Narendra Modi says new rules for lockdown 4.0 soon, announces Rs 20 lakh crore package for ‘self-reliant’ India; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a particular financial bundle and burdened on the necessity for an “aatmanirbhar (self-reliant)” India in his fifth tackle to the nation over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. In his tackle, which got here on the fag finish of the third nationwide lockdown because of coronavirus, the prime minister additionally hinted at new measures within the fourth section of lockdown, which is anticipated to start after 17 Could. Listed here are the important thing factors from the speech: Financial bundle Modi introduced a Rs 20 lakh crore particular financial bundle for the nation to be ‘self-reliant’ and take care of COVID-19 pandemic. The aid bundle, he stated, quantities to about 10 p.c of the nation’s GDP. “I announce a particular financial bundle immediately. This can play an necessary position within the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.’ The prime minister stated that the financial bundle will lay emphasis on […]

Work on 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for coronavirus vaccine being accelerated, says WHO chief; claims over 400 scientists involved

United Nations: The World Well being Organisation chief mentioned Monday there are round seven or eight “prime” candidates for a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a UN Financial and Social Council video briefing the unique considering two months in the past was that it might take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine. However he mentioned an accelerated effort is beneath approach, helped by 7.four billion euros ($Eight billion) pledged per week in the past by leaders from 40 nations, organisations and banks for analysis, therapy and testing. He mentioned the $Eight billion won’t be sufficient, and extra funds will likely be wanted to hurry up the event of a vaccine, however extra importantly to supply sufficient “to make it possible for this vaccine reaches everybody €” (and) there isn’t any one be left behind.” “We’ve got […]

Could a BJP-Led Govt Have Handled Mumbai’s COVID Crisis Better? No

On his first day in workplace this Saturday, 9 Might, Mumbai’s new Municipal Commissioner, IS Chahal, received himself acquainted with the trivia of town’s battle in opposition to COVID-19, checked on hospitals devoted for COVID-19 sufferers, and stepped out for a floor test. Among the many areas he visited was Dharavi, which, within the standard creativeness, has turn into the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in Mumbai, India’s metropolis with the utmost variety of instances at 12,864 on Saturday. Dharavi, with lower than 6.5 % of town’s instances, will not be the manifestation of Mumbai’s COVID-19 drawback. The truth is, the spate of COVID-19 instances throughout Mumbai displays the issue with its city design and insurance policies. Additionally Learn: Mumbai Meri Jaan, Where’s Your Famed ‘Resilience’ Amid COVID-19? Nothing to Counsel that Maharashtra’s COVID Disaster May’ve Been Dealt with Higher By a BJP-Led Govt Mumbai’s tryst with the lethal virus […]

As Covid-19 Cases Cross 3,000-Mark in UP, CM Yogi Asks Officials to Conduct Special Review of Agra, Kanpur and Meerut

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers to pay particular consideration to Agra, Kanpur and Meerut and requested them to conduct a particular evaluate of those districts. The nodal officers posted in these districts shall be sending their reviews to the federal government twice a day. In a gathering on Sunday with “Workforce 11” – a workforce of devoted officers dealing with the coronavirus circumstances – CM Yogi additionally directed the officers to make sure the protected return of staff and labourers coming from different states and emphasised on the strict adherence of lockdown within the three districts. The Covid-19 tally within the state reached 3,467 on Sunday with 102 new circumstances reported from throughout the state. Agra continued to reel underneath the onslaught of the viral outbreak, with the quantity constructive circumstances reaching 756. The district noticed 13 new circumstances, and a complete of 24 Covid-19 deaths have been reported. In […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lists 5 Pillars for India’s Move Towards Self-Reliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his nation’s handle listed out 5 pillars for India to face robust as a self-reliant nation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. He listed rising a brand new financial system, making a state-of-the-art infrastructure, organising a technology-based supply system, leveraging the younger demography and exploiting home demand as essential. The Prime Minister additionally introduced a Rs 20 Crore financial package deal to deal with the unprecedented disaster triggered by the coronavirus disaster. The package deal amounting to 10 per cent of GDP, will assist India realise its full potential, he stated. The package deal is to be ‘factored on land, labour, liquidity and legislation’ and can promote Make In India even whereas rescuing MSMEs, farmers and others, he added. The sum additionally contains the sooner monetary aid declared by the Monetary Minister Nirmala Sitharaman price Rs 1.17 lakh crore. The announcement got here at […]

Sure to be Mother of All Battles, How Discord within Sena-NCP-Cong Killed the Poll Game Before it Began

This promised to be the mom of all battles, however died at start. The plans of the Congress to take advantage of the rift throughout the opposition Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) within the Maharashtra legislative council polls appears to have boomeranged, on account of discord throughout the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). The Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) put their foot down, to make sure that the Congress had to return on its choice to area a second candidate, which might have in any other case pressured an election. The 9 seats to the Maharashtra legislative council are going to the polls. Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will contest his maiden election, defusing the Constitutional disaster looming giant on his authorities as he was not a member of both home of the legislature virtually six months after coming to energy. Whereas the Shiv Sena […]

Don’t Walk Back Home, Kejriwal Appeals to Migrant Workers; 5 Air India Pilots Who Operated Cargo Flights to China Test Positive

Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 62,000-mark right this moment because the nation recorded 62,939 instances with the dying toll rising to 2,109. The energetic instances stand at 41,472, whereas 19,357 folks have been cured. 5 migrant labourers had been killed and 13 injured when a truck wherein they had been travelling from UP to Hyderabad turned turtle in MP late final night time. Two of the injured are crucial and being handled at Jabalpur Medical Faculty. The accident comes shut on the heels of 16 migrant employees being run over by a practice in Aurangabad metropolis of Maharashtra on Friday whereas they had been making an attempt to return to their rural properties in Madhya Pradesh. In its each day replace, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned the dying toll has risen to 1,981 and the variety of instances to 59,662, registering a rise of 95 […]

Thackeray set to enter Legislative Council unopposed after Congress withdraws nominee

New Delhi, Could 10: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is all set toenter the Legislative Council unopposed after the Congress on Sunday mentioned that it could withdraw one among its two nominees for the Could 21 elections to 9 seats. “We have now determined to subject just one out of two nominees for the MLC elections, which suggests the MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) may have 5 nominees for as many seats (out of the overall 9)”, state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat was quoted as saying by PTI. Earlier within the day, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut had mentioned that Thackeray was not keen to contest the legislative council polls until elected unopposed, including that the ruling alliance accomplice Congress was agency on contesting two seats, which was more likely to power a contest. The BJP has fielded 4 candidates. Additionally Learn: As coronavirus cases […]

Cops cite social distancing norms

New Delhi, Might 10: The police chief of Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh mentioned {that a} resolution to not hand over our bodies of terrorists to the households and likewise to bury them quietly was taken to make sure social distancing norms in the course of the coronavirus outbreak. The police are nonetheless permitting burials by the households topic to the situation that no crowds collect on the website. The physique of high Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Riyaz Naikoo was buried quietly. The physique was not handed over to the household in a bid to keep away from glorifying him and likewise to stop giant crowds from gathering. The physique was buried off in an undisclosed location. This has been a norm for someday within the Valley as funerals of terrorists had began gathering big crowds. Furthermore the funerals had began turning into glorification occasions. Naikoo was killed in an encounter […]

First Air India Repatriation Flight From London To Mumbai Takes Off With 100 Percent Occupancy

The primary Air India flight from the UK, scheduled as a part of the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus lockdown, took off from London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday and can land in Mumbai within the early hours of Sunday. Round 250 Indian college students and vacationers had been seen queuing with their baggage on the airport from early on Saturday as they ready for the journey house. Every one in every of them underwent temperature assessments earlier than boarding and will face 14 days of quarantine at a resort or different location designated by the Maharashtra authorities on touchdown, with these particulars to be made accessible on arrival in Mumbai. “Lastly going again to India! Though it was on the final second however I used to be fortunate sufficient to get the ticket of the primary flight to India below Vande Bharat Mission,” […]