Morning Summary: August 21, 2022

India has set up a mechanism to resolve the ‘frictions’ at the Indochina border (Lieutenant-General Kalita)

India has an established mechanism to resolve any international border “friction” with China in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief GOC, Eastern Command, Lt. Gen. Rana Pratap Kalita said on August 20, 2022.

Asked about the past disputes between the two countries over the issue of the Sino-Indian border along Arunachal Pradesh, the senior army officer told reporters that the particular stretch of the border is bounded by the McMahon line.

Only J&K residents can register as voters

The J&K government clarified on Saturday that only existing J&K residents who have reached the age of 18 would be registered to vote, but remained silent on whether domicile was a condition for foreigners to be registered to vote or not. .

The government described media reports that more than 25 lakh additions to voter lists were a misrepresentation of facts, which was propagated by vested interests.

AIIMS Panel Gives Clear Advice to Apollo Hospitals on Jayalalithaa Treatment

The treatment provided to former Chief Minister Jaylalithaa by Apollo Hospitals was ‘in line with correct medical practice and no errors were found in the care given’, according to the AIIMS medical board constituted to advise expert on the circumstances of his hospitalization and treatment.

The medical commission, made up of seven experts, was formed after a Supreme Court order in November 2021 requested the same regarding an appeal filed by Apollo Hospitals. In its final report, dated August 4, the board gave the hospital a good word and accepted the hospital’s final diagnosis.

Model nikahnama with the triple talaq ban still in progress

Five years after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board pledged to insert a ban on instant triple talaq into the model nikahnama to be used to perform Muslim marriages, the marriage contract remains a work in progress.

There is no clear word when, if at all, such nikahnama would be prepared and sent to the qazis who celebrate nikahnama.

Ex-BJP Rajasthan MP Gyan Dev Ahuja allegedly filmed admitting to ‘lynching’

On August 20, Rajasthan Congress Leader Govind Singh Dotasra shared on Twitter an alleged video clip of former BJP MP Gyan Dev Ahuja who allegedly admitted that his supporters had so far “lynched five people “.

Mr Ahuja is seen making the comment while interrupting a speaker, who was urging a group of people to start an agitation against the lynching of 45-year-old Chiranjilal Saini. Mr Saini was reportedly lynched by members of the Mev Muslim community on Sunday morning in the town of Govindgarh on suspicion of stealing a tractor. He died on Monday while undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.

Chinese imports of Russian coal in July hit 5-year high as West shuns Moscow

China’s coal imports from Russia jumped 14% in July from a year earlier to their highest level in at least five years, as China bought coal at a discount while Western countries shunned Russian cargoes during its invasion of Ukraine.

The ban has forced Russia to target buyers such as China and India and sell at a huge discount.

Maker of pandemic ‘magic pill’ Dolo-650 faces tax raids and PIL petitions

Dolo-650 mg, which recorded sales of over ₹500 crore during the COVID pandemic since March 2020, is back in the news following the public interest litigation in the Supreme Court by the Federation of Representatives Medical and Commercial Workers of India (FMRAI), a national trade union, which sought to uphold the right to life under Section 21 of the Constitution.

In its petition, the FMRAI alleged increasing cases of unethical marketing practices by pharmaceutical companies in their dealings with healthcare professionals, which in turn has a negative effect on the health of those who are already sick.

Public meeting of Amit Shah in Munugode on August 21

Interior Minister Amit Shah will address a public BJP meeting, half a kilometer from Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s rally venue on Saturday, in Munugode on Sunday, reflecting the show of force by the TRS and the BJP.

Mr Shah’s commitments when he arrives on a BSF plane at Begumpet airport at 2pm include an immediate visit to the Ujjaini Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad and a BJP worker’s house in Sabhamurthi Nagar.

The French president will visit Algeria to revive relations

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Algeria next week in a bid to improve strained relations between Paris and Algiers, the French presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

Franco-Algerian relations hit a low end late last year after Mr Macron questioned whether Algeria existed as a nation before the French invasion and accused its “politico-military system” of rewrite history and foment “hate towards France“.

Women farmers in Jhargram, Bengal reap fortunes from organic rice

Panchabati Baske from Damodarpur village and Nirmala Mahato from Murakhati village are pioneers in their respective villages in Jhargram district of West Bengal. Although uneducated, Ms. Baske and Ms. Mahato started a revolution by growing native varieties of rice organically, without using chemical fertilizers.

Hundreds of women farmers have taken up the cultivation of indigenous rice varieties such as Kalabhat (black rice), Mallifullo (whole rice) and Kerala Sundar (folk rice of raw aromatic whole bran) and red rice, locally called as Sathia, in the remote villages of Jhargram.

Thailand International Para-Badminton Tournament | Para commuter gold rush in Pattaya

Indian para-commuters Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam won the gold medal after defeating Indonesia’s Dwiyoko Dwiyoko and Fredy Setiawan in the men’s doubles final of the Thailand Para Badminton International Tournament in Pattaya on August 20.

Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan also won the gold medal with a 21-9 24-22 victory over England’s Rachel Choong 21-9 24-22 in the SH6 final.

Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI | Samson and Thakur win 5 wickets to seal the series

Sanju Samson produced a responsible unbeaten 43 after a display of clinical bowling, led by point guard Shardul Thakur, as India sailed to a five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series in Harare on Saturday.

It wasn’t quite a dominance like the first ODI, but the paltry target of 162 points meant the KL Rahul-led side didn’t have to sweat much despite a mid-inning jerk.