MoD extends by four months capital acquisition deliveries of domestic manufactures due to COVID-19 situation:The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the delivery period for all existing capital acquisition contracts with the Indian vendors by four months due to supply chain disruptions arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.
Measures to be taken by States/ UT’s/ Cities/Metro Rail Companies in view of COVID-19 for providing urban transport services:The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in an advisory issued to the States, Union Territories, Cities, and Metro Rail Companies has suggested a three-pronged strategy which may be adopted in a phased manner [Short (within 6 months), Medium (within 1 year) & Long term (1-3 years)].
Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands:Ministry of Shipping has approved the Revised Cost estimate of an amount of Rs. 123.95 crore for augmenting Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Tamil Nadu: 1,372 COVID-19 patients return home after recovery:In Tamil Nadu, 1372 Covid-19 patients returned home from hospitals yesterday, after recovery from Covid-19 disease.
Maharashtra: Technology being used to fight rising number of corona cases:Maharashtra, especially Mumbai is battling hard to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gujarat: Coronavirus cases cross 22k mark with 513 fresh infections:The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat crossed 22,000 mark on Thursday with the addition of 513 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
No coercive action against pvt firms for non-payment of full wages during lockdown: SC:The Supreme Court today directed that no coercive action should be taken till July last week against private companies, which have failed to pay full wages to their employees during the coronavirus-induced lockdown period.
ISRO to organize online ISRO Cyberspace Competitions-2020:The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO will organize online ISRO Cyberspace Competitions-2020 to ignite young minds in the country.
Kerala govt not to allow devotees in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple amid increasing Covid cases:Amid increasing Covid cases, Kerala government has decided not to allow devotees in the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for now.
Weather forecast for today:The National Capital Delhi is likely to experience thunderstorm with rain. The minimum temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius and maximum is likely to settle at 40 degrees.
Over 1,70,000 citizens returned to India through different modes of transport in one of the world’s largest evacuation drives:Over one lakh 70 thousand citizens have returned to India through different modes of transport in one of the world’s largest evacuation drives.
Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients improves to 49.21 per cent:The Central government said that the recovery rate reached 49.21 per cent in the country and the total number of recovered people from corona virus reached one lakh 41 thousand 29.
India asks UK not to consider any request for asylum by Vijay Mallya:India has asked the UK not to consider fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya’s request for asylum in that country.
No need to panic due to recent seismic activities in Delhi-NCR region: NCS:Director of the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), Dr. B K Bansal has said there is no need to panic with respect to the recent seismic activities in Delhi-NCR region.
EPS pensioners can submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan through Common Service Centres:Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has partnered with the Common Service Centre to provide the facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan for EPS pensioners.
Punjab Government orders lockdown on weekends, public holidays:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered lockdown on the weekends and public holidays, with movement to be restricted to e-passes holders.
Third phase of Vande Bharat Mission to have 432 international flights from 43 countries:The Phase-Three of Vande Bharat Mission began on Thursday.
PM Modi pitches for bold investments & decisions to build globally competitive supply chain across the country:Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country has moved from the policy of command and control to plug and play in order to prepare it for the post COVID world.
Railways creates new world record by successfully running first Double-Stack Container Train in OHE electrified territory:Indian Railways has created a new world benchmark by successfully running first Double-Stack Container Train in high-rise in Over Head Equipment electrified territory on Western Railway.
India is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19, asserts ICMR:India is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19. However, the country has to continue with effective surveillance and containment strategies.
India, China maintaining military & diplomatic engagements to peacefully resolve border standoff: MEA:External Affairs Ministry on Thursday said that India and China are maintaining their military and diplomatic engagements to peacefully resolve the border standoff at the earliest to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas.
India Rankings-2020 for Higher Educational Institutions released; IIT Madras retains first position in overall ranking:Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday virtually released India Rankings-2020 for Higher Educational Institutions in New Delhi.
Bangladesh reports highest death, new Corona infections:Bangladesh reported the highest number of death and fresh Coronavirus infections in a single day on Friday. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 46 people died and 3471 fresh Corona positive cases were reported from the country over the last 24 hours since Thursday.
Finance Minister to chair 40th GST council meeting through video conferencing today:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 40th GST council meeting through video conferencing today.
Govt issues advisory to streamline process for import & possession of exotic live species in India:Union Government has issued advisory to streamline the process for import and possession of exotic live species in India.
Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal gets 2020 World Food Prize:Eminent Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal has been named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.