Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the Transformative Chief Minister Award in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
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A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a 1 billion yuan ($151 million) floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui. China Three Gorges New Energy Co. started building the 150-megawatt project in July and part of the plant was connected to the grid.
Musician Diddy was on the top of Forbes’ annual world’s highest-paid musician list shows. He is on top despite not releasing any album in 2017.
Foreign Ministers of Russia, India, and China (RIC) are holding a trilateral meeting in New Delhi. The meeting is expected to review global and regional issues of mutual interest as well as discuss trilateral exchanges and activities.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched new initiatives including Laqshya-A Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative and safe delivery application at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day.
The Indian National Congress announced that Rahul Gandhi has been elected as its new President, taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi. Rahul was declared the party President after no other candidate filed a nomination to contest the presidential elections.
Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years after the government announced the lifting of the ban on movie theatres. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad in a statement said that opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification. The government statement said that the licensing process for cinema operators will start within 90 days and the films will be subject to censorship according to media policy standards of the kingdom.
Sri Lanka defeated India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series at Dharamsala. After bundling out the hosts for a paltry 112 in 38.2 overs, the visitors overhauled the target of 113, by making 114 for 3 in 20.4 overs. Opener Upul Tharanga was the top scorer with 49.
India won the Bronze medal in the Hockey World League Final tournament. In the third-place playoff match at Bhubaneswar, they beat Germany 2-1. SV Sunil and Harmenpreet Singh scored for India, while Mark Appel scored for Germany. In the pool stage, India had lost to Germany.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been named the top Indian actor of 2017 by Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb). The list is based on IMDb’s StarMeter stats and pageviews, and also takes into consideration which actor stayed at the top and for how long.