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List of topics for 16 July 2017
News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1)Spanish delight1PMisc.Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon title 2017

-Muguruza second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon title

(Wimbledon – a district in Southwest London.)

2) Protocol, politics ahead of presidential polls1PIndian Polity-Oath of office to the President is administered by the Chief Justice of India.

-In absence of CJI it is administered by seniormost judge of the Supreme Court available.

– Mentioned in Art. 60

3) Advertisement(On skill India)5P


Govt. SchemesWhy in news?

Second anniversary of Skill India Mission.

-Under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

-MSDE had launched the ‘Skill India’ Campaign on the occasion of the first ever World Youth Skills Day on 15th July 2015.

– World bank projects SANKALP and STRIVE to strengthen National Institute and State Skill Development Missions , to promote market relevant training and modernize ITIs.

Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to promote entrepreneurship amongst the youth.

4) One month on, no end in sight to Darjeeling shutdown9MG.S paper 2Issue of demand of separate state of Gorkhaland.
5) Why?

did Modi stay away from Palestine.

12MIRChanging nature of India’s approach to relationship with Israel and Palestine. Comment.(de-hyphenating relations with Israel and Palestine.)
6) At the mercy of nature12MEnvironmentWhat steps can government take to mitigate loss of life and animal deaths(at Kaziranga N.P) caused by flooding of river Brahmaputra every year ?
7) Hindu on Sunday2P CulturePulikali dance:

-a recreational folk art from state of Kerala.

-Pulikali, also known as Kaduvaakali, is a 200 year old art, carefully preserved by the artists of the state.

–performed on occasion of Onam(a harvest festival)

-performers painted and dressed like tigers and hunters.

– Literal meaning of Pulikkali is the ‘play of the tigers’ hence the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting.

8) Lender’s of the last resort(Hindu on Sunday )9PEconomyWhat are NBFCs?

What is meant by peer-to-peer lending?

In P2P lending a third party individual lends to a borrower through an intermediate platform.

9) Back to the future(Hindu on Sunday )12PS&TWhat is Hyperloop?

-It is a high speed transportation system.

-Incorporating reduced pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

-Originally designed by Elon Musk( SpaceX)

10)( Hindu Magazine) Can hope float Loktak’s phumdis3PEnvironmentFacts about: Loktak lake?- a Ramsar site Floating phumdis?Sangaai deer? Keibul lamjao N.P?