Summary of The Hindu 26th NOVEMBER 2023

Rescue ‘ dangerous ‘ may take a ‘ long time ‘ : NDMA

Multiple hurdles are now delaying the rescue operation of 41 laborers who have been trapped  inside the Silkyara tunnel , in Uttarkashi , Uttarakhand .

In last 48 hours there have been no forward movement of the efforts to drill . The Auger drilling machine stopped working after it reached 48 meter mark on Thursday , with the blades struck in debris , which is full of debris and iron girder .

A plasma cutter is being brought from Hyderabad , likely by Sunday , to cut the stucke auger .

The rescue team have planned to manually drill through the last 10 meteres of debris to reach the trapped workers , a “ dangerous”  process , which is likely to take a “long time “ , according to National Disaster Mangement Authority ( NDMA ) .

Rajasthan records 71.64% turnout in peaceful polling

Rajsthan recorded a voter turnout of 71.64 % in the assembly election on Saturday with the ruling Congress and and the opposition BJP locking horns in a tight contested campaign .

Voting passed peacefully barring some minor incidents .

Queries in LokSabha  : CBI study Lokpal plaint agianst Mahua

The central Bureau of Investigation  ( CBI ) is looking into the complaint forwarded by the Lokpal regarding the allegation against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra related to certain question raised by her in Lok Sabha .

Last month BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has lodged a complaint with Loksabha alleging that bribes were taken in exchange for raising question in lok sabha . She has accused of sharing her lok Sabha login credentials and password with Dubai Based industrialist Darshan Hiranandani .

Govt invites civil society leaders from Leh and Kargil for talks

The Home Ministry has invited civil society leaders from Leh and Kargil for discussion of December 4 . The initiative by government comes after frequent protests in Laddakh seeking statehood .

The Organisations Leh Apex Body ( LAB ) and Kargil Democratic Alliance ( KDA ) have chosen seven members each to put  their demands before the center.

The demands of these groups are : statehood for Ladakh , the inclusion of Ladakh in the sixth schedule of the Constitution , reservation in jobs for local people , and one lok Sabha seat each for Leh and Kargil .

Infertility treatment finds a place in political manifestos

The Congress has included Vitro Fertilisation ( IVF ) as an area of focus of manifestation for the Rajasthan Assembly elections .

Goa recently became the first Indian state to offer free IVF , assisted Reproductive technology ( ART )  and Intrautine Insemination Service ( ISI )  .

Maharashtra is also looking into providing financial support to the people from rural areas for IVF treatment under the Mahatma  Phule Jan Arogya Yojna .

WHO recognises infertility as Public health issue , policy on treatment can mitigate the financial burden and emotional impact of infertility .

Urban Affairs ministry starts data portal on cities for policy making

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched data from Indian cities available on a single platform for academics , researchers and stakeholders to help data driven policy making .

The Amplifi 2.0  ( Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Livable, Inclusive and Further ready Urban India ) was launched by the Ministry three weeks ago .

The website provide data on range of information for several cities , including total consumption , number of sample tested for water samples , average annual expenditure on healthcare , number of slum dwellers ; and road accident fatalities .


Hamas delays release of second batch of hostages

Hamas said on Saturday that it was delaying the release of second group of Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners .Hamas accused Israel not to comply with truce agreement . Hamas cited issues of aid delivery to Gaza and selection criteria for prison release as the main reasons behind holding the prisoners exchange .

Israel on Saturday denied that it had violated truce agreement and vowed to continue the war to eliminate Hamas when the pause in fighting ends .

“ We will return immediately at end of ceasefire to attack Gaza “ Israel’s  military spolesperson said .

On Friday Israel had released 39 prisoners while Hams had released 24 hostages .

Kyiv hit by most massive drone attack since start of the war

Ukraine said on Saturday that it had downed 71 Russian drones overnight , in what kyiv said was the biggest attack on the capital since the start of the invasion .

Ukrainian army said that Iranian made Shahed drones were used in the attack on capital kyiv .

The drone attack came as Ukraine marked Holidomar Remembrance day , commemorating death of millions by starvation  in 1930 under Soviet leadership Joseph Stalin .

The attack left damaged building and led to power cuts in many areas of Kyiv . Currently winter season is on and Power cuts leads to huge difficulties to citizens .

Currently  Russia Ukraine war is centered around city of Avdiivka which is nearly encircled by Russian forces .

China complaints by incursions into US ship in territorial waters

The Chinese military said on Saturday that American Naval destroyer USS hopper entered territorial waters of China , without the approval of Chinese government .

Chinese PLA said in a post that it “ proves that the United States is an out and out  ‘ security risk creator’ in “ South China sea “ .

Currently Phillipines and USA is undergoing Naval exercise in South China sea .


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