GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
U.S. stepping up the earth’s protection from asteroids
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology Council recently released a report calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking and deflection.
Mammals go nocturnal to avoid humans
At 0.3mm: world’s smallest ‘computer’
India to teach satellite tech to students from abroad
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, Charles Krauthammer
Columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War. His “first-class intellect and first-class temperament” & denounced for having a “highly suspect” character.
June 21: World Music Day
Russia has successfully launched a Glonass- M positioning satellite by using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space. The Glonass network provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the globe.
Smriti Mandhana: first Indian to play in Kia Super League
Indian women's cricket team opener, Smriti Mandhana, will become the first player from her country to appear in England's Kia Super. The 21-year-old has scored over 826 runs with a highest score of 76 in the 40 T20 international.
June 18: Goa Revolution Day (GRD)
To pay tributes to the martyrs of the state’s liberation struggle. On this day in 1946, freedom fighter Dr Ram Manohar Lohia gave a clarion call to the people of the state to unite and fight against the Portuguese colonial regime.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
WDCD is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
June 18: World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
To focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. The day also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.
Govt. teams up with Google for flood warning
IIT Kharagpur: 'National Digital Library of India (NDLI)’
NDLI launched on the occasion of National Reading Day (NRD) in New Delhi on June 19, 2018. The purpose of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.
World's first: Humanitarian Forensics Center
The world's first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat. Centre will conduct various academic and professional programmes, training, research and provide technical expertise to support operations (together with authorities and agencies concerned) in the field of humanitarian forensics.
Peter Thomson: 1st Australian to claim Open Championship
Kota in Guinness World Records for largest yoga session
A Guinness World Record was created on Thursday in Rajasthan’s Kota city, where more than 1.05 lakh people performed yoga to mark International Yoga Day (June 21).
Why do rock lizards display varied behaviour?
June 14: World Blood Donor Day
It also seeks to raise awareness of need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.
DRDO converts Pinaka rocket system into guided missile
TCS becomes first Company to close over Rs. 7 Trillion
India’s IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became first listed company in India to close day’s trade with market capitalisation of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion). M cap is value of company that is traded on stock market, calculated by multiplying total number of share price.
June 16: International Day of Family Remittances
It is aimed at recognizing significant financial contribution migrant workers make to wellbeing of their families back home and to sustainable development of their countries of origin
Dhawan:1st Indian to score century before lunch 1st day
Kerala: ‘water literacy’
The Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority has initiated a ‘water literacy’ campaign with the involvement of 70,000 students aiming to create awareness about the importance of water conservation in the State.
Bindeshwar Pathak: Japan’s prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize
Gujrat: topped Composite Water Management Index
S Sundari Nanda: 1st woman Director General of Police
New Zealand: the highest-ever total in ODI cricket
Delhi: India’s first-ever national police museum
The museum – depicting the history, art facts, uniforms and gear of central and state police forces – will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial in Chanakyapuri area of the national capital.
June 12: World Day against Child Labour
Theme 2018: ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’ points a finger at the hazardous and exploitative working conditions in which millions of children are working tooth, nail and bone for a living.
Goa hosts 2nd edition of India-US colloquium
2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy.Multi-disciplinary event will bring together 200 delegates from India and the US to address emerging ocean and earth science issues. It will help both countries to improve ocean and atmosphere observations.
India: first military exercise of the BIMSTEC
Class 7 Telangana chess whiz is now World No. 1
Asia's largest sci-fi snow park is now in Noida
Maharashtra first state to draft Internal Security Act
This bill is open to public responses, suggestions and objections. The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016 will be presented to the legislature for approval as soon as they get some more suggestions.
Virginia Apgar: doctor who saved countless newborns
Dhanush: India's first indigenous artillery gun
World's most powerful supercomputer is here!
The United States of America has unveiled the most powerful supercomputer - Summit - beating the record of China's Sunway TaihuLight. Summit is capable to make 200, 000 trillion calculations per second, which is twice as fast as Sunway TaihuLight, which is capable of 93, 000 trillion calculations per seconds.
Early Childhood Development (ECD)
The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being. The program is conducted in Nepal.
Tommy Thomas: Attorney General of Malaysia
Bees can understand the concept of zero, finds study
Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno
Largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah
Sudheesh Guruvayoor, an Indian farmer from Kerala, has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah on 5th June 2018. He distributed 4,914 saplings of the organic curry tree.
S. P. L. Sørensen
Queen: pineapple has been declared state fruit of Tripura
Andhra Pradesh:1st Indian state to use auto-disable syringes
The move will be enforced from the World Hepatitis Day (WHD-2018) when the state government will declare itself as “Safety Injection Use State”. The initiative will ensure one injection will be given from one syringe by mandating universal usage of auto-disable syringes in all clinical/therapeutic cases as part of infection prevention.
First biannual Indian Air Force Commanders Conference
The first biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in New Delhi on May 31, 2018. operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the military exercise ‘Gagan Shakti-2018′ and the way ahead.
June 3: World Bicycle Day (WBD-2018)
The first official World Bicycle Day (WBD) is observed by United Nations (UN) on 3rd June 2018 to encourage a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.
Chandrabhaga Asia’s 1st beach: Blue Flag certification
It will be a war on single-use plastic
Eco-day bouquet: 539 species discovered in India in 2017
Assam boy is India’s youngest writer at 4
Take your gene pills and put your smart bandage on
Pit toilet technology
The twin pit toilet technology is an Indian invention that collects defecation for a period of five years and then it turns into valuable organic compost. This decomposed waste is safe to handle and rich in NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) nutrients which makes it ideal for use in agriculture.
May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Sudha Balakrishnan: 1st-ever Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
She will hold the rank of executive director and will have a 3-year term. The CFO will be responsible for reporting of financial information of the central bank, establishing accounting policies and ensuring compliance with regulations.
Thomas Antony: won an international award
1st Advanced Forensic Lab dedicated to women related cases
‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’
Gujrat govt, aims to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in all major towns and cities of Gujarat.
Alicia Pucheta: 1st-ever interim woman President of Paraguay
May 31: Tobacco Day (WNTD)
1st biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference
Inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in New Delhi on May 31, 2018. The two day conference will discuss operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the military exercise ‘Gagan Shakti-2018′ and the way ahead.
June 1: World Milk Day (WMD)
To recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. The WMD 2018 theme in India is “Drink Move Be Strong”.