Current Affairs From -16th May 2018 to 28th Feb 2019 from D to I

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Dam Safety Authority Election
Data Proection Law Electric Vehicle
Defence Reform Farmer Protests
Delhi Finance Commissions
Digital India French
Ecology Fuel Policy
Education Global Trade
Election Governor
GST History
Hague Treaty-Inter Country abduction Of Children India-Bangaldesh
Hands Hygiene Indian Foreign Policy
Highways Indian –Scientific Research
Himachal Pradesh I &B Ministry
  Indo-Pacific Region
 

 

DETAILS OF THE TOPICS 

Dams

Data Protection

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Fast-tracking work on data protection bill (Wider Preparation) Hindu 26-08-2018
1 Short on nuance (Intricacies of Digital Identity) Ind. Exp. 06-12-2018

Dam Safety Authority

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 National Dam Safety Authority in the Works (Dam Safety Authority) The Hindu 05-06-2018

Data Proection Law

Digital India

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . EU’s new data privacy regulation, and how it affects the rest of the world. Indian Exp 24-05-2018
1 The transatlantic variants The Hindu 25-05-2018
1 GDPR authorities are not fine machines’ (Data security) T.O.I 30-06-2018
1 Insecurity in cyber space (Data mining and surveillance ) The Hindu 30-06-2018
1 Companies pick holes in data protection Bill ( Data protection – Loopholes in Bill) The Hindu 30-06-2018
1 A Free & Fair digital economy (Data Protection Bill) T.O.I 30-07-2018
1 The language of data protection ( Data Protection Bill) Ind. Exp. 30-07-2018
1 Entities must maintain quality, security of data (TRAI and Srikrishna reports) Ind. Exp. 30-07-2018
1 The Sobering Reality (Data protection Bill) T.O.I 31-07-2018
1 The little done, the great un-done ( Data protection Bill) Ind. Exp. 31-07-2018
1 A good beginning ( Data protection- Bill ) The Hindu 31-07-2018
1 Privacy and consent (Privacy and consent) Ind. Exp. 01-08-2018
1 Data regulator can’t be overloaded: Panel member (Regulator overload) Ind. Exp. 03-08-2018
1 Data localisation is no solution (Cloud Act) Hindu 03-08-2018
1 Our privacy’s worth (Sri Krishna Committee reports) Hindu 07-08-2018
1 ‘Privacy has been defined as a fundamental right. Every data law now has to ensure it’
(Data-Privacy)
Ind. Exp. 19-08-2018
1 To plug the data spill.( Data Protection) Ind. Exp. 25-08-2018
1 When it is not right to forget (Data Protection Bill) Ind. Exp. 14-09-2018
1 Bringing data under the rule of law (Various Issues) Hindu 20-09-2018
1 Data about Indians must remain in India…Next time you get into a country-to-country standoff, data will play a huge part (India data into India) T.O.I 29-10-2018
1 Capital and Digtalpolitik ( Data protection and digitalization) Ind. Exp. 22-01-2019

Defence Reform

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A Younger Army T.O.I 26-05-2018

Decriminalisation of politics

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Cleaning The House (S.C. verdict) Indian Exp 26-09-2018

Development Impact Bond

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Development Impact Bond brings in new private sector capital…it’s a way to encourage NGOs to be focussed on performance (Development Impact Bond) T.O.I 17-10-2018

Delhi

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Last leg of Magenta Line to open for public today (Delhi-Metro Magenta Line) (The Hindu (Delhi Metro) 29.05.2018
1 Multiplicity of authorities is adding to civic woes: Report (Delhi-Multiplicity of Authorities) T.O.I 07.06.2018
1 First, Stop Shouting (Delhi Statehood) Indian Exp 12-06-2018
1 Who posts, transfers Delhi bureaucrats? (Posting and transfer of officers) Indian Exp 16-07-2018
1 A six-decade legacy of garbage mounds ails capital (Garbage Problem) Hindu Delhi Metro 17-07-2018
1 CNG to hydrogen- CNG: Why switch, and how (Hydrogen – CNG in buses) Ind. Exp. 27-07-2018
1 LG cut to size (DELHI LG vs. CM) T.I.O 05-07-2018
1 Special status of Delhi ( Delhi LG vs. CM) Hindu Delhi Metro 05-07-2018
1 24×7 food outlets could become shelters for women in distress (Women safety) Ind. Exp. 07-07-2018
1 Root of the problem: No one knows Delhi has a tree authority ( Tree Authority) T.O.I 07-08-2018
1 36% of Delhi’s winter bad air is its own doing: Study (Pollution Study) T.O.I 17-08-2018
1 Raising a stink. (Waste management) Ind. Exp. 27-08-2018
1 Managing the run-off (Drainage Management in Delhi) Ind. Exp. 01-08-2018
1 Delhi World’s 6th fastest growing Metro (Growing Fast) T.O.I 25-09-2018
1 Delhi’s tall order: 14 yr suspended animation ends in a Nomaste (Signature Bridge) T.O.I 03-11-2018
1 A passage to clean air (Delhi and pollution control) Ind. Exp. 25-09-2018
1 Delhi’s mega plan: E-vehicles to be 25% of sales by ’23 (E-vehicles Mega Plan) T.O.I 28-11-2018
1 4 projects cleared, capital expected to get more water. Ind. Exp. 03-01-2019
1 South takes baby step to reclaim streets (Play street created in Delhi) T.O.I 09-01-2019

E-Commerce

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 New e-com norms spoil party for big players. Hindu 01-01-2019

Drought

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Drought-When, and how, does a state govt declare one? (Process of Drought Declaration) Ind. Exp. 23-11-2018

Dengue

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How mosquito vs mosquito can fight dengue ( Dengue Control ) Ind. Exp. 06.08.2018

Digital Revolution

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Mind the GAP (Digital Revolution) Ind. Exp. 10.08.2018

Disaster Management

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why India turned down ‘UAE  offer’: a  2004 policy and its symbolic signal(Disaster Management-
  Justification of foreign aid)
Ind. Exp. 24.08.2018
1 Accepting help (Justification of foreign aid) Hindu 24.08.2018
1 Get over the superpower syndrome (Justification of foreign aid) Hindu 24.08.2018

DNA

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Cabinet nod for DNA regulator , accession to WIPO treaties (DNA Laboratories) Ind. Exp. 05-07-2018
1 How Govt. plans to use DNA (DNA use) Ind. Exp. 10-07-2018
1 Decoding the DNA Bill ( DNA Technology Bill) Ind. Exp. 09-08-2018
1 Towards a genetic panopticon (DNA Bill) Hindu 21-12-2018

Dam Safety Bill

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why Dam Safety Bill bothers Tamil Nadu ( Dam Safety Bill) Ind. Exp. 04-07-2018
1 How Govt. plans to use DNA (DNA use) Ind. Exp. 10-07-2018

Digital India

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The end of digital history (Global status) Ind. Exp. 19-10-2018
1 Let them eat JAM (Concerns jobs in the digital age) Hindu 17-02-2019

Drone

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A flight Path with obstacles (India’s Drone use policy) Hindu 03-10-2018
1 . Game of drones (Scope of its use) Hindu(Delhi Metro) 04-12-2018
1 . Game of drones (Scope of its use) Hindu(Delhi Metro) 04-12-2018

E-Commerce Policy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Strange deal. Hindu 29-12-2018

Emigration Bill

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 MEA seeks public feedback on draft emigration Bill. T.O.I 18-01-2019

Economy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Fiscal slippage will impact economic stability: N.K. Singh Hindu Sec-2 23-12-2018
1 The Modi Economy And Jobs. T.O.I 25-12-2018
1 2019: Year Of Economy Diplomacy? T.O.I 27-12-2018
1 Eight Things India Must Do In 2019 (Challenges) T.O.I 01-01-2019
1 Hope with concerns in 2019 (Sustained High Economic Growth in India) Hindu 04-01-2019
1 Think Universal basic Capital. Hindu 30-01-2019
1 Why Government must spend more (As a measure to boost economy) Ind. Exp. 31-01-2019
1 Distributing the rewards of reform (Budget analysis) Hindu 02-02-2019
1 Cash giveaways will allow govts to get away with bad governance (High economic growth needed) T.O.I 03-02-2019
1 Risks to global growth (Countries should strengthen the multilateral frame work) Hindu 06-02-2019
1 A new innovation era : India jumps eight places among 50 countries in global IP index. T.O.I 09-02-2019
1 Forex reserves back at $ 400 billion (From $ 398.17 back to over $ 400 B) Ind. Exp. 14-02-2019
1 Currency surge due to small note need: Study (Economy and reality on ground ) T.O.I. 15-02-2019
1 Inflation is tamed, but households don’t think so (Concerns state of the economy) Hindu 18-02-2019
1 Should we worry of recession? (US could possibly be heading for recession) Ind. Exp. 19-02-2019
1 Enterprise empowerment. (Small business can lead to financial self-sufficiency, empower rural women) Ind. Exp. 21-02-2019
1 Govt to infuse Rs 48,239 crore in 12 PSU banks for 2018-19 (To ensure Capital requirements are met, lending gets boost)

T.O.I 21-02-2019

Education

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Hindi must be made mandatory till class 8, says new policy draft (New policy) Ind. Exp. 10-01-2019
1 Why Adam Smith favoured public education (Public Education) Hindu 10-01-2019
1 Attendance in states, girls in class, facilities in schools. Ind. Exp. 17-01-2019
1 ‘Slump in numeracy skills of rural class VIII students’. Hindu 17-01-2019
1 Learning to probe early (Encouragement in higher research) Hindu 29-01-2019
1 Exam and Peace (Education has become a war) Ind. Exp. 14-02-2019
1 Say Goodbye to examination anxieties (Success comes to diligent but stress free workers. Examination Anxiety) T.O.I 06-02-2019
1 More Diverse, More educated and More Liberal: Gen Z . (In 2019 , Generation Z will make up 32% of the global population) T.O.I 04-02-2019

Electricity

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Bill shock for power producers (India’s power woes have shifted from generation to distribution)

Hindu 10-02-2019

Estonia

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Digitally enhanced: Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy (Estonia) Ind. Exp. 27-12-2018

Ease of doing business

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 India surges 23 places in ease of doing biz rankings (India Improves) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 Ease of Biz: What we have learned in last three years (India learns) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 Ease of Biz: What we have learned in last three years (India learns) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 Not so easy business (Focus on areas to improve) Ind. Exp. 12-11-2018
1 Four Diwali gifts (Ease of business and other motivating govt. steps) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 Governing India’s many spaces (Balance between Wealth social and natural environments) Hindu 08-02-2019

E-Cars

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Govt may offer up to Rs 2.5 L subsidy for 60,000 e-cars (To ensure faster induction of hybrid cars.) T.O.I 28-02-2019

Education Change

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Centre fixes weight of school bags based on class (Bags weight and rationalization of syllabi in school) T.O.I 27-11-2018

Facebook

Facebook

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Facebook security breach: What happened, what users need to do now (Security breach-An analysis) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 Is Facebook data breach serious? (Data Breach) Hindu 07-10-2018
1 Fewer affected, but facebook data breach worse than once thought (Data Breach-Impact) Ind. Exp. 15-10-2018
1 Is Facebook caught in a crisis (Crisis) Hindu 25-11-2018
1 FB gave tech cos far greater access to people’s data than it disclosed T.O.I 20-12-2018
1 Move fast and fix things. Hindu 22-12-2018
1 . ‘Digital Gangsters’: UK wants tougher rules for Facebook (Tech companies must have code of ethics) T.O.I 19-02-2019

Film

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen dead (Mrinal Sen Dead) Hindu 31-12-2018

France

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Paramedics, students join protests in France (Violent Public Protests) T.O.I 04-12-2018
1 Parisian Nightmare (Paris Violent Protests) T.O.I 04-12-2018
1 Why is Paris burning? (Violent Protests in Paris) Ind. Exp. 04-12-2018
1 France vs Paris (Violent Protests in Paris) Ind. Exp. 05-12-2018
1 Paris vs periphery (Paris Violence) Ind. Exp. 11-12-2018
1 Surrender, or tactical retreat? Ind. Exp. 19-12-2018

G20

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What’s G20’s role in the global order? (Role Globally) T.O.I 03-12-2018
1 Pm gives G20 plan to tackle Mallyas, Niravs (Mechanism to tackle escaping economic offenders) T.O.I 02-12-2018
1 Need mechanism to bar economic offenders: PM (Mechanism to tackle escaping economic offenders) T.O.I 02-11-2018

Farmer’s Crop Returns

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Field of concern (Farmer’s Crop Returns) Hindu 05-10-2018
1 What new rabi MSPs don’t factor in: actual price hikes for diesel, other inputs (Farmer’s Crop returns) Ind. Exp 05-10-2018
1 Rethink MSPs (Farmer’s crop returns) Ind. Exp. 05-10-2018

E-waste

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The afterlife of e-goods (E-waste Issues) Ind. Exp. 26-12-2018
1 Give Us An Upgrade ( E -waste vs. Environment ) T.O.I 28-01-2019

Food

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Village food is going viral (Village Food Craving) T.O.I 06-01-2019

Financial Data localisation

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Data lacalisation: why, why not (RBI directions) Ind. Exp. 19-10-2018

Garbage

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The three bin solution (Selection of garbage at source) Ind. Exp. 28-11-2018

Five(5) G mobile Network

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Keep China Out (Security concerns should not be glossed over when 5g trials start) T.O.I 22-02-2019

Fiji

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Fiji to maintain China-India balance (Both India and China are important for the Island nation) Hindu 20-02-2019

Forest Dwellers

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Without land or recourse (The Supreme Court Order on the objection of forest dwellers raises very disturbing questions) Hindu 23-02-2019
1 How adivasis have been left to the law of the jungle (Supreme Court Decision) T.O.I 24-02-2019
1 How to kill a forest (Studies show Adivasis have preserved biodiversity.) Ind. Exp. 28-02-2019

GDP Data

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Back and Forth (Recalculation) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018
1 This back series, that back series (Recalculation) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018
1 Number Theory (Recalculation) Hindu 30-11-2018
1 What’s with the back series GDP data? (Recalculation) Hindu 01-12-2018
1 Politics & numbers (Recalculation) Ind. Exp. 01-12-2018
1 New GDP data based on facts, more in sync with UN System (As Per UN System) Ind. Exp. 03-12-2018
1 CSO sourced data must be respected (Authenticity) Hindu 04-12-2018
1 Key statistics office revised UPA growth up, Niti rejected it (Recalculation-Niti Aayog’s View) Ind. Exp. 07-12-2018
1 Economists in wonderland: GDP growth, like beauty, may lie in the eye of the beholder (GDP) T.O.I 10-01-2019
1 Square pegs, round holes (Creative accounting and methodology to give the correct assessment for indicating clear fiscal deficit and GDP growth) Ind. Exp. 07-02-2019

Gene Edited Babies

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Have first gene-edited babies been born (Claims) T.O.I 27-11-2018
1 Why Chinese researcher’s claim of gene editing of babies is problematic (Claims and Problems) Ind. Exp. 28-11-2018
1 Pandora’s Box (Need for Regulation) T.O.I 29-11-2018
1 Chinese doctor steps out to defend his ‘gene-edited babies’ (Defence of Research) Ind. Exp. 29-11-2018
1 The selfish gene (Implications) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018
1 China halts gene-editing activities on babies (Ban by China) Hindu 30-11-2018
1 Genetically modified people walk among us (Already in Position) Hindu 03-12-2018
1 The baby crisperer (Already in Position-Worries on That) Ind. Exp. 03-12-2018
1 The boundaries of ethics. Hindu 04-12-2018
1 A reckless experiment: on gene-edited babies (Chinese scientist created the gene-edited baby) Hindu 24-01-2019

Grand master

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Gukesh becomes world’s second youngest GM (Youngest Indian Grand Master) T.O.I 16-01-2019

Geoparks

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 88 million-year-old isle and crater to be Geoparks (Geoparks in India) Hindu 03-10-2018

Google

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What’s the leak that may have compromised half a million Google accounts? (Compromising leak) Ind. Exp. 10-10-2018
1 Google plans to share info on who pays for poll ads in India (Info on Poll Ads) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018

Gravitational waves

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ripples of discord (Detailed Explanation) Hindu 12-11-2018

Gujarat

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Statue of unity (Statue of unity) T.O.I 29-10-2018
1 Iron Man (Sardar Patel) T.O.I 31-10-2018
1 Tribute To A Great Unifier (A unifier) T.O.I 31-10-2018
1 The Sardar: A Giant of modern India (A Giant) Ind. Exp. 31-10-2018
1 Towering statue of Patel dedicated to the nation (Statue) Hindu 01-11-2018
1 Statue debate is giving us a more rounded history lesson (Statue-Debate) T.O.I 18-11-2018

Himalayas

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The Himalayas: How They Nurture Us (Their Assets) T.O.I 18-10-2018

Indian Economy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Getting the economy back on track (Measures to Improve Hindu 17-11-2018
1 . Inflation pressure eases (The Indian economy benefits from fall in global prices) Hindu 21-02-2019

Indian Judiciary

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Time to raise the bar (Should eminent judges accept post retirement government assisted opportunities) Hindu 12-02-2019
1 Not without an explanation (Judges must give their reasons in writing for recusing themselves from specific cases) Hindu 19-02-2019

Indian Technology

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Heading Towards Strategic Instability (India must be alert of emerging disruptive technologies prompting inadvertent conflict) Hindu 01-02-2019

Industrial policy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The Shape of the jobs crisis (Jobs is the main issue) Hindu 13-02-2019

Indus Waters Policy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The Indus waters policy shift (Since India faced attack in2016 in Uri stalled projects getting revived) Ind. Exp. 25-02-2019

Iran

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ageing revolution (The Iranian regime must rethink its approach to dissent and personal freedoms. 40 Years of Iranian Revolution) Hindu 13-02-2019

Iran

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ageing revolution (The Iranian regime must rethink its approach to dissent and personal freedoms. 40 Years of Iranian Revolution) Hindu 13-02-2019
1 The Shadow of 1970 (The Iranian Revolution and present status of Iran) Ind. Exp. 15-02-2019
1 Iran to promote Chabahar as curbs will hit main port (Global meet on Feb 26 to project potential. India is developing this to link with Central Asia and US sanctions are exempted) Hindu 17-02-2019

Indian Soldiers

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Coming full circle (Role in WW I and II) Ind. Exp. 17-11-2018

Indo-Pacific

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Modi, Pence for free and open Indo-Pacific (Indo-Pacific and Asian Trade and Economic Cooperation) T.O.I 15-11-2018

INF Treaty

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Preserving The Taboo (Political Realities) Hindu 06-11-2018

I.T.

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why block chain could be as revolutionary as smartphones. (Block Chain Technology) T.O.I 16-11-2018
1 Confused about block chain? Here’s what you need to know (Block Chain Technology) T.O.I 16-11-2018

ICICI Bank

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The rise and fall of Chanda Kochhar (CEO Chanda Kochhar’s Crisis) Hindu 05-10-2018
1 Talk rife of Srikrishna probe not giving Kochhar clean chit (CEO Chanda Kochhar’s Crisis) T.O.I 05-10-2018

IMF

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 IMF members pledge to avoid using currency as trade weapon (IMF and Trade wars) Ind. Exp. 14-10-2018

India’s debt lower than best

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . India’s debt lower than best, emerging market economics, says IMF (IMF) Ind. Exp. 11-10-2018

Indian roads

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 4 reasons why Indian roads are dangerous, other than bad driving (Bad) T.O.I 16-10-2018

Finance

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 It’s hard to cut fuel price (Revenue/Finance) Ind. Exp. 11-09-2018
1 . Cause for caution (Revenue/Finance) Hindu 11-09-2018
1 Understanding bad loans (Finance) Ind. Exp. 12-09-2018
1 Be A Service Provider (Revenue) T.O.I 13-09-2018
1 . Reform that isn’t (Banking) Hindu 13-09-2018
1 Swallowing Poison (Banks Merger) T.O.I 19-09-2018
1 Why 3 banks are being merged (Bank Merger) Ind. Exp. 19-09-2018
1 Small big step (Bank Merger) Ind. Exp. 19-09-2018

E-Commerce policy in India

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Online shopping set to change ( Change) Ind. Exp. 01-08-2018

Elections

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Cap on election expenses by parties and candidates: where things stand (Cap On party expenditure) Ind. Exp. 29-08-2018
1 The House not in order (Reforms on preventing law breakers from contesting Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 Know Your EVM & VVPAT (EVM & VVPAT) Hindu 06-10-2018
1 There is no question of going back to the paper ballot Hindu 19-12-2018
1 Implementing NOTA in the right spirit (NOTA) Hindu 25-12-2018
1 Mind the knowledge gap. Hindu 25-12-2018
1 Year That Will Define India (2019 Elections) T.O.I 02-01-2019
1 Stormy weather awaits India in 2019 (Pakistan and China Threat) Hindu 31-01-2019

Election Commission

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The post and the person (Selection of CEC and ECs) Hindu 22-11-2018

Environment

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 New enemy of bird of prey: wind farms(Impact of windmill farms on birds) Hindu 06-11-2018
1 Oh So ‘Backward’ (Notions of progress and traditional methods to sustain the environment ) Ind. Exp. 04-02-2019
1 A case for Commons sense (Need for review of how biodiversity and natural resources) Hindu 13-02-2019
1 Oh So ‘Backward’ (Notions of progress and traditional methods to sustain the environment ) Ind. Exp. 04-02-2019
1 A case for Commons sense (Need for review of how biodiversity and natural resources) Hindu 13-02-2019

Falling Rupee Impact

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What does the falling rupee mean for you and economy? (Falling Rupee Impact) Hindu 20-08-2018

Family Law Reform

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Law Commission to finalise report on ‘ Family Law Reform’(Law Commission) Ind. Exp. 01-08-2018

Fake News

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Good or bad, news is news…except when it is fake (Fake News) T.O.I 25-08-2018

HAJ

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 HAJ- How the pilgrimage is performed, stage by stage (HAJ pilgrimage procedure) T.O.I 21-08-2018

High Court

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Govt. finds fault with 50% of names sent for HC judgeship (Procedure for appointing Judges) T.O.I 13-08-2018
1 Undoing   a legacy of injustice (Delhi High Court- Striking down Begging Act) Hindu 13-08-2018

Highways in animal reserve forests

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How do roads impact wildlife, and why should anyone bother ( Highways in animal reserve forests) Ind. Exp. 06-08-2018

Economic Development

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Seeing development in a new light (Estimating Economic Development) T.O.I 25-06-2018

EU-Migration

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 EU leaders agree migration deal after marathon talks, but differences remain (EU-Migration talks) Indian exp. 30-06-2018
1 Merkel’s deal (Euro migration) The Hindu 07-07-2018

Ecology

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How to uproot an ecology threat (Ecology threat from Vilayati Kikar) Indian Exp 29.05.2018

Education

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 ‘Demand for education technology among learners in India is huge T O I 16-05-2018

Election

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Restoring Trust (Election-Karnataka) Indian Exp 19-05-2018
1 Check and Balance ((Election-Karnataka) Indian Exp 19-05-2018
1 Polls are Best Kept Apart (Simultaneous Elections) Indian Exp 13-06-2018

Electric Vehicle

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Isro offers e-vehicle cell technology to firms for Rs. 1cr (Electric Vehicle-Isro cell Technology) T.O.I 15.06.2018
1 EV adoption pattern to need holistic efforts by stakeholders: EY (Electric Vehicle Promotion) Indian Exp 15.06.2018

Farmer Protests

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What farmers are protesting against across the Country (Farmer Protests) Indian Exp 07.06.2018

Financial action task force

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 India backs FATF’s grey-listing of Pak. (Financial Action task force) The Hindu 01-07-2018

Finance Commissions

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Balancing conflicting claims (Terms of Reference) The Hindu 19-05-2018
1 Finance panel defends terms before V-P (Terms of Reference) The Hindu 19-05-2018
1 Uniquely Placed (Fifth Finance commission) The Hindu 26-06-2018
1 A tough Balancing Act. (Fifth Finance Commission) T.O.I 26-06-2018

French

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Can Indian football make it to the top league? (Football – India’s Progress for top) Hindu 29-06-2018

French

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 French MPs back ban on mobile phones in schools (French-ban on mobiles in schools) T.O.I 09-06-2018

Fuel Policy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 NDA’s costly fuel policy (Fuel Policy) T.O.I 07.06.2018

Global Trade

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Levelling off T.O.I 07.06.2018

Governor

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Do we need the office of the governor? The Hindu 24-05-2018
1 Staff size, heritage value: how the allowances of Governors are decided (Allowances of Governors) Indian Exp 11-06-2018

Germany

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen-powered train (Hydrogen Train) Hindu 18-09-2018
1 Time to worry (Germany the powerhouse of European Union losing steam in manufacturing) Ind. Exp. 12-02-2019

Gaming Disorder

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why WHO wants to treat gaming as a disorder, and why some disagree (Gaming a disorder) Ind. Exp. 10-07-2018

Goa

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Goa’s glass problem (Goa- beer bottles management) The Hindu 10-07-2018

GST

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Auto fuels under GST: Why there’s a case for it, and one for caution, too (GST Auto Fuel) Indian Exp 30-05-2018
1 Simplifying future…99% items can soon be in 18% GST slab or less; PM (GST) Indian Exp 19-12-2018
1 GST Council cuts more rates, only 28 items now left in highest slab (GST) Indian Exp 23-12-2018
1 Most states suggest GST still evolving: N K Singh (GST yet evolving) T.O.I 29-01-2019

Harappan Civilisation

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The first Indians (Harappan Civilisation) Hindu 24-12-2018

Haryana

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Aravalis draw protection from several SC orders (Environment versus supporting of lobbies with conflicting interests) T.O.I 15-02-2019

Hurricane and Typhoon

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The difference between a hurricane and a typhoon (Hurricane and Typhoon) Ind. Exp. 16-09-2018

Hague Treaty-Inter Country abduction Of Children

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 India not ready to sign the Hague treaty (Haque Treaty-Inter Country abduction Of Children) The Hindu 08-06-2018

Hands Hygiene

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Washing of hands is an instant self-administered vaccine (Hands Hygiene) (The Hindu (Delhi Metro) 29.05.2018

Highways

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Fast Tracked (Highways-Smart & Speed) Indian Exp 28-05-2018

Higher Education

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Reform 101 (Higher Education Commission of India) Hindu 30-06-2018
1 Reforming higher education (Reforms) Hindu 03-07-2018
1 Higher Education to get Rs. 1 Lac cr. boost by’22 (Higher Education 1 Lac cr. funds) T.I.O 05-07-2018
1 A Path Breaking Legislation (Commission) T.I.O 05-07-2018
1 Opening up to the world ( Internationalisation Hindu 05-07-2018
1 Certifying Eminence (Eminence ) Ind. Exp. 11-07-2018
1 Who’s watching the regulator( Regulator) Ind. Exp. 12-07-2018
1 A list of questionable eminence (Institutes of Eminence ) The Hindu 13-07-2018
1 Conferring Eminence (Eminence) The Hindu 14-07-2018
1 The problems with the HECI Draft Bill ( HECI Draft Bill) The Hindu 12-07-2018
1 The unshackling (HECI) Ind. Exp. 13-07-2018
1 Misadventures in education ( Higher Education and R.T.E) Hindu 13-08-2018
1 Goal of higher education cannot be to mimic robots……..if you are industry-ready today, you may be
jobless tomorrow’(Employability)
T.O.I 03-08-2018

Hip Replacement

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Cure that hurts ( Faulty) Ind. Exp. 30-08-2018

IL & FS Crisis

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The lowdown on IL&FS cash crunch (Crisis) Hindu 30-09-2018
1 Broken system ( Analysis crisis) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 Private investment still a concern, IL&FS issue could worsen situation’ (Crisis Analyzed) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 The morning after (New Board) Ind. Exp. 03-10-2018
1 In bad company (Corporate Governance Deficit) Ind. Exp. 03-10-2018
1 A default by IL & FS would have been catastrophic (Risk Management) Hindu 04-10-2018
1 New board embarks on reviving IL&FS (Crisis) Hindu 05-10-2018
1 Not just liquidity (Crisis) Hindu 16-10-2018

IIT Roorkee

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 IIT Roorkee finds new drug target for antibiotic resistant bacteria. ( New Antibiotic drug) Hindu 26-08-2018

Himachal Pradesh

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why Shimla is thirsty this tourist season (Himachal Pradesh-Shimla thirsty) Indian Exp 29.05.2018
1 The parched hills (H.P-Shimla water crisis) Indian Exp 31-05-2018
1 When Shimla queued up for water (Shimla-Water Shortage) The Hindu 16-06-2018

History

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 New project aims to capture the ‘oral histories’ of people (History-Oral History Project) Indian Exp 29.05.2018
1 The parched hills (H.P-Shimla water crisis) Indian Exp 31-05-2018

Iran India relations

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 India’s Iran test (Iran-India relations ) Indian Exp 02-07-2018
1 The Low-down on India-Iran oil trade (India- Iran oil) The Hindu 08-07-2018

Indian Air Force

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Number in the Sky (IAF number of squadrons for a credible defence by forces ) Ind. Exp. 28-01-2019
1 Flying Coffins (IAF aircraft woes shows India’s military – industrial shortfalls, bring in private sector) T.O.I 04-02-2019
1 Ageing aircraft, poor maintenance, inadequate training hit IAF hard (Around 1350 crashes of fighters, aircraft, and helicopters since 1970 includes 500 Mig fighters) T.O.I 20-02-2019
1 Decisive and restrained (India to use airpower as an effective tool of deterrence in sub-conventual operations…) Ind. Exp. 27-02-2019
1 Crossing The Rubicon (IAF air strikes in Pakistan mark a paradigm shift in India’s strategic calculus) T.O.I 27-02-2019
1 Courage under fire (With pre-emptive strike across Loc, IAF has demonstrated ability to perform complex missions) Ind. Exp. 28-02-2019

Indian Constitution

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A constitutional renaissance-(Repair and renewal) Indian Exp 16-07-2018
1 Legitimacy of the basic structure ( The doctrine may be derived from the abstract but it exists within the Constitution. Does Parliament have unlimited power to amend the constitution.) Hindu 04-02-2019

Inter state water disputer

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Govt. winds up Cauvery water tribunal (Proposed law on single tribunal for inter-state water disputer) T.O.I 16-07-2018

India-Bangaldesh

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Indo-Bangla relations have entered golden phase: P.M Indian Exp 26-05-2018

India-Bangaldesh

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Indo-Bangla relations have entered golden phase: P.M Indian Exp 26-05-2018

Indian Foreign Policy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 India re-defines its regional role (Indian Foreign Policy-regional role) The Hindu 12-06-2018
1 No Asian Tigers Here (Indian Foreign Policy) T.O.I 19-12-2018
1 The foreign policy challenge (Challenges) Ind. Exp. 02-01-2019
1 Beware a full tilt to the US (India Centric) T.O.I 31-01-2019

Indonesia

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Tsunami strikes Indonesia without warning, 222 dead (Tsunami) T.O.I 24-12-2018

International Relations

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Being a good neighbour (International Relations) Hindu 27-12-2018
1 A shot at peace (Indo-Pak) Ind. Exp. 29-12-2018

ISRO

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 ISRO’s ‘angry bird’ takes to the skies (ISRO) Hindu 20-12-2018
1 Gaganyaan project approved: Manned mission by 2022 (Space Mission) Ind. Exp. 29-12-2018
1 ISRO sets up Human Space Flight Centre (ISRO) Ind. Exp. 12-01-2019
1 ISRO to provide eye in sky to help MHA manage borders (Eye in Sky) T.O.I 18-01-2019

IT Act

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Data interception order sparks row, govt cities 2009 UPA rules. T.O.I 22-12-2018
1 On a shaky foundation. T.O.I 26-12-2018
1 When the state plays I Spy . Ind. Exp. 29-12-2018

Jnanpith Award

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Jnanpith Award conferred on Amitav Ghosh (For Amitav Ghosh) Ind. Exp. 15-12-2018

Indian –Scientific Research

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What if India hadn’t made friends with science? (Indian –Scientific Research) The Hindu 27-05-2018

I &B Ministry

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Should we do away with the I&B Ministry? (I &B Ministry & Scrapping) The Hindu 18-05-2018

Indo-Pacific Region

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ocean of Trust- (Indo-Pacific Region) T.O.I 04-06-2018

India

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Befriending the neighbor ( India – Bhutan Relationship ) The Hindu 24-07-2018
1 India’s Trade policy Folly ( India’s Trade Policy ) T.O.I 25-07-2018
1 A Russian deal, a US nod ( India-America on Russian S-400 deal) Ind. Exp. 26-07-2018
1 Different messages, different methods ( India China outreach to Africa) Ind. Exp. 26-07-2018
1 Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity (Water Problems) Hindu 02-08-2018
1 India, Russia & China trilateral after 12 yrs (China, India, Russia Trilateral Trade Talks) T.O.I 02-12-2018
1 India’s first pvt sat launched (First pvt sat launched) T.O.I 05-12-2018
1 India’s heaviest sat launched (Heaviest Satellite) T.O.I 06-12-2018
1 The Hard Power Imperative (India needs to urgently modernise it armed forces) Hindu 24-01-2019
1 Model for malaria control (The Odisha model shows promise) Hindu 28-01-2019
1 Don’t let poll rancour waylay India’s rising global clout. T.O.I 10-02-2019
1 Heralding a new dawn (India and Saudi Arabia are poised to dramatically deepen the bilateral relationship. Foreign Affairs) Hindu 16-02-2019
1 The Saudi-India-Pakistan triangle (Delhi should not be overly optimistic about prying Riyadh away from Islamabad) Hindu 20-02-2019
1 Indian- Saudi Tango (MBS commits to anti-terror cooperation among other bilateral positives. No deal on 50% stake in the Ratnagiri refinery project) T.O.I 21-02-2019
1 Picking sides in West Asia (India could find it difficult to maintain a balancing approach between different West Asian Powers…Energy security and Israel) Hindu 22-02-2019
1 Why Saudi Arabia matters (India has deep ties with the kingdom and apart from China can influence Pak. Iran , Israel and US are also players) Ind. Exp. 22-02-2019
1 Mixed optics (In the Saudi Crown Princess visit highlighted the complexities in the Bilateral ties) Hindu 23-02-2019
1 India’s choice: Soft Kandahar route or hard option that may bring body bags (How could Deal With Pakistan) T.O.I 24-02-2019
1 Staring at a stalemate (Geopolitics, limits puts by nuclear- deterrence, make it difficult for India to isolate Pakistan diplomatically ) Ind. Exp. 25-02-2019
1 Defence is one of the most important areas of Vietnam- India cooperation; $500 million credit line is highly appreciated’. T.O.I 25-02-2019
1 The Non – Violence Myth (Securing our borders) T.O.I 04-02-2019
1 Illuminating Asia’s future (Seoul embraces relations with New Delhi solely based on India’s appeals and worth. ) Hindu 27-02-2019

Indian Army

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Don’t let her down, General (An Open Letter to The Army Chief) Ind. Exp. 21-12-2018

India Islamic State

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The Islamic State and India( India – Islamic State ) Ind. Exp. 12-07-2018

Israel

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Israel’s new Law is a form of apartheid ( Israel – New Nationality Law) Hindu 26-07-2018