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11 September 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani in New Delhi signed four agreements recently. The four agreements were exchanged in areas like health and transport. India's commitment to support Afghanistan as a secure, stable, united and prosperous nation. Both the nations remain united in overcoming challenges posed by cross border terrorism and safe havens and sanctuaries of terrorism.

11 September 2017

Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry announced a Smart Cities Awards Contest with a total prize money of 50 lakhs to recognise and reward cities and innovative ideas that promote mission's goals. Under the Project Awards category, excellence will be awarded in various categories such as Improving Governance, Social Aspects, Culture and Economy, Environment impact, Transportation and Mobility and Water and Sanitation. Best performers in each of the categories will be awarded Rs 5 lakh each. All projects that will be completed by April 1, 2018, will be eligible for participating in the contest.

11 September 2017

An eight feet bronze statue of Indian freedom struggle leader Subhas Chandra Bose at the naval base INS Netaji Subhas named after the iconic leader. Netaji's niece in law Krishna Bose cut the ribbon together with Eastern Naval Command chief, Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht to unveil the statue.

11 September 2017

Rafael Nadal (Spain) won the 2017 US Open title in men’s single category. He defeated Kevin Anderson from South Africa. The other category winners are Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands) and Horia Tecau won the Men's Double Championship. Chan Yung-jan (Chinese Taipei) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) won Women's Double Championship. Martina Hingis (Switzerland) and Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) won the Mixed Doubles Championship.

11 September 2017

Indian Ambassador in UAE Navdeep Singh Suri inaugurated the second Indian Workers’ Resource Centre (IWRC) in UAE to provide support and counseling to Indians in distress. It provides counseling and support to the overseas Indian Community on legal, personal and financial matters, free of cost. The first IWRC opened in Dubai in 2010. Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

11 September 2017

India finished fifth in the medals tally with one gold and two silver medals at the Moscow Shotgun World Championships. Only 16 of the 76 participating nations got amongst the medals. Olympic skeet champions Gabrielle Rossetti and Diana Bacosi crowned as world champions in the process. Italy topped the tally with nine gold medals for a total of 17 medals in all. USA topped second with five gold medals for a total of 12.

11 September 2017

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off the Navika Sagar Parikrama by an all-women crew of Indian Navy aboard Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini from INS Mandovi jetty in Goa. It is the first attempt by an Indian all-women crew to circumnavigate the globe. The expedition will cover Australia, New Zealand, Falklands and South Africa. It is expected to be completed by 160 days.

11 September 2017

American Sloane Stephens lifted the US Open women's singles title. She ranked 83rd completed a spectacular return from injury to beat 15th seed Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the finals. She started the tournament when she was ranked in the 900s and has now ended it as the US Open Champion.

11 September 2017

India won 2nd South Asian Basketball, SABA, Under - 16 Championship They defeated Bhutan by 131-50 in its last league match at Kathmandu in Nepal. India now qualified for 2017 International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Under-16 Asian Championship to be played in Malaysia later this year.

11 September 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Students' Convention in New Delhi on the theme of ‘Young India, New India' to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address and BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations. Swami Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of "Yuva Shakti' (youth power) and saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation-building.

11 September 2017

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully twice flight tested indigenously developed 3rd generation Anti-Tank Guided in Rajasthan. During the test, ATGM Nag missile has successfully hit both the targets at different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy. The ATMG Nag missile is one of five missile systems developed indigenously by DRDO under the integrated guided missile development programme (IGMDP).