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  • 1979 USSR invades Afghanistan
  • 1989 Romanian President Nicolae Ceau?escu and wife Elena were executed
  • 1809 First abdominal surgery performed





  • Jharkhand Assembly election results (81/81): AJSU Party: 2, BJP: 25, CPI-ML: 1, Independent: 2, Congress: 16, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha: 30, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik): 3, NCP: 1, RJD: 1
  • Jharkhand: Outgoing BJP Chief Minister Raghubar Das lost from Jamshedpur East constituency to Independent Saryu Roy by a margin of 15,815 votes
  • Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of four star General
  • IAF’s last MiG 27 squadron to be decommissioned at the Jodhpur Air Base on December 27
  • Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register
  • NITI Aayog to launch Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index & Dashboard 2019–20 on December 30
  • India’s first long range CNG bus that can travel 1000 kms in a single fill launched by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL)
  • 8 km long strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass in J&K to be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee





  • Gross nonperforming asset (GNPA) ratio of the banking system declines from 11.2% in 2017-18 to 9.1% in 2018-19: RBI
  • Net NPAs of the banking system declined to 3.7 per cent in FY19 from 6 per cent in FY18: RBI
  • Total frauds at banks rise 74% to Rs 71,543 crore in 2018-19: RBI
  • RBI introduces semi-closed prepaid payment instrument (PPI) for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000




  • Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons: President Vladimir Putin




  • ‘Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games’, book by Boria Majumdar & Nalin Mehta, to release