Preparing for GDPI (also called GWPI)? Focus on the following general knowledge areas.
Global political & social issues
- Donald Trump & American politics
- Russian role in U.S. elections – hacking, funding
- China – South China Sea, political & military muscle-flexing;
- Syrian crisis – civil war, Islamic State;
- Israel-Palestine imbroglio;
- Rising authoritarianism in Turkey
- Failed coup
- Purge against followers of Fethullah Gulen
- Stand on Armenian genocide
- Korean peninsula
- North Korea’s nukes, missiles, nature of state;
- South Korea – corruption scandal, impeachment, leadership crisis, business scandal (Samsung)
- Terrorism in Afghanistan & Pakistan;
- War in Yemen
- Refugee crisis in EU and changing attitudes towards refugees.
National political & social issues
Assembly elections in five states
o UP political dramao Changes in TNo Delhi & AAPo Drug crisis in Punjabo Chit scams in Bengal
- J&K o Article 370o Jammu-Valley tussle;
- Naxalism – origin, ideology, reach, methods;
- Cauvery & other river water dispute
- Sport o
BCCI & Lodha Committeeo
Poor governance, infrastructure & performance o
Media - freedom of speech & curbs;
- Gender-related issues, including safety issues, and
- Religion – conversions & reconversions debate.
Also read Economic Issues for GDPI.