Summary of The Hindu 19th MARCH 2024

Disclose  complete details of poll bonds , SC tells SBI

·         The Supreme Court of India asked on Monday the SBI  to share all data regarding purchase of bonds including serial numbers to EC .

·         The Earlier data shared  while purchase of bonds didn’t include serial numbers to EC .

·         “ The State Bank of India was expected to give every conceivable detail regarding electoral bonds  ‘ Your attitude seems to be ‘ you tell us to give the details , then we will give ‘ , … The SBI has to be  candid and fair to the court “. CJI DY Chandrachud observed .

PMK ends suspense announces tie up with BJP ahead of LS poll

·         Pattali Makkal Katchi( PMK  ) has joined NDA in Tamilnadu from Lok Sabha polls .

·         PML is led by Ambani Ramdoss , the former Health minister during UPA govt .

·         Currently BJP – AIADMK is fighting elections as an alliance in T.N. . The seat sharing  is expected to be complete within few days .

NDA seals poll pact in Bihar ; BJP to contest 17 seats , JD ( U ) gets 16

·         The NDA seat sharing was announced on Monday in New Delhi . The BJP has got 17 seats , JD ( U ) will fight on 16 seats . The Lok Janshakti Party ( Ram Vilas ) led by Chirag Paswan has been given 5 seats . While 1 seat has been given to Hindustani Awam Morcha ( HAM ) and one seat for Rashtriya Lok morcha ( RLM ) .

Multiple Purpose app SAKHI to assist Gaganyaan crew

·         The Vikram Sarabhai Space Center ( VSSC ) has developed a multiple purpose app that will help astronauts on the Gaganyaan. Space flight missions carry out a range of tasks such as looking up vital technical information or communicating with one another .

·         The Space Borne Assistant and Knowledge Hub ( SAKHI ) will also help monitor health , dietary schedule etc .

India US tri service exercise Tiger Triumph commences

·         Tiger Triumph , the tri services humanitarian assistance and Disaster Relief ( HADR) exercise between India and US commenced between Eastern Seaboard on Monday and will continue  till March 31 . “ The exercise is aimed at interoperability for conducting HADR operations and refining Standard of Procedures ( SOP ) to enable rapid and smooth coordination between forces of both countries .” Indian Navy said in a statement.

Spring season ‘ disappearing ‘. in many states , shows study

·         A recent study of meteorological records shows that India states have been gradually registering a withdrawal of spring . Winter in India is supposed to be between January to April  … the season between extreme cold to hot summer .

·         Analysis of records has shown that the temperature increased by 2.3 degree  average between December and February .

·         Global Warming has been blamed for this .

·         The report after analyzing recent data said that it seems that

Uttarakhand trade body rallies against ‘ outsiders ‘

·         A campaign led by traders’ bodies in Darachula town in Uttarakhand has asked people not to give shops and houses to “ outsiders “ , especially Muslims , flaring up tension in the area .

·         The ‘ Prantiya Udyog  Vyapar Mandal Dharchula ‘ has canceled the registration of 91 shops for 40 days .

Vaccines for dengue be out in markets by mid 2026 , says IIL

·         Vaccines for dengue could be available commercially as early as mid 2026 .

·         Indian Immunological Ltd ( IIL ) has finished the first phase of clinical trials to determine the safety of the vaccine , the company’s managing director said .

·         He said that Phase 1 trial to ensure safety has been completed . It will soon start testing other phases to test efficacy .

·         The company is also developing a vaccimce for Zika Virus and for the Kaynasur Forest Disease ( KFD ) .


Putin extends rule after taking a landslide victory in  Russian polls

·         Russian President Vladimir Putin has won recently held elections . Putin got 87 % of votes in his favor . About 76 million People voted in Russian elections .

·         Mr. Putin held the Election win as “ trust “ and “ vote “ to him .

·         “ Of course we have lots of tasks ahead . But I want to make it clear for everyone ; when we were consolidated , no one has ever managed to frighten the US , no one has ever managed to frighten us “ Putin said after winning elections .

·         India , China , Iran , UAE are among the countries that has congratulated  China.  While

·         American and European countries has called elections not to be fair .

N. korea has shipped 7,000 arms containers to Russia , says Seoul


Afghan forces hit back at Pak after Pakistan airstrikes kill 8

·         Eight civilians were killed on Monday in a reckless air strike by Pakistani militaries  in the border region of Afghanistan .

·         Talibani spokesperson Zabinullah Mujahid said Pakistani aircraft “  bombed  civilian homes “ in Khost and Patrika provinces .

·         The Taliban “ strongly condemns these attacks “ and calls this reckless action a violation of Afghan’a sovereignty “ , Mr Mujahid said .

·         “ Such incidents can have very bad consequences which will be out ( of ) Pakistan’s control .

·         The Afghan Foreign Ministry said  on X  that it had summoned the head of the Pakistani embassy in Kabul to protest Monday’s strike .

China’s Wang Yi begins diplomatic with New  Zealand , Australia visit

·         Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday , stressing the need to work with “ friends “ in the face of the “ tumultuous international situation “ . This is the commencement diplomatic trip of Mr Wang to New Zealand and Australia .

·         Speaking  in the capital Wellington , Mr Wang said the trip was a chance to shore up diplomatic ties that was strained due to China’s heavy stance over Taiwan and South China sea .

·         In a statement , Mr Peters said that the talks touched on “ trade ,business and people to people links “ , but also acknowledged “ areas of differences  such as human. Rights “ .

·         China is NewZealand’s largest trading partner .

·         New Zealand is part of Five eyes Intelligence Sharing Alliance along with the UK , Russia , Canada , US, and Australia .

·         New Zealand however is criscised to be softer towards China .

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