1. Armed Forces Flag Day- 7th December
- Since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed
Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honor the
martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought
on our borders to safeguard the country’s honor.
2. Hornbill Festival
- To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote
cultural heritage of Nagaland , the Government of
Nagaland organises this festival every year in the
first week of december.
- It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’
- It is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is
about 12 km from Kohima.
- The Festival is named after the hornbill, the
globally respected bird and which is diplayed in
folklore in most of states’ tribes.
3. 54th DGsP/IGsP Conference
- This year the Conference is being held in the premises of the Indian Institute of Science Education
and Research/IISER, Pune, Maharashtra.
- Delivering the inaugural address, Shri Shah termed it a “Vaicharik Kumbh”, wherein the top Policemen of the country come together on one platform and formulate policy decisions pertaining to national security
- The Home Minister also awarded trophies for best Police Stations to the Station House Officers of
Aberdeen (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Balasinore
(Gujarat) and AJK Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh).
- As part of the Prime Minister’s vision for bringing Policing closer to people, since 2014, the DGsP/IGsP
Conference has been taken to various parts of the country, including Guwahati (North-East), Kevadia (Gujarat) and Tekenpur (Madhya Pradesh) in the past.
4. Photo Division announces 8th National Photography Awards
- Photo Division, Press Information Bureau, is under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
- The Division confers these Awards every year, to promote various facets of the country such as art,
culture, development, heritage, history, life, people, society, and tradition through the medium of
photography, and to encourage professional and amateur photographers across the country.
- The National Photography Awards are conferred under three categories – Lifetime Achievement Award, Award for Professional Photographers, and Award for Amateur Photographers.
- The Lifetime Achievement Award carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 3,00,000/-.
- This year’s theme for the Professional Photographers
is ‘Life and Water.’
5. Indian Railways organizes “Parivartan Sangosthi”
in New Delhi
- To discuss next level of reforms for improving performance and efficiency of Railways
- Shri Piyush Goyal complimented entire Indian Railways
administration for installing free Wi-Fi at 5500 stations till yesterday. He said that it is a spectacular achievement and has benefitted thousands of people across the country
- Mahua Milan Railway Station of East Central Railway zone, became the 5500th station in the country to
have free public Wi-Fi. This is a unique initiative as this Wi-Fi network is one of the largest Wi-Fi
networks of the world.
- To transform the Railway stations into the hub of Digital inclusion, Indian Railways mandated RailTel,
a Miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi at the Railway
stations. The journey started in January 2016 from the financial capital of India – Mumbai Central
- The Wi-Fi is being provided under the brand name of RailWire.
6. Trifed Celebrates 100 days of Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana
- It is aimed at empowering tribals all over the country to make them entrepreneurs
- PMVDY is a Market Linked Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program for forming clusters of tribal Self Help Groups and strengthening them into Tribal