1.Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on 07th December.
2.International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7th December. This Year theme is “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind”.
3.NITI Aayog has partnered with Perlin, a Singapore-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm to launch the ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’, to develop AI applications to make significant positive social and economic impact for India.
4.Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has extended a credit facility of USD 500 million (about Rs 3,542 crore) to Tanzania for water supply projects in the African country.
5.The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval to an agreement between India and Zimbabwe for cooperation in the field of geology, mining and mineral resources.
6.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has launched a new framework ‘UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact’, to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.
7.Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to offer free public transport.
8.Preeti Saran, a former senior Indian diplomat, has been elected unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).
9.The Govt of India has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new chief economic advisor.
10.Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the website of a first-of-its-kind media school ‘Dr Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar School Of Media Empowerment (ASME), to train Dalit and tribal youth in journalism.
11.Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India has been conferred the Skoch Award for National Significance at an event held recently in New Delhi.
12.HCL Technologies (HCL) will acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 billion, marking the largest purchase ever by an Indian IT services firm.
13.The 9th edition of Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta concluded at Ettikulam Beach, Indian Naval Academy (INA), in Ezhimala (Kerala), and the team from Italy, represented by Midshipmen Vincenzo Rocco and Alberto Cabras won the cup.
14.After Kolkata-Varanasi, Kolkata-Patna becomes India’s second container cargo sector on Inland Waterways.