Topic 1: City Finance Rankings 2022

Context: The ‘City Finance Rankings 2022’ portal has been made live by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). 

Key details:

Topic 2: SC status for Christians and Muslims

Context: The Kerala High Court declared the election of aCPI(M) legislator as null and void, holding that as a baptised Christian, he is ineligible to contest from a seat reserved for members of the Scheduled Castes (SC).

KG Balakrishnan Commission:

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950

Ranganath Misra Commission

Sachar Committee:

Topic 3: Vienna Convention

Context: The Indian Government has invoked the Vienna Convention in the scenario of the ongoing pro-khalistani events in United Kingdom.

What is the Vienna Convention?

Obligations of a receiving State under Vienna Convention:

Topic 4: Kattunayakan Tribe

Context: Oscar Winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers tells the story of Bomman and Bellie, members of the indigenous Kattunayakan tribe, whose name means “king of the jungle”.

Key details:

Topic 5: IPCC Synthesis Report

Context: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Synthesis Report (SYR).

Key findings:

IPCCThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations.It was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Secretariat: Geneva, Switzerland.The IPCC informs governments about the state of knowledge on climate change, including possible response options and the naturaleconomic, and social impacts and risks.It does not conduct original research but undertakes periodic and systematic reviews of all relevant scientific publications.Key findings are compiled into periodic “Assessment Reports” for policymakers and the general public.

Topic 6: One Rank One Pension

Context: The Supreme Court gave the government leeway to pay in instalments ₹28,000 crore in arrears due to veterans under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

About OROP:


Topic 7: Red Notice

Context: Interpol takes down Red Notice against Mehul Choksi, who has been declared a fugitive by an Indian court.

What is a Red Notice?

Topic 8: Double jeopardy

Context: A Delhi court sentenced two former Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials to three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5,000 each, in a money laundering case and rejected the accused’s argument alleging double jeopardy

What is double jeopardy?

Conditions for the application of Article 20(2):

Topic 9: National Security Act

Context: Punjab Advocate General has said the National Security Act has been invoked in the case of a self-styled Sikh preacher.

What is National Security Act, 1980?

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