Tuesday, 18 September 2018

18th September 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC



  • Statistics released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) last month showed that in the last five years, Pakistan's total debt and liabilities increased Rs 13.5 trillion or 82.8 per cent to stand at Rs 29.9 trillion. Five years ago, Pakistan's total debt and liabilities were Rs 16.4 trillio
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer (6900 points) followed by Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6,445 points at no. 3.

Dronacharya Award & Dhyan Chand honour

  • The Dronacharya award is presented to coaches for their outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis over a period of four years.
  • The Dhyan Chand honour is bestowed on sportspersons for their life-time achievements and contribution to sport during both their active career and after retirement.
  • The Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees are entitled to a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each.

Recommendations for Dronacharya Awards:
  • Regular Category: Jiwanjot Singh Teja (archery), S S Pannu (athletics), C A Kuttappa (boxing), Vijay Sharma (weightlifting) and A Srinivasa Rao (table tennis).
  • Life Time category: Clarence Lobo (hockey), Tarak Sinha (cricket), Jiwan Kumar Sharma (judo) and V R Beedu (athletics).
Recommendations for Dhyanchand Award: 
  • Satyadev Prasad (archery), Bharat Chhetri (hockey), Bobby Aloysius and Chougale Dadu Dattatray (wrestling).
Recommendations for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
  •  Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu 
Recommendations for Arjuna Award:
  • Athletes Hima Das, Jinson Johnson, cricketer Smriti Mandhana, hockey players Manpreet Singh and Savita Punia, paddler Manika Batra and tennis player Rohan Bopanna, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra






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