List of important CURRENT AFFAIRS topics and ABSTRACT ideas.

Group Discussion and WAT (Written Ability Test) are very important part of the whole selection process for entering into a B- School. The first question that arises as we start to think about Group Discussion and WAT stage is – What could be the probable topics ? It is a common notion that only current affairs based topics are given for GD/ WAT. This is not the case. There are various kinds of GDs/WAT- like abstract topic based, opinion seeking, case based, facts/ knowledge based etc.

We at PT Raipur Miracles have curated a list of the absolutely crucial topics (along with Quick Reference reading links) for your GD & WAT preparation.

Group Discussion/ WAT – Current Affairs Based:

  1. Reservation for the economically weak general category
  2. Sabarimala conflict
  3. E-drishti software launch by Rail ministry
  4. Reasons and implications of West Bengal quitting Ayushman Bharat Scheme
  5. Great wall of women in Kerala
  6. Can triple talaq bill empower the muslim women?
  7. MSMEs are the backbone of Indian Economy
  8. Recapitalisation of Public sector banks
  9. Controversy around Citizenship Amendment Bill
  10. Can India become Electric Vehicles only nation?
  11. China’s own GPS
  12. Resignation by Urjit Patel
  13. Is India ready for cashless economy?
  14. Rafale deal conflict
  15. India Bangladesh relations
  16. India Vietnam Comprehensive strategic partnership
  17. Is farm loan waiver a viable solution?
  18. E-way bill
  19. Venezuela U.S. tensions
  20. Altruistic vs commercial surrogacy
  21. One China policy
  22. India should move to a Presidential form of Government.
  23. Data and digitization are no solutions to agrarian distress
  24. Long term capital gains tax – Who are the winners and who are the losers?
  25. Is India becoming a refugee hub?
  26. Videocon and ICICI bank controversy
  27. Gender sensitivity is gender equality concern?
  28. Planning commission or NITI Aayog- has anything changed at ground level?
  29. Aadhar: Infringement of privacy or not?
  30. Cryptocurrency/ Bitcoin
  31. Is Indian demographic dividend being underutilized?
  32. Government should not bail out nationalized banks which are bankrupt.
  33. Should India finance its infrastructure through internal finances or external borrowings?
  34. Is UDAAN scheme just beneficial on paper or will it have effects on the ground level?
  35. Should India focus on Smart Cities when 30 crores of its citizens are still without electricity?
  36. Farmer’s income can be doubled by the year 2022. What are the challenges faced by the farmers and how can these be tackled?
  37. E-commerce will ruin the retail stores.
  38. Can India be a developed country and a Super power?
  39. Effect of demonetization on common citizen vis-a-vis black money holders.
  40. In a resource starved country like India, spending on space missions is a wastage of resources.
  41. Do programs like Namami Gange help cleaning rivers in reality?
  42. Ease of Doing Business: A Reality or Dream in India
  43. Indians are not conscious about quality.
  44. Is India’s Foreign policy pro-US?
  45. Primetime media discussions are propagating intolerance.
  46. Me too campaign
  47. India needs a uniform civil code
  48. Make in India

Group Discussion/ WAT – Abstract Topics:

  1. How would you spend an unexpected holiday?
  2. What would you do if you woke up one morning to find that you didn’t remember who you were?
  3. Do you believe in God?
  4. Is politics a farce?
  5. Is there an afterlife?
  6. If you could go back in time and change something in your life, what would that be?
  7. Is marriage a dying institution?
  8. Are move-in relationships a boon for guys and a bane for girls?
  9. Which is your favorite book and why?
  10. Should the government be involved in making laws to regulate moral behavior? If so, to what extent?
  11. Freebies make the citizens irresponsible!
  12. Social media is killing book reading habit!
  13. Virtual Currencies.
  14. How India is about to manage water crisis?
  15. Is boredom harmful or beneficial to the individual
  16. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to the individual?
  17. housewives should be paid for their work
  18. Is global warming an issue?
  19. Is there good reason for the American war on terror?
  20. What is the impact of technology on people’s ability to create?
  21. What is considered as superfluous usage of the Internet, and can it be counted as a form of addiction?
  22. Will the creation of artificial intelligence which can regulate itself lead to human extinction?
  23. Is television an effective tool in building the minds of children?
  24. Should jobs be subcontracted into developing countries?
  25. Is the grading system used in high school effective?
  26. Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities?
  27. The Never Ending Euthanasia Debate
  28. Illegal Immigration Pros and Cons
  29. Is buying a lottery ticket a good idea?
  30. Is competition really good?
  31. Is religion the cause of war?
  32. Is fashion really important?
  33. Will paper money be substituted by electronic money?
  34. Is there a need to curb the mushrooming of private coaching institutes?
  35. Should Pakistani artists be banned from working in India?
  36. Social security in India
  37. Zero
  38. Dot
  39. Should national anthems be played in cinema halls?
  40. Are movies of the 21st century much crueler than movies filmed in the 20th century?
  41. To what extent should movies that depict historical events be accurate?
  42. Might is always right.
  43. Necessity versus ethics.
  44. Is success a journey or Destination ?
  45. You versus who you want to be.
  46. Doing the right thing the wrong way ?
  47. The thin line between right and wrong.
  48. Famous or Important ?
  49. Work – life balance.
  50. Black or Grey
  51. Should people read more books or articles to develop their mental horizons?
  52. Is watching television series a waste of time?
  53. Do women in the 21st century still face a lot of barriers to rise to senior management positions?
  54. Commitment is more important than other skills in a company
  55. Should MBA colleges stop placements all together and Encourage Entrepreneurship
  56. Should people become vegetarian?
  57. There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
  58. Haste makes waste.
  59. Borderless world – a myth/reality?
  60. Food is more important than Ethics
  61. Good things come from good thinking
  62. Every cloud has a silver lining
  63. Size does matter
  64. Utopia
  65. Insanity is essential
  66. Happy versus successful
  67. Stay hungry, Stay Foolish
  68. Wheel
  69. Blue
  70. Deep Blue
  71. A dot in the “i”
  72. Feminism

Group Discussion/ WAT – Miscellaneous:

  1. Management- An art or science?
  2. Are nuclear families a blessing in disguise
  3. Impact of social media on teenagers
  4. Is India over employed or overqualified?
  5. MBA in India is highly over-rated.
  6. ‘With increasing unemployment, India should ban all its efforts on self-driving cars.
  7. Population of India is an asset
  8. Should advertising targeting children be banned?

Past 10 years’ Group Discussion/ Essay/ Extempore Topics:

  1. FDI in retail and its impact.
  2. Elections in Gujarat, a story of the future India?
  3. Corruption in India.
  4. RBI and inflation control.
  5. Depreciation of Rupee and its impact on Indian Economy.
  6. Facebookin:  A time pass activity.
  7. Gold is the best investment today.
  8. Issues India is facing today.
  9. Stock Market moving up is sign of reviving Indian Economy.
  10. Euro Zone Crisis and Its’ Impact on India.
  11. Rising Value of Dollar.
  12. Is India really the next Gen Superpower?
  13. Need of Censorship on Social Media.
  14. Reforms in India – Is the Sun Setting?
  15. Politics and Policy Formation for good governance- today’s reality.
  16. 25% seats in private schools should be reserved for poor.
  17. Nuclear power is a safe source of energy.
  18. E-Learning is good for the education system and society.
  19. Should we change present system of education?
  20. Social networking on Internet is a boon.
  21. Hard work or Smart work – Which is important?
  22. Wisdom does not come with age.
  23. Divorce and remarriage should be encouraged.
  24. Reservation for women would help the society.
  25. Hindi movies are harming our society.
  26. Live-in relationships should be encouraged.
  27. Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope.
  28. Should subsidies be stopped?
  29. Multinational corporations: Are they devils in disguise?
  30. Business and Ethics do not go together.
  31. TV Commercials should be banned.
  32. Abortion and Euthanasia – Is it morally right for society?
  33. How Indian Economy Can be revived ?
  34. Ethics in Insurance Sale?
  35. India’s growth story is bridging gap between rich and poor.
  36. Education is a progressive way of discovering your ignorance
  37. Living in Today’s world.
  38. Women are better managers.
  39. Law is the creation of the strong to rule the weak .
  40. Indian culture doesn’t breed leaders
  41. 15 . Commonwealth Games brought India more Shame than Glory.
  42. Live in relationships is a good option to check compatibility before marriage.
  43. Did Obama’s visit to India benefit us.
  44. The I & B ministry should make it compulsory for all sports channels to air all Hockey matches as it’s our national game.
  45. The Internet will soon make Television a redundant option for Advertisers.
  46. All outdoor Advertising should be banned as it affects the natural beauty of any city.
  47. Entry to Mumbai should be restricted.
  48. Marriage as an institution is outdated and should be abolished.
  49. Pink flag on the Blue house (Abstract)
  50. Iran nuclear controversy
  51. India-China relations
  52. India-US nuclear deal
  53. Small states: Are they better than large states?
  54. Reservations in higher education
  55. Future of BPOs/KPOs in India
  56. The future of low cost airlines
  57. The IPO market
  58. Sensex trends
  59. India’s foreign exchange reserves
  60. The need for a second green revolution
  61. Tainted ministers at the centre and the states
  62. FDI in the retail sector
  63. PSU disinvestment
  64. Independent directors for companies
  65. The parliament vs. the supreme court
  66. India and the Kashmir issue
  67. The RTI Act
  68. Marketing to the BoP
  69. Exit options for the US from Iraq
  70. World crude oil prices
  71. Global gold prices
  72. India and UN Security Council membership
  73. Micro finance
  74. Economic co-operation between India and China
  75. The ethics of sting journalism
  76. Indian MNCs
  77. Reservations in the private sector
  78. The parallel economy in India
  79. Poverty, inequality and globalization
  80. The WTO and India
  81. India in 2050
  82. Abolition of capital punishment
  83. Ethics in advertising
  84. Creativity and problem solving
  85. Farmers suicides
  86. Special Economic Zones
  87. Reservations for women in politics
  88. The telecom revolution in India
  89. “Barriers break when people talk”. The only solution for Indo–Pak.
  90. High Cost of Low Prices in Indian Retail Sector.
  91. Reservation is Political correctness.
  92. State has got the legal monopoly to commit crime.
  93. Competition begins at home.
  94. Science declines but technology advances in India.
  95. Might is always right.
  96. Developing countries need trade and not aid.
  97. Those who don’t learn the lessons from the Industry are condemned to repeat them.
  98. Impact of WTO in Indian Economy.
  99. Ships are safer at harbour but are not meant for it.
  100. Power flows from the barrel of gun.
  101. Expression of public opinion is no proof of existence of public opinion in India.
  102. Economic reforms without equal distribution of wealth will lead to chaos.
  103. Truth is stranger than fiction.
  104. “The empires of the future are empires of the mind.”
  105. “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape”
  106. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
  107. To be or not to be that is the problem
  108. Sustainable economic growth is a mirage
  109. Growth comes at a price
  110. There are no free lunches in the economy
  111. In business rear view is better than the front view mirror.
  112. When in doubt look towards east!
  113. Terrorism : ‘A Frankenstein’s monster’
  114. Business is the only business of business
  115. The ‘K’ factor and the Indian Society
  116. Roti, Kapda, Makaan aur Mobile
  117. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder
  118. Is Gandhi relevant today?
  119. Ferocious Capitalism!
  120. Life is a crises-so what?
  121. Passion is Power.
  122. Leader is a dealer of hope.
  123. Black cat in a black room (Abstract).
  124.  Truth is stranger than Fiction.
  125. The Message is the Medium.
  126. There are no Free Lunches in the Economy.
  127. Pink Raincoat (Abstract)
  128.  Globalization is the panacea for all evils of India.
  129. Corporate Governance and CSR is must for all corporate houses.
  130.  Boom in Indian Retail Sector is a sign of Ferocious Capitalism.
  131.  WTO: A Necessary Evil
  132. Holy cows make the Best Burgers.
  133. Movie 3 Idiots: A Case study in Indian Society
  134.  4th Pillar of Democracy is falling.
  135.  Should rapist be given capital punishment.
  136.  Growing suicides in India.