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 Consumer Awareness 
1.
Consumer protection in India: Genesis
and recent developments
3
2.
Customer satisfaction: Mantra of
banking management
 
4
3.GST: Impact on the Consumers6
4.Quality assurance for the Consumer10
   IN THE NEWS NATIONAL 
1.Locked out, without a GI Tag13
2.
Drug regulator to make ‘Stability
Testing’
14
3.
To make instant Triple Talaq a crime
Govt to build 10 million houses for
rural poor by December 2018
15
4.
India will need 2.07 million more doctors
by 2030
17
5.Finalising policy against drug abuse18
6.
Minority tag for Hindus: NCM forms
committee
19
7.
266 Million adults can’t read, 12 Million
children out of school
20
8.
Govt bans condom ads from 6 A.M.
To 10 P.M.
22
 INDIA AND THE WORLD 
1.
IAgri-Futures like China
29
2.Next door Nepal: virtues of soft power31
3.Singapore offers India Logistical base32
4.
India supports creation of a Palestinian
state
33
 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 
1.
Hasina inaugurates nuclear power
plant construction
41
2.
Australian state allows voluntary euthanasia
in 2019
42
3.
UAE, Saudi Arabia forming new
group, separate from GCC
44
 ECONOMY 
1.Bharat 22 ETF47
2.Payment Bank49
3.
CBDT Signs two Indian advance pricing
agreements
50
 SCIENCE AND TECH 
1.
Measles vaccination decreases acute
respiratory infection
58
2.
Most distant black hole discovered
India 
59
3.India free from Trachoma59
4
New form of matter ‘Excitonium’
discovered
64
 ENVIRONMENT 
1.
Thousands of species at risk of
extinction due to human activity
67
2.
New ‘Gas Standards’ in the works to
fight pollution
70
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – II 
1.Smart-balancing China75
2.The Brahmaputra conundrum76
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – III 
1.Eight amazing Science stories of 201778
2.
Internet must be open: TRAI backs net
neutrality
79
 
3.
What is net neutrality and why does it
matter?
80