Topic 1: Exercise Southern Readiness 2023

Context: INS Sunayna was at Seychelles to participate in Op Southern Readiness 2023.

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About INS Sunayna:

Topic 2: Bastille Day

Context: Prime Minister will attend the French National Day (Bastille Day) celebrations as the Guest of Honour.

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History of Bastille Day

The French Revolution:

Topic 3: NASA’s Perseverance rover

Context: The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Perseverance rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds in a Martian crater, offering clues on the potential habitability of the planet, according to a new study.

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About the Rover:

Topic 4: Changing colour of Oceans

Context: Climate change has altered the colour of 56 per cent of the world’s oceans, according to a new study.

Key findings of the study:

Topic 5: India-France relations

Context: Prime Minister of India will be the Guest of Honour at France’s Bastille Day parade in Paris, France.

About India-France Relations:


 Topic 6: Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour

Context: French President conferred his country’s highest honour, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, upon Prime Minister of India.

About the Legion of Honour:

Topic 7: Rafale Marine jet

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) held a crucial meeting to clear proposals to buy 26 Rafale Marine fighter jets for the Navy.

Difference between Rafale jets and their Marine version

Topic 8: Gujarat PASA Act

Context: Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi recently approved a proposal by the Delhi Home Department to extend the Gujarat Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985 to the national capital.

About the Act:

Topic 9: Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

Context: A team of doctors from Tamil Nadu along with scientists from Japan have developed a disease modifying treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), using a food additive – a beta-glucan produced by N-163 strain of a yeast Aureobasidium pullulans.

About the disease:

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