1.World Soil Day is observed on 5th December.
2.India and the UAE have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap, as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held exhaustive discussions with her counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to step up cooperation in areas like trade, security and defence.
3.Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India Water Impact Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
4.Ministry of Railways’ National Rail Museum (NRM) and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum join hands together to provide an amazing combo offer to Delhi NCR tourists.
5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on December 25 the Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
6.SpaceX successfully launched 64 small satellites, including India’s ExseedSAT-1 in the company’s largest-ever “rideshare” mission on a twice-reused Falcon 9 rocket from a California launchpad.
7.The Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed an MoU with the Maharashtra Government to provide a framework for co-operation between the two authorities to promote FinTech in their respective markets.
8.Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
9.The Reserve Bank of India, RBI, maintained status quo on all key policy rates in the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy.
Repo Rate : 6.5%
Reverse Repo Rate : 6.25%
Bank Rate : 6.75%
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) : 6.75%
CRR : 4%
SLR : 19.5%
10.Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity, according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
11.Kenyan marathon master Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen won the IAAF men and women’s 2018 awards.
12.Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, has released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’. The book has been authored by Vice Admiral Anup Singh.
13.Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
14.The Hungarian capital of Budapest will host the 2023 World Athletics Championships.