Summary of The Hindu 31th JANUARY 2024

‘Missing ‘ CM  Soren surfaces in Ranchi after ED visits Delhi home

·         JMM chief and Jaharkhand CM Hemant Soren  escaping his summon with ED in Delhi was spotted in Ranchi on Tuesday , where he held talks with alliance partners , he supposedly signed letter of support from the MLAs , his wife Kalpana Soren also attended the meeting .

·         Earlier BJP has accused Hemant Soren of going “ missing “ in Delhi .

3 CRPF personnels killed in maoist attack in Bastar

Three personals from CRPF , two of them commandos of CoBRA  were killed and 15 injured in fire by Maoist at the boundary of Sukma and Bijapur districts of Bastar region .

Six Maoist were killed in retaliatory fire .

CoBRA – It is an elite Jungle warfare force ,  especially formed to counter maoist in Jungle region .

Navy foils hijacking bid for Somali pirates , rescues 19 Pak nationals

·         INS Sumitra   rescued a Iranian finding flagged fishing vessel El Neemi . The vessel had 19 Pakistani crew members were also rescued during operation .

·         The vessel was boarded by 11 Somali Pirates , when it’s crew members sent a distress call . Indian Navy patrolling in the area later secured the vessel and detained the pirates In another incident.

 

Indian Navy MarCOS with captured pirates

Center nominated twelve fort of Marathas to UNESCO world heritage site

·         India has nominated the “ Maratha military landscapes “ , a network of forts that showcase the strategic military power of Maratha rule , for inclusion of UNESCO world heritage site 2024 -25 .

·         The 12 first included in this nomination are the forfs of Salher , Sivneri , Lohagad , Kahnderi , Raigad , Rajgad , Pratapgarh , Suvarna durg , Panhala , Vijaydueg and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra and district and Gingee in Tamilnadu .

·         The “  Maratha military  Ladscapes “ developed between 17 th and 19 th century , represents an extraordinary  fortification and military systems envisioned by Maratha rulers .

After four years of survey, India’s snow leopard count put to 718

·         India has 718 wild leopards in the wild , according to first of its kind ,four year long  assessment exercise .

·         The highest number of cats was estimated to be in Laddakh ( 477 ) , followed by Uttarakhand ( 124 ) , Himachal Pradesh ( 51 ) , Arunachal Pradesh ( 36 ) , Sikkim ( 21 ) , Jammu and Kashmir ( 9 ) .

·         The current number puts the number of Indian snow leopard between 10 to 15 percent of Global population .

·         The exercise was conducted by World Wildlife Institute ( WWI ) .The snow leopard is classified as ‘ vulnerable ‘ by IUCN .

Center starts survey on woman participation in Workforce

The Union Ministries of Labour and Employement and Woman and Child Development have started a joint survey on increasing the woman participation in the Workforce .

The survey will seek information about Internal Complaint Committee for prevention of sexual harassment at workplaces , creche for Children, Equal pay for equal work ,flexible and remote working hours for women, and transportation facilities during late hours .

IMF lifts growth outlook says ‘ soft landing ‘ in sight

The Internatonal monetary fund on Tuesday lifted it’s forecast for global economic growth , The updated World Economic Outlook has following major points

     IMF uplifts the forecast for Global Economic growth in 2024 by .2% point to 3.1% .

     Outlook for US and China has been upgraded from .

     India’s growth outlook ,seen Remaining strong by 6.5% in calender 2024 .

World

Imran sentenced ahead of Pak polls

·         A Pakistani court has sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for  10 year prison in cipher case .This comes when general election in Pakistan is scheduled for 8 Fabruary .

·         Currently Imran Khan is in Rawalpindi jail where he is having 3 year jail term . There are more than 150 cases going on against Imran Khan .

·         Cipher case – In 2022 , after his stepping down as Prime Minister during a rally Imran Khan had revealed confidential document in front of public gathering .

·         He said the documents contained  talks between Pakistani Foreign Minister and Pakistan’s Ambassador to US , Pakistan’s Ambassador informed that US officials there wanted  ouster of Imran Khan .

·         The revealing confidential documents in public is a crime , over which Imran Khan has been sentenced .

Phillipines , Vietnam sign agreement of Cooperation in South China sea

·         Phillipines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is on visit to Hanoi. , in Vietnam .The Phillipines and Vietnam signed a agreement on Tuesday to prevent incidents in South China sea . The agreement includes , information sharing and training exchanges between Vietnamese and Phillipines militarries . Agreement related to trade and investment were also signed .Both Vietnam and Phillipines are having tense confrontation with China regarding waterways in South China seas .

Israeli forces posing as woman storm west Bank Hospital to kill three .

·         Israeli forces disguised as civilian and medical workers stormed Al Shina hospital , Jenin in West Bank . In the raid the Israeli forces killed three palestinian militants .

Sports

It is historical tie  , we will benefit from India team’s visit : Pakistan Tennis fraternity

·         In Tennis Indian Davis Cup team will travel to Pakistan . India used  not send its team to Pakistan .  Even at this time AITA ( All India Tennis Association ) was not willing to send its team , but ITF ( International Tennis Federation ) rejected the appeal and said that there was no reason to believe that Indian players will face any security concerns in Pakistan.

·         Davis Cup is played between the countries in Tennis . It is organised every year .

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