A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Call for an ‘impossible recount’ is a scam, says US President-elect Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton’s campaign has joined the Green Party’s efforts to push for a recount of votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
  2. RBI sets cash reserve ratio at 100% to manage surplus liquidity caused by demonetisation: It has directed banks to park all incremental deposits made between September 16 and November 11 with the central bank.
  3. Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president, dead at 90: Raul Castro, who announced his brother’s death, said he will be cremated on Saturday.
  4. Punjab, Haryana to seek president’s intervention to resolve Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal dispute: Delegations led by the chief ministers of both states will meet Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday to put forth their cases.
  5. CJI criticises Centre for not clearing judicial appointments, providing infrastructure for tribunals: TS Thakur said that around 500 posts are lying vacant in high courts across the country.
  6. Nawaz Sharif selects Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as new Pakistan Army chief: He will take over from Raheel Sharif on Tuesday.
  7. Badminton player PV Sindhu makes it to Hong Kong Super Series final: She defeated Ngan Yi Cheung 21-14, 21-16 in the semi-final match.
  8. Six arrested for printing fake Rs 2,000 notes near Hyderabad: The police also seized two photocopy machines and original notes to the tune of Rs 50,000.
  9. Demonetisation was announced to fulfill BJP’s political interests, says Mayawati: The BSP chief accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of emotionally blackmailing the people of the country.
  10. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Pink’ to be screened at UN headquarters in New York: The actor said he was ‘honoured’ by the invitation from the world body’s assistant secretary-general.