Lightning: how does it strike?;Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019; Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana; The Code on Wages Bill, 2019; Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP); Generic medicines; Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana; National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH); National Institute of Occupational Health; Colistin; Pocket-sized, glow-in-the-dark shark species; Dracaena cambodiana; ‘FASTag lanes’; ‘Sonali’; UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India; etc.
Namma Kolhapuri chappal; National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB); Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC); Geographical Indication (GI) tag; ‘Back to village’ programme; Summer solstice; Winter Solstice; Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP); Varunastra; Operation Sankalp; International Yoga Day 2019; ‘Raavana-1’; Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989; etc.
Chaukhandi Stupa; Location of Hong Kong; International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT); Bharat Stage (BS) norms; Difference between BS-IV and the new BS-VI; CAFE regulations; Draft of the National Education Policy 2019; Issue of three language formula; Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964; National Register of Citizens (NRC); Cyclone Vayu; Location of EL Salvador; Location of Portugal; Samadhi Statue; Anuradhapura era; Kheer Bhawani mela; Traffic Index 2018; End of Childhood Index 2018; New initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis; etc.
G20 Osaka Summit; Mount Sinabung; Ring of Fire; National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031; Draft National Education Policy (DNEP); Anganwadi; Leader of Opposition; Cabinet Secretary; Cabinet Secretariat; Group of Twenty (G20); World Food Safety Day; Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); SPICE Bombs; Romila Thapar; American Philosophical Society; Long March 11 rocket; Ambassador of Conscience Award 2019; etc.
Italy’s Mount Etna; QUAD countries; Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); Generalised System of Preferences (GSP); SDG Gender Index; Nipah Virus; General consent for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Siachen Glacier; UdChalo Portal; Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center (PRC); Financial Literacy Week 2019; UN Security Council sanctions regime; Location of South Sudan; etc.
Thane creek Flamingo Santuary; Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana; Poverty Line; 2nd Edition of Asia LPG Summit; World LPG Association (WLPGA); Safe City project; Sentinelese Tribe; Jarawa Tribe; What is Magnetic North Pole? World Magnetic Model (WMM); Indian Banking Association (IBA); Kisan Credit Card Scheme; GSAT- 31; Sanjay Gandhi National Park; Kanheri caves; Akademi Puraskar; Sangeet Natak Akademi; Siamese fighting fish; Surajkund International Crafts Mela; Central African Republic; UNSC resolution 2454; etc.
Guru Padmasambhava; The President’s address to both Houses of Parliament; Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade; Swadesh Darshan Scheme; What is a Tourist Circuit? Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); Dandi Salt March; International conference on Guru Padmasambhava; What is Polar Vortex? Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery; Lithium-ion cell technology; Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC); Gaganyaan mission; Carnot Prize 2018; 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.
‘Meghalayan Age’; What is a no-confidence motion? Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018; Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013; ‘Padhe Bharat- Badhe Bharat’; Samagra Shiksha scheme; Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP); “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan”; Forest Interventions in Ganga (FIG); National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG); Middle Holocene Northgrippian Age; Early Holocene Greenlandian Age; International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); Nelson Mandela International Day 2018; National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP); New design of 100-rupee banknote; RANI KI VAV; etc.
What is ‘Social Media Hub’? Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018; Guidelines for regulating the school fee hike; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); Task force on ways to reduce import; Purvanchal Expressway project; What is Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Model? Century’s longest Lunar Eclipse; What is a Lunar eclipse? Blood Moon or Copper Moon; What is Blue Moon? What is Super Moon? MeerKAT radio telescope; Square Kilometre Array (SKA) instrument; Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition; Dharohar Bhawan; Ban on photography at protected monuments lifted; 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.
HT-cotton; Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal; Mahanadi water dispute; Mahanadi river; Major Port Authorities Bill; National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies; Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM); What is #CleanSeas campaign? India emerges as world’s largest importer of arms; MILES-18: First ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea; What are Geomagnetic Storms? ultra-rare Ice-VII; Gallium; Gallenene; Country’s ‘tallest’ flag unfurled in Belagavi; Deodhar Trophy 2018; etc.
‘Supercolony’ of penguins; ‘Nirbhaya Fund’; Social security scheme for 50 crore workers; What is Diabetes? Revised classification for diabetes; APA scheme; Location of the Danger Islands; The ‘Global Status Report 2017; EMC’s energy-positive campus; Rooppur nuclear power plant; Controversy over Kuthiyottam ritual; What is Bomb Cyclone? Hurricanes vs. cyclones vs. typhoons; ‘Arunachal Express’; 1 March: Zero Discrimination Day; UNAIDS; etc.
Blood Moon or Copper Moon; Blue Moon; What is Super Moon? Government e-Marketplace (GeM) initiative; GeM 3.0; Global Democracy Index (GDI); Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP); Second Rural Connectivity Investment Progra; Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY); Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara; Lunar eclipse; LiFi Technology; Neknampur Lake; etc.
Mass cull of coral-eating starfish to save Great Barrier Reef; National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC); National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF); Surat emerges as leading ‘solar smart city’ in country; Akshay Urja; First International Dam Safety Conference; Dam Health and Rehabilitation Monitoring Application (DHARMA); Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP); Super-continent Nuna; Parker Solar Probe; First Ladies Awards; Agriculture Ministers’ Conference; Rocket Lab; etc.