Topic 1 : Gunung Padang

Why in news: New evidence suggests Indonesia’s Gunung Padang could be world’s oldest known pyramid

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Why in news: In a recent development, Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, has beaten Pompeii in Italy to become the eighth Wonder of the World.

What is an Eighth Wonder of the World?

About Angkor Wat

Why in news: Exercise Surya Kiran 2023 will be conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

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Why in news: The International Space Station (ISS) has completed 25 years in space.

About ISS:

When did the International Space Station launch?

Scientific discoveries that have benefited life on Earth:

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Why in news: Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS), has launched “Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative” (AGNI) for physicians practicing in the field of Ayurveda.

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Topic 6 : COP 28: India’s equity demand

Why in news: At COP 28, India must demand a fair share of its carbon budget or equivalent reparations to bring about fairness within the global order.

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What is the global carbon budget?

Who’s responsible for cumulative global emissions?

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Why in news: Keeping aside ideological differences, political rivals in Karnataka have come together to organise Kambala, the slush track buffalo race in Bengaluru.

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