Covid-19 Bulletin: Over 14 migrants ferried back home, Over 6 crore LPG cylinders delivered; Fact checking fake news

Covid-19 Bulletin: Over 14 migrants ferried back home, Over 6 crore LPG delivered and Fact checking fake news

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According to latest government data, the recovery rate has improved to 35.09%, marking a sharp recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. Till now, more than 30,000 people have been cured out of above 85,000 cases.

Government machinery is also working overtime to alleviate the suffering of migrants and those driven to penury. Till now, more than 14 lakh migrant workers have been ferried back home while 6.28 crore beneficiaries have been supplied free cylinders.

Coronavirus recovery rate increases to 35.09%

Up to 10 % of recovered coronavirus patients in Wuhan test positive again, says report

These 30 municipal areas are from the following States/UTs: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Odisha.The measures taken by the officials and the staff of the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were reviewed.So far, a total of 30,150 people have been cured. In the last 24 hours, 2233 patients were found cured. This takes the total recovery rate to 35.09 %. The total number of confirmed cases is now 85,940. Since yesterday, an increase of 3970 has been noted in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in India.

$1 billion loan from World Bank to Protect India’s Poorest from COVID-19

The Government of India and the World Bank have signed a $750 million of $1 billion proposed for Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.This takes the total commitment from the Bank towards emergency COVID-19 response in India to $2 billion. A $1 billion support was announced last month towards immediate support to India’s health sector.

Power Ministry to extend Rs 90,000 crore package to states under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

The letter sent to States/UTs mentions that REC and PFC shall immediately extend loans to DISCOMs which have headroom for further borrowing within the working capital limits prescribed under UDAY. Further, the DISCOMs that do not have headroom under UDAY working capital limits but have receivables from the State Government in the form of electricity dues and subsidy not disbursed will also be eligible for these loans to the extent of receivables from the State Government.

When Farmers are Empowered, Country would become Self-reliant: Amit Shah

Amit Shah has said, “Modi Government believes that India’s welfare lies in the welfare of its farmers. This unprecedented assistance given to farmers shows PM Modi’s foresight to make the country self-sufficient by empowering the farmers.”According to Shah, PM Modi’s sensitivity towards farmers, even in adverse circumstances, is exemplary for the whole world.

MHA to States/UTs: Facilitate migrants journey by bus/trains, no walking back home

MHA has again written to all States/UTs to ensure that these migrant workers do not have to walk back home.The communication states that Ministry of Railways is running more than 100 ‘Shramik’ special trains per day and is ready to arrange additional trains, as per requirement. People need to be made aware about these arrangements and counseled by State/UT governments to not travel on foot, when they can travel in buses/trains being specially run by the government to facilitate their journey.

Over 6.28 crore free cylinders availed by PMUY beneficiaries so far under PMGKY

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas ShriDharmendra Pradhan today interacted with PMUY beneficiaries, Gas distributors and OMC Officers, through the webinar. He said that PMUYhas just completed four years of its successful journey. The Minister said in the initial days itself of the crisis, the Modi Government announced Pradhan Mantri GaribKalyanYojana, which included free gas cylinders for 3 months to the PMUY beneficiaries. More than Rs 8432crorehas been transferred in advance in their accounts. So far, over 6.28 Crore PMUY beneficiaries have got the free cylinders.PMUY beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the government for taking care of them in this time of unprecedented crisis.

Subsidised LPG with effect from midnight tonight will cost Rs 493.55 in New Delhi, a statement issued by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said.

More than 1.4 million stranded ferried back home in 15 days

As on midnight of 15th May,2020, a total of 1074 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. More than 1.4 million stranded people have been transported back to their home State in last 15 days.It is to be noted that more than 2 lakh person are being transported per day during last 3 days. In days to come it is expected to be scaled upto 3 lakh passengers per day.These 1074 Shramik Special trains have originated from various States

RERA will restore trust between Buyer and Seller: Hardeep S Puri

Hardeep S Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairshas said that one of the principal objectives of RERA is to help restore the trust between a buyer and the seller and this trust can only be restored by the true and effective implementation of RERA.Speaking on the challenges due to the present COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the real estate sector, the minister observed that Covid-19 has had a debilitating effect on the real estate sector, which has become a cause for project delays. During the initial period of the lockdown, construction activities had been barred. After reviewing the situation, the Government has put in place certain measures to allow for construction activities effective from 20 April, 2020, he added.

Scientists develop mobile indoor disinfection sprayer to combat COVID-19

These sprayers are also equipped with mopping features and extendable arms to reach hidden area and clean comprehensively. This technology will have relevance even beyond the current COVID-19 crisis