Delhi govt should plan health infrastructure: LG office:After Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday held an all-party meeting to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the national capital, the LG office said that the city is for everyone and the Delhi government should plan its health infrastructure.
Assam: Massive fire in Tinsukia’s leaking gas well, Govt seek IAF’s help:A massive fire broke out at the leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Tuesday even as an expert team from a Singapore-based emergency management firm was trying to plug the leakage, prompting the state government to seek the Indian Air Force’s help to douse the blaze.
Prime Minister Modi holds telephonic conversation with President of Philippines:Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on telephone with President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, and discussed the steps being taken by the two Governments to address the challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Validity of Motor Vehicle documents further extended till 30th September, 2020:Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced further extension of the validity date of motor vehicle documents till September this year. Accordingly, the Ministry of RTH has issued an advisory to all States and UTs to this effect.
GOM chaired by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reviews containment measures of COVID-19:The 16th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was chaired by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare via a video-conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. He was joined by Dr S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Civil aviation, Nityananda Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, & Chemical and Fertilizers, and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare along with Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff. The Hon. Members of the GoM and officers participated following norms of physical distancing.
Indian Railways to continue to give Shramik Special Trains to States as demanded:Indian Railways is committed to continue providing comfortable and safe movement of migrants through Shramik Special Trains as required by States; So far, more than 4347 Shramik Special services have been operated by Indian Railways to transport approximately 60 lakh persons to their destination states. Shramik trains are being run since 1st May 2020.
Rainy week likely for Mumbai, neighbouring areas as monsoon approaches:Southwest Monsoon on Tuesday continues to be active in parts of Karnataka and more areas of Tamil Nadu. As per India Meteorological Department, conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, Goa, some parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rayalaseema.
COVID-19 recovery rate reach 48.46 per cent:The Central Government on Tuesday said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 is 48.46 per cent in the country and the total number of recovered people from corona virus reached one lakh 29 thousand 215.
Mumbai court orders confiscation of assets of Nirav Modi worth 1,400 crore:Special Court in Mumbai orders confiscation of assets of fugitive Nirav Modi worth 1,400 crore rupees in PNB Scam case.
Military, diplomatic level talks between India and China very positive says Defence Ministe:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that dialogues are on at military and diplomatic levels with China to resolve the LAC dispute.
Malls, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, offices re-open in most of states:First phase of the three phased exit plan from nationwide lockdown began on Monday with the opening of malls, hotels, restaurants, places of worship and numerous offices in many parts of the country.
New Zealand cuts research in Antarctica to keep it COVID-19 free:New Zealand’s research institute in Antarctica is scaling back the number of projects planned for the upcoming season, in an effort to keep the continent free of coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday.
Canada to ease border restrictions for families to reunite:Canada will begin to allow some family members separated by temporary COVID-19 travel restrictions to cross the border into the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Bangladesh police practice Yoga for health during Corona pandemic:The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has started Yoga practice for its officers to make them physically and mentally fit at a time when Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the country.
Keep lending to MSMEs, but support other businesses too: FM to PSBs:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Tuesday held a review meeting with the Managing Directors of public sector banks (PSB) and asked them to continue reaching out and lending to MSMEs under the collateral-free Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme.
World Bank predicts Global Economy will shrink 5.2% in 2020:The global economy which has plunged into a severe contraction, will shrink by 5.2 per cent this year due to the massive shock of the Covid19 pandemic and the lockdown measures to contain it, the World Bank said on Monday. Growth in India is expected to contract by 3.2 percent in 2020 while China is expected to grow 1 percent.
Bangladesh Growth rate to decline to 1.6 percent: World Bank:The World Bank in its latest forecast has predicted that the GDP growth rate in Bangladesh will come down to 1.6 percent in the current fiscal year.
ICC approves COVID-19 replacements in Tests and other interim changes:The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed interim changes to its playing regulations, which include the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball and allowing home umpires in international series as per a release issued by the international body.
AIFF announces Indian football’s amended season, transfer window dates:The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday said the 2020-21 season dates will be from August 1 to May 31, 2021 and it will open the summer transfer window from August 1 till October 20.
Myanmar military to use Facebook to counter ‘misinformation’:Myanmar military ‘Tatmadaw’ has decided to use Facebook again to provide ‘accurate’ news to people. This was announced on Monday by the Tatmadaw spokesperson Zaw Min Tun in Myanmar.
Private sector will be allowed to use ISRO facilities to improve their capacities: Dr Jitendra Singh:Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that private sector will be allowed to use Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facilities and other relevant assets to improve their capacities.
Curtain Raiser of IDY 2020 to be telecasted on DD News on 10th June:Ministry of AYUSH in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga will host a television event as curtain raiser of the International Day of Yoga 2020 which will be telecasted on DD News on 10th June, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM. This will also be streamed live on Ministry of AYUSH’s Facebook page.