Topic 1: The Sammakka Sarakka university

Why in news: The Union cabinet approved a tribal university for Telangana – the Sarakka Central Tribal University, which will come up in Mulugu district.

The legend of Sammakka and Sarakka

Political and social resonance

Topic 2: Wagh Nakh

Why in news: Maharashtra’s Cultural Affairs Minister signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to bring back Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legendary wagh nakh to the state.

What is the wagh nakh?

How does the wagh nakh feature in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legend?

How did the wagh nakh reach London?


Why is the wagh nakh coming back?

Topic 3: Automatic insolvency of Go First Airlines

Why in news: As the embattled carrier Go First filed for voluntary insolvency, lessors lessors still have not been able to gain control of their planes from Go First.

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What is the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

Cape Town Convention and India

Topic 4: Nobel Prize for Literature 2023

Why in news: The Nobel Prize for Literature 2023 has been awarded to Norwegian author Jon Olav Fosse, for his “innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable”.

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Topic 5: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Why in news: Thousands of Armenians have streamed out of Nagorno-Karabakh after the Azerbaijani military reclaimed full control of the breakaway region last month.

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The conflict over the decades

India’s position

Significance of the region for India

Topic 6: Bekal Fort

Why in news: First public sector caravan park in Kerala to bring in more tourists to Bekal Fort

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About Bekal Fort:

Topic 7: Freedom House report

Why in news: According to a new report by Freedom House, a Washington-based non-profit organisation, global Internet freedom has declined for the 13th consecutive year.

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Topic 8: Dakar Declaration

Why in news: Ministers from the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDC) issued a joint Dakar Declaration on Climate Change 2023 outlining their expectation and priorities for 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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