- India has recently become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.Its headquarters is in Geneva
- Akshaya Mukul, the senior journalist, has been awarded the 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”
- Ram Naresh Yadav (89), the Veteran Congress leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, has recently passed away in Lucknow
- India & Switzerland Sign ‘Joint Declaration’ for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)
- Prime Minister of Portuguese, Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention which will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017.
- The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has recognized Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand with the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for the year 2015 while American linguist and Indologist Prof. George Cardona with World Sanskrit Award for the year 2016
- Pankaj R Patel was elected as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017. He will replace Harshavardhan Neotia,Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group.
- Agni-I successfully test fired from Odisha Coast
- Veteran vocalist and Padma Vibhushan awardee M Murali Krishna passed away in Chennai on November 22 2016. He was 86.