The UPSC 2018 Civil Services IAS Prelims Exam is to be held on 3rd June 2018 and we know all the aspirants would be busy in their preparation schedule. Wishing all the IAS aspirants the very best for the prelims exam and to enhance their preparation and get that extra marks which will give them an edge over others, here we bring a list of important current affairs topics that were in the news frequently and more likely some questions may be expected from the below given topics.

Here are some of the important Current topics on which question may be asked in this years’ IAS Prelims Exam.


  • Parker Solar Probe
  • Rosatom and Kudankulam
  • Prithvi II missile
  • Neutron Star
  • Malaria
  • Chikungunya
  • World’s First Hybrid Aeroboat
  • KELT-9b
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • China’s First X Ray Telescope
  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)
  • Train That Runs On Virtual Tracks
  • Roll Out Solar Array
  • Kalam SAT
  • TMT
  • Mars rover
  • rganic food
  • Petya Ransomware
  • GSAT-17
  • QueSST
  • Launch of Web Application for Legal Services to Prisoners


  • Foreign Direct Investment – FD
  • Option Contract
  • ‘Futures Contract
  • ‘Non-Performing Asset – NPA
  • World’s largest integrated refinery-cum-petrochemicals complexes in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra
  • AIIB
  • National Anti-Profiteering Authority
  • Municipal Bonds Programme
  • City Liveability Index
  • Fiscal Deficit


  • National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
  • ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’
  • Kaladam Project
  • SATH
  • Tele-Law scheme
  • ICDS scheme
  • Energy Conservation Building Code 2017
  • Swarn Project
  • National Education Policy
  • Mizoram Accord, 1986
  • The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017


  • Astana summit
  • FCTC
  • TIR Convention
  • 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Indo-Russian Partnership in Science and Technology
  • South China Sea Dispute
  • The World Bank (WB)


  • Paris Agreement: Essential Elements
  • Coral Reefs


  • Time Zones


  • Anti-Tank Nag Missile


  • Habibganj Railway Station
  • Blood Bank for The Cattle
  • Sharjah is in World Book Capital for the year 2019
  • Mission Retro-Fitment

Hope, this list of topics would be helpful for the aspirants in their IAS 2018 Prelims Preparation and if they have skipped these topics then it is advised to add these to their list and prepare on these topics accordingly.

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