May-2018 Topic for Prelims-2019

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National And International Issues
1. India and Indonesia-Maritime Stretch
2. India, Pak. resume maritime dialogue
3. Colombia to become NATO’s ‘global partner’
4. India launches its second IT corridor in China
6. NEPAL becaome 1st country to eliminate Trachoma
7. India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality: Lancet
8. Palestine to join the Chemical Weapons Convention
9. Asian Highway 1
10. India and Guatemala
11. Peace Mission exercises
12. US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
13. World's first floating nuclear power
14. India and the Netherlands

Economic And Social Issues
1. Auto fuels under GST
2. PRAAPTI App and Web portal
3. Why is the rupee in a free fall?
4. Why are crude oil prices going up?
5. The RERA report card
6. ‘Cauvery Water Management Scheme, 2018′
7. The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2017-18
8. Model Contract Farming Act, 2018
9. Permanent Residency Status Scheme
10. Advance Ruling in GST Council
11. National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy
12. India’s global poverty rank improves
13. UN report for social inclusion
14. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana or Ujjwala Scheme
15. Swachh Bharat Mission launched GOBAR-DHAN scheme
16. Fitch retains India rating at ‘BBB-’ with stable outlook
17. The risks in fracking
19. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana
20. Indian Bureau of Mines
21. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
22. Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram
23. ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’
24. Van Dhan Vikas Kendras
25. National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)
26. Samarth – Scheme
27. Micro Irrigation Fund

Political Issues
1. Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App
2. Mercy plea rejected by President
3. Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail
4. Constitutional values requires an Independent judiciary
5. What is the S.R. Bommai case, and why is it quoted often?
6. What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016?
7. Know Inner Line Permit and its applicable
8. Political parties under RTI: Election Commission contradicts CIC directive
9. Inter-State Council Standing Committee
10. Due process, as part of the ideal of Rule of Law
11. Sarkaria Commission & Punchhi Commission
12. Meghalaya & A Social Audit Law
13. What’s in an election?
14. Fifteenth Finance Commission constitutes an Advisory Council
Science And Technology Issues
1. The best from the science journals
2. Bacteria-coated broccoli sent to space
3. What is quantum supremacy?
4. Decoding the deadly Nipah virus
5. Connection between fruit bats and Nipah virus
6. The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018
7. What is hepatitis control all about?
8. New drug for prevention of Migraines
9. The best from the science journals
10. AI on the Brink of Revolutionising Banking and Insurance of the Future
11. One in 4 untreated schizophrenics at risk of suicide
12. Queqiao or “Magpie Bridge”
13. A Memory Transplant
14. GRACE mission
15. ISRO’s clock to prop up India’s own GPS
16. Government to introduce DNA profiling Bill in Monsoon Session
17. Tejas
18. World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control
20. 1st Essential Diagnostics List

Environmental Issues
1. How copper smelting pollutes?
2. Policy on biofuels: Green push?
3. ‘Gaj Yatra’
4. India and Conservation Goals on Biodiversity
5. What is ‘vog’, caused by the Hawaii volcano explosion?
6. An air cleaner with potential
7. ‘Green’ Cricket in India
8. Clean Air India Initiative
9. Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice
10. What are Invasive Alien Species?
11. Impact Assessment
12. The Bio-Bridge Initiative
13. New way to clean water polluted by mercury
14. International Biodiversity Day 2018
15. Know what you breathe-Report
16. Rare Black Panther in Odisha
17. ISRO making green propellant
18. World Migratory Bird Day 2018
19. Nature enthusiasts spot rare butterflies
20. Multiple threats to Himalayan biodiversity
21. ISRO making green propellant
22. World Migratory Bird Day 2018
23. Nature enthusiasts spot rare butterflies
24. Multiple threats to Himalayan biodiversity
25. Newest frog for India from Karnataka
26. Rare butterflies unseen for decades
27. First record of invasive “aphid” in Kashmir Valley
28. New plants from Western Ghats
29. Noctiluca algae
30. Giant Humphead Wrasse
31. Ancient bird with beak and teeth blended dinosaur, avian traits
32. What is PM 2.5?
33. New snake found in Western Ghats
34. Lake Victoria species under threat: report
35. International Conference on the TRIPS CBD
Miscellaneous Issues
1. Hidden mountain ranges discovered under Antarctica ice
2. Bengal’s Chau mask acquires GI fame
3. What is ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme?
4. Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
5. Eastern Peripheral Expressway
6. The Esraj
7. Prehistoric Rock Paintings
8. “AYUSH” finds a place in English Language
9. Hawaii volcano
10. World’s second oldest rock is from Odisha
11. A Chalukyan legacy
12. Prehistoric Rock Paintings
13. “AYUSH” finds a place in English Language
14. Hawaii volcano
15. World’s second oldest rock is from Odisha
16. A Chalukyan legacy
18. Defence Planning Committee
19. Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018
20. Mt. Bhagirathi-Ii
21. Exercise SURYA KIRAN
22. Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Air to Air Missile