January-2018 Current Affairs Compilations (Topic for Prelims-2018)

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The following were lucidly compiled along with facts corner of the month.

National & International Importance

  2. ‘Trans-pacific pact could hurt India’
  3. India and Vietnam
  4. Delhi Declaration
  5. India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway
  6. India admitted to Australia Group
  7. Budapest Convention
  8. What is Global Entry Programme?
  9. Haj subsidy
  10. New Delhi International Arbitration Centre
  11. Bangladesh lifts ban on hilsa exports
  12. What is consular access?
  13. VAT introduced for the first time by Saudi Arabia, UAE
  14. Iceland and Unequal Pay Based On Gender



  1. Office of Profit
  2. Should euthanasia be allowed?
  3. Dual duty: on the twin responsibilities of States
  4. Members of Parliament: Qualifications and Disqualification
  5. Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir (J and K)
  6. Laws in the Indian Constitution against Animal-Killing
  7. The Malimath Committee
  8. Joseph Shine v. Union of India
  9. Inserting new Section in IPC was discussed



  1. Litecoin: Whаt It Iѕ & Hоw It Wоrkѕ
  2. NITI Aayog initiates the first course on Sustainable Urban Planning
  3. Forced labour highest in India: Report
  4. Pulse Polio Programme for 2018
  5. announces 4 new schemes to promote young scientists
  6. Centre determined to stabilise population growth
  7. Recalculating ease of doing business
  9. Inclusive Development Index 2018
  10. Unknown facts about Adhaar
  11. Left behind: on the right to free, compulsory education
  12. Operation Digital Board
  13. What is Composition Scheme under GST?
  14. Saksham-2018
  15. What is Virtual ID, and how is it different from Aadhaar?
  16. N. children severely malnourished: report
  17. Taxable savings bonds
  18. Zero Budget Natural Farming
  19. The age of crypto-economics
  20. How single-origin coffees in India disappeare
  21. Food poisoning, a common outbreak in 2017
  22. Three cryptocurrencies you need to know about
  23. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
  24. Gross Value Added, GDP & Base Effect
  25. Jal Mahotsav
  26. Jal Marg Vikas Project
  27. What is the Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry?
  28. What is the term ‘Channel Stuffing’ in Business?
  29. What does the term ‘Time correction’ mean in Finance?
  30. What is an electoral bond and how do we get one?
  31. Online Portal ‘NARI’
  32. Ujh Project
  33. What is Zojila tunnel in J&K?
  34. Photovoltaic road tested in China
  35. Electoral Bonds for political donations
  36. Ministry of Railway launches SFOORTI Application
  37. Government Process Re-engineering (GPR)
  38. Schemes for Children Born With Low Birth Weight
  39. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
  40. Under-Five Child Mortality



  1. Black Hole Eclipse
  2. The many things that Lamin B2 can do
  3. Blue Moon
  4. Bacteria at war
  5. Bone morphogenetic proteins
  6. Adverse Events Following Immunisation
  7. Blue Moon, Super Moon and Blood Moon
  8. Rare ‘super blood blue moon’
  9. Mosquitoes can recall hosts’ smells, swats
  10. Yttria-Stabilised Zirconia
  11. HPV vaccine gets immunisation nod
  12. First India-designed vaccine passes WHO test
  13. Secrets of longevity protein revealed
  14. Seasonal affective disorder
  15. Calcium Sensor Protein (STIM1)
  16. Meltdown and Spectre explaine
  17. Building blocks of life seen in meteorites that fell in 1998
  18. National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
  19. A pioneer in biotechnology
  20. Why were prime numbers in the news recently?
  21. What are Mersenne primes?
  22. India unveils Pratyush
  23. Expanding the donor pool
  24. Unknown microbes identifiied in space
  25. What does ‘learned non-use’ mean in the field of medicine?
  26. What is tetanus?
  27. Vitamin C improves the efficacy of TB drugs



  1. Oil moratorium at Belize Barrier Reef
  2. The langurs south of Assam’s Aie
  3. Red alert on the green index
  4. A new type of virus found in our oceans
  5. Mysterious ‘hot Jupiter’
  6. Environmental Performance Index
  7. A turtle recovery plan
  8. North-East India (Excluding-Brahmputra) Rivers Profile
  9. Don’t judge a snake by its colour
  10. CAC adopts Codex norms for three spices
  11. A quiz on plants and all things green
  12. Researchers unravel floral biodiversity
  13. Sustainable farming and Hydroponics
  14. A new weapon in the carbon fight
  15. Chinese ‘rainbow dinosaur’
  16. State prepares ground for nesting of Olive Ridley
  17. Elephants are irreplaceable seed dispersers
  18. Goa bird festival
  19. Sahara Desert
  20. Mankidia denied habitat in Simlipal
  21. India jumps to fourth place in computing capacity for weather forecasting
  22. What is ‘bomb cyclone’ and why is it freezing USA?
  23. Barren island
  24. What are bosons and how did they get their name?
  25. What are asteroids and how are they grouped?
  26. Tabby’s star
  27. ‘Lucy’ walked upright
  28. Albania is losing its national bird to rampant poaching
  29. Come July, label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic’
  30. Agasthyarkoodam trek
  31. Nilambur teak and Geographical Indication (GI) tag
  32. WHO okays Bharat Bio typhoid shot
  33. Arunachal declared open defecation-free State
  34. Humpback whale in Kerala
  35. Warming may turn quarter of Earth arid
  36. Malabar sanctuary home to new night frog species
  37. New species of reptile found in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  38. Three nests of rare vulture species spotted in Cambodia
  39. New endemic ants from the Andamans
  40. Two new Ginger species found in the northeast



  1. Lala Lajpat Rai
  2. Scorpene-class submarine Karanj
  3. Stone tools offer insights into history of human evolution
  4. What is the ‘moving sofa problem’?
  5. First Slaughter of Chittorgarh by Allauddin Khilji in 1303
  6. Archaeological foundation unearths Chola era temple
  7. Who built the Indus Valley civilisation?
  8. Tamil Sangam poetry
  9. Rogan art in Kutch
  10. Vikrant
  11. Agni-5 ballistic missile
  12. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2018
  13. World’s biggest flooded cave found in Mexico
  14. Historians oppose Monuments Bill
  15. Dharma-Dhamma Traditions
  16. ISRO successfully launches 42nd PSLV with Cartosat-2
  17. Cartosat-2 satellite launched
  18. Akash missile
  19. INS Arihant
  20. Zuma mission
  21. Hwasong-15, North Korea’s latest missile
  22. What is SOFIA? NASA’s eye in the sky
  23. Bilateral Defence Exercise
  24. NASA to launch two missions to explore nearest space
  25. The Konyaks
  26. N.’s role in Quit India movement
  27. P-8I long range maritime patrol aircraft
  28. In democracy, what is ‘primary goods’?
  29. What is the ‘Sarick effect’ in Psychology?
  30. NCST Protection of Jarawa Tribes
  31. How a British war memorial became a symbol of Dalit pride
  32. Defence Acquisition Council
  33. Mission to ‘touch’ sun on NASA’s 2018 list
  34. UNESCO enters Turkey’s endangered ‘bird language’ in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

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