Topic 1 : Elephant Trunk Rock

Why in news: A famous natural attraction in northern Taiwan, the Elephant Trunk Rock collapsed into the sea recently.

Key details:

Why in news: The top court in the US state of Colorado ordered former US President Donald Trump to be taken off the ballot in the state for the Presidential elections under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

What is the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution?

Topic 3:  Outcomes of the COP-28 climate summit

Why in news: The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) happened in Dubai this year, with high expectations that countries would take concrete steps to address the climate crisis.

About CoP:

Key Outcomes of COP-28:

Global stocktake:

How did India fare at COP-28?

Way forward:


 Topic 4: Place in news: Punaura Dham/Mithila

Why in news: Bihar Chief Minister recently launched a Rs 72-crore development plan for Goddess Sita’s birthplace at Punaura Dham in Sitamarhi.

Geographical extent of Mithila:

Birthplace of Sita:

History of Janakpuri in Nepal:

Bihar government’s plans for Punaura:

Why in news: National Culture Fund (NCF) received rs. 3.70 crore from Non-Government Sources during last five years.

About NCF:

Topic 6  : Vipassana

Why in news: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will skip a summons by the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi excise policy case to attend a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in Punjab.

About Vipassana:

Why in news: The Supreme Court ruled that it is enough for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to orally inform an accused of the grounds of their arrest at the time of arrest.

Key details:

What are ED’s powers of arrest?

Recent ruling of the Supreme Court:

Vijay Madanlal Choudhary versus Union of India:

Pankaj Bansal case:

What happens when two Benches of equal strength differ?

Why in news: The Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs informed the Rajya Sabha about implementation of PM e-Bus Seva scheme.

About the scheme:

Key features of the scheme:

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