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6 September 2017

The National Highway Authority of India awarded its first international project in Myanmar to a joint venture of Punj Lloyd-Varaha. This is for the up gradation of the Yagyi–Kalewa section in Myanmar to two lanes with the earthen shoulder in the engineering, procurement, and construction mode. Punj Lloyd Varaha's bid was identified as the most competitive among four qualified bidders. It was at Rs. 1,177 crores.

6 September 2017

N Baijendra Kumar, the IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre take charge as Chairman-Cum-Managing Director (CMD) of the state-run National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). He was additional chief secretary to the Chhattisgarh chief minister and held the charge of power, commerce & industries.

6 September 2017

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu gave away the National awards for teachers on Teachers day Function. A total of 219 teachers, including 124 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teachers, were awarded. He also launched DIKSHA, a national digital infrastructure for teachers. DIKSHA is a customisable national digital infrastructure that states, Teacher Education Institutions (TEI) and private entities can use for their respective teacher-centric initiatives.

6 September 2017

India and Myanmar have signed 11 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) agreements in a range of sectors, including one on maritime security cooperation. The 11 MoUs also includes one between the Election Commission and Union Election of Myanmar, the national level electoral commission of Myanmar. MoU on Maritime Security Cooperation Cultural Exchange Programme for the year 2017-2020. MoU on Enhancing the Cooperation of the Upgradation of the Women's Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar. MoU for Sharing White Shipping Information between the Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy Technical Agreement for providing Coastal Surveillance System MoU between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare of the Republic of India and Food and Drugs (FDA), Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar on Cooperation in Medical Products Regulation. Exchange of Letter for Extension of MoU on the establishment of MIIT Exchange of Letter for Extension of MoU on the establishment of India-Myanmar Center for Enhancement of IT-Skill MoU in the field of elections between the Election Commission of India and The Union Election Commission of Myanmar. MoU on Cooperation between Myanmar Press Council and the Press Council of India.  

6 September 2017

R A Sankara Narayanan appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vijaya Bank. He joined Bank of India as a direct recruit officer in 1983 and has headed various branches. Vijaya bank was founded in 1931 by A.B. Shetty.

6 September 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain security and stability along the long land and maritime borders of India and Myanmar. India contributes to Myanmar's development efforts as part of our Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas initiative.  India and Myanmar signed a number of agreements for mutual cooperation. It includes areas such as healthcare, culture, science and technology, the conduct of election and media.

6 September 2017

The National Institution for Transforming India also called NITI Aayog launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat. It intends at bringing nutrition to the center-stage of the National Development Agenda. It enables states to make strategic choices, through decentralized planning and local innovation, with accountability for nutrition outcomes. 

6 September 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Russian port city of Vladivostok on a three-day visit to attend the third Eastern Economic Forum which will deliberate on pressing issues relating to global trade. She holds bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during which various issues relating to trade, investment, and defense cooperation. The Eastern Economic Forum is considered as the biggest international communication platform for cooperation between businesses leaders and senior government representatives from Russia, the Pacific Region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

6 September 2017

The Reserve Bank of India listed HDFC Bank as a domestic systemically important bank (DSIB) under the bucketing structure identified last year. The additional Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) requirement for D-SIBs already been phased-in from April 1, 2016, and will become fully effective from April 1, 2019. The requirement will be in addition to the capital conservation buffer.

6 September 2017

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off the first run of the Lucknow Metro from the Transport Nagar Metro Station in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik was the chief guest of the ceremony. CM of Uttar Pradesh dedicated the Lucknow Metro Train Service to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India.

6 September 2017

The 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit was held in Xiamen, China. The summit is hosted by China for the second time after the 2011 Summit. The theme of the 2017 BRICS Summit is “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. The four documents were signed in the presence of BRICS Leaders and they are  Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation(2017-2020) BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Co operation. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation.

6 September 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of the second phase of link IV pipeline canal of Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana in Rajkot, Gujarat. The first phases of link I, II, and III of the SAUNI Project have been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The main aim of the project is to bring the waters of Narmada River to the reservoirs of parched Saurashtra region.