- Nedumkayam, Nilambur in Malapuram District of Kerala has become the India’s first cashless and digital tribal colony.
- Sunderlal Patwa (92), the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader, has recently passed away in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
- The 24th edition of National Children’s and Science Congress (NCSC) has started at Vidyapratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) in Baramati, Pune on December 27, 2016
- The Maharashtra government will create a new ministry for welfare of Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT), OBCs and Special Backward classes (SBCs) and will be headed by an independent minister.
- Prof. Viral Acharya, an economics professor of the United States University, has been appointed as the new deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a term of 3 years.
- Dr. Satya Narayan, the well-known Rajasthani litterateur, has been chosen for the 26th edition of Bihari Puraskar for 2016 for his Hindi book titled, “Yeh Ek Dunia”.
- The book “I am a troll” has been authored by journalist Swati Chaturvedi. The author targets the trolling affair of ruling government in the social media.
- The 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be held at Mahatma mandir, Gandhinagar from January 10th to 13th, 2017