India is set to get its first underwater museum off the Puducherry coast, giving a boost to tourism in the Union territory.
INS Cuddalore, a minesweeper decommissioned in March after it travelled 30,000 nautical miles in 30 years, will be turned into a museum.
Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico was crowned as Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican queen to have won the title.
Nicolene Limsnukan of Thailand was named first runner-up.
Nel Jayaraman, who revived more than 170 traditional paddy varieties, died in Chennai. He was 57.
Jayaraman launched "Save Our Rice" campaign and organised paddy festival at his native village Adirangam in Tiruvarur district in 2005.
Jayaraman received the best organic farmer award of Tamil Nadu government in 2011 and was invited to the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. In 2015, he received the national award for best genome saviour.
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the Kannur international airport.
It is Spread across 2,000 acres and costing close to Rs. 1,800 crore, the new airport in Kannur can reportedly handle around 2,000 passengers at a time and will serve more than 1.5 million international passengers yearly.
The runway length of the airport is 3,050 metres and will be extended to 4,000 metres.
International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually on 9 December.
It is observed since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 to raise public awareness for anti-corruption.
Ministry of Electronics and IT launched a National Challenge for Youths, "Ideate for India - Creative Solutions using Technology".
The Challenge launched by Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice will provide a platform to school students to become solution creators for the problems they see around them and their communities.
The challenge aims to encourage school students to create new indigenous technologies to solve local problems in their community by re-imagining solutions.
The Challenge has been designed and launched by the National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and IT in collaboration with Intel India, with support from the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Japanese parliament has approved a new law allowing hundreds of thousands of foreigners into the country to ease labour shortages from April 2019.
Foreigners will be allowed to take up jobs in sectors such as construction, farming and nursing.
The law creates two new visa categories. Workers in the first category will be allowed in for five years if they have a certain level of skill and some proficiency in Japanese. Workers with a higher level of skills would qualify for the second visa category and would eventually be allowed to apply for residency.
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) signed an agreement with Green Climate Fund (GCF) to infuse USD 100 million into the project designed to unlock private sector initiatives for the creation of rooftop solar power capacity across India.
The USD 250 million projects, to be executed by Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd, will receive the GCF support through Nabard, which is the National Implementing Entity (NIE) for the UNFCC-promoted Fund that supports the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.