National Sports University Ordinance comes into force | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

National Sports University Ordinance comes into force

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With the President of India giving his assent to the government decision to promulgate, National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force.

According to an official statement, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promulgate the National Sports University Ordinance, 2018, by which the National Sports University will be established with headquarters at Manipur.

The new university will promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching besides functioning as the national training centre for select sports disciplines by adopting the best international practices. The proposal was formally announced by the former Finance Minister in his Budget speech of 2014-15. 325.90 acres of land has been allotted for setting up the University. The land has been made available by the Government of Manipur in Koutruk, West Imphal district of Manipur. The University would provide a boost to sports activities in the country, and also improve the country’s sports performance at the national and international levels. The proposed University has also considerable employment generation potential.

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