Topic 1: NEET-PG qualifying percentile reduced to zero

Why in news: The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), responsible for allotting the post-graduation seats for medical education through NEET-PG exam, said the eligibility for the seats still vacant this year will be zero percentile.

Key details:

How is the merit list prepared?


Impact on seats at private medical colleges

Topic 2: Personality rights

Why in news: The Delhi High Court recently allowed Anil Kapoor’s pleas for protection of his personality rights from misuse by third parties.

What is a personality right?

How does the law protect the right?

When can the Court grant an injunction?

Topic 3: The Five Eyes Alliance

Why in news: India halted visa services in Canada. Apart from its possible impact on trade and immigration, the issue can also influence the ties these countries share with their close, common allies in the West – which also form the Five Eyes Alliance – an intelligence-sharing grouping.

About the Five Eyes Alliance:

How does the Five Eyes Alliance work?

Role of Five Eyes in the current India-Canada issue:

Topic 4: Why Gandhi opposed caste-based separate electorates

Why in news: In the month of September 1932, at the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune, Gandhi began fasting unto death against the award of separate electorates to harijans.

Gandhi’s views on caste

Ambedkar’s views on caste

Ambedkar’s arguments for separate electorates

Gandhi’s opposition to separate electorates:

The Yerawada fast and the Poona Pact

Topic 5: Humans breach most of the planetary boundaries

Why in news: As per a study, six out of nine planetary boundaries, which can be imagined as blood pressure, that make Earth healthy and habitable have been transgressed because of human-induced pollution and destruction of the natural world, according to a new study.

Key details:

What are the planetary boundaries?

These boundaries and their control variables are:

Findings of the study

Way forward:

Topic 6: Battle of Haifa

Why in news: Recently, diplomats from India’s Embassy in Israel and Israeli government officials representing the municipality of the northern port city of Haifa gather at the Haifa War Cemetery to pay respects to the Indian soldiers who were killed and wounded in battle, on foreign soil.

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Topic 7: Pterygotrigla intermedica

Why in news: Scientists have discovered a new species of a vibrant orange coloured deep water marine fish from Digha Mohana in West Bengal.

Key details:

Topic 8: Maiden India-Indonesia-Australia Trilateral Maritime Exercise

Why in news: Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri Participates In The Maiden India-Indonesia-Australia Trilateral Maritime Exercise

Key details:

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