Secretary to the Government of India.
      •   In its forty third flight, ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C41 successfully
          launched the 1,425 kg IRNSS-11 navigation satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre
          SHAR, Sriharikota.
      • Prime Minister inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial.
      •   The Union Home Minister launched the web-based application ‘e- FRRO’ (e-Foreigners
          Regional Registration Office).
      •  Department of Posts has launched Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for a New India
          (DARPAN), Project, which aims to connect all 1.29 lakh rural branch post offices in the
          country, to enable them to do online postal and financial transactions.
      •  Study in India programme of HRD Ministry launched with the launch of ‘Study in India
      • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves increase in minimum support price for raw
          jute by ₹ 200 for 2018-19 season; also gives nod to restructured National Bamboo Mission.
      •  Light Combat Aircraft Tejas hassuccessfully fired an air-to-air beyond visual range (BVR)
      •  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved continuation of Umbrella Scheme
          Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana’ in agriculture sector.
      May, 2018
      • Cabinet approves doubling of investment limit for senior citizens from ₹ 5 lakh under Pradhan
          Mantri VayaVandan,Yojana (PMVVY).
      • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval for Green Revolution -
          Krishonnati Yojana in agriculture beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period 2017-18 to
      • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for continuation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya
          SurakshaYojana (PMSSY) beyond 12th Five Year Plan for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
      • The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of
          online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs
          platform SWAYAM.
      • The Government of India carried out an amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of
          Business) Rules, 1961 substituting Directorate General of Trade Remedies in place of
          Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties in Department of Commerce. This
          has paved way for creation of an integrated single umbrella national authority to be called the
          Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) for providing comprehensive and swift trade
          defence mechanism in India.
      • The Union Cabinet, has approved National Policy on Biofuels - 2018.
      • The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in
          Deoghar, Jharkhand under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
      • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health
          Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860
          under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
      • Prime Minister inaugurated Kishanganga hydroelectric project and laid the foundation stone of
          the Pakal Dul Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir.