Topic 1: Sagar Parikrama

Context: Sagar Parikrama Phase-III was launched recently from Hazira Port in Gujarat

Key details:

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada YojanaThe government proposed  Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) to establish a robust fisheries management framework and check gaps in the value chain.The objective of the scheme is to supplement or increase agriculturemodernize processing and decrease agricultural-waste and to utilize the potential in the fishery sector.Significance:This yojana will create modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.It will increase growth of food processing sector in the country.It will increase GDPEmployment and investment.It will help in reducing huge wastage of agriculture products.It will help in providing better prices to farmers and double their income.

Topic 2: Anubhuti Inclusive Park

Context: Recently the government laid foundation stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park.

Key details:

Legislation for differently abled in India:

Topic 3: IDEX And NAVDEX 23

Context: Indian Naval Ship Sumedha arrived at Abu Dhabi to participate in NAVDEX 23 and IDEX 23.

Key details:

India-UAE relations:

Topic 4: Vice captain in cricket

Context: Indian batter KL Rahul has been removed from the position of vice captain of the team for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT).

Role of Vice-captain:

The Border–Gavaskar Trophy

Topic 5: Person in news: BVR Subrahmanyam 

Context: Former IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog by the government.

Who is BVR Subrahmanyam?

NITI Aayog

Topic 6: Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

Context: Around 15 million people across the world face the risk of sudden and deadly flooding from glacial lakes, which are expanding and rising in numbers due to global warming, according to a new study.

Key findings of the study:

What are glacial lake outburst floods or GLOFs?

How can the risk be reduced?

Topic 7: This Quote Means: History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce

Meaning of the quote:


Context: The 4th edition of joint military exercise ‘DUSTLIK’ between the Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army commenced in Uttarakhand.

Key details:

India-Uzbekistan Relations:

Topic 9: Rhododendrons

Context: The Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas are home to more than one-third of all types of rhododendrons found in India, according to the latest publication of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI).

Key findings:

About Rhododendron:

Topic 10: Employees’ State Insurance Scheme

Context: The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESI Scheme) provisional payroll data for the month of December 2022 was released recently.

About the scheme:


Employees State Insurance Act, 1948:

Topic 11: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Context: Researchers are yet to fully understand the causes of ASD. However, they are beginning to find that a disorder in the gut-brain axis could have a prominent role.

About Autism spectrum disorder

Link with microbiome

Way forward

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