1.The United Nations (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated on 20th December.
2.NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23.
3.Assam government has announced three schemes for the welfare of farmers. The schemes are the Assam Farmers’ Credit Subsidy Scheme (AFCSS), Assam Farmers’ Interest Relief Scheme (AFIRS) and Assam Farmers’ Incentive Scheme (AFIS).
4.Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) Signed an MoU with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd for Training Rural Youth for Skill Development Under Deendayal upadhyaya grameen kaushalya yojana (Ddu-Gky).
5.India’s largest cancer institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been soft launched at Haryana’s Jhajjar area.
6.Pranab Kumar Das has been appointed as chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
7.Seasoned diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States.
8.New generation private sector IDFC Bank and non-banking financial company Capital First announced the completion of their merger.
9.Paisabazaar.com, online marketplace for financial products, and Karnataka Bank have announced a strategic partnership to offer the bank’s home loan product to customers on the Paisabazaar platform.
10.The civil aviation ministry along with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched an official mobile app ‘GAS 2019’ for the global aviation summit to be held in Mumbai next month.
11.The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced results of the first ever States Start-up Ranking 2018 at an event in New Delhi. Gujarat emerged best performer certificate.