1.International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed on 12th December. This year theme is “Unite for UniversalL Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action”.
2.The Agriculture Ministry launched online portal ‘ENSURE’ to connect with direct benefit transfer and provide simple, useful and transparent system to the beneficiary.
3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi. The forum organised in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).
4.India’s first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence established by the European Union was inaugurated at the Department of European Studies (DES) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Karnataka by Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India and Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski.
5.Home Ministry has launched a Twitter account ‘@CyberDost’, to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken.
6.Former economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das was named the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to succeed Urjit Patel.
7.Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi has become the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of Auditors.
8.Sascha Bajin, coach of the world number five Naomi Osaka, has become the first-ever recipient of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Coach of the Year Award.
9.Manipur Government honoured AIBA World Women Boxing Gold medalist MC Mary Kom with the title “Meethoileima” (par excellent queen) at a function in Imphal.
10.Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” alongside several other journalists.
11.Former Kerala minister and senior Congress leader CN Balakrishnan has passed away.