Topic 1: Saint Thomas

Context: Kerala BJP Vice President visited to a shrine dedicated to Saint Thomas, an apostle who was believed to be one of the 12 followers of Jesus Christ.

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Who was Saint Thomas?

Topic 2: Appasaheb Dharmadhikari

Context: Union Home Minister Amit Shah conferred the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Award on veteran social worker Appasaheb Dharmadhikari.

Who is Appasaheb Dharmadhikari?

Maharashtra Bhushan Award:

Topic 3: Gonpa

Context: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister inaugurated the Shar Nyima Tsho Sum Namyig Lhakhang (Gonpa) at Gyangkhar village.

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What is a Gonpa?

Topic 4: Saurashtra Sangamam

Context: 3,000 people from Tamil Nadu to attend 10-day Saurashtra Sangamam

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Topic 5: How coastal species are living on plastic debris in the ocean

Context: The Anthropocene epoch – This is the name some scientists have proposed for a new period in history characterised by the influence of one species on the planet’s geology, ecosystems and even its fate — none other than Homo sapiens.

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The relevance of the findings

Topic 6: Ninth Schedule

Context: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister seeking the inclusion of two amendment Bills allowing for higher quota in jobs and educational institutions, in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution.

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Topic 7: Scope of judicial review for laws under Ninth Schedule


Topic 8: India to host summit on Buddhism

Context: India will host an international summit on Buddhism in New Delhi.

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Topic 9: Mangrove Pitta bird

Context: Country’s first mangrove pitta bird census undertaken in Bhitarkanika, Odisha.

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About the bird:

Bhitarkanika National parkBhitarkanika National Park is located  in the Kendrapara district in Odisha.It was designated in 1998 and obtained the status of a Ramsar site in 2002.The area is also been designated as second Ramsar site of the State after the Chilika Lake.It is surrounded by Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary  and Gahirmatha Beach and Marine Sanctuary.The national park and wildlife sanctuary is inundated by the rivers BrahmaniBaitaraniDhamraPathsala.It is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India after Sunderbans.

Topic 10: Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023

Context: Utsa Patnaik, an economist of national and international repute, has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award, 2023.

About the award:

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