Insights New Secure Initiative – List of Topics

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Insights New Secure Initiative – List of Topics

As promised, in this post we are posting list of topics that we will cover under Secure Initiative till June 3, 2018. After Prelims – 2018, we will cover all Mains related topics. 

Every day Two topics will be covered in Secure. Coverage of following topics starts from Tomorrow(19 Feb 2018). Please read our earlier posts to understand why we are giving the following list (Click Here & Here)

You can follow any source to answer questions that we frame on the following topics. We will try to frame questions keeping in mind nature of previous UPSC questions. 

Following Topics form foundation of this exam preparation. 

In case you want us to include any other topics, please post topics in the comment box. We will update them in the second list. If they are relevant to both Prelims and Mains, we will include them in the first list.

1Tenets of Brahmanism
7Buddhism- Thervada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
8Jainism – Shvetambaras and Digambaras
13Literature in Hinduism
14Buddhist literature
15Jain literature
16Music and Religion
17Sufi literature
18Bhakti literature
19Paintings – Religious and Secular
20Miniature and Mural paintings
21Paintings under different kingdoms
22Modern paintings – British and National paintings
23Folk paintings
24Buddhist architecture
25Jain architecture
26Temple architecture Nagara – Gupta, Solanki, Chandela, Northeast,
27Dravida – Paula’s, Cholas
28Vesara – Chalukyas, Hoyasalas
29Islamic architecture – Khilji, Lodi, Suri, Mughal
30British Architecture
31Peasant Movements – 4 phases
32Tribal movements
33Socio-religious reforms.
341857 revolt
35Formation of INC – Safety valve theory
36Moderates – Ideology, Success and failure
37Swadeshi movement
38Extremists – Ideology Success and failure
39Revolutionaries – 2 phases
40Surat spilt
41Home rule movement
42Ghadar movement
43Lucknow pact
44Role of Gandhi
46Swarajists and No changers
47Simon Commission
48Nehru report
50Round table conferences
51Constitutional reforms – 1773-1947
52Dandi march
53Individual Satyagraha
54Quit India movement
55Cabinet mission plan
56Individual Satyagraha
57Temple entry movement
58Anti-caste movements
59Role of women
60Role of Labour
61Royal India Navy revolt
62Role of Subhash Chandra Bose
63Various personalities
65Industrial revolution
68French Revolution
69American Revolution
70Revolutions of 19 th century
71Russian Revolution
72World wars
73League of Nations and United Nations
74Fascism, Nazism
75Cold war
76Fall of USSR
77Rise of US hegemony
78Gulf wars
79Regionalistion of World politics – EU , ASEAN, Saarc,.
81Preamble as source of power
82Preamble as a part of Constitution
83Amendability of Preamble
84Nature of Fundamental Rights
85Fundamental Rights are more exceptions than rights.
86Differences between Equality before law and Equal Protection of Laws.
87Reservation as a policy – Critical view.
88Freedom of Speech and Expression and Censorship
89Right to Life and its interpretations
90Right to Religion and nature of Secularism in India
91Rights of minorities enshrined in Articles 29 and 30
92Art 32 as a soul of the Constitution.
93Dpsp lays the foundation of welfare Polity
94Gandhian principles in DPSP.
95Fundamental Duties and Citizenship.
96President various powers
97Ordinance powers
98Clemency powers
99Discretionary powers
100Veto powers
101Comparison of each of the above powers with the respective powers of the Governor
102Comparison of powers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
103Powers and position of Speaker
104Process of Passing an ordinary Bill
105Process of passing a Constitutional Amendment Bill
106Money bill and its passage.
107Resolutions and motions-comparison
108Various instruments to exercise executive control over Parliament.
109Parliamentary privileges and issues involved in them.
110Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court
111Write jurisdiction of Supreme Court
112Concept of PIL
113Concept of Judicial Review
114Judicial Activism and issues involved in it.
115Separation of powers and Indian Political System
116Legislative relations between Centre and States
117Executive relations between Centre and States
118Financial Relations between Centre and States
119Nature of Indian Federalism.
120Concepts of Cooperative Federalism and Competitive Federalism.
121Recommendations of Punchhi Commission.
122Finance commission and its functions.
123Electoral reforms in India since Independence.
124Election Commission of India – organization, structure and functioning.
125Need for a review of the Constitution.
126CAG- role and importance
127Provisions related to official language in the Constitution.
128Constitution is a living document.
129Ideals of the Constitution achieved since Independence.
130CIC – functions and importance.
134Earth – Formation
135Universe and solar system
136Interior of the earth
137Lithosphere and rock systems
138Oceans, Continents and Landforms
139Gravitation and geo-magnetism
140Continental drift theory
141Plate Tectonics
145Weathering and erosion , landforms of agents of weathering
146Basics of atmosphere
147Elements of atmosphere – Temperature, Pressure and Humidity
148Pressure belts of world
151Jet streams
152Air masses
154Temperate cyclones
155Tropical cyclones
156El-nino, La nino, El-nino Modoki , La Nina Modoki , Madden Julian oscillation
157Indian Ocean dipole
158Major climatic regions of the world
159Climate change
160Ocean- basics
161Ocean bottom relief
162Temperature of ocean
164Ocean currents
166Coral reef and marine ecosystem
167Ocean deposits
168Ocean energy
171Great Indian Plain
172Peninsular plateau
173Coastal plains
176Climate of India
178Mechanism of monsoon
179Distribution of rainfall
180Monsoon break and monsoon gap
181Pre-monsoon showers
182Annual rainfall map
183Jet-streams and Indian monsoon
185Climatic anomalies Indian monsoons
186Climate change
187Drainage – India
188Major river systems of India
189Inter-state river disputes
190Soils of India
191Major soils of India
192Issues of soil erosion and soil degradation
193Natural vegetation of India
194Forest overview
195Types of Forests in India
196Wildlife and conservation sites
198Salient features and problems of Indian agriculture
199Major crops
200Green revolution
201Land utilization
204Distribution of mineral and energy resources
206Localization of major and minor industries
207Industrial regions
208Population of India
209Transport and Trade
210World Geography
211Distribution of key natural resources
212Localization of industries
215National Income – GDP vs GVA
216National Income – Methods
217Purchasing power parity
219GDP Inflator
220Sectoral composition – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
221Banking – Institutions/Regulation
222Banking Reforms
223RBI – Functions, Reforms
224Monetory Policy Committee
225Employment – Formal/Informal/ Male/Female – Trends
226Foreign Exchange issues
227FDI and FII
228Inclusive Growth & Development
229Financial Inclusion
230Government Budgeting/Gender Budgeting
231Mobilisation of Resources – Tax related issues
232Issues related to JAM Trinity
233Investment Models
234Land Reforms
235Cropping Pattern
236Irrigation – Systems and Schemes
237Agriculture Marketing – Issues
239Farmers and Technology – Space tech, e-Technology
240Subsidies – Issues & Schemes
241MSP – Issues and Schemes
242PDS – Issues
243Food Security & WTO
244Economics of animal-rearing
245Food processing and related industries in India
246Land Reforms
247Agriculture Distress
248Rural Distress
249Effects of liberalization on the economy
250Industrial Policies
251Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
252Investment models