Topic 1 : Exercise VINBAX-2023

Why in news: The Indian Armed Forces contingent reached Hanoi, Vietnam to take part in the fourth edition of Joint Military Exercise VINBAX-2023.

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Why in news: A man in Bihar was allegedly kidnapped from his place of work and forcibly married at gunpoint recently, popularly known as pakadwa vivah.

About Pakadwa vivah:

Factors that lead to such marriages:

Topic 3 : Project ARTHA Ganga

Why in news: Minister of State for Jal Shakti informed Rajya Sabha about Project Artha Ganga.

About Project Artha Ganga:

Why in news: Published recently, the international Financial Stability Board (FSB)’s latest report on crypto-asset intermediaries sought measures to enhance cross-border cooperation and information sharing among local authorities.

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What are MCIs?

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Why in news: The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit kickstarts recently in New Delhi.

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About the Global Partnership on AI:

Global scenario around regulating AI:

Topic 6 : The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023

Why in news: The Rajya Sabha today passed the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023..

About the Bill:


Why in new: At this year’s COP climate summit, one phrase that took the centrestage was “unabated” fossil fuels.

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What are ‘unabated’ fossil fuels?

How beneficial are carbon capture and storage technologies?

Way forward:

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