1-7 August: World Breastfeeding Week; Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD; What is Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam scheme? World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA); Importance of breast feeding; MAA programme; Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016; What is benami transaction? 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill; National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC); 141st birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya; National Flag of India; Move Hack; What is Outstanding Parliamentarian Award? Indian-Australian mathematician wins Fields Medal; etc.
What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? ‘DigiYatra’- A New Digital Experience for Air Travellers; Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018; ‘Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna’; National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme; Meghalaya Milk Mission and First Meghalaya Bull Fair; National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC); Domestic Council for Gold; What are naturalised exotic or alien species? What is Arsenic Contamination? Arsenic Contamination in India; National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II); Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century; etc.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY); Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is a Negotiable Instrument? Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee; National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill; National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE); Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme; What are Manuscripts? National mission for manuscripts (NMM); National Culture Fund (NCF); What are Border Haats? High-level committee to deal with mob lynching incidents; ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’; What is Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme? First-ever ‘Tribal Atlas of Odisha’; Iran becomes India’s No. 2 oil supplier; Pakistan’s 1st woman chief justice of high court; etc.
National Cadet Corps (NCC); Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill; Anil Swarup committee; National Service Scheme (NSS); All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA); What is FASTag? United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS); Odisha to get India’s 1st first greenfield skill institute; Elphinstone Road station is now Prabhadevi; L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03; What is Nuclear Power Park? etc.
National Database of Arms Licenses system; Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA); Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention); Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015; What is petcoke? Why should the furnace oil and pet coke be banned? Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; Location of Peru; Location of Colombia; BrahMos Missile; Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microscope; ‘Paudhagiri’ Campaign; etc.
Eat Right Movement; Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018; DIPP’s Ease of Doing Business Index; DIPP’s Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP 2017); Lonely Planet’s best Asia destinations list; India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre; National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC); Location of Rwanda; Marshall Islands; ‘Saathi’ for Amarnath pilgrims; Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF); Eat Right tool kit; SNF@Workplace; etc.
Einstein’s general theory of relativity; Simultaneous elections; Law Commission of India; What is formalin? What are currency derivatives? Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX); National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG); 17th World Sanskrit Conference; International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS); Aphelion Day; Strong Equivalence Principle; Embryo implantation; OVGP1 protein; NASA’s Kepler Mission; What are exoplanets? NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts programme; Project RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata); etc.
Bru community; Agreement signed on repatriation of Bru persons to Mizoram; Behdienkhlam Festival; Payments Council of India (PCI); Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI); Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); Polavarm project; National Commission for Scheduled Castes; WAPCOS Limited; Cvigil mobile app; What are Baffle firing ranges? Tejas aircraft; India’s First Global Mobility Summit; UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP); Location of Uruguay; Genome Valley 2.0.; etc.
Ramanujacharya statue; India gets its 37th WORLD UNESCO World HERITAGE SITE; UNESCO World Heritage Site; World Heritage Day; Banks Board Bureau; ‘Space Force’ of US; Golden Globe Race (GGR); July 1 to be celebrated as ‘GST Day’; Kalidas Samman; Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI); Globular clusters; Hubble Space Telescope; Agni-5; The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR); Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES); ‘Instant’ PAN card service; 9th meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Indo-Nepal relations; 1950 India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship; 1st July: National Doctors’ Day; etc.
Newest frog for India from Karnataka; National Policy on Biofuels – 2018; National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR); Central University in Andhra Pradesh; What is Micro Irrigation Fund? About Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY); Development of Infra Components for ‘Freight Village’; Western Corridor; About Microhyla kodial; About the Network For Spectrum (NFS) Project; Intellectual Property mascot ‘IP Nani’; About WIPO; About the new IPR policy; CIPAM.
Elephant tusks; Domestic Violence Act for divorced women; About the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005; Section 39(1) (c) of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972; Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) round; About Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); overcrowding in prisons; What are open prisons? 8th May: World Thalassemia Day; What is Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)? EC Meeting and Workshop of SAWEN; About SAWEN; ammunition production project; green propellant; What is the ‘Castle doctrine’ in Law? India largest remittance-receiving country; RemitSCOPE; Type 001A aircraft carrier.
What are Trans fats? 58th Raising Day celebration of Border Roads Organisation (BRO); Saturated fatty acids; Brown peach aphid; InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport); Mars Cube One (MarCO); What is GravityRAT? Water ice hidden on the moon; Procellarum Terrane; Moganite; Western Ghats forest cover vital for Tamil Nadu’s South-West monsoon rainfall; etc.
India fifth largest military spender in the world: SIPRI; UMANG App; Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO); Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme; World Gold Council; Advance Pricing Agreement (APA); AT Kearney FDI Confidence Index; Bhupathy’s shieldtail; Varuna Exercise 2018; Location of Reunion Island; 3rd May: World Press Freedom Day; etc.
Study in India programme to attract foreign students; Updated QR code for offline Aadhaar verification; QR code; e-SANAD portal; National Academic Depository (NAD); Law Commission recommends BCCI a public body; minority tag to education institutions; National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI); 7-star rating under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban); Significance of the star rating initiative; DARPAN-PLI application; DARPAN Project; National Clean Air Programme; India wins elections to key United Nations subsidiary bodies; Executive Board of UN-Women; UN Commission on Population and Development; Commission for Social Development; Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; UNECOSOC; Cybersecurity Tech Accord; World Liver Day; UK-India Tech Alliance; Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), etc.
Competition Commission of India (CCI); Benefits of downsizing proposal of CCI; About the Competition Act, 2002; National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT); Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018; Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI); What is Algorithmic trading?; What is the difference between Algorithmic trading and High Frequency Trading (HFT)?; About the Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna; Digital Initiative for Ease of Export; About Export Inspection Council (EIC); ‘weaponisation’ of outer space; About United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC); Kishanganga hydropower project; About Ratle Hydroelectric Plant; India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats; Internet Security Threat Report; India, Japan, US trilateral meeting; India second largest manufacturer of crude steel; Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI); closure of Burn Standard Company Limited; India-UAE MoU on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector.