Thane creek Flamingo Santuary; Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana; Poverty Line; 2nd Edition of Asia LPG Summit; World LPG Association (WLPGA); Safe City project; Sentinelese Tribe; Jarawa Tribe; What is Magnetic North Pole? World Magnetic Model (WMM); Indian Banking Association (IBA); Kisan Credit Card Scheme; GSAT- 31; Sanjay Gandhi National Park; Kanheri caves; Akademi Puraskar; Sangeet Natak Akademi; Siamese fighting fish; Surajkund International Crafts Mela; Central African Republic; UNSC resolution 2454; etc.
Guru Padmasambhava; The President’s address to both Houses of Parliament; Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade; Swadesh Darshan Scheme; What is a Tourist Circuit? Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); Dandi Salt March; International conference on Guru Padmasambhava; What is Polar Vortex? Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery; Lithium-ion cell technology; Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC); Gaganyaan mission; Carnot Prize 2018; etc.
What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? ‘DigiYatra’- A New Digital Experience for Air Travellers; Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018; ‘Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna’; National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme; Meghalaya Milk Mission and First Meghalaya Bull Fair; National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC); Domestic Council for Gold; What are naturalised exotic or alien species? What is Arsenic Contamination? Arsenic Contamination in India; National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II); Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century; etc.
‘Meghalayan Age’; What is a no-confidence motion? Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018; Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013; ‘Padhe Bharat- Badhe Bharat’; Samagra Shiksha scheme; Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP); “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan”; Forest Interventions in Ganga (FIG); National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG); Middle Holocene Northgrippian Age; Early Holocene Greenlandian Age; International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); Nelson Mandela International Day 2018; National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP); New design of 100-rupee banknote; RANI KI VAV; etc.
What is ‘Social Media Hub’? Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018; Guidelines for regulating the school fee hike; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); Task force on ways to reduce import; Purvanchal Expressway project; What is Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Model? Century’s longest Lunar Eclipse; What is a Lunar eclipse? Blood Moon or Copper Moon; What is Blue Moon? What is Super Moon? MeerKAT radio telescope; Square Kilometre Array (SKA) instrument; Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition; Dharohar Bhawan; Ban on photography at protected monuments lifted; etc.
Einstein’s general theory of relativity; Simultaneous elections; Law Commission of India; What is formalin? What are currency derivatives? Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX); National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG); 17th World Sanskrit Conference; International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS); Aphelion Day; Strong Equivalence Principle; Embryo implantation; OVGP1 protein; NASA’s Kepler Mission; What are exoplanets? NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts programme; Project RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata); 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.
‘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.
Blood Moon or Copper Moon; Blue Moon; What is Super Moon? Government e-Marketplace (GeM) initiative; GeM 3.0; Global Democracy Index (GDI); Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP); Second Rural Connectivity Investment Progra; Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY); Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara; Lunar eclipse; LiFi Technology; Neknampur Lake; etc.
Mass cull of coral-eating starfish to save Great Barrier Reef; National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC); National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF); Surat emerges as leading ‘solar smart city’ in country; Akshay Urja; First International Dam Safety Conference; Dam Health and Rehabilitation Monitoring Application (DHARMA); Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP); Super-continent Nuna; Parker Solar Probe; First Ladies Awards; Agriculture Ministers’ Conference; Rocket Lab; etc.
Flamingo Festival; Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary; Pulicat Lake; Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara; Medaram; The battle of Bhima-Koregaon; Ozone layer; UV-B and UV-A radiation; Ozone hole; Chlorofluorocarbons; Antimicrobial resistance or Superbugs; National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Food poisoning; Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP); Film and Television Institute of India (FTII); Mankidia; Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG); Simlipal National park; What is Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT)? 8th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE); ‘Green’ crackers; Solar city initiative; etc.
Zojila pass tunnel; What are Electoral bonds? National Security Advisor (NSA); National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017; NABARD; Typbar TCV; Typhoid; What is GAVI? Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY); Swine Flu; Zojila pass; China’s Environmental Protection Tax Law; Indo-Myanmar agreement on land border crossing; Jangalmahal Utsab festival; What is Bomb Cyclone? etc.
What is H-1B visa? GI tag for Nilambur teak; Telecom Interconnection Regulations 2018; Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Allied and Healthcare Professional (APH) Database portal; IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list; China’s underwater surveillance networks; What is National Knowledge Network (NKN)? Barak 8; What is precision-guided munition? ‘Perihelion’: Earth closest to sun; ‘Aphelion’; World’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique; International Space Station (ISS); Chang’e 4 project; etc.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway; ASEAN; Injupani Bridge; Deopani/Eze Bridge; Border Roads Organisation (BRO); India and “2+2” dialogues; India-Australia bilateral relations; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); FAME India scheme; National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020; Special courts to try politicians; World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC); ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report; United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA); etc.
Melbourne named ‘World’s Most Liveable City’; National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA); Price cap on knee implants; Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh” (MUSK); What is strategic disinvestment? DIPAM; Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF); Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY); North Koel Reservoir Project; North Koel River; UJALA scheme; Ecosystem Service Improvement Project; Global Environment Facility (GEF); National Mission for Green India; New tectonic plate – ‘Malpelo plate’; MoU between India and Sweden on IPRs; 2017 Global Liveability Report; etc.