Summary of The Hindu 19th DECEMBER 2023

78 MPs suspended opposition called it ‘murder of democracy ‘

From Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha combined a total 78 number of MPs were suspended from both houses on Monday , taking total numner of suspended MPs from this session to 92 .

On Monday 33 MPs were suspended from Lok sabha and rest from Rajya Sabha .

MPs were demanding a statement from Home Minister Amit Shah  on security breach in the Lok Sabha .

Multiple bills were passed amid Chaos and repeated adjournments of the winter session .

Floods paralyse life in Southern T.N. ; rescue relief operations on

Overnight unprecedented rainfall and flooding paralysed life in Tamilnadu ‘s  districts of Thoothkudi , Tirunelveli , Tenkasi  and Kanyakumari on Monday . A massive relief operations is on with the help of defense forces .

Trinamool open to Alliance with Congress , Left in Bangal : Mamta

 

ED summons CM Kejriwal again in Excess policy case

Omnibus telecom bill in Lok Sabha , allows interception , network takeover

The telecommunications Bill 2023 , introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday . The bill will replace the Telegraph act , 1885 .

The bill has provision regarding allotment to spectrum , right of way, dispute resolution and other aspects into one fresh statute .

Some major  points included in this Bill are :

     The Union govt may take over the operations of telecommunication network on ground of public emergency or safety issues .

     Telcos can reform spectrum or use “ spectrum “ for technologies other than what they had bought it for .

     Spectrum can be “  hamonized “  or strategically shared across different geographies by different telcos .

     The telecom consumers will have to undergo “ biometric authentication “ .

Telecom includes radio , television and mobile networks .

NIA raids 19 locations in four states , arrests eight ; Bellari module busted

National Investigation Agency (NIA ) carried out simultaneous raids at 19 locations across four states on Monday  and said they had cracked  “Ballari Module “ of banned terror outfit Islamic state of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) , the NIA arrested eight individual including its alleged leader Minaz .

“ They were actively involved in Promoting terror and terror related acts and activities of IS. A large amount of explosives and bomb making materials has also been seized .

ASI files report on scientific survey of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi

The archaeological survey of India ( ASI ) on Monday submitted its report on scientt survey to Varanasi District Court .

A petition was moved to Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee that manages the 17 th century Gyanvapi Mosque to be provided the content of survey report  ; to ensure the report was not to be leaked . However Hindu pettioners has asked the court to make the report public . The court will decide on this on December 21 .

The court had , on July 21 , asked the ASI to conduct a scientific survey of Gyanvapi Mosque . The objective was to determine if the mosque had been built over pre existing Hindu structure .

India’s first winter Arctic expedition begins ; Raman Research Institute team to hold study

ministry of Earth Sciences is sending four members scientific team from Raman Research  Institute (RRI ) for its first winter expedition to Arctic Region .

India has been running its own research station Himadri ,in Savalbard , Norway since 2008 .

The team will  go to India’s research station , the experiment conducted will include , astronomy , climate change and atmospheric science .

Winter is a period when this region has around 6 months of night , this period is crucial for some research related to Astronomy .

 

Himadri , The Indian research station is at Stavland (Norway ) island

Ministry issues advisory to states in view of detection of the new JN.1 variant in India

The Union health Ministry has asked all states to maintain a constant vigilance over the CoVID 19 situation  in the country in view of upcoming festive season  .

Recently first case of JN.1 variant of CoVID19 in Kerala was detected in Kerala .

World

Israel uses starvation as a weapon in Gaza

A strike on Israel’s Jabellia refugee camp killed 90 Palestinians . Israel launched fresh attack on several sites  .

Two Christiano women were killed when they took shelter in Church complex by Israeli forces . Pope Francis had deployed it and has said that Israeli was using “ Terrorism “ tactics  in Gaza .

Till now more than 19,000 has been killed in attack by Israel .Human rights Watch said on Monday that Israel was using starvation as a weapon by deliberately blocking delivery of food , water and fuel

Hopes of Gelephu project , and economy revival dominate voters in Bhutan

On. Sunday Bhutanese King Jigme Jhymer Nahmer Wangchuk  announced announced

The Gelephu “ mindfulness “ mega city project or Special Administrative Region ( SAR ) .

During National Day speech on Sunday in Thimphu to a crowd of about 30,000 people , mostly young Bhutanese King  Wangchuk said that “ personally be involved in “ was meant that educated and skilled Bhutanese abroad would return .

King Wangchuk told Gelephu to be “ economic corridor connecting South Asia with Southeast Asia via India’s North Eastern states “ .

Bhutan plans to promote it as a “ zero emission” city with strict emission rules , as well as “ mindfulness city “ that will promote tourism and wellness industry . It looks to build Gelephu as a “ digital infrastructure “ and “ economic hub “ .

An international Airport will also be built . Recently on his visit to India , Agreement was signed to link Gelephu with Rail Network and Road  with Kokrajhar in Assam .

Gelephu Project – A 1000 sqare kilometer city will be developed along  Bhutan’s border with Assam .

Migration is a major problem in Bhutan the project is thought to be addressing this problem.

EU to probe Musk’s C under new rule

EU said that it would launch an investigation on social media company X over a suspected breach of obligation under Digital Service Act ( DSA ) .

DSA requires very large online platforms and search engines to do more to tackle illegal content and risk to public security , and to protect their services under public scrutiny .The proceedings will follow , countering dissemination of illegal content by EU .

It will also check X’s blue check .

Vatican approved blessings of same sex couple

The Vatican on Monday approved blessings of same sex couple but insisted they must not be established as a catholic rite nor given in context related to civil Unions and weddings .

The Church insists that the marriage is only between a man and a woman with purpose of Procreation .

Vatican City is home of Pope of Catholic Church . Currently Pope Francis is head Priest .

What does CoP 28 mean for cities ?

Currently 55%0of world population lives in cities . Cities costumes nearly 75% of Primary energy and 70% of Green House Gas ( GHG ) .

At CoP 28 there was a special day dedicated to ministerial meeting on urbanization and climate change .

 

The cities of Global South are far more vulnerable than their western counterpart .

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