🌀 The central government has launched‘Development of Tribal Circuit: Peren-Kohima-Wokha Project’ under its Swadesh Darshan scheme to develop Nagaland as a tourist state.
🌀 The National Rail Museum (NRM) of the Railways Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to foster tourism in Delhi NCR region.
🌀 India and the UAE signed currency swap agreement to boost trade and investment and enable direct trade without using dollars or other international currencies between the two countries.
🌀 According to EY FinTech Adoption Index, India has the second highest FinTech adoption rate among digitally active consumers at 52 percent, only second to China at 69 percent.
🌀 The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.
🌀 India’s largest online marketplace for financial products, Paisabazaar.com has launched a first of its kind feature Chance of Approval, that will help loan applicants choose their most-suited lender on its platform in India.
🌀 State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed Swapna Barman as the Brand Ambassador for its digital app ‘YONO’.
🌀 The 52 years old veteran Tamil Writer S Ramakrishnan honoured with Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel “Sancharam” which deals with the lives of nadhaswaram artistes.
🍀 Kenya’s Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen was awarded with Male and Female World athlete of the year for the first time at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletics Awards 2018 held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
🌀 Arton Capital launched the passport index named – Global Passport Power Rank 2018, in which United Arab Emirates (UAE) topped the charts, among 197 nations, as the nation having the most powerful passport.
🌀 The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sunil Lamba has released ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ a book chronicling the Indian Navy’s history from 2001-10 in New Delhi.
🌀 Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 has successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
🌀 German firm BigRep and NOWlab produced the world’s first fully functioning e-motorbike NERA using a 3D printer.
🌀 World Soil Day is observed every year on 5th December. The theme of 2018 is ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’.
🌀 International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed every year on 5th December. The theme of 2018 is ‘Volunteers build Resilient Communities’.