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(New Delhi)Prices of Food Items Raises Retail Inflation food inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, increased to 9.62 per cen...

Pb Mandi Board Launched In-House Vi...

(Chd,Pb)Pb Mandi Board Launched In-House Video Conferencing Mobile App ‘QVIC’ Punjab Mandi Board launched an in-house Video Conferencing Mobile App...

UP Police Gets 16 New Cyber Crime P...

,(Lucknow)UP Police Gets 16 New Cyber Crime Police Stations Sixteen new cyber crime police stations have been set up in Uttar Pradesh to check grow...

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Prices of Food Items Raises Retail Inflation at 6.93 %

(New Delhi)Prices of Food Items Raises Retail Inflation
food inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, increased to 9.62 per cent in July.
The retail inflation in June was 6.23 per cent, while the food inflation stood at 8.72 per cent.
It is for the second consecutive month that the retail inflation has been above the RBI’s comfort level. The government has mandated the cetral bank to restrict the inflation at 4 per cent

Pb Mandi Board Launched In-House Video Conferencing Mobile App ‘QVIC’

(Chd,Pb)Pb Mandi Board Launched In-House Video Conferencing Mobile App ‘QVIC’
Punjab Mandi Board launched an in-house Video Conferencing Mobile App ‘QVIC’ a acronym for “Quick Video Calling App” where an audio or video call can be made with a mere click.
While launching this unique mobile app at Punjab Mandi Board Complex in Mohali, the Chairman Punjab Mandi Board Laal Singh pointed out that Punjab is the first state in the country to develop such state-of-the-art app so far at government level. The novel initiative would ensure greater security in its communication, transparency and speedy disposal of the official work.
Beginning in early-March, the world experienced an unprecedented shift to working from home. VCs, the previously acknowledged as an alternative way to communicate, has suddenly taken centre stage to become the sole safe medium to effectively communication.

UP Police Gets 16 New Cyber Crime Police Stations

,(Lucknow)UP Police Gets 16 New Cyber Crime Police Stations
Sixteen new cyber crime police stations have been set up in Uttar Pradesh to check growing cases of crime
Till now, the state had just two such police stations, one each in Lucknow and Gautam Buddh Nagar.
With this, there are 18 cyber crime police stations in the state, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.

स्वतन्त्रता दिवस पर विश्वविद्यालयों में वृक्षारोपण हो;कलराजमिश्र

(जयपुर) स्वतन्त्रता दिवस पर विश्वविद्यालयों के परिसरों में वृक्षारोपण हो;कलराजमिश्र
कुलाधिपति कलराज मिश्र ने कहा है कि स्वतन्त्रता दिवस पर झण्डारोहण के बाद विश्वविद्यालयों के परिसरों में वृक्षारोपण किया जाये।
राज्यपाल ने कहा है कि इस कार्य में कोविड-19 के दौरान अपनाई जाने वाली सामाजिक दूरी व अन्य मेडिकल एडवाइजरी का पूर्णतः पालन किया जाये। श्री मिश्र ने कहा है कि प्रत्येक व्यक्ति दो पौधे लगायेगा। इस कार्य में कुलपति, उनके सचिवालय के अधिकारी, स्थाई प्राध्यापकगण व कर्मचारियों को भाग लेना होगा।
राज्यपाल ने कुलपतियों को भेजे पत्र में कहा है कि वृक्षारोपण के बाद पौधों की देखभाल का पूरा ध्यान भी रखा जाये। वृक्षारोपण कार्य और उसके बाद पौधों की सार संभाल के लिए प्रत्येक विश्वविद्यालय में एक समिति का गठन किया जाये। इस समिति में रजिस्ट्रार, वित्त नियन्त्रक व एक प्राध्यापक सहित तीन सदस्य होंगे। इन समितियों की देखरेख में वृक्षारोपण कार्य किया जाये। यह समिति वन विभाग से राजकीय दरों पर पौधे व ट्री गार्ड क्रय करेगी।
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UP Reports 54 Fresh Deaths in 24 Hrs : Covid 19

(Lucknow,UP) UP Reports 54 Fresh Deaths in 24 Hrs
Uttar Pradesh reported on Wednesday 4,475 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, while 54 more people died due to the infection.
As per Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad ,the total number of cases in the state now stands at 1,36,238 and fatalities at 2,230. He put the number of fresh cases in the past 24 hours at 4,583.
On Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 tally was 1,31,763.
“So far, 84,661 people have been treated and discharged. There are now 49,347 active COVID-19 cases in the state, of which 21,758 are in home isolation,” Prasad said.
The total number of COVID-19 tests done so far in the state is over 34 lakh, of which 97,000 were conducted on Tuesday.
The five districts where the cirinavirus positivity rate was maximum include Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Deoria and Mahrajganj

Chinese Entities Raided For Hawala Transactions

(New Delhi)A search action was mounted at various premises of Chinese entities, their close confederates and couple of bank employees
Search action revealed that at the behest of Chinese individuals, more than 40 bank accounts were created in various dummy entities, entering into credits of more than ₹ 1,000 Crore over the period.
A subsidiary of Chinese company and its related concerns have taken over ₹ 100 Crore bogus advances from shell entities for opening businesses of retail showrooms in India.
Further, incriminating documents in respect of hawala transactions and laundering of money with active involvement of bank employees and Chartered accountants has been found as a result of search action. Evidences of foreign hawala transactions involving Hongkong and US dollars have also been unearthed

Punjab Govt Employees’s Pen Down:4 Dayer Strike

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Govt Employees’s Pen Down:4 Dayer Strike
Punjab government employees in Chandigarh and Mohali went on a four-day pen-down strike against the state’s decision to reduce their
mobile phone allowance and
cut down the pay scale for new recruits to bring it on par with the Central pay scale.
The employees staged protests and raised slogans against the state government for its apathetic attitude towards their demands.
Punjab and Union Territory Employees’ Joint Front Convener Sukhchain Singh Khaira said the employees have also stopped work at the offices of Cabinet ministers at the Civil Secretariat and added that the pen-down strike would continue till August 14.
Khaira said employees were against the government’s decisions to reduce their mobile phone allowance and cut down the pay scale for new recruits. They are also demanding release of pending dearness allowance, arrears, implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission and restoration of the old pension scheme.
Khaira warned of a complete strike on August 18 across the state.

Renowned Urdu Poet & Lyricist Rahat Indori Dies

(Indore)Renowned Urdu Poet & Lyricist Rahat Indori (70)Dies
Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who was being treated for COVID-19, died of a heart attack at a hospital
Indori was undergoing treatment at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences.
In the morning, the lyricist-poet tweeted about his confirmed COVID-19 report and said he will keep everyone updated through social media.
“After initial symptoms of COVID-19, my corona test was done yesterday which came out positive. Pray that I defeat this disease as soon as possible,” Indori said in his last post.
With a 50-year career in poetry, Indori was known for the lyrics of songs like “M Bole toh” from Munnabhai MBBS (2003), Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili from Kareeb (1998), Koi jaye to le aye from Ghatak (1996), and “Neend Churai Meri” from Ishq (1997).
Earlier this year, his poem “Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi” went viral on social media, rendering him a sensation among the youth.

Capt Seeks Liberal Fiscal Package from PM Modi

(Chd,Pb)Capt Seeks Liberal Fiscal Package from PM Modi
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought from Prime Minister Narendra Modi a liberal financial package to fill the revenue collection gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chief minister raised the demand during a video conference meeting of the prime minister with chief ministers to review the coronavirus situation.
Punjab has seen 50 per cent decline in revenue for the first quarter of the current financial year.
The chief minister also said the cap of 35 per cent in the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for COVID-19 related expenditure, as per the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines, is not sufficient to meet the current requirements and sought flexibility in coronavirus-related terms of expenditure.
Singh also thanked the Union government for accepting Punjab’s proposal to set up a National Institute of Virology for the north zone and said the state government will soon give 25 acres of land for the institute
The chief minister also urged Modi to review the University Grants Commission’s decision on mandatory exams for final year classes to be held by September 30.
Punjab may not be in a position to conduct exams in September as it may witness a peak in COVID-19 cases at that time, Singh pointed out.
He suggested promoting these students on the basis of past performance and internal assessment, with the option to take exams later for those wanting to improve their performance.
Singh said the state has been witnessing a rising number of coronavirus cases and it has reached 24,891 with 604 deaths.
He also sought central government assistance for online school education, especially for poor children of Classes X and XII.
More money is needed for creating the infrastructure needed to support online education, he said during the meeting.
Though Punjab is conducting 23,000 tests per million for COVID-19, and planned to increase RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests from 12,000 to 20,000 in the next 15 days, it needed to scale up the testing capacity further, Singh stressed.
He requested Modi to direct the Union government institutions in Chandigarh and Punjab to increase testing capacity, as already written to him earlier.
Expressing concern over the state’s mortality rate of 2.4 per cent, Singh said though it is lower than the all India deaths per million and 91 per cent of the fatality cases were people with comorbidities, it is still higher than neighbouring Haryana.
Patients are coming to hospitals late and 86 per cent deaths have occurred in tertiary hospitals, he added.
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Capt Govt Treasured ₹4.12 Crore on 310 Defaulter Vehicles

(Chd,Pb)Capt Govt Treasured ₹4.12 Crore on 310 Defaulter Vehicles
Punjab Govt Treasured ₹ 4.12 crore on 310 defaulter vehicles out of total 348 during the month of July 2020 especially amid trying circumstances of Covid-19.
According to a spokesperson of the Taxation Department, the penalty of ₹ 1.76 Crore on Vehicles carrying iron scrap, ₹ 1.12 Crore on Vehicles carrying iron and steel finished goods, ₹. 65 Lakh on Vehicles carrying (parchoon)/mixed items, ₹. 15.5 Lakh on Vehicles carrying Aluminium scrap/Copper scrap, ₹ 7.5 Lakh on Vehicles carrying Cigarette/Tobacco products and ₹ 34.81 Lakh on Vehicles carrying miscellaneous items, has been imposed during July 2020.