Summary of The Hindu 18th NOVEMBER 2023

Voter turnout turn to be 74% in Chhattisgarh , MP elections

PM Friday both Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh  went for polls  . Madhya Pradesh polls were held for all 230 seats . The voting percentage recorded were 76.22% of total 5.6 crore eligible voters .

In Chhattisgarh polls were held for 70 out of 90 seats . Poll percentage recorded was 74% of 1.63 crore of eligible voters .

A jawan of Indo Tibetan Border Police ( ITBP ) was killed in a blast triggered by Naxalites in Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh .

 PM expresses concern over civilian deaths in Gaza strip

PM Modi on Thursday inaugurated voice of Global South summit virtually . In his inaugural speech PM ” strongly condemned ” the civilian casualties in Israel Hamas conflict in Gaza .

” We are seeing that developments in West Asia are giving birth to new challenges . India has condemned the dastardly terror attack on Israel on October 7 . We urged for restrained response along with dialogue and diplomacy . We strongly condemn the death of civilian in Israel Hamas conflict .”

PM also told that global South should speak i. One word on critical matters .

 On evacuation of civilians from Israel

India has initiated the operation to evacuate its nationals from Israel .Mr. Modi and external Affairs Ministers is holding talks with regional stakeholder in West Asia .

India has around 6 million of expatriate workers .

Espousing  global South

Friday’s summit also witnessed the Launch of DAKSHIN – Development and Knowledge Sharing Initiative  – Global South Center of Excellence .

This initiative was announced during first Global South summit in January .


PM Modi announced that India is set to host a Global Partnership Summit on Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) next month that would promote responsible use of technology and reduce the gap between developing and developed economies .


Global North ( blue ) and Global South  ( red )

HC quashes Haryana’s 75% local quota in private sector

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidate , Act , 2020 , which came into force in January 15 last year , makes it mandatory for employers to reserve 75% of jobs paying less than 30,000 a month for local residents ..

Modi warns against deepfakes , asks media to be on the guard

Tunnel rescue work stopped amid fears of further collapse

Rescue efforts to insert 80 centimeter diameter pipe to rescue 40 workers stuck inside the tunnel in Uttarkashi has been halted on Friday evening due to ” vibration ” that was disturbing the ” surface equilibrium ”  , director of NHIDCL told . 40 trapped workers is being supplied water , food .   The 80 centimeter diameter Pipe was being inserted so that trapped workers can come out through these pipes .

Only 22 m has been dug inside debris so far .

Some say that around 50 m debris is present .

C130 J landing on unfit strip

In a swift 5 hour long operation , Indian Air Force activated Dharasi Advanced Landing Ground at Chinyalisaur , about 40 km from the site .

The IAF took three three mission by C 130 J and rescued 27.5 tonnes of critical rescue equipments  to the airstrip .

T.N. govt plans to ‘ te enact bills as Governor Ravi ‘withhold’ assent

6 militant killed in operations in Kulgram , Rajauri : J&K police

6 militant was killed in two operations in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday , the police said .

Five militant were killed in overnight encounter in Kulgam while one terrorist was killed . One militant was killed in Rajouri .


UN halts aid to Gaza amid communications blackout

The UN was forced to stop deliveries of food and other  necessities to Gaza in Friday , and warned of Growing starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed in beseized enclave because of lack of fuel .

Israel has said that it will allow ” very minimal ” daily shipment of fuel in Gaza to be used by UN and communication system .

UN has said that amount supplied by Israel is far less than needed .

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees have also known as UNRWA was unable to bring it’s aid convoy on Friday , said UNRWA spokesperson .

More than 11,400 Palestinians have been killed in war so far .

Japan PM raises  ‘ serious concern ‘ about military activity in talks with Xi

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping  on Thursday on the sidelines of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC ) .

Japanese  PM Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that he told President Xi Jinping that he has ” serious concern ” about Chinese military activity during their first direct talk during in a year and slammed Beijing ban on its seafood .

Mr Kishida said ” expressed our serious concern over China’s increasing military activity near Japan , including its collaboration with Russia ”  ” At the same time , I reempjasised the extreme importance of the Taiwan’s strait peace and stability to international community including Japan ” .

” On the Ear China Sea , I expressed our serious concern and urged the immediate removal of buoys set up in China’s EEZ. ”

Chinese state media reported that Mr. Xi told Mr Kishida  in the meeting  that China and Japan must ” follow the trend of times ,focus on common interests ( and ) properly handle differences ”

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