- Former Indian Hockey team captain Sardar Singh became only the second hockey player to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
- Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia created history, becoming the first paralympian to be considered for Khel ratna honour.
- India’s first private sector missile sub-system manufacturing facility was inaugurated near Hyderabad. Kalyani Rafael Advanced System (KRAS) plan will make anti guided tank missile (AGTM).
- The government has made it mandatory to install GPS in all mobile phones that will be sold in India, January 1, 2018 onwards with an aim to locate subscriber in emergency situation.
Industries raising a red flag over the government’s decision to make GPS mandatory in all mobile phones that it is not only technically challenging but also lead to a 40-50% jump in the price of such devices.
- Robert Hardy, Harry Potter actor, passed away at 91.