• BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range
          (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha as part of service life extension programme.
      • Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) entered Goa harbour and came alongside the
          INS Mandovi jetty on completion of a historic global circum-navigation voyage.
      • In a landmark reform in higher education, University Grants Commission has approved UGC
          (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018.
      • A Web portal and an App namely PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power
          procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators), www.praapti.in is
      June, 2018
      • The long range ballistic missile Agni 5 is successfully flight tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
          Island (Wheeler Island).
      • Election Commission of India launches its online RTI portal.
      • In a major step for the welfare of sportspersons, upward revision of pension to meritorious
          sportspersons has been approved. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of
          the existing rate on winning medals in international events.
      • The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched Yoga for 9 to 5: A contest
          focused on generating awareness regarding benefits of yoga at workplace for women.
      • The new digital initiative of HRD Ministry, National Digital Library of India launched on the
          occasion of National Reading Day.
      • The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS.
      July, 2018
      • Election Commission of India launches Mobile App “cVIGIL” to enable citizens to report on
          violation of election code of conduct.
      • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches the Swachh Survekshan Grameen
      August, 2018
      • Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away.
      • DRDO conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area
          Defence (AAD) from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
      • Government of India launched a Swachh Bharat Summer Internship-100 hours of Swachhta
          programme for the students of universities and higher education institutions.
      September, 2018
      • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment and operationalization of permanent
          campus of seven new Indian Institutes or Management (IIMs) at Amritsar, Bodh Gaya,
          Nagpur, Sambalpur, Sirmaur, Vishakhapatnam and Jammu.
      • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approved enhancement of honorarium to
          Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi helpers and performance linked incentive to AWHs
          {Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme}.
      • The Pakyong Airport in Sikkim is inaugurated. This is the first airport in the Himalayan state,
          and the 100th airport in the country.