Topic 1 : Sage Portal And Sacred Portal

Context: Minister of State for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment informed the Rajya Sabha about the portals.

About the Portals: 

Senior Citizens in India:

Context: Minister of Women and Child Development informed the Rajya Sabha about Vatsalya Scheme.

About the scheme:

Context: A recently released film has caused an uproar for its insensitive use of the Holocaust as a metaphor for a troubled relationship.

About the Holocaust:

This day is commemorated since 2005 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Topic 4 : The anatomy of the Yamuna floodplains

Context: The water levels of Yamuna hit a 60-year-high and waters advanced towards the Taj Mahal for the first time in half a century.

What is a floodplain?

About the River and its significance:

Settlements on these floodplains:

Delhi’s Master Plan outline

Various Warnings:

Impact of encroachments:

Way forward:

Context: Financial assistance is given by the Ministry of Culture to the artists who are facing difficulties due to old age.

Key details:

Topic 6 : Stapled visa

Context: India withdrew its eight-athlete wushu contingent from the Summer World University Games beginning in Chengdu after China issued stapled visas to three athletes from the team who belong to Arunachal Pradesh.

About stapled visa

Significance of passports and visas:

Reason behind China’s Move:

Context: Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC) was recently launched on the sidelines of the fourth G-20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) and Environment and Climate Ministers’ meeting.

Circular Economy

Significance of Circular Economy

What India can achieve through circular economy?

Government Initiatives

2008Guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management of E-WasteIt categorized e-waste based on its numerous constituents and compositions and placed a strong emphasis on E-waste management and treatment procedures.The policy included ideas like Extended Producer Responsibility.Producer and end-of-line player in the supply chain
2011The E-waste (Management and Handling) RulesThe terms “electrical and electronic equipment” and “e-waste” refer to waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part, or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be thrown away.Producer, consumer or bulk consumer, collection centre,dismantler and recycler
2016E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016Electrical and electronic waste, including both whole and unfinished discarded equipment from their manufacture and repair processes, is referred to as “e-waste” and “electrical and electronic equipment.Expanded to the manufacturers, dealers, refurbishers, and Producer ResponsibilityOrganization (PRO)

Benefits of Circular Economy


Way forward:

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