Summary of The Hindu 6th NOVEMBER 2023

PM Kharge lead Mizoram poll campaign on final day

The campaigning for the 40 member Mizoram constituency and 20 assembly constituencies of Chhatisgrah ended on Sunday .

The voting will be on Tuesday .

PM Modi and Congress President released videos messages for Mizoram . PM Modi pitched for ” Marvellous Mizoram ” and reducing physical and psychological distance of the area  from  the capital.

As Andhra Pradesh alters PMAY name , center puts ₹4000 crore fund on hold

Over a decison by Andhra Pradesh govt to change the name of govt flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Grameen ( PMAY G ) to PMAY – YSR and using AP govt logo along with center’s logo , central govt has stalled ₹4000 crore fund under PMAY -G to Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier in 2022 Bengal govt had changed the name of PMAY – G to  Bamgla Awas Yojna , center has not released funds for WB govt .

Under PMAY the cost born by center and center and states are in 60:40 .

Indian envoy asked Canada for evidence in Nijjar’s killing

Replying to a question about killing of Hardeep

In an interview with the globe and mail newspaper , India’s high commissioner to Canada ,Sanjay Kumar Verma has said  “there is no specific or clear cut instruction provided in this case for us to assist them in investigation “.

He further said that the investigation has already been tainted and official statement of Canada has played down the investigation ..

Bhutan king to meet PM today ; Assam border project on agenda

Bhutanese fourth king Jigme Khesayal Namgyel Wangchuk reached New Delhi on Sunday he will held talk with PM Narendra Modi on Monday , while the border talks will receive most importance among the talks between two .

The focus is going to be  projects related to Gelephu , while Bhutan plans to link Gelephu with Kokrajhar in Assam with 57 km rail link .

Bhutan also plans to build an international airport in Gelephu . Bhutan king will fly to Mumbai where he will talk to industry leaders for for  investment in the Gelephu .Gelephu is going to be developed as ” gateway city ” .

On December 17 , Bhutan’s national day , the king is expected launch the project .

Recently Bhutan held 25 th round of boundary talk with China , Bhutanese Foreign ministry told last week that the pace of resolution of boundary dispute with China has accelerated .

New Delhi has not commented on these telling only that New Delhi and Bhutan are in touch on all issues .

Mahadev app among 22 online betting platforms banned

The Ministry of Electronics and Information technology ( Meity ) on Sunday  said it had issued blocking orders against ” 22 illegal betting apps and websites ” including Mahadev Book Online nad Reddyannaotestopro at Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) request .

The ED is probing an allegation that the promoters of  Mahadev app had facilitated a ₹508 crore crore to “one politician ” ‘ Baghel ‘ , who is possibly the Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel .

World

53 dead as Israel warplanes strike refugee camps in Gaza

Israeli warplanes hit two refugee camps in Gaza strip on. Sunday , killing at least 53 people and wounding dozens , health officials said .

The strike came out as Israel told that it will crush territory of Hamas rulers despite , US appeal for a pause to get aid to desperate civilians .

Airstrikes hit the Magazine refugee camp in central Gaza killing 40 people , another strike was at Bureji refugee camp .Another strike was near house near Bunerjee refugee camp killing 13 and injuring many .

Israel has rejected the idea of halting it’s offensive even for a brief period . US secretary of state appealed Israel for humanitarian pause ,that Israel rejected.

Blineken meet Palestinian president in West Bank

US secretary of state Antony Blinken said ” Gazan must not be forcibly displaced ” , he spoke this on a surprise visit to Israeli occupied west bank to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas .It was top US diplomat’s first visit to the palestinian territory .

Gaza fell under its third total comminicatoon outage since the start of the war on Sunday night .

” the secretary reaffirmed the United States commitment to the delivery of life saving humanitarian assistance and resumption of essential services to Gaza and made clear that Palestinian must not be forcibly displaced ” .US state department released summary said .

Mr. Abbas condemned Israeli strike , what he described as ” genocide ” .

Saudi Arabia and Russia to continue oil cuts

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and Russia confirmed on Sunday that they would continue their voluntary oil cuts until the end of the year .

As concerns over demand and economic growth continue to weigh in crude markets .

Saudi Arabia told that it would voluntarily cut 1 million baller per day  . Moscow also announced that it would cut production by additional 3 lakh barrel per day ( bpd) .

OPEC+ countries has been cutting oil export since last year in what it says preemptive action to maintain market stability .

Editorial

Tiding over

India’s states should ensure greater compliance on air pollutiond

The editorial is about worsening Air Quality in part of Punjab , Haryana and Delhi since beginning of November  Air Quality Index ( AQI ) crossed 450 .

The reason behind the deteriorating f air quality in this time is stubble burning , construction dust and vehicular pollution .

The Commission for air Quality Management ( CQAM ) the body which is formed to give suggestion to improve air quality told that the air quality between January to October is best in the last six years .

Stubble burning this year is half of the previous year . But worsening air quality in November remains a problem.  Hard measures need to be taken to tackle November .

Revenue rebound

Octobers’s GST collection mark a shift from some recent trends

Gross Goods and Service tax ( GST ) revenues hit their second highest monthly tally to 1.72 lakh crore in October .This resulted in an increase of 13.4 % of GST revenue which is highest in 2023.

 

Some reasons behind this increase is crackdown over non compliant by revenue department and increased demand of consumers . Income tax department should be hoping that this increase keep moving forward .

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