Topic 1 : Meghalaya’s Lakadong turmeric

Why in news: The Registrar of Geographical Indications (GI), Chennai declared and awarded the coveted Geographical Indication tag for Lakadong Turmeric.

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Why in news: This year, to mark Navy Day, the Indian Navy is setting sail for the west coast for celebrations — to Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg Fort.

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About Sindhudurg Fort

Topic 3 : GIAN initiative

Why in news: Eight years after its inception, past its brief discontinuation during the COVID period, the Education Ministry is gearing up to restart the fourth phase of the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN).

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About GIAN

Why in news: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released its annual report on crime in India for the year 2022 recently.

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About NCRB:

Who publishes the NCRB report?

Collection of information

How are the data for NCRB reports compiled?

Key takeaways from the 2022 NCRB report:

Headline trends in state-wise data in the report:

Limitations of NCRB report

Why in news: Climate finance is a key topic of discussion at COP28 as it has been a bone of contention between low income countries and developed nations. Here is a look at the issue.

What is climate finance?

Why are developing nations demanding climate finance?

How much climate finance is needed?

How much climate finance is being provided?

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Topic 6 : The need to transform agri-food systems

Why in news: A report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has laid bare the staggering hidden costs of our global agri-food systems, surpassing an astonishing $10 trillion.

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Impacts of intensive agriculture:

Which are the crops being favoured?

How can crop diversification help?

How can farmers transition?


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