Summary of The Hindu 22 SEPTEMBER 2023 Current Affairs

Visa services paused amid Canada tussle

Normal functioning of Indian missions in Canada have been affected because of ” security threats ” faced by Indian diplomats in Canada , and they are ”  temporarily unable ”  to issue VISA , Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA ) announce here on Thursday .

MEA spolesperson also said that India would prefer ” parity ” in posting of diplomats in each other’s mission , saying that the numbers of Candaian diplomats is expected to be reduced .

MEA urged Canada to uphold the Vienna convention on Diplomatic Relations by ensuring safety of Indian Diplomats .

Man wanted for Khalistani links  shot dead in Canada

Sukhdool Singh alias Sukha Duneke , wanted by National Investigation Agency ( NIA ) for his links with Khalistani terrorists , was killed by two identified persons  Canada’s Winnipeg on Wednesday night , reports said . The Lawrence Bishnoi gang has claimed the responsibility of killing. But Indian ag ncues has yet to confirm it .

In recent years the two gangs  has killed several memebers of one other .

Originally from Moga , Sulja Dineke left for Canada in 2017 on a tourist visa sponsored by his sister. , after securing passport based on forged documents . State Police have registered about 16 cases allegedly involving hom and his associates , who indulged in extortion and contract killing .

50 injured as women throng police stations in Manipur’s valley district

At least 50 women were injured whe. central security forces and the police tried to disperse crowd that had gathered at several locations in Manipur valley demanding the release of Armed miscreants who were arrested last week , the police said on Thursday . Miscreants were also wearing police uniforms when they were arrested .

Meira Paibos , a collectove Meitie women group , had given call to fill the jails on Thursday as 48 !hours of deadline ,which includes shutdown in valley districts , demanding release of suspects lapsed .

China ,US and India absent at the UN Climate Ambition summit

The Climate Ambition Summit ( CAS ) in New York , as part of United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA ) , that concluded on Thursday , was marked by the absence of major economies whose action significantly influence the whose actions significantly influence the action of global emissions .China, US , and India collectively emit 42% of Global Greenhouse gas .

Panel suggests GPS tracker to reduce overcorwding in prison

A parliamentary panel has recommended ankle wearing bracelet on prison inmates to reduce overcrowdig of prison . The parliamentary committee on home affairs , which presented its reports on Thursday , said that technology can be explored to get cost effective bracelets or anklets or trackers that can be worn by prisoners that are out on bail .

It also proposed that to reduce the burden of overcorowded jail , prisoners be shifted to other jails in same state or nearby states .

Women’s quota bill cleared in Rajya Sabha as all members vote in support

The Rajya Sabha passes the Women’s reservation bill unanimously on Thursday with PM Modi saying that unaanimity will instill confidence in public . The constitution 128 th Amendment bill , or Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam , and all its six clauses , were passed with all its 214 members in present .

SC refuses to intervene in order directing Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamilnadu

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to intervene either on favour of Karanataka or TamilNadu in Cauvery water dispute . Instead it banked on expertise of Cauvery Water Regulation Committee ( CWRC ) and Cauvery Water Management Authority ( CWMA ) to manage watersharing between the two neighbouring states .

The CWRC had earlier directed Karnataka to release 5000 cusecs a days to Tamil Nadu .

CWRC and CWMA are both conducting review meeting on every 15 days . 

World

Uncertainty ends Pak decides to hold national elections in Jan 2024

Polls were supposed to have taken place within  90 days since parliament was dissolved , but election commission had said that there requires more time to redraw constituencies .

On Thursday election commission announced said that final list of constituencies will be out on November 30 . And elections will be held in last week of January .The election program will be a 54 day long .

Zelensky wins defence deal , faces aid battle in US

Ukrainian President Vlodmyr Zelensky is in US , he addressed  UNGA on Wednesday , on Thursday he addressed joint session of US Congress . Zelensky warned that Kyiv can lose war with Russia in case of republican blocking billions of funding to Ukraine .

Ukraine could not get long range US missiles from USA , which was likely .

Armenia decries Azerbaijan violence

Aremenka warned UN that Azerabiajan was carrying ” ethnic cleansing ” and committing ” crimes against humanity ” in regained control of Nogorno Karabakh in Ukriane .

China Russia must deepen cooperation

Chinese Foreign minister is on Russian visiy , here he met President Putin . China has invited Putin for state visit next month .

Chinese state media reported : Wang Yi said that China and Russia must work to strengthen cooperation in the face of a ” complex international situation ” . Wang Yi further said ” World is moving toward multipolarity ” . Putin also printed the same that the world is moving towards multipolarity.

Media magnate Ripert Murdoch steps down as head of News corp Fox news

Murdoch owns The Wall Street Journal , The New York Times newspapers . His news channel Fix News is among the media giants like ABC news , CBS news, NBC .

16 civilians killed in two separate attacks by Jihadists in Burkina Faso .

Silent killer

India must get more people to keep blood pressure under control

The editorial is recently released report by World Health Organisation ( WHO ) on hypertension

Globally hypertension affects one in three individuals and four out of five doesn’t have it adequately controlled 188 million Indian adults ages between 30 79  had hypertension , as of data . However only 37 % were diagnosed and 30% were treated .

Studies show that excess salt consumption ( over five gram a day ) is cause of hypertension .

The reports says that India has done well I. This India , hypertension Control Initialyive  )!was launched in 2018 , IHCI has successfully enrolled  5.8 million hypertensive patients for treatment for treatment in 27 states . 

Gold hunt

India is hoping to put the best showing in ASIAD

The editorial is all about the 19 th ASIAD games that will officially begin   Hangzhou .The tournament was scheduled in 2022,but due to CoVID it was delayed . More than 12500 athletes wil participate this time as against 11000 athletes in Tokyo Olympics . The  wil feature 40 sports including sports like nreaksoitts and eSports . Sports Xiangqi and Go will also feature .

In 2018 ASIAD China topped with 289 medals including 132 gold . Japan 205 and Korea 177 finished 2 nd and 3rd . India won 70 medals with 16 Gold .

 

Indian contingent for ASIAD 2023

India is sending 650 Athletes . Sports ministry is hoping for more that 100 medals this time .

Neeraj Chopra has won the Gold medal in Budapest world Athletics Championship .

In 4 into 400   race Jeswin Aldrin and M.Sreedhatan have been ranked 1 and 2. Cricket and Hockey will be other events in which Eyes will be on Indian contingent .

  

 

Logo of Asian games Hangzhou 

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