Summary of The Hindu 02 August 2023 Current Affairs — — — —

                     The Hindu –2 August

Manipur status report on FIRs shows there is no law and order : SC

The Manipur government’s status report on 6,523 FIRs points to an ” absolute breakdown of the constitutional machinary ” in the state , since ethnic violence broke out at the beginning of May , SC said on Tuesday .

“This shows that from the beginning of May till the end of July ,there was no law in the state ….a complete breakdown of law and order . If law and order cannot protect its citizens , where are we left ?” CJI DY Chandrachud asked .

The Supreme Court directed Manipur DGP ( director General of Police ) to be personally present in the court on August 7 at 2 PM adding that he should be in position to answer the questions of the court .

The court  called police investigation to be ” tardy ” . There was”  considerably loss of time ” between incidents and FIRs filed .

                 State govts status report said that there had been status report 150 deaths including 59 deaths between may 3 and 5 .

The court said that information provided in status report as ” adequate ” with CJI nothing that the FIRs have not been ” disaggregated “.

The next hearing is on August 7.

Patna high court finds caste based survey of Bihar govt .’perfectly valid ‘ , allows resumption .

Patna High court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions filed against the decision of Bihar govt to conduct a caste based survey .Upholding decison of the court to be “perfectly valid ” .

” We find the action of the state to be perfectly valid ,initiated with due competence , with the legitimate aim of providing ‘ Development with justice ‘ , as proclaimed in the address of both house ,” the court said in its order on Tuesday .

                        In May 4 the High court had issued an interim stay on the ongoing survey and turned down a state govt plea on May 9 to advance the hearing from july 3 . Later the state govt moved to SC . But SC refused to intervene .

                          Petitioner has told that they will move SC against court order .

Pawar looking on , PM Modi  accepts Lokmanaya Tilak Award .

PM Modi was conferred with 47 th Lokmanya Tilak Award , at a ceremony in Pune . PM Modi dedicated this award to 140 crore Indians and donated prize money  to Namami Gange project .

                           Lokmanya Tilak Award is given annually to those who have worked for the betterment of country .

                      Sharad Pawar presence at the award ceremony didnt go well with MVA allies Shiv Sena ( UBT) and Congress .

Center owes ₹6, 366 CR in MNREGA wages to 18 states , union territories .

Union Rural development ministry informed parliament on Tuesday that it owed ₹ 6366 CR under MGNREGS to the states. . There are a total of ₹ 14.42 crore active MGNREGS workers , most of them women , dependent on wages of supplements their family income . ₹ 2772 cr is owed to West Bengal alone ,₹979 cr to Rajsthan and ₹ 669 cr to Bihar .


Most of the unclaimed body in Manipur are of infiltrators : govt .


Manipur violence : Thoubal assault and missing girl case among batch of 11 FIRs.

11 cases of violence against women and child , Manipur govt is ” ready ” to handover to Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) .

Bill Passed :           

RS passes Biodiversity Bill :

The bill proposes access of forest products by AYUSH practitioner without hindrance .

Also punishment in offences related to use of forest produce biodiversity has been reduced .


Lok Sabha passes the bill on birth registration :

Registration of Births and Deaths ( amendment )  bill 2023 paves the way for digital certificates which will be the single document to be used for admission to educational institutions, application for driving licences , govt jobs , passport or Aadhaar , voter enrollment , and registration to marriages and others .

This will ” avoid multiplicity of documents to prove the date and place of birth in the country “


Imam killed in mosque attack , Haryana death toll rises to 5

Violence between two communities had erupted on Monday , when a Hindu festive event to move from one temple to another was attacked enroute by Muslims in Nuh Haryana. The crowd killed two homeguards . Later the the communal clashes broke out in Gurugram and Palwal . In midnight attack on a Anjuman Jama Masjid in Gurgaon a Imam was killed .

There is still ambience of uncertainty in region .

Internet services has been shut down .

NCB busts LSD smuggling syndicate :

The Narcotics Control Bureau has busted a drug cartel , allegedly the country’s largest darkenet based LSD smuggling named ” Zambada Cartel ”  . The cartel had planned to set up a LSD outlet in India .


Centre oreders X to remove footage to RPF constable


‘Indian grants to be used in education , healthcare in Srilanka’s estate areas ‘

On president Ranil Wickramshinghes visit to India recently PM Modi announced a grant of ₹ 75 crore for Malayaha Tamils. These are first Tamils to establish in Srilanka .

               General Secretary of Ceylon Workers Congress and cabinet minister S. Thodaman has told that the money will be spent on transformative change like education and healthcare of Srilanka  Tamils .

                 Malaiyaha Tamil have a population of around 1 million but 1.5 lakh of these continue to work in tea state .

Myanmar Junta shaves off six years from Suu Kyi’s 33 years prison sentence .

Myanmar Military  Junta has reduced 33 year old prison sentenc  of Aung San sui Kyi by 6 years following an amnesty drive to mark Buddhist lent .

                    Sui kyi has been imposed 19 criminal cases including corruption to breaching CoVid – 19 rules .

                     Meanwhile US has denaunced the decision of Military Junta to extend elections to be held for 6 months .

Australia PM stands firm on against US on Assangne ‘ s prosecution :

Australian PM Anthony Albanese on Tuesday said that his govt stands firm agianst US over prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assagne .Assagne is a Australian citizen fighting extradition from the Britain on the US espionage Charges .

                       US is trying hard to extradite Assagne from UK to USA . Assagne had related lots of confidential US documents on Wikileaks .

At least 20 persons killed and 19 missing in  China rainstorms .

Storm Doksuri , a former super typhoon , swept North wards over China after hitting Fujian province .


Editorial 1

Supreme indictment

After the SC remark on Manipur , the BJP must replace CM .

About the editorial:

The editorial talks about SC observation in Manipur violence cases . The observation that the FIRs filed have been lethargic and arrests ” far and few between ” . That has led complete breakdown of law and order in Manipur is quite serious . And editorial wants Manipur CM to be replaced after such grave lack of accountability .

About SC observation :

SC had taken the cognisance of law and order in Manipur when video of the girl being paraded naked had surfaced in social media .

SC has pulled state govt for ” lethargic ” investigations .  Referring to the arrests in 6500 FIRs filed only ” far and few between ” , the court has ordered more information on police investigation , the court has ordered personal presence of Manipur DGP on next hearing on 7 th August .The court earlier had also called to form its own investigation team after more incidences similar to 4 may Thoubal surfaced .

Even involvement of police can be seen in many cases .

About Present Manipur situation:

After courts observation , it is clear how pathetic law and order situation is presently in Manipur . In many cases police personnel have been found involved like police giving victims to mob and similar . Such police personnel must be brought to the clutches of law and strong action should be taken . Overall CM has accountability in all these and he should resign , and BJP should force the resignation .

Editorial 2

Core Comfort

Government effort to boost infrastructure is yielding results .

About the editorial :

The editorial talks about recent surge in eight core sector . Eight core sector  growth was 8.2% . That was five month high . The editorial talks about it .

Eight core sector of Industrial manufacturing

Electricity , steel , refinery products ,crude oil , coal ,cement , natural gas , and fertilizers are Indian industries eight core industries .The eight core industries comprises 40.27% of weightage in Industrial Production .

Steel and Cement

The growth in steel and cement in April -june 2023 has been 15.9%and 12.2% . The reason being infrastructural creation , house building at large pace be it under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna or real state sector .

Electricity and Coal

Coal production rose by 9.8%. Electricity which was hit because of Industrialized Gujrat hit by cyclone earlier resumed well . Most of the coal produced goes in production of electricity .

Crude oil and refinery products


India’s crude oil production dropped by .6% from April . India is heavily dependent on Crude oil from abroad it cost a large percentage of govt exchequer . This is to be looked into .

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