Date :- 22nd September
- ISRO will use its GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle for Gaganyaan manned space flight programme, which can carry the heavier payload of the Gaganyaan, and this will take off from the new launch pad.
- Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), a native of the Americas which was first seen in Asia five months ago.
- First detected in Karnataka.
- The earth earliest known animal.
- The fossil fat now confirms Dickinsonia as the oldest known animal fossil, solving a decades-old mystery that has been the Holy Grail of palaeontology, oval-shaped body, which came in a variety of sizes and could grow as large as 4.6 feet.
- Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ hits Odisha coast.
- The fourth edition of the CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad (TPO) 2018, a national competition to recognise and reward teachers.
- The TPO is an initiative of the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), which aims at identifying outstanding teachers and teacher candidates, and also create a range of career opportunities.