1. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for seven states – Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura.
Tathagata Roy – Meghalaya
Satya Pal Malik – Jammu & Kashmir
Lalji Tandon – Bihar
Ganga Prasad – Sikkim
Kaptan Singh Solanki -Tripura
Satyadev Narayan Arya – Haryana
Baby Rani Maurya – Uttarakhand
2. The first-ever joint air exercise involving the Indian Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Air Force commenced at Subang Air Base in Malaysia.
3. Forbes Magazine released its annual list of highest-paid female athletes and Serena Williams took the top spot.
4. Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian female shooter to win a gold at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
5. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the state government will name three awards after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. One will be for poets, the second will be for the outstanding contribution in the field of journalism, and third for good work in administration.
6. Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet, with President Hassan Rouhani insisting that Tehran’s military strength was only designed to deter enemies and create “lasting peace”.
7. Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has emerged as the world’s second fastest growing airport in the first half of this year, according to Routes. (1st – Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport)
8. Former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman, someone known for his wristy and elegant batting, is going to bring out his autobiography titled ‘281 and Beyond’, which is going to hit stands on November 20.
9. Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography titled ‘No Spin’, which will be published this October.
10. Former England captain David Beckham will receive the UEFA President’s Award for his contribution to football and be promoting the sport in “every corner of the planet”.