Topic 1: Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment ) Bill, 2023

Context: Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment ) Bill, 2023 clear by both Houses of Parliament of India

Key provisions:

Topic 2: Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Context: There are 1782 Gram Panchayats adopted under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) during the last five years.

About the scheme:

Topic 3: China’s deflation

Context: Consumer prices in China declined for the first time in over two years in July. This is in contrast to the rest of the world where inflation has been the most pressing problem of late.

What is deflation?


When deflation is not a cause of worry:    

Why is China experiencing deflation?

Topic 4: Federal fund hike

Context: In the recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the targeted federal funds rate was raised to 5.25-5.5%.

Key details:

About the federal funds rate

Consequences on the world:

Impact on corporates:

Way forward:

Topic 5: Robot Bandicoot

Context: Robot ‘Bandicoot’ Technology To Eliminate Manual Scavenging

Need of Bandicoot:

Origin of Bandicoot:  

About Bandicoot

Government Initiatives:

Topic 6: Management Of Ground Water

Context: Minister of State for Jal Shakti informed the Lok Sabha about management of ground water.

Various initiatives:

Topic 7: Parliamentary Privileges

Context: Recently Lok Sabha directed its committee of privileges to look into the actions of a Member of Parliament.

About parliamentary privileges

How does Parliament act on breach of privilege?

Powers of the Committee:

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