GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Quote of the week
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama after the title of Buddha, was a monk, mendicant, and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
Mary Kom wins record 6th World Boxing Championship title
Nov 25: International Day for the EVW
The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.
Lord Buddha(70:)2nd tallest statue of Buddha in the country
First-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue
The first-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue is being held at St. Petersburg in Russia. The Indian side is being led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, with the Russian delegation headed by Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin. The two-day forum is also expected to bring together key business figures from both countries.
RIMES terms Titli cyclone ‘rarest of rare’
More than 200 years of cyclone track history in the Odisha coast reveals that the Titli cyclone is the rarest of rare in terms of its characteristics such as recurvature after landfall and retaining its destructive potential after landfall and recurvature away from the coastal areas for more than two days,
November 26: constitution day
To mark the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. While the adoption of the Constitution took place on November 26, 1949, it came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Casio launches World’s first GST calculator in India
Himachal Pradesh :1st State To Launch Single Emergency No
Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to launch a single emergency number "112" which will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in the state.
Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president
ISRO's PSLV-C43: places HysIS, 30 foreign satellites
November 18: AYUSH Ministry observes the first Naturopathy
Aim of promoting drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. Till now, there was day to celebrate all streams of traditional medicine except Naturopathy. Naturopathy plays important role as many diseases can be prevented with these practices especially non-communicable diseases which have seen increasing.
Govt to set up 1st National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies
Union Government will set up first-of-its-kind institute of Inter-Faith Studies in Punjab to promote brotherhood and diversity. It is being established as part of year-long activities to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak.
India’s first sewer cleaning machine
Sulabh International has introduced India’s first sewer cleaning machine to reduce sewer deaths and put end to unsafe practice of manual scavenging. With help of it manual cleaner (safai karamchari) does not have to enter sewers. But if need arises and person has to go, then machine is fully equipped with gas checking machine.
State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has inked agreement with US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to develop a roadmap for modernisation of its air traffic services. Air traffic services (ATS) comprises air traffic management (ATM) and communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS).
Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite
Morocco successfully launched its second earth observation satellite named Mohammed VI-B on board of Arianespace Vega rocket from launch pad at Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in South America. It will be placed at same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A, the first Moroccan satellite launched in November 2017 also on Vega rocket.
Father of the Deaf: Charles-Michel de l'Épée
Charles was a philanthropic educator who belonged to 18th century France. Charles was a pioneer of dead education and was also known as 'Father of the Dead'. He founded the first public school for the deaf. His methods of education have spread around the world.
Four new horned frogs discovered
Team of biologists has discovered four new species of Indian horned frogs from Himalayan regions of Northeast India. The team also comprised S D Biju. famously known as the ‘Frogman of India’. Horned frogs get their name from fleshy horn-like projection on upper eyelids of some species.
Prof S.P. Ganguly awarded Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes
It is hospital-based programmes dedicated to improving antibiotic use. It is helpful in improving quality of patient care and safety through increased infection cure rates, reducing treatment failures and increasing the frequency of correct prescription for therapy and prophylaxis.
Smartphone-Based System To Detect Milk Adulteration
Quote of the week
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” - Joyce Brothers
Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013.
Nexxt Credit Card
Hima Das is Unicef India's first youth ambassador
World Customs Organisation (WCO)
WCO is independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. It was established in 1952 as Customs Co-operation Council (CCC). It is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters and is considered as voice of international Customs community.
William Goldman, Oscar winner for All the President’s Men
Asia’s first woman neurosurgeon
GSAT-29 has a perfect launch
Heaviest satellite to be carried on indigenous rocket. Amid concerns over Cyclone Gaja spoiling the launch of the country’s heaviest satellite to be carried on board an indigenous rocket from Indian soil, the ISRO pulled off the feat to perfection on 14 Nov.
Arecibo Message: 1,679 binary digits
Jawahar L presented with France’s highest civilian honour
Renowned French scholar Jawahar Lal Sarin was presented with France’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Lgion d’Honneur. He was presented with this award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting French language.
November 9: National Legal Services Day
To spread awareness for ensuring reasonable fair and justice procedure for all citizens. The aim of celebrating this day is to offer free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society.
Indian Army inducts 3 artillery gun system
Indian Army inducted three major globally combat proven artillery gun system viz. M777 A2 ultra light howitzers (ULH), K-9 Vajra-tracked self-propelled guns and ‘Composite Gun Towing Vehicle’ at Deolali Field Firing Range in Maharashtra. These are first artillery gun systems to be inducted by Indian Army in three decades.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu
Odisha Government launches Saura Jalnidhi scheme
Odisha Government has launched Saura Jalnidhi scheme to encourage use of solar energy in irrigation by farmers. Under this scheme, farmers will be given. 90% subsidy and 5,000 solar pumps. This will provide irrigation benefits in 2,500 acres of the state.
Shakti: India’s 1st indigenous microprocessor
The researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s first indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors and other components of the microprocessor ecosystem. It will also help to reduce dependency on imported microchips and risk of cyber-attacks.
Public Credit Registry
PCR is digital registry of authenticated granular credit information. It will work as financial information infrastructure providing access to various stakeholders and enrich the existing credit information ecosystem.
World Tsunami Awareness Day: November 5
Tamil Nadu’s 1st bilateral hand transplant patient
Narayanasamy: Tamil Nadu’s first bilateral hand transplant patient has started to tap a ball, use a mobile phone and drink water by holding a glass. A resident of Dindigul, Narayanasamy, a mason, lost both hands in an electrocution in August 2015.
Nuclear submarine Arihant completes 1st deterrence patrol
Angad Vir Singh Bajwa wins gold in Men’s Skeet
Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won gold medal by setting world record score in men’s skeet final of the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait. With this, he became first Indian skeet shooter to win continental or world level event.
Ekana cricket stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee
World Cities Day: October 31
The World Cities Day is observed every year across the world on 31st October to work together for planned and sustainable urban life in the wake of rapid growth of population and problems.
NASA retires Kepler space telescope
1st India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property
The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) was launched in New Delhi to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy. It was launched by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council.
1st India-Japan military exercise begins in Vairengte
The first joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan has begun at Indian Army’s Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram). The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, as also facilitate in tracking worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.