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  • Q. Who benefits when the RBI cuts rates? (The Hindu)
  • Mounting grievances, little regulation. (The Hindu)
  • Home grown energy security for Europe (Live Mint)- 11/02/2016
  • China’s long game in West Asia. (The Hindu)- 13/02/2016
  • Ghosts Of Ship-To-Mouth- Price spikes, production fluctuations challenge us, not insufficient food production. (Indian Express)- 15/02/2016
  • How India lost the plot in global iron ore trade- While miners are losing their export advantage because of a host of levies, end users within the country are increasingly relying on imports.(Business Standard)- 17/02/2016
  • Why yuan matters- Indian equity markets are turbulent due to high foreign ownership and the renminbi uncertainty. (Indian Express)- 18/02/2016
  • (The Hindu)- After Paris, keep the heat on - In order to have a chance of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need suitable technologies to make low-carbon transitions in development right away. - 19/02/2016
  • (Live Mint) Hidden hunger and the Indian health story-India needs to find better value for money in the health sector.-21/02/2016
  • (Indian Express)- Minority status?- If we accept the reasoning of the apex court in the AMU case, it means that a religious minority is debarred from establishing a university inasmuch as a university can only be established by a legislature- 24/02/2016
  • (The Hindu) -Consolidating ties with France 26/02/2016
  • (The Hindu)-A ringside view of the proposed GST. 29/02/2016
  • (Indian Express): Sell to spend- Asset sales are the way for government to protect credibility while avoiding procyclical fiscal stance 2/03/2016
  • (Indian Express) : Act Near-East- Realising the economic potential of the eastern region is key to solving India’s poverty problem 3/03/2016
  • (Indian Express):Play it Again- With the launch of Raagam, a first of its kind digital classical music channel by Prasar Bharati, All India Radio is set to open its treasure trove of archival recordings . 5/03/2016
  • (The Hindu) : Operation begins to curb money laundering, terror funding. 7/03/2016
  • (The Hindu) : After the Delhi experiment 8/03/2016
  • (Live Mint)-Great fall of India’s exports 10/03/2016
  • (Business Standard)- How India should respond to the China slump- China's slump will hopefully reduce the Indian fascination for the Chinese model of controlled economy." 13/03/2016
  • (Indian Express) The big military challenge- PM has a bold vision for defence reform. Can his defence minister deliver? 14/03/2016
  • (The Hindu) Global Slowdown: Sobering reflection from Davos. 16/03/2016
  • (Live Mint) Fine print of India’s start-up policy- The government’s ambitions of turning limited partner to venture capital funds has drawn sharp criticism from several quarters 17/03/2016
  • (Indian Express) :Q.24 Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)- India is just months away from deploying a regional alternative to GPS.21/03/2016
  • (Business Standard): Q.25 Gender equality still not a reality-Survey involving 13 states reveals there is no end top reference for boys. 22/03/2016
  • (The Hindu)Q.26 The road from Pathankot. 25/03/2016
  • (The Hindu) Q.27 (Live Mint) : Revamping teacher education- Unless average capacity of the existing teacher pool goes up, we will not see clear improvement in education for 20-25 years. 30/03/2016
  • (The Hindu) Q.28 (Business Standard) Ending open defecation - The issue is deathly serious because widespread open defecation in India often leads to contamination of the water supply. 01/04/2016
  • (Business Standard) -Q.29 India must capitalise on cheap crude oil-Even if Opec finally cuts production, it will be more than compensated by the return of Iran 06/04/2016
  • Q.30 (Live mInt ) Can rural India reap digital dividends? 07/04/2016
  • Q.31 (Business Standard) Northeast can be developed as an organic region 08/04/2016
  • Q.32 (Indian Express) Poor Ganga- Public wrangling between ministries sends out dispiriting signals for the river cleaning project 10/04/2016
  • Q.33 (BUSINESS STANDARD) Debt recovery tribunals: More pain than gains for banks- Experts suggest that the law should be strengthened to ensure mandatory time bound disposal of cases 12/04/2016
  • Q.34 (Times Of India) Reduction in interest burden could possibly prevent more companies heading towards bankruptcy 13/04/2016
  • Q.35 (Indian Express) Right track- Connecting the northeastern capitals by rail will produce enormous dividends. 17/04/2016
  • Q.36 (INDIAN EXPRESS) A Road To Bastar- New mobile towers, better roads are making a difference in a troubled region. 18/04/2016
  • Q.37 (Business Standard) Decoding emission norms- Oil marketing companies will have to spend Rs 28,000 crore to upgrade to meet BS-VI norms. Explain the refining process and what will change ? 19/04/2016
  • Q.38 (Live Mint) Focus offline to make it big online: World Bank report- The takeaway from World Bank’s World Development Report is that there is no short cut for developing countries if they want to reap digital dividends 22/04/2016
  • Q.39 (Times of India) Why India looks set to finally come out of the closet on Israel- 2016 is expected to be the breakout year for India’s relationship with Israel, when it is likely to finally come out of the closet. 25/04/2016
  • Q.40 (Indian Express) Q. Reduction in interest burden could possibly prevent more companies heading towards bankruptcy- The ‘tight fiscal, easy monetary’ policy mix can better address problems that plague private investment. 27/04/2016
  • Q.41 (Indian Express) New crop insurance scheme is welcome. Its litmus test: Whether crop damage assessment can be done within two weeks of the extreme weather event and compensation paid a week after that. 29/04/2016
  • Q.42 (INDIAN EXPRESS) After playing odds and evens,the challenge is sustainable improvement, so that no special effort is needed in future. 1/05/2016
  • Q.43 (Livemint) The irony in the start-up world- Global start-ups look at India, while Indian start-ups look Outward. 2/05/2016
  • Q.44 Digital expansion helps rich more than poor.Gains of higher growth, more jobs and better public services also short of expectation, recommends more focus on access.Critically comment. 4/05/2016
  • Q.45 (Live Mint) New health protection scheme for the poor will provide health cover of up to Rs 1 lakh per family, and it will work similar to a family floater plan. 9/05/2016
  • Q.46 (LIVE MINT) Indian states highlight institutional decay.Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh are the exhibits of this worrying trend. Discuss. 11/05/2016
  • Q.47 (Indian Express) Prime Minister NarendraModi’s decision to attend the India-EU Summit, despite last week’s terror attacks, sends a strong message that will resonate across the world.Critically Discuss 13/05/2016
  • Q.48 (Live Mint) The switch to the new emission norms will lead to interesting shifts in the automotive and energy industries.Discuss. 16/05/2016
  • Q.49 (The Hindu) Scientists have made the fascinating discovery that Iceman Otzi owned fancy leather accessories. Was Iceman Otzi a prehistoric fashionista? 22/08/2016
  • Q.50 (The Hindu) NGOs suggest new measures for promoting organic farming 22/08/2016
  • OPERATION SMILE
  • fall in arrival of birds at sanctuaries
  • New species of Paper wasp in the Western Ghats
  • launch of two prestigious - Abhayam and I-CLIK (Instant-Complaint Login Internet Kiosk)
  • Climate change deniers
  • Change in the base year for calculating national accounts
  • Prevalence rate of leprosy goes down
  • Aadhar card is not mandatory
  • Green Theme
  • BCIM corridor
  • FIVE POINT PROPOSAL
  • Melting Ice in Arctic
  • INDIA SYRIA RELATIONS
  • INDIA RELATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICA
  • Making Nuclear Liability law feasible – Legalities – remedies
  • India vs China – economy
  • Fall in oil prices – Impact on India
  • Nutrino Observatory Project
  • Kudankulam Units 3, 4 to be commissioned
  • National Judicial Appointment Commission Passed in Lok Sabha
  • Theme of Second National Biodiversity Conference: Biodiversity: Access and Benefit Sharing
  • New Scheme for E-Rickshaws:
  • 'Green Phablet' for smallholder farmers
  • Amendment of Citizenship Act, 1955 & Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • Amendment of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
  • War in Afghanistan came to an end
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
  • Launching of Yaogan-26
  • Indradhanush mission
  • Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Scheme
  • Global Arms Trade Treaty
  • Postal Stamp highlighting Kuka Movement
  • 3- D Printing
  • Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014
  • Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana
  • Prati Inta e-Sakshatha’ programme
  • Super-Earth’ located 180 light-years from Earth
  • Largest possible consensus on expanding the Security Council
  • WHY OIL PRICES ARE FALLING ?
  • Meeting the Maoist Challenge
  • CYBER WAR
  • Recent Government initiatives in Infrastructure Sector
  • Government has set up an Innovation Fund for inclusive economic growth
  • PLASTICS RECYCLABILITY
  • Water Insecurity in Asia Pacific
  • Indigenous defence production
  • Bill Introduced in the Lok Sabha for Setting up Agricultural Biosecurity Authority
  • Ug-99 wheat stem rust fungus
  • 5 New Countries join UNSC as non-permanent members
  • Creation of Niti Ayog to replace planning commission
  • SEBI new norms for E-IPO
  • Social justice ministry launches Venture capital fund and Green business scheme for SC
  • Microfinance/microcredit
  • Base year changed to 2011-12
  • Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJBY) scheme
  • Offershop rupee bonds
  • Target Olympic podium scheme (TOPS)
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