morning digest July 12 2023

People stand beside a road washed away by the River Beas swollen by heavy rains in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India, on July 11, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP

SC asks Manipur to ‘due consideration’ with Zo-Kuki tribal members in teams manning relief camps

The Supreme Court on July 11 asked the Manipur government to ‘due consideration’ with members of the Zo-Kuki tribes in the teams of MLAs and Ministers formed by the State to oversee the administration and management of the aid camp for victims of violence. The fact that no MLA from the Zo-Kuki tribes is part of these groups was revealed in court by advocate Nizam Pasha, who appeared for the Zomi Students Federation, before a Bench presided over by the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.

Himachal Pradesh’s battle with ‘nature’s fury’ is also a man-made disaster, say experts

Less than a month since the onset of this year’s monsoon, from June 24 to July 10, over 41 landslides, 29 flash floods and one cloudburst have occurred so far in Himachal Pradesh, with no incessant rains lashed the hill State and left a trail of destruction. At least 80 people have died in rain-related incidents. This has re-triggered the debate on whether the ongoing ‘fury of nature’ is a man-made calamity that has inevitably visited the Himalayan region.

ISRO has completed the launch rehearsal of Chandrayaan-3 mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Tuesday completed the launch rehearsal of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. “Chandrayaan-3 mission: ‘Launch Rehearsal’ simulating the entire launch preparation and process lasting 24 hours has been completed,” the space agency tweeted. India’s third moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, is scheduled to launch on July 14, 2023, at 2.35 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

Another African cheetah, Tejas, died in MP’s Kuno National Park

Another African cheetah died in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park (KNP) on July 11, a senior forest department official said The male cheetah, Tejas, was brought to KNP in Sheopur district from South Africa on February this year. “Cheetah Tejas, aged four years, died in KNP due to suspected infighting,” said Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife JS Chauhan. PTI.

GST Council held 50th meeting; agree to impose 28% tax on online gaming on full value, cancer-related drugs on exempted items

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 50th meeting on July 11, reduced or clarified the tax rate on several items ranging from uncooked or unfried snack pellets to special utility vehicles (SUVs). , exempted imported drugs to treat cancer and rare. diseases, and ended a year-long debate over the tax treatment of online gaming, casinos and horse racing.

In a rare meeting with a foreign envoy, Home Minister Shah interacted with the US Ambassador to India

US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti called on Home Minister Amit Shah on July 11 to discuss “building on the positive outcomes” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States two weeks ago, the first such meeting in between a US envoy and the Interior Minister since 2015.

As the deadline approaches, the Law Commission gets 46 lakh responses on the Uniform Civil Code

As the last day for sending views on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) ends in two days, the Law Commission has so far received nearly 46 lakh responses, sources said on July 11. The Commission is some organizations and people are also likely to be called for a personal hearing in the coming days. Some of these invitation letters have already been sent, they said.

Diversity, equality, inclusion make higher education comprehensive: President Murmu

A two-day guest conference, chaired by President Droupadi Murmu and guests of around 160 centrally sponsored educational institutions, discussed diversity, equality, unity and well-being in educational institutions in the country. The conference was attended by representatives and academics from various Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research and Central Universities along with the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior Ministry. officials.

Cash-strapped Pakistan receives $2 billion from Saudi Arabia: Pakistan Finance Minister Dar

Pakistan has received deposits of $2 billion from Saudi Arabia, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on July 11, ahead of a crucial IMF meeting to endorse a loan for the cash-strapped country. Last month, Pakistan’s government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached a long-awaited staff-level agreement to inject a $3 billion Standby Arrangement (SBA) into the ailing economy after months of negotiations that pushed the country to the brink of default.

‘Global spending on COVID-19 likely to reach $500 billion by 2027’

Dr. expects Reddy’s Laboratories that COVID-19 will remain the main driver for global drug spending in the coming years. “Global spending on COVID-19 is expected to reach around $500 billion in the seven years leading up to 2027,” the pharma major said in its 2022-23 annual report, two months after the World Health Organization declared the virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern.

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