Civil Services Examination preparation requires a lot of hard work, consistency and determination. The UPSC Syllabus is vast but indicative. In recent times, the focus has shifted from the static syllabus to the current affairs portion in both the Prelims and Mains question papers. An aspirant must give equal importance to the static syllabus and the current affairs while preparing for the Civil Service Exam. Daily current affairs preparation becomes an indispensable part of the preparation. The importance of Current affairs cannot be emphasized enough. An aspirant must make sure that the daily news is covered on a regular basis and revised at proper intervals. This article brings to you, a list of important current affairs to be covered by an IAS aspirant:
- Organizations like IMF, World Bank; the reports published by them, development agenda, grants, loans etc.
- Socio-economic Indicators like Human Development Index, Infant Mortality Rate, Happiness Index etc and their components.
- Findings of the Economic Survey such as GDP growth rate, National Income, Per capita Income, Poverty rate, Literacy rate etc.
- Important committees and their reports
- Tax reforms, committees constituted to review the tax structures.
- Monetary policy changes.
- Committees related to the constitution.
- Important Bills tabled in the parliament and Acts passed.
- Government Schemes
- National issues related to the provisions of the Constitution.
- Interstate disputes like Interstate river water disputes, territorial dispute etc.
- High court and Supreme Court verdicts.
Topics in news like Aadhar, Right to privacy, Mental Health Policy, No detention Policy, National Student Startup Policy, and Defamation etc assume importance.
- Calamities and Natural disasters like cloudbursts, blizzards, typhoons, cyclones etc.
- Campaigns by the Environment ministry.
- Adaptations Made for Survival in tropical Region.
- Adaptations Made for Survival in tundra Biome.
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY:
- Recent disease outbreaks
- Campaigns to conserve environment
- Initiatives by the government for controlling pollution and effects of climate change.
- Coastal erosion.
- Major treaties like Montreal Protocol, Kyoto Protocol, Cartagena Protocol.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
- Recent launches by ISRO.
- Recent discoveries in the field of medicine, biotechnology.
- Issues related to the introduction of Genetically Modified Crops.
Science and Technology is an important part of Prelims and Mains syllabus. It covers not only the static portion but dynamic as well. In recent years, UPSC is emphasizing on a dynamic and analytical aspect of Science and Technology (S & T). Therefore any news related to Science and technology becomes very important for the Civil Service Exam preparation.
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