GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Mauritania holds election for 1st time in 60yrs
Mauritania, a country in Northwest Africa went to polls for the first time since the African nation gained independence from France nearly 60 years ago. Following the independence the country have mostly been ruled Non-elected military governments.
India women’s Rugby team record 1st-ever International win
Saudi Arabia: 1st Arab country to get full FATF membership
Saudi Arabia has become 1st Arab country to be granted full membership of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following FATF’s Annual General Meeting held in Orlando, Florida in United States (US).
NASA’s Mars Rover detects High Levels of Methane
NASA, an independent federal agency of United States has found the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission on Red Planet (Mars). 1 ppbv means that if we take a volume of air on Mars then 1 billionth of volume of air is methane.
LESA: ESA tests device to rescue injured astronauts
25 June: International Day of Seafarer observed
IMO celebrated the Day of the Seafarer 2019 with Campaign– I Am On Board with gender equality. Just like previous years, the campaign was centred on on social media with hashtag: # IAmOnBoard.
Govt to launch Universal Smart Card Driving License
Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences so as to follow a standardised format nationwide. SARATHI has a unique feature to identify duplicate records in real time online basis and can also access information about challans.
‘goAML’ launched by UAE
It was established in 1968 following the intelligence failures of India-China and India-Pakistan wars. It is headquartered in New Delhi.It is under the direct command of Prime Minister and reports on administrative basis to the Cabinet Secretary of India, who in turn reports to the PM. Samanat Goel appointed as RAW Chief.
26 June:Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
To raise awareness against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting the resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.
Raavana-1: Sri Lanka’s 1st satellite successfully launched
Joy Harjo is first Native American named U.S. poet laureate
“This country is in need of deep healing. We’re in a transformational moment in national history and Earth history, so whichever way we move is going to absolutely define us”Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.
World’s Highest Weather Stations installed on Mt Everest
India to have its own Space Station
K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently announced that the country is planning to launch its own space station and modalities for it will be worked out after Gaganyaan Mission (India’s maiden manned mission to space).
17 June World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1
In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings Naomi Osaka of Japan’s and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue to be as World Number 1.
18 June: Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed
Gastronomy refers to the study of relationship between food and culture and the commitment to sustainability implies responsibility for production and consumption of food.
Facebook’s Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’
Govt restores ration in kind provision to military officers
DMRC: India’s 1st project Power from Waste-to-Energy
SriLankan named world's most punctual airline
june 7: 1st World Food Safety Day observed
Theme- ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’. It was first ever World Food Safety Day. The WFS day was facilitated by World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations (UN).
China launches Space Rocket from Yellow Sea for 1st time
China launched a space rocket named “Long March 11” from a mobile launch platform in Yellow Sea off Shandong province (China) for the first time. With this China became 3rd nation following the U.S. and Russia to successfully demonstrate ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform.
Maldives conferred Country’s highest honour on PM Modi
India & Portugal to set up National Maritime Heritage Museum
India and Portugal will cooperate in setting up of a national maritime heritage museum at ancient Indian site of Lothal in Gujarat. Lothal (literally means the mound of dead) was one of port cities of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization).
Chaukhandi Stupa: Monument of National Importance
According to a notification issued by Union Ministry of Culture, Chaukhandi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist site located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been declared as ‘protected area of national importance’ by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts
Leader of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament)
A Leader of House is a Rajya Sabha member who either holds a rank of cabinet minister or another nominated minister. The Leader has a seat next to ex-officio Chairperson of Rajya Sabha (the Vice President of India), in the front row. The term Leader of the House has been defined in Rule 2(1) of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajya Sabha.
Quote of the week
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself -- George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.
31 May: World No Tobacco Day observed
Theme for year 2019 was ‘tobacco and lung health. The annual campaign seeks to create awareness about harmful and deadly effects of tobacco consumption and second-hand (passive) smoke exposure on on human health and also to discourage tobacco consumption in any form.
Puerto Williams: World’s Southernmost City
Puerto Williams in Chile has become world’s southernmost city after its status upgraded from hamlet to city. It took over the title from Ushuaia in Argentina which was world’s southernmost city till recently. It is the main settlement, port and naval base on Navarino Island in Chile.
Fight Lt. Mohana Singh: First Woman Pilot to fly Hawk Jet
1st Indian fund house: WhatsApp transaction platform
Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (AMC) has launched its WhatsApp transaction platform for new as well as existing investors. It is the first of its kind initiative by any fund house in India to do mutual fund transactions through the popular cross-platform messaging app.
Ivo Karlovic: Oldest Man to win a match at French Open
India’s first 'Blockchain District'
The Telangana government has decided to set up the India’s first ‘Blockchain district’ in Hyderabad to create an ecosystem for all the start-ups and institutes working in the space. Though the Blockchain technology encompasses all domains, the district would focus on banking, financial services and insurance.
Nine Dots Prize
29 May: International Everest Day observed
The day is celebrated with processions, memorial events, and special events in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Everest region. The day is observed every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 undertaken by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal who became first humans to achieve the feat.
Binny: India’s only Orangutan dies
New Wasp species identified in Goa
Pramila Bisoi, self-help group leader,first-time MP
Pramila Bisoi: 70, self-help group leader, and first-time MP from Odisha. This down-to-earth self-help group activist from Cheramaria village in Ganjam district won the Aska Lok Sabha seat on a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket with a comfortable margin of over two lakh votes.
PM Narendra Modi, 57 Ministers take oath of office and secrecy at glittering event.
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