We saved economy from a crisis ,govt says in a white paper
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has
released white paper on the Indian economy. The white paper talks about failure
of UPA govt , and achievement of NDA govt. Some key points in this is
Manmohan Singh Govt went not only
for “ quick fixes “ like farm waiver but also failed to implement GST .Buy also
moved the economy very slowly .
The UPA government was marred by
corruption but the current govt is cracking down hard on corruption .
BJP govt invested in
superstructures , it said that govt was not staying satspied as miles to go .
Congress releases ‘ black paper ‘ on Modi govt
Congress on other hand brought a “ black paper
“ which tells that BJP govt was a period of injustice . The paper highlighted
unemployment , inflation and subversion of institutions and the Manipur issue ,
and adds that India has become a “ electoral autocracy “ .
The paper also talks about the North South
divide in distribution of central taxes .
Will scrap Free Movement Regime in Myanmar
Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that
goverement has decided to end Free
Movement Regime (FMR ) with Myanmar .
The Home Ministry has recommended immediate
suspension of FMR .
Under FMR , any memeber of a hill tribe ( Kuki
, Naga , Mizo ) , who is a citizen of either India or Myanmar and who resides within 16 km of border on
either side can cross border on production of border pass . The border pass is
residents can stay upto two weeks per visit .
The purpose of FMR was that the communities
living at border area were of same culture and many were of same family , but
FMR told to be resulting in smuggling ,
drug trafficking that has contributed to Manipur violence .
The cancellation of FMR is not supported by
Tribal Hill Groups of Naga , Mizo and Kukis .
India’s Kaladan Project in Myanmar in Limbo as rebels control
Currently the Arakan Army ( AA ) is fighting
with the Military Junta in Rakhine state . The AA hacaptured key town of
Paletwa township near Mizoram border .
A senior opposition leader talking to ‘ The
Hindu ‘ said that the current fight has resulted in massive setbacks in the
Kaladan Project .
The project passes through Kaldan P
Multimodal Transit Transport Project – The project aims to connect Kolkata with
Sittwe Port in Myanmar . Through Sittwe Mizoram will be connected through Road
and waterways .
500 million dollar project has been in delayed even earlier due to
Rohingya problem .
Center rejects accusation by Canada on Indian influence in
MEA spokesperson turned down allegation by
Canada that India was interfering in Canada’s election , he termed these
allegations as completely “baseless “ . He said that it was Canada which was
interfering in India’s internal affairs .
Pakistan votes as militants attack
surge and Imran ‘s party cries foul
Pakistan on Thursday voted to elect a new
Prime Minister . The voting was marred by sporadic violence .
Tens of thousands of security forces were
deployed at polling stations . Authiries suspended mobile Phone services across
the country to prevent disruption and flash protests .
Five people were killed in violence in Dera
Ismail Khan .
Referendum on Irish Unity this
decade , says Sinn Fihn leadership
Nothern Ireland will conduct a Referendum on
Uniting with Republic of Ireland in this decade , said , Sien Fein the party
that heads Northern Ireland .
Party President Ms McDonald told journalist at in London that
referendum would be “ inclusive and “ planned , orderly , peaceful , democratic
, constitutional “ .
In recent election Sinn Finn Party which is
Pro Ireland has won majority . And Michelle O’Neil has become the new First
Ireland is currently under UK , Under Friday Agreement it has been agreed that
, Nothern Ireland could be part of
Ireland if a referendum says that .
Bolsanaro targeted as Brazil police
probe ‘ ‘coup attempt ‘
Brazil police has raised several location of
former President Jail Bolsanaro . bolsanaro was ordered to surrender hai
Passport , called it a case of relentless prosecution .
After election results Mr. Bolsanaro supporters had entered Supreme Court and Parliament and vandalized it .the investigation
is going on over Bolsanaro’s involvement in this case .
Israel target kills 13 in Gaza town
that could be the next target for in war
Israeli Air strike killed 13 people over night
and into Thursday in Rafah .
More than half of 2.3 million population is
currently in Rafah . Rafah can be the new focal point of fight now . Jabaliya ,
Khan Younis , Gaza City has already suffered heavy damage in war .
Till now 27,000 has died in Palestinian.
Sportstar Aces Award
Sports man of the year ( Team sports ) – Mohammad Shami , Hardik Singh
Sportseoman of the year ( team sports ) –Vandana Kataria (hockey )
Sportsman of the year ( Individual Category ) – Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty
Sportswoman of the year (
individual ) – Sift kaur Samra , Rameshbabu Vaishali
Sportstar of the year ( male ) – Neeraj Chopra
Sportstar of the year ( Female ) –
International Icon – Mutthaih
Ace of the Aces – Rohan Bopanna .
Lifetime Achievement Award –
Chandu Border , Karnam Malleshwari
Sportstar Award is given by The Hindu group .
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Paytm Payments Bank debacle
story so far
RBI has disallowed Paytm Payments Bank Limited
( PPBL ) from accepting further deposits , top ups and credit transactions from
it s operated wallet or accounts from favriary 29 .
This validates with Fastag and other National
Common Mobility Card ( NCMC ) . Present
customers however will be allowed to use PPBL services .
Currently Paytm has 330 million wallet
took this step ?
RBI in its statement has said that the present
move was after an audit report had revealed “ persistent non compliance and continued supervisory concerns
in the banks “ .
will Payment do ahead ?
Paytm further has told that to continue its
services it will link it’s platform from some other bank ,
are the regulation with respect to rice prices ?
story so far
The Indian Government made it mandatory for all
traders , wholesalers , retailers and wholesalers and Miller’s to declare their
respective rice stocks . The government has also announced the launch of “ Bharat rice “ , to bring down rice prices in the market .
the reason behind govt selling rice ?
The reason behind the government selling the
rice is low production estimates in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka among others . Rice prices have increased by
14.7 % in a year from 2022 to 2023 . There are other reasons as well such as
higher retail rice prices , MSP for rice
going up , and increase in transport and storage cost and increased consumption of rice
With CRISPER poised
to revolutionize therapy , a pause to consider ethics
The CRISPER Cas 9 gene editing
technology can be used to treat illnesses like Sickle cell Anemia . Currently
CRISPER is costly and Indian researchers are working on making it cheaper .
Regulating such technology will be important as it can be misused . Once
technology becomes cheaper people canuse this to irrelevent change their
genes to change their height , color ,
and other features . This requires
CRISPER Cas 9 – CRISPER uses Cas enzyme to cut
, delete , add DNA sequences at precise location . This opening gates for
treating genetic diseases .
Sickle Cell Anemia – This is a genetic disease
, in which Red blood cells has sickle shape.
The sickle red blood cells prohibits oxygen carrying to other blood
cells and also slows and block blood flow .
disease : the assault of the tick
Kyasanur Forest Disease ( KFD ) also known as
monkey fever has caused 2 deaths in Karnataka . Out of 2567 tests conducted by
the health department 68 have been found positive.
KFD spreads through ticks , primates that come
into contact with infected ticks or primates .
The disease was first located in the Kaynasur
Forest area in Shimoga district in 1956 . Six e then more than 560 persons have
died of the Disease .
There is no specific treatment of the disease
however the government is looking to develop a vaccine for this.