Important Topics for CSE Prelims 2019

Topics for economy CSE Prelims 2019

1.RBI

1.1 History

1.2 RBI 1934 act

1.3 RBI Nationalization

1.4 RBI Functions

1.5 Impossible trinity

1.6 Inflation targeting

1.7 MPC

1.8 Monetary policy : Open market operation, Bank rate, Repo rate, LAF

1.9 Forex Reserves: Composition, values, trend

2. Banking

2.1 NPA and IBC project Sashakt, PCA, and S4A

2.2 BBB

2.3 FSDC

2.3 NSC

2.4 SFIO

2.5 RRBs

2.6 IFSC

3. GDP calculation

3.1 GDP VS GVA( GNP,NNP,PPI,NI) –trends are important for past one decade

3.2 CSO role

3.3 NSSO role

3.4 CPI –various indices and organizations that bring it

3.5 WPI- bodies which bring out , Base effect

Fiscal Policy

4.1 Interim budget vs. Normal budget

4.2 Interim budget vs. Vote on account

4.3 Interim budget highlight

4.4 Fiscal Deficit

4.5 Fiscal consolidation

4.6 Debt: causes, significance, danger

4.7 Borrowings: Impact, Crowding Out, External Commercial borrowing

4.8 Small saving instrument

4.9 Inverted duty structure

4.10 Anti dumping duty

4.11 Countervailing duty

4.12 Angel Tax

4.13 GST: GST Council, Anti profiteering authority (Type of body, composition, functions), white good, brown goods, Input tax credit, E- way Bill

4.14 Capital gain tax

4.15 FSDC

4.16 Liberalized Remittances scheme

4.17 GAFA tax

4.18 Predatory pricing

5. Unemployment

5.1 Types

5.2 Informalisation and unorganized work

5.3 Gig economy

5.4 Unorganized social security Act 2008

5.5 PMSYM

*5.6 Global Commission* on the *Future of Work-ILO*

6. External sector

6.1 BOP basics : current account and capital account composition and trends( Mrunal 23), FDI,FII, P-notes

6.2 Currency devaluation ( Rupee devaluation) causes and remedy

6.3 Generalized system of preference

6.4 WTO

6.5 IMF SDR

6.6 Role of RBI

6.7 APEDA

6.8 Generalized preferential treatment

6.9 MFN and National Treatment

7. Black Money : meaning

7.1 Shell companies

7.2 FATF

8. Infrastructure

8.1 Saubhagya scheme

8.2 Sagarmala

8.3 Bharatmala

8.4 Bharatsetu

8.5 Inland water ways ( February Yojna – Grade up compilations)

8.6 Steel Production

8.7 Strategic Petroleum reserves

9. Agriculture:

9.1 International year of Millet

9.2 Millet in India

9.3Green Agr

9.4 Global Environment Facility( 5 Conventions )

9.5 Operation green : potato,tomato ,onions

9.6 Agri Market Infra Fund –NABARD

9.7 Kisan Credit Card: 20 years

9.8 Aspirational Districts

9.10 Pradhan Mantri Anna data Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)

9.10 Price deficient payment

9.11 Mega Food Park scheme Year-ender 2018 of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Year-ender 2018 of Ministry of Food Processing Industries)

9.12 PradhanMantriKisan SAMPADA Yojana

10. Industries

10.1 MSME Act and schemes Year End Review 2018–M/o MSME (Year End Review 2018–M/o MSME)

10.2 Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

10.3 DIPP

10.4 GeM and NMG

10.5 National E-mobility Programme FAME

10.6 Maharatna ,Navratna status criteria and significance

10.7 DIPAM

10.8 LLP

11. Bodies and Reports

WTO

ILO

WIPO

WCO

Global Financial Development Report – World Bank.

Global Manufacturing Index (GMI) – World Economic Forum.

World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 – International· Labour Organization (ILO).

World Economic Outlook – International Monetary Fund (IMF).

World Investment Report – United Nations Conference on Trade· and Development (UNCTAD). World Economic Freedom Index – Centre for Civil Society in· collaboration with Canada’s Fraser Institute.

International Intellectual Property Index – U.S. Chamber of· Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)

India Innovation Index – Jointly developed by NITI Aayog, DIPP (The name of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been changed as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)) and CII in consultation with World Economic Forum (WEF), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, UNIDO, ILO, OECD, UNESCO, ITU etc.

Network Readiness Index – World Economic Forum (WEF)

This is list of important Polity Topics for Prelims 2019. Cover them in depth before the exam.

1. Constitutionalism, constitutional Government

Definition , Principles of constitutionalism

2. Chapter 1 Laxmikanth (Historical Background)

1858 Act, 1909, 1919, 1935 Acts

3. Chapter 2 Laxmikanth

National Constitution day & Constituent assembly members selection (cabinet mission), Committees of constituent assembly, Commencement of constitution, Adoption of constitution

4. Chapter 3 – Laxmikanth

Nature of Indian State, Tables (Sources, Schedules)

5. Constitutional Amendment

Procedure, Within 368, out of 368; Basic Structure , Amendment of preamble, 44th amendment

6. Procedure to create a new state

7. Chapter – 6: Citizenship

Citizenship bill 2016, PIO, NRIs

8. Fundamental Rights

  • UDHR
  • NHRC
  • Instruments of HR (9 Conventions)
  • UN Convention on child rights
  • Child rights protection commission
  • Art 32
  • 9. DPSP (Socialist, Liberal, Gandhian)

Entire List and 42nd Amendment Act

10. Fundamental Duties

Entire 11 very important, particularly defending India

11. Legislature:

Vote on account, Interim budget

Office of profit

Parliamentary privileges

Nominated members

Speaker

Bills – lapsing provisions

Budget

LS – Election

State Legislative Council

11. Judiciary

Supreme Court:jurisdiction,judges,removal

High Court :creation ,number of judges

– Procedure to establish a new one.

12. Federalism

7th Schedule

Inter – State Water Disputes

Zonal Council

5th, 6th Schedule

13. Cabinet Secretariat

14. Consumer Protection Bill: 6 Consumer Rights

15. RTI

16. CIC, CVC, CBI, NCSC, NCST, NCBC: status and appointment

17. Finance Commission

Terms of reference of 15th FC

18. NITI Aayog

19. J&K – Art 370

20. UTs – Delhi – 239AA

21. PRIs

Mandatory & Discretionary Provisions, 73rd and 74th AA, PESA Act

22. Aadhar

23. Law Commission

24. RPA 1950,1951

25. Delimitation Commission

26. ADR

28. Schemes for Unorganized Sector: Unorganized Sector Act2008

29. Schemes for Minorities

These are Environment Topics:

1. Biodiversity and Agro -Biodiversity

1.1 Meaning

1.2 Types

1.3 Causes

1.4 Uses

1.5 Millennium Ecosystem services-Types

1.6 Threats

1.7 CBD – 3 objectives

1.8 Global biodiversity outlook

1.9 UN decade of biodiversity

1.10 Cartagena Protocol

1.11 Nagoya Protocol

1.12 Aichi Targets

1.13 Protection of Plant Varities Act

1.14 Pollinators and Bio diversity

1.15 Agrobiodivesity- quarantine

1.16 Asiatic Lion Conservation Project ( endangered, canine distemper virus, Gir, Pania sanctuary)

1.17 Species Recovery Plan- Great Indian Bustard, Lion

1.18 Integrated Development of wildlife habitat

1.19 Types of species- Keystone , indicator and Alien

1.20 Important species: Oliver Turtles, River Dolphins ,Neelkarunji Flowers

1.21 Places:

• Bandhavgarh Tiger reserves

• Satkosia Tiger reserves

• Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary-cheetah reintroduction

• Kaziranga wild life sanctuary

• Sunderbans- Ramsar Wetland

• The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).

• Western Ghats

• Elephant reserves

• Hornbill –NE india

• Migratory Birds and habitats in India

1.22 Global Tiger Initiative and forum

1.23 Coral Reefs- Imp, regions in world and India ,factors of bleaching, Palau bans sunscreen

1.24 Mangroves

1.25 Zero Budget Natural faming

1.26 Eco Sensitive Area under EPA 1986

2. Climate change

2.1 IPCC

2.2 Hothouse , Heat Island

2.3 Carbon sequestration: Forest, ocean ,permafrost

2.4 Impact of permafrost thawing

2.5 Impact of climate change on ocean and coral reefs( ocean acidification and coral bleaching)

2.6 Dead zones causes and impact

2.7 UNCCD- legally binding treaty on desertification, Causes of desertification Land degradation neutrality, great green Waal initiative FLEUVE Project- Sahel region , Land for life programme, Global Land Outlook

2.8 GEF- 5 environment conventions funded The GEF serves as “financial mechanism” to five conventions, which are

• Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

• United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

• Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

• UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

• Minamata Convention

2.9 Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project, led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

2.10 Climate engineering –carbon capture, Bio char, stratospheric aerosol injection

2.11 Ozone layer depletion – ODS-CFCs, Vienna convention , Montreal and Kigali Agreement-HFCs, HFO stands for hydrofluoro olefin

2.12 International Solar Alliance, solar forum

2.13 NAPCC- 8 missions

2.14 IPCC -1988 WMO n UNEP

2.15 UNFCC-25 years- Green climate Fund,

2.16 Marrakech partnership

2.17 Talanoa Dialogue Platform

2.18 REDD+ Strategy

2.19 UNDP SDG

2.20 Green bonds

2.21 Blue bonds

2.22 CAMPA

2.23 Deep Ocean Mining- Sagar Nidhi, Minerals ,ISA

2.24 Green Skill Development Program

2.25 National Cooling Plan

2.26 Earth Overshoot Day

2.27 National Biofuel policy 2018

2.28 Polar Vortex and Climate Change and Ozone

2.29 Artificial leaf

2.30 Forest Fire Regions causes and monitoring

3. Pollution

3.1 Bioremediation

3.2 Bio magnification and Bioaccumulation

3.3 Dead Zones

3.4 E-waste

3.5 Extended Producer Responsibility

3.6 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

3.7 Air pollution : https://www.unenvironment.org/re… short lived Pollutant

3.8 Acid rain

3.9 Smog

3.10 Primary and secondary Pollutant

3.11 Point and Non Point sources

3.12 National clean Air Programme, SAFAR, WAYU,

3.13 EPA

3.14 Rat Hole mining –river Pollution

3.15 Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index

3.16 Blue flag certification

3.17 Coastal Zonation –CRZ

3.18 Waste to energy plant : Toxic gases

3.19 Belandur Lake

3.20 UNESCO Geopark status

4. Reports, Organizations and Indices

4.1 WWF- Living Planet Report, Global Soil Biodiversity Report

4.2 Brazzaville declaration

4.3 Emission Gap Report-UNEP

4.4 Green House Gas Report- WMO

4.5 World Energy Outlook

4.6 International Sea Bed Authority

4.7 One Planet ONE City – WWF

4.8 State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index The 1st edition of the Index was recently released jointly by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and NITI Aayog

4.9 National Disaster Risk Index Union Home Ministry has prepared a draft report on the Disaster Risk Index with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

These are Science and Tech Topics:

  1. Zoonotic Diseases
  2. Transfat
  3. FDC
  4. Oqytocins
  5. Anti Microbial Resistance and Policy
  6. Bacteria Wolbachia
  7. GM mosquitos
  8. Leprosy –Mycobacterium leprae
  9. Neglected Tropical Diseases
  10. DNA Tech application and bill
  11. Probiotic and Prebiotic
  12. Genome sequencing and Earth Biome Genome project
  13. Types of Orbit and Satellite
  14. GSLV –MARK III , Vikas engine
  15. Aditya 1
  16. Astro sat
  17. Gaganyaan project -2022 Human Space flight, Pad abbot Test
  18. Chandrayan 1 n2
  19. Neutrino
  20. Kessler syndrome- space debris
  21. International space flight
  22. Goldilocks Zone
  23. Missile –cruise and Ballistic
  24. INS Arihant
  25. CBIMS – Smart Borders
  26. Drones regulation
  27. Data localization
  28. District Mineral Foundation
  29. Strategic Oil reserves
  30. Navigation satellites of India, china ,Europe ,US,Russia
  31. LIGO-gravitational waves
  32. DNA Computing
  33. Cloud computing
  34. Grid Computing
  35. Asteroid Belt
  36. Kepler
  37. Casini-saturn
  38. Biofuel Policy
  39. Divya Nayan Project
  40. Chandrayaan II
  41. Aquila Project-Google, White Space
  42. Hyper loop
  43. Maglev Technology
  44. Imprint
  45. Atal Innovation mission, atal tinkering labs
  46. JIGYASA
  47. Food Irradiation benefits
  48. TKDL
  49. Scheme for IP awareness -CIPAM
  50. Big Data
  51. Project Brainwave
  52. Sophia
  53. 5G
  54. Dark Net
  55. Net neutrality
  56. Inclusive internet index
  57. TRAI
  58. Crypto currency
  59. Block chain
  60. Digital North East Vision
  61. Bharat Net Project
  62. PMG Disha
  63. Hydrogen fuel cell
  64. Ocean thermal energy
  65. Li ion battery project
  66. IPR – WIPO
  67. Project Dhoop- Vit D deficiency , Vit deficiency list
  68. GI tags- GI Act
  69. Gravity Malware
  70. CERT-IN
  71. Cyber Physical System
  72. Supercomputer –climate monitoring Param, Pratyush, Mihir, National Supercomputing Mission, NKN
  73. National Bio fuel policy- 4 gen biofuel
  74. Glass fibre reinforced composite

These are Geography Topics:

Physical Geography

  • Earth interior ( Layers-core,mantle,crust)
  • Earthquake and volcanoes
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Types of rocks
  • ElNiNO-Lanina
  • Tropical Cyclones and Temperate Cyclones- Tropical cyclones in India ,seasons, frequency ,factors, etc
  • Atmosphere layers ,temperature change, humidity
  • Climate types- equatorial, monsoon, savanna, Mediterranean, Steppes, Taiga, Tundra,etc
  • Countries passing through equator, tropic of cancer ,capricon, Artic and Antarctica circle
  • Vegetation Types
  • Oceanography- continental shelf, salinity, currents, fishing bays
  • Tsunami
  • Polar Vortex
  • Biodiversity chapter NCERT
  • Indian Geography
  • Time zone-IST
  • Places passing from Tropic of cancer
  • Mountains in India- NCERT Map
  • Rivers of North-South India- NCERT Drainage Chapter( Map can be expected for tributaries of Godavari, Krishna ,Cauvery
  • Andaman Islands- names, climate, vegetation, tribes ,channels- 10,11 degree
  • Lakshadweep Islands
  • Vegetation and Soils in India
  • Disaster Management-NDMA ,NDRF ,Sendai Framework
  • Economic and Human Geography
  • Crops of India- Rabi ,Zaid and Kharif, National Horticulture Mission
  • Millets(Sorghum) – Drought prone Area, India largest (Karnataka largest), National Year of Millets
  • Jute Crop- soil,climate,Region
  • Zero Budget Farming
  • Waterways and Airports
  • Minerals and Industry – coal, steel, nuclear( Economic Geo)
  • Population and demography- Transition ,census, etc
  • Map work
  • India
  • Meghalaya- Garo,khasi,jaintia- longest sandstone caves, Rat hole mining
  • Aravalli (States- delhi,Haryana,rajasthan,Gujrat)
  • Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project -Telangana
  • Gurushikhar-Mount Abu
  • Indian Major Dams- New dams- Lakwar, Renukaji,kishau Dam
  • Sela Pass- Arunachal
  • Indus treaty –Indus river and tributaries
  • Ujh Dam
  • Chilka Lake
  • Mekedatu Project
  • Andaman n Nicobar Mapping – Mountains, channels, vegetation, Types of island, Tribes –types
  • Polavaram- Godavari
  • Ratnagiri Mega Refinery
  • Zoji La pass ( Srinagar-kargil-Leh ) Other passes of JnK
  • Noney Bridge –Manipur
  • Kaiga Nuclear Plant
  • Nanda Devi
  • Karwar Port
  • Sambhar Lake
  • Musi River
  • Sikkim
  • Sariska Tiger reserves
  • Gahirmatha
  • Bhitarkanika
  • Rushikulya and devi river
  • Mahanadi river Mapping –Tributaries and states
  • World (surrounded by countries and Seas)
  • TAPI
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela
  • Turkey surrounding countries and water bodies
  • Caspian Sea surrounding countries
  • Gulf of Aden, Bab Al Mandeb
  • Horn of Africa
  • Strait of Hormuz
  • Yemen surrounding counties
  • Belize
  • Brumadinho dam disaster
  • Kazakhstan
  • Newzealand
  • Ring of fire
  • Alboran Sea
  • Chagos Archipelago
  • Greenland
  • Hajigak Mines
  • Chabahar Port- Garland Highways
  • Belarus
  • French Guiana
  • Lithium deposit- chile
  • Lake Victoria bordering countries
  • Lake Urmia
  • Sulawesi Island and Mt. Soputam –CicumPacific belt, Mount Rinjani
  • Mount. Etna- Sicily sliding
  • Third Pole Himalayas melting –
  • Azerbaijan
  • Afghanistan surrounding counties
  • Vietnam – gulf of tonking
  • Senai Peninsula
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Gulf of Aqaba
  • Corsica Island
  • Black Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea- Strait of Bosphorous, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez canal
  • Mauritius- Agalega Island , Chagos Island
  • Maldives
  • Palau
  • Seychelles-Assumption Island
  • France bordering countries
  • Poland Bordering countries
  • Farzad B gas

These are History and Art and Culture Topics:

  1. European entry – chronology
  2. Battle of Plassey and Buxar
  3. British policies (economic & political) , Imperial preferences, Land tenure syatem
  4. Tipu Sultan
  5. Asiatic Society
  6. Important G – G & Viceroys
  7. Social reform movements – Muslim mov (Aligarh, Ahmadi, Deoband),Ramakrishna mission, Khalsa mov, Temple Entry mov, Self-respect mov,Justice party
  8. Peasant Revolts – kisan Sabha, All India kisan Sabha, Malabar peasant movement
  9. Temple entry movement
  10. Associations & its founders
  11. Moderates & Revolutionaries
  12. Freedom struggle during WW1
  13. Reshmi Rumal Movement (Indians abroad), Ghadar movement
  14. Hindustan Socialist Party ,HSRA
  15. Surya sen movement
  16. The Year – 1919 Rowlat Act,Jalianwala Bagh
  17. INA, INA Trials, RIN mutiny
  18. Gandhi – South Africa
  19. Sardar Patel : kheda, bardoli,flag satyagraha,karanchi session
  20. 1929 – INC Session
  21. Tripuri session , Netaji contribution, Forward block
  22. 1939 resignation of INC govt
  23. Individual Satyagraha
  24. Cripps offer and Cabinet Mission
  25. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar contribution
  26. Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa
  27. Gandhian Movements – all three with major features

Art & Culture

  1. Types Puppetry
  2. Festivals (North -East)
  3. Buddhism features
  4. 6 Schools of Indian Philosophy – Advaita
  5. 3 Acharyas : shankracharya, Madhavcharya, Ramanuvcharya, Vallabhacharya and their philosophy
  6. Harsha & (2 assemblies)
  7. Meenakshi Temple
  8. Harvest festivals
  9. Classical languages
  10. Gothic art
  11. Our pasts II (chap 8, chap 1)
  12. Bhakti mov , kabir, tansen & Navaratnas of Akbar
  13. Guru Nanak Sikhism tenets, Singh sabhas, Akali movement
  14. Diff b/w Hindustani & Carnatic music
  15. Classical dances
  16. Vijayanagar empire (Themes part II) (chap 6)
  17. Buddhist sculpture
  18. Mauryan art
  19. Pre-Historic paintings
  20. Harappan Civilisation – Town planning, script

Govt Schemes:

  1. Health Related : Poshan Abhiyan ,Ayushman Bharat, National Health Policy 2017, National Health Mission, MAA,Mission Parivar Vikas,Integrated Disease surveillance Program,Mission Indradhanush , Project Dhoop
  2. Schemes for unorganized sectors– Social security 2008, PMSMDY
  3. Agriculture Related: PM KISAN, PMAASHA,Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan ,PMKSY,Operation Green , Contract Farming , Pramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna, Nationa sustainable agriculture mission
  4. Power-Saubhagya Scheme. UDAY , National Led Prog-UJALA
  5. NITI Ayog Mission: Atal Innovation Mission,Aspirational district,National Mission for mobility and battery storage
  6. PMO-PRAGATI
  7. Tribal Affairs: Vanbandhu scheme, Van dhan yojna, Eklavya school, FRA 2006
  8. Social justice: Sugamya Bharat,
  9. Infra structure : Sagarmala and bharatmala, UDAN
  10. Rural Development and PRI : NSAP , SAANJHI, Mission Antodaya, DISHA, Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan , Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
  11. Minority: Nai Roshni, Nai manzil, PMJVK
  12. Education : SHREYAS, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan ,Samagra Siksha, Shala sarathi ,Institute of Eminence,
  13. Finance Dept- Project Shaksham
  14. Pharma: PMBJP
  15. Commerce– GEM
  16. Telecom– Bharat Net
  17. Electronics– Digital India, PMGDISHA,Cyber Swatch Kendra
  18. Housing – DAY-NULM, PMAY,AMRUT
  19. Renewable– AJY, Green energy corridor, surya mitra skill dev, National Solar Mission
  20. Mines and Mineral – PMKKY
  21. Petroleum– PMJI-VAN, National Gas Grid
  22. Science and Tech – UNNATI, AIM, Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti , National Bio pharma mission, Biotech -Kisan
  23. Social Security -PMEGP
  24. Egov– PARIVESH, NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY, PENCIL