- 1 October 2018 Monthly Current Affairs PDF Capsule
October 2018 Monthly Current Affairs PDF Capsule
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Appointments of the month:
|Rangachari Sridharan||chair of National Financial Reporting Authority|
|Gita Gopinath||Chief Economist of IMF|
|Ravi Venkatesan||UNICEF’s Special Representative|
|Adam Mosseri||CEO of Instagram|
|Barham Salih||President of Iraq|
|Ranjan Gogoi||46th Chief Justice of India|
|Sandeep Bakshi||ICICI MD & CEO|
|Ramon Laguarta||Pepsico CEO|
|Madan Lokur||Executive Chairman of NALSA|
|Vineet Nayar||Vice-chair & MD of the IL&FS|
|Rakesh Sharma||IDBI MD|
|Srinivasan Swamy||Chairman of International Advertising Association|
|Pankaj Sharma||India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament|
|Tushar Mehta||Solicitor-General of India|
|Nimesh Shah||Chairman of Association Of Mutual Funds in India|
|Shekhar Mande||DC of CSIR|
|Priyanka Kanoongo||Chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights|
|Maeen Abdulmalik||Yemen’s New PM|
|Paul Biya||President of Cameroon|
|M.Nageshwara Rao||Interim Director of CBI|
|Satish Kumar Gupta||MD & CEO of Paytm Payments Bank|
|Sahle-Work Zewde||Ethiopia President|
|Sanjay Kumar Mishra||Enforcement Directorate (ED) Chief|
|Mahinda Rajapaksha||Sri Lanka PM|
|Michael D Higgins||Ireland President|
|Jair Boisonaro||Brazil President|
|Sahyog – Hop Tac 2018||India & Vietnam||Chennai|
|IBS Annual Multi-national Maritime Exercise||India, Brazil & South Africa||Simons Town, South Africa|
|Kamdang||Japan, Philippines, USA||Philippines|
|Clear sky 2018 War Games||Ukraine, USA & other NATO countries||Ukraine|
|Ind-Indo CORPAT||India & Indonesia||Belawan Harbour, Indonesia|
|Jimex 18||India & Japan||Visakhaptnam|
|Druzhba-III||Pakistan and Russia||Pakistan|
|Iron Magic 19||United Arab Emirates and the United States||United Arab Emirates|
|Trident Juncture||NATO countries||Norway|
Day & its importance:
|October 1||International Day Of Older Persons
Theme: ‘Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions’
|October 4||World Animal Day|
|October 5||International Teachers Day
Theme:’The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher’
|October 8||IAF Anniversary|
|October 9||World Postal Day|
|October 10||World Mental Health Day
Theme: ‘Young People & Mental Health in a Changing World’
|October 11||1.International Day Of the Girl Child
Theme:’With her: A Skilled Girl Force’
2.World Obesity Day
3.World Sight Day
Theme: “Eye care everywhere”
|October 12||World Arthritis Day|
|October 13||1.International Day For Disaster Reduction
Theme: ‘Reducing disaster economic losses’
2.World Migratory Bird Day
Theme:’Unifying Our Voices For Birds Conservation’
|October 15||1.International Day Of Rural Women
Theme:’Sustainable Infrastructure, services & social Protection for gender equality & the empowerment of rural women & girls’
2.Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas
3.World Students’ Day
|October 16||World Food Day
Theme:’Our Actions are our future.A zero hunger world by 2030 is possible’
|October 17||1.International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Theme:“Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”
2.World Trauma Day
|October 20||1.World Osteoporosis Day
2.National Solidarity Day
|October 24||1.World Polio Day
2.United Nations Day
3.World Development Information Day
|October 27||World Day for Audiovisual Heritage|
|October 28||International Animation Day|
|October 31||1.World Savings Day
2.World Cities Day
|cigarette package health warnings: International Status Report 2018||5|
|Govt e-payment adoption||28|
|2018 Henley Index-Passport||81|
|World bank’s Human Capital Index||115|
|Global RTI rating||6|
|Global Hunger Index||103|
|Oxfam World Inequality Index||147|
|Breach level Index||2|
|World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index||58|
|Brand Finance’s annual Nation Brands 2018||9|
National Current Affairs:
1.Government permitted import of petcoke by graphite electrode industry.
2.Assam government launched Wage Compensation scheme of Rs.12,000 per person for pregnant women working in tea plantation.
3.Niwari is the new 52nd district of Madhya Pradesh.
4.10th edition of agricultural census for 2015-16 is released by the Ministry of Agriculture. The maximum number of people tilling land are in the state of Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar. The maximum area operated is in the state of Rajasthan.
5.Project Utkrisht was launched which will upgrade mail/ express trains.
6.BCCI covered under RTI Act, rules Central Information Commission.
7.India launches Operation Samudra Maitri to help tsunami-hit Indonesia.
8.Haryana’s Maharshi Dayanand University topped the Swachch Campus rankings.
9.National Khadi Festival 2018 was inaugurated in Mumbai by MSME minister Giriraj Singh.
10.Assam assembly passed GST(Ammendment) bill that enables the exemption of GST registration for companies having upto 20 lakh turnover per annum.
11.Government Naga talks Interlocutor RN Ravi appointed Deputy NSA.
12.Alphonso mango from the Konkan, Maharashtra got GI tagged. First GI tagged Product is Darjeeling Tea.
13.4th India Internantional Science Festival was inaugurated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
14.Country’s first methanol based cooking fuel was rolled out by Assam Petrochemicals Limited in Assam.
15.National Dolphin Research Centre, India’s & Asia’s first such centre would be soon opened on the banks of river Ganga in Bihar. October 5 is celebrated as the Dolphin Day by the State government of Bihar.
16.Southern Railway became an unmanned level crossing free zone in the country.
17.NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan honoured with the Postal Stamp by the Department of Posts, India.
18.Prominent Social worker, known as Nagaland’s Gandhi Natwar Thakkar passed away.
19.Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and the World Economic Forum formed jointly a task force called ‘Closing the Skills Gap Task Force in India’. It will be co-chaired by the Minister of Skill Development & Entrpreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and the Infosys MD & CEO Salil Parekh.
20.Jharkhand will be the partner state for the Goa International Film Festival 2018 that will be held from 20th November to 28th November.
21.Country’s first 58 acre biofuel plant is to be setup at Bargarh district of Odisha by BPCL.
22.Centre constituted a 20 member Environment Pollution Authority headed by Bhure Lal.
23.PM unveiled the 64 feet tall statue of peasant leader Sri Chotu Ram at Sampla, Haryana.
24.Odisha & Andhra Pradesh were hit by the cyclone Titli.
25.Rs.50 lakh compensation was given to former ISRO scientist, Nambi Narayanan by the Kerala government in compliancce with the Supreme Court order for being falsely implicated in 1994 Espionage case.
26.Govt exempted wireless chargers, bluetooth, low range devices from licensing norms.
27.General elections of 2018 legislative assemblies to commence in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana.
28.Home ministry exempted Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh.
29.Inland Waterways Authority of India launched a Roll On Roll Off service from Neamati to Majuli island in Assam.
30.Nokia appoints Alia Bhatt as Brand Ambassador in India.
31.UP cabinet renamed Allahabad as Prayagraj.
32.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the occasion of World Food Day, launched ‘Khadya Sathi’ scheme.
33.Top 5 universities in QS India University Rankings 2019 are:
1 – Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay
2 – Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore
3 – Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras
4 – Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi
5 – Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur
34.Government of India Launched a Campaign named “Swastha Bharat Yatra” to create awareness about Safe Food.
35.Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh laid foundation for the construction of a museum for all Prime Ministers of the country in New Delhi.
36.Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on the account of rising amount of sexual allegations against him.
37. Punjab government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in Punjab.
38.The Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, approved extension of the enhanced 50 per cent reservation for women the office of the chairperson of panchayat samitis and zila parishads.
39.Shahi Litchi of North Bihar got GI tag.
40.India’s highest tri-colour flag 350 feet above the ground unfurled at the Haj House, Mumbai.
41.Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the sixth meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at New Delhi.
42. Kerala became the first state in the country to have 100% penetration of LPG in public sector oil companies.
43.Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari died of a cardiac arrest in Delhi.
44.India for the first time announced a railway station named, the Keylong station, to be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres in Himachal Pradesh.
45.Larsen & Toubro (L&T) ranks 22 in Forbes’ global 2000 best employers list
46. The Uttar Pradesh government made the man-animal conflict a ‘State Declared Disaster’.
47.India’s longest river bridge will be built across the Brahmaputra, connecting Dhubri in Assamto Phulbari in Meghalaya, by 2026-27.
48.The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the National Police Memorial to the nation in NewDelhi on Police Commemoration Day.
49.Insolvency Law Committee submits its 2nd Report on Cross Border Insolvency and Recommends adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency, 1997.
50. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Main Nahin Hum” Portal and App, a single platform to help IT professionals and organizations to bring together their efforts towards social causes, and service to society.
51.Union HRD Ministry has constituted an Expert Group headed by Ranjana Arora to formulate a draft policy to reduce weight of schoolbag.
52.Indian Railways Rolls out All India Mobile Ticketing Facility via UTSONMOBILE app to book unreserved tickets online to go live from 1 November.
53.Government constituted a group of ministers (GoM) headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to prevent and deal with sexual harassment of women in workplaces.
54.Veteran BJP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana passed away.
55. Panel of governors headed by Ram Naik constituted by President Ram Nath Kovind submitted its report ‘Approach to Agriculture : A Holistic Overview’ on approach to agriculture for doubling farmer’s income.
56.The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) started observing the annual Vigilance Awareness Week from 29th October till 3rd November, 2018.Theme is “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India “.
Banking Current Affairs:
1.Alibaba & Softbank backed Paytm leads the UPI Payments with over 33% of overall market share.
2.BSE became the 1st Stock Exchange to launch Commodity Derivative Contracts in gold & silver.
3.State Bank Of Mauritius India operations hit by cyberfraud.
4.Mobikwik launched an instant loan approval & disbursal product called ‘Boost’ which will disburse a loan of upto Rs.60,000 within 90sec.
5.IRDAI approved Reliance Health Insurance to start operations.
6.CRISIL upgrades AU Small Finance Bank’s long term debt instruments rating to CRISIL AA- from CRISIL A+.
7.RBI approved formation of Kerala Bank having Rs.650Billion in deposits by consolidation of state & district cooperatives.
8.The Electronic Trading Platform Directions, 2018 are released by the RBI. Electronic Trading Platform means any electronic platform except the Stock Exchange, where transactions of eligible instruments would take place included in the 4th bi-monthly monetary policy statement.
9.RBI proposed the ‘Voluntary Retention Route’ for FPIs to invest in debt markets i.e, long term investments.
10.Flipkart and Bajaj Allianz collaborated to offer the insurance for smart phones.
11.National Housing Bank increased the refinance limit towards 30,000crore from 24,000 crore.
12.Government launched the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme FY2019 with the tenor of 8 years bearing an interest rate of 2.5% & Capital gains tax exemption.
13.RBI injected Rs.12,000cr into system through purchase of govt bonds under Open Market Operations.
14.Bank of Baroda’s MD & CEO P.S.Jayakumar got a 1 year extension due to amalgamation of Bank Of Baroda, Dena bank, Vijaya Bank.
15.Government hiked interest rates for gratuity funds to 8% by 40 basis points.
16.SEBI has allowed the Eligible Foreign Entities to participate in Commodity Derivatives Market.
17.The Reserve Bank of India released guidelines to facilitate payments among different mobile wallets, a move aimed at promoting digital transactions.
18.Virtual currency exchange Unocoin set up a first of its kind kiosk — Bitcoin ATM at Kemp Fort mall in Bengaluru.
19.IRDAI panel headed by S. Mathur to study feasibility of paying claims in instalments.
20.RBI released the 4th Bi-monthly monetary policy statement.
|Reverse Repo rate||6.25%|
|Marginal Standing Facility||6.75%|
|Statutory Liquidity Ratio||19.5%|
|Cash Reserve Ratio||4%|
S&T Current Affairs:
1.IIT Kharagpur named coordinator for research scheme ‘SPARC’ Scheme For Promotion Of Academic Research & Collaboration by HRD Ministry.
2.Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe launched new robot MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) onto asteroid Ryugu’s surface.
3.Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile(BVR-AAM) completed successfully by IAF at the Integrated Test Range, Odisha.
4.NASSCOM unveils center of Excellence for Internet of Things at Gurugram, Haryana.
5.According to the NASSCOM Study, India is the World’s largest BPM base generating 32.5 billion$.
6.India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test fired Prithvi-II missile from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.
7.Quientero One, World’s first full-scale hyperloop passengers capsule unveiled which will be operational by 2019.
8.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, has developed an innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” with the trade name “OneerTM”.
9. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore Mercury.
10.China successfully tested the world’s largest unmanned transport drone Feihong-98 (FH-98).
11.China’s indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft AG600 is the world’s largest aircraft that completed its maiden flight.
12.MIT scientists develop cell-sized robots named “Syncells” to help detect diseases.
13. Russia successfully launched Soyuz-2.1B rocket carrying a satellite for the Russian military, from northern Plesetsk launch pad, Russia.
14.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted crucial tests for smooth and precise landing ofVikram, the lander aboard Chandrayaan 2.
15.India released its first semi-high speed train called- Train 18.
1.South Sudan surgeon Dr.Evan Atas Adaha was awarded with 2018 Nansen Refugee Award.
2.Swachch Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 were awarded by the Prime Minister & Union minister for Drinking water & Sanitation Uma Bharati. The top state is Haryana while the top district is Satara, Maharashtra. The state with maximum participation in SBM-Grameen is Uttar Pradesh while the district is Nashik, Maharashtra.
3.Indus Towers became the 29th Indian recipient of Deming Prize 2018 for its performance through the application of Total Quality Management Practices.
4.Maryse Conde from France was awarded with ‘New Academy Prize’ in literature that was created after postponement of Nobel Prize in Literature following a rape scandal.
5.Sikkim won UN FAO Future Policy Gold Award for becoming World’s 1st totally organic agriculture state.
6.Music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi known as ‘Khayyam’, was named for 2018 Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement.
7.Anna Burns becomes the First Northern Irish writer to win the 50th Man Booker Prize for her Novel Milkman.
8.Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
9.Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was the recipient of the annual Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award.
10. Indian-American woman Minal Patel Davis, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking‘ in the White House, USA.
11.Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda conferred with the Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
12.Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu presented the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence 2018 in Public Administration to senior advocate Fali S Nariman.
13. Invest India, India’s investment promotion body, won the UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
14.Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.
15.The European Union announced the selection of Department of European Studies (DES) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) for the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) Award.
16.Malayalam author Benyamin’s novel Jasmine Days won JCB Prize for Literature.
17.The Ministry of Culture announced the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016.
2014: Manipuri dancer Sh. Rajkumar Singhajit Singh;
2015: Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh) and
2016: Sculptor, Sh. Ram Vanji Sutar.
18.India has won Commonwealth Association For Public Administration & Management Award, 2018.
19.The European Parliament awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.
International Current Affairs:
1.UN Conference For Trade & Development expects India’s GDP to rise 7% in 2018.
2.Russian President Vladmir Putin came to India on 2-day visit. India and Russia signed their biggest defence deal in over 2 decades for 5 S-400 Air defence Surface to air missile system.
3.Kim Jong Yang is appointed the president of the INTERPOL after the resignation of Meng Hongwei who was briefly detained in China before resignation.
4.World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus Budget Crunch Report Projected India’s growth as 7.3% for 2018-19 FY and 7.5% for 2019-20 FY.
5.IMF Predicted a growth rate of 7.3% for India in the current year of 2018 & 7.4% in 2019 in the ‘World Economic Outlook Report’.
6.In the 6th Assessment Report by UN IPCC, it was stated that the planet will reach 1.5 Celsisus above Pre-Industrial levels by as early as 2030.
7.Nikki Haley resigns as the US ambassador to the UN.
8.Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as the US Supreme Court Justice.
9.According to UN report ‘ Economic losses, Poverty & Disasters 1988-2017 ‘, India lost USD 79.5 Billion from climate related disasters in 20 years.
10.IMF classified India’s debt is lower than the global average as % of the GDP. India’s total debt is 125% of the GDP.
11.Idiocracy which means a government formed of people considered ignorant or idiotic was among 1400 new words added in the Oxford dictionary.
12.Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Luban‘ hit Oman, Yemen.
13.India was elected to the UNHRC for a period of 3 years commencing from January, 2019.
14.Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away in USA.
15.Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
16.The world’s longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge between China-Hong Kong will be opened for traffic.
17.According to Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s report titled Asian Economic Integration Report 2018, most of the international migrants in 2017 were from India.
18.According to QS Rankings, National University of Singapore has been assessed as Asia’s best university.IIT Bombay is at 33rd position.
19.Miss Paraguay Clara Sosa won the Miss Grand International 2018 title at the 6th edition of the beauty pageant in Yangon, Myanmar.
20. Republic of Seychelles launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond worth US$15 million to finance sustainable marine and fisheries projects.
21.African American playwright Ntozake Shange, passed away, in the United States.
1.36th National Games are to be held in Goa in March-April 2019.
2.Virat Kohli becomes 2nd fastest batsman to score 24 Test Centuries after Don Bradman.
3.Lewis Hamilton has won Japanese Formula One Grand Prix.
4.U-19 Asia Cup Title was won by India after defeating Sri Lanka by 144 runs in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
5.China Open 2018- Tennis
|Men’s Singles||Nikoloz Basilashuili (Georgia)|
|Women’s Singles||Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)|
6.International Olympic Committee picks ‘Senegal’ as the host of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games making it the first African host of any Olympics.
7.India has got 5th rank in ICC global women’s T20I team rankings.
8.Turtle Olly is named the mascot for Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup that is to be held from nov 28 to dec 16 in Odisha.
9.2018 Rolex Shanghai Masters – Tennis
|Men’s Singles||Novak Djokovic|
10.Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a hundred on Test Debut against West Indies in Rajkot, Gujarat.
11.Japan will host 2019 4th IAAF World Relays from May 11, 2019.
12. 2018 Asian Para Games was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6th to 13th October 2018.
Rio Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu was the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent.
China topped the medal tally with 319 medals followed by Korea & Iran.India occupied 9th Place by winning a total of 72 medals with: 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals.
13.Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Manu Bhaker led the Indian team as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony. Jeremy Lalrinnunga was India’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
Russian Federation topped the medal tally with 59 medals: 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals.India obtained 18th position with 13 Medals: 3 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze
14.Danisa Denmark Open 2018 (Badminton)
|Men’s Singles||Kento Momota (Japan)||Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)|
|Women’s Singles||Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei)||Saina Nehwal (India)|
15. Mumbai won its 3rd Vijay Hazare Trophy title at M Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
16.Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 one-day international (ODI) runs in 205 innings.
17.2018 Senior World Wrestling Championships, was held in Budapest, Hungary.
18.Belgium occupied the top spot in the latest FIFA rankings followed by the France.
19.India and Pakistan jointly won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy title in Muscat, Oman.
20.Manipur emerged as the overall champions in first North East Olympic Games 2018 held in Manipur.
|International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness & Empowerment
Theme:’Give her wages & let her soar’
|Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of Indian Region||Guwahati, Assam|
|2nd’ World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030′||New Delhi|
|12th edition of ‘Aero India 2019’ (20 feb to 24 feb, 2019)||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|13th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission||New Delhi|
|NITI Aayog & International Court Of Arbitration’s workshop ‘Best Practices in International Arbitration’||New Delhi|
|India & Australia 2+2 Dialogue||Canberra,Australia|
|World Conference of World Union Of Wholesale Markets||Gurugram,Haryana|
|The Indian Ocean : Defining Our Future conference||Colombo, Srilanka|
|6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM)||Singapore|
|Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018||INS Mandovi, Goa|
|7th meeting of Education Ministers of Member states of SCO||Astana, Kazhakasthan|
|12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
The theme of this years’ ASEM Summit is “Global Partners for Global Challenges”
|27th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fusion Energy Conference||Gandhinagar, Gujarat|
|Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan (world peace and non-violence conference)||Nashik, Maharashtra|
|12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM)||Singapore|
|36th Indian Carpets Expo||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs (STAPCOR – 2018)||Bangaram coral Island of Lakshadweep|
|20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018||Dubai, UAE|
|11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018||New Delhi|
|Krishi Kumbh 2018||Lucknow|
Books & Authors:
|Sudha Menon||Feisty at Fifty|
|Shashi Tharoor||The Paradoxical Prime Minister|
|Pattabhi Ram & R.Mohan||Buiding a legacy|
|Rima Hooja||Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior|
|Stephen Hawking||Brief Answers to the Big Questions|
|Vijayan Bala||Indian Sports: Conversations and Reflections|