GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
All lanes at toll plazas to be FASTag lanes from 1st Dec
Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to declare all lanes in all toll fee plazas on National Highways across country as dedicated ‘FASTag lanes‘ from 1 December 2019. FASTag: It is an electronic toll connection device which is installed in vehicle.
Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully: GSLV MkIII-M1
Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2019: Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee
23 July: National Broadcasting Day
It is on 23 July in 1927, the 1st ever radio broadcast in country went on the air from Bombay Station under a private company called the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC). Thereby since 1927 radio has been an important part in people’s life in India.
Bangladesh develops plastic alternative from jute
Vande Bharat Express completes trial run
RIL becomes highest-ranked Indian company
Scaly-Foot Snail: 1st ever Species Endangered
A rare snail species called ‘Scaly-Foot Snail’ found at only three spots on Indian Ocean floor near Madagascar has become the 1st species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining.
Priti Patel: Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary
26 million year old Species of Vine Snake: Western Ghats
Team of researchers, from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru while attempting to study and classify snakes in Western Ghats discovered Proahaetulla antiqua, a new vine snake species. This is an ancient species which is endemic to southern Western Ghats is thought to have evolved around 26 million years ago during the mid-Oligocene.
14 July: French Bastille Day celebrated
It is commemorated the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille during French Revolution on 14 July 1789. The Day celebrates storming of Bastille in Paris, which signaled start of French Revolution and became an important symbol for French Republican movement.
Extinct bird had an extra-long toe
Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon
An estimated one million people gathered on the beaches of central Florida to witness first-hand the launch of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the Moon aboard the Apollo 11 mission.
India is home to 1,256 species of orchid 1st survey
According to the first comprehensive census of orchids of India titled ‘Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide’, India is home to 1,256. species of orchid. The census containing photographs of 775 species is published recently by the Botanical Survey of India.
Alan Turing: U.K.’s new £50 bank note
World Youth Skills Day 15 July
UNESCO’s theme for WYSD 2019 is- Learning to learn for life and work. The day 15 July 2019 also marks 4th anniversary of National Skill Development Mission also known as Skill India Mission which was launched on 15 July in 2015.
Madhya Pradesh: 1st international flight
India secures top: Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship
Palau: 76th nation to join International Solar Alliance
Palau, an archipelago of more than 500 islands in Oceania, has become 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The agreement was opened for signature during COP22 (22nd Conference of the Parties) at Marrakech, Morocco on 15 November 2016.
FC is constituted by President under Article 280 of Constitution of India. It is constituted to give recommendations on distribution of tax revenues between Union and the States and amongst States themselves.
SCR commissions Longest Electrified Railway Tunnel in India
1st-ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair
The First Ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It scheduled from 11th till 13th October 2019. It is a unique initiative for taking farmers, artisans & other members of cooperatives directly to global trade arena.
1st model village built with Indian assistance
DRDO carried out 3 successful test firings of Nag missiles during both day and night in Pokhran firing ranges. It is a 3rd generation anti-tank guided missile, which has top attack capabilities that can effectively engage and destroy all known enemy tanks during day and also in night.
Gully Boy’ wins NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film
UNESCO World Heritage list
The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, made an official entry into UNESCO. Italy’s hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, which is home to world-famous sparkling wine Prosecco, were added by UNESCO to World Heritage list.
NE Frontier Railway’s Plan Bee:Best Innovation Award
A unique strategy adopted by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) called ‘Plan Bee’ to keep wild elephants away from train tracks has won the ‘Best Innovation Award’ in Indian Railways for the 2018-19 fiscal.
Green tax or environmental tax
This tax imposed on environmental pollutants or on goods whose repeated use contributes to pollution. The state government has decided to impose the tax to limit the number of old vehicles in the city, thereby curbing air pollution.
Connaught: 9th most expensive office location in World
As per property consultant CPRE’s annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey, New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is 9th most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of nearly $144 per sq. ft. CP retained its 9th position from last year.
11 July: World Population Day observed
Its observance is aimed to shift focus towards urgency and significance of issues related to population. The World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989.
Dutee Chand: 1st Indian sprinter to win Gold in the 100m
Aparna Kumar 1st IPS Officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge
1 July: GST Day
This year marks the 2nd anniversary of implementation of historic tax reform of Goods & Services Tax.First GST Day was celebrated on 1 July 2018, as to mark the first anniversary of new indirect tax regime i.e. Goods and Services Tax (GST).
30 June: International Day of Parliamentarism
SDG Dashboard launched by Statistics Ministry
Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) launched India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. It was launched on occasion of National Statistics Day (on June 29) which marks birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis.
Donald Trump becomes 1st president to enter North Korea
United States President Donald Trump became 1st sitting US president to set foot in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea) when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea.
Tamil yeoman: now Tamil Nadu’s State Butterfly
WBC Asia: Indian Pro Boxer Vaibhav Yadav wins
Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav became World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia silver Welterweight Champion after winning the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand.
New Zealand bans Single-Use Plastic shopping bags
EME Sailing Association
EMESA was formed in 1964. It has produced a number of medal winners both at National and International level. In year 1986 LCAI was founded with a view to promote sailing in India. Since then, event has been conducted continuously for last 33 years and is popularly known as “Hyderabad Sailing week”.
UIDAI operationalizes 1st Aadhaar Seva Kendra
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has operationalized 1st ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ (ASKs) in Delhi and Vijayawada. The new centres are functioning on a pilot basis and have set in motion UIDAI’s ambitious plan to set up 114 such centers by the end of 2019.