Topic 1: Deaths due to lightening

Contextt: The Union government is not in favour of declaring lightning a natural disaster as deaths caused by it can be prevented by making people aware of safety steps.

Lightening cases in India:

What is lightning and how does it cause?

Topic 2: Ex Nomadic Elephant-23

Context: Indian and Mongolian troops will take part in Exercise Nomadic Elephant.

Key details:

Topic 3: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Context: As Europe reels under a heatwave and wildfires, the rising temperatures have also raised fears of spread of viruses generally not found in colder climates such as the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

About CCHF:

Topic 4: Bhoomi Samman

Context: President of India to present the “Bhoomi Samman” 2023.

Key details:

Topic 5: How are cheetahs faring in India?

Context: As more deaths of cheetahs have been reported from the Kuno National Park (KNP), Madhya Pradesh, an expert committee charged with managing the Project Cheetah programme has recommended that all animals undergo a thorough medical review.

About Project Cheetah

Need for a medical review

Critique of Project Cheetah


Topic 6: Gambusia

Conntext: The Andhra Pradesh government has released approximately 10 million Gambusia fish into the state’s water bodies to combat mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.

Key details:


Topic 7: Endometriosis

Context: A new study points to a link between a bacterium associated with infections in the oral cavity, and endometriosis.

About Endometriosis:

Key findings of the study:

Topic 8: Multidimensional Poverty in India

Context: India has registered a decline in the number of “multidimensionally poor” individuals, from 24.85 per cent in 2015-16 to 14.96 per cent in 2019-2021, according to a report by the government think tank Niti Aayog.

Key findings:

What is multidimensional poverty?

What is keeping Indians multidimensionally poor?

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