Current Analyst: (15 – 28) Feb, 2016

Focus Issues

  1. National Capital Goods Policy 2016 unveiled
  2. North-Korea Crisis


  1. Indian Economy + Schemes
  • PPP in Railways
  • Airlines lobby for 5/20 rule
  • China asked for Market Economy Status from WTO
  • PMGSY: An Evaluation
  • No surcharge,service charge on cards and digital payments
  • National Capital Goods Policy 2016 unveiled
  • Ajay shanker committee Prior Permission and Regulatory Mechanisms
  1. Polity + Governance + Social Issues
  • Judicial Selection and transfer process
  • Euthanasia issue
  • Should Supreme Court be Under RTI ?
  • Ministry moots National Social Security Authority
  • NSSO’s survey on unemployement in India
  • Lok Sabha has passed Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  1. International Relations + Defense + Security
  • Djibouti, Myanmar and Sri Lanka anchor China’s Maritime Silk Road
  • 1st train from China arrives in Iran – Belt and Road Loop
  • Nepal Prime Minister Visit
  • Saudi Arabia and Russia plan to suspend oil output to counterfeit the dramatic price fall
  • China sends misslies to south China sea
  • North Korea Crisis
  • WTO rules in favour of USA in solar power case
  • Why India needs a counter terrorism Institution ?
  • Union Cabinet approves $150 million Credit for Chabahar Port Development
  1. Environment + Geography
  • Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi & Kolkata
  • 6th Doppler Radar for weather forecasting


  1. Science & Technology
  • Photonic Propulsion


  • Results of Swachh Survekshan 2016 announced, Mysuru declared cleanest city in India
  • Wholesale prices decline for 15th consecutive month
  • Government launches Portal to collect Non Tax Receipts
  • RBI extends Currency Swap Arrangement with SAARC nations
  • National Rurban Mission (NRM)
  • Union Cabinet approves establishment of Atal Innovation Mission and SETU in NITI Aayog
  • CSC to be harnessed for Banking access in rural areas
  • Association of World election Bodies (A-WEB)
  • India remains world’s largest arms importer
  • Sammakka Saralamma Jatara (Asia’s biggest tribal fair
  • India in Cobra gold exercise hosted by Thailand
  • Road to Resilience Initiative
  • India to host 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation
  • Rare Falcated Duck sighted in Goa
  • Madhya Pradesh appeals against IPAB order on Basmati
  • LIGO & IndIGO
  • India successfully test-fired indigenously developed Prithvi II missile from Chandipur
  • Anti-Radiation Missile
  • Geographical Indication tag for 4 Bengali sweets
  • 2D semi-conducting material for electronics
  • World’s 1st fast-acting Anti-Rabies drug to be launched in India
  • Target Olympic Podium Scheme
  • CGPDTM issues, revised patent guidelines for Computer Related Inventions