Summary of The Hindu 08 JULY 2023 Current Affairs — — — 

THE HINDU 08-07-2023




ð  Defamation case : Gujrat HC refuses relief to Rahul.

In a setback for Rahul Gandhi, the Gujrat High Court of Friday declined to stay on surat court Judgement in which he is convicted for criminal defamation and got 2 year Jail term.

On petitioner claims that charges wer not serious

“The accussed did not stop there bit impacted that ‘saore choro ka naam modi hi kya hai (Why do all the thieves have Modi surname)” Thus the present case certainly falls within category of seriousness of Offence”. The court underlined that he faces 10 criminal case across country, including one filed by grandson of V.D. savarkar, On punishment was too large Justice Hemant Prachehhak, who dismissed the plea also refuted petitioner’s claim that sentence of two years was 400 large “He heid that sentence of two year was “Just proper and legal”. He further stoted that staying on conviction was not a rule, but an exception, resorted only in rare cases the court also maintained that the onxiction was a “serious matter affecting a large section of society” ahead of 2019 polls, in a rally in Karnatka Rahul Gandhi has spoke ‘saare choro ka naam Modi hi Kyuhn hai (Why all thives have Modi surname) BJP MLA from Gujrat Purnesh Modi went to court over this citing it was abuse over Modi community which is OBC by caste and creates a large chunk of Gujrat Population.

A Surat Session court held Rahul Gandhi guilty of criminal defamation and seritenced him for two year Jail.

Soon Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from his lok Sabha Membership as per rules (any one convicted for 2 or more years  will be immediately disqualified from house membership “Disoppointed” Congress says it will move SC party said the HC order was “disappointing” but not “Unexpected”.

Congress will hell a Maun Satyagraha on July 12.

It will move sc against HC order.

ð  Central forces pour in as west Bengal gets set to vote today.

West Bengal will go for panchyat polls Saturday, 8th July amid high security 5.67 crore electors will elect 73,887 panchayat representatives (63,229 seats at the gram panchayats, 9730 panchayat  sumiti seats and 928 zila parishad seats) 822 companies of central forces are set to be deployed for election day. The major fight will be between TMC, BJP, CPI and congress. TMC has made restriction of funds to MNREGA by central govt as a major issue. Central govt had restricted fund for MNREGA following large corruption, and non compliance of govt directines by W. Bengal govt in this regard.

ð  CBI arrests three official in Balasore train  collision case

CBI on Friday arrested two senior section engineers (Signal) and a technician on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of evidences in triple train collision case.

June 2, collision of 3 train had taken lines of at least 291 person

It recorded the statement of these officials to ascertain the chances of foul play, technical glitch or human error that led to collision.

A faut in the wiring in a location near Bahanga Bazaar railway station had gone undetected by the signal and telecomm staff.

Railway safety enguiry report stated “lapses in the signalling circuit atteration” cause of accident.

ð  ED attaches assests worth 52.24 crore of Sisodia, others in Delhi excise policy case

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached assets worth 52.24 crore belonging to former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and others in the excise policy case.

It include I morable property worth 7.29 crore involving two properties of Manish Sisodia and his wife, chariot productions Media private ltd and its owner, Rajesh Joshi and land/flat of businessman Gautam Malhotra, it said.

Morable property attached included Brindco sales Prt Ltd. (16.45 crore) and others (11.49 cr)

Earlier Ed had attached 76.54 crore total attachment by Ed is 128.78 crore under prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA).

Manish Sisodia her charges both by CBI and ED and he has not get bail in any of these by Delhi High Court.

The excise policy that was scrapped over charges tof corruption, hard extended extraordinarily high 12% profit margine for wholesaler and almost 185% profit margins for retaliers. It is alleged that through cartelisation such favours were extended. 

ð  Assam oppn, parties protest draft delimitation proposal.

11 opposition parties of Assam staged protest in Front of election commission in New Delhi. They told that EC had given time to listen to their grievances but no EC official was present when they went there.

ð  Visva Bharati varsity hits out at sen cells him “migrant traveller”.

Recently Amartya sen visited his home in Visva Bharati, where he called UCC “a bluff” and linked it to Hindu nation.

The Home of Amartya sen is built an Visva Bharati universities property and the matter is currently sub-Judice.

ð  Delhi to host test run of hydrogen fuel-cell buses later this year

First test run of hygrogen fuel buses will be in Delhi followed by Gujrat and kerala. The buses is being developed under Joint venture of IOCL and Tata Motors though bases are being “indigenously developed”. The actual fuel battery is being imported.

Hydrogen is regarded as fud of coming age. It gives no emission. Works on H2+O2 – H2O

ð  Gita press a living faith; no less than a temple says PM Modi.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh PM Modi participated in centeneory celebration of Gita press in Gorakhpur. PM Modi called publishing house as “not less than any temple”. The publisher is “guiding humanity through its work.

He laid foundation of Gorakhpur railway station redevelopment project; and flagged off vande Bharat Train from Gorakhpur.

ð  Deport Khalistanis, Doval tells U.K counterpart tim barrow

A day after UK’s foreign secretary James cleverly gone assurance of safety for  Indian diplomats in his counry. NSA Ajit Doval held meeting with UK’s counter part and hold U.K to deport those who hade earlier taken part in vandalising India embarrier. On March 8, Pro-Khalistani rallies are expected in London, san fransico, Toronto and Melbourne. The rally is said to be against killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep singh Mijjur on June 18 in Canda.

ð  ‘Selective ban’ of messaging apps may be looked at Trai telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought inpats from different stakeholders on bringing apps like “What app” under licensing frame-work. Also whether such apps can be selectively banned at places where an internet shutdown would other wise have been imposed.




ð  U.S to send cluster bombs, armoured vehicles to Ukraine.

U.S. president Joe Biden’s administration has decided to provide cluster munitions as part of weapons that will be provide under 800 million aid to Ukraine.

Cluster Munitions are were warned by UN as it may led to large civilian deaths.

Cluster munitions – Carries large number of bomblets which when comes to ground explods


UN had warmed both Ukraine and Russia against using cluster munitions.

Other weapons and infra provided by US include

Bradley and stryker armoured vehicles such as rounds for houtizers, and High mobility Artillery Rocket system, official said.

Ukraine had asked for there to sustain cunter offensive against Russia.

ð  Treasury chief says US not seeking “winner-take-all competition with china.

U.S. treasury secretory Jenet yellen told chines premier Li Qiang on Friday that US is not seeking “winner-take-all” competition, in a visit to Beijing armed at stability fraught ties. Mr. yellen is on four day visit to china she met her counterpart she said “we seek a healthy economic competition that is not winner take all but with a fair set of rules, can benefit both countries over time”

US has said earlier that it want to “de risk” from china by limiting Advance Technology access to  China that is cracial of US National security.

ð  Ant Group fined 1 bn by Chinese authority

Chinese regulations said on Friday that they had fined Fintech giant ant froup almost 1 billion for “illegal acts” and handed an affiliate of rival Tencent a 415 million Denalty, adding that along-running crackdown on tech firms was drawing to a close

On Friday Alibaba shares went 3.44% in Hong Kong stock exchange as officials said that crackdown was ending.

ð  Srilanka Counting on Indian Tourists to bolster economic recovery

Srilanka is looking for tourist sector to boost FOREX reserve.

Colombo is housing 64th conventions of Travel agents Association in Inda, Addressing this PM Ramil Wikramshing he told that tourism will emerge major sector for foreign reserves.

Flights from some major cities lila Air India flight b/w Chennai and Jaffru Chinese flight b/w Chengdu and Colombo has been  introduced to boost tourism India tourist are major contributor to tourism secot.

It was hit by church explosion and pandemic earlier becoming a major contributor to srilanka Forex default.






India must calibrate its diplomacy an khalistani issue to better effect.

ð  What the editorial is all about?

The editorial is about khalistani supporters to call for march to Indian embarries on 8th July. The editorial talks about India’s security concerns and how such situation should be death.

ð  About Pro-Khalistani March on 8th July.

Pro-Khalistani separatist in four countries US, UK, Canada and Australia have spread messages and used posters to inform that they will be marching to Indian embassies in these countries on July 8.

These posters have lines like “kill India” and “Khalistani freedom” even worrying is that it contains photo graphs of top diplomats in these countries.

ð  International Laws

Security of diplomat and embassies totally lie to the country in which it is established, means that for Indian embassy in Canada, it is Canada govt’s obligation to provide full security to there countries.

ð  About India govt’s Stance

Indian govt. has Summoned ambassadors of  Canada, UK, Australia over these earlier in incidents of vandalism of Indian embassies India has taken tit for tat action against those countries that didn’t provide security such stance is going to continue.






Congress seems to have brought peace in Rajasthan by taking pilot on Board

ð  What the editorial is all about?

The editorial is about the feud between rajasthan CM ashok Gehlot and Sachin pilot Ahead of Rajasthan Assembly polls expected to be later this year there was need of end of feud b/w these two for better performance of congress.

ð  Decisions taken in Rajasthan Congress high command meeting.

Sachin pilot had 3 major demands, Reformation of Rajsthan Public service Commission (RPSC), stringent Panishment for those caught in paper levak cases and investigation in  alleged corruption by vasundhra Raje Sindhia two of these demands has been accepted i.e Reformation of RPSC, and punishment in question leak cases. Mr. pilot asserted that Congress would win more seats than 2018 polls, this time. This shows that for time being the leaders seems together and united and that is good for congress poll prospects.

ð  About congress poll blank

Social schemes like subsidised cooking gas at cost 500 health insurance of up to 25 lakh etc are some majot social schemes tha getilot govt will call  for votes.

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