The Department of Posts announced on September 10, 2018 that Aadhaar was not mandatory for booking an International Parcel.
The National Sports Awards 2018 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on September 20, 2018.
Cricket captain ViratKohliand world champion weightlifter MirabaiChanu will jointly be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.
This year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.
The National Tourism Awards 2016-17 were presented by Union Minister for Tourism (IC), K J Alphons on September 27, 2018, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated globally with the theme ‘Tourism & Digital Transformation’.
The Tourism Minister also launched the ‘Incredible India Mobile App’ and the ‘Incredible India Tourist Facilitators Certification’ programme. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that tourism is the cornerstone of the Indian economy.
Prime Minister NarendraModi was on September 26, 2018 awarded with the prestigious UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations.
The UN Environment jointly awarded PM NarendraModi and French President Emmanuel Macron in the Policy Leadership category for their efforts regarding the creation of the International Solar Alliance.
Village Rockstars, an Assamese language feature film by National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das, was on September 22, 2018 selected as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2019 Academy (Oscar) Awards.
The announcement was made by SV Rajendra Singh Babu, Chairman of the Selection Committee for Oscar Award, FFI.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on September 18, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States. The awards hosted by comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost.
Former Indian pacer RudraPratap Singh on September 4, 2018 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket through his social media account. His international career spanned a period of six years and he played 82 matches across all three formats and picked up over 100 wickets.
US private space firm SpaceX on September 17, 2018 signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle.
Japanese billionaire and founder of online fashion giant Zozo, YusakuMaezawa will be the first Moon tourist on SpaceX’s Lunar BFR Mission. Maezawa wants to take six to eight artists from around the world on the nearly week-long trip to the Moon.
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang passed away on September 21, 2018 in a military hospital in Hanoi after a prolonged serious illness. He was 61.
Quang passed away despite utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors. The President lapsed into a deep coma hours after being admitted to the National Military Hospital on the afternoon of September 20.
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor BimalJalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA).
The other members of the panel include secretary of the department of personnel and training C Chandramouli and economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg.