Topic 1: Six Minor Tribes in Manipur

Context: National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN (I-M) has claimed that six minor tribes in the State are Nagas.


Source: The Hindu

                     Topic 2: Passively Managed Mutual Funds

Context: SEBI has announced to introduce a new light-touch regulatory framework for Passively managed mutual funds.


What was the need for new Regulations?

Source: The Hindu

 Topic 3: The Fortified Rice

Context: Many civil society groups have warned that mass fortification of rice puts patients suffering from thalassemia and sickle cell disease at risk of an iron overload.


Why fortify staple food?

How is rice fortified with iron?

According to the food ministry, the fortification programme aims to cover 291 aspirational and high burden (nutrient deficient) districts across the country.

Source: The Indian Express

Topic 4: WTO’s Appellate Body

Context: India has moved the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) apex dispute resolution body, the Appellate Body, against a WTO panel ruling that said its import duties on some information and technology products are inconsistent with global trade norms.


Source: Live Mint

                           Topic 5: Indus Valley Civilization Dancing Girls

Context: Prime Minister inaugurated the Mascot of International Museaum expo-‘A contemporised version of the famous Dancing girl of Mohenjodaro.


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