Raisina Dialogue 2018; Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; World Energy and Environment Council (WEEC); What is Deep Brain Stimulator? What is Tourette syndrome? Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN); Haj subsidy; Simplification of Make II procedure; Defence Acquisition Council (DAC); Energy Globe World Award 2017; World’s biggest air purifier; Rajasthan’s first oil refinery at Barmer; etc.
65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE); India International Exchange (India INX); Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC); What are Green Bonds? Passenger protocol; BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA); SASEC Programme; What is National Knowledge Network (NKN)? Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’; Purandara Dasa; The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH); Mahanadi river; ‘IPrism’ competition; Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM); UN Youth Envoy’s office; etc.
Nepal ends India’s monopoly on internet access with new Chinese link; Section 126 of RP Act; Model Code of Conduct (MCC); North Koel Reservoir Project; North Koel River; What is the urban heat island effect? Vulcanops jennyworthyae; 4th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry; Various harvest festivals; Chandrayaan-2 mission; Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology (SEXTANT); INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat; Rizhao; Saksham-2018; Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA); Global Economic Prospects (GEP); etc.
Chiru or Tibetan antelope; SFOORTI Application; What is kala-azar? National Youth Day; National Youth Festival (NYF); ISRO launches its 100th satellite into space; Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV); Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS); M dwarfs; NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope; BeiDou Navigation Satellite System; First woman lawyer to be directly promoted as SC judge; etc.
Transport for London (TFL); National Trust; ‘Rajyapal –VikasKeRajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’; Amendments in FDI policy; Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS); Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index; Council for Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP); Second edition of the Goa Bird Festival; Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary; 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference; Virtual ID; Limited KYC; What are Stem cells? Limca Records for All Woman Staff; New chairman of ISRO; Army Air Defence Corps Celebrates Its 25th Raising Day; etc.
Madhubani paintings; 1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference held; Persons of Indian Origin (PIO); The Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA); High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal; What are ‘Microplastics’ or Microbeads? India’s plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route; What is Supernova? Health issues for astronauts; Charlie-435; 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.
What is Symbiodinium? Coral beaching; Ancient jumping genes – Retrotransposons; 9th meeting of High Powered Review Board (HPRB) of Brahmaputra Board; Barak Valley; E-Samvad portal; NARI portal; New species of blind fish – Schistura larketensis; Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations; ‘Disturbed area’ tag; Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA); Eight Core Sectors; India’s second-largest rooftop solar plant; Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT for first time; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); etc.
What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Need for a telecom ombudsman; Arunachal declared open defecation-free State; Swachh Bharat Mission; Non-Resident Indians (NRI); Person of Indian Origin (PIO); Overseas Citizen of India (OCI); What are the Virtual Currencies? Ponzi schemes; Two new Ginger species; Mewa Singh’s Night frog; Endo-atmospheric interceptor missile; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; Common buzzard; Albania; etc.
“Gaming disorder”; What is International Classification of Diseases (ICD)? National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Amendment Bill, 2017; ‘Garbage emergency’; What is #CleanSeas campaign? Regional Project to Tackle Stubble Burning; Problem of crop residue burning in India; National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC); Protection of Majuli Island; The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2017; Trafficking in India; Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC); What is Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)? UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project; etc.
Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017; Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project; Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017; 25th National Children’s Science Congress; CARE Ratings report; FAME India scheme; Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project; Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application (LDF-Mobile App); NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission; L and S band microwave data; Kabul-Mumbai air freight corridor service; 2018 World Economic League Table; etc.
India’s 1st pod taxi; What is Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network? What is Public Financial Management System? What is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ)? Atal Innovation Mission; Atal Tinkering Labs; PRASAD scheme; What is bank recapitalisation? 12-point ‘Air Action Plan – Abatement of Air Pollution; What is Blue Flag project? Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE); China’s Yaogan-30 project; ‘Mission Seven Summits’; etc.
Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201); electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS); 25th December: Good Governance Day; Fixed term for police chiefs; Condonation of Delay Scheme; Tailor-made action plan for the backward districts; Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF); National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) devices; Prakash Hai to Vikas Hai Scheme; India’s first city to have its own logo; etc.
UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea; Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017; What is Private member’s bill? United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT); National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT); All about Diphtheria; Reservoir computing system; Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO); What are Gravitational Waves? AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft; Odisha recognised as ‘Champion State’ for exports; ‘Awakened Citizen Programme’; Inauguration of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line; India’s first AC suburban train; 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji; etc.
UN resolution against US’ Jerusalem move; National vehicle registry VAHAN; What is Ganga Gram Project? Ganga Swachhata Manch; Namami Gange Programme; The State of the World’s Children Report; What is Prompt Correction Action (PCA)? Schaller’s wood scorpion or Liocheles schalleri; Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary; What is anti-smog gun? Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award; India’s first design university; etc.
Kimberley Process (KP) Certification Scheme; Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (SCBTS); Pare Hydroelectric Plant; Dikrong River; What is the Kimberley Process (KP)? What are conflict diamonds? Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is STRIVE project? International Development Association (IDA); India’s first National Rail and Transportation University at Vadodara; India, Sri Lanka 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey; Naseem-Al-Bahr 2017; etc.