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​​​​​​Topics of recent national & international importance and socio-economic issues                           for IAS/CSE Interview 2021

Some of the topics of recent national & international importance; and socio-economic issues are:-

* Covid -19
~ Covid-19 virus - Evolution, risks & vaccines
​~ COVID-19 pandemic in India - challenges
~ Policy issues connected with Covid -19
~ Covid mangement and related issues like lockdown, social distancing etc
~ Vaccine Policy & management 
~ Impact of Covid -19 on India's and world's economy 
~ India's initiative to revive economy
   > Atmanirbhar Bharat
​   > Summary of announcements
~ World's Institutions / country responses
~ Social impact of Covid -19
~ Migration Problem
~ Livelihood Issues 
~ Job losses
​~ Covid -19 - technical issues / research
~ Pandemic, WHO​
~ Role World Bank and other international financial organisations


* Pegasus - spyware;  NSO Group

​~ Surveillance Laws in India, Privacy

​~ Data Protection Act. ; Section 66 of IT Act

*  Social  Media
~ Twitter Issue
~ AI Portal 


* Indian Agriculture / Farmers– Contemporary Issues
~ Farm Laws
~ Farmers agitation and impasse with the government; Way forward?
~ Role of social media in agitation
~ Misuse of farmer's protest by anti-nationals


* Mission Karmayogi 

~ Sibhu Lal Committee

~ Civil Services reforms

~ Lateral Entry 

* Economic Survey 2020-21
~ Theme, Highlights, V-shaped recovery

* Union Budget 2021
~ Analysis, Highlights-​policy and other important annoucements
~ Disinvestment targets
~ Budget and Agriculture sector
~ Earlier Mini Budgets?
~ Impact of Covid -19 on India's  economy 
~ India's initiative to revive economy
   > Atmanirbhar Bharat
​   > Summary of announcements

​~ e-RUPI


*  Recent rising fuel prices

> Reasons / Causes

> Related issues - How petrol prices are fixed in India?

                           - should  it be brought in GST

                            - impact on inflation                       

* International Relations

~ QUAD _ First Leaders’ Summit, Quad 1.0 & Quad 2.0, significance of Quad

~ G-7 Summit, Atlantic Charter

~ President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, Visit of John Kerry to India, 

~ Maldives’ UNGA Presidency,
~ India-China Border issues, partial agreements
~ India-Pakistan recent ceasefire
​~ India-Bangladesh Bilateral ties 
​~ Chabahar Port 
~ FATF & Pakistan 
~ UN / UNSC reforms

~ UNSC Presidency in August 21 by India

* State Elections 
~ Issues, Model code of conduct,
~ Election Commission
~ Issue of feasibility of simultaneous elections in India


* Assam - Mizoram border issue

Other issues

​* Gupkar Alliance (PAGD)

*CAA, NRC, Citizenship Act 1955 & subsequent amendments, NPR, Census
*  India's refugee policy
​*  Issue of illegal immigration to India
* Student's Agitations / Role of Police in agitations
* Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 / Article 370 / Article 35 - issues
* Government Policies / Schemes
* Role of Organisations / Institutions - Niti Aayog, RBI, CBI, ED, ​    
* Transparency in Governance
* Corruption & Black Money
* Human Development Index; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)                      
* Women safety
* Education – National education Policy
* Health - National Health Policy 
* The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill


* Security Issues
* National security;
* Surgical strikes;
* Terrorism
    ^ Naxalite Problem – both security & social issues;
    ^ Law & Order


* Miscellaneous Topics
~ Gaganyaan / Chandrayaan
~ Recent Satellite Launches

~ Tokyo Olympic 

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IAS/CSE INTERVIEW 2021: IMPORTANT TOPICS