Economic & Social Development For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2019

As you know Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 will be conducted on 2nd June 2019, and mains will be starting from 20th September 2019 in which current affairs will play a crucial role.

So in this article, we will be updating all important Economic and Social Developments between January 2018 to August 2019 on monthly basis. Bookmark this page in your browser so that you don’t miss any important event. The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.

This article will help in covering the following topics of the syllabus

Prelims – Economic Development 


Essay Paper-III

General studies III

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.

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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