Important Current Affairs Topics for IAS Prelims 2019

The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) will be conducting the Civil Services Preliminary Exam commonly called the IAS Prelims Exam on 2 June 2019. The UPSC had issued the official notification of the Civil Services Examination 2019 in the month of February.

The exam will be conducted in the month of June, so now there are 3 months left for the IAS Preliminary preparation.

So the candidates need to work on the most important topic for the IAS Preliminary Exam. There are certain topics which found their place each year in the IAS Preliminary Exam.  The candidates need to focus their preparation on these important topics so that they can cement their position in the IAS Preliminary Exam.

In order to clear the IAS Exam, one has to do smart preparation within a limited time-frame. The smart preparation is the one that is based on the analysis of given UPSC syllabus and previous year question papers. In the last few years, it has been found that most of the questions either in the IAS Prelims or IAS Mains Exam used to be closely related to the events that occurred in the recent past.

For the benefit of IAS aspirants, we have prepared a short but a useful list of current affairs topics. If an IAS aspirant covers the topics listed in this article, more than 60% of the IAS Prelims Exam 2019 preparation can be effectively done. Besides, the list will be useful during the preparation of the IAS Main Exam 2019.


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National Events/Plan & Policy

  • New India @75
  • SDG India Index Baseline Report
  • Health System for New India
  • Move Summit Reports
  • Three Year Action Agenda
  • Young India-Vibrant India initiative for IAS Exam
  • Most Important Government Schemes II
  • Most Important Government Schemes I
  • Provisions of National Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  • National Mineral Exploration Policy
  • National Health Policy
  • Modi Government’s Schemes and Policy
  • NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energy Policy
  • National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy
  • New Aviation Policy
  • National Disaster Management Plan
  • Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy

Bills and Acts

  • Triple Talaaq Bill
  • The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018
  • Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2017
  • Geospatial Information Regulation Bill
  • Land Acquisition Act and Reforms
  • GST Bill
  • Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017
  • National Water Framework Bill
  • Real Estate Bill
  • Enemy Property Amendment Bill 2016
  • Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
  • Anti-Hijacking Bill
  • Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
  • Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
  • Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
  • Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
  • Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016
  • SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Rules, 2016
  • Representation of the People Act, 1950
  • Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015
  • Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
  • Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Government Schemes & Projects

  • Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission
  • Indradhanush Scheme for Banks
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyaan
  • Smart Cities Mission
  • Agriculture Marketing in India
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme
  • Rurban Mission
  • Project Sunrise
  • Ganga Gram Yojana

Business & Economy 

  • Autonomy of RBI
  • The future of crypto-financing in India
  • Universal Basic Income
  • India’s Infrastructure needs and the Smart Cities Mission
  • Asia Africa Growth Corridor
  • EPF Tax Issues
  • Demonetisation
  • Cashless Economy
  • Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018
  • India Post Payments Bank
  • Reforms in FDI Policy
  • National Capital Goods Policy 2016
  • Inflation and its dynamics
  • CRR, SLR, Repo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate, Bank Rate
  • 4th Industrial Revolution
  • New Silk Route
  • 14th Finance Commission Recommendations
  • Stand Up India Scheme
  • Agriculture Schemes
  • NBFC Guidelines
  • Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties with other countries
  • Economic Survey 2017-18: Analysis and Questions

International Events

  • European Refugee Crisis
  • Missile Technology Control Regime and India
  • Brexit Issue
  • India and NSG Membership dynamics
  • Nuclear Security Summit
  • Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage
  • Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016
  • International Solar Alliance

Science and Tech

  • Potassium Bromate
  • Zika Virus
  • 3D Printing Technology
  • Solar Cells
  • GPS
  • Blood
  • Mineral important for Human Growth

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