Topic 1 : GI tag for the cashew industry

Why in news: Recently, Goan cashew (kernel) got the geographical indication (GI) tag.

What is a GI Tag?

What does the GI tag mean for the cashew industry in Goa?

How did cashew come to Goa and become a contributor to the economy?

Cashew production in India:

Why in news: After a surprise attack on Israel by Hamas the USS Gerald R Ford carrier strike group was deployed by the United States to sail to the Eastern Mediterranean to assist Israel.

Key features:

Why in news: India has not yet released any statement for the Palestinians.

Why was India’s diplomatic policy leaned towards Palestine in the initial years?

Chance in stance of India:

Relation between India and Palestine:

Bilateral Trade

Why in news: The Bombay High Court reserved its verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Fact Check Unit (FCU) of the Union Government.

About the FCU:

What are the concerns:

What did the High Court say?

Why in news: Revival of wild animals such as Dhib and Nimr seems uncertain given the current tensions between Israel and Palestine.

About the animals:

Topic 6 : Operation Ajay

Why in news: India is putting in place a major operation to evacuate its citizens who wish to return from conflict-hit Israel.

Key details:

Why in news: Investing in safe surgeries could significantly reduce the costs associated with surgeries in low-to-middle-income countries like India, according to a recent study.

What is a surgical site infection?

Key findings of the new study:

Indian scenario:

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