Summary of The Hindu 25th NOVEMBER 2023

Battle of ballots in desert state today

Rajasthan will go to assembly polls today . Over 5.25 crore voter will seal the date of 1828 candidates in 199 out of 200 constituencies .

Rajasthan has seen changing of government after each election in recent times .

The BJP campaign was mainly led by PM Modi . Who did numerous rallies .BJP has targetted Congress over Corruption , appeaseament to Muslims and question paper leaks .

Drilling snag hold up tunnel rescue

Rescue teams were able to move not even an inch ahead of 41 workers trapped in the collapsed Silkyara tunnel .The entire day was spent fixing snag in the tunnel and  radar finding the location of debris .On Thursday  the machine could move only 1.8 meter before facing a iron lattice girder . 48 meter drilling is completer , the drilling required is 59 meters , so 11 meter more is still left  .

Afghan embassy in Delhi shuts down

The Afghan embassy has temporarily closed down , effective from November 23 . In a statement  the embassy blamed both the Taliban Rulers in Kabul and govt of India for pressurising it to stop operation in the country permanently .

The Afghanistan embassy had stopped functioning on September 30 when senior diplomats left country .

With permanent closure of embassy , the presence of Pre Taliban regime in India came to an end .

Odisha revoked nod for transfer of tribal land to non tribal

The. Naveen Patnaik government announced that it has withdrawn the decision to amend to amend  Schedule Areas Transfer of Immovable Property ( By schedule tribe ) Regulation , 1956 . The amendment would have allowed transfer of tribal land to non tribals .

The government had put the decision on hold on November 14 after facing flak from tribal groups and the opposition .

Read up Punjab case verdict on giving assent to bills , SC tells Kerala government

The SC on Friday asked the office of Kerala governor , Arif Mohammad Khan to read the latest judgment in which it has held that governor need to return the bill as soon as possible before rather than holding assent .

The SC in its judgment had held that the governor should not use assent as a veto and sit on it indefinitely .

Kerala govt petition against governor says that eight bills are pending with governor al, many of the bills hold immense public interest .

SEBI not obliged to take take OCCRP findings on Adani as Gospel : SC

Supreme Court on Thursday said that market regulator SEBI cannot expected to take finding of take finding of OCCRP report on Adani as “ Gospel Truth “ .

OCCRP ( Organized Crime Corruption Recording Project ) is a global network of investigative journalism , In August in one of its report it said that two of  the investors in Adani group had close family ties with Adani . Means it’s case of stock manipulation .

When SEBI reached OCCRP it declined to share the proof behind its news .

Supreme Court said that SEBI is bound by its evidentiary requirement . Though it did not discredited the report .

Center exempts CERT In from Purview of RTI act

The Union government has added Computer Emergency Response  Team ( CERT – In ) amkng the list of organisations that are exempted  from the ambit of RTI ( Right to Information ) act , On exercise of the power of Right to Information act ( 2012 )  .

 The department of Personal and Training ( DoPT ) added CERT – In to section 24( 2) or RTI act , 2005 .

Earlier DRDO and Bro had been added to section 2 of RTI act .

Generic drug of four rate disease made available in India

Providing relief to patients with rare diseases across India , the Union health ministry has made a available treatment of four rate diseases these diseases are :

  1. Tyrosenimia type 1
  2. Gaucher’s disease
  3. Wilson’s. Disease
  4. Dranet Lennox Gastaut

The cost of these medicines will e slashed by 60 to 100 times of their current market value .

The ministry is also in the process of making a available more medicines .

A rare disease is a health condition of particularly low prevalence that affects a small number of people . 80 % of these disease are genetic . India could have 8.4 crore to 10 crore such cases . The cost of medicine of rare disease is very high . Sickle cell Anemia is one of the rare diseases on which India has national policy .

India ,EU sign pact to build semiconductor supply chain

India and EU on Friday signed a MoU  on semiconductors that will help India build a “ robust supply chain “ and support innovation .

Transshipment hub to come up in Andmand And Nicobar

Considering the strategic location and other conditions available Andman and Nicobar island can be developed as a transshipment hub and feasibility study to develop it into a major harbieir is in progress .

Sadananda Sonowal  port , shipping and waterways Minister told .

Indira Point , southernmost tip of India  will be developed as a major transshipment hub.


Israel releases 39 Palestinians while Hamas frees 24 hostages

Israel has released 39 Palestinian prisoners while  Hamas has released 24 hostages .

Among the hostages released by Hamas  13 are of Israel , 10 is from Thailand and one from Phillipines. Among the prosoners released by Israel 33 were held in West Bank and rest from Jerusalem .

Within four days of ceasefire Israel will release 150 prisoners will be released by Israel while 50 hostages will en released by Hamas . Ceasefire will help aid to reach citizens of Gaza , those who are facing facing extreme hardship .

Israel has told that ceasefire can be extended if more hostages are released by Hamas .

French foreign minister holds talk in China on climate and global tension

France and China should work together to reduce global tension and address issues such as climate change and biodiversity , French Foreign Minister Catherine Colona said  on Friday . Mr Colona was on a official tour to France ahead of major climate conference starting in Dubai .

Ireland’s PM slams anti immigrant rioters

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday condemned anti immigrant protest that damaged through central Dublin Rampaging Dublin after three young children were stabbed .

Kim Jong un celebrates North Korea ‘s new “ space power “ era .

Kim Jong Un of North Korea celebrated ‘ “ a new era of space power “ with scientist and families of state media .  Recently North Korea successfully put military spy satellite into orbit .

WHO confirms sexual spread of mpox in Congo for the first time

The World Health Organisation said for the first time it has confirmed sexual transmission of monkeypox , in Congo for the first time as the country experiences biggest ever outbreak which has infected 12500 and killed 580 .

China allows people from six countries to enter without Visa .

Starting December 1 , citizens from France , Germany ,  Italy , The Netherlands , Spain and Malaysia will be allowed to enter China for upto 15 days without a visa , Beijing announced on Friday . The move is to encourage more people to visit for business and tourism .

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