1.ISRO launched its military communication satellite GSAT-7A from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellite GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian communication satellite weighing 2,250 kg.
2,The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to scale up the amount of liquidity infusion by Rs.10,000 crore to Rs.50,000 crore in December.
3.The ninth meeting of the India-Republic of Korea (ROK/ South Korea) Joint Commission was held in New Delhi during the South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha’s official two-day from December 18 to 19.
4.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared that the country will celebrate 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’.
5.Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani, presented awards to handicrafts exporters for their outstanding performance in exports for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 at a function at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi.
6.The Haryana government has launched a mobile application ‘Shiksha Setu’ to provide students information on attendance, fee, online admission and scholarships of all government colleges of the state.
7.Actor Sonam Kapoor has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year for 2018.
8.The interim chief of Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) M Nageswara Rao was promoted to the rank of an Additional Director by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
9.Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has resigned after losing a no-confidence vote.
10.India has been ranked 108th in World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap index, same as 2017, the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2018. Topped by Iceland.
11.Capgemini has appointed Srinivas Kandula as chairman and Ashwin Yardi, former India COO, as the CEO of Capgemini in India.
12.Tulsi Giri, Nepal’s two-time prime minister and senior politician, has passed away.