Topic 1 : Economics Nobel 2023

Why in news: The Nobel Prize in Economics for 2023 was awarded to Claudia Goldin, a Harvard University professor, for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes.

Key details:

Key findings:

About the Economics Nobel

Topic 2: Aadi Mahotsav

Why in news: Union Tribal Affairs Minister inaugurates National Tribal Festival – ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

About ‘Aadi Mahotsav’:

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED)It is a national-level apex body operating under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.It offers services to tribal communities, enabling them to market their products effectively.It aims to equip tribal people with the necessary knowledgetools, and resources to streamline their operations.It also aims to promote the socioeconomic development of tribal communities by marketing tribal products, including metal crafts, tribal textiles, pottery, tribal paintings, and more.

Topic 3: The state of India’s Scheduled Areas

Why in news: India’s 705 Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities — making up 8.6% of the country’s population — live in 26 States and six Union Territories.

Key details:

What are Scheduled Areas?

Problem areas:

How are Scheduled Areas governed?

How are Scheduled Areas identified?

PESA gave the solution:

Way forward:

Topic 4: Why Gandhi opposed a Jewish nation-state in Palestine

Why in news: Amidst the latest war in the history of Israel and Palestine, we look back at what Gandhi had to say on this, in Gandhi’s own words, “very difficult question”.

Gandhi’s sympathy towards the Jewish people:

Opinion for a Zionist state in Palestine:

Gandhi’s position on Israel influenced India’s foreign policy:

Topic 5: Garba folk dance

Context: Women in traditional attire rehearses Garba folk dance, ahead of the Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

About Garba dance:

Topic 6: Bima Vahaks

Why in news: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued guidelines on Bima Vahaks, the women-centric, dedicated distribution channel to enhance insurance inclusion with a focus on rural areas.

About Bima Vahak:

What is IRDAI?The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) is an autonomous and statutory body which is responsible for managing and regulating insurance and re-insurance industry in India.Irdai is a 10-member body-a chairman,five full-time members andfour part-time members.It was constituted under an Act of Parliament in 1999.Headquarters: Hyderabad.Role:It has to protect the interests of insurance policy holders and ensure that they are treated in a just manner.It also has to monitor policy issuers to ensure that the common man’s interests are not subverted.

Topic 7: Joint Hadr Exercise Chakravat

Why in news: The Annual Joint HADR Exercise (AJHE) is being hosted by the Indian Navy at Goa.

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Topic 8: Israel-Saudi agreement

Why in news: The recent tensions between Israel and Hamas can affect the deal brokered by the US that would formalise ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

About the deal:

How will the formalisation of ties help various stakeholders?

Will the Israel-Hamas conflict affect the deal?

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