1.Eight more States have achieved 100% household electrification under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya, total 15 States in the country have 100 per cent household electrification.
2.The European Union has unveiled a strategy to become the world’s first climate neutral economy by 2050.
3.India will chair the Kimberley Process (KP), a global initiative to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain, from January next year.
4.President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 2nd International Ambedkar Conclave in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of Constitution Day.
5.Dr. Ambedkar International Centre and Jawaharlal Nehru University signed an MoU to facilitate and enhance research activities and policy formulation aimed at Socio-economic Transformation and Sustainable Development.
6.NITI Aayog organised development dialogue on Health System for A New India: Building Blocks in New Delhi.
7.Manto director Nandita Das was presented the prestigious FIAPF Award for achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region while actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui took home the best actor award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia.
8.Renowned flautist Pandit Keshav Ginde will be conferred this year’s prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Lifetime Achievement Award for Classical Music.
9.Major General Alenka Ermenc has been appointed as the head of Slovenia’s army. She become the first woman to least an army in a NATO state.
10.Georgia elected Salome Zurabishvili as its first woman president.
11.Air forces of the United States and India are scheduled to participate in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ at two air force stations in West Bengal next month. (2 stations are Air Station Kalaikunda and Air Station Arjan Singh (Panagarh)).
12.The militaries of China and India would hold a joint 14-day drill ‘Hand in Hand’ from December 10 in southwest China’s Chengdu city to improve their capabilities in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding.
13..Telangana’s Esha Singh (13 Years) won the gold medals in Women’s, Youth Women’s and Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol competitions at the 62nd National Shooting Championships in Thiruvananthapuram.
14.World number one Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title, beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event.
15.Table Tennis Player Manav Thakkar clinched the singles and doubles titles at the Portugal Junior and Cadet Open in Guimaraes.
16.Georgian traditional wrestling called chidaoba won recognition from UNESCO as a global cultural asset.
17.The Irish sport of hurling, often described as ‘the fastest game on grass’, was granted Unesco special status, adding it to the register of ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’.