50 Companies Join Trump’s War on Coronavirus
“Some 50 major American firms have joined the national war on the coronavirus, many volunteering to shift their focus and even assembly lines to deliver needed supplies to doctors, hospitals, first responders and others on the front lines,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner.
“The companies that have enlisted include Facebook, Anheuser-Busch, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and many others. “Other national and local groups have also brought in corporate partners to help find masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment.”
(New Delhi) PM Modi Pays Tributes to Jagjivan Ram on Birth Anniversary
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighter and former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram on his 112th birth anniversary
Modi Tweeted “Humble tributes to freedom fighter Babu Jagjivan Ram, who struggled for the rights of the poor, the underprivileged, on his birth anniversary,”
Popularly called Babuji, Jagjivan Ram fought for the rights of the underprivileged.
(Lucknow,UP) EC Postpones Elections to 11 UP MLC Seats amid Lockdown
These seats will fall vacant in May in view of the ongoing lockdown
The EC, however, did not give a date for holding the elections in its order issued on Friday.
“The tenure of 5 MLCs from
graduates’ constituency and
6 MLCs from teachers’ constituency
is coming to an end on May 6. Hence, elections should be held on these seats,” Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh Ajay Kumar Shukla said in a statement.
The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council has 100 seats. At present, it has a strength of 99, while one seat is vacant.
The lockdown, which came into force on March 25, was imposed by the Centre to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.
(New Delhi)Former CMs of J&K to get Pension Increase ₹25 K But Lose Perks @85K
According to a gazette notification on Wednesday, the government amended the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Members’ Pension Act and increased the pension amount to Rs 75,000 per month from Rs 50,000.
Section 3-C of the act, under which former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir were entitled to various privileges and perks, has now been omitted.
With this amendment, the former chief ministers would not be entitled for rent-free furnished accommodation, expenditure to the limit of Rs 35,000 per annum for furnishing of the residential accommodation, free telephone calls up to the value of Rs 48,000 per annum, free electricity to the extent of Rs 1,500 per month, car, petrol, medical facilities, driver and personal assistant.
Four former chief ministers of the erstwhile state — Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — are alive and all of them are central government protectees.