The cash incentives will not be restricted to just medal-winning athletes and coaches attached with them as the government has decided to extend the monetary benefits to the grassroots level coaches.
In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018.
India skipper Ajay Reddy's all-round performance helped the in-form team beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup in Dubai.
At the end of the last training session in Centurion, Ravichandran Ashwin was left clutching his right shoulder.
Lionel Messi put on a masterclass in front of new recruit Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona trounced Celta Vigo 5-0 on Thursday to ease into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 6-1 aggregate.
Aanchal Thakur made history on Tuesday as she won India's first ever international medal in skiing.
South Africa bowled out India for 135 in their second innings, registering a 72-run victory on the fourth and penultimate day of the opening cricket Test in Cape Town on Monday; Hosts lead the three-match series 1-0.
Saina Nehwal proved no match for Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin as the Spaniard blew the Indian away in straight games and helped Hyderabad Hunters win all their matches against Awadhe Warriors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here in the Premier Badminton League on Sunday.
South Africa reached 65 for two in their second innings at stumps after dismissing India for 209 on the second day of the opening cricket Test in Cape Town on Saturday.