Assembly elections in five key states in November
Assembly elections in five crucial states – Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh , Chhattisgarh , Telangana and Mizoram would be held between November 7 and November 30 .Counting of votes of all five states will be on November December 3 .
In Chhattisgarh , the polls will be held in two stages November 7 and November 17 , 20 out of 90 constituencies will vote in the first phase , and the rest on November 17 .
Mizoram with 40 assembly seats will vote on November 7 .
Madhya Pradesh with 230 assembly seats will go for voting on November 17 .
Rajasthan with 200 constituencies will go for voting on 23. November .
Telangana which has 119 assembly seats would vote on November 28 .
Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh has Congress governments , Madhya Pradesh is ruled by BJP , Telangana by Bharat Rashtra Samithi ( BRS ) and Mizoram by Mizo National Front .
BJP and Congress is in bipolar contest in Rajasthan , Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh . In Telangana the contest is triangular between Bharath Rashtra Samithi , BJP and the Congress .
Rajasthan : Total seats 200.
Congress 108 , BJP -70 , Others 21
Telangana : Total Seats 119
BRS 88 , Congress 19 , AIMIM 7 , Others 5
Chhattisgarh : Total seats 90
Confess 71 , BJP 15 , Others 4
Madhya Pradesh: Total seats 230
BJP 130 , Congress 96 , Others 4
Mizoram : Total seats 40
MNF 27 , ZPM 6 , Others 5 , Vacant 2
Israel imposes total siege on Gaza : death count rises
Israel imposed a total seize on the gaza strip on Monday ,and cut off the water supply , electricity supply , food supply and has supply .
2.3 million residents live in Gaza City .
Israeli media reported that more than 900 people were killed in multi pronged attack by Hamas on the country’s South .
In Gaza , where Israel launched withering air strike , 560 people were reported dead .
The skies over Gaza were blackened by plumes of smoke .
Hamas claimed that Israeli airstrike has killed hundreds of hostages .Israel said that it had called 3 lakh army reservist for its ” swords of iron campaign .
Claudia Gaudlin wins 2023 Economics noble prize for research on workplace gender gap
Noble prize for economics has been awarded to Harvard University Professor Claudia Goldin on Monday for her research that has advanced the understanding of research in labor market .
Ms Goldin is just the 3 rd woman to win the prize out of 93 economic laureates .
She has studied 200 years of women Participation in workplace it shows that despite continuous increase in education of women , gap still persists .
Congress led govt will hold caste census , says CWC
A Congress led govt government will conduct a nationwide caste census as a part of decadal census that was due in 2021 , remove the 50% cap on quota through legislation and implement the women’s reservation law to provide 33% quota to women in Lok Sabha and Assemblies at the earliest the Congress Working. committee ( CWC ) said in a resolution unanimously adopted on Monday .
Israel Hamas conflict casts shadow on economic initiatives , says shadow
The extraordinary level of hostilities between Israel and Hamas is expected to cast shadow on two of the major initiatives that Israel has launched with India , said an Indian official .
India and Israel is cooperating on I2U2 ( India , Israel ,US , United Arab Emirates ) and IMEC ( India Middle East European Corridor ) that were aimed at creating new partnership for India’s post CoVID economic plans .
Under I2U2 food parks in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh is expected to be set up that will use Israeli technology for hybrid Renewal energy generation . US will be funding 2 billion dollar for this and Israeli technology will be used .
IMEC is about creating infrastructure roads , Railways and Ports in Arab and Israel .
Urban Unemployment rate drops to 6.6% in Q1
The Periodic Labour Force survey ( PLFS ) , carried out by NSSO has shown that urban unemployment rate in. April -June quarter 2023 has shown decrease by 6.6% .
CWC voices support for Palestinians , Calls for urgent ceasefire
Calling for immediate ceasefire to the Israel Hamas conflict , the Congress Working Committee on Monday passed a long standing resolution standing support for ” the rights of Palestinian people to land , self government to live with dignity ” .
There is no mention of Israel in the resolution .
Smart fence along the border in the pipeline : govt .
An Advanced smart fencing of 100 km along the border is in pipeline to strengthen the existing surveillance system , the annual report of 2022 – 23 Ministry of Home Affairs published last week says .
The report stated that in 2022 , out of toral 201 insurgency related incidents registered in all the northeastern states , as many as 136 incidents were registered in Manipur .
The MHA says that a Free Movement Regime ( FMR ) exists between India and Myanmar . According to FMR residents of India and Myanmar who are within 16 km of either side of Indo Myanmar border can cross a border on production of a border pass .Myanmar has suspended FMR since 2020 , post CoVID19 .
Manipur CM N Biren Singh has urged govt to cancel the FMR along the border .
India shares 1643 km border with Myanmar
EU freezes Palestinian funding following Hamas attack on Israel
The European Union ( EU ) announced that it would stop funding to Palestinian territories with immediate effect .
The EU is largest donor to Palestinian territories . Monday’s announcement came involve a total 691 million euro .
EU had planned 1.8 billion dollar of funding to Palestine ( West Bank and Gaza ) between 2021 and 2024
Sri Lanka to take over as Chair of Indian Ocean Rim Association
Several foreign ministers , including those of India , Bangladesh , Mauritius. Iran , Malaysia and South Africa will participate in Indian Ocean Rim Association ( IORA ) council of Ministers meeting in October 2011 .
16 other nationa will also be participating that includes China , Germany , Italy , Japan , France and several other African and Arab counties .
The meeting will include six priority area of talk including Trade and Investment , Maritime Safety and Security , Fisheries management , Disaster Risk Management .and Blue economy .
Established in 1997 , IORA has 23 members and 11 dialogue partners .
IoRA : Green memebe state and light green observer state
Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory must end for lasting peace
The editorial is about current Hamas attack on Israel .
What happened in Israel ?
In a coordinated attack on Israel territories by Hamas. Israel in retaliation has plummeted Gaza
Why Hamas attacked Israel ?
Israel has put blockade in Gaza , In previous war with Arab Countries Israel captured many Palestinian territories in West Bank . In recent months Israel has been conducting regular raids in West Bank , killing many Palestinian .
This year alone , in Israeli raids 200 Palestinian and 30 Israeli died
Hamas attack on Israel may result in large number of Palestinian casualties . Despite Hamas may find it hard to win the war .Even if stops the lasting peace requires permanent solution .
Permanent solution means Israel removing blockade is Gaza . Israel moving away from occupied Palestinian territory .
India’s best ever Gold tally in Asian games came from a diverse set of events .
The editorial is regarding India’s Performance in Asian Games .India has won 107 medals ( 28 gold , 38 silver and 41 bronze ) . In Jakarta 2018 it had won 70 medals .
India won gold in both men’s and women’s cricket . Both men’s and women’ Kabbadi also saw gold medals . Indian men hockey team won gold .
India won 7 gold in shooting , 6 gold in track and field and 5 gold in Archery these being some major event s .
Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Jena won Gold and Silver medal respectively in Javelin.
Satwiksairaj and Chirag won gold in doubles in men.
Suritha and Aykhia Mukherjee won gold in Table tennis doubles .