Summary of The Hindu 02nd OCTOBER 2023 Current Affairs

AFSPA extended in 4 districts of Assam

Assam Police on Sunday said that AFSPA has been extended in 4 district for six months .These districts are Dibruharh  , Tinsukia  , Shibsagar , and Chariadeo .

AFSPA has been withdrawn from Jorhat , Karbi Anglong , and Dima Hasao    .

We Assam first saw the Imposition of AFSPA in 1990.

Districts of Assam which has seen AFSPA in recent times

J&J not to enforce patent to TB drugs

Johnson and Johnson will not enforce Sirtuso its brand name of Bedaquiline .

Bedaquiline is used to treat drug resistant cancer .

The announcement will finally pave the way for unfettered access of generic version of Bedaquiline in 134 low and middle income countries including India.

Bedaquiline is first drug of TB to be traditionally approved , it is more  effective than traditional TB treatment .It was made by Johnson and Johnson.

There was global pressure against secondary patent of Bedaquiline as first patent was going to expire .

Gross GST revenue growth slows to 10.2% in September .

In September India‘s GST collection rose to 1.63 lakh crore , 10.2% higher than September 2022 . But the growth approached 27 month low . In previous 2 months growth was 10.8% .

Oil firms raise ATF and commercial LPG prices .

Oil companies has increased commercial cooking gas prices by ₹209 . A 19kg commercial cylinder will cost ₹209 more . This will affect restaurant and food businesses .

The price of jet fuel has been hiked by 5% .

It can  result as increase in Air lines charges .

40% of cost in passenger tickets on aeroplanes goes to ATF .

The price of 14.2 kg of domestic LPG cylinders have been unchanged .

The Cabinet had approved 75 lakh new LPG under the Ujjwala scheme . Ujjawala Scheme beneficiary gets ₹200 additional  subsidy on 14.2 kg LPG gas cylinder .

Four held in Manipur for abduction and killing of two Meitie students

The CBI on Sunday , arrested four people including two women for their role in killing two Meitie students in Manipur .They were taken to Guwahati by CBI .

The suspects were identified as Paominlan Haokip , S Malswan Haokip , Lhingechona Baite , Tunneling Henthang .

Manipur CM N Biren Singh said his govt will ensure maximum punishment for accused .

However , the Kuki students of Organisation ( KSO ) said in a statement that two of the suspects Mr Malaswan  and Mr Paomilun are neither cadre of any militant group nor involved in it . They have called for indefinite shutdown in Churachandpur from Monday .

In July 2 Meitie students were abducted . Photos of their dead bodies went viral over social media over a weak ago. This led to massive protest in Imphal by students . Several students got injured  in this.

Inquest demand  in the Khalistani activists death likely today ?

The Sikh Federation UK plans to make formal demand , likely on Monday , for coroner’s inquest into Khalistani activists Avtar Singh Khanda .

Pro Khalistani Sikhs also plan to hold demonstration outside the Indian High commissioner in London .

Khanda was mentor of Amtotpal Singh , he also headed Waris Punjab de  for a brief period.

World

Suicide bomber detonates a device in Turkish capital

Two sicide bomber detonated explosives in Turkey’s capital Ankara . One detonated himself while other was shot down by Police before he could try for detonation .

2 police officers injured himself in this .

Till now there is no confirmation who the was behind the attack . Turkey has seen attack from Kurdish extremist  as well as Islamic extremist in the past .

A million protesters rally in Warsaw against Warsaw ‘s conservative govt

About a million people gathered in Washaw to protest against current govt . ” The million hearts March ” was called by Donald Turk the opposition leader . It was biggest gathering Poland has seen .

Poland will go for polls on October 15 . Some news channels has shown that Current  President will win again.

Indonesia set to launch China funded high speed rail , first in Southeast Asia

On Monday Indonesian PM Joko Windodo will launch country’s first bullet train named ” Whoosh ” . It will carry 600 people from Jakarta. to Javan city Bandung in 45 minutes .

The train can reach speed of 350 kmph .

It will be South Asia’s first bullet train.

It was built by China under Belt and Road Initiative ( BRI ) . The project cost is around 7 billion dollar . The project was to be completed by 2019 .  But was delayed .

Bangladesh bars ailing Khaleda Zia from healthcare treatment  abroad

Bangladesh on Sunday blocked former Prime Minister Khakoda Zia for traveling abroad for life saving treatment , a official and supporters of Kahlisa Zia said .

Khalida Zia is a major rival of Sheikh Hasina . She was sentenced for 17 years in 2008 in graft charge and jailed for two years  before being released under house arrest .

Bangladesh will go for elections in January but some foreign countries including USA have expressed concern about freedom and climate in which elections will take place .

Sheikh Hasina has been dominating in elections since last few times . Her victory was totally landslide last time .

Slovakia election winner defies European consensus on Ukraine

Slovakia’s pro Russia and anti liberal election winner Robert Fico is likely to form govt with help of coalition partners . He is likely to follow Hungry in opposii g European Union’s military .

In first visit in 30 years , UN mission arrives in Nagorno Karabakh .

  1. UN  mission reached Nagorno Karabakh to look into humanitarian condition there . Following take over by Azerbaijan almost all populaton has fled to Armenia .

Sports

Asian Games

     Avinash Sable won gold in 3000 m steeplechase race

     Tejinder Pal Singh Toor won gold in Shot put

Editorial

in Maldives

India must emerge with the new government in Male to deepen ties .

 

The editorial is about recent results of Maldivian election.

Mohammad Mizzu former opposition leader defeated president Mohammad Salih .

The voting percentage of the two were 54% and 46% . The reasons of defeat is said to be economic crunch following CoVIS 19 .

President Salih had adopted ” India First ” policy . While the election campaign of Mr. MiZzu  was based on ” India out ” .

 

Mohammad Saleh had adopted a pro India policy . It is expected that new government will increase its closeness to China . PM Modi was among first to congratulate Mr. Muizzu On social media . India should avoid giving any impression that it has any favourite in Maldives . And should just hope that new govt will be on balanced approach when dealing with India .

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