Summary of The Hindu 26 August 2023 Current Affairs___

SC shifts 27 CBI cases to Manipur in Assam

The supreme court on Friday asked Gauhati High court Chief Justice Sandeep Mehta to nominate one or more judicial officers in Assam to nominate nominate one or more officers in Assam to take charge in pretrial processes in 27 cases related to ethnic violence in Manipur .

The cases included those which are being investigated by CBI .

The Chief Justice however told that the decisions can be reverted once , the situation in Manipur becomes better .


Xi wants both countries to handle border issues properly

On Wednesday PM Modi and Chinese  President Xi Jinping had hold bilateral meeting on the sidelines of G20 .China’s foreign ministry said in Friday that it’s President Xi Jinping told in bilateral ties that both sides should” should bear in mind the overall interests ” of ties and ”  handle properly the border issues ” .

Beijing also said that the meeting on sidelines of BRICS came ” at the request ” of PM Modi .


Pragyan traverses 8 meters on moon

Giving a much awaited glimpse of Pragyan , the ISRO on Friday said the rover successfully traversed a distance of around eight meters on lunar surface .ISRO released two videos , one video showed rover sliding down lander and the other showing rover Vikram opeining solar Panel that powers it.

ISRO said that all payload of rover pragyan has been “turned on ” . Pragyan has two payloads : The Laser Payloads Laser Inducted Breakdown (LIBS ) and Alpha particle X- ray Spectrometer (APXS) are turned on “, . It said that the objective of two payloads is to derive the elemental composition in the vicinity of landing sites .

The Lander has four payloads to study thermal conductivity , temperature , seismicity , and other characteristics of lunar surface ,Of them , three payloads –ILSA, RAMBHA and Chaste have been turned on .


Prehyann Rover


India and Greece pledge to upgrade ties to become strategic partners

India and Greece on Friday agreed to upgrade bilateral ties to the level of strategic partnership .Announcing the decision PM Modi said the two countries will collaborate in the field of defence and will soon conclude and migration in to smoother movement of skilled population on both sides . Greek PM Mitsokatis in his comments expressed committent to freedom of navigation and said there is ”  concern ” in this regard in both the eastern Mediterranean and Indo Pacific region . The two leaders cited historic trade ties .


PM recieves top honour

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the ” The grand cross of the order of honour ” by the Greek President Katerina Sakellaropouloubl . It is the highest award of Greece .


Vladimir Putin to skip G20 summit in New Delhi

Russian People Vladimir Putin will not  participate in G20 leaders summit to be held here during New Delhi on September 9 -10 . Press secretary of Russian Media told .


Indore best city , MP top state insmart cities contest

Indore has been adjudged as best smart City while Madhya Pradesh has been chosen as top state for exemplary performace in the samrt cities mission .

Among cities winner are : Indore (  1 st ), Surat ( 2nd ) , Agra ( 3rd )

Among states winner are : Madhya Pradesh ( 1st ) , Tamil Nadu ( 2nd ) , Rajasthan ( 3rd ) , Uttar Pradesh ( 4 th )

India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) 2022 awards were announced on Friday .

This is fourth edition of ISAC awards . Ministry of Urban development organises this President Dtaupadi Murmu will present awards on 27 th September in Indore .


Squatters can not claim right to public space , says top court

The court on Friday refused to extend its interference stay order against a demolition drive on railway land at Nai Bashti near Mathura district of Uttar  Pradesh

A bench of justice Aniruddha Bose and Bela M

 Trivedi said squatters cannot claim right to squat  the right of a public land . At best they can take time to vacate public land and apply for tehabilaitoon.

The land belonged to railway . Railway is working under a project to extend to change the track from meter gauge to double gauge track .The eviction proceedings was going from April to July 2023 .


G 20 ministers agree to map global value chains , link MSMEs

G20 trade Ministers meet  was held in Jaipur

G20 trade Ministers meet reached agreements on host of issues . Here the three key annexes having ” the juice”  of accord

     The first annexe is about G20 generic framework : It talks about mapping global value chain and making it more inclusive sustainable and shockproof .

     Second annexe relates to MSMEs including in other emerging economies and providing them trade related information.     – MSMEs have limited resources so trade tealted information will help them grow . 

     The third is about the principle of digitalisation on trade documents .


Modi “lied ” on Chinese incursion into India’s land in Laddakh : Rahul

Rahul Gandhi alleged that China has taken thousands of squares of kilometres of land as he was told by  while on visit to laddakh .


Home minister asks Meitie group to begin talk with Kuki group

Home Minister Amit Shah held talk with COCOMI group , a influential Meitie civil society group and urged them to talk to Kuki .

Meanwhile 10 Kuki MLAs had told that they are not in touch with CM Biren Singh since violence broke .








China Bhutan hold first meeting on ‘delimitation’ of disputed boundary

Official from both China and Bhutan met for four days  in China and agreed to speed up boundary resolution process , a joint press release from Beijing and Thimphu has said .

Both countries has told that the talks is going to conclusions .And soon dispute will be resolved .

Bhuthan North and West has some region that is disputed between the two countries . Western part includes Doklam plateau  which is very near India’s Siliguri corridor .


China Bhutan border dispute


Kremlin denies role in plane crash that killed Prigozhin

Kremlin on Friday described the incident of death of Prigozhin as ” tragic ” . But it denied claims of western media and some other that he was killed by Putin .

” Of course,  in the west , the speculation is being presented from certain angle . All this is an absolute lie “, Mr. Peskov said .urging patience and ongoing probes will reveal facts about fatal crash .


China’s allies criticizes Fukushima water dump

Japan will be releasing 500 swimming pool world of treated nuclear wastewater in Pacific Ocean . China’ s allies in South China sea such as Solomons’s island and Fiji has strongly criticized it . Protest in front of Japnese embassy is Seuol was organized by South Korean . China has stopped import of Japanese sea food .


Australia , US , Filipino forces practice drill

The three countries practised retaking of an island seized island by hostile forces .in North eastern Phillipines coasts facing south China Sea . US , Australia and Phillipines are three vocal critics of China’s aggressive moves   South China sea .



Trump held in election case , mug shot out

Former US president Donald Trump was taken to Georgia jail on Thursdays for rackteeiring and conspiracy charges and released on 2lakh dollar bond after having historic mugshot taken . Trump and 18 other defendents is accused of trying to overturn the 2020 elections results .

Trump spent less than 30 mins inside Atlantan Faulton jail before leaving with his cavalcade after getting bail .

Later M Trump said reporters ” it was very sad day for America ” .

” What has taken place is travesty of justice ” he said ” I did nothing wrong ” .



At least 12 dead in Medagascar , stadium stampede

Stampede occurred in capital Antananvario . The stampede occurred at the entrance  to the Barea stadium where a crowd of around 50,000 people had arrived .


Denmark legislation to bring in new legislation on Koran burnings

The govt will bring a bill that will ” prohibit the inappropriate treatment of objects of significant religious importance to a religious community ”



Niger Junta orders French Ambassador to leave country

Niger Junta which seized power on July 26 , ordered French Ambassador to leave country within 48 hours in Friday . Junta had earlier authorised troops from neighbouring Malin and Burkino Faso .





India to send 634 Athletes to Asiad

Asiad will be held from 23 Rd September in Hangzhou , China.


Indian Women won Free Pistol Gold

World Shooting Championship is going on in Baku , Azerbaijan . India’s Tiyana Phogat z Shakshi Suryavanshi and Kirandeep Kaur won th free pistol gold .


Neeraj Chopra qualified for Paris Olympics

Neeraj Chopra threw 88.77 m in first attempt to top the qualification round .

With this he also reached the finals in Javelin throw in World Athletics Championship , Baku





 Concrete Alliance

BRICS found new purpose with expansion : but contradictions too

About the editorial

The editorial is regarding Recent expansion of BRICS .

About BRICS expansion

15 th BRICS recently concluded in Jihannes burg . 6 new members were included , the new members are Ethiopia , Argentina , Egypt , Iran , Saudi Arabia and UAE .  Six of largest oil producers nations are now BRICS countries .

There were about  a large no of nations which were interested in joining BRICS , 22 formal Applications were submitted for this .

BRICS memebership is now 11 . BRICS has produced as an alternative to G7 . BRICS can be behind in total GDP but it has diversity and it represents about 40% of global population .


New Challenges

Non Coherence among memeber groups is one of the challenges . India and China have conflicting relations . Even thought Iran and Saudi Arabia have come together they can conflict on issue of  each other . So Iran , Saudi Arabia – UAE can conflict among each other . Russian being isolated after Russia Ukraine war pose another challenge before the grouping .




Unchecked dam

Carlsen remains the man to beat in Chess , but Indians present a challenge

The editorial is about World Chess Championship , in finals of which Magnus Calsen defeated Chennai’s R. Praagnandhaaa .It was held in Baku , capital of Azerbaijan .



About the finals

Magnus Calsen defeated R. Prahanandhaa of India . Magnus is five time world Champion and reigning after Vishwanathan Anand . The only Player that posed a big challenge to Carlsen was Ding Liren of China . Ding didn’t participate in World Chess Championship citing health and other reasons .


About India’s players performance

R. Prahanandhaa reached final defeating Fabiano Caruana  and Hkraku Nakamura  the current world no 3 and world no 2 . 3 Other Indians reached quarterfinals Arjun Ergasi , Vidit Gujrathi and D Gukesh . This shows good Indian prospect for future .

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