Summary of The Hindu 15th JUNE 2024

India’s election results victory for democratic world , says PM

PM Modi is currently in Italy to take part in G7 summit . Speaking at a session on AI and other issues such as African Development and the Mediterranean , with Pope Francis and others , PM Modi hailed the electoral  victory as “ victory for the democratic world “ , He praised the democratic world for “ their impartiality and transperancy “ .  PM Modi also met the leaders of  UK , France ,Germany, Italy and Japan in a brief 24 hours meeting .

On the sidelines PM met Ukrainian President Vlodmyr Zelensky he said that India would do everything in its means to support a peaceful solution of the Ukrainian issue .

India UK ties

On meeting with UK PM Rishi Sunak , PM discussed “ India UK roadmap 2030 “ for bilateral relation .

An MEA statement , said that the two leaders expressed satisfaction over the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement between the two countries .

French President Emanual Macron. Also met with Modi .

India will be represented by Pavan Kumar , MEA secretary (West ) , in the upcoming Ukrainian Peace summit .

The summit will be held in Burgersotock Switzerland from June 15 -16 .

Switzerland had pressed hard so that PM Modi could participate .

SC asks NTA , govt to reply seeking probe into NEET UG

The Supreme Court ( SC ) on Friday asked the National Testing Agency ( NTA )  and center to respond to the pleas on seeking probe in the allegations in NEET UG 2024 test . The SC has given two weeks to center and NTA to reply on this . The next hearing will be on July 8 .

Petitioners are demanding probe by a committee of retired SC or HC judge or any investigating agency such as CBI .

Allegation by Petitioners :

Irregularities like different marks on the scorecards compared to their OMR sheets Unprecedented rise in cutoff  , question paper leaks etc .

Recently center said that about 1500 students who had been given grace marks will have to appear for retest . If they do not the original scorecard without grace marks will be final .

Aspirant step up stir seeking retest 

Several studetnts marched from  central secretariat in Delhi to Ministry of Education .

The students are demanding a retest for all the aspirats .

protesters were saying that they will continue with their protest till demand is met .

Education Minister Dhrmandra Pradhan said that accountability will be fixed in NTA if lapses were  discovered .

The Congress slammed the irregularities in NEET .it demanded SC monitored probe into the issue .

Mortal remains of 45 Indians killed in Kuwait brought back

Mortal remains of 45 Indian migrant workers

was brought to Koch airport by IAF trapsort aircraft.

Exports bounced 9% but trade gap widened in May

In may , India’s goods exports grew 9.1% to 38.13 billion dollar , while import grew 7. 7% to 61.91 billion dollar .

Inflation in India’s whole sale prices , accelerated to 15 months nigh to 2.61% .

With wholesale inflation of food products to be 7.4% .

Karnataka HC halts arrest or detention of Yedurrappa

Karnataka High Court on Friday restrained the Criminal Investigating department ( CID ) , from either arrestting or detaining former CM B S a Yedurrappa in a criminal  case .

Mr Yedurappa is accused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl at his residence .

However , the court directed Yedurrappa to appear before before the CID on June 17 .

Delhi LG sanctions prosecution of Roy, Hussain under UAPA

Delhi LG has sanctioned prosecution of Novelist Arundhati Roy and Sheikh Shohwat Hussain  , former professor of University of Kashmir under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act ( UAPA ) .

The two had onmade provocative speeches under a conference organized under the banner of “ Azadi the only way “ .

The two allegedly propogated “ separation of Kashmir from India “ .

Thousands gather for Kashmir’s Khir Bhawani  temple festival

Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits converged at Kashmir valleys Ganderbal district to celebrate Kheer Bhawani festival on Zyeshtha Ashthami ,on Friday .

Kheer Bhawani Mela is held every year  on Zeushtha Ashtami .

Many Kasmiri Hindus consider Kheer Bhawani Mata as their deity God . It is  second most important gathering of Hindus  in the region after Amarnath Yatra .


G 7 leaders say they will be back Ukrians ‘ as long as it takes ‘

G7 leaders recommitted on Friday to support Ukriane for “ as long as it takes “ , according to the draft staement from a summit where by they agreed on 50 billion dollar loan to Ukraine .

The loan will be backed by profits from Russia. Central banks assets frozen by western powers after Russia attacked Ukraine .

Myanmar’s Junta orders evacuation around Sittwe

Maynmar’s Junta has ordered more than 2 lakh people living in villages near Sittwe city to move in Sittwe .

The villagers have been given five days time to move in Sittwe . The Army has threatened to shoot anyone of they found them outside the city .

Arakan Army (AA ) the ethnic armed group has vowed to capture the Sittwe city . AA has captured vast swathes of Rakhine state in which Sittwe city lies.

Putin vows truce if Kyiv withdraws troops

Russian President promised on Friday to “ immediately “ order a ceasefire in Ukraine if Kyiv started withdrawals from the four regions annexed by Moscow  in 2022 and renounced plans to join NATO .

Mr Putin said that his proposal is aimed at a “ final resolution “ of the conflict .

In Burgenstock , leaders seek a peace framework for Ukraine , without Russia

Burgenstock will host the Ukrianian Peace Summit between June 15 -16 . Delegates from 90 countreis and International Organisations have been invited .

The summit is aimed at finding the solution of Ukraine Russia conflict .

Most of the heads of states of European Countries are expected to participate .

Russia has not been invited . China has said that it will not participate .

Brazil who is hosting G20 has also decided not to participate .

The conference will be held between US and UK


Food factor

Policy makers must keep in mind that inflation hits the poor hardest

The editorial is about inflation figures of May .

The inflation eased to a twelve months low in May to 4.75 %.

Food inflation remained on higher side at 8.69% . The food inflation was at higher side in Urban areas .

Among the food items inflation in vegetable prices stood to be 27% in straight six month .

Among the vegetables Potato , Onion and Tomato has been important contrubutor for inflation this month .

Inflation in cereal also remained on higher side to be at 8.69%.

The railfall data till June 14 shows 12% deficit since June 1 . This is also not  in concurrence with IMD’s prediction of ‘ above normal ‘ monsoon .

One more chance

Israel will have to face the accept the ceasefire proposal and face isolation

The editorial is about the recently passed resolution in UNSC that called Israel and Hamas to accept a ceasefire plan proposed by US president Joe Biden .

Though US says that the plan has been accepted by Israel and only Hamas needs to give its consent , Israeli PM Netanyahu has said that he will  eliminate Hamas first .

The Biden plan has three stages : In first stage six weeks long ceasefire is to be observed . Israel military will pull itself.  More aid trucks will be able to enter Gaza .Also the Hamas and Israel will exchange hostages and prisoners .

In second stage Israel has to completely pull out of Gaza .

The third stage talks about reconstruction of Gaza .

The causality in Gaza thus far has crossed 37,000 .

The editorial says that Israel has no option but to agree with ceasefire plan otherwise It may face isolation .

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