Important Topics for UPSC IAS Main Exam-2019

UPSC IAS Mains Exam Study Material

General Studies Paper-I

General Studies Paper-2

General Studies Paper-3

General Studies Paper-IV

Must Read Topics for Civil Services Main Exam – 2019

1.         Social Empowerment

2.         INA and the freedom struggle

3.         Regionalism in India (New)

4.         Globalization

5.         Salient features of the Indian Society

6.         The science of Monsoon

7.         Debates around Secularism

8.         Role of Civil Society in the Development Process

9.         Press Developments during freedom struggle

10.       Revolutionary Movements 

11.        Educational Reforms during the British Era

12.       Architecture during the Mughal Period  

13.       Architecture during Delhi Sultanate

14.       Geomorphic Processes

15.       Puppetry, Musical Instrument and Theatre Forms

16.       Decriminalising of section 377 of the IPC

17.       Trump and the New Trade Order

18.       Afghanistan and the need for stability in the region

19.       Wuhan Spirit

20.      Lateral entry into the services

21.       Changes in the Indian political system

22.       Indus Water Treaty in the aftermath of Pulwama Attack

23.       Undernourishment and the need for fortified food

24.       Bimal Jalan Committee Report

25.       Lokpal and Lokayukta

26.       J & K: Article 35 A

27.       J & K: Article 370

28.      Foreign Policy Architecture

29.       Strategic Autonomy

30.      Soft Power

31.       Dynamics of Foreign Policy

32.       India’s Role in Future

33.       Nuclear Doctrine

34.       Big Brother

35.       Historical Events in International Relations

36.       Systemic Challenges

37.       India-Afghanistan: Challenges; Geo-Political Developments

38.      India-Australia: AUSIDEX

39.       India-Bangladesh: Boundary Settlement; Relations; Legacy of Pakistan; Illegal Immigration

40.      India-Bhutan: Growth of Democracy

41.       India-China: Comparison; China’s Foreign Policy; Boundary Issues; Relations; Arunachal Pradesh; Tibet; One Belt One Road; China – Superpower?; China-Pak-India; Counter Terrorism Drills; Dam on Brahamaputra; China’s West Asia Policy

42.       India-Pakistan: Confidence Building Measures; Kashmir Dispute; Terrorism; Peace Proposal; Gilgit-Baltistan; Nuclear India-Pak-US

43.       India-Sri Lanka: Overview; Elections in Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka PM visit; Sri Lanka War Crimes; Tamil Issue; OHCHR Resolution on Sri Lanka;

44.       India-USA: Overview; BIT President’s Visit; Chinese Angle; Nuclear Deal Defence Ties – DTTI; Strategic and Commercial Dialogue; S & T; US or China; People to People; US-China vis-a-vis Pakistan; Climate; FATCA-Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; LEMA-Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

50.       India-Saudi Arabia: Overview; India-Saudi-Iran

51.       India-Canada: Uranium Deal       

52.       India-Israel: Overview; Palestine

53.       India-Italy: Italian Marine Case

54.       India-Mauritius: DTAC

55.       India-Myanmar: Buddhist Chauvinism

56.       India-North Korea: Relations; North Korea Events

57.       India-Pacific Islands: Papua New Guinea

58.       India-South Korea: Overview; Strategic Partnership

59.       India-Russia: Relations

60.      India-Mongolia: Relations

61.       India-Sudan: Overview; Arrest of President

62.       India-Sweden: Relations; Sustainable Urban Development

63.       India-Turkey: Kurdish Movement

64.       India-UAE: Strategic Partnership

65.       India-Netherlands: Relations

66.       India-UAE: Strategic Partnership

67.       India-Netherlands: Relations

68.      India-Cambodia: Overview

69.       India-Chile: Overview

70.       India-France: Overview

71.       India-Ireland: Overview

72.       India-Jordan: Overview

73.       India-Maldives: Overview

74.       India-Morocco: Overview

75.       India-Mozambique: Overview

76.       India-Singapore: Overview

77.       ASEAN – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

78.       Central Asia

79.       SAARC – The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

80.      BBIN – The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal

81.       Indo-Pacific Issues

82.      West Asia

83.      India-EU

84.      SCO – The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

85.       BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India and China

86.      EEU – The Eurasian Economic Union

87.       BCIM – Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar

88.      IBSA – India, Brazil and South Africa

89.      APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

90.      IAFS – The India–Africa Forum Summit (Bilateral & Multilateral)

91.       NSS – Nuclear Security Summit

92.       RCEP – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

93.       APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

94.       BIT – Bilateral Investment Treaty

95.       CTBT – The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

96.       IBRD – The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

97.       ICC – The International Chamber of Commerce

98.      ICJ – The International Court of Justice

99.       IDA – The International Development Association

100.    IMF – The International Monetary Fund

101.     ISA – International Solar Alliance

102.     MTCR – The Missile Technology Control Regime

103.     NATO – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

104.     NDB – New Development Bank

105.     NPT – The Non-Proliferation Treaty and its failure

106.     NSG – Nuclear Suppliers Group

107.     PCA – Permanent Court of Arbitration

108.    TPP – The Trans-Pacific Partnership

109.     TFA – Trade Facilitation Agreement

110.     TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

111.      UN – United Nations

112.     UNSC – The United Nations Security Council

113.     WHO – The World Health Organization

114.     WTO – The World Trade Organization

115.      WIPO – The World Intellectual Property Organization

116.     Diplomatic Immunity – Saudi Diplomat Rape case

117.      East Asia

118.     Syrian Crisis

119.     South China Sea

120.     UK Referendum – Brexit

121.     Refugee problem

122.     Israeli Settlement

123.     Diaspora

124.     Internet Governance

125.     World Trade Pattern

126.     Global Hunger

127.     China Currency Devaluation and its impact

128.     China – Economic Slowdown

129.     Currency Wars

130.     Quantitative Easing

131.     Japan’s Pacifism

132.     Europe Crisis

133.     Venezuela-Columbia Border Issue

134.     Catalonia – Spain

135.     Greece Crisis

136.     One World One Sun One Grid

137.     Food processing industry in India

138.     Low female workforce participation in India

139.     Living Planet Index Report 2018

140.     UNFCCC COP 24

141.     Mariculture in India

142.     Universal Basic Income

143.     Artificial Intelligence

144.     National Environmental Organisations

145.     Important International Conventions and Conferences related to Environment

146.     Coral Reefs

147.     Environmental Pollution

148.     Functions of Ecosystem

149.     Generalised System of Preference

150.     World Trade Organisation

151.      Union Budget 2019-2020 Highlights

152.     Economic Survey 2018-2019

153.     Acid Rain

154.     Ocean Acidification

155.     Ozone Depletion

156.     Terrorism

157.     Biotechnology and Its Applications

158.     Economic Planning in India

159.     BIMSTEC Summit 2019

160.     SAARC vs BIMSTEC

161.     India & Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

162.     Interstate water disputes

163.     Artificial Intelligence

164.     Triple Talaq Bill

165.     Issues concerning Elections in India

166.     Impact of Social Media

167.     Increasing Heat Waves

168.     Swachh Bharat Mission

169.     National Register of Citizens (NRC)

170.     Ease of Doing Business

171.      International Criminal Court

172.     US & China Trade war

173.     Data Protection – Technology and Privacy

174.     #MeToo Movement in India

175.     India’s air pollution

176.     Supreme Court Judgements

177.     Reconstitution of Cabinet Sub-committees

178.     Decriminalisation of Politics

179.     Iran nuclear deal

180.    Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY Scheme

181.     Draft Model Contract Farming Act 2018

182.     Environment Performance Index

183.     Women Safety

184.     Cyber Security

185.     Election funding

186.     Cryptocurrency

187.     Rural Women Empowerment

188.    Jobless growth in India

189.     Extreme Weather and Health Hazards

190.     Police Reforms in India

191.     India’s growing underwater capability

192.     Malimath Committee report

193.     Current & future prospect of Indian economy

194.     Digital Economy

195.     Kashmir unrest & dispute

196.     US withdrawals from various International alliances

197.     Parliamentary disruptions

198.     Uniform civil code

199.     Privatisation of certain Healthcare Services

200.    Marital rape

201.     The merger of PSU banks

202.    Privatisation of Air India

203.    Capital Punishment/death sentence

204.    Politics and Economics of farm loan waiver

205.    National Medical Commission Bill

206.    Barring MPs from practising law

207.    Controversy over changing the Constitution

208.    Section 377: Constitutionality Vs Morality

209.    Data Localisation

210.     Crisis in the sugar sector

211.     National Policy on Biofuels

212.     Live streaming of SC proceedings

213.     Doubling the Farmer’s income

214.     Mob lynching

215.     RTI amendments

216.     Minimum Support Price

217.     Non Performing Assets

218.     Lokpal

219.     Power & Role of RBI

220.    Aadhaar and Privacy issues

221.     The ban on cow slaughter/ Beef Ban

222.    Cashless Economy

223.    Economic growth Vs Environmental conservation

224.    Election Funding

225.     Free Speech: Rights & Limits

226.    Frequent promulgation of Ordinance

227.     Full statehood to Delhi: Should it be granted or not?

228.    Interstate water disputes: Focus on Cauvery Water Dispute

229.    Judicial activism and judicial Overreach

230.    Judicial appointment: Collegium Vs NJAC

231.     Kashmir Unrest

232.    Media freedom and Responsible reporting

233.    Muslim Personal law: Polygamy/ Triple talaq

234.    Nationalism vs Regionalism

235.     NGOs and Development/ Crackdown on NGOs

236.    Dalit assertion and Politics of reservation

237.     Restriction on the entry of women in places of worship

238.    Should India spend more on science or Social welfare?

239.    Supreme Court judgement on Caste, Religion in Polls

240.    Parliamentary disruptions

241.     Uniform civil code

242.    Privatization of certain Healthcare Services

243.    Agrarian crisis: Issues in farmer economy

244.    Issues related to Social Media

245.     Criminalisation of politics

246.    Stubble burning in the neighbourhood of Delhi

247.     Marital rape

248.    ‘Living wills’/ Euthanasia

249.    Separate State Flag in Karnataka

250.    Net neutrality

251.     The merger of PSU banks

252.     Privatization of Air India

253.     Capital Punishment/death sentence

254.     Politics and Economics of farm loan waiver

255.     Laws to ban certain social practices

256.     Entry of foreign universities in India

257.     Respecting national anthem

258.    The special court for trying politicians

259.     FRDI bill

260.    National Medical Commission Bill

261.     Barring MPs from practising law

262.    Controversy over changing the Constitution

263.    Lateral entry: Professionalizing Governance or Committed Bureaucracy?

264.    Section 377: Constitutionality Vs Morality

265.     Institutions of Eminence: Can the tag help to create world-class universities?

266.    Higher Education Commission of India

267.     Bad bank: Is it a good idea?

268.    Data protection: Privacy Vs Innovation

269.    Ayushman Bharat: Can it make India healthier?

270.    SC/ST Act judgment: Protecting the innocent or diluting the Protection?

271.     Crisis in the sugar sector

272.     Khap Panchayats and honour killing

273.     National Policy on Biofuels

274.     Should the SC proceedings be live streamed?

275.     Doubling the Farmer’s income

276.     Is AI a danger to humanity?

277.     What prevents women from working in India?

278.    Special category status

279.     National Register of Citizens

280.    Price Deficiency Payment mechanism

281.     Death penalty for raping minor

282.    Mob lynching: Is it becoming a new normal?

283.    RTI amendments

284.    India in SCO: Benefits and challenges

285.    Minimum Support Price

286.    Reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees

287.    No detention under RTE

288.    Interlinking of rivers

289.    Compensatory Afforestation

290.    Non Performing Assets

291.     Amendments to the prevention of Corruption Act

292.    Issues related to the appointment of Lokpal

293.    Does RBI need more power to monitor Banks?

294.    Office of the Speaker: Powers and Issues

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