2nd December

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  • 1982 First artificial heart transplant
  • 1988 Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister
  • 1804 Napoleon is crowned Emperor of France




  • Armies of India and Sri Lanka begin Exercise Mitra Shakti-VII at Aundh Military Station, Pune
  • Maharashtra: Nana Patole of Congress elected Assembly Speaker; BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis named the leader of the opposition
  • Nagaland celebrates its 57th statehood day on December 1, 2019
  • 20th edition of Nagaland Hornbill Festival is organized at the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama from December 1 to 10




  • ICAS (Indian Civil Accounts Service) Officer Soma Roy Burman takes charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories’ Service officer (IOFS) Hari Mohan takes charge as new Chairman of the Kolkata-headquartered Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)




  • World AIDS Day observed on December 1 with its theme as ‘Communities Make the Difference’
  • MoS, HRD Sanjay Dhotre inaugurates the India Pavilion at International Bookfair in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • India becomes the first country to make the entire process for pilgrims going process digital: Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  • Irving Burgie, the songwriter of calypso hit ‘Day-O,’ dies at 95




  • 13th South Asian Games inaugurated in Kathmandu by Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari
  • Delhi’s Shamim Khan wins Kensville Open golf tournament in Ahmedabad
  • 2019 Syed Modi International badminton tournament concluded at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on December 1, 2019. Winners are:
  • Men’s Singles: Wang Tzu-Wei of Chinese Taipei
  • Women’s Singles: Carolina Marín of Spain