Summary of The Hindu 10th JUNE 2024

72 member NDA Ministry takes oath to the office

Narendra Modi took oath of office for the third term as Prime Minister on Sunday . The ceremony was held in Rashtrapati Bhawan’s forecourt .

The new cabinet comprises 30 cabinet ministers , five Ministers of states with independent charges , and 36 ministers of State .

The mix contains a mix of old and new . Sixth one ministers are from BJP , 11 from its partners in NDA .

Five cabinet ministers from allies are H D Kumaraswamy from JD ( S) ; former Bihar CM and HAM leader Jitan Ram Manjhi , Chirag Paswan of LJP ;Ram Manohar Naidu of TDP ;Rajiv Ranjan Singh “ Lallan” of the JD( U) .

The ministers are drawn from 24 states , including ,BJP’s first lok Sabha member from Kerala , Suresh Gopi

27 ministers are from the OBCs , 10 from SCs , five from STs , five from minority community .

Many Ministers have been repeated  , Rajnath Singh , Nitin Gadkari , Piyush Goyal , Nirmala Sitharaman , Giriraj Singh and Koren Rijiju .

BJP President  JP Nadda has also been included in the cabinet . Nadda’s term as BJP president was to end on June . This gives signs of revamp in BJP’s Organisation .

Ajit Pawar led NCP rejects offer of Minister of State post

While Eknath Shinde has been included in the cabinet . Ajit Pawar declined an offer by BJP for the minister of state ( MoS ) post . He said that he has asked for a cabinet minister’s post  instead . He said that he has got assurance of a cabinet post in few days .

Seven leaders from India’s neighbour hood watch swearing in event together

Leaders of seven neighboring countries attended the swearing in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi .

After the ceremony , SriLanka President  Ranil Wockramsjinghe , Maldives President Mohammad Muizzue , Seychelles vice President Ahmad Afif ,  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , Mauritius President Prawin Juganath , Nepal PM Pushpa Kumar Dahal ‘ Prachanda ‘ ,  Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay , attended the ceremonial banquet .

Mr Modi thanked the dignitaries to participate .

Mr Modi has called for “ deeper people to people contact and connectivity in the region “ and added that India would continue with the “ voice of global South in international arena ,”

Eight pilgrims killed , 33 injured as bus comes under fire in Jammu

At least eight pilgrims were killed and 33 injured ,after their bus came from heavy fire from gunmen in Jammu on Sunday .

“ Initial reports says that the  terrorist fired upon the terrorist bus going from Shiv Khori to Katra . The driver lost control of bus and fell into the

gorge .

Home a post on X said that none of the culprits will be spared .

Manipur CM seeks report on Jiribam violence ; police feels it’s “ engineered “

Manipur CM N Biren Singh sought a report on  the state police on security measures taken to contain violence .

Police says that there is sufficient security in the region .

Tension had erupted there in the state after a person of a community was murdered . 200 people were shifted to safe places . On Saturday about 30 homes and two police stations were torched by miscreants .


In EU parliament vote , far right eyes gains

21 out of 27 EU countries voted on the fourth day of election for EU parliament .

France , Germany were among the countries that went for voting on sunday.

The EU parliament has a total 750 seats.  Seats are divided among the countries . The centrist parties contain most  of the seats currently .

In the previous election the number of seats were 705 . The current number of seats is 720 .

Israel war cabinet Minister Grantz quits Netanyahu government

Israeli war cabinet  Minister Benny Grantz said on Sunday that his party was quitting the government . Last month Mr Grantz had shown dissatisfaction about post war plans .

“ Netanyahu is preventing us from getting a real victory . That is why we are leaving the government today with a heavy heart “.

Mr Grantz also called for early elections .

Netanyahu asked Mr Grantz not to leave the coalition in a post on X .

Parting of Mr Grantz does not  make the current government a minority .

Meanwhile , the Israeli Army said in a statement that a senior commander Brigadier General Avi Rosenfeld has resigned over failure to prevent Hamas attack on October 7.

Pakistan and IMF disagree over new Income Tax rules

Pakistan and IMF is negotiating further transfer of loan . Talks between Pakistan and IMF have failed due to disagreement between new income tax rates for salaries and non salaried persons . The highest Income tax rate of Pakistan is currently 35 % , which Pakistan has increased to 45% .

The other issue is the imposition of 18% on agriculture and healthcare .

The IMF has promised a 3 billion dollar loan to  Pakistan .


A  historic first for Alcaraz at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Alexander Zevrev to hold the French Open trophy for the third time .



Recalcitrant Jumbo

Anchoring inflation will be the base for long term growth

The editorial is about recent decision of Monetary Policy Committee ( MPC ) in its eighth consecutive meeting , that chose to leave the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.5 .

The committee expressed concern that “ elevated food price could derail “ its effort to maintain stable price stability . Food inflation recorded was 8.7 % in April and 8.5% in March. Price of vegetables , cereal , spices has shown a constant rise in food price inflation .

MPC has however shown confidence that above normal Monsoon can ease food prices .

The other concern was rise in Metal prices metals ,and unpredictable Oil Prices are the other major concerns .

A NEET mess

More efforts to prevent egregious violation is needed

The editorial is about National Testimg Agency ( NTA’s ) NEET  UG exam . A four member committee has been formed by NTA to look into various discrepancies related to  exam .

Many complained that they were given less time . Infrastructural discrepancies were also reported . Question paper leak incident has been cited by some. though NTA has denied it .

The editorial advises that a robust  planning with backup should be in place to curb the complaints .


Low cost MRI machines can improve access to diagnostics to India

MRI produces three dimensional detailed anatomical images . It is often used for disease detection , diagnosis and treatment monitoring .

It used superconducting magnets . The cost of MRI scanners are pretty high making it difficult for all purpose use .

A team of doctors in Hong Kong has built a low strength but about 50 times cheaper MRI machine. The machine has been built such that it is easy to use . This can make use of MRI machines accessible to all in the coming future .

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