UPDATE: Important Topics for Prelims 2018

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Important Topics for Prelims 2018


 

Note: Although nothing is predictable about UPSC, but analyzing the past few year trend we have prepared list of most important topics for 2018 prelims. It is expected that students must have completed multiple readings of our Insights compilation for prelims exam for different subjects till now. Since just two weeks remain we have listed few imp topics and students are advised to go through them at least once before exam.

Trend analysis says economy can make a comeback to around 15 and polity may moderate down to 15-18.

 

Environment:

  • Green Building
  • UN ocean conference
  • Global Ocean Commission and climate change impact on ocean
  • Sunderbans mangroves and climate change
  • Aerosols and monsoon
  • Types of Traditional water conservation: Nalanda model of water conservation chosen for national award
  • Ecosystem Service Improvement Project : Types of ecosystem services
  • GEF
  • Green India mission
  • Places : Vaan Island in gulf of mannar, North koel reservoir project, Koleru lake , Blackbuck meja forest , B4 campaign maujuli island, Chilka lake, Orang  tiger park, Sangai nilgir  tahr, Ameenpur lake,Bosphorous strait, Etunagaram wildlife sanctuary
  • National adaptation fund for climate change and NABARD
  • National wildlife action plan.
  • Secure Himalaya campaign
  • Graded response action plan
  • PAT scheme
  • Zero budget farming
  • Global Wildlife Programme 2017
  • Permaculture
  • SUNREF green housing
  • Wetlands
  • Hydroponics
  • CAMPA
  • Blue flag for beaches and  ICZM
  • Paris deal
  • Indian INDC
  • SDGs
  • Important bird and biodiversity areas.
  • India rhino mission
  • Coal bed methane
  • International solar alliance
  • Green climate Fund
  • Environment performance index
  • Montreal protocol 30 years,Kigali,HFCs
  • Earth overshoot day
  • Lidar and air pollution management
  • Polymetalic nodules.
  • National Year of millet
  • RBI green bonds
  • Bio fuels : 3 generation
  • Jigyasa initiative
  • Tribes and location : Jarawa  and other A&N Island tribes ,Bonda Koya,toda ,soliga ,siddi ,reang,Koya ,
  • National Year of millet
  • Carbon sinks
  • Zero Budget farming, Organic agriculture and food.
  • Oxytocins
  • Biological Carbon Sequestration
  • Methanol Economy
  • Plastic pollution in Pacific ocean
  • BS VI
  • Biodiversity basics NCERT geo and biology books

 

International:

  • International comparison program
  • Asia Africa Growth Corridor vs OBOR
  • ISA
  • SCO
  • SCO
  • BIMSTEC
  • Australian group.
  • ASEAN
  • Nuclear weapon prohibition treaty,ICAN
  • World happiness index, happiness ministry in MP
  • ICJ
  • Vienna convention

 

Polity:

Important chapters: Historical background, making of constitution, salient features,Preamble,UT,Citizenship,FR,DPSP,FD,amendment,emergency,Parliament ,SC,Governor,Panchayat raj,Inter state relation,President

  • Delimitation
  • UT provisions eg Pondicherry and Delhi
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  • Types Human rights and generation
  • Consumer rights and National consumer dispute redressal
  • FCRA
  • Election Commission
  • Privileges of parliament.
  • Govt e-market place.
  • Art 21 and 32 : right to privacy
  • Cooperatives art 19
  • Special state provisions in constitution
  • Whip and anti defection
  • President election and vice president
  • RS election ,NOTA
  • Untouchability : Article 17
  • 123rd CAA
  • National Citizen Register
  • Pondicherry
  • UNDOC
  • Golden triangle
  • EC
  • Privileges
  • Tele law, legal aid and NALSA
  • Panchayati raj
  • PAC
  • Emergency provision
  • Amendment of constitution.
  • FSSAI
  • Electoral Bonds
  • Office of profit
  • National Register of Citizen
  • National Knowledge network.
  • Role of speaker
  • Sessions of Parliament
  • No Confidence Motion
  • Adjournment motion and its differences from Short Duration Discussion.
  • Schedule languages

Bodies:

  • 15 Finance Commission
  • National commission of minorities
  • Central water commission
  • Law commission
  • Article 35A
  • Interstate council : Status and Composition
  • Interstate water dispute act , art 262

Judiciary:

  • E-court
  • Nyay gram
  • Commercial courts
  • Legal aid, NALSA, Nyaylay act,Nyay mitra
  • NGT mandate and Acts under its purview
  • Impeachment
  • Appointment to High Court

Schemes:

  • Umang
  • MPLAD
  • PMKKKY
  • PRAGATI
  • National Ayush Mission
  • National waterways , JMVP
  • Sagarmala and Bharatmala
  • National skill development corporation, PMKVY, sankalp and strive
  • Cyber Surakshit Bharat and Cyber Swachata Kendra
  • PENCIL
  • PMurja ganga
  • SAMPADA
  • Antyodaya
  • Public Finanace Management system
  • National health protection mission
  • National bio pharma mission
  • Darpan Project
  • Poshan Abhiyan

Indian Flag

Election:

  • EVM ,VVPAT, Totalizer ,Electoral bonds, MCC

Science and Tech:

  • DNA technology
  • IOT
  • AI
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Space Tech section of compilation

Map:

  • Hambantota
  • Gaza/west bank /jerusalam/
  • Djibouti
  • Middle east and Indian ocean map practice : Qatar, Israel, Raka, Mosul ,Duqm ,Djibouti,
  • Cauvery ,alang port, coal mines
  • Lisbon
  • Nathula , pongong lake
  • Catalonia
  • Venezuela
  • MTCR,NSG , Wassenaar and Australia Group – FAQs

Modern History:

  • Kheda satyagraha ,Bardoli satyagraha ,sardar Patel
  • Simon commission
  • Nehru report
  • 1858 act and queen proclamation
  • 1773 act,1883 act ,1853 act
  • Gandhiji : champara,Sabarmati Ashram
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy , Ramkrishna mission ,Swami Vivekananda
  • Quit India Movement
  • Tribal Movements, Paika

Don’t spend too much time in ancient, medieval and art & culture now. Too bulky to be covered in the last moment.

Art and culture:

  • Temple architecture : Dravida style : Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple,Pallava art , Hoysala Architecture
  • Buddhist Architecture
  • Theatre Forms
  • Modern Indian Painting and Painters like Abindranath :
  • Islamic architecture:
  • Classical dance basics and Sangari dance
  • Battle of koregaon : Anglo Maratha
  • Medaram Jatara
  • GI tags etikoppaka
  • Sabrimala temple and periyar tiger reserve.
  • SPARSH : Stamp collection
  • Indigenous game
  • Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
  • Tyagraja and carnatic music trinity, Thumri ,Hindustani music
  • Horn Bill Festival
  • UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ,Kumbh Mela
  • Demetrios Galanos and other Foreign Travellers
  • Classical Languages
  • Ajanta caves and Rock cut architectute

Ancient:

  • Gupta
  • Chola kingdom and Navy
  • 3 principles of Jainism, Shravanbelgola Mahamastakabhisheka,Jain architecture

Medieval:

  • Delhi Sultanat , Allauddin Khilji Reforms
  • Bhakti movement and saints and their works
  • Sufi Movement : Baba farid ,Silsilah
  • Sri Ramanujacharya , Venda philosophy ,Types and proponents
  • Basavanna and vachana
  • Maratha and Anglo Maratha war

Economic survey and Budget:

  • Decoupling of Indian economy
  • Falling women workforce participation: facts and reasons.
  • Cooperative federalism Technology
  • Climate change and agriculture : Impact on yield of various crops
  • National Health Policy ,Ayushman Bharat
  • Energy conservation : Green building codes, LED ,
  • Falling sex ratio, Pink colour of ES suggests what?
  • Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM), International Solar Alliance
  • Green gold: bamboo
  • Saving rate and investment rate slowdown figures and significance.
  • Mission Antyodaya
  • PMMVY
  • Monetary policy
  • Cyber physical system, block chain ,IOT,AI,Bitcoins
  • FRDI
  • Twin balance sheet
  • Ease of doing business steps taken
  • Gramin Agri Market
  • Sampada scheme,E-shakti
  • Special safeguard mechanism
  • Operation green.
  • National Health protection scheme
  • Senior citizen welfare vaya vandana yojna
  • Impact of oil prices on FD, Inflation ,CAD
  • Higher Education Funding Agency

General Economy can make comeback, please do revise basics

  • Sustainable development solution index, Inclusive development Index, Global competitive Index.
  • RBI mandate ,policy rate and impact on money supply and inflation, role of banks , DSIBs
  • Indian community welfare fund ,central road fund ,REIT,InvIt
  • SWIFT and Basel framework
  • HELP, strategic oil reserves
  • Mission indradhanush for banks
  • Anti dumping duty and countervailing duty
  • mandate : NPPA ,SFIO,SFAC and FSSAI
  • Project Insight

  All the best