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 EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE 
1.
Effective grievance redressal heart of
good governance
3
2.
Public grievance redressal : governance
challenge
4
3.
Private service providers : redressal
mechanism
7
4.
Grievance redressal mechanisms for
women
8
5
Role of behaviour change
communication in achieving a swachh
bharat
9
   IN THE NEWS NATIONAL 
1.Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq bill12
2.
Cabinet approves implementation of ‘Prime
Minister research fellows’
15
3.World Government Summit 201817
4.
8th edition of the theatre olympics
inaugurated
19
5.
Rapid reporting system for the scheme for
adolescent girls launched
21
6.How can convict be officebearer of party?24
   
 INDIA AND THE WORLD 
1.
Modi cabinet approves protocol to amend
India-China tax treaty
25
2.
India, Iran sign 9 agreements during Hassan
Rouhani’s visit
27
3.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of first
Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi
29
4.
India contributes $1 mn to UN Development
Partnership Fund
31
 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 
1.
China says new J-20 stealth fighter put into
combat service
33
2.Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia34
3.Trump pushes ‘America First’34
4.
Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee
programme
35
5.
Venezuela and Libya lose UN vote for third
time in three years
35
 ECONOMY 
1.
GST mop up in december rises to Rs.86,703
crore
37
2.
India’s spending on science below economic
capacity
43
3.
Cabinet approves hike in MSP for copra for
2018 season
46
4.
Govt extends transmission charge waiver to
solar, wind power till march 2022
48
 SCIENCE AND TECH 
1.
NASA keen on India-made technology for
spacecraft
50
2.
India successfully test-fires nuclear capable
Prithvi-II
54
3.New antibiotic family discovered in dirt58
4.Design call for ‘Solar Sentinel’ Mission59
 ENVIRONMENT 
1.
Maharashtra govt approves new wildlife
sanctuary at Ghodazari
61
2.Ash track mobile app63
3.India’s total forest cover increases by 1%64
4.
Massive reserves of mercury found in arctic
permafrost
66
5.Orangutans dying in large numbers: study67
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – II 
1.A vote for state funding68
2.A path to executive power68
3.The high dropout rate of girls in india69
4.
India-ASEAN ties to focus on freedom of
navigation
70
5.
Building Maritime Capacity In South-East
Asia
71
 MAINS SPECIAL - PAPER – III 
1.
List of schemes and initiatives in union
budget 2018-19
73
2.CRISPR gene editing and how it works75
3.
New faster graphene radiation detector
developed
76
4.
IGIB researchers partially reverse a rare
disorder
76
5.
Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind’s
evolutionary journey
77