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P.V. Sindhu flies in HAL’s Tejas in Bengaluru

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India’s ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu on Saturday flew in homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show being held in Bengaluru.

“The flight was a wonderful experience. The captain performed various maneouvers, including a loop,” Sindhu told the media after the sortie which lasted for about 40 minutes.

The combat jet’s trainer version was piloted by Group Captain Siddharth Singh, while Sindhu was the co-pilot in the tandem-seater cockpit.
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Sindhu is the first woman to fly in a Tejas aircraft.

“The aircraft was on a medium altitude sortie and flew up to a maximum height of about five km,” an Indian Air Force (IAF) official told IANS.

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat also flew in the aircraft on Thursday.

The LCA on February 20 got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (Cemilac) for induction into the IAF as a weaponised fighter jet in its operational fleet.

 

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Skilled committee ready with blueprint of Nationwide Sports activities Training Board.

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An skilled committee of the ministry of youth affairs and sports activities is prepared with the blueprint of a Nationwide Sports activities Training Board (NSEB) which can provide sports-related topics apart from the common curriculum with faculties having the choice to affiliate to this board solely or along with different boards.

The proposed NSEB will provide college students curriculum to go Class X and XII Boards with sports-related topics together with the traditional ones on provide at current. The Board will provide choices like deferred exams and adaptability, which is given to established gamers at current and to not aspiring athletes. The core curriculum might be based mostly on the brand new Nationwide Curriculum Framework which is within the making. The ten-member panel, arrange in January 2020, is giving remaining touches to the report and its suggestions are more likely to be submitted to the federal government by finish of November.

The proposed NSEB will provide college students curriculum to go Class X and XII Boards with sports-related topics together with the traditional ones on provide at current. The Board will provide choices like deferred exams and adaptability, which is given to established gamers at current and to not aspiring athletes. The core curriculum might be based mostly on the brand new Nationwide Curriculum Framework which is within the making. The ten-member panel, arrange in January 2020, is giving remaining touches to the report and its suggestions are more likely to be submitted to the federal government by finish of November.

The committee has drawn from the expertise in different nations like Russian and German mannequin of sports activities schooling in faculties. It additionally carried out a survey protecting 1,900 respondents from throughout 20 states/ UTs and greater than 75 cities. In response to the committee, the present challenges in sports activities schooling in India included time administration, monetary constraints and lack of sports-related infrastructure. The survey discovered that solely 5-10% of sportspersons have accessibility to bodily schooling academics, coaches and different services pertaining to their sport of alternative.
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