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List of abbreviations

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IR, Diplomacy & Internal Security

3.

4.

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6.

7.

1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: IR & Internal Security

3.

Jan-W3-IR

4.

Jan-W4-IR

Economy
1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: Economy

3.

Jan-W3-Economy

4.

Jan-W4-Economy

Polity
1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: Polity

3.

Jan-W3- Polity

4.

Jan-W4- Polity

Environment, Agro, Disaster


1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: Environment, Agro, Disaster

3.

Jan-W3- Environment, Agro

4.

Jan-W4- Environment, Agro

Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare


1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

3.

Jan-W3-Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

4.

Jan-W4-Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

History and Culture


1.

Jan-W1

2.

Jan-W2: History and Culture

3.

Jan-W3-History and Culture

4.
8.

Jan-W4-History and Culture

Moral Disclaimers / FAQs


Abbreviations used in this Current Affairs Topiclist

P Only

important for prelim only

P+M

important for prelim and mains

M+I

Important for mains, essay and interview but has none or negligible utility in
prelims.

OLF

One line fodder point that can be quoted in some descriptive answer, essay,
interview or Group discussion. But doesnt warrant an article by itself.

Ignored

Because (A) I see bad:cost benefit in pursuing it OR (B) I dont think its important
for UPSC exam given the trend in last few years. (C)I already covered it in old
article.

IR, Diplomacy & Internal Security


Jan-W1

P
only

5 new countries join UNSC as non-permanent members.

P+M

13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas at Gandhinagar, Gujarat

M+I

Nepal to join Silkroad via Tibet. How does this affect Indian interests?

M+I

India to clear nuclear logjam during Obamas visit, by twreaking the insurance
provisions in nuke liability law.

OLF

India-Pak exchange list of nuclear facilities- exercise began since 1991.

OLF

Earlier Chindu wanted to setup NCTC as central body against terrorism. But many
states opposed citing possible misuse for political ends. Now intelligence agencies
again demanding MHA to setup similar body. But no concrete announcement yet.

OLF

Palstine joins ICC to puruse war crimes by Israel. Basics already covered in old
article- how Palestines observor status makes it eligble to join UN bodies.

OLF

Coastguard destroys Paki terrorist boat, Congis say it was a smuggler boat.

OLF

ISISs twitter campaigner Mehdi arrested from Banglore. Hindu publishing ball by
ball commentary on ongoing investigation.

OLF

Assam has worlds highest number of internally displaced people by conflict

OLF

despite LeT, Lakhvi bail issues, USA will continue giving foreign aid to Pakistan
under Kerry Lugar Bill 2009. Although Tulsi Gabbard voted against it.

OLF

Terrorist attack on Chalie Hebdo magazine office at Paris, France

Jan-W2: IR & Internal Security

M+I

Overseas Oil exploration competition between India-China

M+I

change of guards after Sri Lankan Presidential election, and its impact on Indian
Interests.

OLF

In 2014, India had 2 lakh refugees says UNHCR. Syrians are the highest number
of refugees under UNHCR protection.

OLF

in June 2014, Hamas and Fatah had formed Unity government in Palestine.
Now Hamas wants new election.

OLF

Home minister Rajnath says well not talk with any Militant group enganged in
violence.

OLF

US-India investment initiative launched ahead of Obamas visiit

OLF

Bhutan Seeks Amuls help to procure 2000 cows

Ignored

Crashed AirAsia planes blackbox recovered from Java sea

Ignored

Egypt court orders re-trial of Hosni Mubarak corruption cases. Not affecting
Indias interests, yet

Jan-W3-IR

M+I

Selection process of Secretary General in UN. link


(http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/looking-for-a-lady-from-easterneurope/article6799477.ece)

M+I

Sri-lanka: PM says theyll implement 13th Amendment (born from Indo-Lanka


accord in 1987), to give more powers to provinces, but Srilanka will continue to
remain a unitary state.

OLF

Pakistan is contemplating banning several terrorist organisations including the


Haqqani network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)

OLF

internal-security: Home minister asks state governments to post young DM and


SPs in Maoist infested areas.

OLF

Indian-Americans campaigning to get US Postal Department issue a


commemorative stamp for Diwali. They also got support fro msome US
lawmakers, and perhaps Obama may announce it during 26th Jan visit to India

OLF

US thinktank report says Pakistans Khusbab nuclear installation has added 4th
reactor- this will helpem generate more plutonium

OLF

International criminal court begins preliminary probe for Israels war crimes in
Palestine territories.

OLF

Social media/internal security: Bangladesh blocks Viber and Tango messanging


services due to security concerns because difficult to keep track of
conversations.

OLF

SAIL India aims to open a greenfield steel plants at Bandar Abbas Port in Iran.

Ignored

Obama says diplomatic talks ongoing with Iran on nuke issue, therefore IF USCongress tries to enact any law to put new sanctions on Iran, Ill veto them.

Ignored

Sri-Lanka: allegations that one RAW agent conspiered with opposition parties to
ensure fall of Rajpaksa, because he was becoming pro-Chinese

Ignored

Government asks Indians not to visit Yemen due to fragile security situation

Ignored

Maoists begin protests in Nepal, create obstacle against drafting new


Constitution

Ignored

hardliner SriLankan Buddist launch a party inspired by BJP-RSS, named Bodu


Bala Sena, wishing they had a leader like Modi

Jan-W4-IR

P+M

Outcomes of Obamas India visit

M+I

Shushmas visit to China

OLF

India declares 1 day of National mourning for the dead of Saudi king Abdulla
Abdulla
China to build a 7,000 km high-speed rail track to connect Beijing with Moscow

OLF

via Kazakhstan

OLF

IF Obama includes India in Customs and Border Protection agencys Global Entry
umbrella program, then Indian passport holders can enter USA in much
smoother manner.

OLF

Extremism: Shia militants (Huthis) takeover Yemens capital Sanaa

OLF

China-Myanmar oil pipeline to supply oil to Kunming and Chongquin industrial


hubs alone Yangtze. But itll bypass Malacca strait, to ensure less danger from
Indian and American navies.

Ignored

Defense Minister Parrikar says some Ex-PMs compromised Indias deep


strategic assets but didnt reveal the names of those Gaddar PMs.

Ignored

US court summons John Kerry in a which some human right group demanded
Obama administration to declare RSS a Foreign terrorist organization.

Ignored

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh ousted despited 6 months left in tenure. New
Secretary is US Jaishankar. Important for PIN but beyond that not much

Ignored

ISIS kills Japanese citizens

Ignored

Pakistan has not banned JuD, only seized its assets. And still JuD even launches a
new ambulance service.

Ignored

US official says Rohingyas deserve citizenship in Myanmar. Basics already done


in old article

Ignored

Thai military regime gets ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra impeached.

Ignored

Nuke capable Agni missiles were not shown during 26th January parade.

Ignored

Fidel Castro says he doesnt trust USA

Ignored

During 71s war, Paki army had raped over 2 lakh women in Bangladesh. Now
Bangla government confered them title o Birangana (war-heroines) and their
wards will be given compensated.

Economy
Jan-W1

Bank-Fin.

Ignored

RBI extended deadline for applying for Small bank /payment bank
license to 2nd Feb. Basics already covered in old article.

Bank-Fin.

P+M

GDR is being used for blackmoney circulation

Bank-Fin.

P+M

ESICs Panchadeep e-governance programme

Bank-Fin.

P+M

Outcome of Gyan Sangam seminar of Bankers- FinMins blueprint


to reduce NPA

Bank-Fin.

OLF

SEBI chief wants SEBI act amended so that no wilful defaulter can
issue debt or equity instruments in capital market.

BoP

OLF

RBI released norms for external commercial borrowing

BoP

OLF

Modi increases excise duty on petrol-diesel, to earn ~6000 crore


rupees. Given the falling prices of crude oil, this hiked excise duty
wont bring inflation.

BoP

OLF

No custom duty on import of Channa/gram/chickpeas- to promote


its sowing in Indian farms.

BoP

OLF

Indias first packaging plant to be setup in Vizag. This will help seafoodexporters through Visakhapatnam port

Fiscal
Policy

P+M

Creation of Niti Ayog to replace Planning Commission.

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Difficult to meet the fiscal deficit target, because less than


expected income from taxes.

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Government plans to hire a PR-firm on social-media, to generate


positive interest among people in disinvestment of PSUs

Fiscal
Policy

P+M

Niti Ayog replaces Planning commission. Arvind Panagariya


becomes first vice chairman. Planning commissions website
shifted to http://planningcommissionarchive.nic.in/

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Modi tells ministry to get ideas from public on how to spend


budget money

IndustriesMFG

OLF

Gujarat government has U-Win Smartcard for unorganized sector


workers so they can get benefit of all Government schemes. Modi
planning to implement same on all india- notification awaited.

infra

OLF

given the uncertainity over coal-supply, BEL decides to use fuel


flexible boiler it can use 100% Indian coal to 100% imported coal.

OLF

fall in crude oil prices, will not help air-travellers because airlines
already running on loss-business so, theyre unlikely to reduce
ticket prices further.

infra

infra

OLF

infra: Gadkari orders new road projects to use concrete only

infra

OLF

Gadkari proposes Char-dham project to build a New national


highways connecting the four shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath,
Gangotri, and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand

infra

OLF

Union cabinet clears 2g Auction.

infra

OLF

Urban minister V.Naidu asks municipalities to increase taxes in


next 2-3 years to provide better urban amnesties.

infra

OLF

Coal India workers go on strike, to oppose the coal ordinance.

Jan-W2: Economy

BankingFinance

P only

SEBI new norms for E-IPO

BankingFinance

OLF

Banks should participate in BCD (bond currency derivative)


instruments- because itll help infrastructure finance- says RBI
Dy.Governor

BankingFinance

OLF

RBI signs pact with European central bank (ECB) for cooperation and
information exchange.

BankingFinance

OLF

SEBI wants easier norms for domestic mutual fund managers.

BankingFinance

OLF

SBI interested in aquiring UTI, to create Indias largest mutual fund


house.

BoP

OLF

World Bank advices countries to reduce fuel subsidies and built a


fiscal buffer that can be used to fight against economic distress in
future.

BoP

OLF

Australian trade minister visits India, saas FTA-conclusion is our


priority

BoP

OLF

Oil price falls 6 years low- ~45$ per barrel due to weak demand vs
oversupply.RBI says fall in crude oil prices is a boon for India, itll
save $50 billion in imports

Fiscal
Policy

Ignored

FM drafts new accounting standards for business. Mostly technical


stuff.

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Disinvestment: Government planning to sell 10% shares from Indian


Oil corp.

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

48,000 crores lost in PDS-thefts

HRD

OLF

ASER-2014 report says 50% of class4 students cant do division, only


25% of class3 students can read class2 book fluently and so on

industryagro

OLF

Government has 25 million tonnes of wheat reserves- 3 times the


target. If Government wants they can export it.

industryagro

OLF

India should use more fly ash (thermal power byproduct) in


agriculture, says experts

IndustryAgro

OLF

December 2014: retail inflation increases from 4.38% to 5% due to


highr food prices

IndustryMFG

OLF

Statistics ministry aims to launch Time-use surveys to measure


employment levels and contribution of women in informal sector.

IndustryMFG

OLF

World bank says India will catch up with Chinas growth rate by 2016

infra

P+M

Mining ordinance

infra

OLF

Keralas Idduki district becomes first in India to be linked with


National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) for rural broadband

infra

Ignored

World bank signs pact with Gujarat Government for smart cities.

infra

OLF

Government cleared 30 oil-gas discovery files of Cairna India, ONGC


etc. This will fetch over 2.5 trillion cu.ft. gas

Jan-W3-Economy

BankingFinance

OLF

ESIC has decided to quit Medical education field saying its not our
core function, theyll hand over the medical colleges to respective
state governments. Moral of the story- Insurance-walle ko medical
college nahi kholnaa chaayiye.

BankingFinance

P+M

Rajanbhai reduces repo rate by 0.25%. Matter covered in my latest


lecture in youtube.

Banking-

OLF

Rajanbhai says if company fails then promoters should absorbe

Finance

losses. Otherwise heads capitalism wins, tails system loses.

BankingFinance

Ignored

ICICIBankPay- allows ICICI customer transfer money via twitter


account, check balanace, recharge mobile etc. such bankingGK not
asked in previous prelims

BankingFinance

Ignored

11.50 cr. bank accounts opened in PM-Jan Dhan. Basics already


covered in old article

BankingFinance

Ignored

Modi asks Rajanbhai to see feasibility of introducing 25 rupees noteto overcome shortage of 5 rupee coins

BoP

OLF

global economy will expand by 3% this year

BoP

Ignored

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati says Modil will relax FDI in multi-brand


retail within a year- but small traders protest against his statement

OLF

World Trade Organisations (WTO) Director General, Roberto


Azevedo says Bali Trade Facilitation agreement with help developing
countries to integrate into the world economy. Matter already
covered in old article

BoP

OLF

Fuel retailers announced price reduction but simultenously


Government hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel, thereby hardly
any reduction on customers pocket. Government wants to raise
~20k crores with this game

BoP

Ignored

Petrol costs higher than ATF because of excise duty hike

BoP

Ignored

EU lifts ban on Indian mangoes- basics already covered in old article

OLF

Rajanbhai has expressed concern over foreign investment tourists


in debt market. Because their hot money runs away from India,
even on a whiff of speculation, thereby creating volatility in market,
and destabilizing rupee exchange rate.

OLF

Obama planning to close tax-benefits given to trust funds. This will


ensure wealthy Americans dont evade taxes using loopholes.
Perhaps India should also consider something similar on charity
bodies.

Fiscal
Policy

Ignored

dates: Budget session to being from 23rd Feb, rail budget on 26,
economic survey on 27, General budget on 28. Topics important but
dates are not

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Government decided to slow down disinvestment process because


(1) PSU share prices declining and (2) trade union strikes.

BoP

BoP

Fiscal
Policy

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Government again thinking of using CPSE-ETF (Exchange traded


fund) mechanism to raise another 5000 crores from market. Concept
already explained in old article

HRD

OLF

IITs and IIMs will launch free online courses

P+M

Social justice ministry launches Venture capital fund and Green


biz.scheme for SC. (Ill compile and publish all such schemes
simultenously within next Economic survey summary- for better
revision)

Ignored

UPA Government did not release religious data with Census-2011.


Now Modi planning to release it. well, let him release first, then some
sort of ascending-descending order could be asked in MCQ about
religious minoirities / state-wise distribution

IndustryAgro

OLF

buffer food stock guidelines have not be revised since 2002. Modi
plans to sell away excess wheat in open market to reduce inflation
and reduce cost-of-storage in FCI & fetch ~50,000 crore via sales

Industryagro

OLF

Government launches Make in NorthEast Initiative- with focus on


tea-processing, organic farming, spa-tourism etc.

IndustryMFG

OLF

IMF says India will beat Chinas growth rate in 2016

infra

OLF

only deserving cities will be given funding for smart city project- says
U.D.minister

infra

OLF

Rail minister Suresh Prabhu says Rail-finances are in deep troublewe are caught in vicious cycle of low profit= poor services.

infra

OLF

Air India begins 10% cost cutting- itll help them save ~1400 crore
annually

infra

OLF

Rail minister says we need private capital, not privatization

P+M

Government launches HRIDAY heritage city development with


100% central funding; Modi reviews Housing for all 2022. Ill cover
them with economic survey ch. On urban Development.

HRD

HRD

infra

Jan-W4-Economy

Banking-

OLF

Rajanbhai ordered banks to disclose more information about their


loan rates and service-fees on website by 1st April 2015- to bring

Finance
BankingFinance

more transparency in business.

OLF

Rajanbhai orders banks not to ask no due certificate from small


borrowers- so they can take loans in hassle-free manner.

BankingFinance

OLF

Microfinance/microcredit is no panacea for poverty because


Spandan (a microfinance company) gave Rs.10,000 loans to ~120
SHGs and yet even after 5 years, there is no improvement in their
education, healthcare or female empowerments- says a research
study

BankingFinance

OLF

Government approves 74% FDI in HDFC.

BankingFinance

Ignored

SEBI relaxes delisting of shares from stock-exchanges

Ignored

Earlier ESIC decided to close its medical college and focus on its
core-operations only i.e. insurance service. Indian Medical
Association requests PM and President to stop this, otherwise
students and faculties career will be endangered.

Ignored

under SARFAESI act, two types of entities- those bank who follow
RBIs definition for NPA and those who frame their own NPA
guidelines. SC says banks free to decide their NPA definitions in
second category

OLF

Jaitley says foreign investors are happy irrespective of whether we


bring economic reforms through law or through ordinance. And we
are not planning to increase tax rates soon.

BoP

P+M

Just when USAs quantitative easing and fed tapering topics ceased,
European Union comes up with its own version of Quantitative
easing policy, to harass the UPSC aspirants.

BoP

P+M

India not ready for full capital account convertability says RBI
dy.gov HR Khan

BoP

Ignored

Apple records 18 billion profit. Highest ever in corporate history.


BizGK not important for UPSC

Ignored

Earlier India banned some US agro-poultry products for fear of


Avian influenza under SPS agreement. WTO panel rejected this
move, so now weve appealed against that decision. Basics done in
mains-2013 revision article.

BankingFinance

BankingFinance

BoP

BoP

Fiscal

OLF

Government to sell 10% stakes in Coal India. Plans to fetch 24,000

Policy

crores

Fiscal
Policy

OLF

Earlier IT Department had issued notice to Vodafone for a transferpricing-tax-evasion case. Bombay HC ordered in Vodafones favor.
Government decided not to purpuse this matter further in HC/SCto win confidence of foreign investors. Basics already done in old
article more updates in future lecture.

OLF

Disinvestment: after selling 10% shares from coal India,


Government gets ~22k crores. Although for FY16, Government
planning to disinvest smaller PSUs only

Fiscal
Policy

Ignored

Coal block auction will begin from Feb 2015, likely to fetch 100
billion$ to the government and hopefully electricity rates will be
lowerwed. SC refuses to intervene, Government refuses to
compensate previous owners. Basics already done in old revision
note, let the topic develop further then it deserves update. Ball by
ball commentary not important

Fiscal
Policy

Ignored

Fiscal deficit overshoots budget target. Let the new budget come.

HRD

P+M

Modi launches Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao

HRD

P+M

report of Shanta Kumar expert committee on TPDS-FCI reforms

HRD

P+M

Labour is a concurrent subject hence plethora of wage-laws in


India. Government planning to release a new wage-code to
streamline both unorgnized and organize sector wages.

HRD

Ignored

Delhi university wants to introduce credit-transfer scheme in new


academic session but HRD ministry sought clarification.

IndustriesMFG

P only

until now, Indias GDP was calculated with base year 2004-05. Base
year changed to 2011-12. Subsequently 201213s GDP growth rate
is increased from ~4.7%to ~7%.

IndustriesMFG

P only

CSO to launch new index for retail inflation in Feb 2015

industryagro

OLF

Karnataka farmers given e-Kisaan Tablet designed by Infosys,


containing apps for rainwater harvesting, food processing and
sustainable farming practices.

industryagro

OLF

Government orders compulsory jute packaging of sugar and


foodgrains- to ensure demand for jute bags.

Fiscal
Policy

Govt wants to develop 99 rivers as water highways- Sutlej-Beas

infra

OLF

included.

infra

OLF

UP govt plans high speed metro rail to connect lucknow to kanpur.

infra

OLF

TRAI issues draft rules for full mobile number portability


throughout India by updating MNP rules 2009.

infra

OLF

under 5/20 rule, only an airline with 5 years xp and 20 aircrafts can
get permission to run international flights from India. Government
planning to relax this norm, plus asking airlines to reserve some of
their capacity to Northeast, J&K etc.

infra

OLF

ONGC unconditionally agreed to partner with Cairn India in


exploring Rajasthan oil block.

infra

P+M

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation


(NHIDCL). In news because logo and website launched

infra

Ignored

Cabinet decides 3G spectrum base price as Rs.3705 crore

infra

Ignored

DTH (dish TV etc) want Government to declare their sector as an


infrastructure sector- so they can avail loans at concessional rates
and get tax benefits.

infra

Ignored

Spectrum auction delayed till march because Government yet to


workout pricing for 2100MhZ band

Polity
Jan-W1

P only

Government plans to give Classical language status to Marathi soon.

P+M

Article 371-J and excluse website for it.

P+M

Himmat App for Women safety

P+M

SC refuses to hear pleas against Rajasthan ordiance which bars people below
class8 education from contesting Panchayat elections.

P+M

Home ministry proposes IUCAW crime units to help women in distress in 20%
district of every state

M+I

Law panel asks Government to amend law- so that if husband is unable to


provide for the wife- his family should give the money.

OLF

I&B ministry will ban live coverage of Anti-terrorism operations by amending


Cable Television network rules, 1994.

OLF

Good-Governance: CPWD releases Maintanance Charter showing deadline of


solving complaints

OLF

Bill: Government wants to update Whistleblower act to remove national security


and sovereignty related issues. Let Cabinet clear the bill first.

OLF

Corruption: Lokpal act requires departments to upload employees asset info. of


their website. But DoPT simplifies forms for official assets of bureaucrates. They
wont have to give exact bank account numbers etc. so that it cant be misused
on internet.

OLF

NIA will investigate Assam Massacre by NDFB (Songbijit) group

OLF

E-governance: Puducherrys Lt.Governor launches SAFE app- Storage Analysis


and Archival Solution for Finance- for keeping track of public Expenditure

OLF

E-governance: Gadkari launches webportal to give online approval to heavy


vehicles.

OLF

32k RTI appeals pending because CIC not appointed yet

OLF

Government not to scrap collegium system until members are appointed for
National Judicial appointment commission (NJAC)

OLF

Govt extendeds AFSPA in Assam for one more year.

OLF

If post is delayed, we cant sue post Office in consumer court because theyre
protected under Indian post office act.

OLF

SC has inhouse mechanism to deal with complaints against the judges. SC has
released their operating procedure in public domain- to retain public faith in
judiciary.

OLF

CIC orders Government to upload information about bungalows allotted to


political parties.

OLF

CBI says India has 22 lakh NGOS and hardly 20% of them file annual income /
expense reports. And Tamilnadu state government is refusing to share NGO
data with CBI. On the other hand Union Government ordered Rajanbhai to block
foreign funds of 4 NGOs

OLF

E-governance: Hyderabad police launches online portal, offenders can now pay
traffic challangean through netbanking/card.

OLF

SC refuses to hear plea against NJAC

OLF

Earlier CIC had ruled that political parties fall under RTI but theyve not yet
complied and now refused to come to CIC hearing.

OLF

SC orders BCCI to pay service tax on selling recorded cricket matches to private
TV-channels.

OLF

Minority minister Najma Heptulla says there is no need for a new anticonversion law.

OLF

Goa CIC orders Archbishop is a public authority and falls under RTI

OLF

Andhra Pradesh Government will shift to Zero based budgeting system from
next year

Ignored

Raabert Vadras land deals in Rajasthan canceled.

Ignored

Tharoors wife was murdered says Delhi police.

Jan-W2: Polity

P+M

Ordinance Raj- Citizenship ordinance

P+M

UGCs INFLIBNET portal will have e-content for undergraduation and postgraduation courses, in a month. Topic itself isnt exam-worthy- but lets hope
this e-material provides alternative to the defunct egyankosh- for prelims and
mains.

OLF

Presidential rule recommended for J&K after resignation of Omar Abdulla

OLF

CPWD engineer dismissed from service after remaining on unauthorized leave


for 25 years. It shows the lack of stringent HRM-producedures in personnel
administration.

OLF

E-governance: Election commission launched Delhi Election App to help voters


find out their Constituencies and other information

OLF

National consumer body says RTI applicant is not a consumer, he cannot


approach consumer court for deficiency in service by the Public information
officer, just because he paid Rs.10. RTI has built-in provisions for appeal at FAA
and CIC level.

OLF

rights issues: WHO considers trans-sexualism a gender identity disorder.


Russian government used this, to debar them from getting driving license- same

for gays and lesbians


OLF

E-governance: Railways m-indicator app for women safety.

Ignored

Celebrity prisoner Sanjay Dutts furlough controversy

Ignored

Bihar CM Jeetan Ram- controversial statements to rumors of removal.

Ignored

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim booked for castrating 400
followers in his Ashram.

Jan-W3- Polity

P+M

Censor board chairman Leela Samson & 12 other members resigns after Ram
Rahims Messanger of God movie cleared by Appellate board. Union
Government says they did not interfere with censor board. The structure
function of censor board and its appellate board becomes important for GS-2
Government organizations.

P+M

Article 108: the preconditions of a joint sitting of Parliament.

P+M

EC allowed Tibetian refugees to registered voters id cards for Delhi assembly


elections. Itll help them get Indian citizenship

OLF

controversy surrounding Perumal Murugans book Madhorubagan (one part


woman) in Tamilnadu. Free speech vs public order

OLF

Kiran Bedis 6P formula for women safety: people (parents, principal etc.),
politician, police, prosecution, prison and press. Can come handy in essay and
interviews

OLF

Tribal rights: in the late 90s, Reang (Bru) tribals fled from Mizoram to Tripura,
due to ethnic violence. Government gives each person 1 soap, 1 t-shirt and 1
pant for the whole year- saying if we give more facilities theyll only stay in relief
camps instead of going back to settle in Mizoram. SC reprimanded Government
for this mindset.

OLF

rights issues: Pope Francis asked men to listen to womens ideas more and not
be male chauvinists.

OLF

Child-rights: Pope says couples need to show responsible parenting rather than
breeding like rabbits.

OLF

Rights issues: Navy is working on a policy to allow women officers on-board


warships in the next few years.

OLF

RPA: Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma says India has 83 crore eligible
voters= even more than the population of Europe!

OLF

E-governance: Andhra Pradesh police launched I-CLIK (Instant- Complaint Login


Internet Kiosk)- to help public and especially women.

OLF

Rights issues: Gurgaon traffic police launched Pink-Autos exclusively for women

OLF

Gujarat becomes first state in the country to allow direct recruitment of Police
inspectors.

Ignored

BJP leader Javadekar says 20 staets will have BJP Chief ministers before next Lok
Sabha poll

Ignored

Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi join BJP

Ignored

Over 15k CCTV camera installed for Obama visit. Delhi HC says keep them
running even after Obama leaves, to increase vigilance in Delhi.

Ignored

Punjab state government launches a new scheme Drugs peddlers ke baare


mein information n dedo yojana. If you give such tip on helpline number 181 or
on mobile number 7696-181-181 through WhatsApp, then youll be awarded
Rs.10,000

Ignored

SC says it cant give bail to a murder convict on the grounds of insanity alone.

Ignored

Government says there is no deliberate delay in appointment of CIC, CV and


Lokpal, welll appoint them soon.

Ignored

Last year 7% of SC judgements dealt with Constitutional matters

Ignored

rights issue: Mcdonald staff throws out a street kid from its premise- even
though a customer was willing to buy him food.

Ignored

Haryana Government had decided to reduce retirement age of Government


employees from 60 to 58- to ensure more job opportunity for youth. PunjabHaryana HC refuses to entertain pleas agaist this decision

Jan-W4- Polity

P+M

Original preamble did not contain the words socialist and secular. They were
added during emergency, now communication minister Ravishankar Prasad
says there should be a debate on whether we should revert to old preamble?
SC verdict on BCCI- bringing it par on other Government organization- for RTI

M+I

and public accountability. Now anyone can drag BCCI in court.

M+I

need for amending Cinematograph Act 1952 and censor board, based on Justice
Mukul Mudgal Committee recommendations back in 2013 i.e. (1) five categories
of films: U, U/A, A, under-12, under-15. (2) let junta file grievances to separate
tribunal (3) add more officers (4) digitized platform for clearing moving- so that
delays, discretion and corruption reduced. New Censor chief PAhlaj Nihalani
says hell implement them.

M+I

Pranabs speech for 66th Republic day = essay fodder.

OLF

Nithari killer Surender Kolis death sentence commuted to Life sentence by


Allahabad HC, because inordinate delay in deciding his mercy petition.

OLF

Delhi police had arrested one Liaquat Shah for terrorism charges, NIA
investigation reveals it to be bogus, NIA recomends action against guilty cops

OLF

After rape incident, Government had banned online taxi booking service Uber.
But to dodge the ban they setup a frontal company, now Ola-cabs following its
footsteps.

OLF

in present system, a woman can get only short-service commission upto 10


years in the army, hence unable to draw pension or reach top-ranks in the army.
They had won the court-case but issues remain

OLF

E-governance: Chandigarh Civic administration launched a mobile app to deliver


all citizen- centric services.

OLF

SC says a toilet in structure is not a toilet in reality until it has proper cleaning
and maintanace

OLF

Gujarat Forensic univ. signs MoU with a Finland company to build a Cyberarmy against terrorists!

OLF

E-Governance: Modi aims for m-governance and make mobile numbers as new
identity for citizens- something akin to Apple-Pay

OLF

E-governance: award-winning projects at 18th E-governance conference

OLF

Women-rights: Australian court releases a stalker after he claims he was


inspired by Bollywood movies that stalking woman is OK, and they finally fall in
love! Perhaps a wakeup call for how movies are written and produced in India

Ignored

EC censures Kejriwal for violating model code of conduct through his communal
speeches

Ignored

CM Akhilesh Yadav says law and order situation better than other states, IF you

look at statistics only.


Ignored

Padma Awards. Such PIN-award MCQs not seen in recent CSATs.

Ignored

Ahmedabad Muni.Corps asked all schools to organize Saraswati puja on


Vasant Panchami- creating controversy because notification sent even to Urdu
Schools.

Ignored

Hindu Mahasabha asked Saif, Amir etc celebrities to convert to hinduism to


prove loyality to their wives.

Ignored

When National anthem is played, Principal Dignitary & persons in uniform take
salute. Those in civil dress stand in attention. Vice President did not salute
during 26th Jan hence some controversy in social media.

Ignored

Kejriwal says if same party rules both union and states then its dangerous for
democracy!

Ignored

Human rights watch (HRW) a top international NGO body criticises Indias
record- violence against minorities, women and tribals.

Ignored

Pravasi Bharatiya Awards made from 22-carat gold worth Rs.2.75 lakhs; while
Padma awards brass worth only Rs.200 each

Environment, Agro, Disaster


Jan-W1

P only

Carbon Fertilization effect

P only

Indian Ocean exploration expedition by NIO

P only

New plant species found: Chlorophytum palghatense,

P+M

Hamara Jal, Hamara Jeewan initiative by Water resources ministry.

P+M

Floating Solar Power plant at Kolkata

P+M

Prakash Path- LED bulb distribution scheme

OLF

In 2014, India lost 64 tigers, says NTCA.

OLF

Forest rights act is not delaying projects, says Government

OLF

Kerala plants to become fully organic farming state by 2016.

OLF

Public sector banks will give loans for setting up solar-panels on home during
construction or renovation.

OLF

govt wants to add 100MW solar energy in next 2 years.

Ignored

MDU-1: new fiber rich cluster bean variety developed in Tamilnadu. Ignored
because it doesnt have a fancy name.

Jan-W2: Environment, Agro, Disaster

P only

Raksha Blue vaccine for bluetongue disease among the cattle

P only

Indias highest zoo at Darjeeling begins conversation program for Himalayan


herbivoers.

P only

Kribhkos Neem Coated Urea- features, benefits

P+M

River interlinking projects to fix water shortage in Metros- For Delhi: Sarda and
Yamuna; For Mumbai: Damanganga and Pinjal

P+M

NRDCs superabsorbent Hydrogel technology

P+M

China obtained 15 years deep-sea exploration rights of Indian Ocean from ISA
(International seabed authority). Now it has sent a manned mission to search
polimetalic nodules in Indian ocean

OLF

Bangladeshs estuarine islands are sinking because of tidal erosion

OLF

Government wants to achieve 1 lakh MW solar power generation by 2022.


Theyve asked PSUs to invest in solar energy to achieve this target.

OLF

NGTs judgment Maili Se Nirmal Yamuna project 2017- banning waste dumping
in Yamuna river, otherwise 5000 to 50,000 rupees fine

OLF

Bill Gates foundation partners with Urban Development ministry for Swatch
Bharat Abhiyan

OLF

Agra district bans burning of coal and cow-dungs to protect Taj Mahal

OLF

Japan offers to help moderanization of Indian ship breaking industry at Alang,


Gujarat IF we ratify Hong kong convention on ship recyling.

Ignored

Greenpeace Campaigner Pillai offloaded at airport so she couldnt meet British


MP about how Indian coal mining ops are hurting tribals.
3 new plant species in W.Ghats- dont have much MCQ worthy info. bad

Ignored

cost:benefit

Ignored

Dolphin like creatures fossils found near Scotland

Jan-W3- Environment, Agro

P only

Government allows private biodiesel makers to sell it directly to customers like


Indian railway.

P only

Keralas Periyar Tiger reserve got biennial award for local participation in Tiger
conservation

P only

Tamilandu parties asking Government to drop the idea of making Kanyakumari


tiger sanctury because itll affect Kani tribals.

P only

Mexico plans to use drone-petrolling for protection of Vaquita Marine- worlds


smallest porpoise and a critically endangered species

P+M

Eco-sensitive zones and eco-fragile zones. Important because Government plans


to notify 60 eco-sensitive zones this year

M+I

Modis first meeting of the PMs Council on Climate Change. provides good
fodder for descriptive questions. link
(http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/make-solar-energy-more-accessiblemodi/article6804988.ece)

OLF

Maneka Gandhi says Tamilnadus Jallikattu (Bull-taming sport) is a western


concept. Its good that SC has banned it for Animal cruelty

OLF

American scientists say 2014 was Earth hottest year

OLF

Environment minister seeks transboundary cooperation for developing HinduKush Himalayan region

OLF

USA wants to collaborate with India for clean energy but Modis Make in India
requirement will pose challenge in selling American solar energy devices in India

OLF

2015-16 will be celebrated as Jal Kranti Varsh by water resources ministry

OLF

National green tribunal (NGT) prohibits parking on Delhi roads, else fine of
Rs.1000

P+M

Kerala Government drafted a bill to provide compensation to Plachimada


villagers for ecological damage by Coca Cola factory. But Union Government
says its unconstitutional because it violates Art.253, Green tribunal act.

Ignored

Delhi HC ordered Government to unfreeze Greenpeace NGOs funds, because


there was no material record against that NGO.

Ignored

Asiatic lion survey is conducted in Gir, Gujarat every five years. This time from
2nd to 5th May, 2015

Jan-W4- Environment, Agro

P only

Blooming of Neela Kurinji in Western Ghats after 12 years period

P only

SC continues ban on night-travel in Bandipur tiger reserve, Karnataka- to


prevent death of wild-animals in accidents.

P only

North Karnataka farmers seek GI status for Gulbargas toor

P+M

Status of Tiger report 2014

OLF

Green tribunal orders West Bengal to seup a panel for monitering Sunderbans,
ensure costal zone regulations are not violated.

OLF

Union Government planning to setup Sweage treatment plants in all 118 towns
and cities on Ganga banks

Ignored

Obamas agra trip was cancelled. Theory #1: SC order for battery operated cars
only. So Obamas Beast could not be taken. Theory #2: Obama wanted to leave
early for Saudi hence cancelled the plan.

Ignored

Ex-Congi environment minister Jayanthi Natrajan says she rejected files on


environment clearance because Congi-high-command and Rahulbaba had
ordered her to do so.

Ignored

Scientists found oldest snake-fossile called Eophis underwoodi near Oxford,


England

Ignored

Environment ministry suggests SC about doubling the parking fees, allowing


only Bharat Stage-3 or stage-4 vehicles only etc. but what the minister doesnt
understand is- Delhi is beyond saving, just like Gotham city.

Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

Jan-W1

Defense

OLF

We cant make world class aerospace engines due to shortage of


titanium. US bullet proof vests are 10-12 times heavier hence
unable to suit Indian men.

IT/electronics

P+M

net neutrality, VOIP, Airtel

IT/electronics

OLF

USAs NSA found it difficult to crack Zoho email service. Indian


Sridhar Vembu is founder of this company.

IT/electronics

OLF

ASSOCHAM says cybercrime will doubple in 2015.

IT/electronics

Ignored

Samsung working on Internet of Things e.g person removes his


earphones after reaching home then same song will resume on
his home-theater. Ignored because basics of Internet of Things
already covered in revision notes for GS3.

Medical

P only

Bombay Bloodgroup

Medical

P+M

Modi wants to declare health as a fundamental right, although


no concrete announcement on Constitutional amendment.

Medical

OLF

2/3rd of Cancer cases are just bad luck and not because of
environment or genetic factors.

Medical

OLF

NATMO publishing Braille maps for VH

Medical

OLF

rising number of Caesaren deliveries in Keralas Government


hospitals because doctors get more money in Caesarean than in
normal delivery.

Medical

OLF

can Aspirin cure dementia? Australian university trying to find


out.

Medical

OLF

2011: Fukushima radiation leakage. Finally in 203 their rice


passed the radation test hence fit for consumption.

Medical

OLF

Punjab bans the sale of loose cigarettes and tobacco

Medical

OLF

Government planning to shift fromsickcare to healthcare


because preventive health will empower everyone.

Medical

Ignored

new compound 6-thiodG can stop cancer cells.

Medical

Ignored

AIIMS says Asaram Bapu doesnt need surgery or bail.

Medical

Ignored

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj asks Hindu couples to produce 4


children.

Sci-Tech

Ignored

102nd science congress: talks about aeroplane knowledge


existed 7000 years ago and then debate war between
Communal vs Secular columnists in theHindu

Space-Tech

OLF

NASA working on inflatable aircraft for landing men on mars

Space-tech

P only

ISRO prepares to launch IRNSS-1D. Although basics already


covered in old article- IRNSS will have 7 saetellites, this is the 4th
one to be launched after A,B and C.

Space-tech

P only

Comet Lovejoy

Space-tech

Ignored

Modi approves Neutrino project. Basics already covered in old


article.

Space-tech

Ignored

Spider telescopes will circle around Antarctica to obserev


microwaves in space.

Space-tech

Ignored

Keplar telescope finds 8 new planets. This type of MCQs ceased


to appear since last few exams hence ignored.

Jan-W2: Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

P only

Space-tech

NASA building Volcanobot to explore extra-terrestrial volcanos.

P only

Space-tech

ISROs fire-retardant compound CASPOL.

P only

Medical

Insecticide resistant Super mosquito

P only

Medical

MenAfriVac: a vaccine against Meningitis

OLF

Space-tech

Nissan and NASA joined hands to manufacture self-driving cars


but no fancy brand name given yet

OLF

Medical

Modk orders Health ministry to draft accountability mechanism


for doctors. Although no notification /rules out yet.

OLF

Medical

WHO wants to eliminate TB by 2050, but India unlikely to meet


this target.

IT/electronics

President Obama wants new laws- requiring companies to


inform customers within 30 days, If their site was hacked.
Another law- to prevent companies from selling information of
students to advertizement / tele-marketing/spam companies.

OLF

China relaxed one child policy. If either husband/wife was the


single child of their parents, the couple can have 2nd child but
only after approval from Government. 10 lakh couples applied
so far.

OLF

Medical

OLF

Medical

Health ministry working on roadmap to solve malnutrition


problem in tribal kids.

OLF

IT/electronics

There will be 213 million mobile users in India by June 2015

OLF

Medical

new Amendment bill to ban sale of loose cigars and increase


fine on smoking at public places absent o Rs.1000

OLF

IT/electronics

Misuse of technology: Whatsapp is being used for betting on


cockfights in Andhra Pradesh

OLF

Medical

Government requested SC to take action against online-sex


determination ads

OLF

Medical

During Obamas visit India-US will sign MoU to jointly fight Ebola

Ignored

Medical

ESAT-6 protein from TB bacteria can be used for better


treatment. Ignored because research still in infant stage and no
fancy names involved.

Ignored

Medical

new antibiotics from soil-bacteria

Ignored

Medical

Goa sports minister says he can heal gays and lesbians with
medicine.

Ignored

Medical

Virgin coconut oil is high lauric acid, helps in obesity.

Jan-W3-Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

Defense

P+M

DRDOs Agni-V test (on Jan 31st)

Defense

OLF

LCA (Tejas) still has to cross many tests before it can become
battle ready. Itll take years

IT/electronics

P only

new technology to watch 3d effects without 3d glasses

IT/electronics

Ignored

Google halts production of Google-glass, but will release a new


consumer friendly version soon.

IT/electronics

Ignored

Indian-American builds braille printer with Lego parts. I covered


this already last year 2014. but Indianexpress only noticed this

news in January, 2015


Medical

Ignored

Novartis Glivec Nexavar patent fight. It is becoming Vodafone


of patent cases- seems the topic will never end

Medical

OLF

China starts clinical trials on using stem-cells to cure spinal cord


injury

Medical

P only

Mali declared Ebola free. List of countries affected and list of


compares list of countries became free- becomes important
for prelim list, given the ball-by-ball commentary on ebola every
week.

Medical

Ignored

WHO says 50% of Chinese men are smokers

Medical

P only

Stemrad belt to protect you against Radiation

Ignored

Andhra Pradesh CM says his state is facing demographic crisis


therefore people should produce more kids, else well become
similar to Japan

OLF

WHO says Indians face high chances of dying in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) heart, cancer, diabetes and
respiratory ailments.

Medical

OLF

NACO=>funds to Union Government => funds to State


Government. But some states not releasing AIDS-funding to
NGOs on time, hence Hyderabad-NGOs stopped working.

Medical

OLF

Women-child ministry will give Rs.1 crore award to 1-crore


award for any innovative village attaining a balanced sex ratio.

Medical

Ignored

From Genome studies, Research found TB baterium had


originated from China

Space-tech

OLF

false alarm at International space station. Russian and American


space agencies trying to fix it.

Space-tech

P only

11 years ago, Britains Beagle-2 spacecraft went missing in Mars.


Now its found

Space-tech

P only

Ceres is a dwarf planet in Mars-Jupiter asteroid belt. NASAs


Dawn space craft recently captured its photos

Medical

Medical

Jan-W4-Science Tech, Defense, IT, Healthcare

DRDOs Agni-5 launched from Odishas wheeler island in a

Defense

P only

caniester mounted on a truck, it can carry 1.1 tonne nuke


warehead for 5000kms. Indias first Intercontinental Ballistic
Missile (ICBM)

IT/electronics

P+M

Government setsup AK Bhargava Committee for examine Net


Neutrality. Report awaited.

IT/electronics

P+M

Microsofts 3D Hololens

Medical

OLF

Haryana doctors compulsorily required to install a tracking


device on their ultrasound machine- which automatically
transfers test-database to Chief medical officer. This helps
curbing nuisance of female foeticide and doctors no longer need
to manually fill the compliance forms under PNDT act.

Medical

M+I

After epicfail response in Ebola crisis, now WHO mulling reforms


in its operational structure

Medical

P only

After Nigeria, Senegal- now Mali becomes 3rd country in world


to be declared Ebola free.

Medical

Ignored

Cases of swine flu in and around Delhi. All major diseasessymptops should be prepared in self-study irrespective of
whether they appear in hindu or not.

Medical

P only

Penghu-1 prehistoric human found in Taiwan. It is older than


the oldest specimen of Homo Sepians

Medical

Ignored

Scientists found nerve cells governing thirst in humans

Medical

Ignored

Thar rail express- two passenger died in Crimean Congo fever.


All major diseases-symptops should be prepared in self-study
irrespective of whether they appear in hindu or not.

Medical

M+I

SC orders Google, Yahoo and Microsoft search engines not ot


display ads about sex-determination tests.

Robotics

OLF

Scientists using drones for researching on irrigation, applying


plant-herbicide, fertilizer etc.

Space-tech

P only

Ceres is a dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter. NASAs Ceres


spacecraft reached near it.

History and Culture


Jan-W1

P only

Sulba Sutra- origin of Pythagorean theorem

P only

Chandayan Harrapan Site: housing plans found

P only

pre-historic rock paintings at Marayur-Chinnar forest.

Jan-W2: History and Culture

P only

Buddhist relic casket founded at Phanigiri, Nalgonda

Ignored

Swamy says hell ask Modi to release Boses file. Matter already covered in old
article.

Jan-W3-History and Culture

P only

Hauz-e-Shamsi built by Illtutmish in 1230 CE in Mehrauli, Delhi. ASI cleaned it up


for arriawal of Himalayan water birds

Ignored

Union cultural ministry working on Museum acquisition policy. Letem notify first

Jan-W4-History and Culture

P+M

contribution of AMU alumni Raja Mahendra Pratap in Freedom struggle

OLF

PM Modi gifts Obama, a telegram of Secretary State Dean Acheson to Indian


Constituent assembly in 1946

Ignored

Maharashtra Government decides to buy the bunglow where Dr.Ambedkar lived


during his studies in London.

Moral Disclaimers / FAQs

DecW2 and DecW3 also completed. Download file given


blow:

Q. Youre creating tables with fancy codes like (P+M, M+I etc.) What new gimmick is
this?
Download the EXCEL File
(https://www.mediafire.com/folder/xd8g0yrwgcb6r/Current_Affairs_Excel_File)

Q. In above excel file, youve used gibberish codes like 00P, 0P+M, OLF, z_ignored,
why?
It helps sorting all cells quickly in ascending or descending order based on their specific
utility. 00P means only for prelims, 0P+M = Prelim and mains, OLF = One line fodder.

Q. What is the purpose of listing these topics? You have not written any content about
them!
Ans. Those are the topics from Hindu, Indian express, PIB, frontline etc. which I consider
important for UPSC prelims and mains. Ill be covering them at my own pace.
Q. Will you finish all these topics in your articles before the mains exam?
Ans. No. Unlike Salman Khan, I make no commitment of delivering full-length articles
those topics.
Q. Then why have you listed these topics?

Ans. To help the serious players crosscheck and update their notes accordingly, for UPSC civil
service exam.

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Sonam
W2 EAGERLY awaited ty in advance! !

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Divya
Hey mrunal is doing a gr8 help , and i found a new site (
teluguaspirant.com ) they are also covering these CA weekly i
found the complete material there

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Namrata K
TEMPUS FUGIT !!!
However you are always there to guide us how to utilize it & prepare
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thanks Mrunal sir.

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Yuvraj
Sir,Please provide the lump sum time frame for covering the topics for
PT-2015It should be Aug-Aug or Jan 2015-to Aug 2015.Please guide

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Maulik
Tentative dates for next IBPS Exams. Go to link below:

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Shubhra Pawar
Thank you for this excel file . can you help with old articles also same
way like this ? from June ? Thank You

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siddarth
Guys plz hep.
How to add long text within a Cell in points,without entering to other
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Raj
Alt+Enter in excel

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rahul

respected mrunal sir


its very combursome to retrieve ur important general awareness after
few days of ur uploadingso plzz put an option like jump to page
option so that we can easily retrieve ur previous uploadthank u

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viku@15
@Mrunal- Plz Answer this question,i m little bit confused to make a
appropriate view
Q-What is Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) and Unconditional cash
transfer (UCT)? Which one suits India better?

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hi sir
thanks for ur awesome articles and notes
can u plz suggest me a online coaching for preparation
can anyone have an idea about bujus tablet
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hello ,
anyone has an idea on INDIA-US NUCLEAR DEAL LOGJAM
if so kindly provide some info.
thanks in advance!!!..

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viku@15
The civil nuclear agreement with US was expected to be a long
leap forward for Indias civil nuclear energy sector and for our
energy security. But some provisions of CLND act with its noble
intention of quick and adequate compensation of victims, has
failed to allay many fears generated by it.
This act makes both the operator and supplier liable to provide
compensation whereas international practice recognizes the
liability of operator only. The same provision (section 17b) places
unlimited liability in terms of time and quantum on suppliers
which is unacceptable to them. If an accident occurs because of
a small instrument even after 50 years of installation, then the
supplier will have to pay compensation in millions.
This open-ended liability makes them difficult to find insurer and
even if they do find one, it makes nuclear energy economically
unviable. The insurance pool is about $350 mn recently
suggested by India discarded saying insufficient.
Finally there are some ambiguities regarding section 46. Instead
of channelizing liability to operator for victims, the provision
opens door for filing any case (civil or criminal) against the
supplier by any law other than CLND act. Moreover, there is no
clarity over the term nuclear damage.
Indian government must realize such provisions are affecting
and foreign and domestic suppliers equally. Finite liability for

suppliers, international insurance pool for suppliers and clarity


over section 46 will clear the air of misunderstanding without
compromising on compensation of victims.
Thanks..

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ISHU
kha se pda viku g apne..???would u like to tell me if dont
mind

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dr saurabh
great sir.
there are now less chances to miss those imp current affairs and now
no need for more magazines.all in one shop

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Naren
Bhai aap mahan ho. plz dont forget to windup things in news for
upcoming weeks of this month along with elaboration on in-swingers
& out-swingers.

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Atul
Im a little new to the site..so can u please elaborate OLF?

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Anand
Thank-you Sir for current events update.

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Rahul Raj
Rajan bhai ke decision se Desh ka kharcha pani chalta hai,per apna
kam to Mrunal bhai ke Notes aur Article pe hi tika hai..Thank you
Mrunal Bhai.. Tussi Gr8 hoo.. #pun

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rachnesh kumar
Sir the Excel sheet you have provided i am unable to open that there is
any protected view can you mail me one .?

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vikas sharma
thanks sir

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mayur ahirrao
Thank you so much sir!!!

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dipa
why do you want to join bank after doing msc in zoology?

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Yogeshkumar
Humble Request to #Mrunal team, Please try to upload the content of
previous week in the current week(i.e. 2nd week content in 3rd
week,3rd week content in 4th week and so on)in this format , probably
saturday or sunday as this will reduce your burden also and will help
the serious player to revise the current affairs what we made. We
know you guys are extremely busy, but your this effort will help us a
lot for serious aspirants in the revision for current affairs.
Thanking you

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Yogeshkumar
there is some problem in logbook section in excel, showing hashes in
date column section, please help

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khushii
sir will u b providing more video lectures on economy???

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viku@15
How BCD Works????

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Anant
thanks..

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Srinivas
Hi MRunal,
Thanks for this. Really appreciate man. You think if I cover these, I
dont need to read any extra news paper. It is taking a lot of time to
scan through the newspaper every day. Given my limited time, as I am
working full time, I am wonderingg if I just follow this list is enough or
not. please suggest. Thanks

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Harkirat Sandhu
Thank you

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Neeraj Kumar
Sir, plz provide links of above news.

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Rohin kotwal
Thx sir ji.

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