Topic 1 : Agnipath scheme

Why in news: The death of a 22-year-old Agniveer who was deployed on the Siachen glacier has brought back focus on Agnipath, the contractual scheme for recruitment into the armed forces, and the benefits under it.

About the Agnipath scheme:

What benefits are Agniveers entitled to?

How do these benefits compare with those due to a regular soldier?

Why in news: Recently the 142nd birth anniversary of the renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was marked who was a master of cubism art.

is Cubism?

How did Cubism evolve?

Why in news: Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly declared India’s intention to host the Olympic Games, preferably in 2036, during the opening ceremony of the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai.

Key details:

How was a host country initially selected?

The Olympic movement:

The new approach

How has the process become more flexible?

Why in news: China is building an enormous telescope in the western Pacific Ocean to detect “ghost particles”, also known as neutrinos.

What is a ghost particle?

How do scientists detect ghost particles?

Significance of ghost particles:

Topic 6 : Poverty and associated issues

Why in news: The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated annually on October 17. 

The concept of Poverty

Causes of Poverty:

How is poverty linked to inequality and hunger?

What needs to be done to address the issue of poverty and hunger?

How do we measure poverty and inequality?

Measuring Inequality:

Adverse consequences of poverty:

Covid-19 pandemic and poverty:

Anti-poverty strategies that India has applied so far

India’s achievement in poverty reduction:

A critical examination of poverty reduction in India:

Way forward:


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