Summary of The Hindu 21th JANUARY 2024

ED questions Soren for 8 hours in tribal land scam case

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was quizzed by Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) officials at his official residence in Ranchi for over eight hours in connection with an alleged land scam case .

The ED had earlier issued seven notices to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief , but he skipped all of them .

The case relates to purchase and sell of tribal land between 2020 and 2022 .

Hemant Soren called it a conspiracy by BJP after questioning .

Wetland ‘ nature tourism ‘ gets a fillip

The Union govt has embarked on a mission to promote tourism at ecologically sensitive zones , wetlands . For this the government is focussing on Ramsar sites .

Under the Amrit Dhraohar Initiative , 2023 – 24  Which is a programme under the Ministry of tourism and the Ministry of Environment , Forest and Climate Change  . 16 Wetlands has been Identified for this initiative , five wetlands has been chosen for Pilot projects .

 These five wetlands are Sultanpur National Park ( Haryana ) , Bhitarkanika Mangroves ,(Odisha ) , Chilika Lake ( Odisha ) , Sirpur ( Madhya Pradesh ) and Yashwant Sagar ( Madhya Pradesh ) .

The aim is to enhance livelihood opportunities for local people through harnessing nature tourism potential at these sites .

Tourism ministry is training boatmans , local artisans and shopkeepers who can explain the importance of these wetlands and flora and fauna around it .

A special procedure is being organized in the first week of February in Indore to formulate SoP and Guidelines for the states and other stakeholders .

Ramsar Convention was  held in Iran in 1971 , a treaty was signed between countries to save wetlands . India has total 75 Ramsar sites .

Wetland are very significant for maintaining biodiversity and   for environmental conservation .

India Myanmar border to be fenced soon , says Amit Shah

Home minister while addressing 60 th foundation day of Sashtra Sima Bal said that the government will soon fence the 1643 km border between India and Myanmar , and will consider ending the Free Movement Regime  ( FMR ) agreement with the neighboring country .

The FMR , implemented in 2018 as India’s act east policy ,   allowed residents of both sides of the country , living along the border, to travel up to 16 km in each other’s territory without need of any VISA .  Manipur is in support of ending FMR ,

Much of India’s 4096 km of boundary has been double fenced .

World Vision India losses FCRA registration

The Union Home Ministry has canceled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act ( FCRA ) , registration of World Vision India ( WVI ) .

WVI works in Child related issues .

WVI is one of the world ‘s largest Christian voluntary groups , with presence in over 100 countries . The ministry has said that WVI registration has been canceled because of violation of FCRA norms .

Jarange Patil sets off foot on foot in Mumbai ; will fight for quota till last breath

Jarange Patil is  a quota activist for the Marathi community. His demand is for Other Backward Class ( OBC ) kunbi status to Marathas and reservation in Job and education .

Janrange Patil will start fast unto death at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan .


Israeli strike on Damascus kills Iran’s spy chief for Syria

An Israeli strike in Damascus killed the Iranian Revolutionary Guard , spy chief for Syria , and four other guard members  on Saturday , Iran said . A total of 10 people died in the strike .

“ The Revolutionary guards Syria Intel chief , his deputy and two other guards , member were among those martyred in the attack on Syria by Israel .” Iran’s Mehr news agency said .

During more than a decade of civil war in  Syria , Iran has launched hundreds of attack on the territory .

Ethnic killing in a Sudan city left up to 15,000 dead , says UN

Between 10,000 to 15,000 people were killed in one of Sudan’s West Darfur region last year in ethnic violence by the Parliamentary Rapid Support Fives ( RSF ) , and allied Arab militia . according to UN’s  report seen by Reuters .

In the report of UN security forces .

Credible accusations .

An independent study by UNSC earlier had told that 12,000 had died in the attack .

The Arabian  country involved with RSF is UAE according to the report .

RSF has denied such allegations and has said that anybody involved in such acts will be brought to justice .

The report also says that since the start of recent  civil war in  Sudan , about  5 lakh people  have left Sudan and taken shelter in Chad .

Netanyahu tells Biden he opposes Palestinian sovereignty in Gaza ,

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Joe Biden that he rejected Palestinian Sovereignty in Gaza , in a call day before . US ,  Arabian countries  and also India wants a Palestinian territory side by side Israel as a permanent solution of the Israel Hamas conflict .

Nepal requests Russia not to recruit it’s nationals into army

Nepal has requested Russia not to admit Nepali nationals . into the Russian Army , and help repatriate those , who have already joined the country’s forces , to fight in the country’s war with Ukraine . At least 200 Nepalese Youth has joined the Russian army through illegal channels .

Nepalese Foreign Minister N P Saud  during a meeting with Russia’s deputy Foreign minister conveyed these concerns in. Kampala ( Uganda ) at the sidelines of the NAM summit .

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