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Indian Culture Topics
  • Kondane cave art depicts myth and daily life Stone age culture evidences in Kerala
  • Buddhist inscription found in Gadag district Ancient temples in Mandya district unearthed
  • UNESCO ‘Award of Excellence’ 2015 for the remarkable conservation efforts of the majestic Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple in Kerala.
  • HRIDAY PRASAD
  • Jallikattu
  • Bodhgaya to be developed as spiritual capital International yoga day
  • National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed on 31 October 2015 to commemorate the Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birth anniversary.
  • Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia-Pacific region to be setup in Dehradun IS damages ancient Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra
  • Haryana government to constitute board to preserve Saraswati Heritage Area Santhara
  • Chettinad Cotton Saree gets Indian Handloom tag Sahapedia

Festivals in news:Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

  • Millennium’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra in Puri
  • Sinhastha Kumbh Mela
  • Hundred Drums Wangala Festival at Asanang in West Garo Hills
  • ‘Festival of Flowers’ (Bathukamma) in Telangana
  • Odisha celebrated the agrarian festival of Nuakhai
  • Tendong Lho Rum Faat Festival of ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim celebrated
  • Losar festival beings in Ladakh region of J&K
  • Traditional Chapchar Kut festival celebrated across Mizoram
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba festival celebrated in Manipur with religious fervor
  • Celebration of weeklong Ladakh Festival begins at Leh
  • Medaram Sammakka Sarakka
  • Myoko festival
  • Chinakkathoor Pooram

Awards in news:Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

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  • Noted artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgiond Honneur
  • Kerala Tourism gets PATA Award
  • Ramachandra Guha chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015
  • Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project wins 2015 PATA Award
Environment Topics UPSC Prelims 2016

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

  • Green Climate fund
  • International symposium on Antarctic Earth sciences
  • USA unveils clean power plan
  • Climate change – effect on Antarctic ice – sheet
  • CoP 21 draft : ‘Paris Agreement
  • International solar alliance (ISA)
  • EI – Nino and warm winter
  • Climate engineering solutions (geo-engineering or climate intervention)
  • India INDC
  • World Bank launches ambitious Climate Change Action Plan
  • CO2 levels hit record high – WMO
  • Earth Hour
  • Blue Carbon
  • Indian model to aid future IPCC reports
  • About Like – Minded Developing Countries (LMDC)
  • Climate special science express
  • Carbon tax
  • Green bond market
  • Meaning of green finance
  • IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) – Red list
  • ESZ around okhla bird sanctuary notified
  • Thane creek declared as flamingo sanctuary by Maharashtra government
  • Kikiki Huna (A genus of fairyfly, know from Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Trinidad world smallest insect)
  • Sikkim declared as Organic state: about organic farming
  • Depletion of Kudremukh National Park
  • Kasturiranjan report on western Ghats
  • National mission for a green India
  • Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill 2015
  • Agasthyamala biosphere reserve among 20 UNESCO world biosphere reserve
  • Vulnerability of tea industry with reference to the climate change
  • NGT asks centre & states to protect wetlands
  • Loss of polar bear habitat
  • Artificial breeding of Great Indian Bustard
  • First ever leopard census in India
  • Yellow – throated bulbul under Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species
  • Doyand lake – Nagaland attract amur falcorn
  • Biodiversity database for Urban-India
  • South Indian states to constitute Inter-State Coordination Council to resolve forest-related issue –Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016
  • Diclofenac and Vulture extinction
  • India’s forest & tree cover increased by 5, 081 Sq km: ISFR 2015
  • Wildlife Rescue Centre
  • MoEFCC declares Wild pig as vermin for year in Uttarakhand
  • Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation
  • South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network
  • Global Tiger population increased for the first time in 100 years by 22%: WWF & GT
  • World’s first White Tiger Safari opens in Madhya Pradesh
  • India’s first Dolphin Community Reserve will be established in West Bengal
  • NWAF (National Wildlife Action Plan) Draft unvieled
  • Coconut Tree removed from Goa Preservation of Trees Act
  • Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training
  • school Nursery Yojana
  • Increasing no. of migrating birds in coringa sanctuary
  • Constitution on biodiversity finance initiative begins
  • Bharat stage VI norms by 2020
  • Policy on promotion of city compost
  • IMD SAMAR –Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016
  • Air pollution in Indian cities
  • Flex fuel policy of Government to curb pollution worry automakers
  • New E-waste management Rules 2016
  • New plastic waste management Rules 2016
  • Solid waste management rules
  • Red alert on pollution declared in Beijing
  • National Air Quality Indices
  • Four Colour Classification Scheme for industries based on Pollution Index
  • Union Government notifies stricter standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants
  • Paper waste turned into non-toxic green Aerogel
  • Impact of use of firewood for cooking in rural areas
  • About Particulate Matter
  • Environmental impacts of fly-ash
  • Polluters pay model
  • E-vehicles to curb pollution
  • The Public Liability Insurance (PLI) Act, 1991
  • National off-shore wind energy policy
  • NGT and its different orders for conservation of Environment
  • India and Sendai agreement for disaster reduction
  • Environmental crime in India
  • Indian long term ecological observatories (I-LTEO)
  • National renewable energy bill 2015
  • Project Green Ports launched” by Ministry of Shipping
  • TSR Subramanian report
  • Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
  • India to join International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES)
  • Initiatives under Namami Gange programme
  • Antarctica influencing weather in tropics
  • Deep sea planktons as effective carbon sinks
  • Ballast water bringing invasive species to Indian coasts: Scientists
  • Indian ocean warming and its consequences
  • Revised standards for CETPs to minimize water pollution
  • IPBES Report On Pollinator
 Important Topics related To Agriculture

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

  • Fertiliser subsidy
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Krishi kalyan cess
  •  e-NAM
  • Model Act for farm land lease by NITI Ayog
  • National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme.
  • MGNREGA
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
  • Concept of Modern Terminal Markets
  • New Urea Policy announced
  • Initiatives for development of fertilizers

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

Important Topics related To Bills

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

  • Maharashtra factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • real estate (regulation and development bill),2016
  • Bureau of Indian standards bill, 2015 4. Negotiable instruments (Amendment) ordinance, 2015
  • Arbitration and conciliation bill, 2015
  • Consumer Protection Bill, 2015
  • The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Indian Trusts (Amendment), Bill 2015
  • Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015
  • The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015
  • The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015
Military Exercises
  • INDIA-SRI LANKA JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE “MITRA SHAKTI- 2015”
  • INDO-CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE HAND-IN-HAND 2015
  • INDIA-INDONESIA MARITIME EXERCISE
  • Indo- China hand in hand 2015
  • Indo, US, Japan Malabar exercise
  • Indo- Russia Indra 2015
  • ‘Sahayog-Kaijin 2016’- Indo- Japan joint coast guard exercise
  • Indio- France military exercise Shakti 2016
  • India-Mongolia joint military training Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’
  • Naval Exercise IBSAMAR 2016 between India, South Africa, Brazil
  • India Thailand Cobra Gold 2016
  • YudhAbhyas: India-US Joint Military Training Exercise
  • Mitrashakti 2015 – joint military exercise between india and srilanka
  • ‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’
  • IBSAMAR-2016
  • Ausindex15
  • Slinex 15
  • Kuverin 2015- joint military exercise of india& Maldives
  • Joint military exercises conducted by India- suryakiran(indo-nepal)
  • ‘SundarbanMaithri’ in sunderbans
  • Indo-Seychelles Joint Training ‘Ex Lamitye’
  • Multinational Field Training Exercise (FTX) – Exercise FORCE 18, involving ASEAN Plus countries
  • South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise” (SAADMEx) – 2015
  • IAF’s annual exercise, Exercise Livewire

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

Important Issues Topics
  • NEPAL ADOPTS FIRST DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION
  • NDB
  • INDIA RE-ELECTED AS MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME COUNCIL
  • AFGHANISATAN JOINS WTO
  • India and Pak become members of SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (SCO)
  • ECI Hosts Executive Board Meeting of Association of World Election Bodies (A-Web)
  • Marshall Islands sue Britain, India and Pakistan over nuclear weapons.
  • India, Pakistan reject call to give up nuclear weapons
  • Indian Ocean has to remain a zone of peace: Ajit Doval
  • Indian N-facilities under IAEA Safety Umbrella
  • Palestine submit documents to join ICC
  • Nepal to join Silk Road Economic Belt through Tibet
  • Collapse of Oil Economies may Affect India
  • Htinkyaw : 1st elected president of Myanmar
  • Salma Dam Project in Afghanistan
  • Border haat opens in Sipahijala district of Tripura
  • Raxaul-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline
  • Agartala-Akhaura railway link Project
  • CPEC project
  • P8I maritime surveillance aircraft deployed by India to Seychelles
  • TAPI pipeline construction begins
  • E-tourist visa to Chinese nationals
  • The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) created

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

International Topics related to Diaspora

Top 500 Current Affairs Topics List Prelims Pdf 2016

  • Sunita Viswanath honoured with Champion of Change
  • Great immigrants award 2015 in US
  • Darshan Jain receives US Presidential Award
  • Swati Dandekar appointed as US Director of ADB
  • Rakesh K. Jain selected for National Medal of Science-2015
  • Australia’s highest civilian award for 3 PIOs
  • Harpal Singh Kumar knighted
  • Non-NATO ally status to Tunisia
  • Pakistan becomes associate member of CERN
  • Moscow declaration by BRICS
  • UNESCO – New world heritage sites BY UNESCO
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for Meiji Period Sites of Japan
  • Sylvie Lucas appointed as Chair of IGN of UNSC Reforms
  • India to join the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems
    India collaborates with Japan on Andamans project
  • India and the U.S. have agreed “in principle” on a logistics support agreement