Why India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August? Bone substitutes from eggshells; Operation Number Plate; One-time partial credit guarantee schemes to PSBs; What is Asset–liability mismatch? ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ scheme; Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization; What is a ‘negative’ interest? How does negative rate policy work? What happened during Gulf War? How was India involved? Haryana Administrative Tribunal; RBI’s framework for regulatory sandbox; What is regulatory sandbox (RS)? FinTech (Financial technology) Services in India; Boko Haram; Location of Nigeria; Palani panchamirtham; ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI)
77th anniversary of Quit India movement; Contributions of Vikram Sarabhai; Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019; United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Difference Between UNRWA and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA); Procedure of an appointment of Supreme Court judges; Draft Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF); Amendment in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, 1934; Monetary Policy Framework; Instruments of Monetary Policy; International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; etc.
President’s visit to Benin; Location of Benin; Location of Gambia; Location of Guinea; What is Wakf? Central Wakf Council; Renaming a State; The International Charter Space and Major Disaster; Rasogolla; Geographical Indication; Regional comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP); Dam Safety Bill, 2019; Microdot technology; Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS); Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi;
Statue of Ranjit Singh; Group of Twenty (G20); What is Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS)? What is Depot Online System (DOS)? National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013; Electoral bonds; Electoral Bonds; Jal Shakti Abhiyan; Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Atal Tinkering Labs; Food fortification; Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018; Rice Fortification; International Seed Testing Association (ISTA); Kobe; Hyogo Prefecture; TrackChild Portal; Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT); #IBelong Campaign; SMART survey; etc.
75th anniversary of Battle of Imphal;Motion of thanks; Beekeeping Development Committee (BDC); Beekeeping; North Eastern Council; Fall Army Worm (FAW); NRC Assam Additional Draft List 2019; What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Who is a D-voter? Foreign tribunals (FT); Second Edition of “Healthy States, Progressive India” Report; Russia-Ukraine Conflict; Plastic Park scheme; Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA); Imphal Peace Museum (IPM); Mohan Ranade; Goa Liberation Movement; etc.
Birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap; NITI Aayog; Food Corporation of India (FCI); Shanta Kumar Committee; The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010; Registration of Political parties; Recognition as a National Party; State Party; Inter-Creditor Agreement; NASA’s InSight lander; Elephanta Festival of art and culture; Location of Gulf of Aden; etc.
Hayabusa2 mission; Global Cool Coalition; Muslim League; Hayabusa; What is Enemy Property? Enemy Property Act; Competition Commission of India; Competition Act, 2002; Rajasthan Backward Classes Amendment Bill, 2019; Ninth Schedule; FAME II scheme; National Seminar on Greenery and Landscaping; Hindu New Year celebrations;
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.