Topic 1: The Trinity Nuclear Test

Context: Oppenheimer and others underestimated fallout of the Trinity nuclear test, new study finds

The Manhattan Project

About the Trinity Test

Repercussions of the Trinity Test

How many countries worldwide now have nuclear weapons?

Topic 2: INS Kirpan

Context: INS Kirpan decommissioned from Indian Navy, handed over to Vietnam.

About INS Kirpan:

Topic 3: King Mihir Bhoj

Context: The controversy around the lineage of Mihir Bhoj has surfaced recently in Haryana.

The current controversy in Haryana

About Mihir Bhoj

His contested lineage:

Topic 4: Quote: Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it

Context: Recentl, the birth anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak was commemorated.

Key details:

About Tilak:

About the Quote:

Topic 5: Enforcement Directorate’s power to arrest and seek custody

Context: In a major setback to Tamil Nadu Minister V. Senthilbalaji, the Madras High Court upheld the legality of his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and his subsequent remand in judicial custody in a money-laundering case linked to a cash-for-jobs scam.

Key details:

Supreme Court’s Rulings:

Enforcement Directorate and its powers:

Key Powers And Functions Under Relevant Laws

Topic 6: Cantonment Towns

Context: The government has decided to consider to merge certain Cantonments with neighbouring State municipalities.

About cantonment towns:

Topic 7: Film Certification in India

Context: Union Information & Broadcasting Minister is upset with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over their nod to the Hollywood film Oppenheimer.

About CBFC

CBFC composition:

What is the film certification process?

Certificates that can be issued to Indian films

What if the applicant is not satisfied?

Topic 8: India’s first gig workers’ rights Bill stipulate

Context: Recently, the Rajasthan government passed the Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Bill, 2023. It is the first legislation of its kind in India outlining welfare schemes for the State’s approximately three lakh gig workers.

About the Bill:


Who are Gig Workers? Gig workers are those engaged in livelihoods outside the traditional employer-employee arrangement.They can be broadly classified into two categories:Platform based workers:Platform workers are those whose work is based on online software apps or digital platforms.Non-platform-based workers:Non-platform gig workers are generally casual wage workers and own-account workers in the conventional sectors, working part-time or full time.

Are workers’ rights recognised?

Workers’ grievances

Aggregators’ duties

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