SPR: 100 Most Important Current Affairs Topics (Subject-wise) for UPSC Prelims 2020

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100 Most Important Current Affairs Topics (Subject-wise) for UPSC Prelims 2020

  • The Union Public Service Commission Prelims 2020 exam is just one month away. It is the right time for the candidates to work on the most important Current Affairs topic to ace the UPSC Prelims Exam 2020.
  • Here we have prepared a crisp and useful list of current affairs and static topics. If you cover the listed topics, it is certain that you will get hold of the latest happenings and developments.
  • Current Affairs and the General Studies topics are important for the UPSC exam
  • These are the topics which are evergreen and some IAS topics are very important for this Year. UPSC preparation revolves around these topics because there is a high probability of getting these questions in the papers.

Art And Culture

1. Ancient Places

2. Excavation

3. Harrapan and Indus Valley Civilization: Click Here

  • Dholavira excavation and the related discoveries
  • Development of 5 archaeological locations into “iconic sites”- Sivasagar (Assam), Rakhigarhi (Haryana), Dholavira (Gujarat), Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh), and Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu): Click Here

4. Buddhism ExplainedClick Here

  • Thotlakonda Buddhist Excavation site: Click Here
  • Chaukhandi Stupa

5. Different Theatre Forms of IndiaClick Here

  • Assamese Bhaona

6. Foreign Travelers & Envoys in Indian History: Click Here

7. Harvest Festivals of India: Click Here

8. Thiruvalluvar and his contribution to Sangam Literature: Click Here


9. Nehru Liaquat agreementClick Here

10. All the events occurred in the years 1919 and 1920.

  • SMP Modern History (Lecture30-35): Rowlatt Act, Non-Cooperation Movement,1920 Nagpur Session of Congress
  • PDF and Lecture available here: http://goo.gl/Z8vNkY

11. Jaliawalan Bagh TragedyClick Here


12. The drainage system in India: Click Here

  • Bihar and Assam Floods

13. The naming convention of cyclones: Click Here

14. Cyclone Amphan & Cyclone Nisarga: Click Here Part 1, Click Here Part 2

15. Physical Features along Indo-China Border: Click Here

16. Earthquake: Click Here

17. Geo-Magnetic Field and its significance

18. Formation of Himalaya and structure of Himalayas, Importance of Himalayas: Click Here

19. Increasing Heat Waves: Click Here

20. Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC): Click Here

21. Oil Spill: Click Here

22. BushFires and East African Flood: Click Here Part 1, Click Here Part 2


23. Education and Women 

  • New National Education Policy (New bodies set up under NEP): Click Here
  • Ministry-wise Initiatives 2019: Ministry Of Human Resource & Development: Click Here
  • Global Education Coalition (GEC): Click Here
  • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013: Click Here
  • Global Gender Gap Index: Click Here

24. Health and Society

  • Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT), 1994: Click Here
  • Diseases: Types, Transmission, and Vaccines: Click Here
  • Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY): Click Here
  • Eat Right Movement: Click Here
  • Human Development Report: Click Here
  • Swachh Bharat Mission: Click Here
  • Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY): Click Here
  • Right to Privacy: Click Here
  • Ministry-wise Initiatives 2019: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: Click Here


25. Citizen Amendment ActClick Here Part 1, Click Here Part 2

  • National Register of Citizens (NRC): Click Here

26. Article 370Click Here

27. Supreme Court 

28. National Security Act: Click Here

29. Essential Commodities Act: Click Here

30. Triple Talaq Bill: Click Here

31. Issues concerning Elections in India

32. Interstate water disputes: Click Here

33. Reservation: Click Here

  • Reservation In Legislative Bodies
  • Reservation In Promotions For Sc/st
  • Reservation In Promotion For Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
  • Reservation For Ews

34. Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019: Click Here Part 1, Click Here Part 2

35. Anti-defection: Click Here

36. CBI: Laxmikant Indian Polity

37. Role of Governor: Click Here 

International Relations

38.International Organisations

  • G20, Indian Ocean Commission, BIMSTEC, SAARC explained, World Trade Organisation (WTO): Mandate, Structure, Agreements, Issues, International Solar Alliance: Click Here 

39. Oil Crisis 2019: Click Here 

40. Indo-Nepal https: Click Here 

  • Cross Border Pipeline (India-Nepal): Click Here 

41. India-ChinaClick Here

42. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Click Here 

43. India-US relations: Click Here 


44. Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Click Here 

45. GST: Click Here  

46. Financial Stability Report By RBI: Click Here 

47. National Infrastructure Pipeline: Click Here 

48. Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund: Click Here 

49. Deflation and Recession: Click Here 

50. Banking Structure of India- types of banks (Recent Bank Mergers): Click Here

51. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Norms In India: Click Here 

52. RBI operation Twist: Click Here 

53. Alternative Investment Fund (AIF): Click Here  

54. World Trade Organisation (WTO): Click Here 

55. SEBI: Click Here 

56. UNION BUDGET 2020-21: Click Here 

57. Northern Region Renewable Energy Management Centre (NR-REMC): Click Here 

58. National Investment And Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ): Click Here 

59. Intellectual property: Click Here 


60. Assam Oil Spill Case Study and Impacts of Oil Spills: Click Here 

61. Ministry-wise Initiatives 2019: Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change: Click Here 

62. Maradu Demolition and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules: Click Here

63. Locust Invasion: Click Here

64. Urban Flooding: Click Here

65. Blue Flag Certification: Click Here

66. Gas Leak: Click Here 

67. Stubble Burning: Click Here 

68. India Status Of Forests Report: Click Here  

69. Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Click Here   

70. Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) agreement: Click Here  

71. Global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services: Click Here 

72. Minor Forest Produce: Bamboo: Click Here 

73. Draft Model Contract Farming Act 2018: Click Here 

74. Environment Performance Index: Click Here 

75. Draft EIA: Click Here 

Science And Technology

76. Various Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS): Click Here 

77. ISRO Roadmap For 2020-202: Click Here 

78. GRACE Mission: Click Here 

79. Chandrayaan: Click Here 

80. Gaganyaan: Click Here 

81. Ministry-wise Initiatives 2019: Department Of Space: Click Here 

82. Coronavirus (COVID-190: Click Here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

83. Outbreak-Epidemic-Pandemic: Click Here 

84. Nobel Prize

85. Ministry-wise Initiatives 2019: Ministry Of Science And Technology: Click Here 

86. 5G technology – Beam formation, Mass MIMO: Click Here 

87. Shifting of Earth's Geo-Magnetic field and its impact

88. Artificial Intelligence: Click Here 

89. Blockchain Technology: Click Here 

90. Genome Editing: Click Here 

91. Genetically Modified Crops/Organisms (GMO) In India: Prospects, Challenges, and Solutions: Click Here 

92. Electric Vehicles And National Electric Mobility Mission: Click Here 

93. Data Protection and Privacy: Click Here 

94. Black Hole: Click Here 


95. Rafale/ Aircraft Fleet of the Indian Airforce: Click Here 

96. IT Act: Click Here 

97. India’s Missile Systems: Click Here 

Places in News

98. Click Here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Index in News

99. Click Here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Schemes in News

100. Click Here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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