GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
NASA1st high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock
International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about religious intolerance, and violence and discrimination against anyone based on their religion or belief.
1st World Youth Conference on Kindness held in New Delhi
FEDOR: Russia launches its 1st humanoid robot in space
About Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)
Launched by NITI Aayog in 2018 as an important tool to assess & improve the performance of States/ UTs in efficient management of water resources. It is 1st ever attempt at of creating pan-India set of metrics that measured different dimensions of water management and use across the lifecycle of water.(2019 - Gujrat tops).
PV Sindhu became 1st Indian to win gold
7 new species of insects that can walk on water discovered
Russia launches world’s 1st floating nuclear reactor
Nepal, India launch Kathmandu-Siliguri bus service
The Kathmandu-Kakarbhitta-Siliguri bus service will operate on a daily basis, according to the bus operators. A bus service was launched on Monday between Kathmandu and Siliguri, the 10th bus service between Nepal and India.
IAF’s Shalija Dhami India’s 1st female flight commander
World’s first facial biometric data-based ID for seafarers
In a move to boost employment in the coastal shipping sector, India has become the first country in the world to issue a Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) to its seafarers.
India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary
Peacock Parachute Spider Rare tarantula sighted for 1st time
India win gold 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship
Chardham Highway project: 4 holy places in Uttarakhand
Tourists visiting four pilgrim-destinations in Uttarakhand popularly known as ‘Char Dham’ will soon have the convenience of all-weather roads connecting these places. The Supreme Court has modified the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order and cleared the decks for construction of over 880-km all-weather roads under the Chardham highway project.
Two new species of Freshwater Fish found
1st Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology Gujarat
India gets its first national essential diagnostics list
India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic device (IVD).
1st glacier lost to climate change
India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide
19 August: World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. On World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour the work of women in crises throughout the world.
1st high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock
The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — has spent the past 4 years using high-resolution instruments to see what no other spacecraft can. Recently, MMS made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock. These shocks, made of particles and electromagnetic waves, are launched by the Sun.
DRDO transfers design of Mobile Metallic Ramp to Indian Army
8 August: 77th anniversary of Quit India movement
United States has designated China a “currency manipulator”, after country’s central bank allowed Yuan (Chinese Currency) to fall against dollar. This move could escalate tense trade relations between two nations.
RACE: Rajasthan’s New Higher Education Model
State govt of Rajasthan has launched a new higher education model titled- Resource Assistance for Colleges with Excellence. For distribution of faculties & movable assets among govt colleges at district level. Model will create a pool for sharing of facilities which will benefit colleges that lack infrastructure.
7 August: National Handloom Day
Rajasthan Assembly passes Anti-Lynching Bill
Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajasthan Assembly by a voice vote. Bill was introduced by Shanti Dhariwal Parliamentary Affairs Minister in State Assembly on 30 July 2019. With passage of Anti-Lynching Bill Rajasthan has become 2nd Stateafter Manipur to have a dedicated legislation that criminalises mob lynching as a special offence.
Vinesh Phogat:Gold in 53kg Open Wrestling Tournament
Machail Mata Yatra
After the suspension of annual Amarnath Yatra, ‘Machail Mata Yatra’ in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was suspended due to security reasons. Concerned authorities have asked people not to start yatra and those on way to leave and go back. Yatra started on 25 July and was scheduled to end on 5 September.
QRSAM: successfully test-fired by DRDO
Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two back-to-back flight tests of its state of the art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha. The test was conducted against live aerial targets.
Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award
India to conduct 1st National Time Release
Dept of Revenue, under Union Ministry of Finance, is conducting India’s 1st National Time Release Study for enabling faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders. TRS is an internationally recognized tool advocated by Brussels based World Customs Organization to measure efficiency and effectiveness of international trade flows.
Papua New Guinea highest number of living
J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 passed in Rajya Sabha
The Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on 5 August 2019 and passed in Lok Sabha on 6 August 2019. The Bill proposes to reorganise the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, one to be called Jammu and Kashmir, and the other Ladakh.
First 3-D Smart Traffic Signal by Chitkara University
In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Mohali traffic police have launched 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of Chitkara University Incubated Start-up. The wireless system, called 'Intelights', has been installed at the traffic crossing near Quark City on Airport Road.
GJ 357 d: NASA’s TESS discovers 1st nearby super-earth
India’s 1st large-scale trial of two new TB vaccines
ICMR has launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines, a report in the IE has indicated. This is the first time a large preventive TB vaccine trial involving more than 12,000 healthy household contacts of newly diagnosed TB patients from across six states of India are set to be enrolled.
Maharastra: digital fingerprint &iris scanning system
Maharashtra became the first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system to aid police investigations. The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) adopted by the Maharashtra Police will soon be replicated across the country.
India to conduct 1st National Time Release Study
ISRO institutes Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has instituted two categories of awards in journalism- Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research. These awards were instituted as part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme.
Manipur tops in Breastfeeding, Infant & Young Child Feeding
The report card on Breastfeeding was released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister. Union Heath Minister also appealed influential personality on social media to spread message of benefits of breastfeeding to masses.
9 August:Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
10 August: World Biofuel Day
Every year 10 August is observed as World Biofuel Day with aim to create awareness about importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. It is being observed by Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.
Jordan: Underwater Museum Of Military Vehicles unveiled
1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters reaches India
1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack helicopters arrived at Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The 1st batch consists of 4 out of 22 choppers ordered by India from United States. AH-64E Apache the world’s most advanced Multi-Role Combat Helicopter.
29 July: International Tiger Day (Global Tiger Day)
Sudarsan Pattnaik wins People’s Choice Award in U.S
Renowned Indian sand artist and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has won People’s Choice Award at a prestigious sand sculpting festival in United States (US). He was among top 15 sand artists selected from all over world to participate in 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston.
Uttarakhand holds 1st Himalayan conclave
‘Odisha Rasagola’ gets GI Tag
After years of controversy around sweet, Rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag in GI Registry from Registrar of Geographical Indication. Both Odisha and West Bengal have been contesting origin of rasagola and West Bengal had got GI for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ in 2017.
Shawala Teja Singh temple in Pakistan opened after 72 Years
Almost 1,000-year-old Shawala Teja Singh Temple located in Sialkot city of Pakistan, which was sealed for last 72 years, has been re-opened for devotees for the 1st time since partition.Decision to reopen temple was issued by Paksitan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
IAF’s Tarun Chaudhri:1st pilot to do Wingsuit Skydive Jump
Julu 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
United Nations (UN) observed World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promote and protect their rights. The theme for this year was ‘Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action’.
TOI 270: NASA’s TESS discovers
1st time after Partition, Nagar Kirtan arrives from Pakistan
For 1st time after Independence (1947), ‘Nagar Kirtan’ carrying Guru Granth Sahib which was taken out from Nankana Sahib district of Punjab province of Pakistan, arrived at Attari in Amritsar, India. Nagar Kirtan is a religious procession.