June-2018 Topic for Prelims-2019

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National and International Importance
1. India and SCO
2. Assumption Island
3. 2+2 dialogue
4. India to join Clean Sea Campaign
5. Paraguay now malaria-free
6. India and Maternal Mortality
7. About a small Mauritian island
8. India and Oman
9. India and Norway
10. Operation NISTAR
11. Ex-Malabar 2018
12. India’s rank marginally improves in peace index
13. High Level Principles on Cooperation on Persons Sought for Corruption and Asset Recovery
14. Decoding Europe’s new data protection law
15. India and Pacific Oceans
16. IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation
17. Hague Abduction Convention
18. UN Security Council
19. G7 Summit
20. Shangri La Dialogue
21. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Annual Report-2018
22. United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council
23. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
24. COMCASA: Why US, India can’t connect
25. Annual meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
26. India and United Nations Relief and Works Agency
27. Qingdao declaration
28. BIMSTEC war games
29. Maliku Kandu
Economic and Social Issues
1. World Bank’s report ‘South Asia’s Hotspots’
2. Unorganised Workers Identification Number
3. World’s hungry population on the rise again, says U.N. report
4. Suryashakti Kishan Yojana (SKY)
5. ‘Pariwartan’ scheme
6. How GST Affects You
7. First Health Repository
8. Draft Policy on Cross-Border Insolvency
9. Aadhaar biometric data
10. Liberalised Remittance Scheme
11. National Water Grid
12. India BPO Promotion scheme
13. Composite Water Management Index
14. India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project
15. Solar Charkha Mission
16. Swajal Scheme
17. Paid Paternity Leave for new dads: UNICEF
18. Earth is a free-falling elevator in Sun’s gravity
19. Maitri Irrigation Project
20. Business Correspondents of Banks
21. Gaming addiction has been declared as mental health disorder by WHO
22. Collateralized Borrowing And Lending Obligation
23. Solar thermal industry seeks govt attention
24. Exchange Rates Explained
25. YM Deosthalee Committee Report
26. Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
27. Small finance banks
28. National Testing Agency
29. Methanol Economy
30. Baba Kalyani heads group to study SEZ Policy
31. Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167
32. RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%
33. Preventing the next health crisis
34. Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167
35. RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%
36. Preventing the next health crisis
37. World Poverty Clock
38. Report on ‘Women in Prisons’
39. Zero Budget Natural Farming
40. Mihir Shah Committee: Water Management
41. 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission
43. World Investment Report -2018
44. Largest wool producing state in India

Polity Issues
1. Right on Kashmir’s rights?
2. The powers of Governors and Lt. Governors
3. Acres of contention
4. Right on Kashmir’s rights?
5. The powers of Governors and Lt. Governors
6. Acres of contention
7. Governor’s Rule in India
8. Dam Safety Bill, 2018
9. North Eastern Council
10. Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir
11. Who is a citizen — in Assam, India?
12. The law on SC/ST promotions
13. Article-35 A & Its Significance
14. Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018
Science and Technological Issues
1. United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
2. GreenDispo
3. National Digital Library of India
4. Atal Tinkering Labs
5. KATRIN experiment
7. Ensemble Prediction Systems
8. eDNA
9. NASA rover data shows Mars had organic compounds, methane
10. The best from the science journals
11. Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater: Study
12. Scientists developed early flowering transgenic mustard
13. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III
14. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III Continuation Programme
15. Artificial Enzyme
16. Optical Telescope MeerLITCH
17. Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
18. Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5
19. GPS
20. Thalassaemia – A Genetic Blood Disorder
21. Ice sheet mass balance inter-comparison exercise (IMBIE)

Environment, Ecology & Geographical Issues
1. Can India manage its toxic e-waste?
2. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2018 report
3. Unusual frogs of the Western Ghats
4. Rare spider resurfaces after 150 years
5. States’ claim on fighting plastic only strong on paper
6. Earth’s tilt
7. International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028
8. Transfer of M.P. tigers to Odisha begins
9. Keibul Lamjao National Park
10. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought-2018
12. Amrabad Tiger Reserve
13. Two frog species discovered in Eastern and Western Ghats
14. Star system with three Earth-sized planets discovered
15. The smallest sea cucumber in India
16. Elusive wild species
17. Lunar rock points to hidden water reserves on Moon
18. Bannerghatta buffer zone
19. Thai turtle’s plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis
20. Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study
21. ‘Ringed’ stork finally rescued
22. Decade Volcanoes
23. Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve
24. Bamboo in India
25. Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species
26. Now, polyethylene plastic with antibacterial properties
27. New route to clean wastewater
28. ISRO’s PRL scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet
29. State of India’s Environment (SoE) in Figures, 2018
30. Life in plastic: on waste management framework
31. Atal Bhujal Yojana
32. What’s polluting the air of India’s major cities?
33. Inter-Linking of Rivers
34. Protect the great and small
35. 539 species discovered in India in 2017
36. Nitrogen emissions going up: study
37. Odisha beach is Asia’s first to get ‘Blue Flag’ tag
38. Tracking a primitive mammal
39. Belize’s Reef: out of risk now
40. Mangalajodi Ecotourism
41. Botanical Survey of India
42. Green GDP
43. International Nitrogen Management System
44. The ‘Half – Earth’ Project

Miscellaneous Issues
1. The jasmine with a GI tag
2. Ambubachi Mela
3. Typhus fever
4. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
5. Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
6. What is compassionate gold?
7. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India
8. Rama chiluka is Andhra State’s official bird
9. Seva Bhoj Yojna
10. All India Trade Union Congress
11. GANHRI (Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions)
12. Indian Ocean Rim Association
13. Also, In News