Topic 1: Sagar Samriddhi

Context: Government launched ‘SAGAR SAMRIDDHI’ recently.

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Topic 2: First Loss Default Guarantee

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed default loss guarantee (DLG), a safety-net arrangement among banks, non-banking finance companies, and lending service providers (LSPs, popularly known as fintech players) in the digital lending space.

What is an FLDG arrangement?

What does an LSP do?

Topic 3: The politics and economics of MSP

Context: Recently, the Union government announced the MSPs (minimum support prices) for 17 crops in this year’s Kharif season.

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What are MSPs?

Does the government actually buy all crops at MSPs?

Economic and political aspects of MSP announcements

How does the recent hike compare with the rate of food inflation and the rise in cost of production?

Impact of hikes on inflation and monetary policy

Impact on Government’s finances

Likely impact on rural India

Topic 4: Amarnath Yatra

Context: Union Home Minister reviewed the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra held every year in Jammu and Kashmir.

About Amarnath Yatra:

Topic 5: Tech can change agri landscape

Context: In India, technology is rapidly reshaping agriculture, creating investment opportunities, lifting up rural areas, feeding the world, and transforming India into a farming powerhouse.

Significance of Agricultural sector for India:

Role of Agritechnology:

Way forward:

Topic 6: Akhand Bharat

Context: The newly-built Parliament building has a mural that shows the map of ancient India.

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The Maski edict:

The Sannati sculpture of Ashoka:

Topic 7: RBI plans to bring RuPay on par with global card rivals

Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated steps to gradually bring the homegrown RuPay card on par with global card networks such as Visa and Mastercard.

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