The Athlete Advocate of the Year was won by Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton for his efforts to raise social awareness and Liverpool footballer Mo Salah received the Sporting Inspiration Award.
The pair have been global ambassadors for BWF's 'i am badminton' campaign since April last year.
Notably, only those athletes, who have either qualified or can qualify for Olympics, are training at the SAI centres across the country.
The positions for coaches and assistant coaches in 21 disciplines have also been made open to Dronacharya awardees and are for ones who hold sports coaching diploma degrees.
SAI approves badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankiredddy's request for session with sports psychologist
Mission Olympic Cell during the 57th MOC meeting approved his request for the sessions which would be done via call or video chat.
The latest move comes after several athletes at various national camps across the country tested positive for COVID-19.
Based on these factors, the size of the Indian sports industry in 2020 was Rs 5,894 crore while it was Rs 9,109 crore in 2019.
With the pandemic situation alarming in many parts of the country, and with Tamil Nadu too seeing a surge in the number of Covid cases, online coaching is preferred by most players.
The accused, who is above 50 years of age and is an athletics coach, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
Vishnu Saravanan, Nethra Kumanan, and the pair of Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar have qualified for the Olympics.
Given the grim Covid-19 situation across the country, Indian athletes, most of them Olympic bound, have again had to reevaluate situation before going for events.
India had a successful outing against Olympic champions Argentina beating them 2-2 (3-2 SO) and 3-0 in the FIH Hockey Pro League double header.
The certificates are still being developed, and how and whether they'll be used could vary widely around the world.
Top Indian athletes have requested the citizens of the country to become a part of the 'largest vaccine drive' initiated by the government.
This is one of the two KISCEs from Jammu and Kashmir, with the Maulana Azad Stadium for fencing in Jammu being the other.