Summary of The Hindu 24th MARCH 2024

INDIA bloc to hold rally against Kejriwal’s arrest

The opposition INDIA  bloc will hold a ‘ Maha Rally ‘ at Delhi’s Ram Leela Maidan on March 31 against arrest of Arvind Kejriwal and arrest of other political leaders .

Meanwhile , Mr. Kejriwal issued his first order from jail as CM of Delhi . In his order he instructed  Delhi’s Water Minister Atishi tontake action to curb sewage problem .

Kangana , Maneka , Arun Govil in BJP fifth list  for LS election ; Varun dropped

BJP has released its fifth list of candidates for Lok Sabha Polls . Candidates from total of 111 seats were announced .

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut , television actors Arun Govil are  in the list .

Kangana Ranaut has been fielded from Mandi.

Arun  Govil has been fielded from Meerut .

Former Union Minister Maenka Gandhi wass given ticket from SultanPur .

Varun Gandhi has been dropped from Pilibhit this time . He was a critic of BJP on several occasions .

It’s official  : ‘Statio Shiv Shakti ‘ approved as Chandrayan landing site

The International Astronomical Unit ( IAU ) working  group on Planet system Nomenclature have approved the name “ Statio Shiv Shakti “ for the landing site of Chandrayaan’s Vikram’s landing site .

The IAU’s gazetteer for the name reads : “ compound word from Indian Mythology that depicts the masculine and feminine duality of nature “ .

IAU is internationally recognised community for authority for assigning names of Planetary surface features .

Pakistan to mull revival of trade ties with India

Pakistan’s newly appointed Foreign Minister , Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan will  “ seriously examine “ whether to start trade with India .

He was saying this responding to a question during a Press Meet in London .

Meanwhile , S. jaishankar has said that in India “ the mood is not to overlook terrorism “.

In February 2019 , After Pulwama attack  India had withdrawn Most Favored Nation ( MFN ) status of Pakistan . And raised tariffs of all trade multi fold .

After Abrogation of Article 370 from J&K Pakistan had suspended all direct trade ties with India .

Most of the trade between the two nations used to be through Attari Waghah border crossing .

Bharat  Biotech commences clinical trial of Spanish Tuberculosis vaccine in India

Clinical trial  of the Spanish   Tuberculosis ( TB ) vaccine MTBVAC have begun in India .

Vaccine maker Bharat. Biotech is conducting trial in Partnership with Spanish Biofarmaceutical Company Biofabri .

BCG is the  available vaccine for the TB but it does not contain and the newly developed strains.

MTBVAC is only vaccine against Tubereculosis undergoing clinical trials based on based on genetically modified form of Micobacterium Tuberculosis , the pathogen that causes the disease  . MTBVAC will effective for all TB related cases where BCG is not effective .

Anti Piracy Act , enacted in 2022 has been a great enabler , says Navy Chief

 The maritime Anti Piracy Act , enacted in 2022 , has been a “ great enabler “ said Indian Navy Admiral Chief  R. Hari Kumar .

The Anti Piracy Act empowers Indian Navy and Indian Coastgurd to board , seize and arrest pirates operating in high seas , and in the Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ ) .

For past 100 days , Indian Navy was operating under Operation Sankalp  to capture pirates in high seas .

Indian Navy reduced several vessels from pirates under the Operation . The Most recent was MV Ruez where 35 pirates  were arrested and handed to Mumbai Police .

World.

Poland scrambles F 16s amid Russia air strike at Ukrine

On Sunday , Russia launched heavy missile strike on Ukraine .

One of its missiles violated airspace of Poland  resulting in violation of Polish airspace .

This prompted Poland , a NATO member to activate F 16 fighter jets .

Russia has used  Tu 95 MS strategic bombers .

Polish Command center in a statement said that the object entered near Oserdow village , a village near the agricultural region near the border with

The object  entered near Oswrdow , a village near agriculturual region near the border with Ukraine , and stayed there for 39 seconds.

Ukraine says it struck two Russian ships near Crimea

Ukrainian military said that it hit two large landing ships in attack on  annexed Crimiean Peninsula early on Sunday .

 Communtion systems and other infrastructure  used by Russian Navy in Black Sea was also damaged .

However , Russian Governor of Sebastopol has said that Ukraine targetted more than 10 missiles over the Crimean part of Sevastopol .

Israel beseized hospital in Gaza , demands evacuations

Srilanka Foreign Minister Marhripala Srisena will face Police questioning  on Monday onbisnrefent remarks that he was “ aware “ of the 2019 Easter Bimbinfg attacks that killed 279 people , including 11 Indians .

On Aprile 21 , 2014 nine suicide bombers belonging to the group National  Tawheed Jamat ( TMJ ) carried out a series of blast that tore through three churches and as many as luxury hotels in Srilanka .

Text and Context

Resurgence  of mumps in Kerala

Mumps is an acute viral disease , which historically affects children , has been spreading like a wildfire in Kerala , for the past few months . The case started in Malappuram and Kozhikode , districts of Kerala  . The case tally by March 22 crossed 15,000 .

 

Despite being a vaccine preventable diseases , mumps has never been a part of Universal Immunisation Programme ( UIP ) .

 

Other states that got affected by the Disease is 

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