- The World’s oldest captive giant panda, Basi, died aged 37. Basi was the Mascot for the First Asian Games in China 1990.
- Vijay Amritraj’s, former tennis champion, life story will be told through biopic. Amritraj, who acted in Star Trek IV and Octopussy, was honoured with Padma Shrii 1983.
- FIFA President – Gianni Infantino
- The United Nation Security Council unanimously imposed an eight set of sanctions on the North Korea, banning it from trading in textiles and restricting its oil imported.
- INDIA-JAPAN Bullet Train Project-
First bullet train will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai by 2022
Project estimated cost is Rs. 1.10 lakh crore, over 80% of this will come from Japan as extremely friendly loan
Total high speed bullet train network will be of 4643 KM.
Project is based on famed Japanese Shinkansen high speed railway system with a record of zero causalities in its 50 years of operation