2018-CGS-10 [March 1 to March 15, 2018]

Reference Articles

  1. National Financial Reporting Authority
  2. Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018
  3. Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018
  4. Genetic Discrimination: Need for a separate law
  5. Q+A: 80:20 Scheme
  6. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  7. India-Vietnam Relations
  8. Prohibition of Unlawful Assembly (Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances) Bill, 2011
  9. Recent SC judgment On Euthanasia and Living Will
  10. Q+A: Special Category States – Recent Issues
  11. Recent Constitutional Changes in China
  12. Need for a policy framework around Pharma
  13. Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
  14. Issues Around HRM in Public Sector Banks
  15. Pesticide Management Bill, 2017

Questions & Answers

  1. What is Conversation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS)? What are its objectives? What are the findings of the recent Survey? [IE]
  2. How different is DBT in fertilizers when compared to other DBT schemes of government? What are the challenges of DBT in fertilizers? [The Hindu]
  3. What is the status of conjugal rights for prisoners in India? Why these rights are important? [Indian Express]
  4. What is the ideology of the Sufi and Bhakti traditions? How can they be used as instruments to fight communalism? [The Hindu]
  5. Why north-eastern states are demanding a separate time zone? What would be the implications if India adopts two time zones? [Indian Express]
  6. What is Zero Defect – Zero Effect (ZED) scheme? How it can boost India’s MSME sector? [THBL]
  7. What are the main features of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2015 (LARR Act)? [The Hindu]
  8. Can appointment of Social media executives for each district in India mark the journey towards the inclusive governance? [The Hindu]
  9. What are the objectives of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)? [TOI]
  10. Do the initial scepticism about AIIB hold true now as well? How has been its performance so far? [Mint]
  11. What are the key features and significance of the Draft Wages Code Bill 2017? [THBL]
  12. What are the champion service sectors identified by the union commerce ministry? What is the significance of the move? [ET]
  13. What are the five types of diabetes reported in “The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology” medical journal? [The Hindu]  
  14. What are the findings of the census conducted in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) region to record the presence of uncommon species? [The Hindu]
  15. What are the features of the recent move by the finance ministries road map to rationalize PSU banks’ foreign operations?
  16. How the Energy Management Centre (EMC) of Kerala has achieved a status of energy positive campus? [The Hindu]
  17. What lessons can the National Health Protection Scheme take from the Maharashtra’s Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Aarogya Yojana for the accomplishment of its objectives? [Indian Express]
  18. Can Indian courts take notice of conviction of Indian national for offence abroad? [Indian Express]
  19. Does Privatization of Banks hold key for the problems haunting Indian Banking Sector? [THBL]
  20. Does the recent move of halving the syllabus for schools provides for a comprehensive reform in education sector? [The Hindu]
  21. What are the recommendations of the Niti Aayog task force on Biomass management? [DTE]
  22. Why the report of Niti Aayog on the child sex ratio is disheartening? How the technological growth has contributed to this menace of declining child sex ratio? [The Hindu]
  23. India must concentrate on wellness for a sustainable Health care. Justify. [The Hindu]
  24. What is free movement regime? How does the border management pact will regulate the free movement regime? [The Hindu]
  25. What is India’s planned military base at Seychelles? [NDTV]
  26. How artificial intelligence (AI) can help Indian armed forces? [Live Mint]
  27. What are the current contours of India-Jordan Relations? [IDSA]
  28. How the emission trading scheme can aid India in curbing the emissions? [The Hindu]
  29. Does Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) endorse cooperative federalism? [New Indian Express]
  30. India has committed to double the farmers income by 2022. What lessons can India take from china which has undertaken a similar initiative? [EPW]

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