Events of National Importance For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2018

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

Prelims 

  • Current events of national importance.

Mains

  • Essay Paper-III
  • General studies II – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

As you know Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 will be conducted on 3rd June 2018, and mains will be starting from 1st October 2018 in which current affairs will play a crucial role.

So in this article, we will be updating all important Events of national importance between January 2017 to September 2018 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.


November 2017

  • Demonetisation cases refers to constitution bench
  • Indian women win Asia Cup
  • Capgemini report
  • India Disaster Response Summit
  • Changes recommended in Composition Scheme
  • Joint Doctrine 2017
  • Top destinations in India
  • Investigation of Gandhi’s murder
  • 237TH Corps of Engineers Day
  • Anti-hijacking law
  • Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017
  • Essential drugs under NPPA
  • Exercise to ‘free’ Andaman
  • Constitution day Celebration
  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Chairman of 15th Finance Commission

October 2017

  • Shirdi airport inaugurated
  • First ever Mahatma Statue
  • First data centre of GCP
  • Online harassment in India rises
  • First state to slash VAT on fuel
  • India Water Week 2017
  • GST Council 22nd Meeting
  • Shell companies probed for money laundering
  • 36-year-old protocol in Railways end
  • First ever Conference of Partner NGOs of WCD
  • Now IALA is IGO
  • SC criminalises sex with minor wife
  • New rule for CAPF
  • India ranks 9th in DSI
  • INS Kiltan Commissioned
  • First ever AIIA dedicated to the Nation
  • QS Asia University Rankings 2018
  • India’s first Ro-Ro service
  • Integrity index for central organisations
  • Monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme
  • Mega procurement plan
  • 70 Indian words added to OED

From time to time the current affairs magazines section containing full coverage of events will also get updated, which you can download in PDF format.

The magazines given below are updated  with full coverage of events from January 2017 to November 2017

 

Yearly current affairs 2018Events of National Importance (eBook) For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2018


September 2017

  • CSIR ranked 9th in the world
  • Rajaswa Gyan Sangam 2017
  • India most corrupt Asian country
  • National Nutrition Strategy launched
  • Two new contraceptives launched
  • Country’s first Hyperloop
  • More States declared ODF
  • No-fly list introduced
  • Nag missile
  • World’s most-expensive coffee
  • March against child abuse
  • BPRD to set up research centre
  • First Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration”
  • Biggest road transport tender gets SC green signal
  • India mourns first five-star officer
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam dedicate to the nation
  • India’s first case of quadruple malaria
  • First ever National Conference
  • First ‘Pension Adalat’
  • 1st Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards -2017
  • First ‘BIMSTEC DMEx- 2017’
  • First Scorpene submarine delivered
  • India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine
  • Pralay Sahayam
  • Kandla Port renamed
  • INS Tarasa commissioned
  • Umbrella scheme for Police Forces
  • Incredible India 2.0
  • 13th Formation Day of NDMA
  • World’s most affordable technology city

August 2017

  • Measure learning outcome of school students
  • SC reserves verdict on right to privacy
  • EVMs are tamper-proof and credible
  • Centre launches scheme to provide legal aid easily in Bihar
  • Panel on crypto-currency submits report
  • National Handloom Day
  • VNO struggling to launch services
  • States for transformative change
  • First state to implement coal utilisation between power units
  • Controversy over Article 35A
  • Artificial Insemination for 2017-18
  • India’s solar capacity increased
  • No to blanket ban on commercial surrogacy
  • World Congress of Optometry
  • New ship Shaurya
  • Validity of Article 35A
  • India opens first Partition museum
  • New metro rail policy
  • Navika Sagar Parikrama
  • India’s first IoT platform
  • TRIFED celebrates WHBD
  • Panels for film fest reconstituted
  • IN LCU L52 commissioned
  • “Mentor India” Campaign
  • India’s first discoms accept Bharat QR
  • ‘Creamy layer’ income raised
  • New cadre policy finalises
  • Privacy is a fundamental right
  • State to offer free new-age email service
  • Legal framework for cybersecurity
  • LGBT can’t be denied privacy rights
  • Videsh Bhavan set up
  • Species 205

July 2017

  • e-Inner Line Permit programme
  • ‘Disturbed area’ under AFSPA
  • Restored heritage buildings
  • India free from H5N1 and H5N8)
  • India’s first World Heritage City
  • India’s first TISC
  • Indian jails have highest undertrial populations
  • First solar-powered DEMU train
  • Indian government tops global index
  • Indians get most spam calls in the world
  • Maryam Mirzakhani dies
  • Constitution bench on right to privacy
  • Right to privacy not absolute: SC
  • Bicentenary Celebration of Paika
  • Biological age considered under POCSO Act: SC
  • Islands Development Agency (IDA)
  • Aaykar Diwas 2017
  • First warships by a private sector
  • Three Codex standards for spices adopted
  • First InvIT IndiGrid
  • Wheeler Island named after Kalam
  • No arrest in 498 A till verified
  • Country’s first unmanned tank
  • CAG report on defence pension system
  • India’s most quake-prone cities

June 2017

  • First new conventional submarine
  • First automated fertilizer handling system
  • World’s first clean energy city
  • GST awareness drive start
  • India’s first ‘private’ railway station
  • OIL makes oil discovery in Assam
  • RSETI Diwas 2017
  • India reach 15th spot in 4G availability
  • QS Rankings 2018
  • SC upholds Aadhaar link with PAN
  • Pioneer of judicial activism passes away
  • India’s first water metro
  • First building to get trademark
  • Aadhaar not valid for travel to Nepal, Bhutan
  • National Biopharma Mission
  • Army gets first bullet-proof helmets
  • 11th Statistics Day celebrated

May 2017

  • Judicial performance index
  • Simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls
  • India to stop targeting NGOs: HRW
  • Brahmos with extended range tested successfully
  • J&K to get world’s highest railway bridge
  • The Banganapalle mango gets a GI tag
  • Discom rankings
  • ‘Express Wi-Fi’ in India
  • 8th state to passed GST Bill
  • SC shows no mercy in Nirbhaya case
  • India’s first ‘village of books’ opens
  • India’s first no-fly rules are out
  • First woman judge of Delhi High Court dies
  • Kudankulam Unit-2 shut down
  • Generic hepatitis C drug in India
  • Gujarat passes state GST Bill
  • Digital Management System in SC
  • MDR-TB will rise in India
  • 19 years of Pokhran-II tests
  • ‘Maa’ to check mid-day meal quality in schools
  • PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge near China border
  • Meeting of NPDRR
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case
  • India ranks second in renewables list
  • India’s first smart grid project
  • First ‘Samavesh’ meeting
  • Biggest expansion of nuclear power
  • Anil Dave passes away
  • ‘Nyaya Sanyog’ in states
  • Rank of India Improves in ITAs
  • Kudankulam II restarts

April 2017

  • 2 ILO conventions approved
  • Liberalised visa regime rolls out
  • BS-IV fuel launched
  • India’s longest road tunnel inaugurated
  • 27th state to join UDAY
  • ISRO embraces outsource satellite manufacture
  • National Conference on Autism
  • India ranks 3rd in world doping chart
  • Formation of RDA approved
  • WhatsApp privacy policy matter
  • New guidelines for NGOs
  • India among top 4 in death by smoking
  • WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking
  • TU-142M receives at INS Dega
  • Swachhagraha
  • CSS reduce from 66 to 28
  • Limits on corporate funds to political parties removed
  • First Ever Ranking of Ports on Sanitation Parameters
  • Lavasa panel report on HRA
  • India changes ‘Blindness’ definition
  • Ends car beacon privilege for VIPs
  • “Quality Mark” Award Scheme by NDDB
  • New schemes to facilitate access to justice
  • 7-point agenda for development in NITI Aayog
  • IPPB to start selling MF
  • Niti Aayog’s governing council meeting
  • India is world’s fifth largest military spender
  • Second state to pass GST bill
  • Tri-services operational doctrine unveiled

March 2017

  • India’s first integrated heliport
  • SC not allow abortion in Down Syndrome
  • India test-fires anti-ship missile
  • Developed Products hand over to Indian Army
  • Sixth interim report on Black money
  • India to gets its own mobile congress
  • INS Viraat retires
  • IISc ranked top 10 in globally
  • INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar
  • Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill
  • EHRs for patients approved
  • NCRB celebrates its 32nd Inception Day
  • Brahmos missile successfully test-fires
  • India joins WHO call to end TB by 2030
  • First Airbus Training Centre in Asia
  • Manipur economic blockade lifted
  • ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) – 2017’
  • MoPNG e Seva launched
  • BSF gets first woman combat officer
  • Maximum human trafficking cases in West Bengal
  • Odisha to host hockey World League Final 2017
  • Only seven per cent women in police forces
  • First Loan Agreement with NDB
  • RTI applications can be filed orally

February 2017

  • First National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016
  • First combined Budget of Independent India
  • First ever training centre for Para athletes
  • India to host international nuclear security meet
  • Niti Aayog to rank states on digital transactions
  • India ranks 43rd in IP environment
  • First State for establishing Cashless System for FPSs
  • Counter- IED strategy
  • National Women’s Parliament begins
  • India Successfully Test Fires Interceptor Missile
  • INS Sarvekshak goes green
  • Indian Seed Congress – 2017
  • No need to stand when Anthem played in films: SC
  • ‘Science Express’ train flags off
  • India develop AEWCS with 360 degree sweep
  • ‘Tarini’ inducted
  • Third National Dam Safety Conference Held
  • India is world’s largest arms importer
  • India’s richest city
  • INS Viraat to be decommissioned

January 2017

  • Swachh Bharat survey begins
  • New measures adopted by EC for Assembly polls
  • India’s first model Smart City
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas kicks off
  • First squadron of Rafale fighter jets in Bengal
  • 104th Indian Science Congress-2017
  • Aadhaar compulsory for MGNREGS
  • 21st State to join UDAY
  • First in world to adopt digital platform Arc
  • Submarine Khanderi launched
  • India’s first Madame Tussauds museum
  • Successful Test Firing of Guided Pinaka
  • Saksham – 2017
  • Four new battalions in NDRF
  • States rank on digital metrics
  • Six Indian cities in world’s most dynamic list
  • Cybersecurity incidents surge in India
  • Second capital of Himachal Pradesh
  • App Annie’s ‘2016 Retrospective’ report
  • India lags in cyber-security preparedness
  • Ordinance clears way for Jallikattu
  • Themes for 68th Republic Day
  • Guided PINAKA successfully test fired
  • India ranks sixth on eight great powers in 2017
  • India in red zone on transparency list
  • GSLV’s cryogenic upper stage tested successfully

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