National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September 2017 to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values.
The day is marked by literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests and other events. During Hindi Diwas celebrations, the Union Government announced the launch of ‘Lila App' that uses Artificial Intelligence to teach Hindi in various languages.
Indian Railways on 13 September 2017 permitted passengers to show m-Aadhaar, digital version of the Aadhaar card, as proof of identity in any reserved class.
For the purpose of showing Identity proof, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/her password to show the card. Passengers will be allowed to undertake the train journey in any reserved class only when they will show m-Aadhaar on their mobile after entering the password.
The m-Aadhaar is a mobile app launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar card.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on 13 September 2017 formally awarded the rights to host the 36th National Games to Goa.
The announcement was made by the state sports minister Manohar Ajgaonkar. Ajgaonkar said that IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, had formally conferred the rights to the state to host the sporting event in November 2017.
The National Games, formerly known as the Indian Olympic Games, comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other.
India and Japan on 13 September 2017 signed a MoU for the expansion of an international laboratory set up for a collaborative research in the area of biotechnology.
The MoU envisages the expansion of the laboratory set up by India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology under the name of DAILAB.It will seek to enhance the level of joint research, training and networking programmes that had been underway through DAILAB and its six ancillary institutes called Satellite International Institutes for Special Training, Education and Research (SISTERS) for the past three years.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) on 13 September 2017 released the Global Human Capital Report 2017.
The Global Human Capital Report 2017 proposes a new benchmark for leaders to build the workforces of the future. The Index provides a means of measuring the quantifiable elements of the world’s talent potential so that greater attention can be focused on delivering it.
The top ten of the 2017 Human Capital Index is headed by smaller European countries: Norway (1), Finland (2), Switzerland (3).