Topic 1: All India Radio

Context: The Centre ordered that public broadcaster, previously known as All India Radio (AIR), be exclusively referred to as Akashvani in all broadcasts and programmes. Previously, the two names were used interchangeably.


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Topic 2: What are shoot at sight orders

Context: With the situation worsening in violence-hit Manipur, the state government authorised all District Magistrates to issue “shoot at sight orders” in “extreme cases”.

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What have the courts said?

Topic 3: Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation

Context: Aircraft lessors (in the Go First Airlines case) sought deregistration and repossession of 20 aircraft leased to the Wadia Group airline by filing applications with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) using their Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation (IDERA).

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IDERA & India

What is the procedure that DGCA follows when a lessor files to enforce an IDERA?

Topic 3: Project Dantak

Context: The Prime Minister has praised the initiative by Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak to commemorate 64th Raising Day. 

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Topic 4: Manipur’s ethnic faultlines

Context: The ongoing violence between the Kuki-Zomi tribals and the largely Hindu Meiteis in Manipur is the first time in three decades that the state has witnessed direct clashes between two ethnic groups.

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Topic 5: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre report

Context: India recorded the second highest number of attacks on defenders protesting harmful business practices in 2022, according to a new report. 

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Topic 6: Haunted Heritage Walk

Context: Delhi’s first ‘Haunted Heritage Walk’ to kick off from Malcha Mahal.

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Topic 7: Automation initiatives of Army

Context: The Indian Army is working on a number of key tech-driven projects.

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