Current Affairs From -16th May 2018 to 28th Feb 2019 from R to Z

Rafale Deal

Rafale Deal

Russia
Renewable Energy
RBI
Reservation in Promotion
River
Rupee Falls
Sri Lanka
Swachh Bharat
UPSC Examination
Water Management
Women Prisoners
Volcanic Eruption

DETAILS OF THE TOPICS 

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Should the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case be released? (Release of convicts) Hindu 28-09-2018

Renewal Energy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The (relatively) easy part (Challenges) Ind. Exp. 06-12-2018

Rescue in Indian Ocean

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Four nation op ends with sailor’s dramatic rescue (Rescue in Indian Ocean) T.O.I 25-09-2018

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case

Rafale Deal

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Should the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case be released? (Release of convicts) Hindu 28-09-2018

Russia

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Between friends (Russia-Sochi Summit) Indian Exp 23-05-2018
1 Russian Shield (S-400 Surface to air missiles) T.O.I 08-10-2018
1 What S-400 deal means to India (S-400 Air Defence System) Ind. Exp. 04-10-2018

RTI

Non-Performing Assets (NPA)

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The right under siege (RTI) Ind. Exp. 11-01-2019

Rafale Deal

RTI

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Has the Government lost the perception battle on Rafale? (Rafale Issue) Hindu 05-10-2018
1 If the Opposition wants to go on a wild goose chase, so be it (Defence Minister) Hindu 10-10-2018
1 Cong misleading nation on Rafale deal: Sitharaman (Controversy) Ind. Exp. 26-10-2018
1 India didn’t force choice of Reliance as offset partner, says Dassault CEO (Selection of offset partner) T.O.I 26-10-2018
1 In a sudden turn, SC asks govt for Rafale price, offset partner details (SC on Rafale Deal) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 Govt won’t give Rafale price details to SC (SC on Rafale Deal-Proceedings in Court) T.O.I 01-11-2018
1 Rafale deal not done in a hurry: Centre (SC case) Hindu 13-11-2018
1 Followed UPA procedure on Rafale deal: Govt (SC case) T.O.I 13-11-2018
1 CEO of Dassault counters Rahul: I don’t lie…new Rafale 9% cheaper (Dassault CEO) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 Kargil War to defence procurement policy: Sharp exchanges in SC on Rafale deal case
(S.C. proceedings)
Ind. Exp. 15-11-2018
1 Rafale deal not a govt-to govt contact, says Cong (S.C. proceedings)
Ind. Exp. 15-11-2018
1 No French guarantee for Rafale deal: govt. (S.C. proceedings)
Hindu 15-11-2018
1 Why did CCS nod come later? (S.C. proceedings)
Hindu 15-11-2018
1 Court refuses to go into price of Rafale jets (S.C. proceedings)
T.O.I 15-11-2018
1 Justice Joseph poses tough queries, CJI bails out govt (S.C. proceedings) T.O.I 15-11-2018
1 No objection (SC Decision) Ind. Exp. 15-12-2018
1 Sc gives govt. clean chit on Rafale deal, dismisses PILs (SC Judgment) T.O.I 15-12-2018
1 Rafale Dogfight (Rafale and PSU involvement ) T.O.I 09-01-2019
1 Modi’s decision to buy 36 Rafales shot the price of each jet up by 41% (Rafale price increase) Hindu 18-01-2019
1 Cong, BJP spar after report says govt paid higher price for Rafale. T.O.I 19-01-2019
1 Rafale report based on fudged arithmetic: Jaitley. T.O.I 19-01-2019
1 Move to buy only 36 Rafales raised price by 14% : Report. T.O.I 19-01-2019
1 Rafale ,according to CAG (CAG report tabled in Parliament compares UPA deal for 126 aircrafts with NDA deal for 36 jets) Ind. Exp. 14-02-2019

Railways

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why Railways must be tougher on trespassing (Security on Tracks) Hindu 28-10-2018
1 . Railways gets Rs. 1.59 lakh cr., the highest-ever allocation (The highest -ever allocation for better amenities and coaches) Hindu 02-02-2019

Reservation

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The 10% Answer (10% for economically backward) Ind. Exp. 08-01-2019
1 The ‘ poor forward’ quota story (Reservation for poor) Ind. Exp. 08-01-2019
1 Forwards quota’ bill moved & passed on same day in LS (10% quota for poor) T.O.I 09-01-2019
1 10% quota faces several legal and political challenges (10% quota for poor and its implications) Hindu 09-01-2019
1 Quota won’t cut into share of Dalits, tribals, OBCs, says PM (No impact of 10% reservation on Dalit, Tribals, OBCs) Ind. Exp. 10-01-2019
1 Parliament passes Bill to provide 10% quota for poor. Hindu 10-01-2019
1 Quotas, theirs and ours ( Quotas/ Reservation) Ind. Exp. 11-01-2019
1 New quota and basic structure (10% new Reservation-legal hurdle) Ind. Exp. 15-01-2019
1 Means- cum-merit based scholarships better alternative than reservations…encourage corporate to provide CSR funding ( An alternative suggestion on merit cum affirmative action) T.O.I 21-01-2019
1 Great Quota Rush (New 10 % reservations and its impact on meritocracy ) T.O.I 22-01-2019
1 Righting Reservation (New amendment to balance social affirmation versus merit ) Ind. Exp. 24-01-2019
1 The ‘Unit’ in teacher’s quota .( SC uphelds HC order on reservation policy in Universities) Ind. Exp. 25-01-2019
1 Whose quota is it anyway ? (The options to benefit the targeted population )

Ind. Exp. 28-01-2019
1 Pseudo- social justice (Policy is not based on assessments of deprivation) Ind. Exp. 13-02-2019
1 With reservations (It’s not clear if the 103rd Amendment will protect the new quota for Gujjars in Rajasthan) Ind. Exp. 21-02-2019

Rape

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Make Haste Slowly (Time limits for investigation and trial) T.O.I 19-11-2018

RBI

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 10 flash points between Centre and Central bank (Relation with Govt.) T.O.I 30-10-2018
1 Relationship may not sour further: Experts (Relation with Govt.) T.O.I 30-10-2018
1 How other central banks function (Relation with Govt.) T.O.I 30-10-2018
1 Govt dials down: RBI autonomy key, public interest in our guide (Its autonomy) Ind. Exp. 01-11-2018
1 RBI & Govt: A delicate balance (RBI-Relation with Govt.) Ind. Exp. 01-11-2018
1 Always a fine balance (Relations with Govt.) Hindu 02-11-2018
1 How RBI surplus transfers work (Handling its surplus reserves) Ind. Exp. 05-11-2018
1 CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI governor for non-disclosure (CIC on non-disclosure) Ind. Exp. 05-11-2018
1 Nehru letter to RBI may give Modi govt ammo in Urjit row (Historical perspective) T.O.I 05-11-2018
1 Why govts want central banks on their side (Global and Indian perspective) T.O.I 05-11-2018
1 Wilful on defaulters (Govt. Relations) Hindu 06-11-2018
1 In defence of Urjit Patel (Govt. Relations) Hindu 06-11-2018
1 Bank and its critics (Relations with Govt.) Ind. Exp. 10-11-2018
1 What divides RBI and MoF (Relations with Govt.) Ind. Exp. 10-11-2018
1 RBI’s reserves belong to the Centre (Link to its reserves) Hindu 12-11-2018
1 RBI guv met PM, FM last week in bid to heal rift (Govt. Relations) T.O.I 13-11-2018
1 Restrictions on banks: RBI and Govt work to narrow their gap (Govt. Relations) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 The reserves in Reserve Bank (Govt. Relations) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 The middle path (Govt. Relations) Ind. Exp. 15-11-2018
1 Decoding RBI’s Central Board (Details of its central board) Ind. Exp. 16-11-2018
1 HOW MUCH RESERVES ARE ENOUGH FOR RBI? (Sufficiency of reserves) T.O.I 16-11-2018
1 Govt. wants more say in RBI decision-making (Govt. Relations) Hindu 17-11-2018
1 The lowdown on RBI board meeting (Govt. Relations-Board Meeting role) Hindu 18-11-2018
1 Roll out agreed steps, govt may insist at RBI board meet today (Board meet today) T.O.I 19-11-2018
1 Usage of Sec 7 may worsen stand-off between RBI, govt (Use of Sec 7) T.O.I 19-11-2018
1 Balance Of Power, in the balance (Balance of Power with Govt.) Hindu 19-11-2018
1 In case of a split vote, Governor holds the aces (Functioning of board) Hindu 19-11-2018
1 Govt., RBI call truce after a marathon board meeting (Govt. Relation-Board meeting) Hindu 20-11-2018
1 Back Off Now (Govt. Relations) T.O.I 20-11-2018
1 The RBI concedes a vital principle (Role of its Board) Hindu 22-11-2018
1 RBI’s governance structures have to be discussed: Garg (Governance Structure) Ind. Exp. 24-11-2018
1 In a spirit of accommodation (Govt. Relations-Need to Coordinate) Hindu 29-11-2018
1 Urjit Patel Exits (Governor Resigning) T.O.I 11-12-2018
1 Patel era shadow over his successor (Governor Resigns-Its Impact) Ind. Exp. 11-12-2018
1 Never waste a good crisis (Change of Governor) Hindu 12-12-2018
1 Urjit Patel’s unfinished job (Unfinished Tasks With RBI) T.O.I 13-12-2018
1 Bank credit: is it growing, and where’s it going? Hindu 17-12-2018
1 Should RBI Be Independent? T.O.I 18-12-2018
1 NPA ratios improve, but are still high: Das. Hindu 01-01-2019
1 The Bank’s balance (Limits to RBI’s capital funds) Ind. Exp. 23-01-2019

Registry of sex offenders

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How govt plans to run registry of sex offenders (Analysis) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018

Reliance Jio

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Reliance Jio has fewer active users than Vodafone, Idea (Problem of fewer active user) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018

Skill India

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Skill India is ailing (How to improve) Ind. Exp 17-11-2018

South Korea

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Nehru started trend, Modi popularised it (Relations with India) Ind. Exp 02-11-2018

Saudi Arabia

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Murder in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia is ostracised after many poor decisions by its crown prince (Poor Decisions by crown Prince) T.O.I 18-10-2018
1 The great Sunni divide (Saudi Arabia vs Turkey) Ind. Exp. 23-10-2018

Sexual harassment of women

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Unequal battle (How to provide justice) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 When a woman is harassed at work (At work place) Ind. Exp. 10-10-2018
1 2013 report wanted changes to sexual harassment law (Sexual harassment law changes) Hindu 15-10-2018

Soil Moisture Map

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How Wet Is The Ground After Rain? For First Time, India Gets Soil Moisture Map (Soil Moisture Map) Ind. Exp. 03-10-2018

Space X

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 SpaceX Successfully lands rocket back at launch site (Space X brings rocket back at launch site) T.O.I 09-10-2018

Sikkim handling plastic menace

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Aiming to be like Sikkim (Handling plastic menace) Hindu 01-07-2018

Social Media

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why rumours love WhatsApp (False Social Media) Indian Exp 04-07-2018
1 Why track social media chatter-(Social Media Monitoring) Indian Exp 16-07-2018
1 Esprit de Women’s Press Corps (Women Press Corps) Indian Exp 01-07-2018
1 Is social media polarising society? (Impact) Hindu 07-12-2018
1 Making every citizen an auditor Hindu 18-12-2018

Sports

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Toor de forec. ( Asian Games-Shot put) Indian Exp 26-08-2018
1 Sindhu breaks finals jinx- BWF World Tour (BWF World Tour) T.O.I 17-12-2018
1 You have to be at peace with yourself to achieve your goals (Badminton-PV Sindhu) Hindu 22-12-2018
1 India Should Learn from Russia’s doping scandal in Sports (Kerala’s example shows the way) Hindu 30-01-2019

State Finance Commission

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Strengthening the federal link (State Finance Commission) Hindu 22-08-2018

Stubble burning

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Putting Out Fires (Issues involved) Ind. Exp. 16-10-2018
1 Cutting through the smog (A road map to address the issue) Hindu 05-12-2018

Sub-Categorisation of OBC

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Panel mulls survey for OBC head count (Sub-Categorisation of OBC) T.O.I 15-12-2018

Supreme Court

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How is seniority decided in SC (Seniority ) Ind. Exp. 07-08-2018
1 Post MBA graduates in courts: CJI (MBA graduates as Court Managers) Hindu 13-08-2018
1 Speaker’s call now open to judicial review (SC- Judicial Review of Speaker’s Decision on Money Bill) T.O.I 27-09-2018
1 The Court’s voice (Supreme Court) Ind. Exp 17-12-2018
1 Before judges: hot-button issues, task of filling empty Benches. Ind. Exp. 28-12-2018
1 Judicial evasion and the status quo (Supreme Court) Hindu 10-01-2019
1 Tragedy after farce (supreme court) Ind. Exp. 12-01-2019
1 No Divine Right (Bankruptcy law and SC) Ind. Exp. 28-01-2019

Transgender

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Against the mandate for inclusion (Protection of Right) Hindu 21-12-2018

Supreme Court

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How is seniority decided in SC (Seniority ) Ind. Exp. 07-08-2018
1 Post MBA graduates in courts: CJI (MBA graduates as Court Managers) Hindu 13-08-2018
1 Speaker’s call now open to judicial review (SC- Judicial Review of Speaker’s Decision on Money Bill) T.O.I 27-09-2018
1 Musical Chairs in Supreme Court (Opaque decision making does reputational damage of the system) T.O.I 11-02-2019

Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The state of the States (The SDG India Index overlooks the aspect of inter-dependence of Sustainable Development Goals) Hindu 12-02-2019

Tax

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Timely Review (Angel Tax and startups) Hindu 06-02-2019
1 Startups to be listed for angel tax exemption (Ease of doing business and entrepreneurship boost ) Hindu 09-02-2019
1 Where ‘angels’ are bedevilled (Balanced approach in case entrepreneurs have to be encouraged against rampant misusing of provisions) Hindu 11-02-2019

Terrorism

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 This is war, not terrorism (Indo Pak relations and terror strikes on India by Pakistan ) Ind. Exp. 17-02-2019
1 A China Size Problem (Countering terrorism critically d…………………epends on being able to tackle the China factor) T.O.I 19-02-2019
1 ‘We can defeat terrorism by upholding the unity of our society’ (Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, India- Pak ties and the security situation in Kashmir) Hindu 20-02-2019
1 . Truth about Terror (Pak PM must know he has no plausible deniability on terror. Saudi Prince cannot turn a blind eye) Ind. Exp. 20-02-2019
1 The vexatious question of Masood Azhar (India can take up its fight against terrorism at the UN Security Council in various ways) Hindu 28-02-2019

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ignores (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) Hindu 21-08-2018
1 Satyagraha then, Swachhagraha now (Status) Ind. Exp. 01-10-2018
1 Swachh Bharat has become a people’s movement (Swachh Bharat) Hindu 03-10-2018
1 No sweeping change (Swachh Bharat) Hindu 04-10-2018
1 Flush and don’t forget: Beyond building toilets India needs to make sure they are usable and their waste is properly treated (Key Challenges) T.O.I 19-11-2018
1 The power of political push (Impact) Ind. Exp. 23-11-2018
1 Silent reservation in the countryside ( Success of Swachh Bharat Mission) Ind. Exp. 10-01-2019

TADA to UAPA

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 TADA to UAPA, what India’s terror laws say (TADA to UAPA) Ind. Exp. Page 30-08-2018

Technical and Economic Cooperation

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Challenges at BIMSTEC (Technical and Economic Cooperation) Hindu 30-08-2018

Thailand

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Lessons from Tham Luang (Cave Rescue) Ind. Exp. 03-08-2018

Tibet rivers

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Students’ body sniffs design in Tibet river breach (Security concerns for India) Hindu 26-10-2018

Trade War

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why a currency war is a worry (Trade Wars and impact on global currency) Ind. Exp. 06-08-2018
1 . IMF members pledge to avoid using currency as trade weapon (IMF and Trade wars) Ind. Exp. 14-10-2018
1 U.S.-China trade row not a threat to world economy (America China Trade War) Hindu Sec2 14-10-2018

Train accident

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Avoidable tragedy (Avoidable) Hindu 22-10-2018

Turkey Forex  Crisis and impact on Rupee

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Currency crossfire (Turkey Forex  Crisis and impact on Rupee) Hindu 15-08-2018

U.P.

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 In U.P., Plans to save the Taj Mahal (U.P. Taj Mahal’s protection) Hindu 19-08-2018

Water

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Water  aerodrome (Objections) Ind. Exp. 16-08-2018
1 Indus treaty talks to begin Tomorrow (Indo-Pak talks on Indus water Treaty) Hindu 16-08-2018

Western Ghat

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Trouble in the hill (Ecological Management) Hindu 25-08-2018

Simultaneous polls

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Poll position (simultaneous polls) Hindu 11-07-2018
1 Simultaneous polls can be done, but all parties have to agree (Simultaneous poll) Hindu 15-08-2018

Snakebite

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why WHO’s latest snakebite resolution is important in India (Treatment Facilities in India) Ind. Exp. 01-08-2018

Tree Benefits

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Trees offer multiple benefits – don’t kill them, breed them (Tree Benefits) Hindu 08-07-2018

Telecom Data

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What TRAI’S data privacy blueprint recommends – and where it is silent (Privacy, security, ownership of telecom data) Ind. Exp. 18-07-2018

Rajya Sabha

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How Rajya Sabha elects Dy. Chair (Dy. Chairman Election) Ind. Exp. 08-08-2018
1 Nota not an option in Rajya Sabha election (No Nota in Rajya Sabha Election) T.O.I 22-08-2018

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Stay with RCEP ( Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Hindu 21-08-2018
1 RCEP’s Possibilities (Various possibilities) T.O.I 15-11-2018
1 Negotiators thwart China’s bid to seal fate of RCEP talks (Talks between India and China) T.O.I 27-08-2018

R.T.I

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Amendments will dilute R.T.I Act (R.T.I Act Amendments) Hindu 06-08-2018
1 RTI Act is being steadily emasculated by spurious use of ‘personal information’ exemption (Reducing impact) T.O.I 17-11-2018

Rupee

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A brief history of the rupee (Rupee- Brief history) Hindu 21-08-2018
1 Let The Rupee Depreciate (Rupee Fall) T.O.I 17-10-2018
1 Why the rupee’s fall is not a major worry, why intervention by govt and RBI has its limits (Rupee fall and its limitations) Ind. Exp. 09-11-2018
1 Important to anchor rupee expectations, so that they don’t get caught in a self-fulfilling spiral (Its fall and impact) Ind. Exp. 15-11-2018

River Ganga

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A river running dry Hindu 20-12-2018

Russia

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Between friends (Russia-Sochi Summit) Indian Exp 23-05-2018
1 Russian Shield (S-400 Surface to air missiles) T.O.I 08-10-2018
1 What S-400 deal means to India (S-400 Air Defence System) Ind. Exp. 04-10-2018
1 Report: Russia used nearly every social media platform to aid Trump win in ’16 T.O.I 18-12-2018
1 Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile. Hindu 27-12-2018

Sabarimala

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ways to read the Constitution (Freedom of religion and woman rights) Hindu 28-08-2018
1 Another male bastion falls as SC opens Sabarimala to all women (SC Verdict-Sabarimala open to all women) T.O.I 29-09-2018
1 Dissenting voice was of the lone woman on bench (SC Verdict-Dissent on women in Sabarimala) T.O.I 29-09-2018
1 Freedom to pray (SC Verdict-Women in Sabarimala Temple) Hindu 29-09-2018
1 When the judiciary rewrites a faith (S.C. Judgment) 15-10-2018 18-10-2018
1 The Constitution Dharma (Constitutional Interpretation) T.O.I 19-10-2018
1 Rewriting of old beliefs must continue…If not this year, then next or the year after, women will go to Sabarimala (Women entry persistence) T.O.I 19-10-2018
1 Custom vs Law (Legal vs cultural aspects) Ind. Exp. 26-10-2018
1 Not a holy book (S.C. Verdict) Ind. Exp. 01-11-2018
1 Sabarimala curbs are not discriminatory: historian (Curbs not discriminatory) Hindu 05-11-2018
1 Sabarimala: The past and present (Sabarimala) Ind. Exp. 23-12-2018
1 What the women believe. Ind. Exp. 31-12-2018
1 No Freedom without equality at Sabarimala. Hindu 12-01-2019
1 Faith And Freedom (Sabarimala belongs to the devotee)

T.O.I 08-02-2019
1 Faith and gender justice (Gender justice is a modern concept along with freedom of religion is the subject to the Right to equality) Ind. Exp. 08-02-2019

Sanitation workers

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . The contractual functionary (Sanitation workers represent a wider phenomenon of exploitive contractual work) Hindu 09-02-2019

Saradha Story

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The Saradha story (Political stand-off between Centre and State) Ind. Exp. 05-02-2019

Science and Technology

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 There’s general consensus that machines will be able to emulate humans at almost all cognitive tasks (Advancements in science and technology) T.O.I 27-02-2019

Social Issues

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The safety net of the future. Ind. Exp. 28-12-2018
1 From schemes to systems: Why the difference maters (From loan waivers to income support for farmers, Ayushman Bharat to Ujjwala, Jan Dhan to Mudra, social welfare is shaping national conversation. World Bank experts take stock of social protection in India) Ind. Exp. 19-02-2019

Spain

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Sanchez touches the void (The Catalan issue pushes Spain to the brink of yet another election) Ind. Exp. 20-02-2019

Sixth Sikh Takhts

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The role of the 5 Sikh takhts, and the debate over a proposal for a 6th (Need For) Ind. Exp. 06-12-2018

Social Issues

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The safety net of the future. Ind. Exp. 28-12-2018

S/C, S/T Act Amendment

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 LS passes bill to restore provisions of SC/ST Act (S/C, S/T Act Amendment ) T.O.I 07-08-2018
1 ‘Pan-India reservation rule applies to Delhi’ (SC/ST reservation in States valid for Delhi) Hindu 31-08-2018

RBI

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What RBI’s rate hike indicates (RBI Monetary Policy –Rate increases) Indian Exp 07.06.2018

Renewable Energy

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Green ambitions (Renewable Energy) The Hindu 14-06-2018
1 With renewables, sun kissed lands like India could boast almost – free power within a generation (In nations where government have made clear, concerted efforts to embrace renewables the results are stunning ) T.O.I 23-02-2019

River

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 How Mahanadi became BJP vs BIP in two states (Mahanadi River Disputes) Indian Exp 05-06-2018

Rupee Falls

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What the rupees fall means. Indian Exp 24-05-2018

Section 377

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Freedom’s second coming (Section 377 decision and new challenges) Ind. Exp. 07-09-2018

Smart border fence

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Rajnath to launch ‘smart border fence’ on Monday (Smart border fence) T.O.I 14-09-2018

Solar Alliance

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Modi, Macron bag UN green award for solar alliance (UN green award) T.O.I 28-09-2018

Sri Lanka

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Fear of the Abaya (Sri Lanka-Abaya) The Hindu 09-06-2018
1 ‘For the security of India, stability in Sri Lanka is very important’ (International Relation) Hindu 12-09-2018
1 Avoidable crisis (Political crisis) Hindu 29-10-2018
1 . Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court stays Sirisena order to sack Parliament (Political crisis) Ind. Exp. 14-11-2018
1 Sri Lanka signs port deals with China (Deal with China) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018
1 Colombo’s perceptions (Current Constitutional Crisis) Hindu 06-12-2018
1 End Sri Lanka’s crisis (End Of Crisis Of Politics) Hindu 15-12-2018
1 Restoration of political sanity Hindu 17-12-2018
1 Rajapaksa Underlines need to sustain Delhi-Colombo Ties (Bilateral relations should not fall victim to change in government) Hindu 10-02-2019

Super Computer

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Largest brain-mimicking supercomputer switched on (Largest and brain mimicking) The Hindu 12-11-2018

Swachh Bharat

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Indore is India’s ‘cleanest city’ yet again. Just what is it doing right? (Swachh Bharat-Indore Cleanest) Indian Exp 18-05-2018

UPSC Examination

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Wrong end of the frame Indian Exp 24-05-2018

Water Management

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Stress Test (Water Management) The Hindu 28-05-2018

Women Prisoners

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Protecting incarcerated women (Women Prisoners) The Hindu 29.05.2018

Tri-service Command

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Unified tri-service command to handle cyber, space, spl ops (Tri-service Command) T.O.I 25-09-2018

Tiger

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 The lowdown on tiger relocation (Relocation Strategy Rethink) Hindu 27-11-2018

Toxic Plants

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Toxic Plants (Energy generating plants in India burn mixed waste) Ind. Exp. 30-01-2019

Triple Talaq

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Cabinet clears ordinance to criminalise triple talaq (Ordinance) T.O.I 20-09-2018
1 Why the triple talaq Ordinance is neither perfect nor necessary (Ordinance) Ind. Exp. 21-09-2018
1 Why triple talaq Ordinance: For law without justice is wound without cure (Legal infirmity) Ind. Exp. 24-09-2018
1 An indefensible ordinance (Triple Talaq Ordinance) Hindu 25-09-2018
1 Govt. re-promulgates triple talaq ordinance (Triple talaq new ordinance) Hindu 14-01-2019

Venezuela

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Crisis in Caracas.(Venezuela plunges from one catastrophic crisis to another) Hindu 26-01-2019
1 Venezuela offers India barter deal to keep crude flowing (India has the capacity process heavy Venezuela Crude) T.O.I 12-02-2019
1 Sanctions-hit Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India (US has warned importers, including India) Hindu 14-02-2019

Waste Management

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Wasted effort: half of India’s waste-to-energy plants defunct (Unsegregated rubbish makes plants inefficient. Concerns environmental pollution) Hindu 15-02-2019
1 Small town, cleaner future (Big cities should learn how to implement waste separation effectively from small, mid sized Indian cities.) Ind. Exp. 27-02-2019

Women

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Missing Women (Falling sex ratios at birth) T.O.I 29-01-2019

UN

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 G-4 for UN Security Council reform, multilateralism (UN Security Council Reform) Hindu 27-09-2018
1 A UN For The People (UN-Objects and multilateralism) Ind. Exp. 28-09-2018

Uniform Civil Code

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 . Debate on Uniform Civil Code (Uniform Civil Code) Hindu 09-09-2018
1 Secular Means UCC (An essentiality and social leveler) T.O.I 24-09-2018

UAE Arctic Iceberg water

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 UAE plans to bring Antarctic icebergs to its coast. (Arctic Iceberg waters) Indian exp. 03-07-2018
1 Secularism comes to Arabia? (Pope Francis’s visit to UAE, first by a pontiff to the region. Significance?) Indian exp. 05-02-2019

UBI

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why everybody loves UBI. (The Economic survey said UBI was an idea whose time was ripe for discussion) Indian exp. 03-02-2019

Unemployment

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 It’s a wage crisis (India’s challenge is creating a complex ecosystem of high-productivity firms) Indian exp. 15-02-2019

West Bengal

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 In Bengal, erosion leads to land loss (Coastal erosion) Hindu 02-09-2018

Universal Health

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Ultimately, goal is universal health coverage…where rich subsidise poor, healthy the ailing (Universal Health Coverage) Ind. Exp. 07-10-2018

Universe

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Found: Hyperion, the largest structure from early universe (New structure Hyperion) T.O.I 19-10-2018

Windmill

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Windmills are not so green for wildlife (Impact wildlife) Hindu 15-10-2018

Urban Growth

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 A gated revolution (Trend) Ind. Exp. 13-11-2018

Vadra land Deal

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Firm that gave loan to buy Vadra land at a premium got big relief from tax panel (Income Tax relief as a quid-pro-quo) Ind. Exp. 30-11-2018

Water Transport

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 PM launches India’s 1st multi-model terminal (Via Ganga water ways) T.O.I 13-11-2018

WTO

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Why is the WTO facing challenges (Challenges) Hindu 22-07-2018
1 WTO On The  Brink (Assessment on its survival) T.O.I 22-08-2018
1 What’s After WTO? (Trade Wars) T.O.I 26-09-2018
1 Full-blown trade war will cost jobs, growth: WTO (Trade Wars) T.O.I 26-09-2018
1 WTO not equipped to deal with China, its policies (WTO and China) Ind. Exp. 14-10-2018
1 . At WTO, India under increasing trade fire (Latest objections against India) Ind. Exp. 17-11-2018
1 WTO has to change for better (Improvements Needed) Ind. Exp. 20-11-2018
1 WTO faces profound crisis, says China (China,US Crisis) T.O.I 24-11-2018

EURO Migration

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 What Merkel’s U-turn on migrants means ( Euro Migration) Ind. Exp. 05-07-2018

Volcanic Eruption

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Pyroclastic Flows (Volcanic Eruption) Indian Exp 05-06-2018

UK Brexit

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Brexit road ahead is going to be hard (Brexit Road Ahead) Hindu 02-12-2018
1 Facing humiliating defeat, PM May postpones Brexit vote in Parliament (Brexit Crisis) T.O.I 11-12-2018
1 The best way out of the Brexit mess (Brexit Mess, Can It Be Reversed) Ind. Exp. 11-12-2018
1 With Brexit deal in peril, May scrambles to save it (Brexit Deal Crisis)

T.O.I 12-12-2018
1 May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote (Brexit, Further Progress) T.O.I 14-12-2018
1 Theresa must (Brexit, Further Development) Hindu 14-12-2018
1 Why Brexit remains problematic as ever (UK Brexit) Ind. Exp. 17-12-2018

Witness Protection Plan

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 SC okays witness protection plan (Witness Protection Plan ) T.O.I 06-12-2018
1 Protection Witnesses (A Right Step) T.O.I 07-12-2018
1 What witnesses really need (Witness Protection Scheme needs to cater for the pressures faced by them) Ind. Exp. 12-02-2019

Workers

S.No Topic News Paper Date
1 Love of labour (The interim budget has kept in mind the interests of the workers. First time a government has done in recent history) Ind. Exp. 21-02-2019