GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Important days of September
September 22: World Rhino Day celebrated | Daughter’s Day celebrated
September 23: International Day of Sign Languages observed
September 27: World Tourism Day
Last Thursday of September celebrated as World Maritime Day
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India
Howdy Modi event held in Houston, Texas
The "Howdy, Modi!" event on Sunday at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium in Houston was the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the United States. Addressed close to 50,000 Indian-Americans
First Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism
What is Private Security Agency Licensing Portal?
‘Private Security Agency Licensing Portal’ will help private agencies in police verification of security guards, expand their business across the country apart from providing other facilities.
First India-Caribbean Summit – 2019
Prime Minister Modi met the leaders of the Caribbean Community on 25th September, 2019, in New York. The meeting focused on fighting climate change and increasing India’s participation in the grouping At the meeting, PM Modi announced 14 million USD grant for community development projects in the region.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019
President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019, for outstanding contributions in science and technology at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The awards were presented on the occasion of the 78th Foundation Day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Arunachal yields a new frog species
Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
Manasi Joshi is an Indian Para-Badminton athlete who is currently World No. 2 in SL3 Singles. She was six when she started playing badminton with her father, a retired scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. An engineer by qualification, she completed her graduation in Electronics Engineering
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Hyderabad-Karnataka region Renamed ‘Kalyana Karnataka’
Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa made the official proclamation to rename the region as Kalyana Karnataka. The Hyderabad Karnataka region comprises six north-eastern districts of Karnataka: Bidar, Kalaburagi, Koppal, Ballari, Yadgir and Raichur.
Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo
UK returns ‘stolen’ 12th century Buddha statue 57 years
Accessible India Campaign
Accessible India Campaign also known as Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, was launched by PM Modi on 3 December 2015, on the occasion of International Day of of People with Disabilities (PwD). It was launched as a nation-wide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for PwDs.
1st World Patient Safety Day observed by WHO on September 17
This day launched by WHO as global campaign ‘Medication without Harm’. It aims to create awareness around patient safety and urge people to show commitment to making healthcare safer. The theme for World Patient Safety Day 2019 is ‘Patient Safety: a global health priority’ and slogan is ‘Speak up for patient safety’.
Rajnath Singh becomes 1st Defence Minister to fly LCA Tejas
Riley B. King
At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world
India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations, which said the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million.
A Nobel museum in Mohali
A 3-day event by the Nobel Prize organisation that travelled to 3 cities including Mohali and Ludhiana ended last week in New Delhi, after Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi visited St.Thomas School in the city, to interact with middle school students, largely delivering what Laura Sprechmann, called an “inspirational” talk.
Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree gets GI tag
The lock is known throughout the world for its superior quality and durability while the cotton saree is characterised by large contrast borders. Two well-known products from Tamil Nadu — Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree — have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by The Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.
September: celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’
This year the theme is Complementary Feeding. Prime Minister's Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment - POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.
Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet
Hans Christian Gram
India’s longest electrified train tunnel inaugurated in AP
Andhra Pradesh gets India's longest electrified rail tunnel. Key features. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated India's longest electrified rail tunnel. Situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations of Andhra Pradesh, the 6.6-km long tunnel is a part of the Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam railway line.
1st-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar
India’s First Garbage Café to open in Chhattisgarh
The country's first garbage cafe has been launched here in Chhattisgarh. Under this, the Municipal Corporation will provide food to the poor and homeless in lieu of plastic waste. Ambikapur, which has been selected as the second cleanest city after Indore, plans to use the plastic for construction of roads.
Chandrayaan 2 orbiter ‘sights’ Vikram lander on moon
Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, after Chandrayaan-1. It consists of a lunar orbiter, the Vikram lander, and the Pragyan lunar rover, all of which were developed in India.
Cryodrakon boreas, the largest flying animal
Stolen Nataraja idol back to Tamil Nadu after 37 years
Garvi Gujarat: 2nd state bhawan of Gujarat
AUMX: 1st ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise begins
Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. This is a first for the U.S. to work with ASEAN as a whole, said Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific / Task Force 73, which oversees theater security cooperation for the U.S. Navy in Southeast Asia.
Vaishno Devi shrine: country’s Best Swachh Iconic Place
The shrine has been adjudged on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation. Several initiatives were taken in the last few years to ensure the cleanliness of the entire Shrine area.
Ashok Leylands HD trucks: 1st to get BS-VI certification
1st National Conference on Cyber Crime
The two-day conference covers one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications. In his inaugural address, Director CBI, Rishi Kumar Shukla stressed the need to create capacity building and creation of a pool of competent investigators, digital forensic analysts.
1st ever Mobile Science Exhibition flagged off in Leh
5 September: International Day of Charity observed
The International Day of Charity officially was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012. Also, this day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011 with the support of the Hungarian parliament and Government.
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan becomes the youngest Test captain
Rashid Khan becomes youngest ever Test captain. Chittagong, Bangladesh: Ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh which got underway here on Thursday, has became the youngest player ever to lead a Test side.