- Eminent Hindi Litterateur Krishna Sobti (92) was awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. She will be eight women to win this prestigious award.
- India was ranked low at 108th position out of 144 countries in Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF).India slipped by 21places compared to 87 rank last year.
- Heena Sidhu won 10-metre air pistol gold medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships held in Brisbane.
- Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give the citizenship to a robot named ‘Sophia’ as an initiative to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence.
- Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl, was named as “America’s top young scientist” for inventing a cost-effective, quick lead-contamination detector in water.
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