Indian Railways to introduce 200 Time Tabled daily new trains from June 1, 2020:Indian Railways plans to double the number of Shramik Trains to bring more relief to Migrants; In addition to these Shramik Special trains, Indian Railways is going to start 200 new Time Tabled trains from June 1, 2020; The routes and schedule of these trains will be intimated soon.
Super Cyclone Amphan: Indian Coast Guard ready to undertake SAR & Relief operations:Indian Coast Guard is ready in all respects to undertake Search & Rescue and Relief operations in the aftermath of the Super Cyclone Amphan.
India records 0.2 COVID-19 deaths per lakh population as against global figure of 4.1: Health Ministry:The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Tuesday, said India had 0.2 deaths per lakh population against 4.1 deaths per lakh population for the world.
Cyclone Amphan: NCMC stresses on timely evacuation:The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, in its third meeting on Tuesday stressed on “timely and complete evacuation” of people from low lying areas coming in the path of cyclone ”Amphan” which is expected to impact West Bengal and Odisha coasts on Wednesday.
Govt.: Spitting at workplace to now be punishable with fine:Now onwards, spitting at workplace will be punishable with fine.
Home Ministry asks states to coordinate with Railways to ferry stranded migrant workers to their homes:Union Home Secretary has asked states to proactively coordinate with the Railway Ministry to help ferry the stranded migrant workers to their native places.
‘Amphan’ likely to cross WB, Bangladesh coasts tomorrow; NDRF teams deployed in coastal regions for relief, rescue operations:Indian Metrological Department, IMD said that Super Cyclone AMPHAN is likely to make landfall between Digha, West Bengal and Hatiya Islands, Bangladesh, close to Sundarbans tommorrow afternoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 155 to 165 kilometres per hour gusting to 185 kilometres per hour.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh lauds Army for COVID related assistance to Northeast and J&K:Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh has lauded the Army for COVID related assistance to Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir.
Six special flights to bring over 1000 Indians stranded in Gulf countries:Six special flights will bring home over 1000 Indian nationals stranded in Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar on Tuesday.
Ladakh becomes Corona-free after recovery of all active cases:Ladakh has become Corona free as there is not active case in the Union Territory. The last 19 patients undergoing treatment in Leh District have recovered from the deadly disease.
Dr Harsh Vardhan: New Delhi supplied COVID-19 related essential medicines to 123 countries:Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly through video conference and highlighted the timely, graded and proactive measures taken by India towards COVID management.
India fares better than other countries in containment of COVID-19:India has fared better than other countries in containment of COVID-19. This is mainly because the country pursued a pre-emptive and pro-active approach for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19.
ICMR issues revised strategy for testing:Indian Council of Medical Research has released a revised strategy for COVID -19 testing.
PM Modi takes stock of situation, reviews response preparedness to deal with Amphan:Prime Minister has directed that all necessary measures be taken to complete evacuation of people from areas in cyclone Amphan’s path and maintain adequate quantities of essential supplies.
Evacuation begins, relief measures in place as Super cyclone Amphan nears Bangladesh Coast:Bangladesh has started evacuating people from the coastal areas which are likely to be affected as the Super Cyclonic storm Amphan moves closer to the Bangladesh coast.
Sri Lanka: 28 more Navy personnel tested positive today; Total COVID-19 infections crosses 1,000:In Sri Lanka, the total count of COVID-19 infections crossed the figure of 1,000 with 28 more navy personnel tested positive on Tuesday.
27 new cases of COVID-19 reported today taking total number to 402 in Nepal:In Nepal, 27 new cases of COVID-19 reported today taking total number to 402. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 9 persons in Jhapa district, 5 in Kathmandu valley, 4 in Kapilvastu and two in Sarlahi districts diagnosed with COVID-19.
Russian PM resumes work after COVID-19 recovery:Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, has resumed his duties after recovering, according to an official statement on Tuesday.
Pope Francis holds 1st mass for live congregation:Pope Francis held a mass in the presence of worshippers for the first time in over two months, when the coronavirus pandemic forced Italy and the Vatican into lockdown.
Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane resigns, soothing political crisis:Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned on Tuesday, removing the main hurdle to resolving a political crisis that engulfed the small southern African mountain kingdom late last year.
WHO to initiate independent review of its handling of coronavirus pandemic:World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will initiate an independent review into its handling of the coronavirus pandemic at the earliest appropriate moment.
169 passengers evacuated from Dhaka to Srinagar:The second flight for the evacuation of stranded Indian citizens in Bangladesh in the second phase of the Vande Bharat Mission left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka for Srinagar on Tuesday.
Amphan intensifies into Super Cyclone:Cyclone Amphan intensified into a super cyclone as it moved further North-Northeastwards over West Central Bay.
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Sadananda Gowda interacts with stakeholders of fertilizer sector:Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda held a meeting with Government officials from various states, officers from the department of fertilizers ,progressive farmers and other stakeholders via video conferencing.
Not up to Centre alone to resume domestic flights: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri:
FM: Loan sanctions jump to Rs 6.45 lakh crore in over 2 months:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the public sector banks (PSB) sanctioned Rs 6.45 lakh crore in two and a half months, between March 1 and May 15, to over 54.96 lakh accounts.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that it is not only up to the Central government to decide on resumption of domestic flights, as states will also have to be ready to allow civil aviation operations.
Indian Railways operationalises its most powerful 12000 HP made in India locomotive:First 12000 HP made in India Locomotive, manufactured by Madhepura Electric Loco Factory situated in Bihar, was put into operation by Indian Railways from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn Station on Monday.
Railways ferried 20 lakh migrants in Shramik trains: Piyush Goyal:Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that the Indian Railways has transported over 20 lakh stranded migrant workers through the 1,565 Shramik Special trains since May 1.
Rupee rises 20 paise to 75.71 against US dollar in early trade:The rupee appreciated 20 paise to 75.71 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday as initial success in COVID-19 vaccine trial boosted investor sentiment world over.
Equity gauges in the green, metal and auto stocks gain:Equity benchmark indices rebounded on Tuesday in line with global cues with metal and auto stocks gaining ground.
AFI gives nod to outdoor training, issues strict guidelines:The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has given green light to outdoor and gym training for athletes who are at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala and Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.
COVID-19: ITF to launch new relief fund for lower-ranked players:The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that it is working on additional measures, including a new relief fund, to support lower-ranked professionals who have affected by the crisis created due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian hockey teams turn tech-savvy during lockdown:The Indian men and women’s hockey teams have turned tech-savvy in order to maintain social distancing while continuing with their indoor workout regime during the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
Govinda Rajulu Chintala appointed NABARD chairman:Govinda Rajulu Chintala has been appointed the chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), a Personnel Ministry order said on Tuesday.