July-2018 -Topic for Prelims-2019

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National and International Importance
1. Global Slavery Index 2018
2. Manipur, where incursions by Myanmar soldiers are on the rise
3. What is Russia’s S-400 Triumf system all about?
4. What is India-Iran oil trade all about?
5. The Interpol and its functions
6. Children and Armed Conflict
7. Global Innovation Index 2018
8. United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
9. Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018
10. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System
11. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
12. India moves up to 35th rank in JLL realty index
13. India-Mongolia
14. Bru refugees
15. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
16. India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre
17. India pips France to become world’s 6th largest economy
18. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
19. International Solar Alliance

Economic and Social Issues
1. Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016
2. Special Remission Scheme
3. Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018
4. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017
5. Negotiable Instruments (Amendment), Bill
6. National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017
7. Get to know currency derivatives
8. Currency Derivatives; MCX
9. Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme
10. Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI)
11. International Centre for Automotive Technology
12. N Gopalaswami committee
13. Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge
14. Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention
15. Ease of Doing Business Ranking of States
16. The Jute Foundation
17. Bansagar canal project
18. Right of First Refusal
19. Make child marriages invalid
20. Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules
21. Women Entrepreneurship Platform
22. Definition of hydrocarbon to include shale
23. Invest India
Polity & Governance
1. What is Section 377 of the IPC?
2. What is a privilege motion?
3. Public Affairs Index 2018
4. Bhiku Ramji Idate Commission
5. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
6. No-confidence motions
7. Master of the Roster
8. Special Category States
9. Supreme Court verdict in Delhi vs Centre
10. Animals as legal entities
11. Higher Education Commission of India
12. National Register of Citizens
13. Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation
14. Minority status to Jews
15. Indian Council of World Affairs
16. Sabarimala temple case
17. Special Remission to Prisoners

Science and Technology
1. What is DigiLocker?
2. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/ GM Crops in 2017
3. ISRO’s first ‘pad abort’ test successful
4. Scientists discover the world’s oldest colours
5. DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018
6. The theory of general relativity
7. Ban on Oxytocin
9. Immunotherapy a ‘turning point’
10. Not just another second of time
11. Odisha signs MoU for early warning system
12. Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata
13. Telecom Commission approves net neutrality
14. Wings app
15. Coloured X-ray
16. LEAP microscope
17. Deep Ocean Mission
18. Bombali virus strain
Environment, Ecology & Geography
1. New ‘Amazing dragon’ species discovered
2. Antarctica
3. United Nations World Tourism Organisation Award
4. Leptogenys bhartii
5. Climate change threatens the Nilgiri tahr
6. Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture
7. Dhole
8. Dolphin
9. Saltwater Crocodile
10. Red Sander as ‘Near Threatened’
11. Pigment in Goa mushroom may help fight cancer
12. Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats
13. Four species added to recovery programme by Wildlife Board
14. Species recovery programme: NBWL
15. Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan
16. Under2 Coalition
17. National Clean Air Programme
18. Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees
19. Black Beauty
20. Formalin
21. Google teams up with UN to track environmental changes

Miscellaneous Issues
1. Tsodilo Hills: The Louvre of the Desert
2. Did you know?
3. Tribal health Initiative
4. Tula
5. Save Our Rice Campaign
6. Drugs Technical Advisory Board
7. International Centre for Automotive Technology
8. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties
9. Intellectual Property Appellate Board
10. Internet and Mobile Association of India
11. Payments Council of India
12. Ramanuja
13. Behdienkhlam Festival
14. World Sanskrit Conference
15. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)
16. Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos
17. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
18. Meghalayan age
20. 100th year of Montford Reform
21. World’s fastest man-made spinning object