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.
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.
Standards for honey & its products to curb adulteration; Governors of States in India; University Grants Commission (UGC); What is TReDS? International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); What is “Quad” or “Quadrilateral” grouping? Cyber attacks; CERT-In; International Buddhist Conclave 2018; What is ‘Buddha Path’? 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition; Kowsar; Raveena Tandon; Sanjay Gandhi National Park; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.