Summary of The Hindu 07 August 2023 Current Affairs — —

                  The Hindu – 7 aug


Amid Fresh clashes , ITLF leaders to meet Amit Shah

Union Home minister will hold talks with representatives of the indigineous tribal Leader Forum ( ITLF) from Monday  to Tuesday .

HM met Mizoram CM Zoramthanga on Saturday as five people died and several houses torched in ethnic clashes in Churachandpur and Bishnupur of Manipur . On the same day there was also attempt to snatch weapons from the police in the Imphal West ., which was thwarted by police .

    10 companies of Central Armed Police Forces ( CAPF ) accounting for nearly 1,000 personal were airlifted to the state on Saturday .                  Meanwhile Kuki People Alliance (KPA) with 2 MLAs in Manipur assembly withdrew its support from BJP led NDA govt . The move is not likely to  affect NDA govt  in BJP which has 32 MLAs.

Gyanvapi Survey Continues amid boycott threat by Muslim panel

ASI team continued its survey for third consecutive day on Sunday , to ascetyain whether the mosque was built over Hindu temple .

                  Earlier counsel of Hindu structure claimed that a few pieces of idols and remains of Hindu temple was found during during the 3D imagery . Muslim sides has rubbished these claims . The date of completion of survey is 22 july and report regarding this is to be submitted in Varanasi court on August 4 th 

G20 negotiation face climate change hurdle .

G 20 is to be held between 9 and 11 September in Delhi .  But no final communique over the climate change has been finalised .

One of the key contention is about words ” phase out ” and ” phase down ” . While G 7 countries want ” phase out ” to be introduced , developing countries like India and Saudi Arabia are in favour of ” phase down ” .

Phase out will mean that there is a bindage that all emission has to be shut down .

             G20 Energy Transition working Group meeting was held in Goa followed by Environment and Climate Sustainability working group in Chennai .

President Unveils Bharathi’s portrait at Raj Bhawan in T.N. , renamed Durbar Hall .

President Draupadi Murmu on Sunday unveiled a portrait of late Tamil Poet Journalist   . subramanya Bharathi at the Raj Bhawan here in Chennai .

                The Durbar hall of Raj Bhawan was renamed as ” Bharthiar Mandalam ” after him .

Durbar Hall is where important functions , including swearing in ceremony is organised .

Among those sharing dias was TN CM MK Stalin and Governor RN Ravi .

FATF trying to revise recommendations of safeguard  NPOs .

FATF is looking to revise its current recommendation aimed safeguarding Non Profit Organisation (NPO ) from being abused for terror Financing .

18th Century Tamil Manuscript found in Monastery in Italy .
Palm Manuscript of 18 th century titled Gnanamuryachi  have been discovered in an Armenian Monastery in nothern Italy .

Tamil Bharathan a doctoral scholar of of Tamil Research at JNU was allowed to access the manuscript .

5 percent birds in India are endemic , says Zollogical survey of India.

75 endemic words of India was recently released by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI ) on 108 th foundation day .The recent publication points out that that about  5% birds in the country are endemic and are not reported in other parts of world .

                      India is home to 1,353 bird species, which represents approximately 12.4% of the global bird diversity. Of these, 78 (5%) are endemic to the country.

PM launches revamp to 508 Amrit Bharat stations

PM modi on Sunday virtually laid the foundation of 508 railway stations across country at a cost of over ₹244870 crore .

Under Amrit Bharat Scheme ,508 stations are spread across 27 states and UTs . 55 each in UP and Rajasthan , 49 in Bihar , 44 in Maharashtra , 37 in West Bengal , 34 in MP , 32 in Assam , 25 in Odisha , 22 in Punjab ,31 in Gujarat and Telangana , 20 in Jharkhand , 18 eac h in Andhra Pradesh and TamilNadu , 15 in Haryana , 13 in Karnataka .

                            These stations will be developed as ” city centers ” with proper development.of.both sides of city. Overall urban development of city around is in focus. Better passenger facility , free wi fi and other passenger amenities , well designed traffic circulation , inter modal integration and signage to passengers  will be provided .The design of stations will be inspired by local culture heritage and architecture . Fr example Jaipur railway stations will have glimses of Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort .

                  All capitals of North East soon will be connected with railway networks  .

.PM Modi further said that LED lights has been installed in nearly 70,000 coaches and number of bio toilets in coaches has increased 28 times from 2014 .” By 2030 India will be a country build on zero net emission ” .

30 killed and 90 injured in train accident in south Pakistan

10 coaches of Rawalpindi bound Hazara express goes off track , killing 30 and and injuring at least 90 others as rescue operation are completed with early warning.

             The train was travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi. When 10 coaches went of track near Sarhari railway station off Nawabshah .

           Official suspect that crash could be due to mechanical fault or sabotage .


Contrary to court order , Imran held in Article prison .

Imran Khan awoke on Sunday as an inmate in High security Attock prison in Attock city but should have been Adiala jail in Rawalpindi , according to order issued by Islamabad trial court . It is same jail where Nawaz Sharif was kept after his arrest following toppling of his govt by former president Perwez Musharraf .

         Earlier Imran Khan was arrested following his conviction in Toshakhana case .


Maldives court nars former president Yameen from contesting September polls .

Mr Yameen earlier was jailed for 11 years after getting convicted in corruption and money laundering charges . Despite conviction he was fighting for the next elections  to be held in September . But Suprem Court disqualified him citing two provision  bar any convicted jail person from fighting in elections .

             Mr Yameen has been involved in ,” anti India ” campaign . Calling ‘ India Out ‘ as a slogan .


Ukraine faces multiple waves of attack : Russia. Claims to have stuck military airlfields.

Ukraine faces multiple waves of attack which Moscow said targetted military airfields.

‘ In total , the enemy used 70 air attack weapons in several waves ” in the night between Saturday and Sunday .

Ukrainian Air force told that it downed 30 out of 40 cruise missiles all Sahed drones by Russia .

Earlier Russian Tanker in Black sea was hit by Ukrainian drone one day ago .


30 migrants missing , 57 rescued in two shipwrecks off Italian island Lampusa

The iron ship had sailed off  from sfix Tunisia , but we’re caught by waves . This year alone around 1800 people have died attempting to cross the seas , the number is almost 900 this year.

Israel military kill three  suspected Palestinian militants in West Bank

Editorial 1:
Off board

The Indian chess board has crossed an inflection point with young crop of player

About the editorial :—

The editorial is  regarding D. Gukesh getting rating points better than VishwanathanAband in Chess . The editorial talks about this , current chess players in India and bright future prospect .

About recent chess ratings :

World chess Championship is currently going in Azerbaijan capital Baku .17 year old D Gukesh has got a rating 2756 Elon points . This makes him India’s no Chess player, leaving behind current world no 1 from India Vishwanathan Anand . Anand has been India’s no. 1 chess player since 1986 . The ranking which will be released by FIDE at the end of this month will show  the same . This will bring Gukesh in top 10 in world ranking . He will be ranked 9 after this rating , while Anand will be on 10 .             

Future prospects

For India prospects looks pretty good . With Gukesh doing quite well and others like Arjun Ergaisi , R. Praganannada and Nihar Sarin also making rapid progress  it looks good .Among women Koneru Humpy is ranked 4 while D Harika is ranked 12   .

              For Gukesh there is chances to win world chess championship . If he able to win it Chess will grow in India even faster .

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