Summary of The Hindu 31th MARCH 2024

CAA rules silent on the fate of rejected applicants

 In the rules to apply for Citizenship Amendment Rules ( CAA ) , a person has to apply online and the final verification of documents will be by an empowered committee . The migrants seeking citizenship must have documents that show that they belonged to either Afghanistan, Pakistan , Bangladesh .

The CAA rules however does not tell about the situation in which one fails to show the required documents or if documents get rejected .

Citizenship act 1955 , had provision of a review application within 30 days of rejection of application for citizenship . In the review application the decision of the central government used to be final .

Matua community

The Matua community of West Bengal is one such community , which has mostly entered the country since 1971 . They don’t necessarily have the documents . Mamta Bala Thakur , a TMC Parliamentarian is a member from the migrated Matua community , she guesses that those failed applicants may end up in “ detention center “ .

President presents Bharat Ratna to four posthumously

President Draupadi Murmu on Thursday conferred the award of Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister PV Narsimha Rao , Chaudhary Charan Singh , Karpoori Thakur and M. S Swaminathan.

Ms Murmu is likely to visit Mr. Advani to award him .

ED takes statement if Delhi Minister Kailsh Gehlot in Excise Policy case

The Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) on Saturday released  statements of Delhi Minister Kailash Gehlot , in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy case . Mr Gehlot was questioned for about five hours , and his statements were recorded .

Mr Gehlot was one of the ministers who had drafted the excise policy .

The agency so far has arrested 16 persons in the Excise Policy scam case  , and attached properties worth ₹128.79 crore .

250 rescued from cyber fraud center’s. abroad : MEA

The Union government is “ collaborating closely “ with Cambodian authorities and has rescued about 250 Indians from Cambodia who were lured there for cyber crime and fake online recruitment scams . The ministry of External Affairs said .

A nationwide hunt has revealed that jib seekers from South East Asia are recruited by firms in Cambridia , Laos , Myanmar and India . They are forced to work in cyber fraud center’s . To work over phone , social media and get people to invest in fraudulent Cryptocurrency trading and other schemes .

MEA has cautioned people against getting job from South East Asia region .

Facing pressure from Google , NCPCR. Ullu drops adult content

National Commission For Protection of Child Rights ( NCPCR ) has asked the government to act against streaming platform Ullu for streaming “ obscene and vulgar content “ .

Recently after a notice from GOOGLE the app cleansed much of the content it has built its business on .

Google told NCPCR that Ullu  had no inappropriate content featuring child .

 Digital Publisher Content Grievance Council ( DGPCR ) is a self regulating body that was made under IT rules . Ullu is part of this .

DGPCR has also issued a rebuke to Ullu over its content .

Anticipatory bail must not be norm in many cases : SC

The Supreme Court in a judgment has said that bail is the norm in many cases but anticipatory bail is certainly not  the norm .

A bench of Justice C T Ravikumar and Sanjay Kumar said that power of the courts to grant anticipatory bail is an extraordinary one , and not be given for asking .

Anticipatory bail or Pre Arrest bail  –  A person seeks anticipatory bail to avoid police arrest in non bailable offense .

The court generally gives permission of anticipatory bail just on basis that person can be falsely accused .


Asia should prevent world from becoming an arena from Geopolitical fighting , says China

The Boao  Forum of Asia ( BFA ) concluded on Friday in Hainan  , China .

China’s top Legislator Zhao Leji has said that Asia should prevent the world from becoming an arena of “ political fighting “ and welcomed all countries to board China’s  “express  train “ for development .

Countries in Asia should jointly oppose unilateralism and self-serving practices , oppose picking sides and block formation and prevent the arena for political confrontation .

Mr. Zhao Leji is chairman of National People’s Congress standing committee .

About BFA

BFA initiated by Asian Countries and Australia is a non profit organization that hosts leaders from government organizations , Academia in Asia and other continents .

BFA is modeled on the World Economic Forum , held annually in Davos , Switzerland . It’s fixed address is Boao ,Hainan Province China .

Its secretariat is in Beijing . BFA is also sometimes called “Asian Davos “ .


5 killed , dozens hurt in Gaza amid chaos during aid delivery

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that five persons were killed and dozens wounded when a gunfire and stampede occurred during an aid delivery on Saturday in Northern Gaza , where famine looms .

The red crescent said that the incident happened when thousands of people gathered , for the arrival of around 15 trucks of flour and other food items .

President of Peru’s home raided in Luxury watch probe

Peruvian authorities raided President Dina Boluarte’s home and government palace early on Saturday , as part of ongoing corruption investigation related to ongoing corruption investigation related to undisclosed luxury watches .

The President was earlier shown to have with  Rolex Luxury watches wearing at several sporting events .

On Tibet visit , Nepal officials calls for opening China border points

Nepal has urged China to reopen 14  traditional border points with the Tibetan Autonomous Region not for bilateral trade but for the movement too. Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shreshtha is on first visit to China .


What happened to the  bridge in Baltimore ?

On March 26 , a container vessel named Dali ran into Baltimore bridge over Patapsco river  , bringing a part of the structure crashing down together with some people down into the river .

The ship had all crew members as Indians and it was headed to Sri Lanka .

Reason behind the collapse and casualties

The ship had its light flickering and going off before the ship collided with one of the pillars of the bridge .

Eight persons fall below the bridge of which two were rescued . The search operation could not be continued due to extreme whether . The remaining six are supposed to be dead .

Will global forest expansion hit the tribals ?

A symposium on right of Indigenous people was organized by the University of Arizona on March 21 -22  to put the spotlight on Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework ( GBF ) , 2023 . It will hit India’s tribal the hardest .

About the Kunming Montreal GBF

It was adopted in 2022 . It has a global vision of a world living in harmony  with nature by 2050 .

This has four goals and 23 targets .

Target 3 of the Kunming Montreal GBF aims to “ increase terrestrial , Inland water , and of coastal marine areas , especially areas of Particular importance , for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services’ ‘ to at least 30 % of the world’s territorial areas . At present protected areas contain only 16 % .

What are its implications ?

The goal of GBF can favor corporate houses eyeing forest resources at the expense of indigenous communities living  in accordance with Nature .

About 84 % of India’s national parks are inhabited by Indigenous people and meeting the GBF target will threaten their existence .

Government should take special measures to protect tribals living in forest along with increasing forest  cover .

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