5 years current affairs for Mains.

Designed by Krishna Sir

Course Duration: 70 hours

Validity: Till Mains 2024

The Course

This course covers Contemporary Issues & Current Affairs for Mains in 300 topics, in most comprehensive lucid manner. This is helpful for the prestigious UPSC IAS and IFS Examinations.

Difference between current affairs and contemporary issues

Current affairs

Contemporary issues

These are the new Topics in news. eg. Bills, Policies, New Executive
decisions, New International agreements etc.
Once, these appear in news, they become Contemporary topics for many years.
These are the evergreen Topics. In news for many years. eg. Flood, Anti Defection Law,
Anti Microbial Resistance, Border Security, Cyber Security, Food Processing etc.
These consume 10-20% part of your notes. These consume 80-90% part of your notes.
Mostly UPSC frame factual type questions in Mains: eg. Data protection Bill,
15th Finance Commission Recommendations etc. Either you know or don’t know type.
* Very important from Mains point of view as well.
* These topics must be covered considering as part of static syllabus. These are not current Affairs.
Mostly UPSC frame tricky questions from such topics.

Topic List

GS 2 Polity

Center State Relation, Federalism, 5th Schedule, 6th Schedule, Panchayat / Municipality, Article 370, Right to Privacy, Issues Related to Article 25-28, Sedition, Minority Education (29-30), Reservation Issues, Judicial Review, Anti-Defection Law, Role of Governor, NRC & NPR, Citizenship, Criminalization of Politics, Electoral Reform (Issues in News), Important Supreme Court Judgments in News, Judicial Reforms, Tribunals, Finance for Local Bodies, State Funding of Elections, Role of Rajya Sabha, Representation of People’s Act 1951, Fast -Track Courts, Inter State Water Dispute & Inter-State Council, Statehood for Delhi, Issues in Parliamentary Functioning (Topics In news only), Alternate Dispute Redressal & issues related to judiciary (in news), Issues Related to Constitution (Topic In News), Quasi-Judicial Bodies

GS 2 Governance

Transparency, RTI & official Secrecy Act, NGOs, SHGs, Aadhar, Criminal Justice System, E-governance, Role of civil Services, Civil service reforms, Simultaneous Elections, FRA, NGT, Arbitration & conciliation, NITI Ayog, Demand for small states, Abolition of concurrent list, Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored schemes, CAG, Lateral Entry, All New bill & policies, Special category status for statesm, Constitutional & non-constitutional bodies (Only in news), Citizen charter, Poverty & hunger

GS 2 International Relations

India-Neighbourhood and other bilateral relations of India (Issues in news), Regional and global grouping (topics in news), SAARC, BIMSTEC, ASEAN etc., Indian  diaspora/NRI, Global institutions, Geopolitics, Indian Ocean region/realm, South China sea, India-USA, India- China, India-EU, India-Russia, India- Africa, India- South east Asia, India-Central Asia, India- east Asia, India- West Asia, Globalization, Indian foreign policy, Look East policy/Act East Policy, South Asia, Balance of power

GS 1 & 2 Social Issues

Issues related to women, Urbanization issues, Globalization, Social empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism, Secularism, Unity in diversity, Social reform movements, Challenges to population explosion, Issue/ Topics in news, Issues related to child, Issues related to vulnerable sections, Issues related to education, Isues related to health and WHO, Issues related to SC/ST, Supreme Court verdicts, Acts and policies in news, Human trafficking

GS 3 Science & Technology

Role of Bio-Technology, Gene therapy or Gene editing, GM crops, Nano technology, Diseases in news & rare diseases (Zoonotic disease & Neglected Tropical Disease), Pharmaceutical industries, Role of space technology, Issues related to IPR, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, 5G, Renewable energy, bio-fuels & e- vehicles, Indian nuclear programme, Food fortification, In general: defence technology, Role of science & technology, Big data, Antimicrobial resistance, Immunization, Fixed-dose combination & API & generic medicines, Digital India (Issues) & digital education, Assisted reproduction, Topics in news, IT & Computers

GS 3 Internal Security

Left wing extremism and naxalism, Terrorism, Organized crime, Border security, Money laundering, Black Money, Cyber security, Role of external state and non-state factors, Challenges to internal security, Role of media and social networking and communication networking sites in internal security, Topics in news, Police reforms, Army reforms, Space warfare, Nuclear doctrine of India, Bio terrorism, Defence procurement, Terror financing, Technology and Extremism, Global Coordination for security, Security issues due to climate change, Insurgency in North East, Deradicalization, Security agencies and forces, National security doctrine

GS 3 Environment

Climate change, Global Warming, Floods, droughts, landslides and other disasters in news, Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Ground water, Marine pollution, Waste management (Municipal and solid waste management, e-waste, Bio medical waste), Land degradation and desertification, Protection and conservation, Deforestation, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster management, Sustainable Development, Topics in news, Waste to energy, Plastic pollution, Monsoon, International initiatives in news, Agriculture and environment

GS 3 Agriculture

Cropping pattern, Crop yield, Productivity, fertilizer, Agriculture inputs, Agriculture finance, Agriculture credit, Agriculture marketing; acts, MSP, subsidies etc., Economics of animal rearing, dairy, fish etc, Food processing industries, Supply chain management, Land reforms, Food security, Buffer stock, Farmer producer organization, Topics in news, Procurement, Agriculture insurance, Agriculture education, Technology mission, Agriculture reforms, Women in agriculture, Agriculture export.

GS 3 Economy

Inclusive growth, Government budgeting; budget as a political instrument, Audit, types of budgets, Tax reforms, Transport infrastructure, Investment, Disinvestment, Employment,  Labour reforms, Fiscal policy (Topics in news), Banking reforms, International trade, Global value chain, Issues related to WTO, FDI, Industrial policy and LPG reforms, 4th industrial revolution, SEZ, MSME sector, New issues of economic surveys, Universal basic income, Schemes and policies in news, Port-land development

GS 1 Geography and History

Industrial Location factors, Resources, Protection and conservation of culture.

GS 4 Ethics

Accountability, Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding, Information Sharing and Transparency in Government,  Right to Information, Utilization of Public Funds, Challenges of Corruption


UPSC Special Courses: Our Approach- Previous year Papers are the Key!

  • As a civil services aspirant, you must know that at least 80-90% of questions are repeated directly or indirectly in UPSC Mains, and at least 60-70% topics are repeated in UPSC Prelims.
  • Many a times, UPSC repeats exactly the same question.
  • Many a times, UPSC rephrases and changes the language, and repeats the same question.
  • Most of the times, UPSC repeats the topics. Examiner explores untouched dimensions, or asks applied questions.
  • Considering these facts, these special courses are designed while considering two parameters: UPSC Syllabus Plus Previous Year Question Papers.
  • Our all classroom lectures, content, and test Series are based on UPSC pattern. 

Our Methodology for content Development

We are a content-based coaching. We spend 6-8 hours for a 20-30 minute lecture to provide you the most comprehensive and Synoptic content for UPSC IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and IFS (Indian Forest Services).

  • The content is made from standard textbooks and reference books, and enriched using internet. This requires years of learning and understanding of the subjects. 
  • The content development team and faculty members are not the UPSC aspirants. For special courses, Krishna sir himself makes the content most of the times.


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