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 HOUSING FOR ALL 
1.Affordable Housing In Urban Areas3
2.Regulating the Real Estate Sector4
3.Green Technologies in Affordable
Housing
5
4.Housing the Poor In Smart Cities6
5.
Building Durable and Quality Houses
In Rural Areas
7
   IN THE NEWS NATIONAL 
1.
UNHCR Cards to Rohingya
Children
9
2.Attacks by Cow Vigilantes10
3.SAHAYAK System11
4.
Centre sets up Panel to suggest
on New Jobs
12
5.
No separate labour rights for
Transgenders
13
6.
Refugees go to SC against Article
35A
14
7.Centre will respect J&K’s special
status, says Rajnath
16
8.
Cabinet to soon take up $5 bn
convention centre project
18
 INDIA AND THE WORLD 
1.India to train Afghan Police20
2.Trade-Distorting Farm Subsidies21
3.
India, Japan to diversify defence
ties
29
 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 
1.
Chinese firm under the scannery
35
2.
North Korea conducts 6th nuclear
test
37
3.
50 Nations ink UN nuclear ban
treaty opposed by big powers
39
 ECONOMY 
1.
GST: Efficiencies have risen in
manufacturing
42
2.SAUBHAGYA Scheme46
 SCIENCE AND TECH 
1.
Navy sinks ‘Graveyard’ INS
Sindhurakshak
48
2.
Scientists Map lunar water with
data from Chandrayaan-1
49
3.
A ‘Boat Lab’ to study
Brahmaputra
50
4.
Novel compounds destroy Biofilmforming
bacteria
51
 ENVIRONMENT 
1.
Ghazipur landfill collapse and
NGT
58
2.
Marine Diversity in Antarctica
under threat
60
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – II 
1.Falling off the Health-care Radar67
2.
Review Section 377 of the Indian
Penal Code
67
3.
Reforms in Muslim personal law
68
4.
All that data that Aadhaar captures
69
5.
Sub-Categorisation of other
Backward Classes
70
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – III 
1.
Unending slowdown: Indian
economy
72
2.Economy outlook still cloudy73
3.
Demonetisation: now a proven
failure?
74
4.Questions about the GST cess75
 
5.
Petrol, diesel should come under
GST, says Pradhan
79