1.The National Consumer Day was observed on 24th December. This Year theme is “Timely Disposal of Consumer Complaints”.
2.National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas) is observed on 24th December.
3.Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni becomes the fastest Asian to cycle the globe.
4.The Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman launched the Information Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram.
5.India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a user trial by the Army.
6.Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin in honour of former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
7.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has shortlisted six major IT companies, including TCS, Wipro and IBM India, to set up a digital public credit registry (PCR) for capturing details of all borrowers and wilful defaulters.
8.B P Rao was elected president of the Archery Association of India (AAI).
9.One of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha, Lalitgiri has been converted into a museum.
10.Burundi declared the small central city of Gitega the country’s new political capital.
11.The country’s first music museum will be set up with assistance from the Central government in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu, the birth place of Saint Tyagaraja, one of the Trinities of Carnatic music.
12.US President Donald Trump announced that he would replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan as acting Pentagon chief.
13.The Indian Railways has bagged 17 coveted and prestigious ‘National energy conservation awards 2018’. This is the highest number of awards bagged by a single organisation.
14.Bala Rafique Shaikh clinched the Maharashtra Kesari title by defeating Abhijeet Katke of Pune in the wrestling duel held at Azad ground, Jalna, Maharashtra.
15.Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final.
16.National champion Mahesh Mangaonkar of Maharashtra and Yash Fadte of Goa clinched the men’s and under 19 boys titles respectively in the CCI Western India Squash Championship.