1. The first joint field exercise between the navies of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations began in the coast of southern China.
2. NITI Aayog is organizing the fourth edition of NITI Lecture Series at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme this year is “AI for ALL: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Inclusive Growth”.
3. Angriya, India’s first domestic luxury cruise line, has started ferrying tourists between Mumbai and Goa.
4. A parliamentary panel will examine the functioning of retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), its coverage and recovery of arrears. The panel will be headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya.
5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a memorial and a museum dedicated to the police of the country in Delhi.
6. Four peaks of the Himalayan range near Gangotri glacier have been named after three-time PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
7. A UN-backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change.
8. The nation’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) launched its wealth business services by opening “SBI Wealth Hub” at the Lalbagh branch in Mangaluru.
9. Paytm has launched a barcode-based smartphone payment service called ‘PayPay’ in Japan, in a joint venture with SoftBank Corporation and Yahoo Japan Corporation.
10. India was ranked 9th in Brand Finance’s annual Nation Brands report measures nations’ brands based on the country’s image and the economy as a whole.
11. India will be the global host of UNICEF’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health stakeholders meeting, including participation from nearly hundred countries, this December.
12. The 27th Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
13. US-based Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla has been named the winner of this year’s Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.
14. Mumbai defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
15. Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has won silver in Denmark Open 2018, She was defeated by World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying.
16. Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has passed away.