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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Space Force? Mahadayi Water Disputes; Mahadayi river; Kalasa-Banduri Nala project; Legal guardian of cows; What is parens patriae doctrine? Pitch to MOVE competition; Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness; Quality Council of India (QCI); Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); Ease of Living Index; Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA); What is the Hague Convention? Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA); Super-insulating gel; NASA’s New Horizons Mission; Kuiper belt; 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.
‘Operation Madad and Sahyog’; Kosi river; Colour for Registration Mark of Battery Operated Vehicles; PENCIL (Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour) online portal; National Child Labour Project (NCLP); Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY); CSB notifies races of silk worm seed; Central Silk Board (CSB); PARIVESH (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub); What is Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)? Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act? What is voting by proxy? Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA), 1986; National Commission for Women (NCW); Joint issue of postage stamp between India and South Africa; 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.
Exercise Maitree 2018; Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA); Startup Academia Alliance programme; 30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising; RISECREEK microprocessors; Project Shakti; India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2; Uakitite: alien mineral found in Siberian meteor; Xingkong-2; Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage portals; What is Public Financial Management System? Bidder Information Management System (BIMS); Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Japan become world’s second-biggest stock market; etc.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD); GST Council; Defence India Startup Challenge; Jal Marg Vikas Project; Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI); ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme; Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India Programme; Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO); Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); India’s first Blockchain District; What is Blockchain technology? “Digital Literacy Library”; World’s first single-chromosome yeast; ‘Shaur nahin’ mobile app; ‘horn not ok’ campaign; ‘Mosquito Terminator’; World’s first Hindi-speaking robot ‘Rashmi’; etc.
5 Crore mark achieved by Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana; Anganwadi Centres (AWCs); Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme; Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G); Vidya Lakshmi Portal for Education Loan; National Sports University Bill, 2018; What is ‘Social Media Hub’? Strategic Investment Fund; National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF); Kadaknath chicken; First foreign lender to get RBI nod for subsidiary; WOW app; e-Aksharayan; 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.
‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’; Restore the provisions of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act; Policy Framework for exploration and exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbons; First extension of Concessional Financing Scheme (CFS); ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’; Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE); Geographical indication logo & tagline; What is a Geographical Indication? Gaofen-11; High-resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS); What is Safeguard Duty? What is Oxytocin? etc.
New geometric shape – the ‘scutoid’ discovered; Homoeopathy Central Council Amendment Bill, 2018; National Policy on Biofuels – 2018; Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM); What are the Common Services Centers (CSCs)? India Post Payments Bank (IPPB); Payments banks; Difference between Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks; US gives India Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 status; What are epithelial cells? NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission; etc.