Current Analyst: (1 – 15) Mar, 2016

Focus Issues

  1. The Aadhaar (targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and service), Bill 2016
  2. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy


  1. Indian Economy + Schemes
  • Reserve Bank of India revised norms on capital recognition
  • Masala Bonds
  • Does India needs Resolution Corporation?
  • FDI in India increased by 37% in first 9 Months
  • Inland Waterway Transport
  • Willful Defaulter
    • Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP)
  1. Polity + Governance + Social Issues
  • Should seats be reserved for women in parliament?
  • Amendment to 1968 Enemy Property Act 1968
  • Real Estate Bill
  • Aadhar (targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and service) Bill 2016
  • District Information System for Education (DISE) Report: Only 15% seats reserved for Economic weaker Section (EWS) under RTE filled
    • Should marital rape be criminalized?
  1. International Relations + Defense + Security
  • Sharp cut in aid to SAARC nations
  • BIMSTEC Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
  • India collaborates with Japan on Andamans Project
    • Putin orders troops out of Syria
  1. Environment + Geography
  • New Four Colour Code Classification for Industries based on pollution potential
  • Internet of things


  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Report: India ranks 90th in terms of energy security access
  • Setu Bharatam Yojana
  • 5/25 provision for restructured assets
  • Mahilaa E-Haat an online platform
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015
  • Women at Work: Trends 2016 Report (International Labour Organization)
  • 21st Law Commission
  • Raisina Dialogue
  • Maritime India Summit 2016
  • Garuda Shakti IV: Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise
  • India inks Raptor MoU to save birds of prey
  • Indian scientists develop Herbal Medicine for Dengue
  • Delhi launches country’s first Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as public health programme in schools
  • Government eases norms for start-up MSME
  • Government clears proposal to amend Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (MMDR) Act
  • The ‘Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • ‘Sundarban Moitry’ (Sundarbans Alliance) military exercise between India and Bangladesh
  • Finally, a Bacterium that degrades polluting plastics identified