GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Migratory birds start arriving in Chilika Lake
YONO:SBI to unveil India’s 1st integrated digital platform
State Bank of India (SBI), the largest commercial bank in India will soon launch country’s first integrated lifestyle and banking digital service platform named YONO (acronym for ‘You Only Need One’).
25 November: IDEVAW
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW).Observance of this day seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, end violence against women.
Dutta’s Mahendragiri gecko:New species discovered in AP
Gopi Thonakal:1st Indian win Asian Marathon Championship
Aditya L1 Mission:ISRO’s 1st sun mission take off in 2019
It will be India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study sun. The mission aims to put 1,500-kg heavy class Aditya-L1 satellite into halo orbit around Lagrangian point L1, a point between Sun and Earth.
SAM: World’s first AI politician developed
Nasa timelapse paints complete picture of life to date
Padmini, also known as Padmavati, was a legendary 13th–14th century Indian queen (Rani). The earliest source to mention her is Padmavat, an epic fictionalized poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE.
‘Robo-taxis’ hold promise for future
Mars water theory gets dusted
A new study suggests that dark streaks found on images of Mars represent flowing sand, not water.If water is present, it’s likely a small amount and not conducive to life.
The world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos
First North East Development Summit held in Manipur
NEDS 2017 aims to boost trade and investment in underdeveloped region of North East. It also aimed at building confidence and altering perception among visiting delegates and investors.
NASA tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 mission
The mission will rely on special parachute to slow spacecraft down as it enters Martian atmosphere at over 5.4 kilometres per second.It was first of several tests in support of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission.
The first India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017
IMBAX 2017 was held at Joint Warfare Centre at the Umroi Joint Training Node in Meghalaya.It is first of its kind military training exercise between India and Myanmar on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).
Improved Samba Masuri
The Hyderabad based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in association with Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has developed Improved Samba Masuri (ISM) variety rice with low Glycemic Index (GI).
Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court
India’s nominee to International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari (70) was re-elected to fifth and the last seat of world court.This is the first time since the ICJ was established in 1945 that there will be no British judge in ICJ.
21 November: World Fisheries Day
Fisherfolk communities to highlight critical importance to human lives, of water and lives it sustains, both in and out of water.
Girish Karnad: Tata Literature Live!
Actor-playwright Girish Karnad (79) was conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in field of theatre at the eighth edition of the Tata Literature festival held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
NASA launches Joint Polar Satellite System-1
Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 title
Moscow declaration: Action on TB, end of HIV
Health ministers, NGOs, and private sector representatives from 120 countries have adopted Moscow Declaration on the sidelines of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference.India is among signatories to the declaration. A co-infection is when a person suffers from two infections at same time..
NASA unveils stunning ‘farewell image’ of Saturn
NASA has released a stunning view of the Saturn and its splendid rings and moons, captured by the Cassini spacecraft during the final leg of its 20- year-long epic journey in space.
Govt introduces Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of TB
Health Ministry is providing thrice weekly regimen for treatment of TB, TB is bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria that most often affect lungs.
First Namami Barak festival held in Assam
November 19: World Toilet Day
Raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The theme for year 2017 is Wastewater.
Gleadovia konyakianorum: Parasitic plant found in Nagaland
Moody's bond credit rating
Moody's Investors Service, often referred to as Moody's, ranks the creditworthiness of borrowers using a standardized ratings scale which measures expected investor loss in the event of default. Moody's was founded by John Moody in 1909 to produce manuals of statistics related to stocks and bonds and bond ratings.
Yoga as sports activity
The Saudi Arabian government has officially declared Yoga as a ‘Sports Activity’. With this, Yoga is now an official sport practiced under Saudi Ministry of trade and industry.
Tesla unveils first truck - and roadster
Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road. The long-anticipated Tesla Semi has a range of 500 miles on a single charge.
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
The world's biggest lithium battery farm
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
1st French technology hub in India
The first French Tech Hub in India would be established in Bengaluru with international collaborations on R&D under an MoU signed by the Karnataka government and Business France India.
Google Glass - Help kids with autism
Google Glass returns from the dead as tool to help kids with autism. Users look through the private screen on their smart glasses and see emojis on either side of their partner’s face.
1st transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police
Ganga Kumari, the resident of Raniwara in Jalore district of Rajasthan, has become the first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police.
India’s first offshore desalination plant
India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) about 40km from the Ennore coast in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day.
Aditi Ashok: 1st Indian golfer to qualify for LPGA
Aditi Ashok has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship-2017 on the LPGA Tour and will head to Florida to take part in the prestigious event.
November 16: National Press Day (NPD)
This was the day on which the Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium.
India’s longest expressway provide free Wi-Fi services
India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow will soon provide free Wi-Fi services on the entire 302-kilometre stretch.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, a high point on the West Asian art scene
A journey in time through human imagination marks a high point on the West Asian art scene. The Emirate seemed to shed a tear of triumph at the culmination of an almost epic effort.
‘Lost’ satellite unveils cosmic recipe
Data captured by a ‘lost’ satellite mission has provided scientists with vital information about gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth.
First industry built PSLV by 2020
ISRO has a partnership with private industry to produce satellites. The IRNSS-1H communication satellite aboard the ill-fated PSLV C-39 was the first to be produced by a consortium of six companies.
Veteran filmmaker V. Shantaram
Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, referred to as V. Shantaram or Shantaram Bapu, was an Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor.He was praised by Charlie Chaplin for his Marathi film Manoos.
India to become world’s largest Sulphur Dioxide emitter
As per study published by researchers at University of Maryland, US, India is overtaking China to become world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).
IEAG-MR group commends India on MR vaccination progress
The India Expert Advisory Group on Measles & Rubella (IEAG-MR) has commended India on progress of measles and rubella vaccination campaign.It reviewed existing strategies and efforts towards measles elimination and control of rubella.
14 November: World Diabetes Day
The World Diabetes Day was observed every year across the world on 14 November to raise awareness about diabetes.
India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit
India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was organised at Dantewada in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The summit is part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.
Sagar Kavach Joint security exercise between Odisha & WB
The Governments of Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal conducted joint security exercise named ‘Sagar Kavach’ to further tighten the existing coastal security mechanism along the 630 km long coastline.
Cornelia Sorabji: India’s first woman advocate
First woman to practice law in India and England. She was pioneer who helped open up higher education as well as the legal profession to women.
Government launches National Power Portal
The Union Ministry of Power launched National Power Portal (NPP), a Centralized Platform for Collation and Dissemination of Indian power sector information.
China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship
China launched world’s first fully electric cargo ship in Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong province. It is the first ship in the world to use lithium ion battery.
India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ)
The Union Government has given go-ahead for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Maharashtra. CEZs are spatial economic regions comprising group of coastal districts.
Agreement between India and Belarus
The Union Cabinet had approved agreement between India and Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for mutual benefit in the areas of of science, technology, agriculture, etc.
MP partners with Nagaland and Manipur
Madhya Pradesh has partnered with Nagaland & Manipur under Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojana to strengthen cultural relations between them. Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojana was launched by PM Narendra Modi on Ekta Diwas on the occasion of birth of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)
The NAA is tasked with ensuring full benefits of reduction in tax on supply of goods or services flow to consumers. It is responsible for applying applying anti-profiteering measures in event of reduction GST rate on supply of goods or services.
Autonomous body to conduct entrance exams gets green signal
In an effort to relieve the CBSE, the AICTE and other agencies from the responsibility of conducting entrance examinations, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared a proposal on Friday for the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA).
IIT Bombay’s very low power water filter
IIT-H develops novel skin patch for constant drug release
India re-elected member of UNESCO’s executive board
Cabinet approves creation of National Testing Agency
Saudi Arabia Is First Country to Give Citizenship to Robot
Etikoppaka toys from Andhra Pradesh get GI tag
Debjani Ghosh to be first woman President of NASSCOM in 2018
Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in U.K.
Chinese scientists identify genetic pathway in ageing
Chinese scientists have found the first genetic pathway underlying natural variation in ageing, which could provide insights for developing interventions to slowdown the process of growing old in humans.
HVMN Ketone : World's first commercial ketone drink
Anasuya Sarabhai : Pioneer of the women's labour movement
Chennai Included in UNESCO's 'creative cities network'
New species of wild banana discovered in Andaman and Nicobar
Hindi Writer Krishna Sobti awarded Jnanpith award 2017
Indian women’s hockey team wins 2017 Asia Cup title
New ant species discovered in the Western Ghats
Mary Kom wins gold at Asian Women’s Boxing Championships
James Naismith: Inventor of world's third most popular sport
Goa will play host for Nobel Prize Series-India 2018
Goa will hold the Nobel Prize Series-India 2018 from February 1 to 28 next year. The government of Goa on Friday (November 3) signed a trilateral memorandum of association (MoU) with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the Nobel Prize Series.
brain chemical that can evade unwanted thought is identified
First in Tamil Nadu, Srirangam temple bags Unesco award
Decorative drinking glasses may contain dangerous toxins
The researchers found lead present in 139 cases and cadmium in 134, both on the surface of the glasses and, in some cases, on the rims, with concentrations of lead sometimes more than 1,000 times higher than the limit level.
India sets Guinness World Record by cooking 918kg khichdi
The oldest spiral galaxy in the universe was discovered
IMA declares public health emergency in Delhi
Chemical compound responsible for life on Earth discovered
Dusty rings spotted around nearest exoplanet,Proxima Centaur
A self test for cervical cancer?
A large clinical trial using VIA screening carried out by Dr. Surendra Sashtri and others from Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre, employed trained health workers, and showed the efficacy of the technique. More so, using acetic acid for cervical cancer screening is inexpensive and can reduce the lifetime risk of cervical cancer by nearly 25% to 36%.
Uber, Nasa to develop flying taxis
India under serious burden of anaemia, obesity: report
Johann Carolus : Publisher of the world's first newspaper
'Extinct' salamander rediscovered in Guatemala
Iridium in asteroid may be used for treating cancer
Scientists from the UK and China have demonstrated that iridium, a rare metal delivered to Earth by a 10-km wide asteroid hat wiped out dinosaurs when it crashed into earth over 65 million years ago, can be used to kill cancer without harming the healthy cells.
India’s 1st Blackbuck conservation reserve in UP
Narang wins silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships
Hidden chamber found in Egypt’s Great Pyramid
Scientists develop earthquake-proof concrete
Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada have developed earthquake-proof fibre-reinforced concrete that can dramatically enhance the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable structures.
Happy Halloween: spookiest night of the year
Remains of a giant flying predator discovered in Mongolia
New variant of dengue virus identified in South India
October 31 : Rashtriya Ekta Diwas