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.
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.
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 Earth Overshoot Day? Liberalised definition of petroleum; What is Coal Bed Methane? What is Shale Gas? 2nd meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges; POSHAN Abhiyaan; Invest India; Why fish are losing their sense of smell? What is Green Mahanadi Mission? Mahanadi river; 2018 Earth Overshoot Day; Global Footprint Network; 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Report; Magna Carta of Modern India; Global Optimism Index; etc.
Location of Swaziland; Right to convert; Article 25 and forced conversions; Health Ministry bans steroid creams; Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO); Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB); Schedule H drugs; NITI Forum for Northeast; Checking NPAs; Prompt Corrective Action (PCA); Kaleshwaram project; Boao Forum chair; Boao Forum for Asia (BFA); “Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign; Champaran Satyagraha; World’s first microfactory; Location of Equatorial Guinea; Swaziland’s national disaster management agency; UPSC; Central Industrial Security Force (CISF); World Homoeopathy Day; New source of global nitrogen;etc.
Flamingo Festival; Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary; Pulicat Lake; Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara; Medaram; The battle of Bhima-Koregaon; Ozone layer; UV-B and UV-A radiation; Ozone hole; Chlorofluorocarbons; Antimicrobial resistance or Superbugs; National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Food poisoning; Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP); Film and Television Institute of India (FTII); Mankidia; Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG); Simlipal National park; What is Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT)? 8th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE); ‘Green’ crackers; Solar city initiative; etc.
India joins Wassenaar Arrangement; What is the Wassenaar Agreement? 9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day; National Conference on E-Courts Project; What is e- courts project? ‘MSME Sambandh’; Procurement Policy 2012; Adultery law; What is Trachoma? National Trachoma Survey Report 2014-17; Asian Development Bank (ADB); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); What is mudhumakkal thazhi? etc.
Manipur Sangai Festival 2017; 1st North East Development Summit; Vasectomy Fortnight; What is Vasectomy? IMD World Talent rankings; 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health; What is a Solar park? What is ‘Peace Clause’? Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS); Sagarmala port project; New Development Bank (NDB); India’s first woman physician: Rukhmabai; Swachh Iconic Places (SIP); A new Improved Samba Masuri (ISM); etc.
Urjit Patel appointed on BIS advisory board; Bank of International Settlement (BIS); Rajasthan Dharma Swatantraya Vidheyak; India State-level Disease Burden Initiative; What are emission norms? History of Bharat Stage emission norms; BS VI Norms; Climate Change Performance Index; India-EU free trade agreement; Broadbased Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA); Birsa Munda Jayanti; etc.
Raw jute demand; Representative in J&K; Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra; Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY); Norms for sewage plants; What is Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)? Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB); Draft guidelines for groundwater extraction; Central Grounder Water Authority (CGWA); China’s Predatory practices; ‘Paika Bidroha’; Gram Samridhi Evam Swachhata Pakhwada; 24 October: United Nations Day; etc.
National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA); Monetary Policy Committee and Monetary Policy Process Regulations, 2016; Monetary Policy Committee (MPC); Bengaluru Declaration; Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box); Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013; 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS); ‘I stand by my country’ campaign; Quit India Movement; Debug Fresno; USS Gerald R Ford; Novobiocin compound; etc.
BharatNet; Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF); IWAI bond issue; Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI); Bill on mob violence; Private members’ Bill; International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS); IAIS MMoU; Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI); 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion; Laser Weapons System (LaWS); etc.