Summary of The Hindu 25th OCTOBER 2023

Bhutan and China make progress in border talks

Bhutan and China held their 25 th round of boundary talk on Tuesday . Between 1984 and 2016  the two countries  participated in 24 boundary talks , all aimed to resolve border disputes between two countries .

Bhutan Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji in first visit of foreign ministers reached Beijing for 25 th round of boundary talks .  The two sides signed a joint Technical Team ( JTT ) on the ” delimitation and Demarcation of the Bhutan – China boundary , which had been agreed in August .

The statement by Chinese Foreign ministry said Mr. Wang also expressed the hope that the two countries would establish diplomatic relations . Bhutan does not have diplomatic relations with any of United Nations members .

” The conclusion of boundary negotiations and the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan fully serve long term and fundamental interests of the country and nations if the Bhutan , “.

Day after quitting IAS , Odisha CM’s aide take up key role

Center to introduce , DNA , face matching system across country

More than a year after passing of Criminal Procedure Identification Act was passed by parliament , the center is set to roll out ” DNA and face matching ” systems at 1300 police stations across the country .

The law enables the police and central investigating agencies to collect , store and analyze physical and biological samples , including retina and iris scans of arrested persons. .

National Crime Record Bureau ( NCRB) is still to finalize the Standard of Procedure ( SoP ) for capturing DNA samples .

The Home ministry will bear the cost of Hardware while other cost will be borne by states .

Rajnath celebrates Dasara with troops along the LAC in Tawang

Defense Minister visited forward post of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Dasara , . Mr Singh Performed Shastra Puja with the troops at the Tawang . He said ” there is no option but to strengthen the countries security apparatus amid the global scenario . The government is ensuring that all major weapons and platforms are made in India , ”

War memorial in Italy

Recalling his recent trip to Italy , he referred his trip to Montone memorial in Perugia Province which has been built to honour the contribution of Nail Yashwant Ghadge and other India soldiers who fought in the Italian Campaign to liberate Monotone in second world war .


Food labels to have QR code to help the visually disabled

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India ( FSSAI ) has recommended the use of Questions Response ( QR ) code for accessibility by person with visual disabilities , stating that this would ensure access to safe food for all including with special needs .

The QR code will include details about the product including the ingredients , nutritional content and allergies .

I and B ministry cancels registration by 477 cable TV operators

The information and broadcasting ministry has terminated the registration of 477 multi system operator , which run multiple system operation ns for violation of rules .


Israel air strike kill more than 700 in one day

Israel said on Tuesday that it had launched 400 air strikes over the past day . The strikes has killed more than 700 across Gaza strip as medical services were forced to close down because of bombing and lack of power .

So far more than 5700 Palestinians have been killed in the airstrikes that started on October 7.

Gaza’s 2.3 million people have been running out of food  , water and essential supplies as Israel has sealed off the area . The only escape route that is .

EU’s top diplomat Borell calls for ‘ humanitarian pause ‘ to Israel Hamas war .

The European Union ( EU ) top diplomat Josep Borrell on Monday called for a ” humanitarian pause ” to allow aid to enter Gaza which is the latest theater of war between Israel and Hamas . The call comes ahead of a major EU meeting where proposal of ‘ humanitarian pause ‘ may be backed .

Trucks entered Gaza carrying relief material after entering border    There are hundreds of truck still stranded at Egyptian border of town Rafah .

 UK PM Rishi Sunak on Monday announced an additional 20 million euro of funding for civilians caught in war .

Israeli air strike

China removes defense minister ,ousts former foreign minister from cabinet

China on Tuesday removed defense minister Li Shangfu and ousted former Foreign minister Qin Gang from cabinet .

Li Shangfu was seen visiting Moscow on August 15 , after which he disappeared from public spaces . It is thought that an investigation over corruption was going on against him .

Qin Gang was removed from foreign minister’s post much earlier on Tuesday ,he was removed from cabinet .

France’s Macron moots coalition against Hamas

France President Emanual Macron is in Israel . Here he proposed to widen the 12 state coalitions which is fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq to expand to fighting with Iraq .

Dozens of US states sue Meta from profiteering from ‘ children pain ‘

Over 40 US states have accused Meta for profiting ” from children’s pain ”  , and misleading about their safety .

The  meta which owns Facebook and INSTAGRAM has a business model such that they want children to spend more time on mobile phones .

Sri Lanka announces free visas for Indians to boost tourism

Srilanka’s cabinet announced pilot project to issue free tourist VISAS from countries like China , India , Russia ,Thailand ,Indonesia Malaysia  and Japan .

Until now Indian tourist were charged 20 dollars with their VISA application .

The plan is to boost tourism which is a major source of Sri Lanka’s GDP .

India has remained Sri Lanka’s top source market for many years . This year over 2 lakh Indian tourist constituting 20% of total tourist arrival have visited Sri Lanka .


Crossing the line

The government should desist from Politicising bureaucracy

Centre has called all departments to deploy officers to showcase it’s achievement it’s achievement across country down to village level through a roadshow called Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra , which will run between November 20 and January 25 , 2024. The outreach is only to showcase development in these nine years .

Separately , Defence Ministry is setting up ‘822 selfie points ‘ where citizens can click themselves with picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Also the selfie points  should be at the points of high footfall and potential of attracting public attention .

The editorial tells that involving bereucract and military in Partition politics is not ok , and it should be kept away from such exercises .

Minnows no more

Lower ranked team has done well in this world cup

The editorial is about performance of Afghanistan and Netherland in Cricket World Cup .

Afghanistan beat Pakistan convincingly , showed that it’s presence here in world Cup is no fluke and  is among the best teams around the world . Afghanistan earlier defeated England as well .

With only beaten by India and NewZealand it can do further upset in upcoming matches .

Amidst the Political instability , cricket has emerged as a  home sport for Afghans .Emergence of Rashid Khan as  among world’s best spinner has added to this .

Netherland also beat South Africa in one of its match shows that , the teams that sometimes are considered minnows has potential to do anything . And will be a threat in upcoming matches .


The shocker of this world cup is England sliding to bottom of table . Pakistan , Bangladesh and Srilanka are still searching for some hope .

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