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UPSC 2017-18: PIB Summary and Analysis Dec 07

SAICON 2017 

  • The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated here by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.
  • It was organized by Sports Authority of India


  • SAICON 2017  Delhi  will  provide  a  platform  for  doctors and  scientists  from  various  parts  of  the  country and from abroad to present their research work and field work on sports medicine & sports sciences before a large  audience, interact with  their Peers  and  also  exchange information with  their colleagues working in  the same field.
  • The conference will also foster the spirit of friendship and collaboration in the field of sports medicine and  sport  sciences  amongst  all  those  who  aspire  to  contribute  their  mite  for  ushering  in  a  refreshing scientific temperament in Indian sports, a far cry from the still prevalent medieval training methods.



Human Rights Day

  • Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th December every year to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 as the shared standard yardstick to protect human rights across the globe. 

Other details

  • The National Human Rights Commission, India has organised different events, including a nationwide Short Films on Human Rights Award competition, in run up to the celebration of Human Rights Day.
  • The three best short films on human rights, will be given awards of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75 thousand and Rs. 50 thousand along with trophies and citations on the occasion.


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