GK & CA

Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.

May, 2022

 

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GST Council decisions not binding on the Centre and states

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (May 19) that recommendations of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council only have persuasive value, and cannot be binding on the Centre and states (Source: The Indian Express)

Sat, 21 May, 2022

5396
SRESTHA-G project

The World Bank has approved 350 million dollars aid for the Systems Reform Endeavors for Transformed Health Achievement in Gujarat -SRESTHA-G project. The programme will focus on primary healthcare, services for adolescent girls and the capacity of disease surveillance systems. (Source: newsonair.gov.in)

Sat, 21 May, 2022

5395
Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary

The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan was notified as India’s 52nd tiger reserve on Monday. This is Rajasthan’s fourth tiger reserve after Ranthambore, Sariska and Mukundra. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sat, 21 May, 2022

5394
Goa govt to reprint 2 books by Savarkar

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Sunday his government would re-print two books authored by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar—1957 che Swatantrya Samar and Gomantak—and circulate them in all libraries in the state (Source: The Indian Express)

Sat, 21 May, 2022

5393
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was an Indian classical musician and santoor player who is credited with adapting the santoor for Indian classical music. Sharma was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Bhushan, in 2001 (Source: Wikipedia)

Sat, 21 May, 2022

5391
Supplement midday meals with breakfast

Tamil Nadu is set to become the first state in the country to offer breakfast in government schools, along with the mid-day meal. The special nutritional scheme is based on a public health study by the government on the alarming trends of malnourished children in the state. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 15 May, 2022

5390
Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday appointed former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as Premier, in a bid to restore stability in the island nation in the midst of a political impasse and stifling economic crisis. (Source: The Hindu)

Sun, 15 May, 2022

5389
Templeton Prize (2022 ) for Frank Wilczek

Frank Anthony Wilczek is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. (Source: scientificamerican.com)

Sun, 15 May, 2022

5388
International Year of Plant Health

The year 2020 was the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The purpose of the IYPH was to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. An International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) will be observed on 12 May each year (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 15 May, 2022

5387
Tomato fever

Tomato fever is an unidentified fever found mostly in Kerala state of India. . Victims of the disease have rashes and skin irritation and show signs of dehydration on the tongue (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 15 May, 2022

5385
Maharashtra’s gene bank project

The country’s first-of-its-kind gene bank project in Maharashtra and is to be implemented across the State. It can also scout and introduce crop cultivars and livestock breeds for better adaptation to climate change and variability. (Source: The Hindu)

Sun, 08 May, 2022

5384
Gyanvapi Mosque

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The Gyanvapi Mosque is located in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed on the site of an older Shiva temple which had been demolished by Aurangzeb in 1669. The site originally had a Vishweshwar temple, established by Todar Mal. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 08 May, 2022

5383
Jivhala

The Maharashtra Department of Prisons has launched a loan scheme for inmates serving sentences in jails across the state. The credit scheme titled Jivhala is being offered by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank. The pilot was introduced for prisoners at Yerawada Central Jail in Pune (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 08 May, 2022

5382
India's first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant

Bihar has the distinction of being the first state in the country to set up a greenfield grain-based ethanol production plant. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the state's first ethanol production plant in Purnia district. (Source: The New Indian Express)

Sun, 08 May, 2022

5381
Indo-German green hydrogen task force

India and Germany have agreed to a near 10 billion Euro partnership to strengthen financial and technical cooperation towards 2030 climate action and sustainable development goals. India has recently announced an ambitious green hydrogen policy to decarbonise across sectors and industry. (Source: The Economic Times)

Sun, 08 May, 2022

5379
Planetary conjunction

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A conjunction is when two planets appear close together or even touching in the Earth's night sky. Venus and Jupiter will be millions of miles apart, but from Earth they will appear close to colliding. This happens every year, but this year they will appear much closer than usual (Source: bbc.com)

Sun, 01 May, 2022

5378
Indian Embassy in Lithuania

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to open a new Indian embassy in Lithuania, the first full-fledged embassy in the Baltic region. The Indian government said the opening of the mission in Lithuania would help India expand its political, strategic and economic engagements with that country. (Source: The Wire)

Sun, 01 May, 2022

5377
Kwar hydroelectric project

The 540-megawatt Kwar hydroelectric project on the Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, to be implemented by Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Ltd., a joint venture between the NHPC and the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (Source: The Hindu)

Sun, 01 May, 2022

5376
Transmission interconnection

India and Maldives plan to set up a transmission interconnection for transfer of renewable power between the two countries. To facilitate Maldives' energy transition programme towards its 2030 net-zero emission target a transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer has been proposed by both countries (Source: CNBC18)

Sun, 01 May, 2022

5375
Seven ropeway projects

Seven ropeway projects of total 57.1 km length will be constructed in Himachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 3,232 crore under the ambitious Parvatmala Yojana. A memorandum of understanding ( was signed between National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) and the state government (Source: outlookindia.com)

Sun, 01 May, 2022