Summary of The Hindu 14th NOVEMBER 2023

India

Retail inflation eases to a four month low to 4.87 % in October

India’s retail inflation eased to four month low to 4.87% , from a tad over 5% in December .

with the rose in vegetable prices from easing 2.7% from 3.4% .

Rural and urban inflation recorded were 5.1% and 4.65% respectively .

Nine dead in a fire in Hyderabad building

Nine people were killed in a massive fire in four storey residential building in Nampally in Hyderabad , firefighters have rescued 21 workers .

3 Indian cities among the world’s most polluted

On Monday the day after Diwali , three Indian cities are among the top 10 most polluted cities in the world .

According to data released by IQAir a Swiss based air purifier company  Delhi became  the most polluted city with Air Quality Index ( AQI ) 287 , followed by Lahore 195 , Mumbai 153 , Kolkata 166 .

It ranks among world’s 109 cities  , its values are based on amount of PM 2.5 , which is considered most harmful among the respiratory system . The value of PMI keeps updating every 1 hours .

The air quality reported in parts of Delhi was found to be 30 times the safe limit of WHO ..

40 workers trapped in Uttarkashi safe ; rescue efforts on

40 workers were trapped inside a tunnel being built in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand early on Sunday .

The tunnel being built by National Highway Infrastructural Development Corporation limited ( NHIDCL ) in Silyakara , is part of Char Dham all weather road project , which aims to reduce distance between Uttarkashi and Yamunotri by 26 km . The length of tunnel is more than 4 km .

National and State disaster. management Force reached here on time and contact has been established with the trapped persons . Efforts are being made to supply oxygen , food and water inside the tunnel . At the same time tunnel is being cleared from debris .

Center extends UAPA ban on eight Meitie extremist organizations

The Union Home ministry of Monday extended ban under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act ( UAPA ) against eight ”  Meitie  extremist organizations ” for advocating secrssionnif Manipur from India through armed struggle .It declared the eight outfits ” unlawful organizations” for inciting indigenous people of Manipur  , for such secession .

The organization include ” ‘ Liberating n army , known as PLA , and its political wing , the Revolutionist People’s wing , the revolutoonist people’s front ( RPF ) , the United Nations Liberation Front  and it’s armed wing , the Manipur People Army , The people’s revolutionary party of Kangkeiplak etc .

Govt notification says that activities of these Organizations are detrimental to siveriengthy and integrity of India .

1400 Myanmar citizen take refugee in Mizoram , one dead

Some 1400 Myanmar nationals took refuge to in Champhai  district of Mizoram  , early on Monday Morning following an intense gun fight between the Myanmar Army and pro democracy militias in Chin state across India’s border .

 

Among the refugees were the 16 people injured in the shelling of Myanmar Army .

Assam rifles has said that situation along the border is tense as many from bordering villages and towns crossing the border .

Jaishankar meets newly appointed UK’s foreign secretary

External Affairs  S. Jaishankar on Monday met newly elected foreign secretary of US David Cameroon . Mr. Jaishankar told that he look forward working with him . The two leaders discussed situation in West Asia , Indo Pacifc and Ukraine Crisis .

Mr. jaishankar also met British PM Rishi Sunak .

Center asks states to use tracking devices on prison inmates released on parole

Center has asked states to use tracking devices on prison inmates when they are released on Parole .

Govt has passed recently Model Prisons and Correctional services act , 2023  .

A copy of the advisory said that prisoners cab be granted prison leave on the their willingness to wear electronics tracking device on their anklet to track their movement .

Any violation by the prisoner will result in cancellation on prisoner leave , in addition to the disqualification from future leave .

World

ExPM  Cameroon in and Suella Braverman out in UK cabinet rejig

A day after Diwali , British Prime Minister reshuffles his cabinet . Home secretary Suella Braveman was exited from Cabinet . Foreign Secretary James Cleverly was made new Home Secretary . Former Prime Minister David Cameroon was made new Foreign Secretary .

David Cameroon was also made ‘ Lord Cameroon ‘ , a life peer ( member of House of Lords ) on Monday .

Suella Braverman recently heavily criticized London Police for allowing Pro Palestinian March . She was   criticized for her comments on asylum seekers and Indians living in UK .

David Cameroon was British PM between 2010  and 2016 .He was PM during Brexit .He was named in the corrupt leaders in Panama Papers leak .

Battles around hospitals in Gaza force Palestinians to flee

Thousands of people fled from Shifa hospital , the compounds of which was attacked by Israeli air force .

Till now 2.3 million people have left from southern part of Gaza l to Nothern . Israel is attacking on hospitals where it is telling that Hamas personals are taking shelter along with civilians .

Ranil presents budget aimed at aiding economic recovery in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramshinghe on Monday , unveiled the country’s budget for the year 2024 .

In this he has set ambitious revenue targets .

He acknowledged that govt has failed to generate targeted revenue of ” 2.8 LKR trillion for 2023 . Despite he put a target of 5.1 trillion for 2024 .

Pakistan and China navies to carry out joint sea petrol

Pakistan and China navies are conducting third version of Sea Guardian – 3 bilateral bilateral exercise in Arabian sea .

Media is also reporting that the two sides will also conduct maiden joint maritime petrol .

The exercise is scheduled between 11 November to 17 November .

Eight Pro Iran Fighter dead in US strike in Syria

At least eight Pro Iran fighters were killed USA strikes in eastern Syria.

Pakistan opens three new border crossing to deport Afghans

Pakistan has opened three border crossing to accelerate deportation of Afghans . Nearly 3 lakh Afghan nationals have left Pakistan since Pakistan started atrestting and  deporting foreign nationals living illegally in Pakistan .

Deadline for voluntary evacuation ended on October 31 .

South Korea , US to revise deterrence agreement to counter  North Korea

USA defense secretary Llyoud Austin is in South Korea , on Monday the defense heads of the two countries updated a major military agreement against North Korea . The hailed their ” stronger than ever ” alliance .

Nepal to ban China’s Tik Tok alleges damaging social impact

Nepal is set to ban China’s  ”  Tik Tok”  saying that it’s ” misuse ” has disturbed harmony in country .

Editorial

 

Growth Dichotomy

Slowdown in industrial output growth shows low customers conference

Index fir Industrial Production ( IIP ) in September increased only by 5.8 % , less from expected 7% to 8% . In August IIP had increased by 10.3% .

IIP shows indistrial production which is infiluenced by Demand , September nearif Festive season of Durga Puja was expected to increase IIP , which didn’t appear from figures .

Knockout blows

India has so far played it’s part as favourite in cricket World cup

The editorial is a about world cup 2023 played so far . India , South Africa , Australia and NewZeland are in Semifinals .

India has won all nine matches convincingly  that tells that all its players are in form and all departments doing good . India has to face NewZealand in semifinals that will be a tricky side . It had defeated India in semifinals in 2019 world cup and it’s players are in good form as well .

Australia and South Africa both are in good touch as well and any one has capability to loft world cup .

 

Some major findings from this world cup is emergence of Afghanistan as a team . It has played really well and defeated some major teams to show that it is among the best currently .

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