Topic 1: Tibetan Buddhism and Dalai Lama

Context: The Dalai Lama has named a US-born Mongolian boy as the tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, the head of the Janang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddhist spiritual head of Mongolia, a report by the Times said.

Janang Tradition

Tibetan Buddhism

Hierarchy and Reincarnation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

Chinese interference

Topic 2: IRDAI removes commission limit for agents

Context: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has lifted limits on the payment of commissions to insurance intermediaries.

The new rules:

Who are insurance intermediaries?

What is IRDAI? The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) is an autonomous and statutory body which is responsible for managing and regulating insurance and re-insurance industry in India.Irdai is a 10-member body-a chairman,five full-time members andfour part-time members.It was constituted under an Act of Parliament in 1999.Headquarters: Hyderabad.Role:It has to protect the interests of insurance policy holders and ensure that they are treated in a just manner.It also has to monitor policy issuers to ensure that the common man’s interests are not subverted.

Topic 3: Exercise Afindex-23

Context: India- Africa Joint Military Exercise ‘Afindex-23’ Concluded At Foreign Training Node, Aundh, Pune

Key details:

Topic 4: New India Literacy Programme

Context: New India Literacy Programme launched to cover a target of 5.00 crore non-literates in the age group of 15 years and above

What is the New India Literacy Programme?


Topic 5: India’s solar PV waste problem

Context: Waste management in the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector still lacks clear directives.

What is PV waste?

Is this waste recovered or recycled?

Challenges for India

Way forward:


Topic 6: National Investigation Agency

Context: Keeping in view the zero tolerance policy against terrorism, the Central Government regularly reviews administrative and legal requirements of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

What is the NIA?

What are the scheduled offences?

Jurisdiction of NIA:

How does the NIA take up a probe?

Topic 7: Vibrant Villages Programme

Context: The Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) recently. 

Key details:

Topic 8: Project Akashteer, Sarang system and GSAT 7B

Context: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed three contracts recently.

Key details:

About Akashteer:

Sarang Systems

Advanced Communication Satellite

Topic 9: Ther Great Nicobar project

Context: The Union government will not allow the displacement of tribespeople to make way for the ₹72,000-crore Great Nicobar island project, the Tribal Affairs Ministry told the Rajya Sabha.

About the project:


Need of the project:

The concerns

About the Island

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