All important National Current Affairs in 2018

In this article, we have updated all-important National 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

  • Review petition of NJAC dismissed. 425
  • GSAT-11 satellite to be launched.. 427
  • Govt to collect fingerprint data. 428
  • India now has a witness protection programme. 429
  • Agriculture Export Policy 2018. 432
  • NM-ICPS approved.. 434
  • Amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 approved.. 437
  • New chief economic advisor. 438
  • Telangana pulls back quota plea. 440
  • 1st International Conference on SWM… 442
  • First Indian state to have 4 international airports. 444
  • Agni-5 successfully test-fired. 445
  • Sebi to relax OFS framework. 447
  • New RBI governor. 450
  • SC bars disclosure of identity of rape victims. 451
  • Partners Forum 2018. 453
  • Complete electrification under Saubhagya. 454
  • DSRV inducted.. 456
  • Tribunal for Manipur insurgent groups. 457
  • KCR takes oath as Telangana CM… 459
  • NMDP Council to be set up.. 460
  • No irregularities in purchase of Rafale jets. 462
  • New CM of Mizoram… 463
  • First military flight by Bio-Fuel. 464
  • IFMC rules 2018. 466
  • Strategy for New India @ 75. 467
  • India in RSF report. 470
  • Swachh Survekshan 2018
  • Baseline Report of the SDG India Index
  • NABCB Accreditation in Asia- Pacific Region
  • IFC-IOR inaugurated.
  • Draft IT rules issued for public consultation
  • First in country
  • Bogibeel bridge inaugurates
  • Andhra Pradesh gets nod for separate HC
  • Second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts
  • 100 Smart Cities Selected in 4 Rounds
  • Drone Olympics’ announced
  • India’s new land warfare doctrine
  • Renames 3 Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Mrinal Sen passes away

November 2018

  • ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicates to the nation
  • India ranking in GPI
  • India’s First Justice City
  • Viraat to become a commercial hub
  • India’s N-triad
  • Women of India Organic Festival 2018
  • India in GTSI 2018
  • First induction of artillery guns
  • TN gets SEBI nod
  • India’s first container vessel
  • Training programme for CBRN
  • Draft of IWTCS
  • Awards of NITI Aayog’s AIM and UNICEF
  • Himalayan State Regional Council Constituted
  • GSAT-29 Successfully launched
  • Govt mulls grant for maternity leave
  • Mother Cauvery statue
  • Maharashtra approves quota on Tamil Nadu model
  • Western Peripheral Expressway
  • India closer to malaria-free tag
  • Vacation Deprivation Report 2018
  • ACROSS and NFAR approved
  • Allied and Healthcare Council of India
  • Mary Kom wins historic gold
  • UN selects Noida in SDG cities initiative
  • Capacity Building Programme for Urban Water Management
  • NDMA conducts a training programme for CBRN
  • High-End Skill Development Centre
  • Ethanol extraction allows for blending from foodgrains
  • A new division for startups
  • Parl panel to take stock of IL&FS Group

October 2018

  • ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ launched
  • 46th Chief Justice of India
  • India’s first deportation
  • GI Tag for Alphonso
  • Delhi’s Statehood verdict
  • IndiaSkills 2018 concludes
  • SGB Scheme FY19 launched
  • No innovative universities in India
  • India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council
  • AB merged with SS scheme in WB
  • IITs dominate Indian University Rankings
  • Allahabad named ‘Prayagraj’
  • PPP guidelines for district hospitals
  • India’s first railway station inside tunnel
  • National Police Memorial dedicates to the Nation
  • SC order on use and sale of firecrackers
  • GoM set up to look into sexual harassment
  • Web portal of SPARC launched
  • Sustainable Sanitation Kicked off
  • Kerala’s flood report
  • India’s first inland waterways shipment
  • India’s intangible heritage inventory

September 2018

  • Law panel supports for simultaneous polls
  • Consultation paper on common code
  • India Post Payments Bank launched
  • MOVE Cyclathon
  • First ground base at the North Pole
  • F-16 fighter jet will produce in India
  • Only 16% Nirbhaya Fund utilised
  • India Ranks 19th In ‘Theft Rankings’ Regarding Nuclear Materials Security
  • UST Global campus to host SHEROES summit
  • Sikkim to be on the aviation map
  • ABVP rues delay in new education policy
  • IMA moots mandatory cadaver organ donation, ads by doctors
  • Bengaluru will host Aero India in February 2019
  • INSA cuts funds for awardees
  • Supreme Court won’t stay SC/ST Act changes
  • Rafale deal: National security at risk?
  • Aadhaar software not hacked: UIDAI
  • PM Modi announces the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’
  • India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials
  • Criminal politicians: 25 States, UTs did not respond to Supreme Court orders
  • India among nations with ‘no or little enforcement’ against foreign bribery: Report
  • CIC wants the break-up of how MPLADS funds are utilised
  • First Indian State to set up cyber varsity
  • NRC: Tribunal questions process of identifying foreigners
  • National Registry of Sexual Offenders
  • Rationalisation of CSS schemes
  • Now Live-in partners can adopt a child
  • The launch of Ayushman Bharat scheme from Jharkhand
  • First airport in the Himalayan State
  • DISC Deadline Gets Extended
  • FGM refers to the constitution bench
  • ISA, IORA and REINVEST meet
  • AP tops in ‘Ease of Living Index’
  • National tourism awards 2016-17
  • Parakarm Parv 2018

August 2018

  • Startup India Yatra
  • Re-structuring of ASRB approved
  • Shutdown over Article 35A
  • Violating norms in Boeing P-8I
  • M Karunanidhi passes away
  • GII- 2018 launched in India
  • Govt approves water aerodromes
  • Bru repatriation deferred
  • VS Naipaul dies at 85
  • Swachh Survekshan 2019
  • New CSS for promoting Pharmacovigilance
  • The first project under the SDS
  • Permanent commissioning of women in armed forces
  • The UK returns 12th century Buddha statue
  • 11th World Hindi Conference
  • NOTA voting option can’t be permitted in RS
  • Kerala to get cyclone warning centre
  • Policy for thalassemia patients
  • IBC 2018 inaugurated
  • 5 Thematic area in Himalayan Region
  • India’s first biofuel flight
  • Govt plans steps on women safety
  • Healing touch to Siachen soldiers
  • India’s first biofuel flight maiden voyage
  • India gets its first LED cinema screen
  • SC orders re-verification of NRC
  • Six States sign MoU for Lakhwar dam

July 2018

  • 37th UNESCO Heritage Site
  • AFSPA extended in Nagaland
  • WAPCOS celebrates foundation day
  • SC deadline for final NRC draft
  • India’s First Global Mobility Summit
  • Renaming of Agartala airport
  • First BS-VI engine certificate
  • First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’
  • Six institutes get ‘Eminence’ tag
  • No interim order on SC/STs promotions
  • Adultery law is under consideration
  • 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals
  • President nominates four members to Rajya Sabha
  • 12th-century coins dug up in Bastar
  • 21 nuclear reactors under implementation
  • Nuclear missile tracking ship
  • UN report on HIV infections
  • SPC programme launched
  • Public Affairs Index 2018
  • Swachh Survekshan Grameen launched
  • India’s first UMS
  • New Nuclear Power Plants
  • Data protection report submitted
  • “Mission Satyanishtha” launched
  • ‘Made-in-India’ multi-fuel war tank
  • National Viral Hepatitis Control Program
  • Major cities to get missile shields
  • UN’s E-Government index 2018

June 2018

  • First ever adventure tourism guidelines
  • Agreement on Financing for PMGSY
  • India’s coastline now extends
  • India’s First Advanced Forensic Lab
  • Strategy on AI released
  • SC clears decks for reservation in promotion
  • Geo-Intelligence Asia – 2018
  • Global Peace Index 2018
  • QS Rankings 2019
  • Govt opens a lateral entry
  • India to have its 1st police museum
  • “Rail Madad” launched
  • New Swachh Iconic Places launched
  • Rani Rashmoni inducted

May 2018

  • Disaster Risk Reduction database
  • ‘Vijay Prahar’ exercise
  • DST celebrates its foundation day
  • 75 National Resource Centres notified
  • NWIC launched
  • ‘World’s first’ women’s special train
  • First Apex Conference of Smart Cities
  • TRIFED goes digital
  • Frozen Semen Station under RGM
  • Buddhist tourism circuit to more states
  • National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy
  • Draft Cauvery scheme submitted in SC
  • SC justifies its verdict on SC/ST Act
  • IP Nani launched
  • SC approves draft Cauvery Management Scheme
  • “AYUSH” finds a place in the English Language
  • Kishanganga hydropower project inaugurated
  • Zojila project in Leh inaugurated
  • Historic Circumnavigation completed
  • UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 approved
  • Curtain Raiser of SURYA KIRAN-XIII
  • EPE inaugurated
  • Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE)
  • No fly-by-night operator will be allowed
  • Web portal ‘Praapti’ launched
  • Notice by Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

 


April 2018

  • TN files contempt against Cauvery issue
  • Only Indian city in top 10 tech hubs’ list
  • Govt questions SC order on SC/ST Act
  • Article 370 is not temporary
  • Exercise Gaganshakti-2018
  • India at CWG 2018
  • India’s most powerful locomotive
  • Satyagraha se Swachhagraha
  • Delhi airport debuts in world’s top 20 busiest
  • DRDO at DefExpo 2018
  • ‘EoI’ for first offshore wind energy
  • e-FRRO scheme launched
  • Gaganshakti-2018 concluded
  • 10th Defexpo-2018
  • First ‘LED street light district’
  • Districts removed from Maoist-hit areas.
  • Mecca Masjid blast verdict.
  • World Heritage Day 2018.
  • States ranks on nutrition..
  • First Smart City becomes fully Renewable Energy.
  • India top in remittances in 2017.
  • AFSPA removed from Meghalaya.
  • Restructured NBM approved.
  • First license for Liquid Chlorine.
  • First-ever Mock Exercise on Bio-Disasters.
  • Tejas carries out successful test firing of BVR missile.

March 2018

  • Cabinet ups guarantee to NAFED
  • Conference on ‘World Rare Disease Day’
  • World’s largest solar park inaugurated
  • XPL-18 Concludes
  • Bengaluru to get Fund from Nirbhaya Fund
  • DefExpo 2018
  • ICH in UNESCO’s List
  • Sukhad Yatra App launched
  • National Nutrition Mission launched
  • SC allows passive euthanasia
  • No provision for states having a flag
  • 4 cities shortlisted for IDY
  • India’s first coastal policing academy
  • Rare signed photo of Gandhi auctioned
  • India is world’s largest arms importer
  • Drug QOL-2C developed
  • Award for E-office
  • 105th Indian Science Congress
  • Ram Sethu will not be damaged
  • Basmati fails to get GI tag
  • Made-in-India train replace Shatabdi
  • 7TH Women Science Congress Inaugurated
  • World’s First Trusted Digital Repository
  • Smart India Hackathon 2018
  • Strategy on RE Initiated
  • First Indian Sign Language Dictionary
  • Drug Law Enforcement
  • INS Ganga decommissioned
  • Notice to Cambridge Analytica
  • India pledges to help Palestine refugees
  • ‘Print Biennale India 2018’ inaugurated
  • World’s oldest city goes ‘wireless’
  • Ranking of ‘aspirational’ districts.
  • Remove ‘bridge course’ get nod

February 2018

  • SC adopts roster system
  • IIT-IIT launched
  • The electoral bond under judicial scanner
  • Adult woman free to choose the place of living
  • Asia University Rankings 2018
  • J&K to get new Act after 114 years
  • India in global IP index
  • New Affiliation Norms for ITIs
  • International Conference on Unani Medicine
  • Only Indian city among world’s top richest
  • Railways launches ‘whistleblower’ portal
  • First ever Highway Capacity Manual
  • ‘Paschim Lehar’ begins
  • LTCG will not impact NPS
  • India’s defence budget in world’s top 5
  • Cauvery dispute verdict
  • BRO builds a strategic road
  • The international Theatre Olympics
  • Languages heading for extinction
  • PILs in SC for population control
  • Home Ministry sets deadline for Cyber labs
  • Global Digital Health Partnership Summit
  • National Conference on “Agriculture-2022”
  • 13-digit for M2M services
  • Marks of Prelims exam can’t be made public: SC
  • First tranche of electoral bonds on sale
  • First ever govt to rank medical college
  • SC order spells relief for jute industry
  • Sustainable Biofuels 2018
  • Viral Load test for PLHIV launched.
  • 21st National Conference on e-Governance
  • Hetero launches HIV treatment drug in India.
  • J-K panel suggestion.

January 2018

  • Free conversion of PIO cards to OCI stopped
  • The rollout of cleanliness survey
  • World’s biggest sand sculpture
  • Rajya Sabha made a history
  • Asia’s longest tunnel road
  • ‘Operation Alert’ launched
  • First in Cyclone Ockhi
  • Can women be punished for adultery
  • Courts cannot assume the role of legal protector: SC
  • India’s ‘first coffee’ brews GI tag
  • e-Sansad and e-Vidhan projects
  • SC revises the earlier order
  • New SIT sets up for anti-Sikh riots
  • Nirbhik, Nirghat decommissioned
  • 7-member team for Judge’s rift
  • Teen Murti Chowk renamed
  • Bengal joins Swachh contest
  • Centre scraps Haj subsidy. 378
  • 15% universities allow to offer online degrees
  • Govt plans liveability index of 116 cities
  • Nine cities under SCM
  • National Urban Policy
  • Inclusive Development index 2018
  • First time in NFHS
  • India’s first civil plane in the sky
  • ‘Bharat Parv’ as part of Republic Day 2018
  • Army gifts T-55 battle tank
  • India marks 69th Republic Day
  • Key tableaux themes this year
  • Hindi word of 2017
  • First Nepal player in IPL
  • NLU report
  • Asia’s largest drip irrigation project

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