Topic 1: Gartang Gully

Context: Confusion prevails about the history of Gartang Gali/Gully, an ancient pathway used for Indo-Tibetan trade and located on a vertical ridge in district Uttarkashi, for a long time.

Key details:

More about Gartang Gali

Topic 2: Jagannath Rath Yatra

Context: One of India’s biggest religious festivals, the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is being celebrated in the country.

Key details:



Topic 3: Broadcast of sacred Gurbani

Context: The Punjab Assembly amended the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925 to free the broadcast of Gurbani from Sri Harmandir Sahib from the alleged monopoly of PTC, a television channel linked to the family of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Key details:

What is the current system for the live broadcast of the Gurbani?

What is the Sikh Gurdwaras Act of 1925?

The Act after Independence

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee

The SGPC house

Topic 4: National Capital Civil Services Authority

Context: Chief Minister of Delhi attended the first meeting of the National Capital Civil Services Authority (NCCSA) and termed it a futile exercise.

About NCCSA:

Topic 5: Lake Victoria

Context: Heavy rains, wind storms, and floods threaten the survival and water access of the communities living in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB), East Africa, as per a new report.

Key findings of the report:

About Lake Victoria:

Topic 6: Aurangzeb’s tomb

Context: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief downplayed the recent visit of his ally to Aurangzeb’s tomb.

About the Tomb:

Topic 7: mRNA vaccine

Context: India’s first mRNA vaccine against Omicron approved

Key features of GEMCOVAC-OM:

What is mRNA?

Topic 8: The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by the 2030s

Context: The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer by the 2030s.

Heating of the Arctic ocean:

The Blue Ocean Event:


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