The decision will help boxer Amit Panghal, who was nominated twice for the Arjuna award but has not been considered because of a dope violation
This year's awards were delayed after the government decided to wait for India’s performance at both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo
The Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award are given away each year by the country's president on August 29, the National Sports Day
Praneeth won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championship and is the only men's singles player to have qualified for the Tokyo Games
Ngangom Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna Award
Deepak Punia had won a silver medal at the 2019 World Championship in Nur Sultan while Ravi Dahiya had bagged a bronze along with a ticket to Tokyo Olympics
For the Arjuna awards, the NRAI has recommended the Olympic-bound duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Abhishek Verma
For Arjuna Award, the BCCI is expected to send the names of senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who was ignored last year, K L Rahul and pacer Jasprit Bumrah
Dutee clocked 11.7 seconds in 100m at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala last week, missing the automatic Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds
Ankita and Prajnesh both won singles bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang.
Simranjit (60kg) is a 2018 world championships bronze winner and is among the four Indian women boxers who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics
Vice-captain of India's men's team Harmanpreet Singh and women's team members Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur have also been nominated for the Arjuna awards.
The last date of submitting online applications for the National Sports Awards is June 21
Jeje Lalpekhlua has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on three separate occasions, but each time, he was "overlooked"
Respected defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award
Kiren Rijiju made the announcement on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, which is celebrated as National Sports Day in India
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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media after the oath taking ceremony at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu are also seen.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a public meeting in Mandi.PTI Photo
An artist busy making an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
Idols of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities, Goregaon in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
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