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Important Current Affairs Topics For UPSC Exam

The importance of Current Affairs is immense in terms of UPSC Syllabus 2020. Most of the questions in the UPSC exam are drafted around current affairs. It is the most critical part of Civil Services Prelims and Mains examination. Candidates should study in-depth to understand the importance of current affairs for UPSC syllabus.

 UPSC exam not only tests the knowledge but also assays candidates alertness and awareness about the happenings around them. Therefore, it is crucial for candidates to keep updated on all current affairs issues (regional, national or international) covered across all the stages in UPSC 2020.

Some useful tips for current affairs preparation for UPSC exam include-

●     The traditional and most effective way to keep updated with the latest happenings across the globe is reading newspapers. Daily newspaper reading strengthens viewpoints and clarifies facts that help to write the descriptive paper in UPSC.

●     Follow activities and events occurring on an international and national level. The greatest source of awareness on national issues is Press Information Bureau (PIB) releases.

●     Make short notes and divide the topics into small modules. This will also help to direct your study on different topics.

Important Current Affairs Topics

Questions asked in the UPSC exam are related to the current events and issues that have occurred in the recent past. Considering this, we have collated some important Current Affairs topics that are useful while taking into account UPSC Syllabus 2020 and for better exam preparation.

●     BIMSTEC Summit 2019


●     Interstate water disputes

●     India & Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

●     Artificial Intelligence

●     Triple Talaq Bill

●     Impact of Social Media

●     Increasing Heat Waves

●     Issues concerning Elections in India

●     Swachh Bharat Mission

●     International Criminal Court

●     National Register of Citizens (NRC)

●     Ease of Doing Business

●     US & China Trade war

●     #MeToo Movement in India

●     Data Protection – Technology and Privacy

●     India’s air pollution

●     Supreme Court Judgements

●     Decriminalisation of Politics

●     Iran nuclear deal

●     Reconstitution of Cabinet Sub-committees

●     Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY Scheme

●     Environment Performance Index

●     Draft Model Contract Farming Act 2018

●     Women Safety

●     Rural Women Empowerment

●     Cyber Security

●     Jobless growth in India

●     Election funding

●     Cryptocurrency

●     Police Reforms in India

●     Extreme Weather and Health Hazards

●     Malimath Committee report

●     India’s growing underwater capability

●     Current & future prospect of the Indian economy

●     US withdrawals from various International alliances

●     Parliamentary disruptions

●     Digital Economy

●     Kashmir unrest & dispute

●     Uniform civil code

●     Marital rape

●     The merger of PSU banks

●     Privatisation of certain Healthcare Services

●     Politics and Economics of farm loan waiver

●     Privatisation of Air India

●     National Medical Commission Bill

●     Capital Punishment/death sentence

●     Barring MPs from practising law

●     Section 377: Constitutionality Vs Morality

●     Controversy over changing the Constitution

●     Data Localisation

●     Crisis in the sugar sector

●     Live streaming of SC proceedings

●     National Policy on Biofuels

●     Doubling the Farmer’s income

●     RTI amendments

●     Minimum Support Price

●     Mob lynching

●     Non Performing Assets

●     Power & Role of RBI

●     Lokpal

Success in UPSC Prelims and Mains exam is mainly subjected to how well a candidate is aware of the important current affairs. It requires revision and practice in a well-connected manner. Giving adequate attention to current affairs for the preparation and completion of UPSC syllabus 2020 is the key to unlock the exam.

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