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ClearIAS Backgrounder – Connecting Background of Current Affairs
To understand any current affairs topic in news, it is extremely important to first understand its background.
Once the background is clearly understood, you can easily connect it with the present-day issues/affairs.
What if a book helps you connect the background with the current issues?
It will help you save a lot of time, besides giving you great conceptual clarity. Also, such a compilation would be highly useful for last-minute revision.
This book “ClearIAS Backgrounder: Current Affairs” perfectly does this job.
Table of Contents (100 Most Important Topics for UPSC CSE)
- Abrogation of Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir
- Full statehood to Delhi: Should it be granted or not?
- Ayodhya dispute
- Price Deficiency Payment mechanism
- Aadhaar and Privacy issues
- Election Funding
- Free Speech: Rights & Limits
- Frequent promulgation of Ordinance
- Interstate water disputes
- Judicial activism and judicial Overreach
- Judicial appointment: Collegiums Vs NJAC
- Media freedom and Responsible reporting
- Muslim Personal law: Polygamy/ Triple talaq
- NGOs and Development/ Crackdown on NGOs
- Dalit assertion and Politics of reservation
- Restriction on the entry of women in places of worship
- Supreme Court judgement on Caste, Religion in Polls
- Parliamentary disruptions
- Uniform civil code
- Agrarian crisis: Issues in farmer economy
- Issues related to Social Media
- Criminalisation of politics
- Marital rape
- ‘Living wills’/ Euthanasia
- Net neutrality
- The merger of PSU banks
- Privatization of Air India
- Capital Punishment/death sentence
- Politics and Economics of farm loan waiver
- The entry of foreign universities in India
- National Medical Commission Act 2019
- Barring MPs from practising law
- Lateral entry: Professionalizing Governance or Committed Bureaucracy?
- Section 377: Constitutionality Vs Morality
- Institutions of Eminence: Can the tag help to create world-class universities?
- Higher Education Commission of India
- Bad bank: Is it a good idea?
- Data protection: Privacy Vs Innovation
- Ayushman Bharat: Can it make India healthier?
- SC/ST Act judgment: Protecting the innocent or diluting the Protection?
- Khap Panchayats and honour killing
- National Policy on Biofuels
- Should the SC proceedings be live-streamed?
- Doubling the Farmer’s income
- What prevents women from working in India?
- Special category status
- National Register of Citizens
- Death penalty for raping minor
- Mob lynching: Is it becoming a new normal?
- RTI: Is it on the brink of extinction?
- India in SCO: Benefits and challenges
- Minimum Support Price
- Reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees
- No detention under RTE
- Inter-linking of rivers
- Compensatory Afforestation
- Non Performing Assets
- Amendments to the prevention of corruption act
- Issues related to the appointment of Lokpal
- Office of the Speaker: Powers and Issues
- Use and Misuse of sedition law
- Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)
- Rights of the Transgender Persons
- Swachh Bharat Mission and Manual Scavenging
- NITI Aayog: Old wine in a new bottle?
- Adultery: Section 497 of IPC
- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and India
- The National Digital Communications Policy 2018
- Sexual harassment at the workplace
- India’s effort towards fighting Climate Change: Issues and Challenges
- Issues and challenges before the World Trade Organization (WTO)
- Forest Rights Act (FRA)
- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
- Online pharmacies: Why the opposition?
- INS Arihant: India’s nuclear deterrence
- Data interception order: digital surveillance?
- Surrogacy: Issues and challenges
- Implementing NOTA in the right spirit
- Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture: Pepsico case
- New rules for e-commerce
- Reservation for Economically weaker sections
- Election commission of India: A crisis of credibility?
- Women’s Reservation Bill
- Unemployment Crisis in India
- Official Secrets Act, 1923
- The water crisis in India
- Should India shift to proportional representation from the FPTP system?
- What SAARC can learn from ASEAN?
- Draft National Education Policy, 2019
- India’s push for Electric Vehicles
- Mission Shakti: Anti-satellite missile
- Code on Wages Bill, 2019
- Plastic pollution
- National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
- Ban on cow slaughter/ Beef ban
- Economic growth Vs Environmental conservation
- Nationalism vs Regionalism
- Should India spend more on science or Social welfare?
- Laws to ban certain social practices
- Is AI a danger to humanity?
Unique features of the ebook “ClearIAS Backgrounder – Current Affairs”
- Most Important Events of National and International Importance is presented in a simple and easy-to-learn language.
- You will get an idea of the background/history of important issues.
- Arguments in favour and arguments against are presented. This will be highly useful for UPSC CSE Mains and Interview to take a stand.
- Reference links to related discussions – text and video – from important websites like Rajya Sabha TV, PIB, PRS India, AIR etc are provided.
- Issue-based study (with views and counter-views).
- Helpful for Essay Paper as well.
- The details presented in this ebook will be highly useful to answer various questions from the current affairs section of UPSC Civil Service Exam – Prelims, Mains and Interview.
Review of ClearIAS Backgrounder (Current Affairs)
Book Title: ClearIAS Backgrounder (Current Affairs)
Book Description: ClearIAS Backgrounder (Current Affairs) is a new product in PDF format which covers the background of 100 most important topics for UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE).
Book Author: ClearIAS
Book Format: EBook
Number Of Pages: 540
ClearIAS Backgrounder (Current Affairs) covers the background of 100 most important topics for UPSC Civil Services Exam. This ebook (PDF) is equally useful for Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
Anjali Maurya says
Sir why are you not publish this book in hindi mediam ..??
sk shahbaz hussain says
IS ClearIAS Backgrounder – Current Affairs-edition 1 important for CSE 2020. When its second edition will be available?
with how many editions of Backgrounder – Current Affairs we required to go through for CSE 2020
Malavika Kalyansundaram says
Hello Alex sir, will an edition for 2021 be released soon?