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23 September 2017

Famous Football players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr are the final three players in contention for FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year 2017 award. The final three nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year 2017 award are Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane, Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, and Chelsea's Antonio Conte.

23 September 2017

Open-air gyms for prisoners has now been set up in jail number 1 of Tihar in west Delhi, which is the largest and the most populated prison in India with over 14,400 inmates. This gym is mostly used by elderly prisoners facing problems, like obesity or arthritis.

23 September 2017

Under the NDA government’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) ‘Housing for All’ programme, Government decided to extend interest subsidy of Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans for the Middle Income Group (MIG) up to March 2019. Initially the scheme was available for beneficiaries under the “middle class” category till December 2017 only. Under the new scheme, those with an annual income of up to Rs 12 lakh can avail a 4% interest subsidy on a loan of Rs 9 lakh while those with an income up to Rs 18 lakh will get an interest subsidy of 3% on a loan of Rs 18 lakh.

23 September 2017

GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2017 kicked off in Mumbai. The Award Winners are: Irrfan Khan - Outstanding Achievement Anushka Sharma - Woman of the Year Karan Johar - Producer of the Year Rajkummar Rao - Actor of Year Ranveer Singh - Entertainer of the Year Sridevi - Excellence in Acting Aamir Khan - Creative Maverick  

23 September 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram's life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandir Varanasi. The Tulsi Manas temple holds great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism as it is believed that Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written by poet-saint Goswami Tulsidas in Varanasi.

23 September 2017

China and Australia joint military training exercise called "Panda-Kangaroo 2017" concluded in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, on September 20. This exercise kicked off on September 10, China and Australia each sent 10 soldiers to participate in the joint training.  

23 September 2017

India announced their 21-member squad for first ever participation in FIFA U-17 World Cup event. India will host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off in October 24. GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan FORWARDS: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav

23 September 2017

The 6th Edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA' is organized in Jaipur during September 21 - 24, 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. This fair was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje. The mega textile fair is jointly organized by RIICO and FICCI. Karnataka is participating as partner state and Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal are participating as supporting states in the event.

23 September 2017

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has released a new music video prepared by Telangana Jagruthi to celebrate the nine-day Bathukamma festival, which began on September 20. This Exclusive Bangaru Bathukamma song featuring Anchor and Actress Udaya Bhanu and TRS MP Kavitha. Telangana government recently began free distribution of over one crore sarees for women below the poverty line on the occasion of Bathukamma.

23 September 2017

Aditya Birla Group’s flagship ecommerce site "Abof.com" will close down its operations by December 31, 2017, unable to compete against the heavy discounting model of online rivals such as Flipkart and Amazon. Abof is the short form for Aditya Birla Online Fashion, launched in October 2015.

23 September 2017

As per the statement of Health Department Director K.L. Sahu, the death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days (from July 1 to September 21. 529 persons were found to be suffering from the H1N1 virus in the given period.

23 September 2017

Indian professional badminton player, Rio Olympic silver medalist PUSARLA V. Sindhu has jumped two places to the second spot in the BWF (Badminton World Federation) women's singles ranking. This is the second time that Sindhu is world number two after being at the position for a week in April 2017. She has won three international titles this year, including the Korea Open. TAI Tzu Ying of Taiwan ranks first in BWF women's singles.

23 September 2017

According to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, Hui Ka Yan, the chairman of Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group, has become Asia’s richest man, with a net worth of $41.1 billion. Hui today ranks No. 15 globally. The Asia’s second and third richest persons are Tencent Holdings Chairman Ma Huateng ($39.1 billion), Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma ($38.9 billion) respectively.

23 September 2017

The 38-year-old Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu became the first woman minister in Mizoram in 30 years, since the 1987 state assembly elections. She is the president of the Mizoram Pradesh Youth Congress Committee and was elected from Hrangturzo seat in central Serchhip district in a bye-election. In Mizoram’s political history, Chawngthu became the fourth woman legislator. Lalhlimpui Hmar was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in Mizoram, in 1987.