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.
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.