Current Affairs From -16th May 2018 to 31st Dec 2018 from J to Q

Non-Performing Assets(NPA)

Public Health

Jagannath Temple-SC Orders
Kashmir
Lateral Entry into Govt
Medical Malpractice
Modi Government
Mo Salah
NASA
Net Neutrality
Non Performing Assets
North East
Oil-Price Hike
Pakistan
Public Health

DETAILS OF THE TOPICS 
Journalist Kuldip Nayar

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1 India’s greatest ‘Scoop man’(Journalist Kuldip Nayar) The Hindu 25-08-2018

Jammu & Kashmir

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1 Should Article 35A be scrapped ( Scrapping of  Art 35A) The Hindu 24-08-2018
1 Article 35 A and the basic Structure.( Kashmir- Art,35A) The Hindu 27-08-2018
1 20 October 2018 (Elections) Hindu 21-10-2018
1 How Governor’s rule and President’s rule set J&K apart from other states (Governor’s Rule And President’s Rule) Page No.11 Ind. Exp. 14-12-2018

Journalism

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1 Whataboutery will not silence journalism (Journalism) The Hindu 24-12-2018

J&K Bank

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1 When a bank becomes a PSU (Conversion) Ind. Exp 29-11-2018

Judicial Reforms

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1 CJI puts premium on court time, unveils reforms (CJI acts) T.O.I 05-11-2018

Japan

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1 India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement (India new currency swap agreement) Ind. Exp. 30-10-2018

Kashmir Militancy

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1 We have to kill militancy, not militants…make militancy useless in people’s eyes (New Governor) Ind. Exp. 05-10-2018
1 Militancy , not militants Ind. Exp. 19-12-2018

Kerala Floods

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1 NDRF aid only for severe calamities (NDRF aid) The Hindu 21-08-2018

Kerala

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1 . Much must change in Kerela (Ecology/Environment-Impact of flood) Hindu 11-09-2018
1 Failing to lead by example (Educational model disappointed on Sabarimala) Hindu 05-11-2018
1 God’s own challenge (Flood) Ind. Exp. 24-12-2018

Legislative Council in States

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1 Odisha plans Legislative Council: how states create a 2nd House, and why ( How created) Ind. Exp 06-09-2018

Live streaming of SC/HC hearings

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1 Courts to go live: Streaming of proceedings gets SC nod (Live streaming of SC/HC hearings) T.O.I 27-09-2018

Leprosy

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1 Restoring dignity (Leprosy-Discrimination) The Hindu 28-08-2018
1 The prescriptions for the Ghats (Kerala Western Ghats protection) Ind. Exp. 21-08-2018

Johnson Johnson Default in Health Care

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Facing FIR, Johnson & Johnson waved clean chit it obtained from Judge Srikrishna (Criminal Conduct) Ind. Exp 11-09-2018

JEE and NEET

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1 The measure of tests (JEE and NEET twice a year) The Hindu 10-07-2018

Judge’s Attitude

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1 What Should a judge be: Independent, noisy, self-disciplined or hermit- (Judge’s attitude) T.O.I 16-07-2018

Judge’s retirement age

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1 The case for increasing the retirement age of judges ( Judge’s retirement age) The Hindu 16-07-2018

Jagannath Temple-SC Orders

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1 Daan, dakshina: why an SC order has triggered disquiet in the Lord’s home (Jagannath Temple-SC Orders) Indian Exp 14-06-2018

Kashmir

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1 How earlier ceasefires in Valley, announced by militants and govt, fared Indian Exp 14-06-2018
1 Pieces of Peace (Kashmir –Cease fire) Indian Exp 31-05-2018
1 In letter and spirit (Kashmir –Cease fire) Indian Exp 31-05-2018
1 The story of two ceasefires- The Hindu 12-06-2018
1 Act of Intimidation (Kashmir) The Hindu 16-06-2018
1 A prudent restriction ( Restrictions on International observers) Ind. Exp. 27-07-2018

Lateral Entry into Govt

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1 Lateral entry into Govt: what the decades-old experience has shown (Lateral Entry into Govt) Indian Exp 12-06-2018
1 US, UK among many countries with provision for lateral entry (Lateral entry into Govt.) T.O.I 18-06-2018
1 Neither new nor undesirable (Lateral entry into Govt) The Hindu 21-06-2018

Lynching Law

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1 Lynching and the law (Lynching Law) The Hindu 20-07-2018
1 Should WhatsApp be held accountable for lynchings (Lynchings and Whatsapp) Hindu 20-07-2018
1 Checking the new abnormal (Solution ) Ind. Exp. 04-08-2018

Maharashtra

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Marathas backward class, says panel, clears way for quotas (Maharashtra backward quota) Ind. Exp. 16-11-2018
1 Maha may have to consult national panel before it grants Maratha quota (Maratha quota) T.O.I 17-11-2018
1 Quota for Marathas approved (Maratha quota) Hindu 19-11-2018
1 Quota math (Quota Issues) Hindu 20-11-2018
1 Maratha quota: demand, decision, and challenges ahead in implementation (Maratha quota Issues) Ind. Exp. 20-11-2018
1 Maharashtra clears Bill, Marathas to get 16% quota (Maratha Quota) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018

Maldive

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1 Our natural partners are countries like India’ (Maldives-Election) Hindu 25-09-2018

Law

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1 The imperative of impact assessment (Policy and legislative impact assessment for all new laws) Hindu 15-10-2018
1 Strangers in our midst. Ind. Exp. 27-12-2018
1 The cycle of impunity. Ind. Exp. 31-12-2018

Meghalaya

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1 Where coal is mined via ‘rat-holes’(Illegal Coal Mining in Meghalaya) Ind. Exp. 20-12-2018
1 13days & counting in a death trap (Mining Disaster) T.O.I 25-12-2018

MPLADS Funds

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1 Full MPLADS funds spent in only 35 of 543 constituencies (Development Scheme) T.O.I 26-12-2018

National Pension System

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1 Govt share to NPS raised to 14%, withdrawal made tax free (National Pension System) Ind. Exp. 11-12-2018

Me Too Movement

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1 The hashtag came last year. The expression ‘Me Too’ was already 10 yrs old (History) Ind. Exp. 17-10-2018
1 Why # Me Too must be impolite (Future Course) Ind. Exp. 17-10-2018
1 An exit, a beginning (A beginning) Ind. Exp. 18-10-2018
1 After # Me Too, a better India (A beginning) Ind. Exp. 18-10-2018
1 The inevitability of Mee Too (Inevitability) Ind. Exp. 20-10-2018
1 The judiciary’s # Me Too moment (Judicial challenge) Hindu 23-10-2018
1 . #Me Too India: Will it change the way men behave? (Assessment for India) Hindu 26-10-2018
1 My Me Too, our We Too (Role of all) Ind. Exp. 01-11-2018
1 Kannada actor Arjun Sarja accused of harassment, HC to hear his plea today (Kannada actor case) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 A gender curriculum (Solutions) Hindu 20-11-2018

Maoists

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1 Areas under Maoists have shrunk by 40% in past three years’ (Maoists status of operations) Hindu 10-09-2018
1 Maoists bury money in forests, invest in real estate (Illegal creation and use of money) T.O.I 14-09-2018

Masala Bonds

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1 Masala Bonds (Meaning Ind. Exp 17-09-2018

Mizoram

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why Mizoram wants CEO out (CEO change) Ind. Exp. 13-11-2018

Monsoon

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The monsoon and its march so far ( Monsoon- Present Status) The Hindu 12-08-2018

Mullaperiyar Dam

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The monsoon and its march so far ( Monsoon- Present Status) The Hindu 12-08-2018

Naipaul

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 He personified a sense of displacement ( Demise of Nobel Laureate) The Hindu 13-08-2018

National Disaster

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1 What is a ‘national disaster’? (National Disaster) Ind. Exp. 20-08-2018

Naxalism

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1 Fight  Naxals  like Maha’s  C-60 does, govt tells forces, states(Fighting Strategy) T.O.I 24-08-2018
1 Force of hand-picked tribals which fights the guerrilla like a guerrilla (Fighting Strategy) T.O.I 24-08-2018
1 Naxalism is a sign of poor governance…premature to write its obituary until the socio-economic causes are addressed (Its Status) T.O.I 05-12-2018

NEET 2019

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1 The lowdown on NEET 2019 (Difficulties Ahead) Hindu 09-12-2018

Niti Aayog

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why you need to keep an eye out for Virudhunagar, Naupada dists. T.O.I 28-12-2018

NCBC Bill passed

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Parliament passes NCBC Bill to give it constitutional status ( NCBC Bill passed) T.O.I 07-08-2018

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

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1 Is it right to turn NMML into a museum for PMs? (Nehru Memorial Museum and Library) T.O.I 17-08-2018

Maratha Agitation

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1 Marathas have called off protests but agitation continues. Here’s why ( Maratha Agitation ) Ind. Exp. 26-07-2018
1 Voice of Discontent (Maratha Agitation) Ind. Exp. 26-07-2018

MSP

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Sowing Slogans(Recent increase ) Ind. Exp. 11-07-2018

Medical Malpractice

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A cure for medical malpractice The Hindu 26-05-2018

Meghalaya-Shillong Riots

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What fuelled the fire in Shillong (Meghalaya-Shillong Riots) Indian Exp 18-06-2018

Manual Scavenging-Law

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Manual Scavenging (Manual Scavenging-Law) Indian Exp 18-06-2018

Modi Government

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Modi government at four years (Modi Government Achievement) T.O.I 30-05-2018
1 Will it be BJP versus the rest in 2019 (2019 Election –BJP versus the rest) The Hindu 15.06.2018

Mo Salah

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1 The Meaning of Mo Salah T.O.I 30-05-2018
1 Will it be BJP versus the rest in 2019 (2019 Election –BJP versus the rest) The Hindu 24-05-2018

NASA

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 NASA rover finds organic matter, the ingredients needed for life, on Mars (NASA on life matter on Mars) Indian Exp 09-06-2018
1 Why Nasa’s InSight Landing On Mars Is Good News For Us (Insight Landing On Mars) T.O.I 28-11-2018

Non-Banking Finance Companies

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What ails the NBFC sector (Their problems) Indian Exp 02-11-2018

Net Neutrality

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Do not get Caught in the Net- (Net Neutrality) T.O.I 14-06-2018
1 Let us share (Net Neutrality) Ind. Exp. 13-08-2018

New Carbon Created

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A completely new form of carbon created (New Carbon Created) T.O.I 15-08-2018

New Colonialism

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1 The New Colonialism (New Colonialism) T.O.I 25-08-2018

New Helicopter Technology transfer

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1 New Copters to enable technology transfer. ( New Helicopter Technology transfer) Hindu 27-08-2018

N.R.C

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1 How India Identifies citizens ( N.R.C) Ind. Exp. 02-08-2018
1 The Missing 4,007,707 (N.R.C) Ind. Exp. 02-08-2018

Oxytocin

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Clampdown on oxytocin: why, what now ( Oxytocin – Ban) Ind. Exp. 08-08-2018
1 What the data on oxytocin ‘misuse’ show (Misuse Ind. Exp. 29-10-2018

Non Performing Assets

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1 No easy solutions (Bad Bank) The Hindu 14-06-2018
1 How to bring back a fugitive (NPA-How to handle a fugitive) Indian Exp 13-06-2018
1 The Two facets of NPA management (NPA-Management) The Hindu 25-06-2018
1 CVC shares report on 100 bank frauds with govt, RBI (CVC report on bank frauds) T.O.I 18-10-2018
1 How 100 frauds hit banks (Report of CVC on bank frauds) Ind. Exp. 07-11-2018

NOTA

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Nota may go from RS polls as BJP, cong unite ( R.S Polls) T.O.I 31-07-2018

Nepal

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Nepal Reset: India must be subtler and deliver on projects in its neighbourhood (India and Nepal) T.O.I 12-09-2018

NITI Aayog

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Is the NITI Aayog relevant today? (Relevance) Hindu 21-09-2018

North Korea

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1 ‘North Korea Gained the most out of the summit…(North Korea –US summit) T.O.I 29-06-2018
1 How to disarm North Korea ( Disarmament) Ind. Exp. 11-07-2018
1 North Korea’s Kim asks Trump for another meeting in ‘warm’ letter (US Talks) Ind. Exp. 12-09-2018

NSG

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 UK lends ‘unconditional’ support for India’s NSG bid (NSG support to India-UK position) T.O.I 28-09-2018

NDTV

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Open Offer (NDTV open offer for control ) Indian Exp 28-06-2018

NPA

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 ‘Bad bank’ can help improve NPA resolution (Bed bank) Hindu 09-07-2018
1 Lenders, financial institutions ink pact for faster resolution of stressed assets (Easy Revolution ) Ind. Exp. 24-07-2018
1 Cosmetic repair (Through Asset management route ) Hindu 25-07-2018

Net neutrality

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1 Web stays equal for all as net neutrality gets Centre’s nod (Net neutrality) T.O.I 12-07-2018
1 A welcome move (Net neutrality) Hindu 16-07-2018
1 Cosmetic repair (Through Asset management route ) Hindu 25-07-2018

Note Ban

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Note ban, a massive and draconian monetary shock, writes former CEA (Book by former CEA) Hindu 30-11-2018

NRI Marriage

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 SC: Can govt frame policy to curb NRI marriage cons? (Grievances handling mechanism) T.O.I 14-11-2018

North East

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1 Turning the Heat down in North East Indian Exp 25-05-2018

Oil-Price Hike

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Oil predicament (Oil-Price Hike) Indian Exp 25-05-2018

Prevention of Corruption Act changes

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 End the Mistrust (Prevention of Corruption Act changes) T.I.O 05-07-2018
1 A balancing Act. ( Amendments ) Hindu 31-07-2018


Personal Data

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1 Protect critical personal data of citizens: Draft Bill (Protection) Hindu 28-07-2018
1 Handle children’s data with care, says committee ( Concerning children) Hindu 28-07-2018
1 Data protection Authority will be sector- agnostic (Authority ) Hindu 28-07-2018

OBC report on sub categorisation status

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1 Wary of opening new front, govt sitting on OBC report? (OBC report on sub categorisation status) T.O.I 28-09-2018

Odisha

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1 Odisha House passes 33% reservation for women (33% Reservation for Women) Hindu 21-11-2018

Oil

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Juggler’s art (Oil policy grobally) Ind. Exp. 05-11-2018

Pakistan

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1 India moves to use Indus water against Pak terror (Pak India-Indus Water) T O I 20-05-2018
1 Reluctantly, Malala (Nobel) Indian Exp 26-05-2018
1 India lodges protests with Pak over Gilgit-Baltistan order (Pakistan-Gilgit Baltistan Order) Indian Exp 28-05-2018
1 Oppressive Order T.O.I 29.05.2018
1 All roads to India may lead through Pak army ( Role of Pak Army ) Ind. Exp. 29-07-2018
1 How the deep state gamed the system (Recent Parliament Elections) Hindu 18-08-2018
1 ‘Pak could emerge world’s 5th largest N-weapon state’(Nuclear expansion) T.O.I 07-09-2018
1 Pak rethinking CPEC deal over ‘unfair benefits’ to Chinese firms: Report (International Relations) T.O.I 11-09-2018
1 Imran wants to crowdfund $14bn for dams (S. Arabia to finance 3 CPEC projects in Pak) T.O.I 29-09-2018
1 In U-turn, Pak says Saudi not part of CPEC (CPEC- Saudi role) T.O.I 04-10-2018
1 Migrant and nation (Large scale migration) Ind. Exp. 20-10-2018

Pluto

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Celestial misfit (A planet) Hindu 19-09-2018

Police Reforms

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1 Listen To Supreme Court (Police Reforms) T.O.I 20-09-2018
1 Beyond police reform (Police Reform and Criminal Justice System) Ind. Exp. 18-10-2018
1 Abject failure of police (Police Reform) Ind. Exp. 18-12-2018

Power reform amendment

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1 Rallying against Centre’s power proposal, Arvind Kejriwal set to meet non-BJP CMs (power reform amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003,) Ind. Exp. 30-09-2018

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

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1 New health paradigm (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) Ind. Exp. 22-09-2018
1 In capital, PM’s healthcare scheme hits name roadblock (Delhi Roadblock) Ind. Exp. 26-09-2018
1 Unjoined dots of a scheme (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) Ind. Exp. 05-10-2018

Public Corruption

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The new corruption (Public Corruption-Crony capitalism) Ind. Exp. 19-09-2018

P M Narendra Modi Interview

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1 I want to make it clear lynching is a crime, no matter the motive (P M Narendra Modi Interview ) T O I 12-08-2018

Pollution

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1 Green process cute water use, pollution in textile industry. ( Textile Industry) Hindu 26-08-2018
1 Stubble Don’t Burn (Stubble Burning) T.O.I 09-10-2018
1 Take in the trash (Plastic cleaning in seas) Hindu 09-10-2018
1 Punjab’s burning problem (Stubble Burning) Hindu 27-10-2018
1 Toxic Air Returns (Pollution in Delhi and NCR) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 The plastic question is hard to crack (Plastic in Ocean) Hindu 15-12-2018

Population

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 No easy head counts (Growth and state wise spread) Hindu 02-08-2018

Parliament Sessions

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The state in contention. Ind. Exp. 27-12-2018

Punjab

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A Punjab’s Blasphemous law. ( Punjab Blasphemous law) Ind. Exp. 25-08-2018
1 Kartarpur opens today: Nip in the air, hope on the streets of Lahore (Kartarpur Guruduwara Darbar Sahib access from India to Pak) Ind. Exp. 28-11-2018
1 Kartarpur logistics worrying (Security Requirements) Hindu 29-11-2018
1 Did Islamabad act on Kartarpur corridor to walk out of isolation? (Kartarpur Corridor-Isolation Impact) T.O.I 30-11-2018
1 India- Pakistan ties beyond Kartarpur (Kartarpur Guruduwara Access) Hindu 30-11-2018
1 India’s Kartarpur Headache (Kartarpur Headache) T.O.I 14-12-2018

Punjab Drug Menace

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 High on atmospherics ( Drug menace in Punjab) Hindu 10-07-2018
1 Smoke and Errors ( Punjab Drugs Menace) Ind. Exp. 12-07-2018

Police and Reform

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Consult UPSC for selecting Police Chiefs (Police reform selection of DGs) Hindu 04-07-2018
1 India’s Whimsical Police Force (Police) T.O.I 13-07-2018

Public Health

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1 Nipah Virus (Public Health-Nipah Virus) Indian Exp 22-05-2018
1 A health scheme that should not fail (Public Health-Ayushman Bharat) The Hindu 28-05-2018
1 Health cover scheme: Who, how (Public Health Scheme) Indian Exp 14-06-2018
1 Holes in the Scheme (National Health Protection Scheme) Indian Exp 15.06.2018
1 New health scheme flawed: IMA (Public Health Scheme) The Hindu 18-06-2018
1 In Odisha, health scheme vs health scheme (Public Health-Odisha) The Hindu 21-06-2018
1 The state is taking healthcare (Public Health Scheme) Indian Exp 23-06-2018
1 Overcoming the Divide (Public Health) The Hindu 24-06-2018
1 Reduce segregate (Plastic Pollution) The Hindu 26-06-2018
1 Transform Health Care (Public Health) T.O.I 26-06-2018
1 SC notice on faulty J&J hip implants (J&J hip implants) T.O.I 06-10-2018

Quad talks

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Quad talks Indo-Pacific; Vietnam envoy says against military tie-up (Indo-pacific) Ind. Exp. 16-11-2018
1 Connectivity, terror dominate Quad talks for stable Indo-Pacific region (Indo Pacific discussions) T.O.I 16-11-2018
1 . Quad Core (Quad Core) T.O.I 17-11-2018

Qatar

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why Qatar has left OPEC, and how the decision will impact oil prices, India (Leaves OPEC) Ind. Exp. 05-12-2018