IGLA-S missile system; West Bengal Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Witness Protection Scheme-2018; National Legal Services Authority (NALSA); 7th edition of the “International Tourism Mart”; Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge; City Gas Distribution Projects; Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB); New species of Indian horned frogs; Global Compact for Migration; Ex Vajra Prahar 2018; My Son temple complex; India’s first “sewer cleaning machine”; etc.
‘Aeolus’ Satellite; Odisha Single revenue code; Lakhwar Multi- Purpose Project; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); Drone Regulations 1.0; North East Circuit; National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR); Swadesh Darshan Scheme; INS Vikramaditya; Trans Himalayan Mountain Terrain Biking Expedition; etc.
India’s Cheetah reintroduction programme; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); Chilika Lagoon; Bombay Natural History Society (BHNS); Cheetah; National Tiger Conservation Authority; G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting; Digital Economy Task Force; Group of Twenty (G20); 3rd Indian Ocean Conference; Indian Ocean Conference; What is Strategic Partnership (SP) model? Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI); Freedom Baby; India’s first flight using biofuel; India’s first interstate connected wind power project; etc.
Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018; What are the Legislative Councils? NETA app; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban); ‘The Urban Commute and How it Contributes to Pollution and Energy’; 2nd Protocol Amending India – Singapore CECA; India-Singapore bilateral trade; Sweden “Feminist Foreign Policy” Manual; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO); Security clearance to Al Jazeera; AJ Paulraj committee; etc.
Standards for honey & its products to curb adulteration; Governors of States in India; University Grants Commission (UGC); What is TReDS? International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); What is “Quad” or “Quadrilateral” grouping? Cyber attacks; CERT-In; International Buddhist Conclave 2018; What is ‘Buddha Path’? 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition; Kowsar; Raveena Tandon; Sanjay Gandhi National Park; etc.
Caspian Sea Agreement; 18th edition of Asian Games; What are P-notes?International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT); Caspian Sea; Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT); What is Prompt Corrective Action (PCA)?11th World Hindi Conference; Banks Board Bureau (BBB); EsowAlben; etc.
RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative; Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana; Nepal’s Postal Highway; India’s Human space flight Programme – ‘Gaganyaan’; Total Polar Compounds (TPC); Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); What is Malware? National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for the Year 2018; 24th World Congress of Philosophy; Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme; United Nations Public Service Awards; etc.
What is Space Force? Mahadayi Water Disputes; Mahadayi river; Kalasa-Banduri Nala project; Legal guardian of cows; What is parens patriae doctrine? Pitch to MOVE competition; Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness; Quality Council of India (QCI); Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); Ease of Living Index; Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA); What is the Hague Convention? Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA); Super-insulating gel; NASA’s New Horizons Mission; Kuiper belt; etc.
‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’; Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016; What is CAMPA? Swadesh Darshan Scheme; What is a Tourist Circuit? Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu and MT Kamet; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013; Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE); Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas; Digital North East Vision 2022; 12th August: International Youth Day; Fateh Mobin; etc.
12th August: World Elephant Day; Laboratory of Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES); National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank; What are radio galaxies? Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT); Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017; What is instant triple talaq? India’s first all-women SWAT team; Iris Scan Authentication feature for Aadhaar-based transactions; Who are China’s Uighurs? Location of Xinjiang Province; Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; “Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India” (PMS-OBC); etc.
Khangchendzonga 11th Biosphere Reserve added to UNESCO’s World Network; Panel to look into issues in jails across country; Harivansh Narayan Singh, new Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha; Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha; Niryat Mitra mobile app; What are ITC (HS) codes? Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO); Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device (MOPAD); Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve; What are Biosphere Reserves (BR)? UNESCO’s Man & Biosphere Programme; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); 9th August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; ‘GoaMiles’; etc.
Exercise Maitree 2018; Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA); Startup Academia Alliance programme; 30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising; RISECREEK microprocessors; Project Shakti; India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2; Uakitite: alien mineral found in Siberian meteor; Xingkong-2; Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage portals; What is Public Financial Management System? Bidder Information Management System (BIMS); Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Japan become world’s second-biggest stock market; etc.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD); GST Council; Defence India Startup Challenge; Jal Marg Vikas Project; Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI); ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme; Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India Programme; Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO); Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); India’s first Blockchain District; What is Blockchain technology? “Digital Literacy Library”; World’s first single-chromosome yeast; ‘Shaur nahin’ mobile app; ‘horn not ok’ campaign; ‘Mosquito Terminator’; World’s first Hindi-speaking robot ‘Rashmi’; etc.
New geometric shape – the ‘scutoid’ discovered; Homoeopathy Central Council Amendment Bill, 2018; National Policy on Biofuels – 2018; Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM); What are the Common Services Centers (CSCs)? India Post Payments Bank (IPPB); Payments banks; Difference between Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks; US gives India Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 status; What are epithelial cells? NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission; etc.
10th BRICS Summit 2018; Resolution to rename state as Bangla; Procedure of renaming of the state; Kokate committee; What are fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines? Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB); Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018; FDI Confidence Index 2018; National Waterways-2; National Waterways Act 2016; Proposed waterways in the North East; All about BRICS; “Innovate India Platform”; Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Ramon Magsaysay Award; 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas; India’s first state-run all-woman hotel; etc.
MoUs between India and Uganda; What is parliamentary privilege? Privileges committee of Lok Sabha; Privileges committee of Rajya Sabha; Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2018; What is Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA)? What is Project Sashakt? Location of Uganda; Rwandan Government’s Girinka Programme; Location of Rwanda; World’s fastest man-made spinning object; Venezuela’s inflation; etc.