India's first rural skate park in Bundelkhand
- The Janwaar Skating Park, India's first rural skate park, is a not-for-profit project that teaches village children skateboarding for free.
- It exists in Janwaar village in Bundelkhand and has been built by German community activist Ulrike Reinhard.
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India, Sri Lanka sign pact to address fishermen crisis
- India and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which a hotline will be set up between officials of the two countries to address the fishermen crisis.
- It also set up procedures to return arrested fishermen and have a minister-level meeting every few months on the issue.
2 Indian films to compete with 13 foreign films at IFFI
- Two Indian films have been selected to compete with 13 foreign films in the 'International Competition' section of the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
- Ishti', a Sanskrit film focussing on stigmas of Indian society, and 'Sahaj Paather Gappo' (Colours of Innocence) are chosen for the competition
Army launches 'School Chalo' operation in South Kashmir
- The Indian Army has launched Operation School Chalo in South Kashmir, to identify teachers and provide students with free coaching.
- The army also started 'Naujawan Club' where youth are given a chance to display their talent in sports.
Kvitova defeats Svitolina to win WTA Elite Trophy
- Petra Kvitova defeated Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China.
- The Elite Trophy was played between top 12 players who couldn't make it to the last week's WTA Finals.
- Notably, it was Petra Kvitova's nineteenth career title.
India ranks 2nd on global business optimism index
- India has ranked second on the global business optimism index during the September quarter.
- India has improved its ranking by one spot, according to accounting firm Grant Thornton's report.
- Indonesia ranked on top of the index.
Ex-Union minister Jayawantiben Mehta passes away at 78
- JP leader Jayawantiben Mehta, passed away at 78 after a brief illness.
- She was a minister in the Vajpayee government from 1996 to 1999,