National War Memorial; What is a Heatwave? Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM); What are stratocumulus clouds? United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); What is Repo Rate? What is MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate)? Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016; Citizenship Act 1995; What is Prompt Corrective Action (PCA)? 4R’s strategy of banking transformation; Exercise Sampriti – 2019; Largest Bhagavad Gita in the world; National Book Trust (NBT); etc.
Seoul Peace Prize 2018; Super-Efficient Air Conditioning programme; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL); All India Citizens Survey of Police Services; RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil); Total Polar Compounds (TPC); Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); What is DNS? Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED); Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 mission; What is Beresheet? Capital Infusion; What is Golden rice? 4th India-ASEAN Expo Summit; Location of Saudi Arabia; Velayat 97; Strait of Hormuz; etc.
Exercise VAYU SHAKTI-2019; ‘Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India’ survey; Argentina; International Solar Alliance (ISA); Use of term ‘Dalit’; Dalit Panther Movement; Panic Button on Mobile Phones; SCIM portal under Safe City Project; DNA Analysis Facilities in States; ‘International Vision Zero Conference’; Rajasthan Social Accountability Bill; What is social accountability? What are stem cells? Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); Fateh Submarine; 79th meeting of the Central Wakf Council; Maiden ‘Regional Maritime-Safety Conference’; etc.
‘India-Norway Marine Pollution’ Initiative; Marine Pollution; Blue Economy; Give it Up’ campaign; AHAL-Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Consumers Scheme; Maithili Language; What is Mithilakshar? “Light House Projects challenge”; “Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India)”; Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs); What is Circular economy? National Productivity Council (NPC); Akshaya Patra; National Gas Grid; LAWASIA (The Law Association for The Asia and Pacific); African Union (AU); Egypt; 40th anniversary of Islamic revolution; ‘Sarthi Sandesh Vahini’; Vat Cau festival; ASCEND 2019; Chinook helicopters; etc.
Sela Tunnel; Forest Rights Act, 2006; Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility; Mega Food Park Scheme; Nirbhaya fund; Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP); Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); ‘DD Arunprabha’; Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)’; Helina-Anti Tank Missile; Mobile-App e-Cocoon; Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP); etc.
Eligibility to become World Bank President; Ladakh gets divisional status; Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019; 6th schedule of the constitution of India; North- east autonomous administrative divisions; Exercise Cutlass Express 2019; INS Trikand; Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR); What is ramjet? 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS); Migratory species; Generalised System of Preferences (GSP); International IP Index; Asiatic Lions; etc.
The Dard Aryans of Ladakh; Arundhati Gold Scheme of Assam; Motion of thanks to Presidential Address; Small Grants Programme (SGP); Ujjwala Utsav; Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY); River Information Services (RIS); What is Fish pass? The Global Fund; HIV/AIDS; UNAIDS; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA); Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative; VVPAT; LAIRCM Self-Protection Suites; Parmanu Tech 2019; etc.
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.
None Of The Above (NOTA); Criminalization of Politics in India; National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB); UDAN scheme; Draft International Air Connectivity (IAC) scheme; WHO Award on Tobacco Control Initiative; World No Tobacco Day; India Wage Report; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW); etc.
Wheat Genome; B Sesikeran Committee; Draft provisions of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018; ‘four-corner agreement’; Bru community; Mental Healthcare Act, 2017; Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI); NABARD All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17; What is petcoke? Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles; India’s data localisation plans; Microcystallites; Exercise Pitch Black 2018; ‘Panini Language Laboratory’; ATGM HELINA; Exercise Maitree 2018; Bhaskar Ramamurthy Committee; 19 August: World Humanitarian Day; August 20: World Mosquito Day; Barak 8; 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.
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.