Topic 1: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

Context: Recently, a Delhi-based hospital that botched up an in vitro fertilisation procedure (IVF) has been instructed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to pay a fine of ₹1.5 crore for negligence and resorting to unethical practices.

About NCDRC:

About the Consumer Protection Act:

About IVF:IVF stands for in vitro fertilization.It’s one of the more widely known types of assisted reproductive technology (ART).  IVF works by using a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help sperm fertilize an egg in the lab.

Topic 2: The Liaquat-Nehru pact

Context: Death anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee was marked recently. He resigned from the cabinet of JL Nehru in April 1950 over the controversial Nehru-Liaquat Pact.

About the Nehru-Liaquat pact

The agreement:

Topic 3: Joha rice

Context: Towards that direction, scientists at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology explored the nutraceutical properties of aromatic Joha rice.

About Joha rice:

Topic 4:The Heliopolis Memorial

Context: Prime Minister of India will pay his respects at the Heliopolis (Port Tewfik) Memorial in the Heliopolis War Cemetery in Cairo, Egypt.

About Heliopolis Memorial:

Topic 5: Semiconductor industry of India

Context: Recently US chipmaker Micron Technology said it will invest up to $825 million in its first semiconductor assembly and test facility in India, to be constructed in Gujarat under a Union government incentive scheme.

About semiconductors:

About semiconductor industry:

Why India needs to make chips

Advantages that India have


Way forward:

Topic 6: Agreements between India-USA

Context: Recently, a Joint Statement was issued by India and the United States which affirmed a vision of the two countries as “among the closest partners in the world.

Key agreements between India and USA:

Technology partnership

Defence partnership

People-centric efforts

Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Sustainable development

Initiatives on health

Topic 7: Open Market Sales Scheme

Context: Food Corporation of India (FCI) not to consider request by States for more foodgrains under open market scheme

About Open Market Sale Scheme:

About Food Corporation of India:FCI was set up in 1965 under the Food Corporation Act, 1964 against the backdrop of major shortage of grains, especially wheat, in the country.Agricultural Prices Commission was also created in 1965 to recommend remunerative prices to farmers.FCI was mandated with three basic objectives:to provide effective price support to farmers;to procure and supply grains to PDS for distributing subsidized staples to economically vulnerable sections of society; andkeep a strategic reserve to stabilize markets for basic foodgrains.

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