Topic 1 : Durand Cup

Context: The Chief of the Army Staff flagged off the “Trophy Tour” of the 132nd edition of Durand Cup, India’s oldest football tournament

About Durand Cup:

Context: The indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) will complete seven years of service in the Indian Air Force.

About Tejas:

Topic 3 : National Maritime Heritage Complex

Context: Government to Develop National Maritime Heritage Complex in Lothal, Gujarat for an estimated cost of ₹4,500 Cr.

About the National Maritime Heritage Complex:

About Lothal:

Four pillars of the project

Topic 4 : Dark matter

Context: The new Euclid space telescope, launched recently, will play a key role in the study of dark matter.

About Dark Matter

What dark matter is not?

Then what it is made up of?

About Dark Energy

Topic 5 : Shakambari festival

Context: Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada will be decorated with vegetables and fruits ahead of the three-day Shakambari festival that is celebrated every year.

About the festival:

About the Temple:

Topic 6 : Dark Patterns

Context: Centre to issue norms against „dark patterns‟ in online advertisements

About Dark Patterns:

Techniques of Dark Patterns:

Context: The excessive extraction of groundwater for drinking and irrigation has shifted the Earth‟s axis of rotation, according to a new study.

Key findings of the study:

The polar motion

Groundwater status in India

Major challenges

Way forward

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