Topic 1: Zarth App

Context: A new application is developed for knowing about the transients.

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Topic 2: Buzkashi of Afghan society

Context: In the book “Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan”, the author writes about a game called Buzkashi.

About Buzkashi:

Topic 3: Person in news: Madan Lal Dhingra

Context: Madan Lal Dhingra was an Indian revolutionary who was hanged to death on August 17, 1909, at the age of only 24, for killing British official Curzon Wyllie.

Early life:

Contact with Savarkar and nationalist activities in London

Killing Curzon Wyllie

A memorial

Topic 4: Lokniti-CSDS’s survey

Context: Findings of Lokniti-CSDS (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies) survey was released recently.

Key details:

Concerns over jobs

Occupational status

Job aspirations

Govt job vs Private jobs

Topic 5: Ponzi scheme

Context: Odisha police arrested the India head of Chinese earning application (online ponzi scam).

About Ponzi scheme:


Concerns of Ponzi Schemes

Topic 6: Warship Vindhyagiri

Context: President of India launches warship Vindhyagiri

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Topic 7: Floodwatch app

Context: The Central Water Commission launched an app, called ‘Floodwatch’.

Key details:

About Central Water CommissionCentral Water Commission (CWC) is a technical organisation that functions as part of the Ministry of Jal Shakti in the Government of India.They are entrusted with the responsibilities of:providing consultation to various state governments on water bodies related issues,coordinate various governmental schemes for conservation, control, and utilisation of water resources.Central Water Commission help state governments in devising and analysing flood control measures.They undertake flash flood forecast as well.Water Power Development is another area where central water commission undertakes the tasks of investigationsconstruction and executions.The Chairman of the Central Water Commission has the status of Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India.The three Wings of Central Water Commission are:Designs and Research (D&R),River Management (RM) Wing,Water Planning and Projects (WP&P) Wing.Each of these wings is a responsibility of a full-time Member with the status of Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

Topic 8: Kalka-Shimla heritage railway line

Context: The 94-km Kalka-Shimla railway line will be out for service for three to four weeks to carry out repairs after heavy rain and floods battered the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About the heritage site:

UNESCO World Heritage tag The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) identifies World Heritage Sites that have been nominated by nations that have signed the UNESCO World Heritage Convention 1972.The sites includes:Monuments such as:architectural works,monumental sculptures,inscriptions,groupings of structures, andplaces comprise cultural heritage including archaeological sites.Natural heritage:physical and biological formations,geological and physiographical formations – including habitats of vulnerable species of animals and plants, andnatural locations that are valuable for science, conservation, or natural beauty.India signed the treaty in 1977.In India, there are now 40 World Heritage Sites:32 are cultural,7 are natural, and1 is mixed.India has the world’s sixth-highest number of sites.

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