Topic 1: Assam Rifles

Context: For the past 18 days, about seven battalions of the Assam Rifles deployed in south Manipur have not received fresh ration with people in Meitei areas allegedly blocking supplies from reaching the camps of the force.

The Assam Rifles

Topic 2: Miyazaki Mango

Context: Tripura grows the Miyazaki mangoes. In the international market, the Miyazaki mango is priced at around ₹2.70 lakh per kg. 

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Miyazaki mangoes in other parts of India 

Topic 3: Baikho Puja

Context: Recently, the Rabha tribal community celebrated Baikho puja along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

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Topic 4: Fish Kill

Context: Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the Gulf Coast of Texas due to low oxygen levels in the water.

What is fish kill?

What is the impact of climate change on fish kill?

Topic 5: Predator UAVs

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of armed Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), an aeronautics company based in the United States, at a cost of over $3 billion.

What is the Predator UAV?

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Topic 6: WASP-76b

Context: An international team of astronomers announced they conducted a detailed study of the extremely hot giant exoplanet WASP-76 b.

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Topic 7: Kutumbari temple

Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not yet lost hope of finding out the location of the Kutumbari temple, which was built in the 8th century and was under its protection since 1915 but “disappeared” after 1964.

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The Temples of Almora

How can a monument go missing or lost?

Some monuments which are missing:

Topic 8: Ontong Java Plateau

Context: Massive underwater plateau near Solomon Islands is younger and its eruption was more protracted than previously thought

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Topic 9: Alligator gar

Context: Scientists fear the presence of the non-native fish alligator gar will harm the fragile flora and fauna of Dal Lake

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