All important Economic & Social Development current affairs in 2018

In this article, we have updated all important Economic & Social Development current affairs in 2018  between January 2018 to December 2018 on monthly basis.  The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • India’s vaccine mission in global best practices
  • Expansion of beneficiaries list under PMUY
  • Gender Gap Index 2018
  • India’s immunization growth rate rises
  • Niti Aayog to focus on economic growth

October 2018

  • NHA advises states to identify beneficiaries
  • India in bottom of Oxfam index
  • First ever HCI released
  • Global hunger index 2018
  • NIF on SDG approved

September 2018

  • Ayushman Bharat has its first baby
  • Global Baseline Report 2018
  • First ever report on the health of tribals
  • Rashtriya Poshan Maah
  • Homosexuality No Longer A Crime, Says Supreme Court
  • Govt’s new charter of rights plans to ensure all patients get treatment without discrimination
  • India ranks 130 in UNDP’s human development index
  • Reality different in ‘leprosy-free’ India, says Supreme Court
  • A clear policy on ‘jhum’ cultivation
  • Key findings of Goalkeepers Data Report 2018 on global progress
  • For the first time India’s under-five mortality rate same as the global average
  • Key findings of UNDP-Oxford report about poverty in India
  • Alcohol intake in India doubles in 11 years
  • India’s first-ever guidelines for the nutritional management of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM
  • Section 497 declared unconstitutional by the Indian Supreme Court
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Framework 2018-2022 for India
  • Sabarimala temple verdict

August 2018

  • Successful Test of NAG.
  • WHO report on breastfeeding
  • Jan Arogya Abhiyaan scheme to be launched

July 2018

  • SC lashes out at Centre over welfare scheme
  • Repatriation of Bru persons
  • Relief & rehabilitation Scheme approved
  • SC rejects to defer hearing on Section 377
  • Centre brings in UNDP for crop insurance scheme
  • Most diverse state in India
  • SoI signs for Aspirational Districts

June 2018

  • WHO commends India for MMR
  • Repositioning of North Eastern Council
  • Carpet area increases under PM Awas Yojana

May 2018

  • GOBAR-DHAN launched
  • Development agenda for ‘New India 2022’
  • Continuation of Krishonnati Yojana
  • PMSSY approved beyond 12th Five Year Plan
  • South Asia facing ‘learning crisis’
  • Atal Tinkering Marathon
  • States with the lowest unemployment rates
  • The Global Burden of Disease study
  • Childhood Index 2018

April 2018

  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 approved
  • First health center under Ayushman Bharat
  • GNFC Neem Project
  • Restructured of RGSA approved
  • Rashtriya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan
  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0
  • Van Dhan Scheme launched

March 2018

  • Child marriages decline in India: UNICEF
  • NITI Aayog to launch WEP
  • Udyam Sakhi Portal Launched
  • The campaign to eradicate TB
  • Reports on the state of nutrition in India
  • KUSUM Scheme
  • SATH-Education Roadmaps released
  • New rural index
  • AB-NHPM approved
  • Continuation of RUSA
  • Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry
  • National Conference on Down Syndrome
  • SC refers challenge to polygamy to Constitution bench
  • SC Verdict on Khap panchayats
  • Skill India joins hands with ‘Saubhagya’
  • New Integrated Scheme for School Education

February 2018

  • Programme under Ayushman Bharat
  • Gobar-Dhan Scheme announced
  • Digital Gender Atlas
  • Health Index report
  • Lifting time bar on reporting child sexual abuse
  • National Health Protection Scheme
  • ‘Niti forum’ forms for northeast

January 2018

  • NARI portal launched
  • SC refers plea on Section 377
  • Operation digital board
  • Operation digital board
  • India beats China
  • India’s rising income inequality

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