Important Award and Honors For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2018

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


  • Events of National Importance 


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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 Award and Honors 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.


January 2017

  • Justice JS Khehar sworn in as CJI
  • Air India ranked third-worst performing airline
  • NATIONAL BRAVERY Awards 2016
  • New CBI chief
  • Delhi airport bags CSR award
  • Saina Nehwal clinches Malaysia Masters title
  • FRBM panel to relax 2017-18 fiscal deficit
  • Mauritius gets new PM
  • Republic Day Parade 2017 Awards
  • Serena Williams captures Australian Open
  • Federer wins Australian Open
  • ‘La La Land’ wins Producers Guild’s top film award
  • Miss Universe 2016

February 2017

  • Awards for Excellence in Public Administration
  • Indian diplomat re-appointed to UN JIU
  • Nagaland New CM
  • Sahitya Akademi awards 2016

March 2017

  • New chairman of Sebi
  • Konkani novel bags the Saraswati Samman
  • 5 Indians on WEF’s 2017
  • 21st CM of Uttar Pradesh
  • India win eight medals in para Athletics Grand Prix

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 from January 2017 to November 2017


April 2017

  • Sindhu named sportsperson of the year
  • Sindhu lifts India Open badminton title
  • First title in Challenger tournament
  • Wisden’s leading cricketer in the World for 2016
  • 64th National Film Awards
  • Youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace
  • Indian-origin wins ‘Businesswoman of Year’ award
  • ICIJ wins Pulitzer for Panama Papers
  • President of India presents SCOPE Awards

May 2017

  • First Telugu actor to feature at Madame Tussauds
  • ACJ award for investigative journalism
  • South Korea’s Moon sworn in
  • First Indian woman to get WW Award
  • Nadal overhauls Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open
  • Cochin Port Trust bags two awards
  • Rouhani wins Iran’s President
  • New bacteria named after Kalam
  • New Director-General of WHO
  • New president of Ecuador
  • WHO’s tobacco control award

June 2017

  • QS Rankings 2018
  • Only Indian in Forbes highest paid athletes list
  • Nadal wins 10th French Open
  • 1st Indian woman on UN law board
  • Ireland’s youngest PM
  • India crush Pak in Hockey World League
  • South Korea’s first female foreign minister
  • Awards given for Rural Development
  • Winner in IATA hackathon
  • Kanyashree scheme bags UN award
  • National Awards for MSME 2015

July 2017

  • New attorney general for India
  • Achal Kumar appointed as CEC
  • President gives assent to Kambala
  • UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador
  • 14th President of India


August 2017

  • M Venkaiah Naidu becomes vice-president
  • Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog Vice Chairman
  • 45th Chief Justice of India
  • New Chairman of CBFC
  • Agriculture award
  • New Chief Justice of
  • India


September 2017

  • New Election Commissioner
  • Swacch Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017
  • Energy efficiency award
  • THE World University Rankings 2018
  • Saakshar Bharat Puraskaar 2017
  • “Container Terminal of the Year” Award, 2017
  • First female president in Singapore
  • P V Sindhu wins Korean Open title
  • Greatest living business minds list
  • UN’s Goalkeepers Global Goals Award
  • Hurun rich list 2017
  • National Tourism Awards 2017

October 2017

  • New President of IAA
  • INA veteran awarded
  • Nobel in medicine 2017
  • Nobel Physics Prize 2017
  • ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ award
  • Head of OBC panel
  • Nobel Prize 2017 in Chemistry
  • Nobel Prize 2017 for Literature
  • India’s richest man
  • Nobel Peace Prize 2017
  • Nobel award 2017 in Economics
  • Vayoshreshtha Samman 2017
  • New chairman of FTII
  • Indian peacekeepers awarded UN medal
  • Man Booker Prize 2017
  • Worldskills competition

November  2017  

  • Jnanpith Award 2017 Announced
  • 16 years after
  • Indira Gandhi peace prize 2017
  • Bhandari’s re-election to ICJ
  • Navy gets its first woman pilot
  • Two Indians honoured with Ozone Award

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