Important Topics for Static General Awareness | RRB NTPC Exam

General Awareness is considered to be one of the most scoring sections in any competitive exam. It includes two main portions, current affairs and static. Out of the 100 Questions asked in the RRB NTPC exam, 40 questions are General Knowledge-based. Learning static GK for this section helps to increase the overall score in the examination as the questions asked are factual, simple, and direct. In this article, we learn about some Static Gk Topics for RRB NTPC Exam.

Static GK Topics in RRB NTPC Exam – Question Type Analysis

As per the analysis of the previous exams following are the frequently asked Static GK Topics in RRB NTPC Exam

Important Monuments & location, National Parks, Country-Capital-Currency, Organization & Headquarters, Important days, games & Sports static, Important dance forms & festivals.

Static questions on Games & Sports can be related to Sports awards, Sports personalities and related fields, stadiums and location, Cups and trophies, Government Schemes, Books published, and Sports related terms.

1. Static GK Topics – Some Games & Sports in News

1.1. National Sports and Adventure Awards

The prize money for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been increased to Rs 25 lakh, Dhronacharya (Lifetime) awardees to get 15 lakhs while Dhyanchand Awardees (regular) will be given Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 5 lakh. The increment was announced for 4 out of 7 categories of NSA.

1.1.1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting award given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years. For the first time, five sportspersons will be receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on the occasion of the National Sports Day on 29th August 2020.

1.1.2. Arjuna Award

The Arjuna Award is given to promote sports in India by motivating the sportsperson for their fantastic performance. Award Symbol- Bronze Statue of ‘Arjuna with his Bow’ & Scroll.

1.1.3. Award

Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games is sports coaching honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Drona, often referred to as “Dronacharya” or “Guru Drona”, a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India.

1.1.4. Dhyan Chand Award

It is named after the legendary field hockey player ‘Major Dhyan Chand‘. The nominations for a given year are accepted till 30 April or the last working day of April.

1.1.5. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea, and air.

1.1.6. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy was instituted in 1956- 57 as a running trophy by the Ministry of Education. This running trophy is awarded by the President of India each year to a University that has the all-round best performance in sports at Inter-University, National, and International competitions.

1.1.7. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

The Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar scheme was introduced by the government in 2009 to encourage the involvement of corporates and sports promotion boards in the development of sports in the country.

1.2. Important Days

The following are some important days:

1.2.1. National Sports Day

National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 every year to honour the hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand since 2012. Over the years, the government has also used this day as a platform to launch various sports schemes, including the Khelo India movement, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.

1.2.2. World Sports Journalists Day

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated on July 2, to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. The day is celebrated to mark the formation of the International Sports Press Association at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

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1.3. Sportspersons in News and Related field

Below are some of the August news related to Sports. This is the proper method to study news related to sports: Always remember the name of the sportsperson followed by his field and the achievement/news.

Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
Lewis HamiltonRacing
Rohit SharmaCricket
Neelakanta BhanuMind Sports
James AndersonCricket
Ayaka TakahashiBadminton
Bhaichung BhutiaFootball

1.4. Schemes

1.4.1. Khelo India Program

The Khelo India program has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation. It was launched in the year 2018 by the then Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Delhi.

1.4.2. Fit India Active Day Programme

On April 14, 2020, the Government of India launched the Fit India Active Day Program. The program was launched under the flagship initiative of GoI called “Fit India. The program is launched to make sure children practice fitness even when they stay home.

1.5. Headquarters of Sports Organizations

The table below lists some important organisations along with their headquarters and some news related to them.

International Cricket CouncilDubai, United Arab Emirates
Hockey IndiaNew Delhi
Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaMumbai
National Anti-Doping AgencyNew Delhi
World Athletics’ anti-doping bodyMontreal, Canada

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1.6. Stadiums in News

World’s 3rd largest cricket stadiumJaipur
Rajiv Gandhi StadiumAizawl
33 stadiums under the Uttaran schemeAssam

1.7. Games/ Sports events 

Sports EventDescription
Fukuoka world championshipsIt is the World Aquatics Championships in Japan
Wimbledon Tennis tournamentOldest Grand Slam tennis tournament
Azlan Shah Cup Hockey TournamentAnnual invitational international men’s field hockey tournament
World Athletics championshipThe World Athletics Championships are a biennial athletics competition.
Tour de FranceOne of cycling’s three Grand Tours.

2. Tips to Study

“Practice daily, because the quality of your practice determines the Caliber of your performance”- Robin S Sharma.

Yes, practice is the key to success. Reading current Affairs daily is the best method to score high marks in RRB NTPC exams. Always try to note down static GK parts while going through the newspapers.  Make good use of your TIME in the comfort zone of your HOMES.

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