♦ India has become 2nd Largest oil-demand centre in China.
♦ According to the US Energy Information Administration, India is currently ranked behind the US and China as the world's third-largest oil consumer. It consumed 206.2 million tonnes in the 2017-18 fiscal.
♦ During April-December, Consumption of petroleum products has been 157.4 million tonnes, up 2.5% over year-ago period.
♦ Maharastra government has been approved Rs 253 cr for Nirbhya scheme.
♦ 2-Day Agri Vision 2019 Conference held in Hyderabad.
♦ It was inaugurated by Vice- President M Venkaiah Naidu.
♦ The 2-day Agri Vision 2019 Conference on envisioning Agro solutions for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture.
♦ The 2-day Agri Vision 2019 Conference was jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) and Cornell University, USA.
♦ Aran Economic and Social Development Summit held in Lebanon's capital Beirut.
♦ Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda that ranges from discussions on an Arab free trade zone and the economic effect of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conclusion of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit.