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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.

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

President of USA Donald J Trump Preached
Kids!
Sit back,
Behave
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.

RBI Cut Lending Rate :FM Asks to Transmit Quickly

(New Delhi)RBI Cut Lending Rate :FM Asks to Transmit Quickly
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday asked banks for “quick transmission” of slashed interest rate as the RBI cut the key lending rate sharply by 75 basis points to boost liquidity in financial system to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet, the Finance Minister also welcomed RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ statement that the macro economic fundamentals of the Indian economy are sound, and in fact stronger than what they were in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-09.
The three-month moratorium on payments of term loan instalments (EMI) and interest on working capital give much-desired relief, she added.
Besides other measures to help the economy facing lockdown, the RBI announced steps to release primary liquidity of Rs 1,37,000 crore in the banking system and reduced cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 100 basis points with effect from March 28 for one year.

Prez Trump Ordered Federal Assistance to New Jersey:Covid

Prez Trump Ordered Federal Assistance to New Jersey :Covid
President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey 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.
The President’s action makes Federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all areas in the State of New Jersey.
Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Mr. Robert Little III as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Yogi Govt Banned Pan Masala in UP;Covid 19

(Lucknow,UP)Yogi Govt Banned Pan Masala in UP
BJP Led Uttar Pradesh government banned manufacture and sale of pan masala, saying the move will help stop the spread of coronavirus.
The ban imposed on the first day of the nationwide lockdown is for an indefinite period.
As per Food Security Commissioner Ministhy Spitting pan masala can help in spreading Covid-19,”
The state had banned “gutkha” in April 1, 2013, she said.

Controvercial NPR+1st Phase of Census Postponed:Corona

(New Delhi) Controvercial NPR+1st Phase of Census Postponed ::Corona
The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country but opposition from several state governments Opposing the NPR and some of then even adopted resolution expressing their to the exercise.
Exercises were supposed to be carried out from April 1 to September 30.
The updating of the National Population Register (NPR) and the first phase of the Census 2021 have been postponed due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
As per Home ministry said Census 2021 was scheduled to be conducted in two phases — house listing and housing census during April-September and population enumeration during February 9 to 28. Officials said since the census and NPR exercise require the enumerators to visit every household and meet people, such exercise is not possible to carry out due to the prevailing situation.
The home ministry said due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, high alert has been declared by the Centre as well as the states and union territories.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country from Tuesday night due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The states have been opposing the NPR include Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.

Capt Relaxes Corona Curfew in Punjab

Chd,Pb)Capt Relaxes Corona Curfew in Punjab
In many parts of the state, the curfew was relaxed from 6 am to 9 am for buying milk, vegetables and fruits and then from 8 am to 11 am for purchasing groceries and medicines
Though milk was delivered at people’s doorstep in most parts of the state, they were allowed to visit neighbourhood shops for buying vegetables and other items of daily needs
On Tuesday, the state government had announced that Deputy Commissioners will ensure door-to-door delivery of essential commodities such as groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables through pre-identified hawkers or distributors, wherever possible.
However, people at many places complained of being forced to pay more for buying vegetables and fruits, as per reports. While newspapers at several places were not delivered on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, police had registered 232 FIRs and arrested 111 people for the curfew violation.
Punjab had imposed a state-wide curfew on Monday as a measure to check the spread of the deadly infection. It has reported 29 coronavirus cases so far.