DRDO Indigenously Developed System & Award Ceremony:
- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on December 18, 2020 handed over three indigenously developed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) systems to Army, Navy and Air Force at a function held in DRDO Bhawan.
These three systems are Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS), ASTRA Mk-I Missile, & Border Surveillance System (BOSS).
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh awarded the DRDO scientists for outstanding contributions in various categories.
DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2018 to Shri N V Kadam for his contributions for developing control and guidance schemes for missiles
Excellence awards were given to academia and industry for technology absorption.
- Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, has assumed charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on 21 December 2020.
- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed senior United Nations official Siddharth Chatterjee of India as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China.
Best FIFA Football Awards Ceremony 2020:
- Best FIFA Football Awards Ceremony 2020 held in Zurich, Switzerland on December 17, 2020.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2020:
Polish Footballer, Robert Lewandowski
The Best FIFA Women’s Player for 2020:
English Footballer, Lucy Bronze
- Eminent businessman RN Shetty has died due to a cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on December 17, 2020. He was 92. He was a philanthropist person & he built tunnels for the railways, dams, canals, bridges, and buildings in various parts of Karnataka and neighboring states.