World Happiness Index 2018; Definition of child care institution; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC); Urea Subsidy Scheme; New Urea Policy, 2015; Neem Coated Urea; LaQshya program; Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action; Prioritises LEAD – INCREASE – ENABLE – SUPPLEMENT; WHO’s South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO); World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition Index (ETI); 8th Theatre Olympic; Escherichia coli (E. coli); Antibiotic resistance; 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.
GM Soybean; Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI); IMPRINT-II; Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India Programme; Airports Council International (ACI); Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards; Sukhad Yatra App; Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Sinhalese; What is Gulf Bridge International (GBI)? Hispasat Satellite; Falcon 9 rocket; SpaceX; M777 Ultralight Howitzers; etc.
Subhash Garg Panel; Special Category State (SCS) status and Special Status; State Co-operative Election Authority (SCEA); Constitution 97th Amendment Act; What is FinTech? What is HeliTaxi? Marshall Islands; Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of World Trade Organization (WTO); 6th edition of India by the Nile festival; Egypt; ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’; Maha Upanishad; CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN); Saposhi; India remains 12th largest Foreign Holder of US Govt Securities; Scotland; etc.
Indo-Vietnam nuclear cooperation; India’s falling sex ratio; What is sex ratio at birth (SRB)? Rationalisation of overseas operations of PSBs; March 3: World Wildlife Day; Big cats; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP); Indo- Myanmar border pact; What is an H-4 Visa? Silver copper telluride (AgCuTe); Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas programme; ‘Namaste Shalom’; DEFEXPO India 2018; Pakistan elects its first Dalit woman Senator; Navjot Kaur; etc.
‘Supercolony’ of penguins; ‘Nirbhaya Fund’; Social security scheme for 50 crore workers; What is Diabetes? Revised classification for diabetes; APA scheme; Location of the Danger Islands; The ‘Global Status Report 2017; EMC’s energy-positive campus; Rooppur nuclear power plant; Controversy over Kuthiyottam ritual; What is Bomb Cyclone? Hurricanes vs. cyclones vs. typhoons; ‘Arunachal Express’; 1 March: Zero Discrimination Day; UNAIDS; 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.
One-horned rhinoceros; Blue coloured ‘Bal Aadhaar’; Prison reforms; National Legal Services Authority (NALSA); What is the GOBAR-Dhan Yojana? Pesticide Management Bill, 2008; What is viral load testing? RISE scheme; Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA); National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC); Sagarmala programme; Assam will mark September 22 as Rhino Day; Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA); IORA Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (IORA RCSTT); Inclusive Internet Index 2018; Amma two-wheeler Scheme; SRIJAN (Station Rejuvenation through Joint ActioN); Financial Action Task Force; 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.
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.
What is Kambala? Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2017; What is the concept of prior sanction? Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC); Privatising public sector banks; World Information Technology Congress 2018; World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA); More than 40 Indian languages will soon be extinct; Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses; etc.
8th edition of Theatre Olympics; Geotagging; Draft Compensatory Afforestation Fund rules; ‘Watan ko Jano’ programme; What is hyperloop transportation system? Northeast Venture Fund; National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Iran-India Chabahar Deal; Iran; Tuidimjang dam; Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT); National School of Drama (NSD); Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018; Shotover K1 Camera System; NASA’s Kepler Mission; What are exoplanets? National Banana Festival 2018; ‘Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana’; etc.
UMANG App; The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990; Prasar Bharati; Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP); Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); The ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ scheme; Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB); What is FAME India scheme? Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship Programme; What is Medium-term note (MTN)? Voting in the UN General Assembly; “Jatan” and “Darshak”; Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC); India’s first radio festival; International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT); India Pharma 2018 and India Medical Device 2018; ‘Paschim Lehar’; etc.
International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq; Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM); Atal Bhujal Yojana; What is Anti-dumping duty? Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD); Indira Gandhi Canal; Mercury and Minamata convention; What is permafrost? Bengaluru 2nd city most likely to run out of water: Report; What is Cape Town experience? Super Straw Management System; ‘Waste decomposer’ solution; WFIRST (the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope); ESPRESSO (Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations); 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.