Manipur Govt Announced Schemes for Sportspersons and Artists

Published on March 15, 2020
Current context: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has announced the biggest ever scheme for the welfare of sportspersons and artists of the State.
Manipur Govt Announced Schemes for Sportspersons and Artists
  • The schemes announced would provide benefits to thousands of sportspersons and artistes of the State who have brought laurels to the State and Country.
  • Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST):
    1. To provide suitable employment in government services to sportspersons, who have won medals in notified disciplines in selected International Sports events.
    2. The scheme would also support the sportspersons on purchasing of costly sports items.
    3. Cash awards for Olympic participants have been enhanced to 1 crore, 75 lakh, 50 lakh and 10 lakh rupees for different categories.
    4. Sportsperson who have represented in National and International tournaments and are unemployed would be given lifetime pension.
  • Chief Minister Artist Sing gi Tengbang (CMAT):
    1. CMAT is designed with a view to encouraging the artists in different fields and targeted to cover 4000 artistes in a year.
    2. Pension will be given to selected artists who are 60 years and above.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state government has announced the scheme named Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroising gi Tengbang (CMAST)?
a. Assam
b. Manipur
c. Odisha
d. Mizoram

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