Archive for: May 2020

Punjab Witness 45th Death ;Covid19

(Chd,Pb) Punjab Witness 45th Death ;Covid19
One more person succumbed to coronavirus in Punjab, pushing the death toll to 45, while 30 fresh cases took the COVID-19 tally to 2,263
As per Officials 54-year-old resident of Pathankot died due to the disease at a civil hospital
Ludhiana reported nine fresh cases followed by
Rupnagar (8),
Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar (4 each),
Amritsar (3) and
Moga and Barnala (1 each)
On Sunday, 20 patients were discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the infection, taking the total number of cured persons to 1,987, it said, adding that 231 patients are undergoing treatment.
One patient is critical and on ventilator support

India Achieves Recovery Rate @47.76 % ;Covid 19

(New Delhi)India Achieves Recovery Rate @47.76 % ;Covid 19
In the last 24 hours, 4,614 patients were found cured.
A cumulative total of 86,983 people has been cured.
This takes the total recovery rate to 47.76%
. The number of cases under active medical supervision as of today is 89,995.

Delhi Govt Seeks ₹ 5,K Cr from Centre to Pay Salaries

(New Delhi)Delhi Govt Seeks ₹ 5,K Cr from Centre to Pay Salaries
The Delhi government has demanded Rs 5,000 crore assistance from the Centre to be able to pay salaries to its employees, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.
Sisodia, who also holds the finance department charge, said the Delhi government requires Rs 3,500 crore per month to pay salaries to its employees and to meet other needs.
“However in past two months, our GST collection has been only Rs 500 crore each month. We need at least Rs 7,000 crore to be able to pay salaries to our employees many of whom are discharging frontline duties against the coronavirus epidemic,” Sisodia said in a press conference.
The Deputy CM said that in a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he had demanded Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre as Delhi did not get anything from the disaster relief fund that was given to other states.

Narendra Modi Harbinger of Prosperity & Apostle of World Peace”Released

(New Delhi) Narendra Modi Harbinger of Prosperity & Apostle of World Peace”Released
A new biography on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been released.
The book, “Narendra Modi Harbinger of Prosperity & Apostle of World Peace”, was released by justice (retd) K G Balakrishnan, former chief justice of India, to mark the completion of six years of Modi as the Prime Minister.
Amid the ongoing lockdown, the book release event was hosted on the internet on Friday, with dignitaries present in both India and the US, according to a statement issued by its co-author Adish C. Aggarwala.
The book is co-authored by Aggarwala, President of the International Council of Jurists and Chairman of All India Bar Association, and Elisabeth Horan, an American author and poet.

PM Modi Wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami

(New Delhi)PM Modi Wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has extended wishes to the Kashmiri Pandit community on the occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.
Modi Tweeted “Best wishes, especially to the Kashmiri Pandit community, on the very special occasion Jyeshtha Ashtami.
With the divine blessings of Mata Kheer Bhawani, may everyone be happy, healthy and prosperous”

MoFPI Redress 581 Grievances out of 585 Received

(New Delhi) MoFPI Redress 581 Grievances out of 585 Received
The grievance cell of Ministry of Food Processing Industries task force has been taking up these issues with the respective state governments and other relevant authorities including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs
A dedicated task force and a grievance cell was set up in the Ministry, which consisted of senior officials of the Ministry and members of Invest India. Industry could reach out to the grievance cell directly or through various industry associations. The major issues which were received at the grievance cell included issues related to
Plant shutdowns due to lockdown
Logistics related issues, warehouse shutdown
Non availability of labour
Movement of staff and workers
The Ministry received various issues during VC interactions with cold chain promoters, on which the task force has promptly reacted and have taken up the issues with all the relevant stakeholders. Various steps were taken keeping in mind the necessities of food and allied industry to recoup with the new normalcy.
MoFPI is also a member of the Empowered Committee on Logistics and Supplies, and has been working to ensure that harvested agriculture produce can be supplied to the industry so that farmers are benefitted. Ministry of Food Processing Industries has taken several measures to ensure that the Food Processing Industry has been impacted minimally due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Burglars Loot Cash from Srinagar’s Jawahar Nagar Gurdwara

(Srinagar)Burglars Loot Cash from Srinagar’s Jawahar Nagar Gurdwara
Burglars broke into the gurdwara in Jawahar Nagar area of the city through a window on Friday nigh They took away some cash from a wooden safe
However, the main currency vault could not be opened

PM Modi Pens His Yearly Report Card

(New Delhi) PM Narendra Modi Pens His Yearly Report Card
My fellow Indian,
This day last year began a golden chapter in the history of Indian democracy. It was after several decades that the people of the country voted back a full term government with a full majority.
Once again, I bow to the 130 crore people of India and the democratic ethos of our nation.
During normal times, I would have been in your midst. However, the present circumstances do not permit that. That is why, I seek your blessings through this letter.
Your affection, goodwill and active cooperation have given new energy, and inspiration. The way you have showcased the collective strength of democracy is a guiding light for the whole world.
Back in 2014, the people of the country voted for a substantive transformation. In the last five years, the nation saw how the administrative apparatus broke itself free of status quo and from the swamp of corruption as well as misgovernance. True to the spirit of ‘Antyodaya’ the lives of millions have been transformed.
From 2014 to 2019, India’s stature rose significantly. The dignity of the poor was enhanced. The nation achieved financial inclusion, free gas and electricity connections, total sanitation coverage, and made progress towards ensuring ‘Housing for All.’
India demonstrated its mettle through the surgical strike and air strike. At the same time, decades old demands such as OROP, One Nation One Tax- GST, better MSP for farmers were fulfilled.
In 2019, the people of India voted not merely for continuity but also with a dream- of taking India to new heights. A dream of making India a global leader. The decisions taken in the last one year are directed at fulfilling this dream.
Today, 130 crore people feel involved and integrated in the development trajectory of the nation.The light of ‘Jan Shakti’ and ‘Rashtra Shakti’ has ignited the entire nation. Powered by the Mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ India is marching forward in all spheres.
My fellow Indian,
In the last one year, some of the decisions were widely discussed and remain etched in public discourse.
The decision on Article 370 furthered the spirit of national unity and integration. The Ram Mandir judgment, delivered unanimously by the Honourable Supreme Court of India, brought an amicable end to a debate persisting for centuries. The barbaric practice of Triple Talaq has been confined to the dustbin of history. Amendment to the Citizenship Act was an expression of India’s compassion and spirit of inclusiveness.
But there have been many other decisions that have added momentum to the nation’s development trajectory.
The creation of the post of the Chief of Defence Staff was a long pending reform that has improved coordination among the armed forces. At the same time, India has stepped up preparations for Mission Gaganyaan.
Empowering the poor, farmers, women and youth has remained our priority.
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi now includes all farmers. In just one year, more than Rupees 72,000 crore has been deposited in the accounts of over 9 crore 50 lakh farmers.
The Jal Jeevan Mission will ensure supply of potable drinking water through piped connections to over 15 crore rural households.
A huge campaign of free vaccination is being conducted for better health of our 50 crore livestock.
For the first time in our country’s history, farmers, farm labourers, small shopkeepers and workers in unorganised sector are assured the provision of regular monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after the age of 60 years.
Besides the facility of availing bank loans, a separate department has also been created for fishermen. Several other decisions have been taken to strengthen the fisheries sector. This will boost the blue economy.
Similarly, it has been decided to constitute a Vyapari Kalyan Board for timely resolution of the problems of the traders. Higher quantum of financial assistance is being provided to more than 7 crore women attached to self help groups. Recently the loans without guarantee for self help groups has been doubled to 20 lakh from the earlier 10 lakh.
Keeping in mind the education of tribal children, we have begun the construction of more than 400 new Ekalavya Model Residential Schools.
Several people friendly laws have been ushered in during the last year. Our Parliament has broken the decades-old record in terms of productivity. As a result, whether it be the Consumer Protection Act, the amendment to Chit Fund Law or laws to provide more protection to women, children and Divyang, their passage in the Parliament was expedited.
As a result of the policies and decisions of the government, the rural-urban gap is shrinking. For the first time, the number of rural Indians using internet is 10% more than the number of urban Indians.
The list of such historic actions and decisions taken in national interest would be too long to detail in this letter. But I must say that every day of this year, my government has worked round the clock with full vigour, taking and implementing these decisions.
My fellow Indian,
As we were moving ahead at fast pace in the fulfilment of hopes and aspirations of our countrymen, the Coronavirus global pandemic engulfed our country as well.
While on one hand are powers with great economic resources and state-of-the-art healthcare systems, on the other hand is our country besieged with problems amidst a vast population and limited resources.
Many feared that India will become a problem for the world when Corona hits India. But today, through sheer confidence and resilience, you have transformed the way the world looks at us. You have proven that the collective strength and potential of Indians is unparalleled compared even to the powerful and prosperous countries of the world. Be it clapping and lighting a lamp to the honouring of Corona Warriors by India’s armed forces, Janta curfew or by faithful adherence to rules during the nationwide lockdown, on every occasion you have shown that Ek Bharat is the guarantee for ShresthaBharat.
In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans & craftsmen in small scale industries, hawkers and such fellow countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering.We are working in a united and determined way to alleviate their troubles.
However, we have to take care to ensure that inconveniences that we are facing do not turn into disasters. Hence, it is very important for every Indian to follow all rules and guidelines. We have displayed patience so far and we should continue to do so. This is one of the important reasons for India being safer and in a better state than many other countries. This is a long battle but we have started traversing on the path of victory, and victory is our collective resolve.
In the last few days, a super cyclone has wreaked havoc in parts of West Bengal and Odisha. Here too, the resilience of the people of these states is noteworthy. Their courage inspires the people of India.
Dear friends,
At such a time, there is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including India’s, will recover. However, given the way India has surprised the world with its unity and resolve in the fight against Coronavirus, there is a firm belief that we will also set an example in economic revival. In the economic domain, through their strength, 130 crore Indians can not only surprise the world but also inspire it.
It is the need of the hour that we must become self-reliant. We have to move forward based on our own abilities, in our own way, and there is only one way to do it – Aatmanirbhar Bharat or Self-reliant India.
The recent Rs 20 lakh crore package given for Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is a major step in this direction.
This initiative will usher in a new era of opportunities for every Indian, be it our farmers, workers, small entrepreneurs or youth associated with start ups.
The fragrance of Indian soil along with the sweat, hard work and talent of our workers will create products that will reduce India’s dependence on imports and will move towards self-reliance.
Dear friends,
In this journey of the last six years, you have continuously showered me with love and blessings.
It is the strength of your blessings that has made the nation take historic decisions and progress rapidly in the last one year. However, I am also aware that there is a lot that needs to be done. There are many challenges and problems that our country faces. I am working day and night. There could be deficiencies in me but there is nothing that our country lacks. So, I believe in you, your strength and your abilities even more than I believe in myself.
The source of strength for my resolve is you, your support, blessings and affection.
Due to the global pandemic this is certainly a time of crisis but for us Indians this is also a time for a firm resolve.
We must always remember that the present and future of 130 crore Indians will never be dictated by an adversity.
We will decide our present and our future.
We will move ahead on the path of progress and victory will be ours.
It is said that- कृतम्मेदक्षिणेहस्ते, जयोमेसव्यआहितः
This means, if we have action and duty on one hand, then success is assured in the other hand.
With prayers for our country’s success, I bow to you once again.
My heartiest wishes to you and your family.
Stay healthy, stay safe!!!
Stay aware, stay informed!!!
Your Pradhan Sevak
Narendra Modi

Udhav Govt Brings Bonded Doctors On Par With Docs on Contract

(Mumbai) Udhav Govt Brings Bonded Doctors On Par With Docs on Contract
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav
Thackeray said the decision will help intensify the fight against COVID-19 and provide a morale booster to the medical workers.
As per the revised salaries, bonded doctors working in
tribal belts will get Rs 75,000 instead of Rs 60,000
Specialist doctors on bond in the tribal belts will now get Rs 85,000 instead of Rs 70,000,
In other parts of the state, MBBS doctors will get Rs 70,000 instead of Rs 55,000,
while specialists will get Rs 80,000 instead of Rs 65,000
In Maharashtra, all MBBS, MS, MD, diploma and super specialty doctors graduating from government and municipal medical colleges have to render mandatory service to the government for a stipulated period.

Sonu Sood Airlifts 177 Odia Girls Stranded in Kerala :Ghar Bhejo

(Mumbai)Sonu Sood Airlifts 177 Odia Girls Stranded in Kerala
Film Actor Sonu Sood started the process by taking several permissions from the government to have Kochi and Bhubaneswar airports opened. A special aircraft has been called from Bangalore to airlift these 177 girls from Kochi who will be now taken to Bhubaneshwar so they can finally reunite with their families.
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik took to Twitter to thank Sood for his “noble efforts”.
The actor along with his friend Neeti Goel have won hearts of millions of Indians with their ‘Ghar Bhejo’ initiative.
Sood facilitated several buses for workers stuck in Mumbai due to the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown. The actor has transported workers to far off states such as Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand and UP.
Recently, the actor launched a toll free helpline to help migrants in reaching home.