Here is the Sports update for week 24th – 30th August for General Awareness section preparing for Government Job Competitive Exams.
I have brought useful and important data from the Sports Section of the last week. This will be helpful in your every type of exams like SSC, IBPS, UPSC, etc.,
PV Sindhu has won a Gold Medal in the Women’s single Total BWF World Championship 2019 that is a Badminton event. The 24-year old girl shines out in the final event and thrashed the Japanese opponent with 21-7 & 21-7 in two sets.
The games held between 19th August and 25th August 2019 in BASEL, SWITZERLAND. This is the first time an Indian player has won the Badminton’s BWF World Championship.
in the same event, SAI PRANEETH B. has won a Bronze Medal in the Men’s single category event of Total BWF World Championship 2019.
Indian Boxer Mary Kom won Asia’s Best Female Athlete in the first-ever ‘Awards for Asia’ ceremony held on 27th August, organized by the Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS ASIA).
In addition, South Korean football star Son Heung-Min won Asia’s Best Male Athlete. The Best Asian Male & Female Team Award went to the Qatar national men football team & Japan national women football team, respectively.
Brief About AIPS: Asian Sports Press Association (AIPS) Asia, is the organization representing sportswriters in Asia since 1978, It is responsible for the development of sports journalism in the Member States in addition in creating an ideal environment for sports journalism that is fair, transparent and to be qualified to create future generations of journalists.
National Sports Awards 2019
National Sports day celebrated every year on 29th August on the memory of the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, a legend hockey player.
Bajrang Punia, a Freestyle Wrestler and Deepa Malik, a Para Athlete, both won the Rajiv Khel Ratna Award, 2019 which is the most prestigious award for Sportsperson in India.
Deepa Malik became the first Paralympian to receive the prestigious award.
The other awards like Arjun Award, TENZING NORGAY National Adventure Award 2018, MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD Trophy 2019 has been awarded to the various sportsperson and other athletes on this National Sports day.
FIT India Movement
On this occasion of National Sports day, the Prime Minister launched FIT INDIA MOVEMENT with an aim to make people aware of being physically and mentally fit. It is required for the citizen to be fit to drive a nation.
In addition to it, The Prime Minister said that people in any profession can make themselves efficient in their profession if they are mentally and physically fit. If the body is fit, then you would be mentally fit. Sports has a direct relation to fitness but ‘Fit India Movement’ aims to go beyond fitness.
Fitness is not just a word but an essential pillar to a healthy and prosperous life. When we prepare our bodies for battle, we make the country strong as iron. Fitness is part of our historic legacy. Games and sports are played in every nook and corner of India. While working on the body they also train the mind, increasing focus and coordination of body parts.
A healthy Individual, a healthy family, and a healthy society are the essentials to make New India a Fit India.
Hence, the Prime Minister launched the campaign with a hashtag – #HumFitTohIndiaFit to spread awareness of being fit.