The GFI was de-recognised by the ministry in 2011 because of infighting in the body and since then it remained so till the ministry's order on Friday to recognise it.
It said that sports events may resume but the final call rests with the respective local authorities where the venue falls.
Arpinder Singh on TOPS list exclusion: 'How can I prove myself when there have been no events since March?'
Jakarta Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh questions move to drop him from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme list in a year where there has been scant competitions.
Sports Ministry approves upgrade of six facilities across India to Centres of Excellence in preparation for future Olympic Games
The six centres are States Sports Academy, Sarusajai, Guwahati (Rs 7.96 crore), J N S Complex, Shillong (Rs 8.39 crore), Paljor Stadium, Gangtok (Rs 7.91 crore), New Sports Complex, Silvassa (Rs 8.05 crore), Madhya Pradesh State Academy (Rs 19 crore), Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune (Rs 16 crore).
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to take place on 29 November, organisers to ensure bio-secure zones for elite runners
One of the first global sporting events to be hosted by India during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi Half Marathon will maintain all mandatory protocols in line with the advisory issued by the Indian government.
Indian national table tennis camp resumes; Achanta Sharath Kamal, Anusha Kutumbale to join on Thursday
Four-time Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anusha Kutumbale will be joining the camp on Thursday.
Sports Ministry extends contracts of nine foreign coaches, including High Performance Director for Athletics
This decision was taken by the ministry with a focus on the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, and to ensure Olympic-bound athletes are able to train consistently with one coach and work on improving their performance.
Rijiju said a decision on when crowds will be allowed inside stadia will have to be taken by local authorities by following the guidelines as laid down by the Home Ministry.
Delhi HC dismisses plea on rule requiring Sports Ministry, IOA to notify court on decisions regarding NSFs
ASG KM Nataraj also argued that the government does not need the court's permission before taking a decision with regard to grant of recognition to any NSF
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyanchand honours, conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.
Mushtaque Ahmad's election as Hockey India president had been a contentious point having already served two consecutive terms.
The announcement came after the ministry's decision on Thursday to extend the contracts of all foreign coaches till 30 September next year and to make all future hiring — both Indian and foreign — for a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympics to ensure continuity.
Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha and other hockey Olympians from Mumbai have written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju against the one-state-one-unit rule, which they fear could be the ‘final nail in Mumbai hockey's coffin'
Sports ministry extends contracts of foreign coaches till 2021; future hirings to be made on four-year basis
The sports ministry has extended the contracts of foreign coaches till 30 September, 2021, keeping in mind the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and has committed itself to hiring coaches on a four-year cycle to ensure continuity.
Sports Ministry withdraws annual recognition for 54 National Sports Federations on directions of Delhi High Court
The ministry had earlier this month renewed recognition of 54 NSFs till 30 September instead of the entire year.
Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
Sports Ministry extends deadline for submitting applications for awards, allows athletes to self-nominate
The Sports Ministry has invited only e-mail applications this year due to the pandemic.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government that it must host the National Games as scheduled from 20 October to 4 November this year.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Swimming Federation of India requests consent for reopening of pools to allow training of elite swimmers
The SFI has asked permission for only those swimmers to resume training, who have achieved the 'B' qualification mark for next year's Tokyo Olympics
Athletics Federation of India releases SOPs for resumption of training; athletes told to not hug, shake hands
After the Sports Ministry gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in its complexes and stadiums, the AFI on Tuesday issued its own Standard Operating Procedures for training of the campers.