Summary of The Hindu 5th APRIL 2024

Govt to record parents’ religion. to register birth

When registering  the birth of a child , parents will now be required to separately record the religion of the Father and mother . Earlier , only the family’s religion was recorded in birth registers . Earlier only the family religion was included in birth and death registration

Under the registration of  Birth and Death Acts ( Amendment ) ,2023  , the birth and death database may be used to update the National Population Register , electoral rolls ,Aadhaar numbers  , Ration Card ,Passport , driving license. etc .

The Data is used by the government for socio economic planning and to evaluate the effectiveness of social sector programmes .

Kathaveechu problem was ‘resolved’ 50 years ago : says Sri Lanka

SriLankan foreign Minister Ali Sabry has said that Srilanka sees no reason in opening any remark on Katchatheevu , that India ceded to Sri Lanka 50 years ago . This is the first officla reaction after recent remarks by PM Narendra Modi and S Jaishsnkar on Katchatheevu .

“This is a problem discussed and resolved 50 years ago and there is no necessity to have further discussions on it . “

No sanctions  against  India for buying refining Russian oils , say US officials

 US Treasury department has said that the aim of sanctions and “ price cap “ on Russian oil is just to not let Kremlin earn revenue to find war .

The Treasury Chief is expected to visit India soon .

US and EU has proposed a price cap ,above that price no country should be buying Oil from Russia . India and China has rejected the price cap.

‘Median cancer age diagnosis in India is lower than in west’

The Median age for cancer diagnosis in India is lower when compared with the US , the UK , China , said a report released by Apollo hospital .

The “ Health of the Nations “ report says that the average age of diagnosis in India is 52 , while it is 62 in US and UK .

Israel must ensure safety to Indian workers : govt

India has urged Israel to ensure the safety and security of those who are being flown to Israel to work as blue collar workers under Government to government  ( G 2  G ) , said External Affairs ministry spiles person Randhir Jaiswal .

Israel and India had signed an agreement to fly around 42,000 workers from here to various spots in Israel .

Foreign brokers allowed to operate remotely at GIFT IFSC

The International Financial service Authority has allowed remote trading by foreign stock trading firms on GIFT IFSC exchanges .

Such firms will be allowed to trade directly from the stock market changes .

Such entities will be referred to as Remote Trading Participants ( RTPs ) , Currently countries such as  Singapore , Japan. Japan and the US allow remote membership of the brokers .

India International Exchange Ltd ( India INX ) is India’s first first international exchange located in Gift city.


Drones hit targets in Myanmar  capital , claims resistance group

Myanmar’s main  pro democracy group said in a statement on Thursday that it’s armed group launched Drone attack on the airport and military headquarter in the capital ,Naypyidaw

. The country’s military however said that they destroyed the drones as they were attacked .

The Opposition National Unit’s government .

US support depends on protecting civilians : Biden

President Joe Biden said Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that continues support of United States would depend on Israeli actions to protect Israeli civilians , for the first time and urged “ immediate  ceasefire “.

In a phone call to the Israeli President ,Mr Biden urged Netanyahu to “announce and implement a series of measurable ,concrete steps to address civilian harm ,humanitarian suffering and the safety of aid workers “ ,a white house statement said .

‘Israeli air strike killed 106  in “ apparent war crime “

A human rights watch Investigation published on Thursday said an Israeli attack on Gaza building had no apparent militant targets , but killed 106 civilians , including 54 children,making it  an “ apparent war crime “ .

The strike mentioned here was on October 31 .

The Israeli military has not responded to this .

10 Iranian security personnel killed in Jihadist attack near Pakistan border

Jihadist attack in South Eastern Iran near Pakistan killed 10 Iranian security personnel , state media reported on Thursday   , doubling an earlier toll .

The attack occurred in Sistan Baluchistan province  which has faced rebels from Baluchi minority  , drug smuggling and Sunni extremism .

“The case of the terrorist attack was closed with the martyrdom of 10 members of security forces “ and the killing of “ 18 terrorists “ state television said .

Philippines to hold Naval military exercise with US , Japan. China to counter China

The Philippines will hold joint naval drills with the United States , Japan and Australia in the South China Sea on April 7 , according to diplomatic sources .

This comes amid increased tension between China and the Philippines in the South China

Sea .

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On Global indices measuring democracy

The V Dem institute’s recent democracy index has termed India as  “one of the worst autocratisers “.

Similar indices by other groups such as Freedom House , The Economist Intelligence Unit have debraded India’s democracy records .

The Indian government has however refuted these assessments . It now plans to release it’s own democratic index .

There is criticism on these indices over subjectivity , dataset and  precision .which is flawed .

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