1.International Migrants Day is observed on 18th December. This year theme is “Migration with Dignity”.
2.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched infrastructure and housing projects worth around 41,000 crore rupees in Maharashtra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid down the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro.
3.The central government has appointed advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan as additional solicitor general (ASG) in the Supreme Court. She is the third woman to be appointed as ASG in the apex court.
4.Uday Shankar has been elected as Vice-President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
5.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 76th Golden Globes on Jan. 6, 2019.
6.The government has extended Ujjwala Yojana of providing free cooking gas (LPG) connections to all poor households.
7.The Union cabinet gave its nod to sign agreements with Afghanistan in the field of education which will alow students from that country to use courses devised in New Delhi.
8.France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from 1st January.
9.The Union cabinet has approved setting up of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs.1,264 crore and Bibinagar, Telangana at a cost of Rs.1,028 crore.
10.The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the coffee table book “Timeless Laxman”, based on the famous cartoonist RK Laxman.
11.Former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan has been appointed as Director of Cricket Operations by Mumbai Indians.