Topic 1 : SIM swap scam

Why in news: People are losing their money in their bank account after receiving missed calls from unknown numbers.

What is the SIM swap scam?

Why do victims receive multiple missed calls?

How do fraudsters find victims?

Why in news: The Jharkhand Cabinet, recently, approved the ‘Abua Awas Yojna’ (AAY) — a housing scheme for the poor.

Key details:

Need for the scheme:

Provisions under the scheme:

Eligible beneficiaries

Ineligibility criteria:

Topic 3 : Jehovah’s Witnesses

Why in news: Two people were killed and scores injured after a series of blasts at a Sunday prayer convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses sect in Kerala.

About Jehovah’s Witnesses


Jehovah’s Witnesses in India

Why in news: This year marks a decade since China’s ambitious infrastructure funding project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was first outlined by President Xi Jinping.

About the Belt and Road Initiative:

Principles of BRI:



Progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC):

India and BRI

Topic 5 : Exercise KAZIND-2023

Why in news: Indian Army and Air Force Contingent Departs for India-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise KAZIND-2023

Key details:

Topic 6 : QR codes on food labels

Why in news: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended the inclusion of a QR (quick response) code on food products for accessibility by visually impaired individuals stating that this will ensure access to safe food for all.

Significance of the move:

What information will the QR codes provide?

How did the QR code come into being?

Trends in QR use worldwide

Why in news: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act (CrPI) enables police and central investigating agencies to collect, store and analyse physical and biological samples including retina and iris scans of arrested persons.

Key details:

Need for the legislation:

Role of the NCRB

Status on the ground


Why in news: The Lewis Model has worked in China, not in India, according to experts.

About the Lewis Model:

How has the model panned out in India?


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