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GS Mains Test Series 2018
GS Mains Test Series 2018

Current Analyst: (16 – 30) June, 2016

1. POLITY & GOVERNANCE
1.1 Should political activities be restricted in University Campus?
1.2 Office of profit issue in the context of recent controversy related to parliamentary secretary in Delhi
1.3 Doing away with railway budget
1.4 Making and unmaking of UGC
1.5 Ministers, departments can clear bigger non-Plan projects

 
2. INTERNATIONAL RELATION
2.1 BREXIT
2.2 SCO
2.3 India Thailand to Boost Ties

 
3. ECONOMY
3.1 National Civil Aviation Policy
3.2 Draft Solar Hybrid policy
3.3 India’s Textile Industry: Issues and Solutions
3.4 Liberalization in FDI policy
3.5 Cashless economy
3.6 REITS
3.7 Issues with India’s FTA
3.8 Current account nears surplus as CAD narrows
3.9 Draft Model GST law
3.10 7th Pay Commision
3.11 Hydropower sector in India
3.12 Cabinet approves merger of 5 associate banks with SBI
3.13 Rural bill payment centres get RBI’s in-principle nod
3.14 E-NIVARAN
3.15 NRI can join NPS now
3.16 Model for airport fees may increase passenger fares
3.17 Can Britain opt for Norway model?
3.18 Article 50 of Lisbon treaty: procedure to leave EU
3.19 Union Cabinet approved establishment of Fund of Funds for Startups
3.20 UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2016

 
4. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
4.1 Launching of PSLV c-34
4.2 Living Bone Grown In Lab for first time
4.3 China’s new computer is fastest in the world
4.4 ISRO planning to test scramjet engine based on air propulsion
4.5 MoU signed between Rural Development Ministry & ISRO for geo-tagging assets
4.6 HAL unveils indigenous basic trainer aircraft HTT-40
4.7 K2-33b, a newborn Exoplanet around a young star, discovered by NASA

 
5. ENVIRONMENT
5.1 Forecasting Monsoon
5.2 Draft National Forest Policy
5.3 Shailesh Nayak committee on review of coastal regulation zone notification
5.4 Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG
5.5 $500-m ADB loan for bridge in Bihar

 
6. SOCIAL ISSUES
6.1 Universal basic income debate
6.2 Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey 2016 released; Mumbai costliest in India
6.3 State of the World Children Report-2016

 
7. INTERNAL SECURITY
7.1 Central Marine Police Force
7.2 India becomes full member of MTCR
7.3 Police stations to have wider jurisdiction over coasts
7.4 Patriach of Naga insurgency dies

 
8. DISASTER MANAGEMENT
8.1 Menace of Lightening in India

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