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.
General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM); Enforcement Directorate (ED); Kambala; UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report; “NSE goBID” (Government Bond Investment Destination); What are Treasury bills? U.K. India Business Council’s Ease of Doing Business report; What are Eco-sensitive zones? Le Grand K; What is Planck’s constant? What is Kibble Balance? International prototype of kilogram (IPK); Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development; Centre for Science and Environment (CSE); Upgraded versions of Airsewa 2.0; Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI); 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.
Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month); National Logistics Portal; e-Filing application; e-Pay application; National Service and Tracking of Electronic Processes (NSTEP); What is e-courts project? POSHAN Abhiyaan; World-first blockchain bond; What is Blockchain technology? 5 Thematic Reports on Sustainable Development in Indian Himalayan Region; ICESat- 2 mission; First Indian company to cross ₹ 8 trillion market cap; India Banking Conclave (IBC) 2018; etc.
World’s largest 3D printed coral reef; Interlinking of rivers; Lemons problem; What is a ‘national disaster’? Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument; Chandrayaan-1; What is 3D Printing? Maldives; NASA’s InSight spacecraft; Asteroid Bennu; OSIRIS-REx spacecraft; Re-Water Research Center; Legion of Merit’; Article 18 and abolition of titles; SAFF U-15 women’s championship; 21 August: World Senior Citizens Day; 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.
Gharial; Global Liveability Index 2018; Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project; What are Gravitational Waves? LIGO- India project; Bhitarkanika National Park; ‘Baula’ Project at Dangamal; ‘International Year of Millets’; Benefits of Millets; International Nitrogen Initiative (INI); Nitrogen; UPI 2.0; What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? Coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate nature of fuel; 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.
76th anniversary of Quit India movement; Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI); ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) scheme; What is One District One Product (ODOP) concept? Global Innovation Index 2018; Delhi High Court decriminalises begging; Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959; August 10: World Bio-fuel Day; National Disaster Response Force (NDRF); ‘Train Captain’ service; Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC); 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.
An all-women expedition to Mt. Manirang; TRAI MyCall App; DND 2.0 App; UMANG App; What is Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime? Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH); Scrub Typhus; Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF); Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY); What are climate feedbacks? World’s first-ever thermal battery plant unveiled in Andhra Pradesh; What is thermal battery technology? Thermal Energy in India; the 1993 Women Everest expedition; etc.
29th July: International Tiger Day; Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF); Central Road Fund; What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Who is a D-voter? Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Project Tiger; M-STrIPES; Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC); ‘Deep Ocean Mission’; What are Polymetallic Nodules? International Seabed Authority (ISA); India’s first Mobile Open Exchange zone; July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons; 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.