Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Prepared by vision IAS Academy
How to handle agitations? 
• Telengana MP’s fast to drop charges against students
• Gujjar Stir
• Shiv sena protest against removal of Dadoji Konddeo’s statue: 50
buses destroyed
• Loss of public property
• Disturbance to normal life
Corruption and Scams  • 2G Scam
• Commonwealth Games scam
• Adarsh Housing
• Allegation on CVC P. J. Thomas
• Allegation on B. S Yedurappa
• Illegal Mining in Karnataka
• S-Band spectrum issue
• Black Money
• Radia tapes controversy
• Demand for JPC
• Karnataka Lokayukta issue
Internal Security
 • Kashmir Issue
• Naga issue
• Separatist movement in North Eastern states
• Naxalism
• New initiatives for internal security and Coastal Security
Centre State relations 
• Karnataka: Role of governor, anti defection and centre state
Inter state water dispute 
• Krishna tribunal award
• Babli project
Babri verdict 
• What to prevail: Faith or Reason
• Appreciation and Criticism
Civil liability for nuclear damage bill 2010
• The Act
Voting Behavior
 • Landslide win of Nithish Kumar
• Return of UPA in power
• Should it be repealed.
Caste census 
• Why and why not?
• Merging caste  enumeration and head count: pros and cons
Declining Parliamentary behavior
• Disruptions in parliament

Politics of Regionalism
 • Telangana issue
• Srikrishna panel report
Freedom of expression 
• Book ban and freedom of expression
• Freedom of expression and contempt of court
Women Reservation in India
Aadhar: Unique Identification Scheme 
Census 2011
Electoral Reforms
Police reform
 • Narco test & supreme court;
Criticism of planning commission
Judicial reform
 • Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 
• Centres for Advanced Legal Studies and Research Bill, 2010
• The Prime Minister has recently called for a major overhaul of the
legal education system in the country to bring it in tune with the needs of the current socio-economic scenario.
• Impeachment  proceedings against justice Dinakarna and Sukumar Sen
• Uncle Judge syndrome
  Educational reform 
• Higher education and Research bill
• Educational tribunals bill
• Foreign universities bill
• Privatisation of higher education ©VISION IAS                                                   
• FDI in Higher Education
Health Sector reform 
• Medical ethics and clinical trial;
• Bachelor of Rural Health Care course
• Medical Courses in IIT
Industrial disasters
 • Bhopal Gas Tragedy
• Chitra oil spill
• How to reduce accident in IAF;
• Railway Safety
Civil Services Reform
 • ARC
• Civil Services Survey
Death penalty 
• Philosophical Debate
• Mercy plea
Honor killing
 • about 1000 killed every year
Gender equality
 • Gender equality and armed forces
Death of RTI activists;  
Provisions and programs for
persons with disabilities;
Surrogacy in India 
• law and morality superstitions
• IAP-LWE(Integrated action plan for left wing extremism affected areas)
Food security 
• Food security: Universal or Targeted
• New proposed bill
• Difference between NAC and PM/PC
• Demand for PDS Reform
PDS reform
 • Behind the success story of universal PDS in TN
• Inflation & public investment in agriculture ,universal PDS, Future trading
• Maharashtra using GPS to track kerosene tankers of PDS
• PDS and biometric, GPS, SMS
• PDS reforms conferenceInflation
 • New WPI
• New CPI
Paid news 
• SEBI's direction to PCI(PCI's guidelines) regarding private treaties between media houses and listed or to be listed non media
companies ;
• Corruption in media
• Radia tapes controversy
Environment and Development 
• Jaitpur power plant& peoples protest
• Plan to give tribal a share of mining profits
• potential future value of land must be considered for compensation
• Media hype and reality of new India 
• Implementation of FRA
• Illegal mining
• Commission to probe illegal mining of coal, iron and manganese;
• New Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2010
• action plan to curb illegal mining;
• Climate change and Developing countries.
• POSCO issue
• National Green Tribunal
• GM crops
Decontrol of petrol prices 
• Revenue neutral regime for petroleum tax; Population 
• Population in the era of globalization: asset or liability
Need for Super Regulator 
• Regulatory bodies : what , why, balance b/w autonomy and accountability
• issue of overlapping jurisdiction of regulators
• benefits and hurdles
FDI in retail 
• Discussion paper
Financial inclusion
  • launch of ‘Swabhimaan', a special campaign for financial inclusion to bring banking to the masses
• New Banking licenses 
• Bank denying Muslim scholarship accounts;
• One rupee bank account;
• Mobile Banking
• Financial inclusion and India post International Issues
Wikileaks :pros and cons
Currency war
Migration, Globalisation etc
Pro democracy protests in Mediterranean and Arab countries.
• Egypt, Libya, Yemen etc.
Environment issues
 • Global warming/Cancun Summit
• Biodiversity/ Nagoya summit
Middle East peace process  Bilateral
India's Global Leadership
• P5 heads visited India in 2010
• India's Cancun efforts appreciated
• Global reports predict bright Vibrant Economy 
• India in the Security Council
2010 - Scripting a landmark year in Indian diplomacy
Recent Bilateral Updates.
• USA, Russia, France, China, UK, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc.

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