Topic 1: Operation Bluestar

Context: 39 years of Operation Bluestar.

Operation Bluestar:

Topic 2: Kerala Fibre Optical Network

Context: The Kerala government officially launched the Kerala Fibre Optical Network (KFON), one of its flagship projects.

Key details:

What is KFON?

What is fiber internet?  

How does fiber-optic internet work?

Topic 3: MV Empress

Context: India’s first international cruise vessel sets sail to Sri Lanka from Chennai

Key details:

Topic 4: NHAI’s first Sustainability Report

Context: National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) First ‘Sustainability Report’ captures initiatives taken for Environment Sustainability

Key findings:

About NHAI:The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India.It was set up in 1995.It is responsible for management of the network of National Highways in India.It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Topic 5: Trouble in Kosovo

Context: In the aftermath of one of the worst escalation of tensions between Kosovo and Serbia in at least a decade, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sent 700 more of its peacekeeping troops to Kosovo.

The conflict:

Topic 6: 150 Years of Arrival of Indians in Suriname

Context: The President of India and the President of Suriname attended the cultural celebration in Paramaribo to mark the 150th anniversary of Indian immigration to Suriname.

Historical background:

Important Outcomes of the Event

India-Suriname relations:

Topic 7: Gandhi’s Satyagraha in Durban

Context: Indian Navy to commemorate 130 years of Gandhi’s Satyagraha in Durban

Key details:

Gandhiji and the Satyagraha

Other activities of Gandhi in South Africa:

INS Trishul

India – South Africa Relations

Topic 8: Varunastra

Context: Indigenous heavyweight torpedo successfully tested

Key details:

What is  a torpedo?

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