🌀 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the PEETHA (Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives) scheme, a sub-scheme of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas programme.
🌀 The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has appointed Jon Ridgeon as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
🌀 Government of India has appointed Ajay Narayan Jha as the new Finance Secretary.
🌀 The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has received a special honour as a signed jersey that he donated after scoring his hundred in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15 has been placed next to Sachin Tendulkar’s portrait at the Bradman Museum.
🌀 Tuhin Satarkar, became the first Indian to climb three routes in the treacherous Sahayadri mountain range in 12 days, from November 16 to 28.
🌀 Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won ‘Ballon d’Or 2018’ award in Paris.
🌀 Moody’s Investors Service’s annual ‘Banking System Outlook on India’ estimated the country’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow at 7.2% in the financial year 2018-19 and 7.4% in the financial year 2019-20.
🌀 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) proposed to relax norms for registration of Insurance Marketing Firms (IMFs) with an aim to improve penetration of insurance products in the country.
🍀 The Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of theKingdom of Bahrain signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Government to promote FinTech in their respective markets.
🌀 The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $85 million loan to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish an advanced skill training center, the World Skill Center (WSC), in the state capital Bhubaneswar.
🌀 The Ministry of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh has released a booklet in English language titled “A Handbook for Students on Cyber Safety” to aware the Students and Adolescents about the cyber safety.
🌀 Rajasthan’s Maheshwari Chauhan won the women’s skeet title at the ’62nd National Shooting Championship Competition’ (NSCC) for shotgun events in Jaipur.
🌀 Scientists have made four new detections of gravitational waves emanating from separate black hole mergers.
🌀 SpaceX founded by Elon Musk, launched India’s first privately built satellite ExseedSAT 1 along with 63 other satellite from 18 countries from the Vandenberg air force base in California, USA.
🌀 Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4th December. This day is also celebrated to highlight the role the Navy plays in securing the country’s marine borders during peacetime and carrying out humanitarian missions.