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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches first-of-its-kind Khelo India App

The application has three unique features that will make it convenient for youngsters to take up sport and also help to identify potential champions amongst children, across the country.

Feb 27, 2019, 17:32 PM IST

Allocation for sports increased by over Rs 200 crore in 2019-20 interim budget

In the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, the overall sports budget for 2019-2020 was increased from Rs 2002.72 (2018-2019) crore to Rs 2216.92 crore.

Feb 01, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Rajyavardhan Rathore calls Akshay Kumar 'true sportsman'

The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor lauded Rathore for his efforts to encourage sports.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:52 PM IST

Khelo India School Games: Swimmers lead Karnataka to top of medals tally

Led by their swimmers, Karnataka surged to the top of the medals tally on the first day of competition at the inaugural Khelo India School Games (KISG), here on Thursday. The swimmers won six of the nine gold medals on offer and both the boys and girls contributed three each. Karnataka are leading the medals tally with seven gold and three bronze for a total of 10 medals.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

Sports Budget hiked by 258 Cr, SAI funding slashed by Rs 66 Cr

The sports ministry on Thursday received a hike of Rs 258.2 crore in the union budget for 2018-19, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament here.

Feb 01, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

All you need to know: January 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018, 22:49 PM IST

PM Modi to launch Khelo India School Games on Wednesday

Prime Minister will launch the first Khelo India School Games at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

Jan 31, 2018, 00:24 AM IST

Khelo India School Games: 3298 athletes set to participate

World junior champion shooter Anish Bhanwala and World Youth Weightlifting Championship silver medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga will also be part of the Games beginning January 31.

Jan 22, 2018, 21:58 PM IST

Delhi smog postpones Prime Minister's 'Khelo India' project: Report

Smog engulfing the National Capital has hit the government's 'Khelo India' project, leading to the postponement of the scheduled multi-sport event here, The Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Nov 15, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Virat Kohli hails PM Narendra Modi, sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore for revamped #KheloIndia

According to a press release by PIB, the government will invest Rs 1,756 crore in the Khelo India scheme.

Sep 20, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal urges youth to be disciplined, hard working

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken several steps to creating a favorable environment for development and spread of sports.

Jul 28, 2017, 20:44 PM IST

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 1943 crore, compared to Rs 1592 crore earmarked last year.

Feb 01, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

Approximately 1000 participants from more than 25 states and union territories are taking part in the competitions.

Jan 15, 2017, 19:00 PM IST