Topic 1: DIKSHA e-education platform

Why in news: The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is set to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into its existing Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform.

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Topic 2: Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)

Why in news: India has issued a fresh Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for a designated range recently.

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Topic 3: Extreme weather events lead to increase in child marriages: Study

Why in news: Extreme weather causes an increase in the occurrence of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) by intensifying elements of structural oppression, such as gender inequality and poverty, according to a recent study published in the journal International Social Work.

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Topic 4: Campbell Bay National Park

Why in news: A lot of areas in the Nicobar islands are not accessible to outsiders, but entry is allowed for Campbell Bay National Park.

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Topic 5: G20 Workstreams

Why in news: The G20 works in three major tracks – The Sherpa Track and Finance Track are the official tracks and the Engagement groups come under the unofficial track.

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Structure of G20:

Topic 6: Gujarat Declaration

Why in news: World Health Organization (WHO) has released the outcome document of first WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit 2023 in form of “Gujarat Declaration”.

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Topic 7: State-level finances

Why in news: The economists a public sector bank recently analysed the state of state finances based on the latest Budget data collected by PRS Legislative Research, a not-for-profit research organisation.

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How these four indicators help:

Status of different states:

Best and worst-placed states


Reasons for Odisha’s success:

Topic 8: UPI QR Code-Central Bank Digital Currency interoperability

Why in news: Banks are enabling the interoperability of Unified Payments Interface’s (UPI) Quick Response (QR) code with their central bank digital currency (CBDC) or e₹ application.

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What is interoperability?

About UPI QR code-CBDC interoperability

Benefit to customers and merchants

What is a QR code?A Quick Response (QR) code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device such as a camera.It contains information about the item to which it is attached.QR code is an alternate contactless channel of payments.It allows merchants or businesses to accept payments from their customers directly into their bank accounts.

How will interoperability help in increasing CBDC adoption?

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