E-cigarettes; Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE) Summit 2019; Margadarshan; Margdarshak; Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC); Accessible India Campaign (AIC); Zonal Councils; International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Shola Grassland; Assisted reproductive technology (ART); In vitro fertilisation (IVF); 2020- “Year of AI”; World Health Organization’s Global Preparedness Monitoring Board; Zika virus; Dengue; Chikungunya; Man-animal conflict; Bio-fencing; etc.
Hydrogen fuel cell cars;Government-funded NGOs come under RTI ambit; ‘The International Migrant Stock 2019’; National Recruitment Agency (NRA); Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011; The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010; Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS); National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Human Space Mission; Gaganyaan Mission; Rustom UAV; Rustom-II; 5th International Ramayana Festival and ICCR; Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019); Astra Missile; Paraquat poisoning ; Location of Slovenia, Iceland, Switzerland; Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS); Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999; What is gasification? Coal Gasification; Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS); etc.
Legal provisions related to Uranium mining; Radiative Cooling; Mineral Concession System; Nallamala Hills; Chenchu Tribe; NIRVIK Scheme; Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC); NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO); Attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility; Certificates of Origin (CoO); Common Digital Platform for Issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO); India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP); Montreal Protocol; Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) report; Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA),1978; Survey of India; SITMEX 2019; Location of Soloman Islands; Location of Taiwan; etc.
Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre (VCBC); Collegium of Supreme Court judges; Three Judges case; Stimulus measures to boost exports and the housing sector; Pulikali folk art form; World Ozone Day; Montreal Protocol; Ozone layer; Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs); HimVijay Exercise; UN Mission in support of the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA); Battel of Al Hudaydah; Jaldoot Campaign; Hindi language; Central Adverse List; Sikhs for Justice (SFJ); 9 species of vultures found in India; Protection of Vultures; Farm loan waivers; Engineers Day 2019; M Visvesvaraya; etc.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to India’s long-pending demand to review the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides. The exercise could help address India’s concerns that it has not benefitted from the agreement and its goods trade deficit with ASEAN has widened.
Indian, Chinese soldiers get into scuffle in Ladakh; District Mineral Foundation (DMF); Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY); National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons; Kartarpur Corridor; What is Salmonella?; Rohingyas; Global AMR R&D Hub; Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs; Armed Forces Medical Services; Bioterrorism; National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project; Exercise MAITREE; White Water Rafting Expedition – ‘Rudrashila’; Pangong Tso Lake; Drought Toolbox; K2-18b; Exoplanets; Samudra Laksamana; Location of Malaysia; etc.
Recently, Prime Minister of India visited Vladivostok in Russia as the Chief Guest for the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum and participated in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit. Two interesting features that stand out in this visit are: first, a new approach to India-Russia relations through the Indo-Pacific, and second, reinvigorating a time-honored bond with Russia.
Nataraja idol; Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU); ‘Tribal area’ status for Ladakh; Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India; 125th amendment bill; National Commission for Scheduled Tribes; Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA); Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC); Government e-Marketplace (GeM); GeM Organizational Transformation Team (GOTT); World Energy Congress; World Energy Council; Curriculum for Life Skills (Jeevan Kaushal); Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM); National Artificial Insemination Programme; Krsihi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs); Swachhta Hi Seva campaign; World University Rankings 2020; Exercise ‘HimVijay’; Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs); etc.
African Swine Fever (ASF); Krishna water dispute; River Krishna; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); Conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO); Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT); Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO); First helicopter summit; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Desertification and the Sustainable Development Goals; Project ‘Bal Basera’; Central Public Works Department (CPWD); India Iodine Survey 2018-19; UN Peacekeeping; World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code; Ban on single-use plastics; Motihari-Amalekhgunj petroleum pipeline; etc.
Time Bank; Task force to identify infra projects worth Rs 100 trillion; Imported inflation; Currency depreciation; Silver Acetate; Boronic Acid; Hydrogel; National Genomic Grid (NGG); National Cancer Tissue Biobank; Nilgiri tahr; New amylase-based biocatalyst; Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD); Tawang Hydroelectric Project; Visitor’s Awards 2019; Thessaloniki International Fair; Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS) services; ‘Pra-Kashi: Silk, Gold and Silver from the City of Light’ Exhibition; ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat) conference; Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE); etc.