Topic 1: Khalistan Movement

Context: Hundreds of followers of a radical preacher and pro-Khalistan leader, clashed violently with police near Amritsar.

What is the Khalistan movement?

Topic 2: Caveat in petition

Context: A Supreme Court bench reprimanded a law student for filing a caveat in “Shailendra Mani Tripathi v. Union of India & Others”, a petition seeking menstrual leave for female students and working women across Indian institutions.

What is a caveat?

Topic 3: Section 153A

Context: The Supreme Court granted interim bail to chairman of the media and publicity department of the All India Congress Committee, who had been arrested for alleged hate speech by Assam Police earlier in the day.

Section 153A

Topic 4: Menstrual Leave Policy in India

Context: A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India asked the petitioner to approach the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry to frame a policy for menstrual leave.

Key details:

What are menstrual leaves?

How menstruation is neglected and tabooed

Menstrual leave policies around the world

Status of menstrual leave in India

Biological significance of menstrual leaves

Arguments against menstrual leave policy


Topic 5: Orangutans

Context: A gang smuggling orangutans in India has escaped through Chennai, allegedly with the help of some police personnel.

About Orangutans:

Topic 6: Sushi terrorism

Context: Japan’s signature cuisine is at the centre of a police investigation after customers at revolving sushi restaurants posted video clips of themselves interfering with food and playing pranks on other customers.

Key details:

Topic 7: National Geospatial Policy 2022

Context: Experts suggested ways of pushing forward the new Geospatial Policy and harnessing it for National Development at the two-day conference on “Geospatial Policy for National Development”.  

What is the National Geospatial Policy?

What is geospatial data?

Security Concern

The Survey of IndiaThe Survey of India is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying.It was set up in 1767 to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company.It is headed by the Surveyor General of IndiaResponsibilitiesAdvisor to the Indian Government:It acts as an adviser to the Government of India on all cartography-related matters.Geo names:Survey of India is responsible for the naming convention and spellings of names of geographical features of India.Certification and publication:Scrutiny and certification of external boundaries of India and Coastline on maps published by the other agencies.SurveysNational borders:Demarcation of the borders and external boundaries of India as well as advice on the demarcation of inter-state boundaries.Oceanic tidal predictionUndertake prediction of tides at 44 ports including 14 foreign ports.Research and developmentTraining

Topic 8: Borthekera plant

Context: medicinal plant commonly called ‘Borthekera’ in the Assamese language has been found to protect from heart diseases.

About the plant:

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