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Current Affairs Round-UP 365 for Prelims/Mains 2018
Jatin Verma


In this course, Jatin will elaborate on the details of all the important Current Affairs topics from June 2017 to May 2018 pertaining to Prelims and Mains preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018. The course will be taught in Hinglish (80% English and 20% Hindi).

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 42 sessions of 1 hour 30 mins duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Jatin Verma where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

This course will include 42 live sessions covering all the highly important Current Affairs topics like GST, Ease of Doing Business, S.C. judgments-Triple Talaq; Section 375 A, Adultery Sec. 498A, Coal scam, PNB Scam, Goa Mining issue, River water disputes etc. taking an inter-linking approach. All the important issues will also be covered which impacted India in the year 2017 – International, Domestic, Social, Legislative, Judicial and Climatic. The focus will be on understanding the issue rather than just amassing of information. All important Prelims oriented factual details as well as analytical issues related to the most important News stories and Economic Survey & Budget 2017-18 will also be covered. Tips on Mains Answer writing will be given: How to interpret words like Critically Analyse, Examine, Elucidate depending on the wording of the statement in the question and on how to understand, analyze & inter-link Current affairs related issues across G.S. Mains Paper-1,2,3,4 and Essay.  
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 42 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 21st March to 20th May 2018
  • Class Timings: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Polity/Indian Democracy at Work: Functioning of Parliament & Issues
Wednesday, 21st March, 11:30 am
Constitutional/Regulatory & other Bodies: Issues - FC, CAG, GST Council etc.
Friday, 23rd March, 11:30 am
Regulatory Bodies: RBI, Sebi, CPCB, ICAI, TRAI, Public Debt Management Authority etc.
Saturday, 24th March, 11:30 am
Elections & Election Commission of India: 365 Degree analysis
Sunday, 25th March, 11:30 am
Executive/ Government Related Current Affairs
Tuesday, 27th March, 11:30 am
Centre-State Relations: Water Disputes, Special Category Status etc.
Wednesday, 28th March, 11:30 am
Important Bills/Legislation passed in 2017
Thursday, 29th March, 11:30 am
State Governments: Important Schemes, Acts, Controversies
Friday, 30th March, 11:30 am
Judiciary: Landmark Judgements
Saturday, 31st March, 11:30 am
Judiciary: Judicial Reforms, Judicial Backlog, MoP, Recent Controversies
Monday, 2nd April, 11:30 am
Transparency/Probity: RTI, Lokpal, Whistleblowers Act, Public Service delivery Acts
Tuesday, 3rd April, 11:30 am
Economy: Budget – Salient Features of Budget 2018-19, FRBM Act.
Wednesday, 4th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Budget- Reforms- Plan & Non-Plan Expenditure, Rail Budget, Gender Budgeting
Friday, 6th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Economic Survey, NITI Aayog Vision Document
Saturday, 7th April, 11:30 am
Economy: RBI & Monetary Policy: Inflation Targeting, MCLR
Sunday, 8th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Banks & NPAs: Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code
Monday, 9th April, 11:30 am
Economy: SARFAESI Act & Debt Recovery Tribunal
Wednesday, 11th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Make in India, Exports & Imports scenario, FTAs & CEPAs
Thursday, 12th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Infrastructure: Diamond Quadrilateral, Ports, Railways, UDAN
Saturday, 14th April, 11:30 am
Economy: State of Agriculture, Agriculture & Budget
Sunday, 15th April, 11:30 am
Economy: Schemes & Policies
Wednesday, 18th April, 11:30 am
Social Issues: PCPNDT Act, POCSO Act, Juvenile Justice Act, Child Labour etc.
Friday, 20th April, 11:30 am
Social Issues: Gender & Child Issues: Laws, Schemes & Policies, Social dilemmas
Saturday, 21st April, 11:30 am
Social Issues: Vulnerable Sections- Disabled/Elderly: Senior Citizens’ Act
Sunday, 22nd April, 11:30 am
Social Issues: LGBT Rights, S.C. Judgments, Minority Rights
Friday, 27th April, 11:30 am
Health Issues: NPPA, WHO, Food Regulations, Diseases, Health Indices, Laws & Schemes
Saturday, 28th April, 11:30 am
Health Issues: Medical Education, NEET, MCI, Code of Conduct etc.
Sunday, 29th April, 11:30 am
Health Issues: Government Schemes & Programs
Tuesday, 1st May, 11:30 am
Education: HEFA, RTE Act, Integration of Madrassas, SEQI, IIM Bill
Wednesday, 2nd May, 11:30 am
Education: National Policy on Education, Committees/ Commissions
Thursday, 3rd May, 11:30 am
Environment/Ecology: Climate Change, UNFCCC & International Cooperation
Saturday, 5th May, 11:30 am
Environment: Pollution, CPCB, SPCB and remedial Steps (renewable energy etc.)
Monday, 7th May, 11:30 am
Environment: Govt Schemes, Policies & Missions: Ganga Rejuvenation, NGT
Tuesday, 8th May, 11:30 am
Environment: GM Crops & Agriculture, Neem Coated Urea etc.
Friday, 11th May, 11:30 am
Environment: Flora & Fauna, Endangered Species, Protected Areas, IUCN Red List.
Saturday, 12th May, 11:30 am
Science & Tech: Recent Developments-Space & Defense Technology: ResourceSat, ISRO, DRDO
Sunday, 13th May, 11:30 am
Science & Tech: Recent Developments: Biotechnology- Human Genome Project
Monday, 14th May, 11:30 am
Science & Tech: Awards: Nobel, Inspire Awards
Tuesday, 15th May, 11:30 am
International Relations: Recent issues: India & its neighbors
Wednesday, 16th May, 11:30 am
International Relations: India & International Organizations
Thursday, 17th May, 11:30 am
International Relations: India- Us, India-Japan, India-E.U., India-China etc.
Saturday, 19th May, 11:30 am
International Relations: Regional Groupings: ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, EAS etc.
Sunday, 20th May, 11:30 am
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About the educator
Jatin Verma

Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses since November 2017. Academics- Polity, Economics n Pub Admn.

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