Summary of The Hindu 16 SEPTEMBER 2023 Current Affairs

Goods trade deficit hit 10 month high

The trade deficit in August was $24.16 billion, almost 17% wider than July’s $20.67-billion gap; goods exports shrank for the seventh month in a row.

Service export after growing a sharp 26.7% rate in 2022-23,were reckoned to have shrunk. ,.4% in August to 26.39 billion dollar.  Service rate has declined first time in a year .

 31 bench of GST council notified

Union  ministry has notified to establish 31 GST tribunal in 28 states . The Tribunal will help to resolve growing number of trade disputes with the revenue department .The establishment of these tribunals .The highest number of tribunal is being established in Uttar Pradesh followed by Karnataka and Rajasthan .UP will have five benches Lucknow. Ghaziabad , Varanasi , Agra and Prayagraj .Karnataka and Rajsthan will have two benches each . Gujrat bench will look into dadra and Nagar Haveli , and Daman and Dieu also .

 Editors Guild of India has right to free speech , says CJI

Chief Justice of India said that Editor Guild of India (EGI) of India may be right or wrong in it’s report , but it has right to free speech to put forth the views in Print media .

It give two week time to complainant to file an affidavit that why the petition against EGI hold not. be quashed .Chief Justice also asked how the EGI report is causing conflict among two groups .

SC is hearing case a case on which EGI had called for quashing FIR registered by Manipur Police on few EGI journalist .

 Nipah cases rose to six in Khozikhide district

One  more person was identified infected of Nipah in Kozhikode district of Kerala .Currently there are more than 1,080 names on the contact list , of the infected person that is being traced , 624 are in high risk category ,including 327 healthcare worker .

Central team on Friday visited Kalad where house of one of the infected person is located .

Vigil in the city Kozhikode has been intensified with majority of persons being busy in providing collecting samples of those who had visited Kozhikode hospitals where Nipah patients got treatment . 

India seeks Australia’s help in battle against Nipah virus .

India has reached out to Australia seeking to re sklock  monoclonal antibody doses to combat Nipah virus , and is expecting 20 more doses soon , ICMR directors told . Currently doses a .

DAC gave nod to buy 12 Su – 30 jets other military equipment

Defence acquisition council met on Friday and approved of ,12 su 30 MKI jets for Indian Air force , these will be manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics limited at the cost of 11,000 crore . The IAF is pushing for additional sukhois and 21 Migs 29s . The Defence Acquisition Council ( DAC ) .

 Amid walkout by Congress Gujrat assembly passes bill for more OBC seats in local bodies

Gujrat assembly passed Gujrat Local Authority ( Amendment ) bill ,the bill will pave the way for 27 % Other Backward Class ( OBC ) reservation in local bodies ( panchayat , municipalities  ) .  Right now 10 % reservation are there is

A platform will assess top 50 judges before appointment in SC : CJI

CJI DY Chnadrachud on Friday said that law researchers and interns will identify had prepared a ” broad platform ” to assess everyone of the ” top 50 judges ” in the country who would be considered for the appointment judges in Supreme Court .He told that it will help making system more transparent  .

However , it is still not clear that 50 senior most judges or the candidate will be picked up on the basis of his performance.

The 50 top judges list however is not necessary to make the list , sent by collegium .



Misplaced Mistry

Special session of parliament could have done with lot more secrecy in it


About the editorial

The editorial is about Parliament session to get started on 18 th September .

The special session of Parliament is going to be start on 18 september to 22 September .

The bulletin released on 13 September gave details that it will be held in New parliamentary building . It will be first session in new parliament building . Last parliament building built by Herbert Becker will  retire after 96 years .

The subjects that will be discussed will be 75 years of Parliamentary  function outcomes , learning etc . The bills that will be passed are Chief Election Commission and Election Commission appointment bill. Few other bills will also be passed .

Editorial accusses govt that in its decion making it has not opposition with into consideration 

Pain and gain

TDP seems to have benefitted from its leaders arrest

The editorial is about  the recent  announcement of Jan Sena Party ( JSP)  Chief  Kalyan that he will fight assembly elections with TDP as a coalition partner  . He made this announcement after meeting . Last time in 201 8 TDP had collided with BJP in elections .

TDP chief is currently in jail and case of corruption for transferring  skill development funds more than 300 crores is being investigated . It is highly unlikely that BJP will support TDP as it is against corruption .

In 2018 the main demands of BJP and TDP alliance was special status for the state ,as Hyderabad the jewel city was going out of Andhra Pradesh . The current government of Jagan Mohan Reddy has been targeted over his three capital approach .There are some political parties which is becoming closer to TDP after corruption charges citing Vendetta politics , TDP may get this support from these .


Missing minister brought spotlight on Xi’s purges

On Friday reports came that Li Shagfu who is one of the five state councillors and defence minister of China was detained over ongoing corruption case in military rocket Forces’s .

Chinese official declined to comment where Li was .

In July foreign minister Qin Gang got disappeared from public space , and later reports came about his removal .

Burkino Faso orders French envoy to leave

Burkino Faso military Junta has ordered defense attache of France in Burkino Faso to leave the country . September 14 order has attacue this . The ambassador of France had already been told to leave country.

Burkina Faso was a colony of France . France has some military presence in country.


Detroit    is automobile manufacturing hub of USA

US auto worker launch historic strike on big three

US auto workers in Friday went on strike in Detroit . The three major companies General Motors , Ford and Stellantis workers were involved in this . The workers demand is better package than the current .

The strike was called by United Auto Workers ( UAW ). President Joe Biden talked to UAW chief Fain.


Burkino Faso is in West Africa

Kim gets close look at Russian fighter jets


Kim Jong un visited Sukhoi SJ 100 defense facility .  Mr. Kim visited weapons and technology site underscoring deepening ties between the two nations. A video was released by Russian cabinet showing locking horns with West .

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