GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Dhanush Howitzers Inducted Into Indian Army
World’s highest polling station
Wipro and IIT-Kharagpur partner for Advanced Research
IT services major Wipro has announced a partnership with IIT Kharagpur to undertake industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and artificial intelligence(AI). The research will focus on AI research applicable in the healthcare, education and retail sectors as well as in domains such as climate change and cybersecurity.
A museum with a heart and history
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has successfully test-fired an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile by shooting down a live satellite. The project named as Mission Shakti was led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at strengthening India’s overall security.
107th Bihar Diwas
Bihar Diwas was celebrated on March 22nd across the state to commemorate the day when Bihar was carved out of the Bengal Presidency in the year 1912. March 22nd 2019 was the 107th foundation day of the state.
World Meteorological Day 2019
March 23 with the theme “The Sun, the Earth and the weather”. The theme recognises the critical role the Earth’s nearest star plays in what transpires on the planet. The energy from the Sun is taken up by all life forms to perform their biological functions.
World Tuberculosis Day 2019
World Tuberculosis Day 2019 was observed on March 24th with the theme “It’s time”. World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of TB and how to end the global epidemic of this lung disease.
New Subjects added to CBSE curriculum
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE), and Yoga as skill subjects in the school curriculum for academic session 2019-20.
Johann Christian Bach
Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. Racist extremist movements which promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of the world.
SpiceJet joins IATA
Important days of this week
International Day of Forests theme ‘Forests & Education’. World Down Syndrome Day. The theme of the 2019 World Down Syndrome Day is “Leave no one behind”. World Poetry Day United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
March 22: World Water Day theme ‘Leaving no one behind’.
Uttar Pradesh Begins Otter Census
1st time, Uttar Pradesh is taking a census of otters in its protected areas. The census has begun in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR). Otters live on fish and spend much of its time in or close to water bodies. A thriving population of otters means a healthy ecosystem. A growing or healthy population of otters means the water bodies are pollution-free.
India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman
Former Supreme Court judge and current member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been named as the India’s first Lokpal (anti-corruption ombudsman). The Lokpal Act, which was passed in 2013 after a nationwide anti-corruption movement, provides for setting up of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in the States
India's 1st TIR shipment via Chabahar Port from Afghanistan
The first shipment under the United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port of Iran. The Transports Internationaux Routiers is an international Convention aimed at harmonising the administrative formalities of international road transport.
Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
15 March: World Consumer Rights Day 2019
The theme of the World Consumer Rights Day 2019 is “Trusted Smart Products”. The theme aims to highlight what consumers want and need from a connected world and how important it is to put them at the heart of the development of these digital products and services.
GI tag for Coffee Varieties
The Geographical Indications Registry has approved the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for coffee varieties viz. Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiri Arabica Coffee.
‘black hole’ coin in honour of Stephen Hawking
March 14: World Kidney Day 2019
The theme of the World Kidney Day 2019 is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere. The theme emphasizes universal health coverage (UHC) for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease.
India’s newest frog evolved 60 million years ago
World Wide Web turns 30
The World Wide Web, commonly known as the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators, which may be interlinked by hypertext, and are accessible via the Internet.
NASA orbiter spots water molecules moving around on Moon
Wood snake, last seen in 1878, rediscovered by scientists
A species of wood snake that wasn’t seen for 140 years has resurfaced in a survey conducted by scientists in the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The species, endemic to the Meghamalai forests and the Periyar Tiger Reserve landscape, was recently rediscovered by R. Chaitanya, a herpetologist.
India is world’s second largest arms importer
Marayur Jaggery gets Geographical Indication Tag
Dr. Zhores Alferov
Alferov received the Nobel Prize in Physics together with US scientists Jack Kilby and Herbert Kroemer, for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed-and optoelectronics. He was the first Russian to win a Nobel Prize since Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the peace prize in 1990.
First all-female spacewalk
First-ever Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be honoured with the first-ever ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’, which is instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti. He shot down a Pakistani Air Force F-16 before he was forced to eject and landed across the Line of Control (LoC).
Pritzker Prize: Arata Isozaki 2019
First Atal Behari Vajpayee LTA
International Women’s Day 2019 (March 8)
The theme of the International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme focuses on innovative ways in which we we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
Prayagraj Kumbha Mela 2019: Guinness World Records
Largest traffic and crowd management plan. Biggest painting exercise of public sites under paint my city scheme. Biggest sanitation and waste disposal mechanism. Kumbh Mela, the festival of the sacred pitcher is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world.
March 3: World Wildlife Day 2019
To provide an opportunity to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora. To raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time.
SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station
Azaadi ke Diwane Museum Inaugurated at Red Fort
The Museum is built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The Museum pays homage to hundreds of freedom fighters who do not find mention in popular culture. The Museum has attempted to document these unsung hero’s contributions to India’s Freedom Struggle.
National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)
NALSA fulfils the provisions under the Article 39A of the constitution which provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.
First semi-identical twins identified in pregnancy
National Book Trust
NBT is an Indian publishing house, founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India. NBT now functions under aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India India's first Prime Minister Pt.Govind Prasad Sharma chairman 2019.
Tata Steel: one of World’s Most Ethical Companies
JAMSHEDPUR: Private steel major Tata Steel has been recognised as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, for 2019.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Tamil Nadu first State in the Country to introduce TAVI. The doctors performed Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), a minimally invasive surgical procedure that repairs the valve without removing the old, damaged valve on two senior citizens at the Tamil Nadu
Tejas Express flagged off
IAF strikes Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan
Indian fighter jets struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammad inside Pakistan in a pre-dawn operation, killing over 300 terrorists. Involving 12 Mirage 2000 aircraft and supported by a fleet of Sukhoi 30 jets, a mid-air refueller & 2 airborne warning and control systems, targeted JeM’s 5-star resort style camp on a hilltop in Balakot.
Global Digital Health Partnership
The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is a collaboration of governments and territories, government agencies and the World Health Organization aimed at supporting the effective implementation of digital health services.
First 7-Eleven store in India to launch in 2019
Future Retail secures deal with U.S.-based 7-Eleven Inc. to open convenience stores U.S.-based 7-Eleven Inc. expects to open its first branded store in India this year, after reaching a deal with Future Retail Ltd to run the chain in the Asian nation.
Two Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles
The missile test launch in Odhisha came on a day IAF air stikes destroyed a major JeM camp in Pakistan. Describing the launch as "fully successful", a DRDO official said all the mission objectives were met during the trial.
New Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh
The Southern Coast Railway zone would comprise of existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the South Central Railway and the South Central Railway will then consist of the Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions.