Topic 1 : INFUSE mission and Cygnus Loop

Why in news: A NASA rocket will study a stellar event about 2,600 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

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Topic 2 : Chinese research vessel Shiyan 6

Why in news: Chinese vessel begins research off the coast of Sri Lanka amid India’s concerns

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About Shiyan 6

Research vessels of India:

Topic 3 : Notifying a tiger reserve in Goa

Why in news: Recently, the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court directed the Goa government to notify a tiger reserve in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) and other contiguous areas of the state within three months.

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Status of proposals for a tiger reserve in Goa

NTCA’s recommendations

Goa government’s contentions:

Why in news: Since his win in the Maldivian presidential election in September 2023, President-elect Mohamed Muizzu has emphasised his desire to send Indian troops out of the country, while pledging to safeguard the Maldives’s independence and sovereignty.

Indian military presence in Maldives:

Why is Mr. Muizzu opposed to them?

Current economic condition of Maldives:

India’s interests

Why in news: As Maratha quota protests intensify in Maharashtra, the state government has formed a panel of three former High Court judges to advise it on the legal battle over the issue in the Supreme Court.


Bombay High Court ruling in 2019

GM Gaikwad Commission:

Why did the Supreme Court strike down Maratha reservation?

Latest step by the Maharashtra government

Existing reservation in Maharashtra

Topic 6 : One nation, one registration platform

Why in news: The National Medical Commission (NMC) is all set to launch its “one nation, one registration platform”.

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Why in news: India, along with other South Asian and South East Asian countries, will choose between candidates from Bangladesh and Nepal for the post of Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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About the Regional Committee:

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