Philippines withdraws from ICC; What is 80:20 gold scheme? International Criminal Court (ICC); What is the Rome Statute? The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Newton Bhabha Fund; Arsenic Contamination; 2017 Kochon Prize; Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); The Delhi End TB Summit; World Hindi Secretariat (WHS); C-17 Globemaster; International Air Transport Association (IATA); Wings India 2018; Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation; Tel Aviv; etc.
HT-cotton; Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal; Mahanadi water dispute; Mahanadi river; Major Port Authorities Bill; National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies; Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM); What is #CleanSeas campaign? India emerges as world’s largest importer of arms; MILES-18: First ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea; What are Geomagnetic Storms? ultra-rare Ice-VII; Gallium; Gallenene; Country’s ‘tallest’ flag unfurled in Belagavi; Deodhar Trophy 2018; etc.
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP); National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB); Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd; European Investment Bank (EIB); What is Letters of undertaking (LoU)? India, France sign military logistics support deal; First ever Indo-French Knowledge Summit; India’s first coastal policing academy; Samvedna 2018; ITB–Berlin World Tourist Meet; National Legislators Conference; Kinzhal missile System; Sultan Azlan Shah Cup; etc.
First ever ‘crime-free zone’; State flag for Karnataka; Rajasthan Bill to give death penalty for child rape; Passive Euthanasia legalised; Active Euthanasia; Right to Die; WHO launches plan for cheaper TB drugs; Diu becomes the first and only Union Territory to be 100% solar energy efficient; International Solar Alliance; Vaterite, a rare mineral; etc.
Mega Food Parks Scheme; Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018; Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP); Income Tax Appellate Tribunal; 28th February: Rare Disease Day; Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services; National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED); “Lamitye” 2018; Location of Seychelles; Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag; National Sizing Survey; Dr Harsh Vardhan App; India’s ‘Doing Business’ Ranking; etc.
20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers; Who is a fugitive economic offender? Highway liquor ban; Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI); GANHRI accreditation system; GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA); Paris Principles; National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); Shram Awards; SWIFT (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System platform); Drypetes kalamii: New plant species from West Bengal; Buxa National Park; Buxa Tiger Reserve; Jaldapara National Park; International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018; What is Mission Innovation (MI)? What is Biofuture Platform? MILAN 2018; Rustom-2 UAV; etc.
TAPI gas pipeline project; Heavy Water Board (HWB); What is Heavy Water? Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs; What is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)? Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Programme; Kaleshwaram irrigation project; H-1B visa rules; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Andijan Region of Uzbekistan; ASEAN India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF); ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile; Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM); Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme; First woman fighter pilot to fly fighter jet; 5th International Data Science Summit;BMP-2 and -2K combat vehicles; C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers; etc.
Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018; What are Electoral bonds? Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) for NER; Global Corruption Perception Index 2017; ‘One district, one product’ scheme; Financial Action Task Force (FATF); National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC); Critical information infrastructure; Khajuraho Temples; What is super critical carbon dioxide? National Integration Tours; First fully women operated non-suburban station; Cora – AI-powered ‘digital human’; etc.
Mass nesting of olive ridleys; Enforcement Directorate (ED); Bagori Ganga Gram project; New Swajal Project; Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Places; private commercial mining in coal; N Gopalaswami committee; Scheme of Institutions of Eminence; Olive Ridley sea turtle; Gharimatha Marine Sanctuary: India’s aid to Tonga; India-UN Development Partnership Fund; Prithvi-II missile; What is Blockchain technology? YH Malegam committee; etc.
What is Operation greens? “NITI Forum for Northeast”; Mahanadi water dispute; Mahanadi river; National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF); Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC); Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel; Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna; India to host World Environment Day 2018; Morocco; Water Quality Research Programme; Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment Programme; Medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile; 21st February: International Mother Language Day; National Agriculture Market (NAM); SARAS PT1N; etc.
A new class of antibiotics called malacidins; Cauvery Water Dispute; Cauvery river; 57th Meeting of the Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB); Geological Survey of India (GSI); Botanical Survey of India (BSI); World Sustainable Development Summit 2018; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); What is CCTNS project? What is Antimicrobial resistance or Superbugs? National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Asia’s first large scale CO2-injected project; etc.
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017; LPG Panchayat scheme; Dastak Campaign; What is Japanese Encephalitis? Medical Council of India (MCI); International Conference on Unani Medicine; Unani Day; Who is Hakim Ajmal Khan? Unani system of medicine in India; NTPC Ltd; Farm loan waiver; Merger of PSU non-life insurers; Jogighopa; Chicken’s Neck; UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); United Nations Peacekeeping; South Sudan; Defence Acquisition Council (DAC); ‘Progress 69’; etc.
Separate Flag for Karnataka; Competition Commission of India; Competition Act, 2002; Times Higher Education Asia 2018 rankings; Discovered Small field Round II; What is Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR)? Base rate regime Vs. MCLR; Rhododendron park; Rhododendron; Nature Interpretation Centre (NIC); India-China DTAA; Maldives political crisis; Maldives; Vinay Sheel Oberoi committee; Kailash Manasarovar Yatra; Mansarovar Lake; Nathu La pass; Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket; SpaceX; Haryana tops in ‘Khelo India’ School Games; etc.
Mahamastakabhisheka; Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN); Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh (JSK); Amendments to the “Motion of Thanks”; Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana; New criteria for classifying MSMEs; MSP for Copra; Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP); What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? India-Australia MoUs for Secondment Programme; Recommendation No.- 205; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Minamata Convention on Mercury; Mercury pollution; Prithvi-II; Lord Bahubali; Gommateshwara statue; Shravanabelagola; Village Resource Centres program; “Pay as you use” tolling; etc.
Agni-1 Missile; Startup States and UTs Ranking Framework; Startup India Compendium of Good Practises; Startup India Kit; Google collaborates with NCERT to launch ‘Digital Citizenship’ course in India; Development of Solar Cities scheme; What is Inverted duty structure? 6th World Government Summit (WGS); ‘#SecurityCheckKiya’ campaign; etc.
Ayushman Bharat programme; National Health Protection Scheme; Health and Wellness Centre; Amendments to Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002; BharatNet phase II; Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF); Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE); Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA); Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS); Unified Regulator for International Financial Services Centre (IFSC); Ashgabat Agreement; New tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh; Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman; Magahi language; i3MS web-based software; Geospatial World Excellence Awards; Khelo India School Games; Ghodazari; etc.