A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack at art gallery: The US state department said they had intelligence inputs about a probable attack on Andrei Karlov.
  2. Final electoral college polls confirm Donald Trump as president-elect with 304 votes: The Republican candidate, who won despite a campaign to persuade electors to defeat him, said he would work hard to ‘be the president of all Americans’.
  3. Nitish Kumar says he will reassess demonetisation after December 30: The Bihar chief minister believes it is not possible for India to become a cashless economy.
  4. At least 12 people killed, several injured as man drives truck into crowded Christmas market in Berlin: Police said they had arrested a suspect, but were yet to ascertain if he was the driver.
  5. Small businesses will have to pay less tax if they accept digital payments, says Arun Jaitley: The finance minister said the presumptive income for such establishments would be 6% instead of 8%.
  6. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar appointed Chief Justice of India: President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the appointment on Monday.
  7. Cyrus Mistry accuses Ratan Tata of staging ‘illegal coup’, says he will resign from group companies: He said that it was time to shift gears and be more ‘incisive’ in the best interest of the company.
  8. Gunman injures three people inside Zurich mosque: The accused was dressed in dark clothing and fled the site, witnesses told police.
  9. Karun Nair becomes the second Indian to smash a triple century in Test cricket: The 25-year-old’s unbeaten 303 helped the hosts declare at 759/7 – their highest-ever total in Tests.
  10. Employees’ PF body reduces interest rate on deposits to 8.65%: The decision was made after it was found that retaining the earlier figure of 8.8% would have left a deficit of Rs 383 crore.