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.
‘Aeolus’ Satellite; Odisha Single revenue code; Lakhwar Multi- Purpose Project; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); Drone Regulations 1.0; North East Circuit; National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR); Swadesh Darshan Scheme; INS Vikramaditya; Trans Himalayan Mountain Terrain Biking Expedition; etc.
India’s Cheetah reintroduction programme; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); Chilika Lagoon; Bombay Natural History Society (BHNS); Cheetah; National Tiger Conservation Authority; G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting; Digital Economy Task Force; Group of Twenty (G20); 3rd Indian Ocean Conference; Indian Ocean Conference; What is Strategic Partnership (SP) model? Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI); Freedom Baby; India’s first flight using biofuel; India’s first interstate connected wind power project; 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.
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.
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.
Gharial; Global Liveability Index 2018; Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project; What are Gravitational Waves? LIGO- India project; Bhitarkanika National Park; ‘Baula’ Project at Dangamal; ‘International Year of Millets’; Benefits of Millets; International Nitrogen Initiative (INI); Nitrogen; UPI 2.0; What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? Coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate nature of fuel; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.