngsters.
  • The marked Centres will be closely monitored by Hockey India and its High Performance Director.
  • The High Performance Centres in seven places across the country are:
    1. SAI Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka (South Zone)
    2. Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi (North Zone)
    3. SAI Sundergarh, Odisha (East Zone)
    4. SAI UDMCC, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Central Zone)
    5. SAI NS NEC, Takyel, Imphal, Manipur (North-East Zone)
    6. Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, Maharashtra (West Zone)
    7. SAI Centre, Ranchi and Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium (East Zone II)
  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI), was set up as a Society registered of Societies Act, 1860 dated 25th January 1984 of the Department of Sports, Govt. of India with the objective of promotion of Sports and Games.

Question: 

Q.1 The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India announced the establishment of the High-Performance Centres in seven places across the country. Choose the centre which is not included in the list?
a. SAI Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka
b. Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi
c. SAI Sundergarh, Odisha
d. SAI Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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