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304. 

Sports Ministry has allotted how much rupees for the funding of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for their preparations for 2020 Olympics?

[A]. Rs 100 crore
[B]. Rs 150 crore
[C]. Rs 200 crore
[D]. Rs 320 crore

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Sports Authority of India Director General Neelam Kapur announced that The Sports Ministry has earmarked Rs 100 crore for the funding of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for their preparations for 2020 Olympics. Launched in September 2014, TOPS, is a flagship programme of the sports ministry to provide financial assistance to potential Olympic medal winners besides giving the financial assistance to prepare for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. On September 2018, a TOPS Secretariat which consists of a team of professionals with management and sporting expertise was established in a bid to fine tune India's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and build a sustainable sports ecosystem in the country. The TOPS team reviews every sport broadly along several parameters, including global performance trends from previous Olympics, World Championships and other major competitions specific to that sport to select a player.

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