Topic 1 : Captagon pills

Context: As global isolation of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad comes to an end with the Arab League reinstating Syria as its member, the discussions on the trade of Captagon pills have taken the centre-stage once again.

What is captagon?

What do amphetamine-based drugs do?

Side effects

Context: 126th birth anniversary of Ram Prasad Bismil was commemorated recently.

Key details about his life:

Context: Prime Minister of India has praised the results of the Nutri Garden Project in Lakshadweep.

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Topic 4 : Indo-US cooperation in agriculture

Context: A brief history of the US role in independent India’s agricultural development is useful in the context of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the US, for strengthening the “global strategic partnership” between the two countries.

The first Agricultural University

The Green Revolution’s seeds


Context: Union Home Minister appealed to the people of Tamil Nadu to elect more than 25 MPs of in the 2024 Lok Sabha election to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for installing Sengol, a legacy of the Chola era, in the new Parliament House.

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Context: Trinamool Congress leader accused a political party of desecrating the holy place of the Matuas by harassing women devotees in West Bengal.

Harichand Thakur

Who are Matuas?

Traditional Chola practice

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