Topic 1: The Right to be Forgotten

Context:  The Delhi High Court is all set to hear a doctor’s plea for enforcement of his ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Key details:

Origins of this Right

Arguments for and against the Right to be forgotten:

Topic 2: ALMA telescope

Context: The Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA), a radio telescope comprising 66 antennas located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile is set to get software and hardware upgrades.

Key details:

What is a radio telescope and how it works?Radio telescope is an astronomical instrument consisting of a radio receiver and an antenna system that is used to detect radio-frequency radiation emitted by extraterrestrial sources.Because radio wavelengths are much longer than those of visible light, radio telescopes must be very large in order to attain the resolution of optical telescopes.

Topic 3: SursingarMandolin and Karakattam

Context: Prime Minister of India spoke of several musical instruments and folk artists who he hoped would continue to inspire everyone at the grassroots towards making performing arts more popular.




Topic 4: The anatomy of heat waves

Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that the maximum temperatures over northwest, west, and central India would be 3-5°C higher than the long-term average.

What is a heat wave?

Heat waves in India:

Occurrence of Heat waves:


Topic 5: Quote: Human spirit must prevail over technology

Context: A quote attributed to Albert Einstein, “Human spirit must prevail over technology”, warrants a proper analysis of uninterrupted discussion on the future of technology and human beings.

Meaning of the quote

Where can this quote be used?

Similar quotes by Einstein:

Topic 6: MIIRA

Context: India has introduced a draft to launch a global initiative to encourage the consumption and production of millet known as MIIRA.

What is MIIRA?

MIIRA stands for ‘Millet International Initiative for Research and Awareness’.

About Millets:

Topic 7: Neocolonialism

Context: Recently a Revolutionary’s exhumed remains were reburied at a ceremony in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Sankara was a charismatic anti-colonist and against neocolonialism.

About Neo-Colonialism:

Topic 8: The Yellow River

Context: A new study has noted that the Chinese practice of building embankments is also to blame for the devastating floods the Yellow River has wrought in its basin from pre-history to the last century. 

About the Yellow River:

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