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Niti Aayog chalks up plan to secure 50 medals in 2024 Olympics

 

Government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in 2024 summer Olympics. In its action plan for revitalising sports in India, Niti Aayog said, India still does not have a conducive environment for sports to polish the talent of Indian sports persons and make them at par with their global counterparts.

The short-term vision (4-8 years) envisages targeting a group of priority sports, organising sports persons into three groups for each priority sport, harnessing the potential of indigenous and regional sports, selecting world-class coaches as well as a grading system for coaches. While the medium to long term vision (8-15 years) will focus on identifying talent at a young age, having sports curriculum in schools, a dedicated training program for coaches, encouraging development of sports infrastructure through private or PPP mode and developing a health and psychological support division.

 

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BPCL lifts title of Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament

 

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd-BPCL lifted the title of the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament. The team defeated Railways by 3-0 in the final played at Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal this evening. The match was decided by penalty shoot -outs as both the teams scored one goal each till the end of prescribed time.

Air India got the third place in the Tournament. It defeated ONGC in a match played to decide third place. Winning team received 51 lakh rupees.

 

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BCCI appoints new selection panel with MSK Prasad as Chief Selector

BCCI has appointed a new selection panel. Ajay Shirke has been re-elected as the BCCI secretary. MSK Prasad, former wicket-keeper has been elected as the chief-selector. Other members include Jatin Paranjpae, Devan Gandhi, Gagan Khoda and Sarandeep Singh. The decision was taken in the 87th Annual General Meeting of the BCCI in Mumbai.

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India bag five medals on day four of Junior Shooting World Cup

 

India added five more medals, including three gold, on day four of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan. With this, India's medals tally in the junior shooting world cup swells to 23. India has won a total of nine gold in the competition to be ranked second in the medals tally behind Russia.

India won two team gold medals in the men’s and women’s 25 meter pistol events respectively. The third gold of the day came in the individual men’s 25 meter pistol competition. The day's only silver came in the men's 25m pistol. India’s bronze of the day was won by the women’s trap team.

 

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Chinese city Yangzhou to host India business, culture fest

China's Yangzhou city is set to host India Week celebrations from tomorrow with a business and investment meeting to be attended by CEOs of top Indian firms. The city in coastal Jiangsu province has been an important business partner for India in the Eastern China Region. Consulate General of India in Shanghai, Prakash Gupta, said companies in Yangzhou have shown keen interest in investing in India as part of the projects available under the 'Make in India' initiative. He said, Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China's Yangzhou unit, Xie Zhengyi, will soon lead an investors' delegation to India to explore opportunities for investment.

As part of Yangzhou's International Cuisine Festival, an 'Incredible India Pavilion' will also be inaugurated tomorrow, showcasing select Indian food delicacies and for promoting tourism-related travel options for Yangzhou visitors to India.

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