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MICRO, SMALL AND
MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
 
1.
Accessing finance: challenge to
the MSMEs
3
2.
Challenges and opportunities for
MSMEs
5
3.Empowering India’s MSME sector7
4.
Quality certification: Trigger force
for competitiveness
8
5.Role of MSMEs in new India10
   IN THE NEWS NATIONAL 
1.Tougher consumer protection law13
2.
Centre gets SC to freeze hearing
on Article 35A
14
3.Prevention of Torture bill, 201715
4.
Supreme Court relief for road
accident victims
16
5.
Norms for distance education
courses
17
6.
Supreme Court issues notice
to Tamil Nadu government on
PETA
18
7.She-box’ in private sector too18
8.Geographical Indication tag22
 INDIA AND THE WORLD 
1.
India Ships Wheat to Afghanistan
via Chabahar
23
2.
India sends fuel shipment to Sri
Lanka
25
3.Tokyo for quadrilateral talks26
 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 
1.World class army by 205032
2.UU.S. elevates ties with China to
resolve global crises
33
3.
Where clashes of geopolitics,
politics and economic interests
intersect
35
 ECONOMY 
1.
Bharatmala will put more freight on
roads
40
2.Country by country reporting43
 SCIENCE AND TECH 
1.
Scientists link new virus to
Kala-Azar
50
2.
Scientists grow replacement skin for
boy
54
3.The AI battlefield55
4.
China dominates top Supercomputers
list
56
 ENVIRONMENT 
1.
Arctic sea ice waning faster than
predicted
64
2.
Concentration of co2 in atmosphere
hits record high
65
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – II 
1.
SC questions Centre on judicial
posts
70
2.Inter- State council reconstituted71
3.
Article 239 AA: Delhi-Centre governance
row
72
4.
Maximum age of joining National
Pension System
74
5.
AMER (Asia Ministerial Energy
Roundtable)
76
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – III 
1.Reasons for NPA79
2.Discordant notes - Demonetisation79