ICMR’s sero-surveillance study reveals only 0.73% of the sample population infected with COVID-19:The sero-surveillance study conducted by ICMR has revealed that 0.73% of the population surveyed showed evidence of past exposure to SARS-CoV-2. This was stated by Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR, during the media briefing, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Health Minister reviews preparedness for Covid-19 management in Maharashtra through VC:Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, held a high level meeting on Thursday (via Video Conferencing) with Rajesh Tope, Health Minister of Maharashtra, Amit Deshmukh, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra and DMs of COVID-19 affected districts of Maharashtra in presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW). Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW), Rajesh Bhushan, OSD (HFW) along with the senior officials from both Centre and the States were present in the meeting.
J&K: Army personnel martyred, a civilian injured as Pakistan shells villages:In Jammu and Kashmir, an Army personnel was martyred and a civilian injured, as the Pakistani Army heavily shelled villages and forward posts along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Thursday.
HRD Minister releases NIRF ranking; IIT Madras tops the overall list:Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is the best higher education institution in the country, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework released by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday.
AYUSH Minister encourages participation in ‘My Life My Yoga’ video blogging contest:International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on 21st of June. AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said, the planned programme will not be held due to COVID pandemic this year.
PM Modi addresses 95th Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Annual Plenary Session 2020:PM Modi delivered the inaugural address of the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today via video conferencing.
Prakash Javadekar expresses happiness over 29 pct rise in population of Asiatic lions:Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has described the 29 percent rise in population of Asiatic lions in the Gir forests as a conservation success.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh advises DARPG to expedite ‘Work From Home’ guidelines in wake of COVID-19:Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh reviewed the on-going activities of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances – DARPG on Wednesday and advised it to expedite work from home policy guidelines in the wake of COVID-19.
PM Modi discussed COVID-19 pandemic with his Cambodian counterpart:Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation on Wednesday with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
INS Shardul expected to arrive at Porbandar carrying 233 stranded Indians from Iran:INS Shardul carrying 233 Indians stranded in Iran is expected to arrive at the Porbandar coast on Thursday.
More corona survivors than patients in India; Recovery rate improves to 48.88 pct:Government has said that for the first time the number of recovered patients from COVID-19 has exceeded the number of active patients.
India-Israel partnership to grow ever stronger in post-COVID world: PM Modi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India-Israel partnership will grow ever stronger in the days to come.
Bangladesh COVID-19 Advisory committee recommends separate arrangement for healthcare workers:The COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee formed by the government of Bangladesh has recommended that separate arrangements should be made for healthcare workers and professionals engaged in the care and treatment of Corona patients.
Maritime ports in Bangladesh asked to hoist cautionary signal 3:The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra in Bangladesh have been asked to hoist the local cautionary signal number three.
Global COVID-19 cases touch 72 lakh with over 4,11,000 deaths:The global COVID-19 cases have touched 72 lakh, with more than 4,11,000 deaths.
Bangladesh Budget project 8.2 percent growth, Health Sector to get top priority:The government of Bangladesh has set a target of 8.2 percent GDP growth rate for the Fiscal Year 2020-21. Presenting the budget in the Bangladesh Parliament Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal set a target growth rate of 8.2 percent for the economy for the next fiscal year amid predictions by the World Bank that growth rate is likely to slump to 1.6 percent in the current Fiscal year.
Sensex falls 708.68 pts to end at 33,538.37; Nifty slides 214.15 pts to 9,902:Equity benchmarks finished with heavy losses on Thursday, in tandem with global markets, as the Fed’s sombre assessment of the US economy prompted investors to prune their exposure to risky assets.
PSBs disburse Rs 12,200 Cr to states, UTs so far: FM Nirmala Sitharaman:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said, the Public Sector Banks have disbursed 12,200 crore rupees to the States and Union Territories so far.
Indian economy to grow at 9.5 pct in next fiscal, says Fitch Ratings:After a contraction in the current financial year, India’s economy is forecast to bounce back with a sharp growth rate of 9.5 percent next fiscal, Fitch Ratings has said.
Sports will be part of curriculum in new education policy: Kiren Rijiju:Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that India’s new education policy will have sports as part of the curriculum and not as an extra-curricular activity; Rijiju also said that he has constituted a ‘very high-level’ committee to shape the National Sports Education Board.
Fighting COVID 19: Kerala Startup launches mask disposal smart bin & UV light-based disinfection device:VST Mobility Solutions, a Startup headquartered at Cochin, has launched an automated mask disposal machine as part of efforts to develop products helping to combat the Covid-19. The disposal device, named BIN-19, developed Chitra UV based face mask disposal bin technology from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum an institute of national importance under Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, was formally launched by Ernakulam District Collector S. Suhas by installing a unit at his office, the administrative headquarters of the district.