GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Govt to launch first fixed income ETF of bluechip PSUs
Union Government will launch India’s first fixed income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) comprising debt securities of large central public sector enterprises (PSUs) by mid-December 2019. It will comprise only AAA-rated papers of the PSU companies. It is expected to have a size of Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore.
J&K achieves highest road length in country
Mine Counter Measure Exercise-1st time:India and Japan
The Indian Naval Forces and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) was held on November 23, 2019. This is the firs time an explosive ordance disposal and mine counter measure was held by Indian and Japanese forces.
India’s first largest biotechnology conference
Researcher finds Earth’s Most Uninhabitable Place
Researchers have found an aquatic environment on Earth with complete absence of any form of life. The findings revealed that any form of microbial life was absent in the hot, saline, hyperacid ponds of Dallol Geothermal Field in Ethiopia. The research was published in journal, ‘Nature Ecology and Evolution’.
GGNP Chhattisgarh’s 4th tiger reserve
Chhattisgarh government announced that the state is set to have Guru Ghasidas National Park in Kotiya district as its fourth ‘tiger reserve’. This decision was taken in 11th meeting of Chhattisgarh State Wildlife Board chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Important days 24 Nov to 30 Nov
26 November: National Milk Day
26 November 2019: 70th Constitution Day
25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Royal Aeronautical Society
Honorary Fellowship by Royal Aeronautical Society It is one of the world’s highest distinctions for aerospace achievement awarded for only most exceptional contributions to the aerospace profession. It is considered as equivalent to Nobel Prize in the aerospace domain.
Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilien
1st company to list commercial papers on stock exchanges
Aditya Birla Finance Ltd, the Non-Banking Financial Company arm of Aditya Birla Capital, has now become the 1st company to list its commercial papers on stock exchanges. The move comes after stock exchanges- the BSE and NSE, came out with a framework for listing of commercial papers, in a bid to broaden investors’ participation in such securities.
Chandrayaan-2: Vikram hard-landed within 500 metres
Importanat Days (Nov 14 to Nov 23)
17 November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
19 November: World Toilet Day
20 November: World COPD Day-marked by WHO
20 November: World Children’s Day observed
GoI conducts 1st ever National Agro Chemicals Congress
The National Agro Chemical Congress was conducted for four days in New Delhi. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare hosted the event. It was the first of its kind. It is to be conducted once in three years. Theme: Country’s Status on various fronts of Agro chemicals
Sindhu Sudarshan Exercise
Kolkata becomes first City to Install Third Umpire
In a bid towards upholding state’s public health the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis (TB) and swine flu.
Darjeeling Green Tea & White Tea receive GI Tag
The 1st Indian to win Italian Golden Sand Art
India-2nd largest in sending students to US
On November 18, 2019, the “2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” was released. According to the report, India remained the largest source of foreign students to the US for the 10th consecutive year. This year alone, India has sent around 202,000 students to the US.
Pakistan-1st to introduce WHO approved:Typhoid Vaccine
Sarita Devi elected to AIBA first Athletes Commission
Veteran Indian boxer L Sarita Devi was elected unopposed to International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) first-ever Athletes Commission. She is among six boxers elected as members of the commission from 5 continents. She will be representing Asian bloc in this Commission.
November 12: Public Service Broadcasting Day
Sri Lanka 1st nation to criminalize match-fixing
It is an international event on global governance issues and multilateralism, held annually in Paris, France.The Forum convenes heads of states, national and local representatives, representatives from international organizations among others for the purpose of discussing in depth major global challenges and finding practical solutions.
India’s Ravi Prakash wins BRICS-Young Innovator Prize
India’s Ravi Prakash has won the BRICS-Young Innovator Prize at 4th BRICS -Young Scientist Forum’s Conclave held during 6-8 November2019 in Brazil. He won the first first prize carrying $25,000 for inventing an affordable indigenous milk chilling unit for smaller and marginal rural dairy farmers.
Mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh
HS Code:India’s Signature Fabrics-A Boost for Khadi
1st govt Hospital Robotic Surgery facility in Safdarjung
The Robotic Surgery Facility was opened in the Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. It is one of the biggest tertiary care referral centre of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It caters to all poor patients of uro-oncological cancers like bladder cancer, kidney failure, kidney cancers from different parts of the country.
Radha Krishna Mathur 1st Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT
Rosogolla Dibas:GI Tag granting
Indo-French collab: Largest FDI project of Indian Railways
The Indian Railways and Alstom came together in the intention of transforming the freight transportation of India. In line with the collaboration, the MELPM-Madhepura Electric Locomotive Private Limited has been established. MELPM will now manufacture 800 electric locomotives for freight services with the foreign investment of 3.5 billion Euros.
NEET 2020 Chapterwise Online Mock Tests
ASI: Gottiporlu-a historic trade centre
Kanpur is world’s most polluted city
The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh held the title for the world’s most polluted city in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. The book,Guinness World Records 2020, lists thousands of new record titles and holders that will educate curious readers of all age groups. It is released annually by publisher Penguin Random House.
Important days of week 31 Oct 2019 to 09 Nov 2019
October 31: World Cities Day
October 29: Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day
Vigilance Awareness Week (28th October, 2019 to 2nd November, 2019)
November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day
Container Cargo Movement 1st time in River Brahmaputra
A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati.The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry edible oil, petrochemicals, beverages, etc.
1st-ever Arts Exposition: Intellectual Challenges
India’s first-ever Arts Exposition for talents with intellectual challenges called ‘eCAPA 2019 – Art from the Heart’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. This exposition will continue till 14 November 2019 at STIR Gallery, Chattarpur Farms.
Largest astrophysics assemble
First BIMSTEC Ports Conclave at Visakhapatnam
Between November 7 and November 8, 2019, the Ministry of shipping is hosting the first ever BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organization that involves South East Asian and South Asian countries.
IIT-Madras: country’s first standing wheelchair: Arise
ASI finds 2,000-year-old trade center in Andhra Pradesh
Air India depicts Ik Onkar mark Guru Nanak’s birth
In a unique gesture to mark 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev (founder of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus), Air India has painted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on the tail of one of its aircraft. ‘Ik Onkar’ religious symbol is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy.
Understanding A NEET Success Story
Lucknow-based school enters Guinness Book of World Records
Lucknow-based City Montessori School (CMS) has won the Guinness World Record for becoming the ‘world’s largest school’ in terms of strength of students.City Montessori School (CMS) has won the global award for having largest number of students in 2019-20. At present, the CMS has 18 branches and approximately 56,000 students all over the city.
Gandhinagar Gujarat’s 1st kerosene free district
First-ever Ladakh Literature Festival
Ladakh administration is organizing the first-ever Ladakh Literature festival. The three day Literature Festival is being organized from 29 to 31 October 2019. At venues like historic Leh palace and Central Asian Museum the Ladakh Literature Festival will now be held annually.
World Guinness Record for lighting 4 lakh diyas
Aarambh: First ever foundation civil service course
The GoI has launched the first ever common foundation course called the “Aarambh” for civil servants at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat. Around 500 newly recruited bureaucrats will undergo six-day training. The World Bank president David Malpass addressed the probationers near the statue on 27th October, 2019.
Tiny beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted a Whole Genome Sequencing of around 1,008 Indians from different populations across country in order to generate data on genetic diseases and to know risk of genetic diseases in future generations. The project is called as IndiGen Genome project.
HBR’s top 10 best-performing CEOs
Three Indian-origin chief executive officers (CEOs) have been featured in ‘The Best-Performing CEOs in World, 2019 list of world’s top 10 best-performing chief executives. The list is compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and features 100 CEOs.
MIT develop new technology to remove CO2 from air
Sardar Patel National Unity Award
IIIT Hyderabad create first ever Indian Brain Atlas