Summary of The Hindu 1st NOVEMBER 2023

Apple cyberattack alert : opposition corners govt

Over a dozens of opposition leaders and journalists received email alerts from US tech giant apple on Monday night ,informing them that their devices was being targetted by “state sponsored  attackers ” .

“Apple believes you are being targetted by state sponsored attackers who are remotely trying to compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID ”  the alert said . It added ” these attackers are likely targetting you individually because of who you are and what you do ….. if your device is compromised by state sponsored attackers they may be able to remotely access your sensitive data Communication or even the camera and microphone ” .

Congress chief Mallikarjuna Kharge , TMC Mahua Moitra , Akhilesh Yadav were among the receiver of the alert .

Govt told that it would investigate these alerts and urged apple to co-operate .

Akhaura – Agartala rail link to be inaugurated virtually by PM Modi , Shiekh Hasina

In. a historic move Bangladesh and northeast India will reestablish rail connectivity through Tripura on Wednesday , after a gap of nearly seven decades . The nich awaited Akhaura – Agratalla rail link will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and his counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday .

The rail link is being looked as the first step to connect Tripura to Kolkata via Bangladesh . At present trains from Agratala has to take route via Guwahati , Jalpaiguri to reach Kolkata . The route is longer .

The link will significantly reduce distance between Tripura and Kolkata .It will also help to boost India Bangladesh trade in agriculture products , sugar , tea , iron and steel etc .

The rail link was constructed with Indian govt aid of ₹393 crore .

The rail link is 12.24 km with a 6.78 km dual gauge .

Akhaura Agratall rail link will reducetavelndistace from Kolkata to Tripura and other parts of North East

Strive to make India a developed nation by 2047 , PM tells citizens

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged citizens to on Tuesday to strive to make India a developed nation by 2047 , when country completes 100 years of independence .

” we will have to fulfill the resolve we took , the promises we made  to the coming generation ” .

” The contribution of every Indian is going to be important to achieve the goal of being a developed country ” .

He said at an occasion to mark the conclusion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav ” , a celebration of 75 years of independence.

PM launched a special platform for youth ” My Bharat ” – various programs for youth that is ru. by government will be made available on this Platform .

PM addressed people from across the country who had carried around 8500 urns containing soil from their respective villages and cities as part of ‘ Meri Mati Mera Desh ‘ campaign .

He inaugurated a memorial garden ‘ Amrit Vatika ‘ which will be built using this soil .

SC flags possibility of electoral bonds being used to trade favors

Hearing over electoral bond case is going on in Supreme Court on day to day basis .

Petitioner point  is that

      in electoral bonds name of  donators are not made public and that is violation of fundamental right of public on knowing the source of funding of political parties .

      Petitioner also has point that electoral bond will increase corruption in political system as it opens doors for unlimited funding .

A constitution Bench of Supreme Court ( SC ) on Tuesday raised the scenario of influential entities setting up persons with verified accounts to purchase electoral bonds for then through regular banking system in order to give favor to political parties and enter into quid pro quo for them .

Pay Singur award from TMC funds , says opposition as govt mulls appeal

In recent verdict. over Singur case Arbitration Tribunal has told West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation ( WBIDC ) to give ₹766 crore award for Tata Motors .

No officalis word has come from state govt over this though it is being speculated that state govt will go to higher courts .

Leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari that money should not go from. state govt finds but from TMC party .

Singur controversy – Tata was to start manufacturing of Tata Nano car at a factory to built at Singur from 2008 . The problem came in 2006 when then opposition leader Mamata Banerjee and environment activists such as Medha Patekar and Arundhati Roy raised issue in land acquisitions . In 2008 tata scrapped the project and later built factory in Sanand in Gujarat .

In 2016 Supreme Court in a order that 997 of land of tata motor be returned .

TN moves SC against Governor RN Ravi over delay in clearing bills

The TamilNadu govt has moved a write petiton to Supreme Court against  governor R.N. Ravi for creating a ” constitutional deadlock ” by inexplicably delaying or even falling to consider and give assent to crucial bills passed by assembly , and stimming day to day governance of nna way which is threatening to bring administration in state .

Don’t have job related data says , Delhi govt’s Directorate of Employment in RTI reply

AAP leaders , including Arvind Kejriwal has bens saying that govt have 10 lakh jobs .

Employment Directorate says that it doesnt have data on jobs provided through the official portal .


50 killed in Israeli airstrike on refugee camp in Gaza

Health ministry in Israel run Gaza said that at least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a Israeli strike on a refugee camp in Jabalia camp in northern Gaza strip .

Hours later Israeli military told that it targeted jabalia camp with a strike killing  Ibrahim Biari – a key Hamas commander .

Health ministry in Gaza had claimed that 8,525 people have been killed before the Jabaliya strike .

Gaza now ‘graveyard’ for thousand of children : UN

Gaza strip has become a graveyard for thousand of children , the UN said on Tuesday ,as it feared prospect of more dying of dehydration . The Gaza health ministry said the Israeli strike have killed more than 8500 people mainly civilians .

UNICEF spokesperson said that ” The numbers are appalling ; reportedly more than 3,450 children killed .

” Gaza has become graveyard for thousands of children .It’s a living hell for everyone else ” he said .

More than 1 million children living in Gaza strip were suffering from a lack of clean water .” Child deaths – Particularly infants – to dehydration are a growing threat .”

Starmer says ‘ no ‘ to backing Gaza cease fire , despite differences within labour

The UK’s labor party leader Keir Starmer stuck to his guns on Wednesday , as he reiterated his opposition to an immediate ceasefire in the Israel Gaza conflict . He however stressed the need of a ” humanitarian pause ” so aid can continue to reach Gaza .

Yemen’s Houthis claim drone attack on Israel

Yemen,’s Houthi rebels for the first time on Tuesday claimed missile and drone attacks targeting Israel .

Houthis are favored by Iran . Houthis have held Yemen’s capital Sanaa since 2014 . The houthis attack has brought Iran closer to  war since 2014


Messi wins record extending eighth ballon d or

Argentinian football star Lionel Messi won Ballon d or award  eighth time .

In women category Spanish midfielder Aitana Bonmati won the award .

Ballon d or award is given to best footballer of the year .


Messi and Bonmati with Ballon d or


Welcome assertion

Matters of defection should be taken out of purview of speakers

The editorial is about Supreme Court setting time limit for starting anti defection proceedings against Eknath Shinde and other MLAs in Maharashtra assembly .

Supreme Court in its March Judgement had told speaker Rahul Narwekar to start anti defection proceedings to disqualify them as soon as possible.  But they didn’t start the proceeding facing wrath of Supreme Court .

The case was about defection from 0

earlier Shiv Sena headed by Uddhav Thackrey

. The speaker had disqualified few MLAs including Eknath Shinde . The new speaker reverted the decision of disqualification which SC had found not correct .

Schedule ten of Indian Cisntitution deals with defection .

Safety first

Railway must upgrade it’s signalling and telecommunication network

The editorial is about recent train accident in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh .

Vishakhapatnam – Palasa passenger was hit by Vishakhapatnam – Rayagada passenger at Katapalli station 36 km from Vishakhapatnam .

13 people were killed while 38 were injured in this . The reason so far discovered is told to be human error of crossing the signal .

Railway should look in deeper and chronic issues that are plaguing it .


Signal and telecommunication should be revamped . Vacant post should be filled .

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