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U.S.: More than 70 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 2.04 lakh deaths

Faraway doctors are helping treat rural American COVID-19 patients all thanks to technology. Vast stretches of rural America lack easy access to advanced medical care. Rural areas tend to have higher rates of underlying health conditions, their populations often are older and poorer making them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Tele-ICU …

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Taj Mahal re-opens for public after six months

Nation’s lead  tourist attraction, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, have reopened for visitors on Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Archaeological Survey of India officials have made all necessary arrangements for the reopening. Also, Mahabodhi temple, the first world heritage site of the Bihar …

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Schools in some States to resume classes from today | Unlock 4

The schools in many States and Union Territories will partially reopen from today for students of 9th to 12th classes on a voluntary basis. These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. Under Unlock 4, the central government has permitted the states to reopen schools …

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India – China border talks to be held today

Focus of the talks is  likely to be on the implementation of a five-point agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers at the SCO summit in Moscow on disengagement of troops and de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ladakh. Highlight of the meeting is the presence of a joint secretary …

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COVID hospitals in India

As per the information provided by the States/ UTs on the Covid-19 Portal, State-wise details of Covid dedicated facilities and ICU beds in COVID dedicated facilities (Government and Private both) as on 18th September 2020 is given at Annexure. In view of cases being reported in various parts of the country, the …

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Medical waste management during COVID-19 pandemic

As informed by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), disposal of bio-medical waste including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit worn by healthcare professionals as well as general public became a challenge during the on-going Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Public Health’ being a State subject, information relating to increase …

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Wastage due to Improper Storage

No wastage of Central Pool Foodgrains (wheat & rice) stored in godowns of Food Corporation of India (FCI) can be directly attributed to lack of proper storage facilities. Procured foodgrains are stored by FCI in a scientific manner in covered godowns and Cover & Plinth (CAP) storage. Inspite of all …

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Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU with Ministry of AYUSH for integration of AYUSH systems with ongoing nutrition interventions under the ICDS program

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to work together to control the menace of malnutrition through integration of AYUSH systems with the ongoing nutrition interventions under the Umbrella ICDS …

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COVID-19 CASES IN CAPFs

The force-wise details of COVID cases, death rate and recovery rate in CAPFs as on 14.09.2020 is given below:- Name of the Force Number of Covid cases Death rate in %   Recovery rate in % BSF 8934 0.26 80.41 CRPF 9158 0.39 84.04 CISF 5544 0.43 75.25 ITBP 3380 …

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Grant-In-Aid To Rural Local Bodies

The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XV FC) in its report for 2020-21 has recommended grants for Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) in 28 States. The grants have been recommended for all tiers of the Panchayati Raj and also to the Fifth and Sixth schedule areas. The grants are provided in two parts, …

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PM wishes farmers on the passage of farm bills in Parliament

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has wished farmers on the passage of farm bills in Parliament and called it a watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “A watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture! Congratulations to our hardworking …

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“Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed all over Indian Railways

‘Swachhta Pakhwara’ is being observed all over Indian Railways from 16th to 30th September 2020. During the inaugural day of Pakhwara, Swachhta pledge was administered to Railway employees at all Zonal Railway HQs, Divisional Offices and other establishments. During the Pakhwara, intensive cleaning and sanitization of stations, trains, tracks, colonies …

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India registers a record number of High Recoveries

India has reported high recoveries of more than 94,000 for two successive days. 94,612 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. With this, the total number of recoveries has crossed 43 lakh (43,03,043). This has resulted in the Recovery Rate touching 79.68%. 60% of the new recovered cases are being reported from …

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PM to lay foundation stone of 9 highway projects in Bihar today

These projects are worth 14000 crore rupees. These nine highway projects involve a road length of about 350 kilometers. These roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in and around the State. All rivers in Bihar will have bridges conforming to 21st century specifications, and all major NHs …

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Maharashtra: At least 8 dead in Bhiwandi building collapse

At least 8  people have lost their lives and 11 are admitted to the hospital in Bhiwandi of Thane District near Mumbai. A three-storied building collapsed in Patel Compound area Monday morning. 35 people have been rescued by locals. At least 20-25 people are still feared to be trapped, as …

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