Topic 1: Nobel Prize for Peace 2023

Why in news: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi the 2023 Nobel Prize for Peace for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.

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About the prize:

Topic 2: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Why in news: Russia might revoke its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

About CTBT:

How did CTBT come into being?

Did the CTBT stop nuclear testing?

Topic 3: Impact of climate change on amphibians

Why in news: Two out of five amphibians are facing extinction threat due to climate change: study

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Topic 4: National Turmeric Board

Why in  news: Government of India notifies establishment of National Turmeric Board.

Key details:

Production of Turmeric in India:

Topic 5: Money bill

Why in news: Chief Justice of India said that a seven judge bench will soon be set up to hear a batch of pleas challenging the Centre’s use of the money bill route to pass certain key legislations.

What are bills?

What are money bills?

Key provisions of money bills:

Exclusions from money bills

The Aadhaar Act controversy

The larger bench

Other challenges

Topic 6: Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 decriminalized

Why in news: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has notified amendments in the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994.

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Topic 7: Invasive plant species threaten 66% of India’s natural systems

Why in news: More than half of India’s natural systems are threatened by invasive plant species, a new study highlighted.

Key findings:

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