Summary of The Hindu 09th OCTOBER 2023 Current Affairs

Israel ‘at war’ as Hamas attack leaves 200 dead

Palestinian Islamist Group Hamas on Saturday launched a surprise attack on Israel , killing at least 200 people and claiming  that it had captured dozens of Israeli persons.

More than 1000 people have been wounded , Israel rescue service Zaka said .

A Reuters photographer saw multiple bodies lying on the street of southern town sdorat

Israel confirmed that Hamas had declared war as it’s Army confirmed fighting with militants in several Israeli towns and military bases in Gaza , And Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to retaliate ” Our enemy will pay a  price the type of which it has never known ” , he said ” we are in a war and will win it ” .

Military Response

Israel has responded  with air strikes at Gaza , which witnessed heavy explosion . Israeli Navy said that it killed dozens of militant trying to infiltrate Israel by sea .

At least 198 in Gaza strip have been killed and 1610 wounded . The Palestinians health ministry said .

Hamas deputy chief Saleh Al Arouri told that Hamas has captured big number of Israelis including some senior officials .

Hamas said that it’s attack is because of Israel increase attack on west bank .

” This is the day of the greatest battle to end the last occupation on earth ” Hamas military commander Mohammad deif said .

The attack marked an unprecedented infiltration into Israel by unknown number of Hamas man crossing the Gaza strip .

Hamas rules Gaza strip , it has its military wing . Many countries such as USA , UK , France  has declared Hamas as a terrorist organisation while many countries such as Brazil , China  does not recognise it as a militant organisation.

Israel army was conducting frequent raids in West Bank that used to cause civilian casualties as well . This is the first largest attack on Israel[1] [2] .


Hamas attack sites

GST council affirms 28% tax on online betting from oct 1

GST council in its Saturday meeting lowered the tax rates on certain millet based products , tweaked the age related norms for the members of mich awaited GST  Appellate tribunal and ceded taxation right on extra nuclear Alcohol to the states , while tweaking several login hanging issues .

The council also signaled that there will be no back pedaling on 28% of GST imposed on Online gaming , Casinos and Horse racing from October 1 .

Some major decisions taken are :

     Extra Neutral Alcohol ( ENA ) in liquor production kept outside GST , States empowered to tax ENA .

     States empowered to tax ENA .

     Blended flour , with at least 70% millets made tax free when sold loose

     Levy on molasses slashed from 28% to 5% to lower cattle feed cost , help sugarcane farmers.

Delhi Police claim bogus untenable : NewsClick

The Delhi Police allegations against NewsClick in its August are ex facie untenable and bogus , the news portal said in a statement on Saturday .It added that these Allegations

 It added that allegations has already been hurled several times from last 3 years but the three agencies The Delhi Police  , ED and Economic Offense wing hased to any filing of Chargesheet by any agency .  The current case under UAPA is to circumvent the protection given to Mr Prabir by courts .

Sikkim fash flood , 8 soldiers killed , 14 missing

In run up to poll , Rajshthan govt orders  Bihar like caste survey

The Congress govt in Rajasthan has ordered a caste survey to find out the socio economic status of different section of society .

Exercise will be conducted even after model code of conduct comes into force , resultant data may be released subject to approval by EC , say official sources .

India stands ‘ in solidarity with Israel ‘ after attacks says PM Modi

Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attack in Israel , Our thoughts and prayers are with innocent victims and their families .We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour ” PM Narendra Modi .

ISRO plans Gaganyaan unmanned flight test , years for abort test

ISRO has started preparing for its Flight test vehicle Abort mission 1 ( TV D1)

It demonstrates performance of crew escape system . The test will be completed by October .  Under Ganganyaan Mission India is sending 4  Astronauts to space for 3 to 5 days .


Orbital module built by ISRO

Ganga Ghaghra basin canals pose a threat to dolphin ; study

A recent publication ” Rescuing Ganges River Dolphin from irrigation canals in Uttar Pradesh North India ,2013 – 2020 . ” has said that Ganga Ghaghra Canal pose threat to dolphin .

Ganges Dolphin is National Aquatic animal and is listed ” endangered ” in IUCN red list .

UGC to train 1000 teachers to teach Students Indian knowledged system from degree level


US attack on Israel , Egypt calls for restraint , Iran backs Hamas

” The US unequivocally Condemns the unprovoked attacks ”  National security council spokesperson Adrienne Watsonhas said . He further added that ” there is never any justification for terrorism ” .

The French President  and EU President has Emanual Macron has also condemned the attack and shown solidarity with victim family .

Egypt who share boundary with both Israel and Palestine has called for restraint . While a senior advisor to Iran’s supreme  leader Ayatollah Khammeniu has expressed support for Hamas .

320 feared dead as two earthquakes rock Afghanistan

Two 6.3 magnitude hit western Afghanistan with epicenter 40 km from Herat city .

UN gave a preliminary figure of 320 dead but authorities  said that figure was still being verified .

Local authorities gave a figure of 100 people dead and 500 injured .

UN warns Pakistan against deporting Afghan forcibly

UN has warned that forcible deportation of Afghan nationals from Pakistan can lead to human rights violation including separation of families and deportation of minors .

Earlier Afghan interior minister had told to report all illegal migrant from Pakistan by November 1.


     Men Kabaddi team won gold

     Men Cricket team won gold

     Satwik – Chirag bag badminton gold

     Jyothi , Ojas sizzles gold in Archery

     India has won a total 107 medals , with 28 gold . In last Asian games it had won 70 .




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