Summary of The Hindu 9th DECEMBER 2023

Mahua expelled from.  LS ,opposition MPs Walk out

On Friday amid opposition walkout Trinamool Congress ( TMC ) MP Mahua Moitra was expelled from Lok Sabha over cash for query allegation .

Parliamentary affairs minister Prahlad Joshi had moved a resolution calling her continuance as an MP as “ untenable “ and her conduct was “ unbecoming of an MP “ .

Earlier Ethics Committee of Parliament had recommended her expulsion .

INDI Alliance members stood behind Mahua Moitra . Mahua called it a verdict “ hanging by a kangaroo court “ . She told that this is begining of end of BJP .

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has backed Mahua Moitra saying she will get Lok Sabha ticket next time . She accused BJP of being partial towards a woman .

 

Cash for query scam – Mahua Moitra’s ex friend had revealed that Mahua used to take money from Dubai based industrialist Darshan Hiranandani for asking question .

Mahua Moitra was accused by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey of asking questions in Parliament by taking money . It was also found that her login credential for Lok Sabha portal was used by Darshan. hiranandani in Dubai .

Ethics Committee after questioning her had recommended her expulsion .

RBI keeps repo rate at 6.5% , raises GDP growth forecast

The Monetary Policy Committee ( MPC )  of Supreme Court has kept their key interest rates unchanged . Currently the repo rate is 6.5 % that has been kept unchanged . GDP forecast for 2023 – 2024 has been raised from 6.5 % to 7% . Average inflation forecast has been retained to 5.4% .

MPC is a six member panel three from RBI and three external which decided on  policy rates by RBI . It meets several times to decide over this . RBI governor is one of its members .

SC issues notice to Delhi L- G on plea seeking fund for scheme to help accident victims

SC has sought a response from Delhi govt over plea in which by the Delhi govt to release funds by for its “ Farishtey Delhi Ke “ scheme which provides free treatment to road accident victims . Issues the notice to L-G Justice R.S. Gavai asked why one part  government was fighting another . The court decided to take up the case directly after the Chiratmas vacation .

Under Farishtey Delhi Ke scheme the victims of road accidents are provided free treatment in private hospitals . L G has held the payment under this .

New Climate draft seeks tripling of renewable energy capacity

The latest draft of Global stockade , one of the key documents being discussed at UN’s climate summit in Dubai has linked tripling of renewa ke energy capacity with a  “ phaseout “ or a time bound ending of fossil fuels .

The draft UN website says that tripling the renewable energy by 2030 appears to be one of the major consensus that world leaders can agree upon .

India has kept itself out of this and is unlikely to agreed over this . India is more interested in Climate financing by western country to global South countries .

Laldomha sworn in as Mizoram CM

Zoram People Movement’s leader Lalduboma was sworn in as CM of Mizoram on Friday . Along 11 others took oath as state ministers .

Mr. laldomha announced 12 programme of his new government to be implemented in the next 100 days . He said that his govt would give top priority to farmers .

“ Our govt will buy four local product from the farmers like ginger , turmeric , chili and broomsticks by fixing minimum prices .Farmers will have choices to sell their produce on their own or to the government “

Center bans Onion prices exports till March , Nashik farmers protest

The centre has imposed a ban on Onion export till March 31 ,2024 to curb domestic surge in Onion prices .

On August 19 , govt had imposed 40 % export duty in onions to reduce its export .

The decision by govt drew protest by farmers . Farmers in Nashik which is largest Mandi of onions in Asia blocked Mumbai Agra national highway at three places .

Currently in Nashik’s Mandis is between ₹1500 per quintal to ₹3000 per quintal .

India’s reemergence in field of architecture will benefit entire world , says PM

A biennial exhibition on cultures of India is being carried out in New Delhi .

On this occassion PM Modi said that India is working to develop a modern system on the lines of similar cultural events in cities like London , Venice and Sao Paulo .

Bhutan author Tshering Tashi gets Premchand fellowship

Premchand Fellowship is conferred by Sahitya Academy . Mr . Tashi is 12 th recipient of this fellowship .

World

Amid Israeli bombing , safe areas shrink for Palestine

The casualties in Israelinaytack has increased to 17100 . In a recent news . Israel said that it had attacked 450 targets in past days after attack resumed . The border cities of Rafah has become flooded with refugees .

Images emerged from Nothern town Beit Lahiya in which the residents are seen asking whether showing dozens of men sitting and kneeling down paraded by Israel .

Six killed in raid by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians on Friday in a raid on a refugee camp in West Bank .

Putin to seek another term as President , extending his rule of over two decade

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced that he will file his candidacy for Presidential election to be held in March this year .

Presidential term in Russia is for six years . Earlier there was a limit that one can run for Russian Presidency only twice . But Putin has twice amended the constitution to change this . In March he will complete his fourth term.

Despite Russia Ukraine war Putin still holds wide support in Russia .

US FDA approves pair of gene therapies for sickle cell disease

US Food and Drug Administration has approved a pair of gene therapies for sickle cell disease . It includes CRISPER gene editing technique .

The agency approved Lyfgenia from Bluebird bio , and a separate treatment called Casegvy . Use of CRISPER has also been approved .

Sickle cell Anemia had around 1 lakh patients in US mainly black.

Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease .

In Sickle Cell Anemia the red blood cells are in shape of sickle that restrict passage of oxygen through blood .

CRISPER – It is a gene editing technology . That won Nobel prize in 2020 .

Using the technologies approved will make it one time treatment .

Editorial

Invidious divide

India can do without politicians exacerbating a north south divide

The editorial is about the recent remark by a DMK ( Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ) MP , S. Senthilkumar in Lok Sabha . His remark was that regarding BJP’s win in assembly election in three states . He had told that BJP being favorite only in “ Gau Mutra “ states .

The editorial denounces such statement , as these are made in bad taste . The North South decide , should be eliminated at economy basis . If we see economically West and South India are doing much better than East and North India . This economics imbalance should be addressed .

An icy warning

Threat from glaciers should be same in category as cyclones and quakes

“ The Global Climate report 2011 – 2020 “ recently released by World Metrological Organization “ gives a broad view of climate response to greenhouse gasses .

About Galcier’s health it tells :

     On an average the world ‘s glaciers thinned down 1 meter a year from 2011- 2020 . The glaciers in all part of the world is getting smaller .

     In Africa , glaciers of Rwenzori mountains and Mount Kenya are projected to  disappear by 2030 , and those of Kilimanjaro by 2040 . Africa being hotter than other continents .

     The report points a rapid growth in Glacier Outburst flood ( GLOF ) on coming days .

     India has seen increase in GLOF incidents , Kedarnath incident was a GLOF . Recently in Sikkim saw GLOF that caused major infrastructure damage , destroying dams .

 

Glacier are important part of nature and melting of Glacier is a concern . Apart from that the Disaster this cause is not less than any cyclone and earthquake .

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