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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.