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9 September 2017

James Anderson (35-year-old) became the third pacer, sixth bowler overall and first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets when he clean bowled West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite for four on Day 2 of the third Test at Lord’s. Windies' pacer Courtney Walsh was the first fast bowler to achieve the feat, followed by Australia's Glenn McGrath.

9 September 2017

According to a study titled "Manufacturing Excellence and Emergence in India: The state level analysis" which was conducted by ASSOCHAM's Economic Research Bureau, Karnataka stands at top among the Indian states in terms of manufacturing excellence. Kerala ranks second.

9 September 2017

R M Hidayathulla in his research work stated that "Parali I" island, part of Bangaram atoll, which was 0.032 sq. km in 1968 has been vanished, during 1968-2003 period due to coastal erosion. Hidayathulla was awarded PhD in July 2017 by Calicut University in Kerala for his work "Studies on Coastal Erosion in Selected Uninhabited Islands of Lakshadweep Archipelago with Special Reference to Biodiversity Conservation." Also, Erosion was higher in the other islands, such as: Parali II – 80 % Thinnakara – 14.38 % Parali III – 11.42 % Bangaram – 9.968

9 September 2017

Assam Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google India, to provide Internet connection to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas in Assam to increase digital literacy. Information Technology Secretary Nitin Khare and Google India Country Head (Policy) Chetan Krishnaswami signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

9 September 2017

Sjoerd Marijne appointed as the new Chief Coach of India Men's Senior Hockey team, replacing the sacked Roelant Oltmans. World Cup-winning Junior team coach Harendra Singh was appointed High Performance Specialist coach of the senior women's team.

9 September 2017

Telangana State Home Minister Naini Narasimha Reddy has inaugurated ‘Any Time Water’ kiosk, known as water ATM near Nalgonda X Roads which is joint initiative of Safe Water Network, an international NGO and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Purified water will be made available at a payment of ₹ 2 per litre and ₹ 20 per 20 litres of water. A total of 200 ATMs will be set up to reach a targetted 150,000 people. In the first phase 50 water ATMs will be operationalised by 2018.

9 September 2017

2018 World University Rankings which was published by the Times Higher Education (THE) are: 1. University of Oxford 2.  University of Cambridge 3. Caltech, Stanford University. IISc, Bangalore has been named the top university in India. The other top Indian Universities are: 2. IIT-Bombay 3. IIT-Delhi 4. IIT-Kanpur 5. IIT-Kharagpur

9 September 2017

Government will undertake a programme known as ‘school chalo abhiyan’ from 2018 to enrol “70-80 lakh” students in India who are out of schools. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced it at the celebration of 51st International Literacy Day-2017.  

9 September 2017

Tottenham's new stadium will include the world's first retractable pitch, which is due to open in 2018, allowing the venue to hold both football and NFL matches. Sheffield engineering company SCX have been recruited to build the retractable pitch. Note:  Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, referred simply as Tottenham or Spurs, is an English football club located in Tottenham, Haringey, London.

9 September 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) chief executive officer (CEO) A.B. Pandey was appointed interim chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). GSTN’s first chairman Navin Kumar. GSTN is a section 8 non-government, private limited company, providing information technology (IT) backbone and portal for registration and tax returns under the GST regime.

9 September 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the country’s fifth nuclear power plant (C-4 plant) located at Chashma in Mianwali district of the Punjab province. This 340 MW Chasma - IV (C - 4) nuclear power plant is developed in collaboration between the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

9 September 2017

Myanmar's Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights'' while standing up against military rulers. An online petition signed by more than 386,000 people on Change.org is calling for her prize's removal over the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. The Norwegian Nobel Institute announced that prize awarded to Myanmar's Aung Sang Suu Kyi cannot be revoked.

9 September 2017

Magnitude 8 powerful earthquake hit offshore 120 kilometres southwest of the town of Tres Picos in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico. US Geological Survey (USGS) issued a tsunami warning.