(New Delhi)ECHS Beneficiaries Allowed One Oximeter Per Family
As measuring of oxygen saturation level is one of the most important parameters for monitoring the health of COVID-19 patients, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DSEW) has decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) beneficiaries subject to the following conditions:
(a) The ECHS beneficiaries who have been tested positive for COVID-19 infection are permitted to purchase one pulse oximeter per family. In other words, in case there are more than one COVID positive cases in a family of ECHS beneficiary, they can claim reimbursement only for one pulse oximeter.
(b) The reimbursement shall be claimed as per actual cost of pulse oximeter, subject to a ceiling of Rs 1,200.
(New Delhi) Google Temporarily Blocks Access to Banned Apps in India
Spokesperson Of Internet Mughal did not disclose details of the apps that Google had blocked.
According to sources, developers of many of the 59 banned apps had taken down their apps from Google Play Store voluntarily.
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
(New Delhi)Fmr PM Dr Manmohan Singh Advises PM Modi On Laddakh Face off
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said PM Narendra Modi must be mindful of the implications of his words and cannot allow China to use them as a vindication of its position.
Noting that disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy or decisive leadership, Singh called upon the prime minister to ensure justice for soldiers who died defending India’s territorial integrity.
“To do any less would be a historic betrayal of people’s faith,” he said in a statement.
The Congress has been attacking the government on Prime Minister Modi’s remarks at an all-party meeting that no one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post while referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff.
The government has, however, said that attempts are being made to give a “mischievous interpretation” to the prime minister’s remarks.
Singh said this is a moment where we must stand together as a nation and be united in our response to this brazen threat.
Twenty Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops on the night of June 15/16 in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
The Congress veteran said China is “brazenly and illegally” seeking to claim parts of Indian territory such as the Galwan Valley and the Pangong Tso Lake by committing multiple incursions from April 2020 till date.
“We cannot and will not be cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity.
Pak Drone With Sofisticated Arms, Shot Down in J&K
A Pakistani drone was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday
The drone was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party on patrol duty
BSF personnel shot down the flying object 250 metres inside Indian territory.
(New Delhi) Indian Troops Missing in Action.
MoD in a Press Release Clarifies
This is with reference to the article ‘In China – India Clash, Two Nationalist Leaders with Little Room to Give’ by New York Times dated 17 June 2020.
It is clarified that there are no Indian Troops Missing in Action.
(Srinagar)Three Jaish militants killed in Pulwama encounter
Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including an IED expert, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there.
After laying the cordon in the area, announcements were made for the militants to surrender, but they fired upon the security forces, defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.
The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight in which three militants were killed, the spokesman said.
(New Delhi)No Recent Modi-Trump Contact: Govt Source
There has been no recent contact between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, government sources said on Friday.
The clarification came after Trump said in Washington that he spoke to Modi over India’s ongoing border row with China in Eastern Ladakh.
On Tuesday, Trump offered to mediate between India and China to resolve the border dispute.
The last conversation between Modi and Trump was on April 4 on the subject of hydroxychloroquine
On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs made it clear that India is directly in touch with the Chinese side through established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts to resolve the row.