Topic 1 : Sikkim aims to go ‘carbon negative’

Context: Recently, Sikkim‘s relentless pursuit of becoming a carbon negative state has grabbed media attention.

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What is carbon negativity?


Context: Amid tensions in Manipur, questions have been raised on the Free Movement Regime (FMR) that facilitates migration across the Indo-Myanmar Border (IMB).

About the Free Movement Regime

Need and Significance of FMR:


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Context: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined an ariline following a special audit concerning frequent tail strike incidents.

What is a tail strike?

Topic 4 : Colombo Security Conclave

Context: A joint expedition under the regional framework of Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) concluded recently.

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Context: The Parkachik Glacier in Ladakh is likely to have three lakes of different dimensions due to subglacial over-deepening, shows a new study.

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Context: The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $200 million loan as additional financing for the ongoing Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project.

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About Asian Development Bank:

Context: The Government has taken a number of initiatives to encourage self-employment of women.

About the various schemes:  

Context: New WMO report says climate change impacts have increased in Asia.

Key findings of the report:

Mean temperature:


Context: Union Education Minister introduced the Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha.

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