Topic 1: Shaheed Diwas

Context: Vice President pays tribute to Sardar Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Shaheed Diwas.

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Topic 2: The Lily Thomas SC verdict

Context: A Surat court sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail in a 2019 defamation case over his remarks about the “Modi surname”.

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The case:

Representation of People Act, 1950 And Representation of People Act, 1951.

Representation of People Act, 1950Representation of People Act, 1951
The Act makes provisions relating to the allocation of seats in the House of the People, the State Legislative Assemblies and the State Legislative Councils.The Act makes provisions relating to qualifications and disqualifications for membership of Parliament and State Legislatures.
The Act makes provisions relating to delimitation of Parliamentary, Assembly and Council Constituencies.The Act makes provisions relating to notification of general elections.
The Act makes provisions relating to election officers like chief electoral officers, district election officers, electoral registration officers and so on.The Act makes provision relating to administrative machinery for the conduct of elections.
The Act makes provisions relating to electoral rolls for Parliamentary, Assembly and Council constituencies.The Act makes provisions relating to registration of political parties.
The Act makes provisions relating to manner of filling seats in the Council of States to be filled by representatives of union territories.The Act makes provisions relating to conduct of elections.
The Act makes provisions relating to local authorities for purposes of elections to the State Legislative Councils.The Act makes provisions relating to disputes regarding elections.
The Act makes provisions relating to barring the jurisdiction of civil courts.The Act makes provisions relating to bye-elections and time limit for filling vacancies.

Topic 3: Guillotine in legislative parlance

Context: Amidst the ongoing stalemate in Parliament, some MPs said the government may guillotine the demands for grants and pass the Finance Bill without any discussion in the Lok Sabha.

What is a guillotine?

What does ‘guillotine’ refer to in legislative parlance?

Topic 4: Coal Bed Methane

Context: The Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs informed Lok Sabha about coal bed methane extraction in India.

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What is coal bed methane?

Topic 5: Eliminating tuberculosis by 2025

Context: India targeted to eliminate TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global target

What is TB?

70 years of TB control in India

Recent survey findings


How many TB cases are detected each year in India?

India’s TB elimination target

Key initiatives by Indian government for elimination of TB:

Newer vaccines in the pipeline

TB Vaccine (BCG)


Drug-resistant TB

Prevalence of Latent TB

Way forward:


Topic 6: Exercise Konkan 2023

Context: Konkan 2023 exercise was held recently.

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