Topic 1: Rajasthan Day

Context: Festivities celebrating Rajasthan Day are undergoing across the state which marks the date of the state’s creation, unifying a motley group of princely states and chiefships.

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Integration of Rajasthan in various stages:

Topic 2: Rare diseases

Context: All drugs and food for special medical purposes, imported for personal use for the treatment of all rare diseases listed under the National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021, have been exempted from basic customs duty by the central government.

The new duty exemption

What is a Rare Disease?

Topic 3: Western Disturbance

Context: Northwest India has seen multiple spells of rainfall due to western disturbances.

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Topic 4: PAHCHAN cards

Context: Ministry of Textiles issued PAHCHAN cards to 30.53 lakhs handicrafts artisans and 30.90 lakhs handloom weavers across the country

Key details:

Topic 5: Piezoelectric effect

Context: For the first time, scientists have reported evidence of the piezoelectric effect in liquids.

Key details:

What is Piezoelectricity?

What is the piezoelectric effect?

Hooke’s law:

Possible new applications



Topic 6: Sarbat Khalsa

Context: In a video statement issued from hiding, the head of Waris Punjab De, has asked Akal Takht Jathedar to call the Sarbat Khalsa on Baisakhi Day.

Key details:

Fading of the practice

When the Sarbat Khalsa was convened in the recent century?

Topic 7: The Quality Control Orders for fibres

Context: Quality Control Orders (QCO) have been issued for fibres — cotton, polyester and viscose — that constitute the basic raw materials for majority of the Indian textile and clothing industry.

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Way forward

Topic 8: Vaikom Satyagraha

Context: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced in the Assembly that his government was planning year-long events to commemorate the Vaikom Satyagraha that was launched to end caste discrimination in a local temple a century ago.

About Vaikom Satyagraha:

Topic 9: Gamosa

Context: A newly formed Bangla Sahitya Sabha Assam (BSSA) used a hybrid creation, an Assamese gamosa and a Bengali gamcha, each cut in half and sewn together to felicitate guests at a function which created controversy.

About Gamusa/Gamosa:

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