Topic 1 : Kancheepuram

Why in news: An architect who helped get Santiniketan on UNESCO’s World Heritage List says that Kancheepuram deserves world heritage status.

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Why in news: National Commission for Backward Classes recommends inclusion of five castes from Andhra Pradesh in Central OBC list.

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Topic 3 : The Parthenon Sculptures

Why in news: A diplomatic row sparked between Greece and the UK after British Prime Minister cancelled a meeting with his Greek counterpart over the status of the Parthenon Sculptures housed at the British Museum.

What are the Parthenon Sculptures?

How did the sculptures reach Britain?

Were the sculptures stolen?

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Why in news: Seeking to rein in an observed rise in unsecured personal loans and credit cards, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to reserve more capital for risk weights.

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What is credit risk and risk weights?

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Why in news: India along with 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) were represented by 200 participants, at the 4th edition of the annual ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum (AIGIF) that was launched in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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