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  • The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha launched DARPAN – “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India”. It will offer core banking services in rural areas.
  • Punjab Chief Minister ‘Amarinder Singh’ has launched a mobile app “PUDA-UCIC, Unauthorised constructions and illegal colonies” to check unauthorized construction.
  • The 17th Indian Science Communication Congress (ISCC-2017) held at Indian Institute of Mass Communication. It aims at promoting communication of India’s scientific wisdom.
  • An MoU was inked by the Kerala government and fertiliser major FACT for setting up a ₹ 1,800-crore petrochemical park in Kochi.


  • The indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air (QRSAM) short range missile, was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation from a test range along the Odisha coast. It was launched from the launch pad-3 of Chandipur in Odisha.
  • The seventh edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF) will be held in Bangalore. It is organised by the India Coffee Trust and State-run Coffee Board to promote the Indian coffees globally.
  • Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Pharmexcil to organize the International AROGYA 2017.
  • The government will launch the ‘Ganga Gram’ project at the Ganga Gram Swachata Sammelan in New Delhi.
  • The second edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav(IUU), a cultural festival of Parsi community begins in
  • India’s first and only design university, World University of Design opened at Sonipat, Haryana.
  • Indian Affairs With an aim to bring the foreign policy to the masses the External Affairs Ministry has come up with an initiative called SAMEEP – ‘Students and MEA Engagement Programme’.
  • India’s first home-grown high purity gold reference standard – the Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201) – was launched at the India Government Mint, Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule informed that the government has set the target of producing 25,000 MW electricity using solar power.
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been given a nod to extend Lakshadweep’s Agatti Airport.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh launched the electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS), in New Delhi.
  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated a new metro link between Noida and Delhi.
  • Bengaluru City joined the ranks of Singapore, Melbourne, New York, and became the first city in the country to have a logo of its own.
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the Centenary celebrations of the Yoga Institute in Mumbai.
  • The Environment ministry has launched a pilot project for beach clean-up and development. It also aims for the ‘Blue Flag’ certification for such identified beaches.
  • The country’s first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services. The first service of the 12-coach EMU will commence between Borivali and Churchgate.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend World Economic Forum, where the world’s top CEOs and a large number of heads of government gather for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in January. The meeting will be held in Davos town of Switzerland.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Govt. has launched a free household power connection scheme ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ for the poor to mark former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary.
  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated four projects of the State Government at Velagapudi, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Rajasthan state government sets up Automatic service ATMs ‘E-Mitra Plus’ at nearly 9900 Atal Seva Kendras and 2500 urban locations situated across the state. It will work for 24*7 for 365 days.
  • Maharashtra government has set up a 17-member development authority for the Raigad Fort. It will be headed by Rajya Sabha member Sambhaji Shahu Chhatrapati.
  • NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a Government of India’s flagship program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship nationwide in schools, universities and industry.
  • INS Kalvari was commissioned into Indian Navy’s fleet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after delay of five years in Mumbai.
  • Rajasthan has become the first Indian state to launch free email addresses in Hindi (in Devanagari script) for its residents.
  • The Home Ministry has released Rs 174 crore to six states (Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) for development of infrastructure under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).
  • The Supreme Court has extended the deadline up to March 31 next year for linking of Aadhaar with various schemes and welfare measures. It was announced by a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
  • An infrastructure equipment manufacturing park on 500 acres is to be developed by Attivo Economic Zones Pvt Ltd,part of Srei Group in the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), in Zaheerabad, Telangana.
  • The 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit has begun in New Delhi.
  • Atal Innovation Mission under the aegis of NITI Aayog, celebrated the Community Drive Initiative as part of ATAL Community Day.
  • VP Singh Badnore launched the Chandigarh Smart city cards created by Chandigarh Administration in association with the Bank of India.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60-megawatt Tuirial hydroelectric power project in Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, laid the foundation stone of the Nyaya Gram project of the High Court of Allahabad.
  • The 14-day Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘EKUVERIN-2017, ‘began at the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Belagavi, Bengaluru.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 90,000 crore for improving roads and national highways in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity.
  • Shri Narendra Modi has approved Capital Investment Subsidy amounting to Rs.264.67 crore to four industrial units located in North Eastern Region (NER).
  • A research institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ will be set up by the Uttar Pradesh government in Mathura.
  • Meghalaya became the first state in India to operationalise a law that makes social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice.
  • Cabinet approves Agreement with UNESCO on establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Ayush Mission (NAM) from 2017-2020. It has been approved with an outlay of Rs. 2400 crore over the 3 year period.
  • The GST Council has approved mandatory compliance of e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from June 1, 2018.
  • Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd India(TPREL) has commissioned its 100 MW solar plant project at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka.
  • The ten-day long festival of Losar festival has begun in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for scooters in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has signed an agreement with Alphabet InC.’s X to bring the Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology in the state.
  • The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved a scheme to provide a pension of Rs 1500 to transgenders above 18 years of age in the state.
  • The Skill Development Ministry and Maruti Suzuki have signed an agreement to impart training to youth and enhance their employment potential.
  • India will host a meeting of WTO member countries, in support of food security and other issues, announced by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi.
  • Assam government and the Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev-led Isha Foundation inked an MOU for rejuvenation and conservation of rivers.
  • Indian Railways has planned to make all stations 100% LED lit by March 2018.
  • The government has approved setting up of a total 42 Mega Food Parks in the country to create modern infrastructure for food processing.
  • Indian Army’s Southern Command is conducting a major military exercise called Hamesha Vijayee in the deserts of Rajasthan.
  • Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu announced that the government is trying to develop the state as an e-learning gaming hub.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the initiative to set up India’s first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • The Telangana state government’s prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme has finally got the Green Nod from central government.
INTERNATIONAL
  • India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
  • Indian Naval Ships Trikand and Teg are deployed to Oman for bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ or ‘Sea Breeze’.
  • The United Kingdom has topped Forbes’ rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018.It is followed by New Zealand, the Netherlands,Sweden and Canada.
  • India entered into an agreement with Switzerland for automatic exchange of tax-related financial information between the two countries. It will be implemented from January 1 2018.
  • France’s parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040within the country and its overseas territories.
  • Salman Khan has once again got the top spot in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively with actor Priyanka Chopra named as only female celebrity in top 10 list.
  • A loan agreement for providing additional funding of euro 20 million was signed for the project ‘Pare Hydroelectric Plant’. It was signed under Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation.
  • S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office.
  • China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea to enhance cooperationin the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.
  • The governments of India and Tamil Nadu signed an agreement with the World Bank for the multilateral lender to provide $318 million loan.
  • The world’s longest glass bridge has been opened in China. It is located in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province near Beijing, the capital of China.

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  1. India entered into an agreement with Switzerland for automatic exchange of tax-related financial information between the two countries. It will be implemented from January 1 2018.

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