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IAS 2018 : Prelims Special Current Affairs – Volume 4

IAS Prelims Special Current Affairs – Volume 4 for GS

Polity & Governance

  • Prasar Bharti Act
  • Atal Bhoojal yojana
  • Sex Ratio at Birth Dips in 17 States
  • Inter-state Water Dispute
  • Women’s Cooperative Societies
  • Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Elected Candidates
  • Nirbhaya Fund Scheme – MP Govt Paying Meagre Compensation
  • Swachhta Pakhwada
  • KBK (Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput) Plan
  • Watan Ko Jano Programme
  • Government to Set up 562 more Ekalavya Schools
  • Cabinet Approves Creation of National Urban Housing Fund
  • Jaipur’s Gandhinagar Railway Station Becomes 1st Fully Women Operated Non Suburban Railways Station
  • Prohibition of Liquor Ban – States can Relax Highway Liquor Ban
  • Development Schemes for Daman & Diu
  • Jammu & Kashmir State Government Constituted the State Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
  • ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ Scheme
  • Swajal Yojana
  • Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana
  • Khalistan MovementEconomy
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill
  • E-way Bill for Inter-state Goods Movement
  • Cabinet Approval for Opening up of Coal Mines for Private Sector
  • Cabinet Approves Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018
  • RBI Launches Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs
  • Draft National Automotive Policy
  • Country’s Goods Trade Deficit Widened to $16.30 Billion
  • National Conference – “Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmers’ Income”
  • Punjab Plans to Set up Cooperative Rural Hubs
  • Micro ATM
  • Nasscom’s ‘Future Skills’ Platform
  • The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Tele-communication (SWIFT)
  • RBI Monetary Policy Panel Raised Concern over Inflation
  • Currency in Circulation Improved
  • Currency Derivative Trade Limit
  • Understanding India’s Blacklist
  • Foodgrain Production to touch a New Record of 277 Million Tonnes in 2017-18.

Science & Technology

  • 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
  • Drug Eluting Stents
  • Chandrayan-2 – India’s Second Lunar Mission
  • Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune
  • World Congress on Information Technology
  • Mumbai to have India’s First Artificial Intelligence Centre
  • M2M’ Communications
  • Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)
  • India’s First Locally Developed 4G/LTE Telecom System


  • Environment Performance Index 2018
  • NGT Seeks Report on Ganga Rejuvenation
  • International Solar Alliance
  • MoU Signed between Botanical Survey of India and Natural History Museum, UK
  • Wild Horses have gone Extinct
  • Assam to Observe ‘Rhino Day’ on September 22
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill

Art & Culture

  • Extinction of Languages
  • National Banana Festival
  • Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
  • Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
  • Khajuraho Dance Festival
  • 8th Theatre Olympics at Red Fort
  • What is Khadi?
  • Primitive Art: Neanderthals were Europe’s First Painters
  • Ancient Weapons Unearthed in Orissa
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav
  • Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana

International Affairs

  • FATF has Decided to Place Pakistan on “Greylist”
  • Venezuela becomes First Country to Launch Virtual Currency ‘Petro’
  • India-Iran Agreements
  • H-4 Visas – Indians in US
  • Myanmar Approves 15 Million for Border Fencing
  • China Turkey Block US from Putting Pakistan on Terror List
  • India sign MoU with International Development Research Center
  • Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Start Business Without Male Permission
  • India has Invited Saudi Participation in Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Programme.
  • Corruption Perception Index 2017

Miscellaneous News

  • ‘Paschim Lehar’
  • Indo-Seychelles Joint Army Exercise ‘Lamitye’ in Seychelles
  • Andaman & Nicobar Command to host Milan 2018
  • Garuda Shakti Exercise
  • Prime Minister’s Shram Awards
  • India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win Awards at World Government Summit
  • India Contributes USD 1 Million Aid to Tonga
  • Defence Industry Corridor
  • World Sustainable Devlopment Summit (WSDS 2018)
  • Goa Government Launches Motorcycle Ambulance Service
  • Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new President of South Africa
  • P. Sharma Oli takes over as new PM of Nepal
  • Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi
  • Dara Shikoh
  • N Gopalaswami Committee
  • Y H Malegam Committee