100 Important Current Affairs Topics for UPSC Prelims Exam 2018

100 Important Current Affairs Topics for UPSC Prelims Exam

Current affairs forms a very important section in the UPSC prelims examination and it’s weightage is increasing year on year and carry significant weightage. In this article we will see how to cover current affairs and 100 most important topics for 2018 prelims.

  1. Read The Hindu daily and make notes of important points, it will help you retain the things better and also will be easy to revision.

  2. Follow PIB or read compilation of PIB of any authentic coaching.

  3. You can get short to the point monthly compilation of The Hindu, Yojana, Science Reporter, PIB from ‘IASEXAMPORTAL’, which are highly useful.

  4. Locate the places, National park, wildlife sanctuary etc which are in news, in Oxford Atlas.


Static portion

Current affairs

2015 86


2016 62


2017 60


From the above table it can be seen that the weightage of current affairs is increasing year on year.

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100 important topics for prelims 2018

  1. Indian state forest report 2017
  2. Gene Therapy
  3. Three Parents Baby
  4. Stem Cells Therapy
  5. Embryo Transfer Technology
  6. NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)
  7. Blue Moon
  8. National Large Solar Telescope
  9. Integrated Guided Missile Development Plan (IGDMP)
  10. Brahmos
  11. MARSAm
  12. Scorpene class submarine
  13. Arihant class submarine
  14. SAMADHAN project
  15. Thermobaric Bomb
  16. Kimberly Process Certification Scheme
  17. Tribes: Bonda, Toda, Soliga, Reang, Siddi, Jarwa, Koya
  18. Basaveshwara
  19. Saint Tyagraja
  20. Mahamastakabhisheka
  21. Kandhei Jatra
  22. Thakurani Jatra Festival
  23. Medaram’s Jatara
  24. Cauvery Maha Pushkaram
  25. Wari Warkari
  26. Losar Festival
  27. Nabakalebar Festival
  28. Jallikattu
  29. Ambubachi Festival
  30. Chapchar Kut
  31. North East Calling Festival
  32. Hornbill Festival
  33. Aranmula Regatta
  34. Saddula Bathukamma
  35. Paika Rebellion
  36. ILO conventions on child labour.
  37. Antarctica Treaty
  38. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  39. Indian Community Welfare Fund
  40. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  41. Extradition Treaty
  42. Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)
  43. Wassenaar Arrangement
  44. Australia Group
  45. UN Convention against Torture
  46. Budapest Convention
  47. BRICS
  49. ASEAN
  50. Raisina Dialogue
  51. Sangai Deer
  52. Nilgiri Tahr
  53. Eco-bridges for the movement of tigers
  54. White Tiger
  55. One-Horned Rhinos
  56. Snow leopard
  57. Buxa Tiger Reserve
  58. Pondicherry Shark, Red Sea Torpedo and Tentacled Butterfly Ray
  59. Sawfish
  60. M-STrIPES
  61. Blackbuck conservation
  62. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
  63. Flamingo festival
  64. Chiru Goat
  65. Nilgiri Marten
  66. Sunderbans Mangrove
  67. Chilika Lake
  68. Loktak Lake
  69. Sambhar Salt Lake
  70. National Air Quality Index (AQI)
  71. LiDAR devices to monitor air pollution
  72. Microbeads
  73. Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)
  74. 15th Finance Commission
  75. Competition Commission of India (CCI)
  76. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)
  77. Chief Vigilance Commission
  78. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)
  79. Right to privacy
  80. Preventive Detention
  81. Navika Sagar Parikrama
  82. INAM-Pro +
  83. Operation Swarn
  84. Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP)
  85. MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)
  86. National Biopharma Mission
  87. Startup India Hub
  88. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)
  89. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
  90. Government e-Marketplace (GeM)
  91. Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)
  92. Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme
  93. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)
  94. “People First” Campaign
  95. e-RaKAM
  97. Hortinet
  98. Gaon ki ore Campaign
  99. National Year of Millets
  100. National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC)

So, one should not ignore the current affairs and both static and current affairs should be given importance to ensure selection.


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