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.
India-Iran DTAA; e- office programme; 5th Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS); World Consumers Rights Day; AYUSH Drug QOL-2C for Cancer Patients; Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS); What is Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)? BEPS Project; Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA); India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO); What are neutrinos? Carbonaceous chondrites; Bidya Devi Bhandari; etc.
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.
India-France agreement; ‘I – Metros’; Restructuring of Deferred Payment Liabilities of TSPs for spectrum; Revision of limits of cap for spectrum holding; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme; ‘SUVIDHA’ – Rs. 2.50, 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin; Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP); Women Entrepreneurship Platform; in-situ management of crop residue; Swachh Shakti 2018; Hellenic Republic; Newly-found ‘super-deep diamond’- Calcium silicate perovskite; Rydberg polarons; Udyam Sakhi Portal; etc.
Air-Breathing Electric Thruster (ABET); Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017; Know India Programme (KIP); National Strategy for Standardisation; Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP); Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL); National E- Mobility Programme; #YesIBleed Campaign; “monetary equivalent”; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; Solar shadow-shield; 8th March: International Women’s Day 2018; “Wings India 2018”; 2018 Pritzker prize; 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.
Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS); National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA); Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018; What are Invasive Alien Species (IAS)? National list of Invasive Alien Species (IAS); CEBPOL; National Biodiversity Authority (NBA); Rock phosphate; Potassium; Muriate of Potash (MOP); Jordan; Phirangipuram; Paschim Leher (XPL-18); World’s largest solar park Shakti Sthala; 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.
Arctic Seed Vault; 21st National Conference on e-Governance; What is e governance? Swajal Yojana; India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC); National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC); Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF); National Science Day 2018; What is Raman Effect? SVALBARD GLOBAL SEED VAULT; India’s seed vault; India’s MILAN 2018; 4G network on moon; 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.
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.