- Pankaj Patel has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.
- The Palampur Assembly Constituency has become the India’s first e-assembly constituency at Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
- The 2nd edition of the Windmill Festival, touted as India’s first International Children’s festival, will be held at Reliance Jio Garden in Mumbai on January 14 and 15, 2017.
- Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has been conferred the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for her contribution towards promotion of the language by the Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
- The fifth edition of International Tourism Mart began in Imphal on November 23, 2016.
- Airtel Payments Bank Ltd (Airtel Bank), a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, started its first pilot banking services in Rajasthan from November 23, 2016.
- NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 21,000 crores to the District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to help farmers in Rabi agricultural seasons.
- Sun Pharma to acquire 85% stake in Russia’s Biosintez for $60 million
- The 13th World Robot Olympiad(WRO) to be held for the first time in India this year