Topic 1 : At least 241 invasive plants mapped in 7 South Asian countries

Why in news: Scientists from India and six other countries have come up with an inventory of 241 plants, which were introduced in south Asian countries and have over the years become Invasive Alien Species (IAS).

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Why in news: Ladakh introduced new technology to cultivate vegetables in harsh conditions.

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Topic 3 : Special inquiry committees of Parliament

Why in news: The ethics committee of the Lok Sabha is believed to have recommended the expulsion of a Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha for her unethical conduct and breach of privileges.

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Privileges committees:

Is an expulsion constitutional?

Reconciliation of privileges of the House and democratic representation:

Why in news: Google Gemini, a new multimodal general AI model is now available to users across the world.

What is Google Gemini?

Why does Gemini come in three sizes?

Why in news: There were news reports about how Vitamin B12 deficiency was emerging as a silent epidemic in India, among both men and women.

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What causes Vitamin B12 deficiency?

How to tackle Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Topic 6 : Garba dance

Why in news: Gujarat’s traditional dance form ‘Garba’ was included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Why in news: The ever-increasing demand for agricultural products is leading to significant social and environmental consequences worldwide.

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Food-based impact accounting

Consumption-based accounting

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