Mamata’s announcement came soon after PM Modi announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) till November under which 80 crore people will be given free foodgrains.

The samples tested in the last 24 hours have further increased to 2,31,095. The total number of samples tested, as on date, is 82,27,802.Coronavirus Cases in India,

The recovery rate is 57.43% amongst COVID-19 patients. Presently, there are 1,86,514 active cases and all are under active medical supervision. Cases per lakh in India currently stand at 33.39 against the world’s 120.21 cases/lakh.

PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs.

More than 42 crore poor people have received financial assistance of Rs 65,454crore under the Pradhan Mantri GaribKalyan Package.

The package was announced by FM in March to protect the poor people from the impact of the lockdown. As part of the package, Govt announced free food grains and cash payment to women, poor senior citizens and farmers.

To help poor and downtrodden tide over the Covid-19 pandemic, the government on March 26 had announced a financial help of Rs 5,00/- for 3 months, starting from April.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall be addressing various Gram Panchayats across the country on Friday, the 24th of April 2020. The Day is celebrated annually as the National Panchayati Raj Day.

The top three exempted establishments in terms of the amount disbursed for COVID-19 claims are Neyveli Lignite Corporation (Rs 84.4 crore), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Rs 43.3 crore) and Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (Rs 40.9 crore).

It has been decided that surplus rice will be converted into ethanol so that it could be used in making alcohol-based hand sanitizers.