1. Lymphatic Filariasis

Why in news: Lao PDR becomes second country in 2023 after Bangladesh to eliminate lymphatic filariasis.

Key details:

Tackling LF

About LF:


2. White phosphorus

Why in news: Global human rights organisations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of using white phosphorus munitions in Gaza and Lebanon, in violation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

What is white phosphorus?

Military uses of white phosphorus

Impact of white phosphorus:

When were white phosphorus munitions first used?

What is the legal status of white phosphorus munitions?

3. Copyright of Religious Texts

Why in news The Delhi High Court has found large-scale infringement in the reproduction on the Internet of copyrighted works of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which publishes books and commentaries on Indian religious philosophy and spiritualism, especially classic Vaishnava texts.

Key details:

Are religious texts protected by copyright?

The copyright law in India:

The case of the petitioner Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

What did the HC say?

4. RapidX

Why in news: The high-speed train, RapidX will begin services on a 17-km stretch of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) after its inauguration.

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5. KatiBihu

Why in news: Prime Minister of India extends best wishes on the auspicious occasion of KatiBihu to the people of Assam

About Kati Bihu:

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