Topic 1: The Diamond League

Context: Neeraj Chopra clinched the top spot in the javelin event of the Doha Diamond League.

What is the Diamond League?

Topic 2: Galapagos conservation

Context: Credit Suisse has announced buying Ecuadorian bonds worth $1.6 billion (€1.45 billion) in a debt-for-nature swap that cost the Swiss bank just $644 million and in return, Ecuador’s government had pledged to spend about $18 million annually for two decades on conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

About the islands:

What is the deal?

The need:

Topic 3: Respiratory syncytial virus

Context: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine, Arexvy for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to lower respiratory tract disease in people older than 60 years.

Key details:

About RSV

Topic 4: Donanemab and lecanemab

Context: Two drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease showed promising results.

Key details:

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia, or “memory loss” is a degenerative disease.While many equate dementia to Alzheimer’s disease, both are not the same.Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behaviour.As a neurological condition, dementia brings about cognitive and behavioural changes in a person.While Alzheimer’s is believed to be a common form of it, many other forms also exist but go undiagnosed.

Topic 5: India’s first national water-body census

Context: The findings of the first-ever water body census, conducted by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, was published recently.

Need for a water body census

How was the census conducted?

Key observations:



Topic 6: Bluesky

Context: Bluesky has come to the fore as a potential claimant to Twitter’s throne.

What is Bluesky?

Bluesky vs Mastodon

Topic 7: Title 42

Context: The United States is getting ready to lift COVID-19 restrictions that have blocked migrants caught at the U.S.-Mexico border from seeking asylum since 2020, a major policy shift with humanitarian and political implications.

What is Title 42?

Topic 8: START programme

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced space science and technology awareness training (START).

Key details:

Topic 9: Arab League

Context: In unanimous decision, Arab League readmits Syria after 11-year absence

What is Arab League?

Topic 10: The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology

Context: The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) is working on technical and scientific terminology in 10 Indian languages that are under-represented in the learning landscape.

Key details:

The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology

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