IAS 2018: Prelims Special Current Affairs – Volume 5

IAS Prelims Special Current Affairs Volume 5 for GS

Polity & Governance

  • Cabinet Approves the National Health Protection Mission
  • Plea to Raise Minimum Age for Marriage
  • Rajasthan Bill on Rape
  • India’s Ranking Improves in Gender Diversity
  • AmaGaon AmaVikas Programme
  • Cooperative Election Authority
  • ASICS 2017
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
  • Transformation of 115 Aspirational Districts


  • Finance Bill 2018 Passed by Lok Sabha
  • Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
  • Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Commercial Courts (Amendment) Bill
  • Misuse of SWIFT
  • India to Join EBRD
  • Cabinet Approves Establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority
  • Pharma Promotion Tax Exempt: Tribunal
  • Current Account Deficit in Q3 of 2017-18
  • 80:20 Scheme on Gold
  • Maharashtra Adopt Food Park Model
  • World Bank Predict 7.3% Growth
  • Cabinet Identified Champion Services Sectors
  • National e-Mobility Programme
  • Cabinet Approves Easing Spectrum Cap
  • Marshall Islands will Launch the World’s First Legal Tender Cryptocurrency
  • Government Constitutes a Steering Committee on Fintech Related Issues

Science & Technology

  • Dual Mechanism for Embryonic Stem Cells to Maintain Pluripotency
  • Nerve Agent
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • India Aims to Eliminate TB by 2025
  • Stephen Hawking
  • WHO called for the Elimination of the so-called ‘One Centimetre Per Hour’ Benchmark
  • India-Based Neutrino Observatory Gets Cabinet Nod
  • Concept of Living Will
  • Bengaluru Maps its Solar Wealth
  • Saposhi
  • Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership
  • Silver Copper Telluride
  • Meteorite found in Rajasthan
  • New Classification of Diabetes
  • Shakti Shala Solar Park
  • Imprint II
  • Vaterite
  • Rydberg Polarons
  • Ice VII
  • How safe are Mine Protected Vehicles


  • Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) Partnership
  • Smartphone Tech Most Damaging to Environment
  • How India Counts its Tigers
  • Achieving Energy Efficiency Key to Meeting Lower Emissions Commitment
  • First Solar Alliance Meet
  • National Biodiversity Authority
  • Scheme to Promote In-Situ (In The Farm Itself) Management Of Crop Residue

Indian Culture

  • Sufism in the Simplest Terms
  • V. Periyar
  • Bababudandargah
  • Kanchipuram
  • Race to Save 3,000-year-old Treasures in A.P. Village
  • Kuthiyottam Ritual
  • Artefacts of “Pre Iron Age” Found in Odisha

International Affairs

  • India to Help Build Nuclear Plant in Bangladesh
  • H-4 Visa Users, Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders
  • First US LNG Shipment to Reach India
  • Myanmar Puts Off Border Pact
  • 3 Km Stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh Border as a ‘Crime-Free Zone’
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Miscellaneous News

Geographical News

  • La Nina and Monsoon Connection
  • First All Women Railway Station in AP
  • Danger Islands

Military Exercises

  • Western Naval Command Concludes Exercise XPL-18
  • Lamitye 2018

Awards in News

  • Kochon Prize
  • Pritzer Prize

Other Important News

  • Sainthood for Former Pope Paul VI
  • Global Innovation Barometer
  • World Happiness Report