1.International Mountain Day is observed on 11th December. This year theme is “#MountainsMatter”.
2.SWIFT India has appointed former SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as the new Chairman of its board.
3.DMK MP Kanimozhi has been selected for the Best Woman Parliamentarian (Rajya Sabha).
4.Israel has became a full member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body set up to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other threats to the international financial system
5.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Indian Bank for violating cyber security norms.
6.The Centre has decided to increase its contribution to the NPS for the central government employees to 14 per cent and also made the entire withdrawal amount tax free at the time of retirement.
7.The indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 has been test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island under Chandipur Interim Test Range.
8.The Centre and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a loan agreement of 31 million dollar in New Delhi to develop Tourism and boost Jobs in Tamil Nadu.
9.India and China began the 7th round of their ‘Hand-in-Hand’ military drills in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
10.The 24th district of Arunachal Pradesh, Lepa Rada, was formally inaugurated, a day after Shi Yomi became a new district.
11.Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) Hockey Academy beat Army XI Danapur 2-1 to clinch the 115th All India Aga Khan Gold Cup hockey tournament in New Delhi.
12.Professor Mushirul Hasan, a renowned historian and former vice-chancellor Jamia Millia of Islamia, has passed away.