The Hindu Morning Digest: June 25, 2024

The Hindu Morning Digest: June 25, 2024

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty before the US Justice Department. File photo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty before the US Justice Department. File photo | Photo credit: AP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty and return to Australia in deal with US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony in a deal with the US Justice Department that would allow him to be released from prison and resolve a long-running legal case that spanned several continents and centered on the publication of classified documents, according to court documents filed late Monday.

No talks on Teesta water sharing without Bengal government's participation: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24, saying that there should be no discussion on the Teesta River Treaty with Bangladesh without the state government's involvement. She stressed that if the Teesta river water was shared with Bangladesh, millions of people in North Bengal would be severely affected due to inadequate availability of water for irrigation.

NEET paper leak: Case filed against four including two teachers in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Police has registered a case against four people, including two zilla parishad teachers, in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) question paper leak case.

Kuki-Zo groups protest in Manipur demanding Union Territory

Kuki-Zo tribal organisations took out rallies in the hill districts of Manipur and demanded the Centre to create a Union Territory (UT) for the community to end the ethnic conflict in the state. They said a UT with a legislature under Article 239A of the Constitution was the only solution to the crisis.

BJP will start a nationwide program on the anniversary of Emergency, 'will expose the dictatorship of Congress'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will launch a nationwide programme on June 25 to mark the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Emergency in 1975, aimed at highlighting the “authoritarianism of the Congress party” and “disrespect for the Constitution”.

Labour Party will re-establish partnership with India: Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy

Days before the UK general election, opposition Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary David Lammy reiterated that his party will reset its ties with India. Mr Lammy is almost certain to become the country's next foreign secretary, as according to polls, the Labour Party is most likely to form Britain's next government after the elections on July 4.

A fire at a lithium battery factory in South Korea killed 22 people, mostly Chinese migrants.

A lithium battery exploded and caused a fire at a manufacturing plant near South Korea's capital on Monday, killing 22 Chinese migrant workers and injuring eight, officials said.

Kremlin warns US after Ukrainian attack on Crimea

The Kremlin on Monday warned the United States of “consequences” and summoned its ambassador after Moscow said four people were killed in a US missile attack on Ukraine's Crimea. Moscow has repeatedly attacked Washington and Kiev's Western backers for supplying weapons fired at Russian targets, calling them direct participants in the two-year conflict.

Legal fraternity can explore General AI to reduce errors and increase efficiency

Tech-savvy legal professionals and tech experts say that generative artificial intelligence or GenAI is set to transform the legal profession as many law firms and corporate legal departments are already exploring the GenAI pool. Young legal professionals reported that law firms and corporate legal departments are dipping their toes in the GenAI pool, experimenting with tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft's Copilot. Hindu.

India's current account turned into surplus at $5.7 billion in the fourth quarter after 10 quarters

India's current account balance recorded a surplus of $5.7 billion (0.6% GDP) in Q4 FY24 against a deficit of $1.3 billion (0.2% GDP) a year ago, according to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday. The merchandise trade deficit of $50.9 billion in Q4 FY24 was narrower than $52.6 billion a year ago and Q4 services exports grew 4.1% year-on-year (YoY), led by growth in software exports, travel and business services, the RBI said.

Everton Tea India eyes new markets to boost sales

Everton Tea India Pvt Ltd plans to increase tea bag production capacity by 20% at its Sri City SEZ unit near Nellore to cater to the export market, a top official said. “Currently, we are producing 2.8 million tea bags per day, and this will be increased to 3.6 million tea bags by calendar year 25,” its general manager Roshan Gunawardana said during an interaction.

T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma roars, India makes it to the semi-finals

Rohit Sharma once again turned the muscular exercise of hitting sixes in T20 into an aesthetic art when his 41-ball 92 played a key role in India's 24-run win over Australia in the final T20 World Cup Super 8 match at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on June 24.

Paris Olympics: India secures team quota in archery; Deepika Kumari, Tarundeep Rai to play for the fourth time

For the first time in 12 years, India will send a full six-member archery squad to the Olympics, making them eligible to compete in all five events at the Paris Games. This was made possible after Indian men and women archers secured team quotas based on the world rankings updated on June 24.

India tour of Zimbabwe: Riyan Parag, Abhishek Sharma and Nitish Reddy included for the first time in Gill-led squad

Shubman Gill will lead a relatively inexperienced Indian team for the five-match T20 series in Zimbabwe next month. Four members of the squad – all-rounders Abhishek Sharma and Nitish Reddy, middle-order batsman Riyan Parag and fast bowler Tushar Deshpande – have been included in India's squad for the first time.

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