Topic 1 : Forced displacement and human shields

Why in news: United States President accused Palestinian militant group Hamas of using innocent Palestinians as human shields.

What are human shields?

How does IHL view human shields?

What is forced displacement?

IHL and forced displacement

Why in news: An MP said she welcomes answering questions from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee pertaining to ‘cash for query’ allegations against her.

The Question Hour:

What is the procedure for raising the questions?

Conditions for the admissibility of questions

Different types of questions

Significance of raising questions

Why in news: As part of ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’, Railways plans special trains

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Why in news: Dhordo in Gujarat made it to the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) best villages list.

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Why in news: Mega infrastructure projects have draped Mumbai city with construction dust at a scale unprecedented in sweep and volume.

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Why in news: While MSG has been a subject of controversy over the years, it’s important to understand that it is generally recognised as safe when consumed in moderate amounts by most people.

What is Ajinomoto?

Why is it used in cuisines?


How to keep a tab on MSG consumption?

Why in news: The Israel-Hamas war has stoked concerns about its impact over the global market including the Indian economy. 

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India’s Stand and Relations with Israel*

India Israel trade

Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on the Indian economy

Hit on 5G expansion

Impact on corporates

Impact on pharmaceuticals sector

Home textiles & furnishings

Internal security

Impact on India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEC)

Impact on Stock Market

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