Current Affairs Issues Listing For UPSC Civil Service Exam 2015

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Current Affairs Issues Listing – 1 (Culture )
• Project Mausam by Ministry of Culture 
• HRIDAY Scheme 
• National Cultural Fund 
• Adarsh Smarak Yojana 
• Buddhist Circuit 
• Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Scheme 
• Rakhigari: The biggest Harappan Site 
• International Yoga Day 
• Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 
• Miscellaneous News Related to Culture 

Current Affairs Issues Listing – 2 (Economy)
• Minimum Support Price / Ramesh Chand Committee 
• Compensation to Farmers/ Unseasonal Rains/ Crop Insurances 
• Mint Rural Distress Index 
• DD Kisan 
• Shanta Kumar Committee of FCI Restructuring 
• Soil Health Card (SHC) 
• Essential Commodities Act-1955 
• The National Commission on Farmers headed by M.S. Swaminathan 
• Price Stabilization Fund 
• Dr B. Meenakumari Committee on Deep Sea Fishing 
• Panel on Urban Cooperative Bank 
• PJ Nayak Committee on Bank Governance 
• Nachiket Mor Committee on Financial Inclusion 
• SARFAESI Act to Cover NBFC 
• MUDRA Bank to Fund the ‘Missing Middle’ 
• Parliament Passes Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill 2014 
• Capital Infusion in PSU Banks, Based on Efficiency 
• Instant Money Order and Electronic Money Order 
• New GDP Base Year 
• Chit Funds 
• The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 
• The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 
• Justice AP Shah Committee on Direct Taxes/MAT 
• 14th Finance Commission 
• The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015 
• Inflation Targeting: Union Government and RBI Sign Agreement to keep
Inflation Below 6% 
• Urjit Patel Committee on Strengthening Monetary Policy Framework 
• The Delhi Stock Exchange (DSE) De-recognized 
• Crowdfunding 
• National Judicial Reference System 
• Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) 
• Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) 
• Re-Commerce 
• Maya Ram Committee Recommendations 
• Capital Account Convertibility 
• The Tax Administration Reforms Commission 
• Ashok Lahiri High Level Committee 
• Highlights of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015- 2020 
• Ease of Doing Business 
• SEBI’s New Norms for Financial Centres/ GIFT City 
• E-Biz (G2B) 
• India now 3rd Biggest Steel Producer 
• Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015 
• Corporate Governance 
• Companies Act and the Women Director 
• Union Government Launches FAME India Scheme to Boost Electric, Hybrid Vehicle
Sales 
• Make in India 
• Special Economic Zones 
• Disinvestment 
• Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises Act Purposed Amendments 
• Ashok Chawla Committee and Coal Auction 
• The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 
• Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 
• Committees for Railway 
• Telecom Spectrum Auctioning 
• Smart Cities 
• Pancheshwar Multi Purpose Project 
• Green India Mission Merged with MNREGA 
• Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) 
• Integrated National Waterways Transport Grid (INWTG) 
• Bharat Mala 
• KG D-6 
• NHDP- Phase V 
• TPP/ TTIP/ RCEP 
• Charleston EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015 
• International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 
• New Development Bank and Contingency Reserve Arrangement 
• Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 
• Oil Prices Fall/Reasons 
• Poultry Product Import Leg Piece 
• RBI Signs $400 Million Currency Swap Pact with Sri Lanka 
• Energy Subsidy Report by IMF 
• Grexit 
• Labor Reform Overview 
• The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 
• The Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 
• Apprentice ProtsahanYojna 
• Bill to Streamline Labour Laws 
• Industrial Disputes Act 
• Amendment to Contract Labour Act, 1970 
• Shramev Jayate Karyakaram 
• Minimum Wages Act 1948 
• Second National Labour Commission 
• Shram Suvidha Portal 
• Transparent Labour Inspection Scheme in Central Sphere for Random Selection
of Units for Inspection 
• Portability through Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident
Fund 
• Digital Jeevan Pramaan/ Life Certificate 
• Subsidies in India: Overview 
• Housing for All 
• Rangarajan Committee Recommendation on Poverty in India 
• JAM Trinity 
• Skill India 
• Priority Sector Lending Norms Changed 
• Gold Schemes: Gold Monetisation, Sovereign Gold Bonds And Gold Coins 
• Niti Aayog 
• PM Jan Dhan Yojana 
• Rupay

Current Affairs Issues Listing – 3 (Polity &
Governance )
• Merger of PIO and OCI card 
• NRI allowed to vote via e-postal ballots 
• Election Commission sets up Committee to allow Migrants to vote 
• Introduction of NOTA in Elections 
• Provision of Compulsory Voting 
• Uniform Civil Code 
• Controversy Over Article 370 
• Freedom of Press vs. Censorship 
• Acid Attacks and Safeguarding Mechanism 
• RTI and Political Parties Issue 
• Real Estate (Regulation And Development) Bill, 2013 
• The National Waterways Bill, 2015 
• Road Transport and Safety Bill 
• Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 
• Amendments Proposed in Prevention of Corruption Act 
• The Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and
Commercial 
Bill, 2015 
• Land Acquisition Bill, 2015 
• Supreme Court strikes down section 66A of Information Technology Act 
• Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2011 
• Whistleblowers Bill 
• Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana 
• Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 
• Digital Gender Atlas For Girls’ Education In India Launched 
• ‘USTAAD’ Scheme for Traditional Artisans 
• BetiBachao, BetiPadhao 
• National Skill Mission 
• Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana 
• Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna 
• Atal Pension Yojana 
• Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana 
• (SETU) Self-Employment and Talent Utilization 
• Pradhan Mantri Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram 
• Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana 
• Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana 
• Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 
• Socio-Economic Caste Census 
• Gender Inequality Index 
• February 21 Celebrated as Matribhasha Divas 
• Revised Norms for Disaster relief 
• Nirbhaya Fund 
• Devolution Index for Panchayati Raj 
• Tripura Withdraws AFSPA,1958 from the State 
• Seventh Pay Commission 
• Attorney General is a Public Authority and Comes under RTI 
• Scrapping of GOMs and EGOMs 
• Importance of Leader of Opposition 
• Reservation for women in Legislature 
• Kiran Aggarwal Committee 
• Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, 2014 
• National Judicial Appointments Commission Act 
• The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 
• Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 
• Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 
• Bezbaruah Committee 
• XAXA Committee 
• Child Labour Issue in India 
• Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) Platform 
• Report on Electoral Reforms by Law Commission of India 
• National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme Launched 
• Ordinance and Issues Related to it 
• Illegal immigration: A threat for Internal Security 
• National Register of Citizens 
• Censor Board and Film Certification Type in India 
• Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and Smart Cities
Mission
• ‘Housing for all by 2022’ Mission
• Immunisation programme in India 
• Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate ‘Visually Impaired’ people 
• Interstate water dispute 
• Standing Committee Report on Strengthening of Subordinate Courts 

Current Affairs Issues Listing – 4 (Environment )

• IPCC 5th Assessment Report 
• Lima Climate Change Conference (COP-20) 
• Climate Risk Index 
• India’s Stand on Montreal Protocol 
• First UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 
• India’s Stand on Climate Change Issues 
• Government Reconstitutes The Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change 
• Major Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy in India 
• U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change 
• Miscellaneous News Related to Ecology & Environment 
• Forest Survey of India report, 2013 
• IUCN ‘Red List’ 
• IUCN Red List of Birds 
• Methodology of Tiger Census 
• New Tiger Reserves in India 
• Eco Sensitive Zones 
• Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority 
• National Board for Wildlife (IBWL) 
• Lion Census Report, 2015 
• Steps Taken by Government to Balance Forest Conservation and Development 
• What is Polluters Pay Model? 
• Namami Ganga Project 
• Yamuna Revitalization Plan 2017 
• National Air Quality Index (NAQI) 
• Task Force on “Waste to Energy” 
• T S R Subramanian Panel Report 
• Biodigestor Toilets by DRDO for Swatch Bharatabhiyan 
• Green Building Rating System 
• Green Cities or Eco-cities Concept 
• Global E-Waste Monitor 2014: UN Report 
• National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme 
• National Green Tribunal and Recent Judgments 
• Green Climate Fund to be Operational in India 
• What is Family Farming? 
• GM Crops and Environment 
• Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Rating Project 
• Miscellaneous Concepts Related to Climate Change 
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