Topic for Prelims-April-2018 Monthly Current Affairs Compilations

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
National & International Issues
1. What is H-4 visa? Why are spouses of Indian H1-B visa holders worried?
2. National Policy and Action Plan
3. HARIMAU SHAKTI
4. India hosted India-Wiesbaden Conference
5. At home and in exile
6. e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office
7. India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway
8. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
9. Foal Eagle
10. Peace Mission exercises
11. Chemical Warfare
12. India to ally with china on ‘Asian Premium’
13. Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project
14. Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) – 2018
Economic, Social & Government Schemes
1. Uday Kotak Committee
2. Public Credit Registry
3. National Council on Nutrition & National Nutrition Mission
4. World Development Report 2019
5. Development impact bonds in India
6. Social impact bond
7. Atal Jyoti Yojana
8. Bureau of Indian Standards
9. Van Dhan Scheme
10. India’s ranking in press freedom falls to 138
11. What is the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018?
12. Diu Smart City
13. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana (BBY)
14. Liberalised Remittance Scheme
15. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
16. GST E-Way Bill System Came into Force
17. A digital initiative to promote ease of agricultural exports
18. Index of Economic Freedom 2018
19. Van Dhan Vikas Kendra
20. POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission)
21. Exploration and Exploitation of Coal Bed Methane
22. Schemes for welfare of Women and Children
23. Rupashree Scheme
24. Delhi becomes first city to roll-out Euro VI fuel
25. The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018
26. Integrated Scheme for School Education
27. Krishi Vigyan Kendras
28. SAKSHAM SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
29. TRIFED
30. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
31. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme
32. RBI Switches Back to GDP Scale to Measure Economy
33. ‘Expression of Interest’ for first offshore wind energy project of 1000 MW capacity
Political Issues
1. National Court of Appeal
2. How the current impeachment law for removal of judges was shaped
3. Scheduled Areas in respect of Rajasthan
4. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
5. Types of questions in Parliament
6. Minorities’ commission to seek constitutional status
7. How is the Chief Justice of India impeached?
8. Reviewing the Contempt of Courts Act
9. Minority institutions panel gets court relief
10. Right to Convert is a Fundamental Right
11. Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018
12. Right to marry
13. National Medical Commission Bill
14. Death penalty proposed for rape of boys under 12 too
15. Cabinet approves death for rape of girls under 12 years
16. SC notice to govt. on petition to outlaw Section 377
17. Aadhaar does not record caste or race, says SC judge
18. Make BCCI a Public Body: Law Panel
19. Simultaneous Elections
20. Election Commission and Powers
21. Scheme of Electoral Bonds
Science and Technological Issues
1. SOWA – RIGPA
2. GammaRay Astronomy PeV EnergieS phase-3
3. Iron Fertilization
4. Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty Scheme
5. What is ‘kissing disease’?
6. What are neutrinos and how are they detected?
7. Novel device to rescue humans trapped in rubble
8. 3-D map of Milky Way shows 1.7 bn stars
9. IIT-Delhi launches first 5G radio lab
10. New type of antibiotics to fight drug resistance
11. I-STEM
12. Over-the-counter sales of 14 steroids creams stopped
13. The best from the Science Journals
14. Novel technique to detect paraffin oil contamination in coconut oil
15. A potent molecule to treat chikungunya
16. A new biological ‘switch’

Environment, Ecology & Geographical Issues
1. Ganga Gram Yojana
2. Projects to save threatended species
3. Planet darker than charcoal discovered
4. Plants butterflies
5. Bacteria help remove sulphur from fossil fuels
6. Banyan fig
7. Maharashtra tops in air toxicity
8. New frog species takes historical name of Goa
9. Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations
10. South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF)
11. Earth BioGenome Project
12. Mediterranean citrus under threat
13. National Bamboo Mission
14. Western Ghats reveal world’s smallest land fern
15. New system to measure air quality
16. ‘Exploding’ ants discovered on Borneo
17. Kailadevi tiger births a pointer to space crunch
18. UK joined International Solar Alliance
19. Ganga Gram Yojana
20. Projects to save threatended species
21. Planet darker than charcoal discovered
22. Plants butterflies
23. Bacteria help remove sulphur from fossil fuels
24. Banyan fig
25. Maharashtra tops in air toxicity
26. New frog species takes historical name of Goa
27. Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations
28. South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF)
29. Earth BioGenome Project
30. Mediterranean citrus under threat
31. National Bamboo Mission
32. Western Ghats reveal world’s smallest land fern
33. New system to measure air quality
34. ‘Exploding’ ants discovered on Borneo
35. Kailadevi tiger births a pointer to space crunch
36. UK joined International Solar Alliance
37. National Clean Air Programme
38. Himalayan yak facing threat of climate change
39. New technique developed to monitor coastal landforms
40. World’s first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard
41. Indian Blackbuck
42. Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list
43. National Forest Policy-2018
44. Project Dhoop
45. Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen
46. Jaw fossil
47. What is the Carolina Reaper and how hot is it on the Scoville scale?
48. North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study
49. Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis
50. List of Rare and Endangered Indian Plants
51. Blackbuck: The epitome of grace
52. Rare bird sighted in Coimbatore
53. List of Rare and Endangered Indian Plants
54. Blackbuck: The epitome of grace
55. Rare bird sighted in Coimbatore
56. Lake Victoria species under threat: report
57. The risks in fracking
58. Stubble burning
59. World Bank fillip for natural resources of Meghalaya
60. Govt. Bans imports of hormone oxytocin
61. Restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Miscellaneous Issues
1. Pre-historic rock art site unearthed in Guntur
2. Adilabad Dokra and Warangal Durries get GI tag
3. Srirangam after Ramanuja
4. Gangaikondacholapuram, bustling capital
5. Rediscover Champaner
6. What is green lumber fallacy in logic?
7. Megalithic burial site in a state of neglect
8. Rare dance panel of Nayak period
9. ISRO’s IRNSS-1I satellite
10. India is world’s second largest mobile phone producer
11. Kalamkari art
12. Mars landing
13. World Heritage Site
14. Adopt a Heritage Project
15. Konark Sun temple dedicated to nation
16. Tejas
17. Bakarwals