Topic 1: Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple

Context:  Maharashtra Government orders SIT probe over dispute regarding forceful entry of into the Temple.

The Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple:

What is the dispute?

Source: The Indian Express

Topic 2: Khasi; The Matrilineal Society of Meghalaya

Context: A tribal council’s order not to issue a Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificate to any Khasi person who adopts the surname of his/her father.

Who are Khasis?

What is the controversy?

What is a Matrilineal Society?

Source: The Hindu

             Topic 3: The first indigenous Vaccine against Dengue

Key Details:

The risk posed by Dengue:

Dengue (break-bone fever)Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species (Ae. aegypti or Ae. albopictus) mosquito.It is more common in tropical and subtropical climates.The most common symptoms are high fever, headache, body aches, nausea and rash.If not treated timely, Dengue could lead to fatality.

Source: The Hindu

Topic 4: New gliding gecko species discovered in Mizoram

Key details:

Source: Hindustan Times

              Topic 5: The era of Hypersonic Missile

Context: Ukraine claims it shot down Russia’s next generation hypersonic missile ‘Barrage’.

What is hypersonic missile?

Which countries possess hypersonic weapons?

India’s Hypersonic Missile Programme:

Source: Hindustan Times

Topic 6: Why spurious liquor kills

Context: Frequent incidents of death after consuming spurious liquor have appeared.

What is the alcohol in liquor?

What is spurious liquor?

What is methanol?

How does spurious liquor kill?

How can methanol-poisoning be treated?

Source: The Hindu

              Topic 7: The demand for a Kuki homeland in Manipur

Who are Kuki?

The Kuki homeland:

Source: The Indian Express

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