Archive for: March 2020

Divyangjans (PwD) Are Exempted From Essential Service

(New Delhi) Divyangjans (PwD) Are Exempted From Essential Service
As per fresh Office Memorandum (OM) issued by the Ministry of Personnel, employees who are “Persons with Disability” (PwD) or “Divyangjans” are exempted.
Earlier Office Memorandum issued by DoPT immediately following the imposition of 21 day lockdown, the Heads of Departments (HoDs) were asked to draw a list of staff of Central Govt ,that are “absolutely necessary” to carry out additional essential services within the department.

275 Indians Evacuated From Corona Effected Iran

(Jaipur, Raj) 275 Indians Evacuated From Corona Effected Iran
A batch of 275 Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran arrived at the Jodhpur airport on Sunday morning
Preliminary screening of the passengers was conducted at the airport and thereafter, they were shifted to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station.
As per Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh ,there were 133 women and 142 men, including two infants and four children.

Prez Trump Ordered Federal Assistance For Colorado Also

Prez Trump Ordered Federal Assistance For Colorado Also
President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Colorado and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.
Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Colorado impacted by COVID-19.
Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Lee K. dePalo as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
President Trump Earlier Approved Kentucky +Massachusetts+Guam Disaster Declaration Also

Vendors Allowed to Distribute News Papers in Delhi

(New Delhi)Vendors Allowed to Distribute News Papers in Delhi
The Delhi Police on Saturday said newspaper vendors would be allowed to distribute papers from 4 am to 9 am.
The order by Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava comes in the wake of reports that newspaper agents and distributors were being stopped amid the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The order was sent to all deputy commissioners of police in the city.

6 Distilleries Supplied 33 K Ltrs Sanitizer free to Hospitals in Punjab

(Chd,Pb) 6 Distilleries Supplied 33 K Ltrs Sanitizer free to Govt Hospitals in Punjab
The sanitizer was manufactured according to prescribed formula of mixing
96 per cent ethanol,
As per Food and Drug administration Commissioner K S Pannu
“The manufacturing, supply and transportation of sanitizing material is done free of cost,”
The sanitizer was also supplied to police

PM Modi Opens Emergency Relief Fund for Coronavirus Fight

(New Delhi)PM Modi Opens Emergency Relief Fund for Coronavirus Fight
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the creation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund where people can contribute and help in the government’s fight against coronavirus.
The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund will go a long way in creating a healthier India, PM said on Twitter.
“People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19,” he said, adding the fund has been constituted respecting that spirit.

Four Inmates Escape from Ludhiana Central Jail

(Ludhiana,Pb)Four Inmates Escape from Ludhiana Jail
This came to the notice of the jail authorities at the time of attendance in the morning
The inmates have been identified as
Ravi Kumar (24) of Samrala ,
Suraj Kumar (23) of Sultanpur district in Uttar Pradesh
, Aman Kumar alias Deepak (23) of Mandi Govindgarh and
Arsh deep Singh alias Deepa (24) of Sangrur
Police have not ruled out the possibility of internal involvement.
It is the first jail break after the CRPF took over the charge

Prez Trump Preaching Kids Sit Back,Behave,Wash Hands,Be Proud of USA

President of USA Donald J Trump Preached
Sit back,
Wash hands and
Be proud of US
This advised is made for millions of American kids staying indoors with their parents due to coronavirus shutdown in the US
The authorities now believe that the rapidly-spreading disease could fundamentally upend life for months.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, President Trump was asked what would he say to millions of school kids across the county who are staying at home.
“I would say that they have a duty to sit back, watch, behave, wash their hands, stay in the apartment with mom and dad,” Trump told reporters at a White House news conference
According to Johns Hopkins University data, 27,333 people have died due to the disease across over 170 coutries. Italy has the highest number of deaths at 9,134, followed by Spain 5,138 and China 3,174.
The United States leads in the number of COVID-19 with 104,007 infections confirmed so far, followed by Italy (86,498) and China (81,906). Nearly 17,00 people have died from the disease in America.

Punjab’23 Toll Plazas Suspended Till Lock Down:Covid 19

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Toll Plazas Suspended Till Lock Down:Covid 19
Public Works Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla , announced this suspension
Singla said that as many as 23 toll plazas were operational under state government in Punjab.
The cabinet minister said that the curfew has been announced in the state and only emergency vehicles are plying on the roads which required to move rapidly. He added that it has been decided that the situation arising out of the said epidemic shall be construed as a Non-Political Force Majeure event in terms of the Concession Agreement.
Mr. Singla also puts PWD rests houses across Punjab at the disposal of health department by allowing them to use these as isolation centres in any crucial situation.

Beni Prasad Verma (79)Dies,Akhilesh Yadav Condoles

(Lucknow,UP)SP Founding Member Beni Prasad Verma Dies
Beni Prasad Verma, a founding member of the Samajwadi Party and former Union minister who was considered close to party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, died on Friday. He was 79.
The Rajya Sabha MP was not well for past few days. He was admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow, where he died around 7 pm
Verma was the telecom minister between 1996-1998 in then prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s cabinet and was the steel minister in the Congress-led UPA government.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav reached the hospital and condoled his death. Verma is survived by three sons and two daughters.