- The Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to achieve better health outcomes through improved sanitation and increased awareness and healthy lifestyles.
- President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the 77th session of Indian History Congress (IHC) at University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on December 29, 2016.
- India’s first Digi Dhan mela has been held in Gurugram, Haryana on December 26, 2016 to promote digital and cashless transactions. In it, a customer can purchase any item meant for sale by paying digitally only.
- Anil Baijal, a 1969 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi. He succeeded Najeeb Jung
- Debbie Reynolds (84), the legendary actress of Hollywood, has recently passed away in Los Angeles, California on December 28, 2016.
- Indian Army has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar to set up a Research and Development (R&D) cell at the IIT campus.
- Pruthviraj Ayachi (16), who hails from Gujarat, has won the gold medal in the junior men’s 50M Rifle Prone event at the National Shooting Championship in Pune, Maharashtra. He shot 209.5 in the finals and equals the score of the Rio Olympics’ gold medalist.