1. Muslim women’s right to divorce 

Why in news: The Supreme Court will examine a 2021 ruling of the Kerala High Court affirming a Muslim woman’s right to pronounce extrajudicial divorce by way of “khula”. Extrajudicial divorces are those that take place without the court’s intervention.

Key details:

What is khula?

Three other ways of extrajudicial divorce available to Muslim women:

What does the Shariat Act say?

The 1939 Act

2. Hepatitis C

Why in news: Recently, World Health Organisation announced that Egypt had made unprecedented progress towards eliminating hepatitis C.

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About Hepatitis C:

3. India-Sri Lanka ferry service restarted after 40 yrs 

Why in news: An age-old sea route between India and Sri Lanka has been rejuvenated with the inauguration of a passenger ferry service from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu to Kankesanthurai in Jaffna, Northern Sri Lanka.

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The previous route

Potential impact of the new service

Initial challenges

4. Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Why in news: Biodiversity technical body meets in Nairobi to gauge progress on Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

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About the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).:


What does the Kunming-Montreal pact aim to achieve?

 Key areas agreed in the agreement:

5. India to push developed nations to become ‘carbon negative’ before 2050

Why in news: India wants to push developed nations to become carbon negative rather than carbon neutral by 2050, arguing that would allow emerging market economies more time to use fossil fuels for development needs, two Indian government sources said.

Key details:

What is net zero?

What is carbon negative?



6. New evolutionary law

Why in news: Scientists have proposed a new evolutionary law that can explain the evolution of living and non-living entities, from minerals to stars.

Biodiversity and mineral diversity:

The mechanism of functions:

What about stars?

Way forward:

7. Global Maritime India Summit 2023

Why in news: Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the third edition of the Global Maritime India Summit (GMIS) 2023 in Mumbai.

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