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WHO Gives Strict Warning On Novel Coronavirus

The World Health Organization warned the world that the novel coronavirus might never go away. Michael Ryan, the emergencies director of WHO said that the world had a new virus for the first time and therefore it was very difficult to predict when the world would prevail over it.

WHO’s warning on novel coronavirus

It could end up becoming just another endemic said Michael Ryan. While speaking to the media in a virtual conference in Geneva, the director gave example of HIV and said that it didn’t go away and that the world had come to terms with that virus. Also, he said that there was a very long way to go before the world could return to normal. The director stressed on the need to stay the course.

Ryan condemned attacks on healthcare workers

He termed attack on doctors, nurses and paramedics to be over-reactions from ill-informed communities. He further said that COVID-19 brought the best out of the world but at the same time the disease also brought the worst out of the people. He asked the world to resist those senseless acts.

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Indian Economy Got 20 Lack Crore Boost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a mega economic package in addition to giving hits at Lockdown 4 in his Tuesday night address to the nation. The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will give more details about the financial package in the coming days.

Highlights of the PM’s speech

• Announcement of 20 lack crore package for all sectors. A task force under the leadership of Finance Minister is studying the economic fallout of the pandemic. And it will soon come out with a solution.

• The 20 lack crore package also includes the 1.7 lack crore announced in March. The fiscal package is 10% of India’s GDP.

• It is said that the fiscal package is inspired by the 30-billion-pound fiscal stimulus announced by UK government.

• The PM said that the fiscal stimulus was aimed to lessen the financial burden of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

• The government will allow paying wages for the firms that retained their labor force throughout the lockdown period.

• The PM mentioned that the package would focus on land, labor, liquidity and law. It would … Read the rest

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PM Hints Lockdown To Stay Post May 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted that the nationwide lockdown could be extended beyond May 17 but with some relaxation. Yesterday, he had a meeting with chief ministers over video conferencing where he asked the CMs to send their suggestions on easily lockdown by May 15.

PM talked to CMs

The meeting concluded with CMs getting time to give their suggestions as many states want to resume economic activities after a long lockdown. But at the same time, they agreed to keep certain areas under restrictions as the cases of novel coronavirus aren’t showing any sign of easing.

Exit formula for lockdown

There is no clear strategy on easing restrictions but it is agreed upon that the lockdown will be lifted in a phased manner with restrictions lifting one by one depending on the number of cases coming from different areas.

The lockdown 1 stopped all activities across the length and breadth of the country but some restrictions were eased in lockdown 2. The lockdown 3 saw more freedom in certain areas. But the time isn’t ripened to life the lockdown completely. The states will give their suggestions on easing out … Read the rest

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Railway Resumes Passenger Train Service But With Limitations

Indian Railways is going to resume its passenger train service from May 12 but with certain restrictions. These trains will run on selected routes and tickets for the trains could be booked from 4 pm today. It is to be noted that passenger train service was suspended on March 25 when a nationwide lockdown was imposed on the country.

Resumption of passenger train service

In the beginning, 15 trains from New Delhi to various destinations will be run. The destinations covered in 30 journeys will include Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura.

All trains will have AC coaches and there will be limited stops in the journey. According a statement issued by Indian Railways, these would be special trains connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.

Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal confirmed running of special trains with his tweet. He tweeted that the Railways would start operation of passenger service with 15 special trains.

Ticket booking and other conditions

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Booze To Cost 70% More In Delhi From Today

Delhi government decided to add a 70% corona tax on liquor sale. The tax will be applied to the MRP (maximum retail price) of each bottle. The decision was taken on Monday and it will be implemented from Tuesday. The government wants to increase its revenue with liquor sale.

70% on liquor sale in Delhi

The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal chaired a cabinet meeting on Monday morning to discuss ways to harvest liquor sale to boost revenue of the state that is down by more than 100% in comparison to last year. Delhi’s revenue in April 2019 was Rs. 3,500 crore but it plunged to Rs. 300 crore in April 2020.

The CM discussed the corona tax model with his cabinet colleagues and ordered charging 70% for per bottle from the buyers. After the renewed price, a bottle that costs Rs. 1,000 on MRP will now cost Rs. 1,700 due to the tax. The additional tax will help boost the revenue in the coming days.

Liquor sale in Delhi

Delhi government has authorized agencies to sell liquor in the capital. These agencies are DTTDC, DSIDC, DSCSC and DCCWS. And they … Read the rest

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Google Closes Its “Thank You” Series Of Doodles With Honoring Coronavirus Helpers

In the series to honor those at the frontline against the battle with COVID-19, Google releases a Doodle honoring all the people across the globe that are helping in going the world as a community in COVID-19 times.

Google’s Doodle for helpers

The illustration shows helpers from different sectors including farming, food service, grocery divisions, healthcare and researcher fields coming together and working to make the society corona free. The Google India shared the Doodle with a tweet that the best way to thank to all those on the front lines was by staying at home. Together, the world would move past this.

Google’s “Thank You” series

Today’s Doodle for coronavirus helpers is the second in the “Thank You” series of Google. On Monday, Google honored teachers that are helping students with their online studies. Also, Google said on Monday that it would continue the “Thank You” series for the coming weeks.

The series started on April 6 with thanking of health workers and the scientific community that are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. Google said that it was starting a series to recognize the efforts of … Read the rest