Topic 1 : Global Centre for Excellence – DAKSHIN

Why in news: Prime Minister of India inaugurated a global centre for excellence for the Global South countries called DAKSHIN.

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Why in news: Navy’s 4th Anti-Submarine Waterfare Craft ‘Amini’ was  launched recently.

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About Anti-Submarine Waterfare Craft:

Topic 3 : India-UK Free Trade Agreement

Why in news: India discussed the India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Britain recently.

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Benefits for India:

Benefits for UK:

More challenges:

What are Free Trade Agreements?                                                         

Why in news: COP 28 climate conference will be held in Dubai soon.

Context of the conference

Expectations from the COP28

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Why in news: India – Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – 2023 commenced recently.

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Topic 6 : Technical textiles

Why in news: India’s market for technical textiles is targeted to touch $40 billion by 2030 from the current $23 billion.

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What is Technical Textile?

Classification of Technical Textiles

Topic 7 : Measles

Why in news: 11 lakh children in India missed 1st measles shot in 2022 according to a report.

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About Measles:

Measles in India

Why in news: India has extended an invitation to countries in the Global South to join the recently inaugurated Global Biofuels Alliance.

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India’s achievements:

What are biofuels?

Do biofuels aid energy transition?

About the Global Biofuels Alliance:

Key targets of the Global Biofuel Alliance


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