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Current affairs gk today January 1, 2018. 12
Vidarbha wins 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament. 12
new ginger species discovered in northeast. 12
Nyctibatrachus mewasinghi: New night frog species discovered in Western Ghats.13
Arunachal Pradesh declared open defecation-free State.13
NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe to explore sun’s outer atmosphere.14
Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT for first time.15
GAIL commissions India’s second largest rooftop solar plant in UP.15
India and Pakistan exchange list of nuclear sites for 27th consecutive year.16
Current affairs gk today January 2, 2018. 16
Schistura Larketensis: New species of blind fish discovered inside Meghalaya cave. 16
Government appoints Vijay Gokhale as new Foreign Secretary.17
Health Ministry launches Allied and Health care Professional Database.17
Core sectors’ record 6.8% growth in November 2017.17
Karnataka receives approval for purchase of electric vehicles under FAME India scheme. 18
Fact Sheet: 2G Scam Verdict.18
Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill, 2017.19
Government launches NARI portal and e-Samvad portal.20
Parliament passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017.20
Current affairs gk today January 3, 2018. 20
China develops underwater surveillance networks in Indian Ocean, South China Sea.20
Defence Ministry gives final nod for Barak missiles, PGM bombs.21
Former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna Appointed Deputy National Security Advisor. 21
MHA exempts cruise tourists with e-visa from biometric enrolment till 2020.21
Lok Sabha passes Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Government announces details of electoral bonds for political funding.22
Cabinet approves establishment of new AIIMS at Bilaspur.23
Current affairs gk today January 4, 2018. 24
Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK in transport.24
Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV: WHO approves Indian typhoid vaccine for global use.24
Cabinet approves Indo-Myanmar agreement on land border crossing.24
CCEA approves construction of bi-directional Zojila Tunnel in J&K.25
CCEA approves implementation of Jal Marg Vikas Project on NW-1.26
Scientists discover four new balsam species in Arunachal Pradesh.27
CCEA approves extension of norms for mandatory packaging in Jute Materials.27
Current affairs gk today January 5, 2018. 28
NMCG approves five Namami Gange projects in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. 28
US puts Pakistan on Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom.28
Health Ministry and Tata Memorial Centre launch first digital Online Oncology Tutorial.29
Defence Ministry clears Rs.2420 Crore worth contracts for Navy, Army.29
Government launches 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds 2018.29
Lok Sabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges.31
Railways, HRD and S&T Ministry ink MoU on Technology Mission for Indian Railways. 32
NASA to launch two missions — GOLD and ICON to explore the ionosphere.33
Current affairs gk today January 6, 2018. 33
26th World Book Fair held in New Delhi with focus on environment.33
Income Tax Department launches on-line chat service.34
Atal Pension Yojana reaches subscriber base of 80 lakh.34
Forex Reserves scale record high of $409.366 billion in December 2017.34
HRD Ministry releases All India Higher Education Survey.35
Current affairs gk today January 7-8, 2018. 35
75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. 35
Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young passes away.36
Flamingo festival held at Pulicat lake in Andhra Pradesh.36
CBDT relaxes norms for MAT on firms facing insolvency.37
Government to launch e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State.37
AIIB plans to issue first US dollar bonds in Current affairs gk today June 2018.38
Vulnerable Odisha tribe Mankidia denied habitat in Similipal.38
Pratyush: India’s fastest supercomputer unveiled.39
Current affairs gk today January 9, 2018. 39
Haryana becomes first state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy portal.39
SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission.40
Government notifies the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017.40
Saudi Arabia allows India’s plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route.41
Government completes 1st phase of BharatNet project.41
Government to raise Territorial Army battalion of ex-Armymen to clean Ganga.41
Government to launch new scheme for free treatment of Hepatitis C.42
Current affairs gk today January 9: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. 42
Supreme Court stays High Court verdict against 85% pictorial warning on tobacco.43
First PIO Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi.43
Current affairs gk today January 10, 2018. 43
Scientists for first time grow skeletal muscle tissue from stem cells.43
National anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: SC.44
3rd Meeting of Council of Trade Development and Promotion held in New Delhi. 44
Gujarat tops in Logistics Ease Across Different States index.45
CCEA approves continuation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme. 46
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada for cooperation in field of S&T. 46
Rocket expert K. Sivan appointed as new chairman of ISRO.46
Current affairs gk today January 11, 2018. 47
Corps of Army Air Defence celebrates 25th Raising Day.47
Mumbai’s Matunga Railway Station enters Limca Records for All Woman Staff.47
Charlie-435: Indian Coast Guard commissions patrol vessel.47
Committee of Governors submits report to President.48
UIDAI introduces 2-tier security to Aadhaar to address privacy concerns.48
CABE sub-committee recommends free education for girls up to PG level.48
World Bank Report projects 7.3% growth for India in 2018.49
India misses 2017 deadline for Kala Azar elimination.49
Cabinet approves fixed term for chairperson and members of National Trust.50
Cabinet approves amendments to FDI Policy. 50
Current affairs gk today January 12, 2018. 51
Current affairs gk today January 12: National Youth Day. 51
4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference held in Nalanda.52
National Youth Festival held in New Delhi. 52
JioCoin: Reliance Jio planning to launch its own cryptocurrency.52
Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to be directly promoted as SC judge.54
China to build Counter-Terrorism Base in Northern Afghanistan’s Badakshan province. 54
Ministry of Railways launches SFOORTI application.54
Current affairs gk today January 13, 2018. 55
Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry held in Delhi. 55
NITI Aayog to rank 115 inspirational districts by Current affairs gk today April 2018.55
IIP growth hits 17-month high of 8.4% in November 2017.56
North Koel Reservoir Project: Water Resources Ministry ink MoU with Bihar and Jharkhand.56
Environment Ministry refuses captive breeding of Chiru.57
Nepal starts receiving internet connection from China.58
China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space.58
EC constitutes Umesh Sinha Committee for considering social media expansion.58
Indian Navy decommissions INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat warships.59
Ministry of Petroleum launches Saksham 2018 Campaign.59
Current affairs gk today January 14-15, 2018. 59
Kerala Government launches Kerala Accelerator Program for early-stage startups. 59
India’s first-ever FDI in fertiliser sector: Yara acquires Tata Chemicals urea plant.60
Rizhao: China commissions new missile frigate.60
Delhi is richest state, Jain wealthiest community: NFHS-4 wealth index.60
Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa.61
7th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2018 held in Karnataka.62
India, UK ink MoUs to enable return of illegal Indian migrants and sharing of criminal records. 62
NCDEX launches India’s first agri-options trading in Guarseed.62
Elcysma Ziroensis: New moth species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.63
India contributes $50,000 to UN Youth Envoy’s office.63
IRFC’s green bonds: India INX lists 1st debt security at IFSC.64
India ranks 30th on WEF’s Global Manufacturing Index.64
India, Israel sign 9 agreements in space, defence, cybersecurity.65
Current affairs gk today January 16, 2018. 65
International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure held in New Delhi.65
65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education held in New Delhi.65
India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements for collaboration in ICT sector.66
IPrism: CIPAM-DIPP launches IP competition for college & university students.66
BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement: India, Bangladesh, Nepal approve Passenger protocol.67
Vajra Prahar: Indo-US joint military exercise to be held in Seattle.67
3rd Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi. 68
Coast Guards of India, Japan undertake joint naval exercise.68
Current affairs gk today January 17, 2018. 68
Odisha Government launches Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana.68
Sikkim Government allows people to forge fraternal ties with trees.69
PM inaugurates Rajasthan’s first oil refinery at Barmer.69
NITI Aayog launches first course under GIAN Program on Sustainable Urban Planning. 69
Government ends Haj subsidy. 70
Khap Panchayats can’t interfere in marriages of adults: Supreme Court.70
Department of Commerce and CII ink MoU for development of Logistics sector.71
DAC clears procurements of assault rifles and carbines.71
Maharashtra Government approves 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs.72
Current affairs gk today January 18, 2018. 72
PM Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurate iCREATE facility.72
NPPA fixes retail price of 30 drug formulations.72
Maharashtra becomes first state to unveil Public Cloud Policy.73
Xian smog tower: China builds world’s biggest air purifier.73
10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture held Berlin.74
President presents 2016 Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards.74
Akademi Fellows. 74
Music.74
Classical Dance. 75
Theatre. 75
Traditional/ Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry.75
Overall Contribution/ Scholarship in the Performing Arts.75
Government planning to set up of Cyber Warrior Police Force to tackle internet-related crimes. 75
Agni-5 ballistic missile successfully test-fired. 76
Current affairs gk today January 19, 2018. 77
India to set up $350 million Solar Development Fund for solar projects.77
Maharashtra approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna to promote climate-resilient agriculture. 77
India’s First Automatic Early Warning Dissemination System to come up in Odisha. 78
Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust of Odisha wins prestigious UNWTO Award.78
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan crosses 1 crore mark.79
Sudeep Lakhtakia appointed as new DG of National Security Guard.79
Anandiben Patel appointed as Governor Madhya Pradesh.80
India joins Australia Group export control regime.80
Current affairs gk today January 20, 2018. 81
TRAI recommends allowing mobile services during air travel.81
2018 to be observed as National Year of Millets.81
Mauritius was largest source of FDI in India in 2016-2017: RBI.82
Government launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal.82
Government launches Liveability Index to rate 116 Indian cities.83
MeitY launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative.83
Government announces 9 new Smart Cities. 84
Mercedes-Benz first to launch locally-made BS-VI-compliant car.84
Website Accessibility Project launched to make 100 websites accessible to persons with disabilities. 
Current affairs gk today January 21-22, 2018. 85
Explained: Office of profit. 85
Om Prakash Rawat appointed New Chief Election Commissioner.86
Bharat Ke Veer anthem launched in New Delhi.87
President felicitates 112 first ladies.87
OPV Vijaya: Indian Coast Guard patrol vessel launched.88
ONGC to acquire Government’s entire 51.11% stake in HPCL.88
Manipur Government launches health assurance scheme for poor & disabled people.88
Government launches Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities.89
Current affairs gk today January 23, 2018. 89
Scientist S. Somanath takes charge as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. 89
First International Dam Safety Conference held in Thiruvananthapuram.90
India ranked 62nd on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index 2018.90
India ranked 81st on Global Index of Talent Competitiveness.91
Indian economy to grow at 7.4% in 2018: IMF.91
India inks $120 million loan agreement with World Bank to fund improved water supply in Uttarakhand. 92
First NIIF investment: To set up $3-billion platform with DP World.92
India’s richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: Oxfam Survey.93
Current affairs gk today January 24-25, 2018. 93
Bharat Parv to be held at Red Fort on Republic Day.93
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanichamy receives UNESCO Award.94
India Ranked 177 in Environmental Performance Index (EPI).94
8th National Voters’ Day observed. 95
Narayanan appointed Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre.95
Government to increase number of ‘AMRIT’ pharmacy stores 4 times.96
Government announces 4 new schemes to promote young scientists.96
UDAN Phase-II: 325 routes awarded; 40% for North East, hills.97
SARAS PT1N: Upgraded indigenous transport aircraft makes successful maiden flight. 98
MIS portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme launched.98
Government launches Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls. 98
Current affairs gk today January 26, 2018. 99
India, Vietnam sign two agreements.99
Chinese scientists for first time successfully clone monkeys.99
ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit issues Delhi Declaration.100
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways inks MoU with IL&FS for construction of Zojila tunnel.101
IAF Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala posthumously conferred with Ashok Chakra.101
2018 Padma Awards. 102
Government announces PM’s Shram Awards for 2016 to 50 workers.105
WEF launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity.105
Rotavac: First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test.106
Current affairs gk today January 27, 2018. 106
Mehul Garg: Indian-origin boy sets new Mensa record.106
Alpha Design Technologies wins firing simulator order from India Army.107
India-Japan Smart Grid Pilot Project inaugurated in Panipat.107
Government relaxes norms of Atal Pension Yojana to expand coverage.107
India to host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in Current affairs gk today March 2018. 108
Punjab Government launches Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana.108
Kolkata becomes first Indian metro to get floating market.109
Current affairs gk today January 28, 2018. 109
Current affairs gk today 28 January 2018: World Leprosy Day. 109
Asha Bhosle selected for fifth Yash Chopra Memorial Award.109
India’s Green Revolution pioneer Dr Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passes away.110
PM Narendra Modi to visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman in Current affairs gk today February 2018.110
India, Lao PDR sign civil aviation cooperation agreement.111
President Ram Nath Kovind launches Pulse Polio programme for 2018.111
India, Cambodia ink 4 pacts.111
MeITY launches Stree Swabhiman Initiative for Women Health and Hygiene.112
Current affairs gk today January 29, 2018. 113
Acid attack victims to get quota in Central Government jobs.113
Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer wins Men’s Singles title.113
2018 Republic Day parade: Maharashtra wins best tableau prize.114
NASA interested in India-made thermal spray coating technology.115
Khelo India Pledge Launched at Khelo India School Games Carnival.115
Parliamentary Group to confer Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to five MPs. 116
MHA to set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre in New Delhi.116
VINBAX: Indian, Vietnam hold first military exercise in Jabalpur.116
Highlights of Economic Survey 2017-18. 117
Current affairs gk today January 30, 2018. 118
Himachal Pradesh launches Zero Budget Natural Farming project to promote organic farming. 118
Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: 238th anniversary of India’s first newspaper celebrated.118
President Ram Nath Kovind pitches for simultaneous elections.118
India becomes third largest producer of crude steel.119
Current affairs gk today January 31, 2018. 119
Soumitra Chatterjee presented with France’s Legion d’Honneur.119
Government inks $100 Million loan agreement for Project to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu. 
Vinod Paul: First Indian to receive WHO’s IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize.120
Government inks $250 Million Loan Agreement with ADB to Improve Rural Connectivity in 5 States. 121
Mihir: High performance computing facility inaugurated at Noida.121
Government launches GeM 3.0.122
INS Karanj: Third submarine of Scorpene class launched.122
Thar Link Express receives extension for three more years.123
India 6th wealthiest country: New World Wealth Report.123
Current affairs gk today February 1, 2018. 15
Neelam Kapoor appointed as Director General of Sports Authority of India. 15
Punjab Government bans sale of 20 insecticides.15
Dinesh Srivastava takes over as chief executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex.16
Maharashtra Government approves Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary.16
Indian Railways to set up Coach Factory in Marathwada, Maharashtra.16
HAL successfully tests Light Combat Helicopter for first time. 17
PM Narendra Modi launches Khelo India School Games. 17
India ranks 42nd in 2017 Global Democracy Index. 18
Odisha wins Geospatial World Excellence Award 2018.18
Shesh Anand Madhukar honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award. 19
Current affairs gk today February 2, 2018. 19
2 Feb: World Wetlands Day. 19
India joins Ashgabat agreement. 19
7th India Energy Congress 2018 held in New Delhi.20
ICMR partners with Pfizer to combat antimicrobial resistance. 20
Highlights Budget 2018-19. 20
Schemes announced in Union Budget 2018-19. 23
Current affairs gk today February 3, 2018. 23
CSL inks MoU with Russian firm to develop specialized vessels for Inland and Coastal shipping.23
N Chandrasekaran Task force constituted to study AI application in military. 24
IWAI inks project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project on Ganga. 24
UK allows doctors to create three-parent babies through mitochondrial donation. 25
Government to launch KUSUM scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming. 26
Floating Treatment Wetland launched to purify Neknampur Lake in Hyderabad.26
32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela held in Haryana. 27
CriSidEx: CRISIL, SIDBI launches India’s first MSE Sentiment Index. 27
India wins Under-19 World Cup 2018. 27
Current affairs gk today February 4-5, 2018. 28
Exam Warriors: Book written by Narendra Modi released. 28
4th Current affairs gk today February: World Cancer Day. 28
Environment Ministry launches Green Good Deeds campaign. 28
Sudeep Lakhtakia took charge as new Director General of NSG. 28
Maratha Light Infantry celebrates 250th anniversary. 29
Sweden commits record $370m aid to UN World Food Programme. 29
US Air Force chief General David L. Goldfein flies Tejas aircraft. 30
India contributes $1 mn to UN Development Partnership Fund. 30
Current affairs gk today February 6, 2018. 30
Pelican Bird Festival-2018 held in Kolleru lake. 30
Government to ban cryptocurrencies from its payments system. 31
Government sets up mechanism in CSRI for transfer of technology.31
Google launches ‘#SecurityCheckKiya’ campaign.32
5th South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference held in New Delhi. 32
Government launches 3 tools to rank states, UTs on startup ecosystem. 32
Government launches Start-up-India ranking framework. 33
Nuclear Capable Agni-1 Missile successfully test-fired. 33
Current affairs gk today February 7, 2018. 33
The World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities in Asia’s Top 200.33
Google and NCERT join hands to teach students digital safety. 34
Rhododendron Park: Foundation stone laid in Tawang. 34
Pay as You Use Tolling: NHAI to launch Pilot Project on Delhi-Mumbai Highway. 35
Development of Solar Cities scheme: 60 Solar Cities to be developed. 35
Committee constituted by Karnataka government recommends separate state flag. 35
Current affairs gk today February 8, 2018. 36
Cabinet approves signing of India-Australia MoU for Secondment Programme.36
Cabinet approves putting ILO recommendation before Parliament.36
Cabinet approves Discovered Small field Round II. 37
Union Cabinet approves Protocol amending DTAA between India, China.37
Cabinet approves Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury. 38
Cabinet approves Prime Minister Research Fellows Scheme. 39
CCEA approves hike in MSP for Copra for 2018 season. 39
CCEA approves enhancement of target under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. 40
Defence Ministry constitutes Vinay Sheel Oberoi Committee to expedite capital acquisition.40
Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successfully test fired.40
Cabinet approves Amendment to MSME Act to change classification criteria. 41
Current affairs gk today February 9, 2018. 41
President inaugurates 88th Mahamastakabhisheka at Shravanabelagola. 41
Khelo India School Games: Haryana tops in medal tally.41
Janadriyah: Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Saudi Arabia’s National Heritage Festival. 42
India ranks 44 in US Chamber’s Intellectual Property Index. 42
Government approves construction of over 1.86 lakh more houses under CURRENT AFFAIRS GK TODAY MAY-Urban. 43
CCI fines Google Rs.136 crore for search bias. 43
Prince Charles launches education impact bond for India. 44
Current affairs gk today February 10, 2018. 44
Abhilasha Kumari sworn in as first women Chief Justice of Manipur HC.44
Scientists for first time grow human eggs to full maturity in laboratory. 44
India Health Fund to boost research on TB, malaria.45
J-20: China puts stealth fighter into combat servicexcz.45
Government to establish National Women Entrepreneurship Council. 45
Government launches ASH TRACK mobile app for Fly Ash management. 46
Government launches National Deworming initiative. 46
Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems inaugurated at INS Garuda. 47
India, Palestine ink six agreements in different areas.47
Current affairs gk today February 11-12, 2018. 48
Independent debt management office must be set up: NITI Aayog.48
Bihar Government bans sale of loose cigarettes.48
Three new eel species discovered in Bay of Bengal. 49
ONGC acquires 10 per cent stake in UAE’s Zakum oilfield. 49
India, Oman sign 8 MoUs including in defence, health and tourism sectors. 50
PM Modi lays foundation stone of first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.51
Mumbai 12th richest city globally: Report. 51
Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme. 51
UP Government launches DASTAK campaign to eradicate Japanise Encephalitis.52
International Conference on Unani Medicine held in New Delhi. 52
Current affairs gk today February 13, 2018. 53
Current affairs gk today February 12: National Productivity Day. 53
Current affairs gk today February 13: World Radio Day. 54
India, UAE inks 5 MoUs. 54
Chandrashekhar Kambar elected as President of Sahitya Akademi.54
NHAI to launch ranking system for toll plazas. 55
Indian Army contributes 2,300 personnel for UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. 55
6th World Government Summit held in Dubai. 56
India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual released.56
4th Meeting of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister held in New Delhi. 57
India gets access to strategic Duqm port in Oman for military use.57
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 released by MoEFCC. 58
Current affairs gk today February 14, 2018. 60
Punjab Government constitutes Revenue Commission.60
Punjab Government makes super straw management mandatory. 60
NTPC to supply 300 MW electricity to Bangladesh.60
DAC approves capital acquisitions worth over Rs 15000 crore. 61
Progress MS-08: Unmanned Russian Cargo Ship launched to Space Station. 61
Soft power matrix: Government developing tool to hardsell soft power in diplomacy. 61
Sports Ministry to introduce ranking system for national sports federations. 62
President hosts LPG Panchayat at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 62
Current affairs gk today February 15, 2018. 63
Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President.63
Venezuela, Libya Lose UNGA Vote for third time in 3 Years. 63
India’s first radio festival held in Delhi. 63
West Bengal becomes first state to opt out of National Health Protection Scheme. 64
Yes Bank lists $600 million MTN bond on India INX.64
India’s Aadhaar and Umang App win awards at world Government Summit 2018. 64
BHEL bags order from NTPC for flue gas desulphurisation system.65
China to host 2018 SCO Summit at Qingdao in Current affairs gk today June. 65
Paschim Lehar: Tri-service maritime exercise held off western coast. 65
Government extends anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years. 66
Current affairs gk today February 16, 2018. 66
Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new President of South Africa. 66
KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister. 67
Government to award former DG of Kapurthala science city Raghbir Singh Khandpur. 67
ONGC to introduce Asia’s first large-scale CO2 injection technique at Gandhar field.67
Government inks $100 million loan agreement with NDB for Rajasthan Water Project. 68
Malacidins: Scientists discover new class of antibiotics from soil. 68
World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 held in New Delhi.69
Current affairs gk today February 17-18, 2018. 69
Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia. 69
NPCI allows Whatsapp to beta test its payments service with limited users. 70
Haryana opens four subsidised canteens under Antyodaya Aahaar Yojan.70
Indian engineer Vikas Sathaye part of team awarded Sci-Tech Oscar. 70
Botanical Survey of India inks MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum. 71
Scientists discover 100 new exoplanets using K2 mission data. 71
India, Iran ink 9 agreements.72
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai. 72
Current affairs gk today February 19, 2018. 73
Saudi Arabia allows women to open their own businesses without male consent. 73
Atal Bhujal Yojana: Government formulates ambitious water conservation scheme. 73
Maharashtra inks deal with Virgin Group for World’s First Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune.74
Home Ministry organises Watan Ko Jano programme.74
8th edition of Theatre Olympics inaugurated. 75
42 Indian languages heading towards extinction.75
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Information Technology Congress 2018. 76
Current affairs gk today February 20, 2018. 76
Government extends transmission charge waiver to solar, wind power till Current affairs gk today March 2022. 76
India is Global Host for World Environment Day 2018.77
UK and India upgrade joint research on clean water and clean energy.77
Maharashtra Government to launch Asmita Yojana to provide affordable sanitary pads. 77
Crèche facility to come up at Parliament House.78
Cabinet approves India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector. 78
Agni-II ballistic missile successfully test fired. 78
CCEA approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarkhand. 79
CCEA approves methodology for auction of commercial coal mines to private sector. 79
Current affairs gk today February 21, 2018. 80
21 Current affairs gk today February: International Mother Language Day. 80
Government launches Swajal Programme and Gangotri Swachh Iconic Place project.80
Cabinet approves creation of National Urban Housing Fund. 81
Government launches six new user friendly features of e-NAM Platform.81
Government sets up the NITI Forum for Northeast.82
Cabinet approves setting up Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal. 82
Northeast’s first regional Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration to come up in Mizoram.83
RBI constitutes YH Malegam committee to monitor bad loans, rising cases of frauds, audits.83
N Gopalaswami Committee to select top 20 educational institutes of eminence.83
Light transport aircraft SARAS successfully completes second test-flight.84
Current affairs gk today February 22, 2018. 84
Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station becomes 1st fully women operated non-suburban station. 84
MoUs worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore inked at UP Investors Summit. 84
Avani Chaturvedi: First woman fighter pilot to fly fighter jet. 85
DAC approves procurement of BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles and survey training vessel.85
India to host first International Solar Alliance summit. 86
India offers $1 million aid to Tonga.86
First night trial of Prithvi-II missile successfully conducted. 86
Petro: Venezuela becomes first country to launch virtual currency.87
Current affairs gk today February 23, 2018. 87
ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) launched by FICCI and DS&T. 87
India inks MoU with Canada’s International Development Research Centre. 88
First Inter-Ministerial Committee on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for North East. 88
44th Khajuraho dance festival held in Madhya Pradesh.89
First sale of electoral bonds from Current affairs gk today March 1, 2018: Finance Ministry.89
IISc scientists develop first super critical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton Test Loop facility.90
India ranks 81st in Corruption Perception Index 2017.90
Dhanush missile successfully test fired. 91
Current affairs gk today February 24, 2018. 92
India, Uzbekistan’s Andijan region ink agreement for cooperation in pharmaceutical industry. 92
Kunwar Bai: 106-year-old icon for Swachh Bharat campaign passes away. 92
Government inks loan agreement with ADB for Improvement and Expansion of Water Supply in Bihar. 92
NHRC retains its ‘A’ status of accreditation with GANHRI. 92
India, Germany inks MoU for Sustainable Urban Development programme & Smart Cities in India. 
Airtel, Huawei successfully conduct India’s first 5G network trial. 94
India, Canada ink six pacts. 94
RBI directs banks to link SWIFT to core banking solutions by Current affairs gk today April 2018.95
RBI launches Ombudsman scheme for NBFCs. 95
Heavy Water Board inks agreement for sale of 20 tonnes of Heavy Water. 96
Drypetes kalamii: New plant species from West Bengal.96
Government imposes anti-dumping duty on ceramicware from China.96
TAPI gas pipeline: Work on Afghanistan section begins. 97
Current affairs gk today February 25-26, 2018. 98
Indian Railways inducts first digitally enabled High Horse Power Locomotives. 98
Assam will mark September 22 as Rhino Day. 98
Moon’s water current affairs gk today May be widely distributed: Study.98
UIDAI launches Blue coloured Bal Aadhaar. 99
Prime Minister launches Amma two-wheeler scheme in Tamil Nadu. 99
Indian Navy to host MILAN in Current affairs gk today March 2018. 99
First flight test of Rustom-2 UAV successfully conducted in user configuration with higher power engine. 100
RISE Scheme: IITs set to get 25% of Government loans for higher education institutes. 100
China elected as vice chair of FATF.101
Current affairs gk today February 27, 2018. 102
International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 held in New Delhi. 102
Health Ministry launches Viral Load test for People Living with HIV/AIDS. 102
CSIR-CIMAP signs MoU with IORA to host coordinating centre on medicinal plants. 103
SRIJAN idea competition for 635 Stations Development launched at MyGov portal. 103
21st National Conference on e-Governance held in Hyderabad. 104
Government to launch GOBAR-Dhan Yojana. 104
Government to set up National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IIT Chennai. 
Inclusive Internet Index 2018: India ranks 47th.105
FIU categorises 9,491 NBFCs as high risk for PMLA non-compliance. 105
RBI raises ETCD trading limit to $100 million.106
Current affairs gk today February 28, 2018. 106
Lamitye 2018: India, Seychelles conduct military exercise to fight counter insurgency, piracy. 106
28th Current affairs gk today February: National Science Day. 107
Government appoints IIFT, ICAI, NICMAR to improve World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ ranking. 
India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre launched in Chandigarh. 107
Government launches 2nd Swajal Yojana project in Rajasthan. 108
AIIB approves $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure projects. 108
Balong 5G01 chipset: Huawei unveils world’s first 5G chip. 108
CCEA approves continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme. 109
Cabinet approves Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018.109
Current affairs gk today March 1, 2018.14
Cabinet approves MoU between India-Jordan for mining, beneficiation of Rock Phosphate. 14
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Jordan on Cooperation in Health Sector. 14
Cabinet approves agreement between India and Jordan on Customs Matters. 15
Manufacturing growth falls to four-month low in Current affairs gk today February 2018: PMI. 15
DAC approves Rs. 9,435-crore procurement proposals for three services.15
Pakistan admits being added grey list of FATF. 16
Core sector grows at 6.7% in Current affairs gk today January 2018. 17
CCEA doubles Bank guarantee limit for pulses & oilseeds for NAFED. 17
Union Cabinet approves Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services. 18
ATGM Nag successfully test fired in desert conditions.18
Current affairs gk today March 2, 2018.19
Only 13% of over hundred tiger conservation areas meet global standards: Survey. 19
Maharashtra’s first Mega Food Park inaugurated at Satara. 19
Shakti Sthala: World’s largest solar park launched in Karnataka. 19
Size INDIA: NIFT to conduct National Sizing Survey to develop size chart. 20
CBDT achieves important milestone of signing 200 APAs. 20
Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018. 21
Cabinet approves establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority. 22
Paschim Lehar: Tri-service maritime exercise concludes. 22
India, Jordan ink 12 agreements. 23
Current affairs gk today March 3, 2018.23
Arunachal Express connecting Naharlagun-Anand Vihar flagged off. 23
Navjot Kaur: First Indian woman to win gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championships. 23
China to build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Liaoning within 7 years. 24
PSBs begin to rationalise 35 overseas operations.24
ICG C-162: Bharati Defence delivers interceptor boat to Coast Guard.25
Government approves Rs 2,919 crore projects under Nirbhaya fund to create 8 safe cities. 25
Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini arrives in Cape Town, South Africa. 26
India, Russia, Bangladesh sign pact for Rooppur atomic plant. 26
Current affairs gk today March 3: World Wildlife Day.27
Current affairs gk today March 4-5, 2018. 28
India and Vietnam inked 3 agreements. 28
Odisha Government launches Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas programme.28
India, Vietnam inks MoU on Cooperation in field of atomic energy.28
Krishna Kumari Kohli: Pakistan elects first Hindu woman to Senate. 29
India 12th largest overseas holder of US securities in 2017. 29
Myanmar puts off border agreement with India.30
90th Academy Awards (Oscars 2018). 30
Marshall Islands to launch world-first digital legal tender. 31
Silver copper telluride (AgCuTe): Researchers develop thermoelectric compound. 32
Current affairs gk today March 6, 2018.32
Neil Basu: Indian-origin UK officer appointed new Chief of Scotland Yard’s Counter-terrorism Unit.
Services PMI contracts to 47.8 in Current affairs gk today February 2018.32
Government sets up Subhash Chandra Garg Committee to regulate fintech sector. 33
India-US team test-fires M777 ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran. 33
WTO to set up compliance panel in solar dispute case between India, US.33
India’s first HeliTaxi service launched in Bengaluru. 34
Iraq overtakes Saudi Arabia as India’s biggest Oil Supplier. 34
Saposhi: Threat of new malware looms over cyberspace. 35
Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh. 36
Current affairs gk today March 7, 2018.36
Government launches #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign. 36
Commerce Ministry to devise strategy on product standards. 37
Street Lighting National Programme: 49 lakh LED street lights installed.37
India for the first time starts importing LNG from US.38
40 Participants attend 46th Know India Programme. 38
HRD Ministry allocates Rs.1000 crore for research in S&T under IMPRINT-II. 38
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approves India’s membership. 39
Sukhad Yatra App and Toll-free Emergency number for Highway users launched. 39
Current affairs gk today March 8, 2018.40
Cabinet approves Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France.40
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Hellenic on Renewable Energy Cooperation. 40
Balkrishna Doshi wins Pritzker Prize. 40
US move to raise import duty on steel current affairs gk today May hit India’s steel market: ISA. 41
Cabinet approves two relief measures for stressed telecom sector. 41
CCEA approves Rs 1,151 crore Scheme for in-situ management of crop residue to fight air pollution.
India-China trade hits record $84.4 billion in 2017. 42
CCI imposes Rs. 54 crore fine on 3 airlines for unfair business practices.43
Current affairs gk today March 9, 2018.43
Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017.43
I – Metros: Government launches association of all Indian Metro Rail companies. 44
Swachh Shakti 2018 celebrated in Lucknow under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 44
Government launches Udyam Sakhi Portal for Women Entrepreneurs.45
Government launches National Nutrition Mission. 45
Government expands Beti Bachao Beti Padha to pan India. 46
SUVIDHA: Government launches 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin under Janaushadhi Pariyojana. 46
WHO launches plan for cheaper TB drugs. 47
NITI Aayog launches Women Entrepreneurship Platform. 47
Karnataka Government approves state flag proposal. 48
Current affairs gk today March 10, 2018. 48
First ever ‘crime-free zone’ along India, Bangladesh international border launched. 48
Rajasthan passes bill for death penalty for child rape of girls below 12.49
Diu becomes first Union Territory to run 100% on solar power. 49
IREDA & European Investment Bank ink Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy Financing in India.
Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia, living will. 50
CP TPP: 11 countries sign revised TPP trade pact without US. 50
India, France sign strategic pact on use of each other’s military bases. 51
Indian, French companies ink pacts worth 13 billion euros. 52
India, France ink 14 agreements. 52
ISA-ADB, NDB, GCF, AfDB and AIIB sign joint declarations of financial Partnership.53
Current affairs gk today March 11-12, 2018. 53
Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018 Passed in Rajasthan.53
India B wins Deodhar Trophy 2018.54
Australia wins 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. 54
Kinzhal missile: Russia successfully launches hypersonic missile. 54
NCRB celebrates its 33rd Inception Day. 55
First Indo-French Knowledge Summit held in New Delhi. 55
India wins Best Exhibitor Award at ITB – Berlin.55
India’s first coastal policing academy set up in Gujarat.55
MILES-18: First ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea held in Andaman.56
Samvedna 2018: IAF’s first multilateral HADR air exercise in South Asia.56
India, France co-hosts International Solar Alliance summit. 57
Current affairs gk today March 13, 2018. 57
Death penalty should stay: 12 out of 14 states/UTs. 57
India attracts $209 billion FDI in 2014-2017: Government. 58
National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies held in New Delhi.58
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India inks MoU with RBI. 58
Government institutes Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation. 59
Government forms Tribunal to solve Mahanadi Water dispute between Odisha & Chhattisgarh.59
IIP expands at 7.5% in Current affairs gk today January 2018. 60
Government forms committee to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton.60
Current affairs gk today March 14, 2018.61
Bidya Devi Bhandari: Nepal’s 1st woman President re-elected for 2nd term. 61
Foreign law firms can’t practice in India, but their lawyers can advice: SC.61
C-17 Globemaster: IAF for first time lands its largest transport aircraft at Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting airfield. 62
IATA partners with Civil Aviation Ministry and National Aviation University. 62
President inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat in Port Louis, Mauritius. 63
ICMR wins 2017 Kochon Prize for TB research.63
India-UK Joint Team wins Newton-Bhabha Fund for Groundwater Arsenic Research project. 64
Delhi End-TB Summit: PM launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025. 64
Current affairs gk today March 15, 2018. 64
US challenges India’s export subsidy programmes at WTO. 64
QOL-2C: AYUSH Drug developed by CCRAS for cancer patients.65
India-Sri Lanka: Cabinet approves MoU between for promoting cooperation in IT and Electronics.65
India-Iran: Cabinet approves Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation. 66
CCEA approves continuation of Urea Subsidy Scheme.66
WHO SEARO countries adopt Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action to eradicate TB.66
15th Current affairs gk today March: World Consumer Rights Day. 67
World Happiness Index 2018: India ranks 133. 67
Environment Ministry gives nod to Neutrino project. 68
India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index. 69
Current affairs gk today March 16, 2018. 70
Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passes bill to have two-tier Panchayati Raj.70
China develops artificial heart with rocket technology.70
Haryana passes bill for death penalty for child rapists. 71
Sach-Gaurav: India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo born. 71
Lok Sabha passes Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017. 71
Lok Sabha passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. 72
LaQshya program launched to improve quality of maternity care. 72
Pune tops in urban governance: ASICS 2017 report.73
Current affairs gk today March 17, 2018. 74
Maharashtra Government bans use of plastic. 74
Jaipur to witness 8th Theatre Olympics. 75
Prime Minister inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress. 75
India inks $120 Million Loan agreement with to improve Rail Infrastructure. 75
Odisha Government to collaborate with RIMES for disaster management.76
Krishi Unnati Mela held in New Delhi. 77
Current affairs gk today March 18-19, 2018. 77
Philippines withdraws from International Criminal Court. 77
CISF launches mobile app for lost items at airports. 78
Government imposes anti-dumping duty on Ofloxacin import from China. 78
NITI Aayog releases SATH-E Roadmaps.79
C-437: Indian Coast Guard commissions interceptor boat. 79
Ptilomera Nagaland: New species of water strider found in Nagaland.79
President releases commemorative coins on Nabakalebar festival. 80
Current affairs gk today March 20, 2018. 80
Current affairs gk today March 20: World Sparrow Day. 80
Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik given additional charge as Governor of Odisha.81
President of India inaugurates Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 81
Gulf Shield 1 military exercise of 23 countries held in Saudi Arabia.81
Airbnb inks four MoUs for promotion of tourism in North-East. 81
Varuna 2018: Indian Navy hosts bilateral naval exercise with French Navy. 82
Indian hands over 18 locomotives to Myanmar. 82
India, EU ink cooperation agreement to share earth observation data from each other’s satellite.83
India, Hong Kong sign double tax agreement. 83
Current affairs gk today March 21, 2018. 83
ICFRE and TIFAC ink MoU for supporting Forest Based Communities. 83
Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Skill Development ink MoU on skill development at KVKs.
Government to set up Plastic Park in Jharkhand‘s Deoghar District.85
National Cultural Audiovisual Archives becomes world’s first Trusted Digital Repository. 85
NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation ink agreement to improve health, education in Aspirational Districts. 86
BIRAC celebrates its 6th Foundation Day. 86
Government scraps export duty on sugar.87
UGC grants full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes. 87
Government launches Sand Mining Framework to check illegal extraction. 87
Current affairs gk today March 22, 2018. 88
Cabinet approves closure of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians. 88
Cabinet approves revision of DTAA between India and Qatar. 88
Parivara and Talawara: Cabinet approves inclusion of communities ST list in Karnataka. 88
Cabinet approves opening of 18 new missions in Africa by 2021. 89
Cabinet approves amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. 89
Cabinet approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme 2017. 89
22 Current affairs gk today March: World Water Day (WWD). 90
Cabinet extends term of commission on sub-categorisation of OBCs. 90
Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission. 91
Current affairs gk today March 23, 2018. 92
Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IAE. 92
Fluorimeter: DAE develops device to measure uranium traces in water. 92
Parliament passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. 92
Raja Ravi Varma’s painting on Tilottama fetches over Rs.5 crore at New York auction. 93
44 African countries sign agreement to establish African Continental Free Trade Area. 94
India’s first sign language dictionary of 3000 words launched. 94
MCX launches world’s first brass futures contracts. 95
BrahMos missile with indigenous seeker successfully test-fired for first time. 95
Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar: MEA launches engagement programme with Regional Media. 96
Current affairs gk today March 24, 2018. 96
First National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement held in New Delhi.96
Indian Navy’s warship INS Ganga decommissioned.96
Canadian mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018. 97
NAIPUNYA RATHAM: Andhra Pradesh Government launches World on Wheels. 97
Current affairs gk today March 24: World Tuberculosis Day.97
GSL delivers second AOPV to Sri Lankan Navy Ahead of Schedule.98
ISRO–BHEL tie up for Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells. 98
ISRO postpones launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission. 99
Krem Puri: World’s longest sandstone cave discovered in Meghalaya. 100
Earth Hour 2018 observed across the world. 100
Current affairs gk today March 25-26, 2018.101
JS Rajput nominated as India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO. 101
Current affairs gk today March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 101
Print Biennale India 2018: First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints held in New Delhi. 102
Chhattisgarh wins National Water Digest Award. 102
Ministry of Culture organises Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat. 102
Brazzaville declaration signed to protect world’s largest tropical peatland. 103
Government releases Draft policy on Defence Production. 103
Government current affairs gk today May relax protected area permit rules. 104
Current affairs gk today March 27, 2018. 104
National Conference on Down Syndrome held in New Delhi. 105
Surat: First district to have 100% solar powered health centres. 105
ISA, India sign Host Country Agreement. 105
Government launches E-Tribes India on e-commerce platforms. 106
GPI Tracker system: SWIFT broadens payment tracking capabilities. 106
TESS: NASA, SpaceX collaborate to search for exoplanets. 107
Current affairs gk today March 28, 2018. 108
AAI signs MoU with Assam Government to develop villages in Kamrup district. 108
India’s first insect museum opened in Tamil Nadu. 108
Department of Posts launches Cool EMS Service between India and Japan. 109
India and China agree roadmap for addressing Trade Imbalance.109
Atal Innovation Mission ink SOI with SAP Global to foster innovation. 109
Skill India partners with Ministry of Power for implementation of Saubhagya Scheme. 110
93% rural households with access to toilets using them: NARSS 2017-18. 110
Exim Bank extends $500 million loan facility to 15-nation ECOWAS. 111
Government launches Study in India programme to attract foreign students. 111
K2-229b: Hot, metallic Earth-sized planet discovered. 112
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada on IPRs. 112
Current affairs gk today March 29, 2018. 113
Cabinet approves India, UK and Ireland MoU on organised crime.113
CCEA approves bulk export of all edible oils. 113
Cabinet approves re-structuring of NSDF and NSDC.113
CCEA approves continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme. 114
Cabinet approves MoU between India and SACEP for cooperation on Oil and Chemical Pollution.
Cabinet approves amendments to National Medical Commission Bill. 115
CCEA approves new Integrated Scheme for School Education. 115
CCEA approves enhancing coverage of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana. 116
CCEA approves continuation of Nutrient Based Subsidy and City Compost Scheme. 117
Current affairs gk today March 30, 2018. 117
India receives first US LNG shipment at Dabhol under long-term deal. 117
Hindon Elevated Road: India’s longest elevated road inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh. 118
Rajasthan’s first mega food park inaugurated at Ajmer.118
China launches twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space. 118
First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, and Mental Illnesses held in New Delhi. 119
Madhya Pradesh’s Kadaknath chicken gets Geographical Indication tag.119
InSight Mission: NASA’s first mission to explore deep interior of Mars. 119
ISRO successfully launches GSAT-6A satellite. 120
Government launches Swachh Bharat Summer Internship. 121
Current affairs gk today March 31, 2018. 121
PFMS portal processes record transactions on single day. 121
SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: Government to File Review Petition. 121
Kaziranga National Park: Rhino population rises marginally. 122
Pakistan Test Fires Submarine Launched Cruise Missile BABUR. 122
Russia Conducts Another Test for ICBM Sarmat Missile. 122
Interstitium: Scientists discover new organ in human body. 122
Chandra Bhushan Kumar appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner. 123
Government appoints Vineet Joshi as first DG of National Testing Agency. 123
Current affairs gk today April 1, 2018. 15
BABUR III: Pakistan tests nuclear-capable, submarine-launched missile.15
E-way Bill comes into effect on Inter-state movement of goods over Rs 50,000.16
Accessible Tourism: Nepal launches its first accessible trekking trail.16
West Bengal Launches Rupashree scheme for marriage of poor girls. 16
India becomes World’s second largest mobile phone producer. 17
Current affairs gk today April 2, 2018. 17
114th Permanent Indus Commission meeting held in Delhi. 17
Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel. 17
ISRO losses contact with communication satellite GSAT-6A. 18
Tiangong-1: China’s space lab plummets to earth, burns up over Pacific Ocean.19
Current affairs gk today April 3, 2018. 20
Multi Modal Logistic Park inaugurated at Balli, Goa.20
SIDBI celebrates its foundation day.20
Atal Pension Yojana subscriber base touches over 97 lakh: PFRDA.21
Adopt a Heritage Project: Monument Mitras to adopt heritage sites and monuments. 21
India at risk of food shortage due to climate change: Study. 22
Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis: New plant species discovered in Western Ghats.22
Government levies 10% import duty on key smartphone components. 23
India ranks 37th in global startup ecosystem in 2017: Startupblink Report. 23
Core sector growth up by 5.3% in Current affairs gk today February 2018. 24
Current affairs gk today April 4, 2018. 24
Indian Army, HDFC Bank ink MoU on defence salary package. 24
Government inks 16 APAs in Current affairs gk today March 2018. 25
120 castes/communities notified in Central OBC list in last 3 years: Government. 25
India’s manufacturing sector growth falls to five-month low in Current affairs gk today March 2018: PMI. 26
Government launches Digital Initiative for ease of exports. 27
SEBI eases algorithm trade rules in commodity exchanges. 27
NIRF Rankings 2018: IISc Overall Best, AIIMS Best Medical College. 28
ASPIRE: NASA successfully tests supersonic Mars landing parachute. 30
India-Iran: Cabinet approves MoU to establish expert group on trade remedy measures. 30
India-Afghanistan: Cabinet approves Cooperation Arrangement in food safety and related areas.31
Current affairs gk today April 5, 2018. 31
Cabinet approves closure of Burn Standard Company Limited. 31
India-Canada: Cabinet approves MoU in research and industry-academic collaboration. 31
India-UAE: Cabinet approves MoU on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector. 32
Cabinet approves rightsizing Competition Commission of India. 32
Cabinet approves Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018.33
India becomes second largest manufacturer of crude steel. 33
Internet Security Threat Report: India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats.33
CCEA approves revised cost estimates for updation of National Register of Citizens in Assam. 34
9th India, Japan, US trilateral meeting held in New Delhi. 35
Current affairs gk today April 6, 2018. 35
5 Current affairs gk today April: National Maritime Day. 35
RBI defers adoption of Ind-AS by 1 year for banks. 35
EXIM Bank extends $4.5 billion loan to Bangladesh for social, infrastructure projects. 36
TRAI proposes Wi-Fi grid to bring down cost of internet by 90%.36
Government constitutes committee to regulate news portals. 37
CBDT forms Working Group to assess tax risks of High Net Worth Individuals migrating abroad.37
RBI constitutes inter-departmental group to study launching of fiat digital currency. 38
Indian Navy conducts Chakravat HADR Exercise with Kerala Government. 39
Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring. 39
RBI’s first bimonthly policy FY 2018-19: Policy rates unchanged. 40
Current affairs gk today April 7, 2018. 40
Global Logistics Summit 2018 held in New Delhi. 40
7 Current affairs gk today April: World Health Day.41
Uttarakhand’s second Mega Food Park inaugurated at Udham Singh Nagar. 41
09-3x Dynamic Tamping Express: Indian Railways induct new machines for Mechanised Track Maintenance. 42
Government inks agreement with World Bank for Maharashtra Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture.42
ICICI Bank becomes first Indian bank to go live on SWIFT’s GPI service.43
Exercise Gaganshakti 2018: IAF to conduct biggest combat exercise along Pakistan, China borders. 
GRSE handovers 4th Mark IV LCU vessel – L54 to Indian Navy. 44
Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018: India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise.44
Government bans imports of hormone oxytocin.44
RH300 sounding rocket launched for atmospheric studies. 45
Government to launch Gobardhan Yojana nationally from Haryana. 46
Current affairs gk today April 8, 2018. 46
Soft Drinks Sugar tax in UK to combat obesity and sugar-related diseases. 46
Desert Tiger 5: UAE and Malaysia conclude joint military exercise.47
Tamil Nadu Government launches Uzhavan app for farmers. 47
RBI switches back to GDP model from GVA model to measure economy. 47
Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park. 48
President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on 3-nation Africa tour. 48
Madhubani railway station in Bihar gets makeover with Mithila paintings.49
UP Government launches Ganga Hariteema Yojana.49
Walmiki and Malhar: 2 unknown languages discovered. 49
India to build strategic railway link between Kathmandu and Raxaul in Bihar. 50
Current affairs gk today April 9, 2018. 50
4 kingfisher species sighted in Krishna sanctuary.50
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in New Delhi.51
India, Nepal to develop inland waterways for cargo movement. 51
India, South Korea to ink pact for seafarers, boost bilateral ties. 51
8th Theatre Olympics concludes in Mumbai. 52
Parker Solar Probe: NASA to launch Humanity’s first flight to Sun in July 2018.52
Odilorhabdins: New class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance discovered. 52
Health Ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams. 53
11 public sector banks placed under RBI’s PCA Framework. 53
Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific held in Indore. 54
Current affairs gk today April 10, 2018.55
M Sathiyavathy appointed as member of UPSC. 55
Indian origin scientist develops world’s first microfactory for e-waste. 55
Singapore, China ink MoU for collaboration on Belt and Road Initiative. 55
UIDAI launches digitally signed QR code with photo on e-Aadhaar.56
Ban Ki-moon elected as Chairman of Boao Forum. 56
Current affairs gk today April 10: World Homoeopathy Day.57
Rajesh Ranjan appointed as DG of CISF. 57
Earth’s bedrock: New source of global nitrogen discovered. 57
Balram Bhargava appointed DG of ICMR. 58
FSSAI launches Project Dhoop to address vitamin D deficiency amongst youngsters. 58
Current affairs gk today April 11, 2018. 58
Current affairs gk today April 11: National Safe Motherhood Day. 58
India signs MoU with World EXPO 2020 Dubai.59
India donates $1 million for Swaziland’s National Disaster Management Agency.59
New website and mobile app of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis launched. 59
Government sets up committee to review the enforcement of CSR provisions. 60
11th World Hindi Conference to be held in Mauritius. 60
NITI Forum for Northeast outlines 5 development missions. 61
India’s first high-speed electric locomotive of 12000HP capacity launched. 61
Current affairs gk today April 12, 2018.62
India, Morocco sign MoU to promote mineral exploration. 62
India, UK and Northern Ireland: Cabinet approves MoU on return of Illegal Migrants. 62
Cabinet approves Host country Agreement between India and ISA.62
CCEA approves framework for Coal Bed Methane extraction by Coal India. 63
IIT-Delhi installs India’s first 5G lab.63
Cabinet delegates power to Finance and Oil Ministers to award oil and gas blocks. 64
Government invites proposal for India’s first offshore wind project.64
India hosts 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting. 65
Index of Economic Freedom 2018: India ranks 130th. 65
IRNSS-1I: ISRO successfully launches navigation satellite. 66
Current affairs gk today April 13, 2018.67
Boeing, HAL, Mahindra tie up to build F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India. 67
India’s economy to grow 7.3% in 2018-19 and 7.6% in 2019-20: ADB Outlook. 68
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 10th edition of Defence Expo. 68
AIIB approves $140 million loan to improve Rural Connectivity in Madhya Pradesh. 69
Industrial production grows 7.1% in Current affairs gk today February 2018: CSO. 69
CJI first among equals, power to allocate work: SC. 70
NHAI signs agreement for its first International project under IMT Trilateral Highway. 71
Bhanu Pratap Sharma replaces Vinod Rai as chairman of Banks Board Bureau. 71
RBI tightens reporting norms for Liberalised Remittance Scheme. 72
Government constitutes 13 member Task Force for fast-tracking implementation of UAV technology.
Current affairs gk today April 14, 2018.72
Government bans imports of hormone oxytocin.44
RH300 sounding rocket launched for atmospheric studies. 45
Government to launch Gobardhan Yojana nationally from Haryana. 46
Current affairs gk today April 8, 2018. 46
Soft Drinks Sugar tax in UK to combat obesity and sugar related diseases. 46
Desert Tiger 5: UAE and Malaysia conclude joint military exercise.47
Tamil Nadu Government launches Uzhavan app for farmers. 47
RBI switches back to GDP model from GVA model to measure economy. 47
Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park. 48
President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on 3-nation Africa tour. 48
Madhubani railway station in Bihar gets makeover with Mithila paintings.49
UP Government launches Ganga Hariteema Yojana.49
Walmiki and Malhar: 2 unknown languages discovered. 49
India to build strategic railway link between Kathmandu and Raxaul in Bihar. 50
Current affairs gk today April 9, 2018. 50
4 kingfisher species sighted in Krishna sanctuary.50
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in New Delhi.51
India, Nepal to develop inland waterways for cargo movement. 51
India, South Korea to ink pact for seafarers, boost bilateral ties. 51
8th Theatre Olympics concludes in Mumbai. 52
Parker Solar Probe: NASA to launch Humanity’s first flight to Sun in July 2018.52
Odilorhabdins: New class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance discovered. 52
Health Ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams. 53
11 public sector banks placed under RBI’s PCA Framework. 53
Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific held in Indore. 54
Current affairs gk today April 10, 2018.55
M Sathiyavathy appointed as member of UPSC. 55
Indian origin scientist develops world’s first micro factory for e-waste. 55
Singapore, China ink MoU for collaboration on Belt and Road Initiative. 55
UIDAI launches digitally signed QR code with photo on e-Aadhaar.56
Ban Ki-moon elected as Chairman of Boao Forum. 56
Current affairs gk today April 10: World Homoeopathy Day.57
Rajesh Ranjan appointed as DG of CISF. 57
Earth’s bedrock: New source of global nitrogen discovered. 57
Balram Bhargava appointed DG of ICMR. 58
FSSAI launches Project Dhoop to address vitamin D deficiency amongst youngsters. 58
Current affairs gk today April 11, 2018. 58
Current affairs gk today April 11: National Safe Motherhood Day. 58
India signs MoU with World EXPO 2020 Dubai.59
India donates $1 million for Swaziland’s National Disaster Management Agency.59
New website and mobile app of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis launched. 59
Government sets up committee to review the enforcement of CSR provisions. 60
11th World Hindi Conference to be held in Mauritius. 60
NITI Forum for Northeast outlines 5 development missions. 61
India’s first high-speed electric locomotive of 12000HP capacity launched. 61
Current affairs gk today April 12, 2018.62
India, Morocco sign MoU to promote mineral exploration. 62
India, UK and Northern Ireland: Cabinet approves MoU on return of Illegal Migrants. 62
Cabinet approves Host country Agreement between India and ISA.62
CCEA approves framework for Coal Bed Methane extraction by Coal India. 63
IIT-Delhi installs India’s first 5G lab.63
Cabinet delegates power to Finance and Oil Ministers to award oil and gas blocks. 64
Government invites proposal for India’s first offshore wind project.64
India hosts 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting. 65
Index of Economic Freedom 2018: India ranks 130th. 65
IRNSS-1I: ISRO successfully launches navigation satellite. 66
Current affairs gk today April 13, 2018.67
Boeing, HAL, Mahindra tie up to build F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India. 67
India’s economy to grow 7.3% in 2018-19 and 7.6% in 2019-20: ADB Outlook. 68
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 10th edition of Defence Expo. 68
AIIB approves $140 million loan to improve Rural Connectivity in Madhya Pradesh. 69
Industrial production grows 7.1% in Current affairs gk today February 2018: CSO. 69
CJI first among equals, power to allocate work: SC. 70
NHAI signs agreement for its first International project under IMT Trilateral Highway. 71
Bhanu Pratap Sharma replaces Vinod Rai as chairman of Banks Board Bureau. 71
RBI tightens reporting norms for Liberalised Remittance Scheme. 72
Government constitutes 13 member Task Force for fast-tracking implementation of UAV technology.
Current affairs gk today April 14, 2018.72
Sunderban Reserve Forest to get Ramsar site status. 102
Scientists identify four bacterial strains to remove sulphur from fossil fuels. 103
Current affairs gk today April 22: Earth Day. 103
Madras HC becomes first st court in south India to introduce e-court fee payment facility.104
TCS becomes India’s first $100 billion IT company. 104
Current affairs gk today April 24, 2018.105
Bengaluru Smart City testing prototype Intelligent Traffic Management Solution. 105
Diu Smart City: First to run on 100% Renewable Energy during daytime. 105
Abu Zeid: Jailed Egyptian Photographer wins 2018 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize. 105
India highest recipient of Remittances in 2017: World Bank. 106
Protected Area Permit regime: MHA allows foreign tourists to visit Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur.
Recommendations of Rajesh Bindal committee on Inter-country removal and retention of children. 
24 Current affairs gk today April: National Panchayati Raj Day. 108
GI tag for Telangana’s Adilabad dokra, Warangal Dhurries. 108
Government planning to gift obsolete weaponry to friendly countries. 109
Current affairs gk today April 25, 2018.109
PM Narendra Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. 109
25 Current affairs gk today April: World Malaria Day.110
Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments. 110
Government inks $210 million loan agreement with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. 111
Giant mosquito with 11.15 cm wingspan found in China. 111
Malvi’s adder’s-tongue fern: World’s smallest land fern discovered in Western Ghats. 111
Sagar Kavach: Coastal security exercise held in Kerala.111
Government to tie up with US and Finland to jointly develop new pollution-forecast system.112
Government signs loan agreement with World Bank for Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project.
Current affairs gk today April 26, 2018.112
Cabinet approves MoA between India and WHO. 112
CCEA approves Minimum Support Prices for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season. 113
National Biopharma Mission: Government inks Legal Agreements with World Bank. 113
CSIR and DoT sign MoU for nationwide Time Stamping & Time Synchronization network.114
Cabinet approves declaration of Scheduled Areas in Rajasthan under Fifth Schedule. 114
India-Sao Tome and Principe: Cabinet approves MoU for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicines.115
LCU L53: Indian Navy inducts third Landing Craft Utility at port Blair. 115
HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018: India-Malaysia joint training exercise to be held in Malaysia. 115
 CCEA approves restructured National Bamboo Mission. 116
Current affairs gk today April 27, 2018.117
Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to sworn in as Supreme Court judge. 117
Fejervarya goemchi: New frog species named after Goa. 117
Cabinet approves Long Term Agreements for supply of iron ore to Japan and South Korea.117
Government launches Seed import-export portal. 118
Bureau of Indian Standards grants first license for Liquid Chlorine on all India basis. 118
23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council in held in Gandhinagar. 118
India ranks 138th in World Press Freedom Index 2018.119
ITC ties up with NITI Aayog to train 2 lakh farmers to increase their income. 119
Bhabha Kavach: BARC develops cheaper, lightweight bulletproof jackets. 120
NITI Aayog launches Atal New India Challenge under Atal Innovation Mission.120
Current affairs gk today April 28, 2018.121
Tourism Ministry and Google launches 360-degree Virtual Reality experience video on Incredible India.121
NDMA conducts its first-ever Mock Exercise on Bio-Disasters at Patna airport.121
Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra chosen for 2017 Saraswati Samman. 121
CSIR wins National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018. 122
Fitch retains India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘ with ‘stable’ outlook. 122
NSE’s India Index Services & Products Ltd launches Nifty equity savings index.122
Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of UNCCD held in New Delhi. 123
DAC approves acquisition of NAG Missile System for Army and long range guns for Navy.123
PM Narendra Modi launched Van Dhan Scheme. 124
India-China Informal Summit held in Wuhan. 124
Current affairs gk today April 29-30, 2018. 125
PHDCCI, Indian Yoga Association sign MoU to promote cultural tourism in Krishna Circuit. 125
Special 301 Report: USTR again places India Priority Watch List. 125
RBI eases External borrowing norms to enable cheaper funds. 126
LCA Tejas successful test fires Derby air-to-air beyond visual range missile. 126
International Buddhist Conference held in Lumbini, Nepal. 126
Peace Mission: India, Pakistan for first time to participate together in SCO counter-terror exercise. 
Part-C: Objective Current Affairs – 240 Multiple Choice Questions. 127
Current affairs gk today May 1, 2018. 16
Sikkim’s Pawan Chamling becomes India’s longest-serving Chief Minister.16
Government launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW for 3 years. 16
15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi in Current affairs gk today January 2019.17
HDFC Bank launches interactive humanoid IRA 2.0 in Bengaluru.17
Harimau Shakti 2018: India and Malaysia joint military exercise begins. 17
GOBAR-DHAN Scheme launched to promote wealth and energy from waste. 18
InSight: NASA to launch its first mission to study deep interior of Mars. 18
Current affairs gk today May 2, 2018. 19
Government appoints Subhash Chandra Khuntia as new chairman of IRDAI. 19
NDMA conducts workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction database. 19
9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue held in New Delhi.20
President to preside over PM-headed panel on Gandhi 150th birth Anniversary.20
14 of Indian cities figure in World’s 20 most polluted cities list: WHO. 20
National Digital Communications Policy 2018: DoT releases draft Telecom policy. 21
Core sector growth slows to 4.1% in Current affairs gk today March 2018. 22
South Western Command conducts Exercise Vijay Prahar in Rajasthan.23
Current affairs gk today May 3, 2018. 24
Manufacturing growth improves slightly in Current affairs gk today April 2018: PMI. 24
Task Force on Establishment of CDRI submits report to MHA. 24
Cabinet approves Restructuring of Indian Bureau of Mines. 24
Cabinet approves accession to WHO protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. 25
Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana: Cabinet doubles investment limit for senior citizens. 26
Global warming driving harmful algae growth: Study. 26
Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana: Cabinet approves setting up of 20 AIIMS. 26
Cabinet approves ordinance to amend law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes. 27
India, US hold round 3 of Maritime Security Dialogue in Goa. 27
India and France conduct final phase of Varuna naval exercise near Reunion Island. 27
Current affairs gk today May 4, 2018. 28
CCEA approves financial assistance to sugar mills for clearing cane dues of farmers. 28
3 Current affairs gk today May: World Press Freedom Day. 29
CCEA renames Multi-sectoral Development Programme as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.29
FDI Confidence Index 2018: India ranks 11th. 29
Green Revolution-Krishonnati Yojana: CCEA approves continuation of Umbrella Scheme in agriculture sector.30
CBDT inks 200th Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreement. 31
India emerges as fifth largest military spender in 2017: SIPRI. 32
Meteorological Department issues warning of another dust storm in UP, Rajasthan. 33
EPFO launches View Pension Passbook Service on Umang App. 33
Current affairs gk today May 5, 2018. 34
SWAYAM: Government notifies 75 National Resource Centres for Higher Education faculty.34
GST Council constitutes 2 Group of Ministers on digital payments and Cess on Sugar. 34
Namami Gange Programme: NMCG approves used of GIS technology. 35
APSTAR-6C: China launches communication satellite. 35
GST Council approves simplified tax return filing system. 35
Government launches National Water Informatics Centre. 36
GST Council approves converting GSTN into government-owned entity.36
First organised census of Indus Dolphins begins in Punjab. 37
NITI Aayog ink SoI with IBM to develop Precision Agriculture using Artificial Intelligence. 37
Current affairs gk today May 6-7, 2018.37
GravityRAT: Malware allegedly designed by Pakistani hackers became stronger.37
InSight Mission: NASA launches robotic lander to explore Mars. 38
Scientists identify key peptide to develop a vaccine for leptospirosis.39
Western Ghats’ forests vital for monsoon rainfall in Tamil Nadu: Study. 40
Hidden reserves of water ice discovered under surface of moon. 40
India to host 15th Asia Media Summit. 41
Border Roads Organisation celebrates 58th Raising Day. 41
Current affairs gk today May 8, 2018. 41
First Apex Conference for CEOs of Smart Cities held in Bhopal. 41
CBDT notifies Protocol amending DTAA between India and Kuwait. 42
NITI Aayog ink SoI with Google to help grow AI ecosystem in India. 42
Government to set up additional 100 One Stop Centres for women safety. 43
Bhupathy’s shieldtail: New species of shieldtail snake discovered in Western Ghats. 43
3rd edition of UNPCAP held in New Delhi. 43
POSHAN Abhiyaan: India inks $200 million loan agreement with World Bank.44
Google launches Android Things for IoT platform. 44
CSWRI scientists comes up with new sheep insemination technique. 44
Government to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts across country. 45
Current affairs gk today May 9, 2018. 45
Business Optimism Index: India slips to 6th position globally in first quarter of 2018. 45
Arun-3 Hydropower Project: Nepal grants license to India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd to generate power. 45
Naval Commanders’ Conference held New Delhi. 46
TRAI releases draft of telecom interconnection regulation. 46
Asia Power Index: India ranks fourth in Asia-Pacific region. 47
Madhya Pradesh launches India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre for its smart cities. 
India, Guatemala ink MoU for expanding cooperation in diplomatic training. 48
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission approves modern animal-free testing for drugs. 48
Current affairs gk today May 10, 2018. 49
India’s installed clean energy capacity touched 70 GW: Government. 49
India to grow 7.4% in 2018: IMF’s Asia & Pacific Regional Economic Outlook report. 49
15th Finance Commission forms constitutes advisory council over terms of reference issue.50
President Donald Trump withdraws US from Iran nuclear deal. 50
Government approves green licence plates for private electric vehicles.52
Government launches Digital India Internship Scheme portal. 53
Vijay Prahar exercise of Indian Army concludes in Suratgarh, Rajasthan. 53
Operation Insaniyat: India sends second relief consignment to Bangladesh for displaced Rohingyas.
India, Panama sign two agreements.54
Current affairs gk today May 11, 2018. 55
Stanford University to assist UP in combating chronic diseases. 55
6th US-India Aviation Summit held in Mumbai. 55
IAF for first time successfully conducts an online scheduled test for airmen recruitment. 55
Current affairs gk today May 11: National Technology Day. 56
Atal Tinkering Marathon: Top 30 Innovations showcased. 56
Rythu Bandhu Scheme: Telangana government launches investment support scheme for farmers.57
Bangabandhu Satellite-1: Bangladesh’s first communication satellite to be launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9.57
SCO Tourism Ministers’ conference held in Wuhan, China. 57
Current affairs gk today May 12, 2018. 58
World’s second oldest rock discovered in Odisha.58
12 Current affairs gk today May: International Nurse Day. 58
India, Nepal flag offs bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya under Racurrent affairs gk today Mayan Circuit. 58
India, Peru signs agreement in field of Renewable Energy. 59
RBI puts Dena Bank under prompt corrective action. 59
Government to expand Buddhist tourism circuit to 21 more states.60
US cancels NASA’s carbon monitoring project. 60
Current affairs gk today May 13-14, 2018. 60
India was world’s largest remittance-receiving country in 2017: Repot. 60
IMD to deploy 30 more doppler radars across India.61
Type 001A: China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier begins sea trial.61
ISRO developing environment-friendly propellant. 62
Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project.63
Nepal to host 2018 BIMSTEC summit. 63
UNDP to set up skill development centre in Hyderabad. 64
Government to link 200 more mandis to eNAM.64
Current affairs gk today May 15, 2018. 64
Gender bias caused excess deaths of girls under 5: Study. 64
Sulabh International founder Dr Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with Nikkei Asia Prize. 65
Three million new jobs by 2030 to offset employment loss due to rising heat: ILO Report. 65
Indian Army flags of Women Officers’ Mountaineering Expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi-Ii. 66
First all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra starts operations in Phagwara, Punjab. 66
More tests required for release of GM mustard: GEAC.66
China launches first India-dedicated investment fund. 67
4 states, 1 UT sign MoUs for implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme. 67
4th meeting of SAWEN held in Kolkata, India. 68
Explained: Samarth Scheme. 69
Government issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy.69
Government launches full-fledged Green Skill Development Programme.70
Current affairs gk today May 16, 2018. 70
Current affairs gk today May 15: International Day of Families. 70
NTPC signs MoU with Bihar Government to improve performance of power sector in Bihar. 70
India emerges third largest solar market in the world in 2017. 71
Bharat Inclusion Initiative: IIM Ahmedabad unveils $25 million initiative to fund start-ups. 71
President inaugurates Integrated Centre for Crisis Management for CBRN emergencies at BARC. 71
Atal Pension Yojana’s subscriber base crosses 1 crore mark: PFRDA. 72
WHO launches REPLACE campaign to eliminate trans-fat in foods by 2023. 72
First International Rail Coach Expo held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 72
Current affairs gk today May 17, 2018. 73
Microhyla kodial: New frog species discovered in coastal Karnataka. 73
Cabinet approves setting up of Central University in Andhra Pradesh. 73
Cabinet approves the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal. 
Cabinet approves strengthening commercial disputes resolution mechanism of CPSEs. 74
Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Deoghar, Jharkhand.74
BSE becomes first Indian stock exchange to get US SEC’s DOSM recognition. 75
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana: Cabinet approves Micro Irrigation Fund under NABARD. 
Network for Spectrum Project for Defence Services: CCEA approves enhancement of budget. 76
Cabinet approves National Policy on Biofuels, 2018.77
WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List.77
Current affairs gk today May 18, 2018. 78
President appoints Uttam Pacharne as Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. 78
RBI tweaks norms for setting up of IFSC Banking Units. 78
India’s economy is projected to grow 7.6% in 2018-19: UN WESP.79
Commerce Ministry establishes Directorate General of Trade Remedies.79
Arsenic Sensor and Removal Media: IISER develops a device to detect and remove arsenic from water.
Current affairs gk today May 19, 2018. 80
Current affairs gk today May 18: International Museum Day.81
Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn-in as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur. 81
Government appoints Anil Kumar Jha as CMD of Coal India Limited. 81
Sagar cyclonic storm: IMD issues advisory to 5 states and 1 UT. 82
CSTT adopts AYUSH word for scientific and technical purposes. 82
Parcel Cargo Express Train connecting northeast to West Coast begins operation. 82
India’s freshwater stocks in danger: NASA. 83
India saw 211 tuberculosis cases per 1,00,000 population in 2016: WHO.83
Supreme Court approves draft Cauvery Management Scheme. 84
Current affairs gk today May 20, 2018.84
Emergency Summit of OIC held in Istanbul to discuss Israel-Palestine violence.84
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kishanganga Hydroelectric project in J&K.85
India drags US to WTO over the imposition of duties. 85
IIT Kanpur sets up India’s first advisory center for energy. 85
Zojila tunnel: PM Narendra Modi launches construction of Asia’s longest road tunnel. 86
UJALA scheme: EESL distributes over 30 crores LED bulbs across the country. 86
Akademik Lomonosov: Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power plant.87
Current affairs gk today May 21, 2018. 88
e-Visa Scheme: Government earns Rs.1,400 crore. 88
Queqiao satellite: China launches relay satellite to explore the dark side of Moon. 88
26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers held in Durban. 88
CRPF raises Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals activities in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.89
India is 6th wealthiest country in the world. 89
Explained: Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection. 90
Current affairs gk today May 22, 2018. 91
Pakistan named among top 3 sources for money laundering in UK.91
Black Panther: Chhattisgarh to get specialized anti-Naxal combat force. 91
Gandiv Vijay: Chetak Corps of South Western Command conduct military exercise in Rajasthan. 92
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired to increase life from 10 to 15 years.92
MCX launches India’s first copper options contracts. 93
Navika Sagar Parikrama: Indian Navy’s all-women crew completes circumnavigating globe expedition. 94
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: India receives first crude oil cargo from UAE for Mangalore reserve.95
UDAN scheme: the First commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh lands at Pasighat.96
22 Current affairs gk today May: International Bio-diversity Day. 96
Current affairs gk today May 23, 2018.97
Nidaan: Rajasthan Government launches software for disease monitoring.97
GRACE-FO satellites: SpaceX launches NASA satellites to track Earth’s water Cycle. 97
Oumuamua: Alien asteroid discovered in Solar system.97
Ministry of Civil Aviation notifies Draft Passenger Charter. 98
Worsening air quality major cause of premature deaths in India: Study. 98
Government releases draft Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming Act, 2018.
Election Commission to launch App to help voters to share malpractice proof.100
Habitat loss current affairs gk today May have triggered Nipah outbreak: WHO report. 100
DAC approves measures to simplify Defence Procurement Procedure. 100
India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality: Lancet Study. 101
Current affairs gk today May 24, 2018.101
India-Netherlands-Sweden to collaborate for research programme on HIV/AIDS. 101
NITI Aayog ink SoI with ABB India to provide AI, big data and connectivity solutions. 102
Cabinet approves proposal to set up 4072 towers in Left Wing Extremism Areas. 102
Former SC judge CK Prasad appointed as Chairman of Press Council of India.103
Cabinet approves USOF scheme for Meghalaya under CTDP. 103
Nepal becomes first country in south-east Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO.103
Pakistan hosted SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure meeting in Islamabad.104
India’s first National Sports University in Manipur: Union Cabinet approves ordinance. 104
Current affairs gk today May 25, 2018.104
INSV Tarini team awarded Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017. 104
5th India-CLMV Business Conclave held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 105
Surya Kiran-XIII: India-Nepal joint battalion level exercise to be held in Uttarakhand. 106
Government reconstitutes FSDC: Includes secretaries from Revenue Department, MeitY, IBC Chairman. 106
SIDBI, CSC SPV ink MoU to provide financial support to village level entrepreneurs. 106
Government launches Samagra Shiksha scheme to improve quality of school education. 107
15th Finance Commission constitutes high level group for balanced expansion of health sector. 108
Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve wins India Biodiversity Award 2018. 108
UNICEF launches data visualisation app on education scenario in India. 108
US withdraws invitation to Chinese navy to participate in 2018 RIMPAC maritime exercise.109
Current affairs gk today May 26, 2018.109
NIC sets up cloud-enabled National Data Centre in Bhubaneswar.109
India-Netherlands launches Clean Air India Initiative. 110
Current affairs gk today May 25: World Thyroid Awareness Day. 110
TCS becomes first company to achieve 7 lakh crore market capitalisation milestone.110
ASEAN India Film Festival held in New Delhi. 111
Bangladesh Bhavan inaugurated at Vishwa Bharti University in Santiniketan. 111
MHA creates Women Safety Division to address issues of women security. 111
LCU L54: Indian Navy commissions fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV. 112
President appoints new Governors of Odisha and Mizoram. 112
NITI Aayog signs SoI with Sushant Singh Rajput to promote Women Entrepreneurship Platform.113
Patratu Super Thermal Power Project: PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone in Jharkhand.113
Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize 2018. 114
Rustom-2 drone to be delivered to armed forces by 2020: DRDO.114
Current affairs gk today May 27-28, 2018. 114
S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems: India concludes price negotiations with Russia. 114
IMD to team up with BSNL for sending extreme weather warnings. 115
Eastern Peripheral Expressway: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s first smart and green highway. 115
BCCI and UN Environment sign agreement to promote Green Cricket in India.116
UNEP recongnises Cochin International Airport as world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. 116
Germany to host first edition of Global Wind Summit.117
Tata Trusts signs MoU with Government to provide development support in Naxal-hit districts. 117
Colombia joins NATO as global partner. 117
NASSCOM establishes India’s second Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza in China. 118
Current affairs gk today May 29, 2018.118
Ex-Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk named as caretaker PM of Pakistan.118
Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards: Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali ties up with BSNL. 118
RBI appoints Sudha Balakrishnan as its first Chief Financial Officer. 119
 Coast Guards of India and Pakistan hold talks in New Delhi. 119
R K Agrawal appointed President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. 119
Ruthenium (Ru): Fourth element showing magnetism at room temperature discovered. 120
Gaj Yatra launched in Garo Hills of Meghalaya.120
Current affairs gk today May 30, 2018.120
Management of Widows Home: Ministry of WCD signs MoU with UP Government. 120
India, World Bank ink $21.7 million loan agreement for Rajasthan’s Public Financial Management Project. 121
PRAAPTI App and Web portal launched to bring transparency in electricity payments to Generators
TRAI proposes use of blockchain technology to curb spam calls, texts. 121
WHO adopts resolution on Digital Health proposed by India. 122
Senior diplomat Pankaj Saran as Deputy National Security Advisor. 123
Bihar Government implores Centre for granting the Special Category Status for the state. 123
Current affairs gk today May 31, 2018.125
4th International Yoga Day Celebrations main event to be held in Dehradun. 125
IRTC Next Generation e-Ticketing System: Ministry of Railways launches new user interface. 125
Mission Raftar: Ministry of Railways organizes one day workshop to raise speed of trains. 125
INDOPACOM: US Pacific Command renamed as Indo-Pacific Command. 126
Government launches India’s first ever guidelines for Adventure Tourism. 126
Scientists create world’s first 3D-printed human corneas. 126
Andhra Pradesh notifies new state symbols after bifurcation. 127
Facebook partners with NCW to launch Digital Literacy Programme.127
Upgraded Pinaka rocket successfully test-fired.127
Current affairs gk today June, 01 2018. 20
Cochin Shipyard, Kerala Government ink pact to build three marine ambulances. 20
India, Japan, US: Malabar Exercise 2018 to be held off coast of Guam in Philippine Sea.21
PM Narendra Modi launches 3 Indian mobile payment apps in Singapore. 22
RIMPAC 2018: 26 countries including India to participate in biennial exercise in US. 22
Maiden test Next Generation SFDR Air to Air Missile successfully conducted. 23
Core industries register 4.7% growth in Current affairs gk today April 2018. 24
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: Government inks $500 million loan agreement with
World Bank.24
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban): Government approves construction 1.5 lakh affordable
houses.25
Government launches Online Analytical Tool to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA.
India’s First Advanced Forensic Lab dedicated to women related cases to come up in
Chandigarh. 26
Current affairs gk today June, 02 2018. 28
Central Government forms Cauvery Water Management Authority.28
Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS): IMD’s new forecast model. 29
Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana: Odisha’s Health Insurance Scheme for
Journalists.29
Current affairs gk today June, 03 2018. 30
Agni 5 Missile Test Fired off Odisha Coast. 30
New Humsafar Express Flagged Off between Jodhpur and Bandra. 31
Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra. 31
Current affairs gk today June, 04 2018. 31
Financial Literacy Week starts with theme ‘Customer Protection’. 32
29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre Observed. 32
India’s E-waste Generation: Key Facts from ASSOCHAM-NEC Study. 33
India receives first shipment of cheapest LNG from Gazprom Russia. 34
Current affairs gk today June, 06 2018. 35
Reservations in Promotions: Centre gets go-ahead from SC. 35
IBSA Ministerial Meet held at Pretoria, South Africa. 35
Rs. 8500 Crore Bailout Package for Sugar Industry Approved. 36
RBI’s Monetary Policy Review: RBI Hikes Repo Rate to 6.25%. 37
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 Promulgated.38
Current affairs gk today June, 07 2018. 39
India’s Current Maternal Mortality Ratio is 130: Key Facts.39
Public Credit Registry: New Information Repository to be set up by RBI. 40
Current affairs gk today June, 08 2018. 41
11th Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 held in India. 41
Andhra Pradesh: First state to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes.42
Queen Pineapple declared as State Fruit of Tripura. 42
DAC approves Equipment Acquisition proposals for Defence forces.43
Operation NISTAR: Indian Navy successfully evacuates 38 Indian Nationals from Yemen. 43
Government extends timeline of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project. 44
Current affairs gk today June, 09 2018. 45
ICGS C 439: Interceptor ship commissioned by Indian Coast Guard. 45
Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural sanitation coverage crosses the 85% mark. 45
Government to raise 5 Indian Reserve Police battalions in Jammu & Kashmir. 46
Current affairs gk today Current affairs gk today Junee 8: World Oceans Day. 46
Dhanush artillery gun clears final test, ready for induction.46
FDI in India rises to US $61.96 billion in 2017-18: DIPP. 47
5 countries elected as non-permanent members of UNSC.48
Berne Convention: India submits declaration. 49
Global Peace Index 2018: India ranks 136th. 49
Current affairs gk today June, 10 2018. 51
Friendship Medal: China awards its first highest state honour to Russian President Vladimir
Putin. 51
Government appoints S Ramesh as Chairman of CBIC.51
India, China ink 2 MoUs on sharing of Brahmaputra river data and supply of non-Basmati rice. 52
Malabar 2018: India, Japan and US start naval exercise off coast of Guam Island in western
Pacific.53
Qingdao declaration: SCO summit adopts declaration calling for 3-year plan to combat
terrorism. 54
Current affairs gk today June, 11 2018. 55
India’s Sunil Chhetri becomes joint second highest international goal scorer. 55
Mauritius to host 11th World Hindi Conference.56
Arvind Saxena appointed as acting Chairman of UPSC.56
Former NIA chief Sharad Kumar appointed vigilance commissioner in CVC. 57
CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium-Ion Battery project.58
WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77%. 58
Nipah virus: Kerala lifts high alert; schools to reopen. 59
Government launches Rail Madad app to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal. 61
2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations & Sciences for Society, Economy inaugurated. 61
India mulls new group of 8-10 countries in WTO. 62
Current affairs gk today June, 12 2018. 63
IRCTC inks MoU with CSC for delivery of rail tickets.63
India to host first BIMSTEC military exercise. 63
Credit Enhancement Fund: Government to launch Rs.500 crore fund. 64
Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project: India gives cheque to Nepal.65
Government launches 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in partnership with CSC. 65
EPIC planet: Indian PRL scientists discover new planet.66
Explained: Seva Bhoj Yojna.67
12 Current affairs gk today Current affairs gk today Junee: World Day against Child Labour.68
Current affairs gk today June, 13 2018.68
SEBI constitutes Group to review Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) framework. 68
SEBI constitutes Expert Committee frame rules for direct listing of Indian firms abroad. 69
ISRO to transfer lithium-ion cell technology to industries for mass production. 70
Greece, Suriname, Cuba: President Ramnath Kovind to embark on a three-nation tour. 70
International Conference on ICT to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. 71
Surya Kiran-XIII: India-Nepal joint military exercise concludes in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. 71
Atal Tinkering Labs: NITI Aayog selects 3,000 more schools. 72
Ten new iconic sites selected under Phase III of Swachh Iconic Places of Swachh Bharat Mission.73
Current affairs gk today June, 14 2018. 74
Cabinet approves MoU between the ICMR and INSERM, France.74
Cabinet extends tenure of Commission constituted to examine issue of OBC sub-categorisation.74
Cabinet approves Three Year Action Plan of Agricultural Education Division & ICAR Institutes. 75
Cabinet approves enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018.76
Cabinet approves Repositioning of North Eastern Council.77
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak: Sulabh International founder honoured with Nikkei Asia Prize. 78
 US Government approves sale of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India. 79
NITI Aayog launches Composite Water Management Index.80
10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis held in New Delhi. 81
Current affairs gk today June, 15 2018. 81
NLCIL’s three 100 MW solar power projects inaugurated.81
Cabinet approves withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013. 82
Current affairs gk today Current affairs gk today Junee 14: World Blood Donor Day. 83
 Government hikes import duty on non-palm oils by 5-10%. 83
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur.84
106th Science Congress to be hosted by Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Jalandhar.84
20 States sign MoU for implementing Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission. 85
DRDO converts Pinaka rocket system into guided missile.86
Government launches Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational districts. 86
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