1.The Indian Navy is celebrating Submarine Day on 8th December. The day commemorates the induction of the first submarine, the erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Navy on this day in 1967.
2.The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has approved India’s proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023.
3.The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an agreement with Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse $100 million into an ambitious project designed to unlock private sector initiatives for creation of rooftop solar power capacity across India.
4.Rattan Lal has won the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018 in a ceremony at the Rome headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for his outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management.
5.The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
6.Heather Nauert to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.
7.The Indian Coast Guard has conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea – 2018’ at sea off Port Blair.
8.Surat, the diamond processing and trading hub in Gujarat, would be the world’s fastest growing city in the 2019-35 period, according to the global economic research report.
9.Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to clinch the Asian Tour Order of Merit after a ground-breaking year of achievements.
10.For the first time, the country’s civil aviation exhibition will be subsumed into the upcoming edition of Aero India to be held at Bengaluru from February 20 to 24, 2019.
11.Rajanish Giri , an assistant professor from IIT-Mandi has been awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018 for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus Capsid Folding and inhibitor discovery.