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Polity & Governance

Topic
Constitution

issues
IPC SECTION 124A
(SEDITION DEBATE)

Current
JNU issue, FOLK SINGER
IN TAMIL NADU ISSUE.

Section 500 Of IPC


(DEFAMATION DEBATE)

Kejriwal defamation case

Section 295 a Of
IPC(Defamation of religion)

Kiku sharda case,Kamlesh


tiwari case.
Porn site banning issue

Section 69a IT Act(website


banning power of the
Government)
Santhara ,euthanasia issue
Right to die
Jallikattu issue
Limits to freedom of
tradition and culture
Section 498a of IPC(dowry
law)
Right to privacy issue

Uniform civil code debate


Interstate river water
dispute

Recent Cases of misuse of


dowry law
Supreme court judgement
on Aadhar related to right
to privacy.
Supreme court leaves UCC
issue to Parliament.
Recent Krishna river
dispute
Delhi statehood debate

Article 239AA

Merger of OCI and PIO


card

Citizenship issues

Section 377 Debate

Article 370 Debate

Supreme court referred


plea against section 377 to
5 judge bench.

Parliament

Relevance of Rajya Sabha

Money bill certification


power of Loksabha speaker

Frequent resort to
ordinance

Frequent disruption of
Parliament and its impact

Codification of
parliamentary privileges.

Role played by Rajya


sabha in stalling
important bills since last 2
years.
Recent incidents of
Tagging normal bill as
money bill to bypass Rajya
sabha scrutiny
8 ordinance in first 225
days of modi govt
Half Of Rajya Sabha's
Time, Rs. 9.9 Crore
Wasted On Disruptions in
the winter session in
2015.
No Leader of opposition in
the current lok Sabha.

Leader of opposition issue


in the lok sabha
Pre legislative consultation
Should CAG be made
accountable to Parliament

Make CAG accountable to


Parliament:PAC

Anti-defection issue
Case filed by Jayaprada
and Amar Singh on
reviewing anti-defection
rule.

Bills, ordinance and Acts

Whistleblower protection

Recent amendments to
Whistleblowers
protection Act.

Vulnerable sections issue

(a) Juvenile justice


care bill.
(b) Right with persons
of disability bill
2014
(c) Recent
Amendment to

SC/ST act 1988.


(d) Child Labour
amendment bill.
Repeal of outdated laws

The repealing and


amendment bill 2015

Corruption and black


money

Black money bill 2014


The Benami
Transactions (Prohibition)
Amendment Bill, 2015
The Prevention of
Corruption (Amendment)
Bill, 2013

Mining sector reform

Real estate sector reform

The Mines and Minerals


(Development and
Regulation) Amendment
Bill, 2015.
District Mineral
foundation and associated
issues

Real estate (regulation


and development bill)
2013.
The Commercial Courts,
Commercial Division and
Commercial Appellate
Division of High Courts
Bill, 2015 .
The Enemy Property
(Amendment and
Validation) Ordinance
The Arbitration and
Conciliation (Amendment)
Bill,

Centre State relations

Use of Article 356

Aruanchal Pradesh crisis

Cooperative federalism
debate

Implementation of
recommendations of 14th
Finance commission.
Recent issues related to
Appointment and
dismissal of governors of
the state.

Section 435 of the Code of


Criminal Procedure.

Centrally sponsored
schemes in India

Governance

Rajiv Gandhi assassination


issue

Recommendation of
Subcommittee of CM On
centrally sponsored
scheme.
Flexi fund for CSS.

Debate on creation of new


states in India

Gorkhaland
issue,bodoland,Vidharba
issue,Harit Pradesh etc

RTI

10 years completed of RTI


Political parties and RTI
Impact of RTI + issues
related to RTI

MNREGA

10 Years of MNREGA
Debate on usefulness of
MNREGA

NGO, civil society and SHG


issues

Recent amendments and


misuse of FCRA
provisions, Greenpeace

issue,Teesta setalwad
issue, Issue of lack of
accountability and
transparency of NGO and
civil society
Planning related issue
Analysis of working of
NITI aayog, NDC is
scrapped
Supreme court decision
on government ads.
Policy paralysis
Issues related to
governance of sports
bodies
Panchayat issues
Social audit

Scrapping of GOM and EGOM


Lodha committee to fix
bcci
Recent decision of
Rajasthan and Haryana to
fix minimum qualification
for contesting Local
elections

Civil service reform


Protection only for honest
public servants under
section 197 of Crpc: apex
court.
Credibility crisis of CBI
Ranjit Sinha controversy

Elections

Electoral reforms

Recent Election
commission demand for
reforms in Power and
functioning of election
commission.
Debate on Should NRI Be
allowed to vote through epostal ballot

COMPULSORY VOTING IN
ELECTIONS

Gujrat become the first


state to impose
compulsory voting In local
body elections

ISSUE OF Paid news

Judiciary

First past the post system


vs. proportional
representation debate

Recent mismatch between


number of seats won and
number of votes gathered
in elections

Judicial Appointment issue

NJAC declared
unconstitutional by
Supreme court

Reforms needed in criminal


justice system

Recent Statistics on under


trials

Supreme court & RTI

Supreme Court dismisses


plea for information on
pending judgements
under RTI Act

Peformance of Lok adalats

Recently Lok adalats


solved 1.25 crore cases in
a day.

Capital punishment debate

Hanging of Yakoob
Memon

Debates on contempt of
court provision
Judicial activism vs judicial
overreach debate

Health &Education

Autonomy of Higher
educational institution

IIM bill 2015


Choice based credit
system

Analysis of performance of
RTE.
Entry of foreign

ASER Report 2015


Niti Aayog tasked to
prepare a framework for

universities in India: pros


and cons

opening doors to foreign


universities.

Improvement in the
indicators of family health
in India

NFHS 2015,RSOC 2015

S. No

Topic

Issues

Current Developments

Economic Planning

NITI Aayog

Resource Mobilization

Centralized v/s decentralized


planning
Indicative v/s Imperative Planning
Infrastructural Financing
Small savings
Entrepreneurial Push

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2016


Gold Monetization Scheme
Gold Bullion Scheme

Economic Growth and


Poverty Estimation

Change in Base Year


New Statistical series
C Rangarajan committee (Poverty
Estimates)

Different indicators and estimates


Why do they vary?
GDP Puzzle
Compatibility between different
estimates
Tendulkar Committee and
resultant debate
Critique of Poverty line concept
Occupational Structure
Employment generation
Jobless growth
Updates from Budget 2016

Rajasthan Labor reforms


Proposed Labour Code

Start-ups
Bankruptcy Code
Technological Start-ups
E-Commerce
Crowd-funding
MUDRA
FRBM
Tax Evasion
Tax simplification
GST
Tax Terrorism
Public Debt Management Agency
FSLRC

T.K. Vishwanathan committee: To


provide Bankruptcy code for small
and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Business identification number

Employment

Budget

Entrepreneurship

Fiscal Reforms

Economic Regulation

CCI
SEBI
IRDA
RBI
Need for super-regulator

Tax Administration Reform


Commission (TARC), headed by
Parthasarathi Shome (GARR)
Vodafone Case
Shell Case
Cairn Case
International Arbitration
MAT issue
Expenditure management
commission, headed by Bimal Jalan
Prof. NR Madhava Menon Panel :
Reported guidelines for regulating
expenditure and content of
advertisement in govt. adds
FSLRC
Arvind Mayaram Panel (NSEL
irregularities)
V V Daga Committee : To conduct
forensic audit of NSEL

Financial Inclusion

Banking Ombudsman
PFRDA
Jan Dhan Yojana

Merit subsidies v/s non-merit


subsidies
Cash Subsidy
JAM trinity
Agricultural Subsidy and WTO

Suma Verma Committee (Banking


Ombudsman
K.V. Kamath panel: to examine the
financial architecture for Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises
(MSME) sector.
Rangarajan Panel on financial
inclusion
Deepak Mohanty Committee
Nachiket Mor Committee
Mahila Bank (MBN Rao Committee)
Mission Indradanush
Aditya Puri Committee (Credit
Information)
Gopalakrishna Committee: on
Capacity Building in Banks
P J Nayak Committee : Governance
of Boards of Public Bank in India
Bimal Jalan Panel (New Banking
licenses)
Urjit Patel Committee
Nachiket Mor Committee
Damodaran Committee
Narasimham Committee I and II
Raghuram Rajan Committee
B. Mahapatra Committee (NBFC
loan restructuring
Janakiraman Committee - To
investigate the security
transactions of the bank
Usha Thorat Committee
D Swarup Panel on Financial
Redress Agency
voluntary surrender of LPG subsidy
Solar Subsidy issue between India
and USA
Seed Subsidy Model in UP

10

Banking

Balance Sheet Syndrome


Differentiated Bank Licenses
BBPS

11

Financial Sector Reforms

NPAs
Stressed Assets
Debt Recovery Tribunals
RuPay

12

Subsidy

13

Agricultural marketing

APMC
PDS, FCI, and Food Storage
MSP

Shantaram Committee

14

Food Processing

17

Agricultural Productivity

Supply side bottlenecks


Regulatory issues
Farm productivity: Structural

Mega Food Park Scheme review


Modern Terminal Markets (MTM)
GM Mustard

18

Economic Reforms and LPG

19

Industry

21

Skill Development

22

Investment

23

Infrastructure

issues and non-structural issues


Farm diversity
Irrigation
Seeds and inputs
Soil deterioration
Issues/salinization
Biotechnology
Second Green revolution
Evergreen Revolution (M.S.
Swaminathan)
Land Reforms

1st Gen Reforms


2nd Gen Reforms
3rd Gen Reforms
Big Bang Reforms v/s Slow
Reforms
Manufacturing Revival
Competitiveness and productivity
Education System
Bias for formal academics
Productivity
Demographic advantage
Investment Revival
Monetary Policy or Fiscal Policy
Demand led growth v/s Supply
Driven Growth
Investment Models
Energy Security
Strategic Oil Reserves
Aviation
Roadways
Railways
Inland Waterways
Ports
SEZ
Electrification of Villages (Energy
Inclusion)

Make in India

Skill India Mission

K.U.B Rao (Gold Import


Regulations)

Bibek Debroy Committee


(Railways)
Vijay Kelkar Committee
(Hydrocarbon sector -2030
roadmap)
Anil Kausal Committee (Spectrum)
Kirit Parikh Panel (Fuel Pricing)
C. Rangarajan Panel (Natural Gas
pricing Model)
MB Shah committee - for
inspection of illegal mining
activities
Pratyush Sinha : To assess
compensation for coal blocks.
Sivaramakrishnan committee :
Submit Report to build the capital
city for Andhra Pradesh

24

25

PPP

Crony Capitalism

26

Black Money

27

Infrastructure Finance

BoT
EPC
HAM
Swiss Model

Kickbacks
Windfall gains
Cartelization
Market disruptive Practices
Insider Trading
Parallel Economy
Black Money Recovery
Counterfeit currency
Advance Pricing Agreement
Transfer Pricing
Tax Heavens
Corporate bond market and
Infrastructure finance
Infrastructure debt fund

Deepak Parekh Committee


(Infrastructure financing)
NIIF (National Investment and
Infrastructure Fund)

Multilateral Institutions
IMF
World Bank
WTO
AIIB
NDB
Export Competitiveness
Trade deficit
CECA/CEPA
TTP/ RCEP
Rupee Depreciation
Impact of Yuan Devaluation

Adoption of Yuan by Zimbabwe


Yuan as Global currency
Quota revision for SDR shares

RS Gujral Panel (MSME Exports)

Tarapore Committee (CAC)

28

India and the World

29

Foreign Trade

30

Exchange rate management

Sagarmala Project
Port-led Growth
Oil Price Crash and its impact
INVITS
REITS
Extension of railways in North-east
Bullet Train Project
E-Rickshaws Motor Vehicle
amendment Bill
DDU Gram Jyoti Yojana
S.K. Srivastava Committee (PPP to
raise coal productivity )
Ajay Shankar Committee: To review
functioning of PPP Cell
Committee on Revisiting &
Revitalizing PPP Model Vijay
Kelkar
Mukul Mudgal Committee
(Walmart Case)
Cement and Pharma cartel
Coal Block cancellation
Spectrum Scam
SIT (M.B. Shah)
OECD-BEPS Norms

31

32

Foreign Capital

Ease of Doing Business

FDI in Multi-brand retail


FDI in Defense
FDI in Insurance

Single Window clearance

33

Welfare

CSR
Inclusive Growth
Pharmaceutical price controls

35

Inflation
Services Sector

Fall in inflation since past 2 year


Food Inflation
Service Tax
IT Sector
E-Commerce

36

Arvind Mayaram Committee (FII


and FDI definitions)
K.M. Chandrashekhar Committee
(Foreign Investment Norms)
Subramanian Panel for single
window for environmental projects
Ramanujam committee : To avoid
obsolete laws
Anil Baijal Panel on CSR
N R Narayana Murthy committee for evaluation of corporate sector
participation in Higher Education.
New Data Series CPI
N Rangachary committee - to
examine taxation policies for I.T.
sector

Environment
S.no.
1.

2.

Topic
Biodiversity

Water resource degradation

Issues
Importance of biodiversity
Causes of biodiversity loss
Impact of the loss of
biodiversity
In situ and ex situ
conservation
New technologies for
conservation
Economic incentives for
conservation
Role of government
Role of NGOs
People participation
Community forest
management
Eco tourism
Traditional methods of
biodiversity conservation
Initiatives in India
Hotspots in India

3.

Environment and

Availability and Quality


Aspects (groundwater
depletion)
Water-borne and Waterinduced Diseases
Fluoride Problem in
Drinking Water
Arsenic Problem in
Drinking Water
Surface water degradation
(river pollution)
Water resource
degradation and
urbanisation
Water degradation in urban

Current Issues
Ecologically sensitive
area
Drone for wildlife
conservation
Poaching rules
International treaties
and their
implementation.
Man-Animal Conflicts in
India

Nanami Ganga
Yamuna rejuvenation
Water resource
degradation and flood
Encroachment of water
bodies

Urban floods

urbanization

4.

Impact of agriculture on
environment

5.

Mining and environment

areas
Pollution in metros
e-waste Management and
Handling
Disposal of untreated
sewage
Real estate boom and
environment degradation
Haphazard construction in
hilly areas and impact
Environment clearance and
development issue
Polythene bags and
pollution
Impact of tower radiation

Agriculture increases
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Monoculture practice
impacts biodiversity
Pollution due to use of
chemical fertilizers
Soil-related effects
Fertilizer's Effect on the
Environment
Impact of livestock on
environment
Impact of use of Pesticides
on environment
Impact of GM crop on
environment
Emission of Methane from
agricultural practices
Sustainable Agriculture
Techniques
Mining and Environment
Sensitivity of Select
Ecosystems to
Mining
Impact of Mining
Indirect Impact of Mining
International Laws on

Concretisation of
environment
Heat island
Smart city and
environment
Sustainable cities

Organic farming
Soil health card scheme
Impact of green
revolution
Need for second green
revolution

Banning of mining in
Manipur

6.

7.

Renewable Energy

Deforestation

Mining
Main Act or Statue to
regulate the
impact of Indian Mining
Sector
Sustainable mining
Solar energy
Hydro energy
Tidal energy
Wind energy
Biomass
OTEC
Magnetohydrodynamics
generator
Fuel cell
Geothermal energy
Concept of green cities
Hydrogen as a fuel
Concept of green building
Initiatives in India
Causes of Deforestation
Implications of
Deforestation for Climate
Change
Consequences of
Deforestation on the
Wildlife of India
Impact of Deforestation on
Indian Monsoon
Impact of Deforestation on
People
Deforestation Leads to
Water and Soil Resources
Loss and Floodin
Economical Impact
Strategies for Reducing
Deforestation
Government Programmes
for Conservation of Forest
Legislations for
Conservation of Forests

Hydrogen fuel
Algae fuel

Deforestation and REDD


REDD+
National forest report

8.

Environmental impact
assessment

9.

Environmental Pollution

10.

Waste Management

using People Participation


Steps for Improving People
Participation in Forest
Resource Management
Use of Local Traditional
Methods
Recent Steps Taken by the
Government
Process of EIA
Process of EIA in India
Organizations involved in
EIA in India
Advantages of EIA
Economic development and
EIA linkage
Environment accounting
Environment ethics
Sources of Air Pollution
Effects of Air Pollution
Classification of Air
Pollutant
Control Measures of Air
Pollution
Transport of Gaseous Air
Pollutants
Sources of Water Pollution
Types of Water Pollutants
Water Quality Standards
Thermal Pollution
Soil Pollution or Land
Degradation
Noise Pollution
Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste
E-Waste
Bio Medical Waste
Plastic Waste
Methods for Waste
Management
Effects of Poor Waste
Disposal

Air pollution and


urbanisation
New initiatives for
controlling pollution

11.

Concept of Sustainable
Development

Principles of sustainability
b) Measurement of
Sustainability or
Sustainable Ethics or
Equitable Utilisation
of Natural Resource
c) Sustainable Lifestyle
(Role of an individual in
sustainable. development)
d) Challenges to
Sustainable Development
e) International Efforts to
Achieve Sustainability

12.

Coastal ecosystem
management

Importance of Mangroves
Mangroves under threats
Legal and Regulatory
Approaches for Protection
Importance of estuaries
Uses of coral reefs
Conservation of coral reef
Steps for Coastal Ecosystem
Management
Provisions in the Indian
Constitution towards
Environmental Protection
Salient Features of Air
(Prevention and Control of
Pollution) Act,1981*
Salient Features of Water
(Prevention
and Control of Pollution)
Act, 1974
Salient features of Forest
Conservation Act, I980
Salient Features of Wildlife
Protection Act,1972
Salient Features of
Environment (Protection)
Act,1986
Role of Government in
Environmental Protection

13.

Environmental Laws

14.

Climate change Issues

Causes

Issues in
implementation of laws

Climate talks issue

Impact
Some new technologies to
overcome climate change
National treaties
International treaties
Country specific initiatives
(some important)
Disparity
between
developed
and
nondeveloped on environment
issues
Ozone depletion

Paris Meet

International Relations
Neighbours
Country
China

Major Issues
Growing Chinese Clout
Emerging Russia-China Axis
China-Pakistan relations (CPEC)
Peripheral Diplomacy
Trade deficit with China

Pakistan

Increasing in ceasefire violations


SAARC
Baluchistan Issue
Pakistan Nuclear status debate

Sri Lanka

Fishermen issue
Tamil issue
Chinese factor
Buddhist Diplomacy

Nepal

Growing closeness with China


Declining influence of India

Bangladesh

Radicalization of Bangladesh and


violence against Hindus
Trade Deficit

Myanmar

Bhutan
Afghanistan

Indian Aid
Hydel Energy trade
Bilateral security arrangement
Increase in closeness between India and
Afghanistan
Indian support in building infrastructure
TAPI

Recent Events
OBOR
Maritime Silk Route
String of Pearls
Project Mausam
Bilateral Visits and their
outcome
UFA meeting
Pathankot attack
Cancellation of NSA level
talks
Siachin Glacier
demilitralization
Regime change
India sri lanka nuclear issue
19th Amendment
UNHRC report on ethnic
violence against Tamil
Nepali constitutional
deadlock
Madhesi issue
Accusation on India
Land Boundary agreement
Bilateral visits
Maritime agreement
Kolkata to Agartala
connectivity through
Bangladesh Transit
BBIN
Crackdown on Indian
militants in Bangladesh
BCIM
Regime change and
introduction of democracy
Hot-pursuit operation
Modi first international visit
Indian embassy attack
Mi-25 donation
Regime change and its
impact

Strategic partnership agreement


Chabbar port and logistics
Strategic Partners
Country
USA

Major Issues
Diaspora rise
Pivot to Asia
Defence trade
Nuclear Deal
Trade Relations

Russia

Decline in Indo-Russia warmth


Reapproachment between Russia and
Pakistan

France

Rafael deal
Increasing defence ties
Trade relations
Space cooperation
Mutual interests in Indian Ocean
Defence cooperation
Space cooperation
Trade
Agricultural ties
G4
BRICS
IBSA
IBSA
BRICS
Common Wealth
Trade
Technology Imports
Infrastructural Investment
China Factor
G4
Buddhist Diplomacy

Israel

Brazil

South Africa

Japan

Recent Events
Bilateral Visits
Pharma sector issue (IPR)
Issues at WTO platform
multilateral export control
regimes
Visa fee issue
H1B reduction

Rajat Gupta Issue


Devyani Khobraghade issue
Crimean Crisis
Growing isolation of Russia
INS Vikramaditya
Sistema and Smart City
projects
Sakhalin Gas fields
Bilateral Visits by head of
states
NSA strategic annual
dialogue
Support for UNSC
Support at UNHRC on GAZA
condemnation vote

A multilateral partner but do


they translate at bilateral
level too
Energy Imports
Diamond Industry of Surat
and South Africa
Kyoto-Varanasi sister city
pact
Joint military exercises
Bilateral Visits
Bullet Train Deal
US-2 Amphibious aircraft

Energy Partners
Country

Major Issues

Recent Events

UAE

Saudi Arabia

Iran

Iraq
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
Brunei

Bilateral visits
Trade
Diaspora
Black Money (infrastructure and
construction)
Investment
Diaspora
Energy Imports

Opening of Hindu Temple in


UAE
Gateway to West Asia

Energy Imports
Chabbar port
Iran-Afghanistan and Iran Axis
Energy Imports
Diaspora security
Energy Imports

P5 + Germany and Iran deal


Renewed possibility of Iran
gas pipeline

Security cooperation
Nitiqat law and visa row

Bilateral visit
Soviet diplomacy

TAPI
Increase in energy imports from Brunei
Future Potential
Present Developments
Potential of future energy ties

Venezuela
Nigeria

Canada

Nuclear deal
Bilateral visits
Diaspora
Nuclear deal
Bilateral visits
Diaspora contribution

Australia

India Africa Forum Summit


Nigerian demand for UNSC
inclusion
Energy trade potential
Regime change and shift in
equation
Regime change and shift in
equation
Increasing maritime relations
carmichael project

Trade and Diaspora


Country
UK

Germany

EU
Singapore

Major Issues
Diaspora
Trade relations
UNSC permanent bid support
G4
Technology import
Trade
Marine Issue
Ban on Indian Mango import by EU
Tax heaven

Recent Events
Bilateral visit
Visa issue
Bilateral visit

Largest FDI source

Indonesia
Mauritius
Caribbean
Seychelles
Fiji
South Korea

Black money issue


Trade Issue due to FTA (Oil palm issue)
Coal import
Tax heaven
Black money issue
Diaspora relations
Diaspora relations
Trade
Bilateral Visit
South Korean corporations in India

Switzerland
Malaysia

Black money and tax heaven issue


Diaspora
Increasing radicalization of Malaysia

Thailand

BIMSTEC
FTA
Security issues

Tourism potential

CARICOM FTA

CEPA
Bilateral Visit

Extradition treaty

Defence Partners
Country
Tajikistan
Vietnam

Major Issues
Indian Military Base
South China Sea dispute

Recent Events
Increasing Military ties
Arms sale
MeKong-Ganga Cooperation

International Organization
UN and Bodies
WTO

UNSC reforms
Doha round updates

IMF

BRICS

Quota Reforms
Falling clout of IMF on account of lack of
reforms and failure in preventing 2008
currency crisis
Falling clout due to small aid budget
compared to private aid from various
corporate foundations
NDB and AIIB

IBSA

Relevance of IBSA in presence of BRICS

World Bank

Falling clout of WTO


symbolized by increasing
regional trade pacts and
bilateral trade treaties
IMF troika and Greece Crisis

Emergence of Bill and


Melinda gates foundation as
an alternate for aid
their prospective role in
global financial order
Summit

and G4
APEC and SCO

Indian Membership

Major Global Events


Middle East Crisis

Ukraine Conflict
Eurozone Debt crisis
Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protest
Brazilian Anti-Corruption Movement
USA-CUBA reapproachment
Iran-USA deal

South China Sea Dispute


Libya and Tunisia revolution and
government change
Mali
Boko Haram
Migrant Issue
Rohingya Crisis
Arctic Oil Race
Mecca Hajj Stampede
Volkswagen Emission Scandal
Charlie Hebdo
Gun Violence in USA
Issue of Diplomatic immunity
North Korea Missile and Nuclear Threat

Saudi-Iran
ISIS
Turkey and Kurd issue
Entry of Russia in middle-east game
Saudi-Syria Issue
Yemen Crisis
Operation Rahat
Greece Referendum and Default

Lausanne summit and deal


Saudi Objection to the deal
Israel Objection to the deal
Indias role and opportunities

Science and Technology Contemporary Issues

TOPIC

ISSUES

CURRENT

IT

E governance

Digital India

Digital divide

Spectrum allocations

Digital equality

Smart city and Grids

Broadband and mobiles

Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth


Amendment) Regulations, 2015

Net neutrality
Call drops
Internet of Things
Big Data
E Literacy
Project Loon (Google)

section 66A of the Information


Technology Act, 2000
e-Kranti: NeGP 2.0
LiFi Technology
MEGHRAJ
Near Field Communication
New Horizon (Pluto Mission)
Internet Readiness Index
IPTV
Digital Locker, e-Praman,
4G, 5G & Net 4.0

SPACE

Space achievements

India NASA Joint Missions

Space research collaborations

Mars mission

Gravitational Waves

Astrosat

Dark Energy & Dark Matter

Avatar
Augmented reality
Neutrino observatory
IRNSS
GSLV Mark-III (Cryogenic Technology)

Indias gravitational wave


observatory initiative (IndIGO)
Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory(LIGO)

Astrobiology Mission (Aditya


Mission)
3

COMPUTERS and
electronics

ROBOTICS

National Supercomputing Mission


Make in India

National electronics manufacture policy

Supercomputers

Semiconductor manufacture

2 D semiconductor material

R Code & RFID

Innovative initiatives

Robotic soldier

Agricultural, medical,
manufacturing, strategic
needs

Robotic startup

Economic benefits of robotics

Robotic medicine
E Nose

NANO TECH
Nano mission

Nano electronics
Nano batteries
Nano medicines
Gold Nano Particles

BIOTECH

Biosafety

Human DNA Profiling Bill, 2015

Biological Pollution
Biotourism

Issues relating to Genetic engineering


regulatory authority

Biofuels

Biotech regulatory authority Bill

Gene Editing

Agricultural Biosecurity Bill


GM Mosquito

HEALTH

Ethical concerns of medical


practices

National Family Health index

Health policy initiatives and


governance

Universal Health Policy

Women and female health

Assisted Reproductive Technology


(Regulation) Bill
Nirmal Bharat
Allied and Healthcare Professionals
Central Council Bill

benefits and policy initiatives

Homoeopathy Central Council


(Amendment) Bill

Drinking water and sanitation

Standing Committee report on HIV and


AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill

Zika Virus

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products


Act
amendments to the Medical
Termination of Pregnancy Act
National Mental Health Policy

MEDICINE

Regulation of drugs

Drugs and Cosmetics Rules

Integration of traditional
Indian medicine

National Medical Device Policy


German Measle Vaccine

Stem Cells
Recombinant DNA
Technology
Designer Baby
9

Food and nutrition

Women and child nutrition

Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015

Malnutrition

National nutrition mission

Nutritional issues of
Adolescent girls
Food processing technologies
10 EDUCATION

11 AGRICULTURE

Governance of technical
education

Review Committee to look at research


fellowships

Personalization of education

Review over higher education

Women education

National Policy on Education

GM Crops

GM Musturd

Robotics in Agriculture

Livestock revolution

Economics of animal rearing

ATMA
Organic farming
Kisan call centres
DD Kisan
Bio fertilizer & Bio Pesticide

Sandesh Prathak
12 ENERGY

Energy Security

Atomic Energy Bill

Non conventional
technologies of energy
generation

Standing Committee report on Energy


Conservation

Energy Governance
Energy efficient technology
Fast Breeder Reactor (
Nuclear Energy Technology)

Standing Committee report on the


Ethanol Blended Petrol and Bio Diesel
Policy
National Offshore Wind Energy Policy
National Renewable Energy Bill
National Electricity Policy
Net Energy Metering
Blue LED

13 TRANSPORT

Non conventional transport


mechanisms and strategies

National Civil Aviation Policy


Hybrid and Micro-hybrid Vehicle
High Speed Trains

Government initiative

Magnetic Levitation in transport


Sagarmala project

Futuristic technologies

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill


Standing Committee report on the
National Waterways Bill

14 International

Multilateral international nuclear Deals


International technical
collaborations and their
impacts

15 Security

India Japan energy Dialogues


USIndia Bilateral Electronic Hardware
Manufacturing Dialogue
India Israel collaborations

China US Cybersecurity Policy,


Cyber security

India US and China India Cybersecurity


Negotiations

Nuclear security

Indian Nuclear Safety

Indias New Maritime Security Strategy

16 Urbanization

17 IPR

Smart City
Technologies in town and
country planning

GAGAN

Amendments in Patent laws

Pharma Barcoding and drug licensing


issues

Powerball

GI Tags (new)
Role of Traditional Knowledge
Digital Library(TKDL) and TKRC Pangaea Laboratories case
on patents in India
Colgate Case
India US Rift over patents
International Patent
diplomacy

18 Defense

IPR Policy
Compulsory Licensing on Patented
Drugs

report on the Coast Guard


FDI in defense

Defense Procurement Procedure, 2013

Defense purchases

Ammunition Management

Tactical Nuclear Bomb &


Hydrogen Bomb

Light Combat Aircraft


CuTi Technology
Tejas, agni and brahmos
AWACS (Radar Technology)

19 Environment

Particulate Matter 1

Odd-Even Scheme

Direct Shift to BS VI norms

Air Quality Index


Green Cement
SAFAR
Doppler Weather Radar