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GS Mains Test Series 2018
GS Mains Test Series 2018

Current Analyst: (1 – 15) May, 2016

1. POLITY & GOVERNANCE
1.1 Death penalty of India report on convicted for capital punishment
1.2 Rule – 213 of Rajya Sabha
1.3 Heart of Asia Conference begins in New Delhi
1.4 India Ranked Low in Press Freedom Index
1.5 Supreme Court panel to monitor MCI Lodha Committee
1.6 Rajya Sabha clears Mining Law Amendment
1.7 Union Railways Ministry launches e-enabled PMIS app for monitoring of Projects
1.8 Bombay High Courts allows beef imports into Maharastra

 
2. INTERNATIONAL RELATION
2.1 Italian Marine Issue
2.2 India Pakistan Foreign Secretaries Talk
2.3 China, India and what a new ‘Red Telephone’ would mean for the world
2.4 Brexit
2.5 Bangladesh hangs Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman for 1971 War Crimes
2.6 Bejing Unveals Doctrine to counter U.S. ‘Pivot’
2.7 Obama Doctrine
2.8 Nepal Crisis
2.9 Nuclear Security Summit
2.10 A bridgehead to service Silk Road

 
3. ECONOMICS
3.1 Real Estate Act comes into force
3.2 Economic inequality in India: An analysis
3.3 India – Mauritius amends Tax Treaty
3.4 Government notifies 100% FDI in ARCs via automatic route
3.5 Oil palm issue
3.6 Government eases tax regime on royality income
3.7 Monetary Policy Committee
3.8 Annual core sector growth at decade low
3.9 The proposal for the ‘Moveable Asset Registry’
3.10 Trial version: Government to launch e-platform for labour market information
3.11 Finance Ministry gives clearance to Government e-marketplace
3.12 Centre’s nod for NIMZ in Medak

 
4. INTERNAL SCEURITY
4.1 Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill
4.2 Anti Hijacking Bill
4.3 Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs Report on Border Security
4.4 Offshore Patrol vessel ‘IGCS Shaurya’ Launched
4.5 Exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ in Desert of Rajasthan
4.6 India-Mangolia Joint Training Exercise,’ Nomadic Elephant -2016

 

5. SCIENCE
5.1 New IPR policy
5.2 The trap of transfat
5.3 Scientists created world’s Smallest (Nano) Thermometer using DNA
5.4 Gene that gives carrots their colour identified
5.5 Scientists develop world’s smallest Light Powered Engine
5.6 Rainwater can help trigger earthquakes
5.7 CGMP compliant facility for manufacture of DPT and TT vaccine at the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli.
5.8 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) develops an App named ‘Smarac Citizen’
5.9 NASA’s ‘CASSINI Spacecraft’, orbiting Saturn confirmed a hug sea on Saturn’s moon Titan composed mostly of pure liquid methane
5.10 North- East got its fastest supercomputer ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’
5.11 Panama Disease Stalks Banana Cultivation In Kerala

 
6. ENVIRONMENT
6.1 Is ODD-EVEN Formula an efficient way to curb Pollution
6.2 Water crisis in India: An analysis
6.3 Watchdog revises pollution index for industrial clusters
6.4 Warming is altering how earth wobbles
6.5 WHO report on polluted cities?
6.6 Cabinet approves signing the Paris Agreement
6.7 Earth Day- Theme for the year 2016

 
7. DISASTER MANAGEMENT
7.1 Forest Fires in Uttrakhand and Himanchal Pradesh

 
8. SOCIAL ISSUES
8.1 Cooling-off time’ for Christian divorces may be cut
8.2 Most of the Rural India still opts for Open Defecation: NSS Report
8.3 Domestic violence Act
8.4 Is decision of few Government to give quotas to some sections justified?
8.5 SC ‘no’ to smaller pictorial warnings on Tobacco Packets
8.6 API indicators tweaked: UGC gives students a say in teacher’s appraisal
8.7 Is taxi price surging justified?

 

9. EDUCATION
9.1 Government to increase checks on private universities
9.2 Fixing educational policy’s Failure
9.3 Thrift in Education
9.4 Should Foreign Universities in India be allowed?

 

10. HEALTH
10.1 Cure for High Medicine Bills: A Generics Prescription Law
10.2 NITI Aayog meet seeks reforms in Public Healthcare System

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