Nitish Kumar took oath as  Bihar Chief Minister: In a show of strength, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a third straight term at state capital’s historic Gandhi Maidan in a ceremony witnessed by opposition leaders from across the country. Nitish Kumar kept the key home portfolio along with public relations and general administration for himself. RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav took the oath immediately after Nitish Kumar, was allotted the portfolio of road construction and later designated as Deputy Chief Minister, the youngest ever in the country at 26.

Next in line to take the oath was Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap who was allotted the Health Department. Tej Pratap fumbled briefly while taking the oath before regaining his poise with prompting from Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui got the other important portfolio of finance while JD(U) leaders Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Rajiv Ranjan Singh were allotted the energy and water resources department, respectively.

Grand Alliance of JD (U), RJD, Congress won 178 seats, while the NDA  registered victory on 58 seats. Three CPI (ML)  won three seats, while one Independent candidate also emerged victorious.

Satya Nadella's India visit: The Indian-born chief executive of US-based technology major Microsoft, Satya Nadella, visited India in November and announced a string of partnerships, programmes and products to help Indian organisations and governments explore unchartered business areas and enrich customer and citizen experiences. Nadella on his one-day visit to Mumbai delivered a keynote address at 'Microsoft's Future Unleashed'. He met Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the company's plan to provide broadband connectivity in villages.

He also met various industry leaders like Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Axis Bank head Shikha Sharma and Tata Starbucks CEO Avani Davda. Referring to the newly-launched local Microsoft Cloud, Nadella said during a conference in Mumbai, “With Microsoft Cloud and Surface Pro 4, our customers here in India have the digital technology they need to seize incredible new growth and opportunity on a global scale.”
 

The marking of first Constitution Day of India: In order to spread the awareness about the living document of Indian Constitution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced November 26 as the Constitution Day of India by a gazette notification on November 19, 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11th October 2015 while laying the foundation stone of BR Ambedkar Memorial in Mumbai on his 146th birth anniversary year.

Framed by BR Ambedkar, the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26 which was brought to action on January 26. Previously celebrated as Law Day, the Prime Minister chose this day to mark the importance of Indian Constitution.

The boom of smartwatches: When it comes to wearable technology in India, the year saw some tough competition to the leader Apple. While Apple smartwatch was finally launched in India in November this year at around Rs 30,000, it still burns a hole in people's pocket. Later around December, Lenovo-owned Motorola introduced five new variants of its android wear Moto 360 (2nd Gen) collection for the Indian consumers. The Rs 19,999 Moto 360 smartwatch gives users complete control right from the wrist so you can stay in the moment without constantly grabbing your phone from your pocket or purse.

The new Gear 2 smartwatch from Samsung was also billed as an evolved smartwatch that can be used to answer calls while driving. Titan, India's largest watchmaker, also announced a 'smartwatch'  jointly designed and built with global computing major HP Inc in India and select international markets by December.

Anup Chetia: On 11th November, ULFA leader Anup Chetia was handed over by Bangladesh to India. Chetia, who was in Bangladesh since his arrest by the neighbouring country's police in 1997, was handed over to India at the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and through active involvement of NSA Ajit Doval.

Underworld don Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali: Mumbai underworld don Chhota Rajan, a former key aide of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, had been arrested in the Indonesian province of Bali. Rajndera Sadashiv Nikalje alias 'Chhota Rajan', 55, the boss of a major crime syndicate based in India, was arrested with the help of Interpol. He was on the run for two decades. The Interpol flagged him as a wanted man back in 1995. Wanted for a series of murders in India, Rajan was arrested as he arrived in the popular resort island of Bali from Sydney.  

A spokesperson for Australian Federal Police said Interpol in Canberra had alerted Indonesian authorities who apprehended Rajan at the request of Indian authorities. The Federal Police confirmed last month that Nika Rajan living in Australia under another identity.

Kerala civic polls: CPI(M)-led LDF won five corporations: In a huge gain for the CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala, the Opposition front gained control of five of the six corporations in the state, with the Congress-led UDF being forced to be satisfied with the lone Kochi corporation. The result of civic polls were announced on November 17. The corporations of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur have gone to Left Democratic Front (LDF).

In the state capital, CPI(M)'s V K Prashanth was elected as Mayor after getting 42 votes in the 100-member corporation. In a major blow to UDF and LDF, in the prestigious 100 member Thiruvananthauram City corporation, BJP has managed to wrest 34 seats, pushing the UDF that secured 21 seats to third position, while LDF, which held the Corporation for the last two decades, won 42 wards, short of a simple majority.