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Vietnam’s success story against Coronavirus
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Vietnam’s success story against Coronavirus

Updated : 31 May 2020 11:57 PM (IST) There are few countries in the world that did not allow their corona virus to spread badly in their place. These include China's neighboring country Vietnam. Initially, against the Corona virus, Vietnam made its people aware and prepared for war in a way to fight this epidemic, but now restrictions are being removed here and schools are allowed to reopen.  Vietnam completely closed its border with China to combat the novel coronavirus. Source link
Will India adopt Franklin D Roosevelt’s economic policy?
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Will India adopt Franklin D Roosevelt’s economic policy?

Updated : 31 May 2020 11:45 PM (IST) At present India is facing a major economical crisis. Due to the lockdown, the major sectors contributing to the GDP of the nation are adversely affected. India adopted the method of lockdown to combat the novel COVID-19. In India, the lockdown was implemented but it also had adverse effects on the economy of the country.Will India adopt Franklin D Roosevelt's economic policy to combat the economic crisis. Source link
UP reports 378 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
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UP reports 378 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Updated : 31 May 2020 11:36 PM (IST) As per the latest reports, Uttar Pradesh has reported 378 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases reported in the state so far. With this, the tally of coronavirus cases in the state mounts to 8075. So far 2248 labourers who came to Uttar Pradesh from other states have tested positive for COVID-19. Source link
Lockdown affected Middle class economically
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Lockdown affected Middle class economically

Updated : 31 May 2020 11:31 PM (IST) At present the whole world is in the grip of deadly coronavirus. India adopted the method of lockdown to combat the novel COVID-19. In India, lockdown was implemented but it also had adverse effects on the economy of the country. In India, labouers are badly affected due to the lockdown. The middle class of the country are facing financial crisis due to the lockdown as work has been badly affected. Peope lost their jobs because of the lockdown. Source link
Unlock 1.0 in UP: malls to reopen, inter-state travel allowed with NCR riders
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Unlock 1.0 in UP: malls to reopen, inter-state travel allowed with NCR riders

Lucknow | Published: June 1, 2020 4:57:22 am The government also decided to reopen its office with 100 per cent attendance with three staggered shifts: 9 am to 5 pm; 10 am to 6 pm; and 11 am to 6 pm. (Representational Photo) Following in the footsteps of the Union Home Ministry’s guidelines, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday watered down its coronavirus-triggered lockdown with relaxations for malls, restaurants and interstate travel but continued to bar the entry of people from Delhi into Ghaziabad and Noida. The revised lockdown guidelines have been extended till June 30 – the fifth such extension since March 25. They are...
How Delhi will open up as coronavirus cases surge
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How Delhi will open up as coronavirus cases surge

A day before the Centre released details of a three phase plan aimed at lifting more restrictions, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Lockdown cannot be imposed permanently." He was reiterating his stand on the need to revive economic activities.While the National Capital saw relaxations in some sectors on May 18, many more are likely now, government sources said on Sunday.From June 8, the city may see reopening of neighbourhood religious places with small gatherings, shops in malls on odd-even basis, besides restaurants and hotels with limited customers.Following social distancing norms would, of course, be mandatory. Delhi government sources also said that religious places that witness large gatherings may remain shut.These include Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple and Gurudwara...
Man injured as Pak targets forward areas in Poonch | India News – Times of India
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Man injured as Pak targets forward areas in Poonch | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: A 25-year-old youth was injured in unprovoked mortar shelling and firing from automatic weapons by Pakistan in forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday. This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the district by Pakistan in barely 24 hours. Pakistani troops opened heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward areas, including civilian villages, around 3.10am in Poonch’s Balakote and Mendhar sectors and attracted equal retaliation from the Indian side. During the heavy exchange of fire, one civilian was injured, a house was partially damaged and some cattle were injured too. Confirming the violation, Poonch SSP Romesh Angral said, “Mohammad Yasir (25), a resident of Gohlad Reelan in Poonch, suffered splinter injuries in his leg an...
The podcast you need to start your day
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The podcast you need to start your day

From The Newsroom delivers breaking news and the biggest headlines of the day from Australia’s number one news website news.com.au. SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE:Every morning Andrew ‘Bucky’ Bucklow and Bronte Coy bring you the news that matters. They will give you insights into the big stories and dip into any rumours and gossip. They go from politics to pop culture in five minutes.LISTEN TO THE LATEST PODCAST HERE:Both Bucky and Bronte have a radio background and combine these skills with their digital expertise to create the next wave of audio news on the go.Bucky was a breakfast radio producer for seven years before he got sick of waking up at 3.30am and made the switch to news.He has been at news.com.au for seven years as an entertainment reporter and in that time he’s been to the Oscars, ...
Finance Ministry Issues Modified IT Return Forms For FY 2019-20
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Finance Ministry Issues Modified IT Return Forms For FY 2019-20

There are also dedicated columns for taxpayers' declaration of expenditures, income, investments, donations made during April 2020 to June 2020, for which they can claim IT benefits. By : IANS | 31 May 2020 11:15 PM (IST) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified new Income Tax Return forms for the Assessment Year 2020-21 or the financial year 2019-20.The modifications come in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.In a notification, the Finance Ministry said it issued ITR-1 (Sahaj), ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-4 (Sugam), ITR-5, ITR-6, ITR-7 and ITR-V forms, as per the rule changes in the Income Tax Rules 2020.The latest changes include taxpayers' declaration in detail if they have paid...
G7 very outdated, want India, South Korea, Australia in grouping: Trump
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G7 very outdated, want India, South Korea, Australia in grouping: Trump

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published: June 1, 2020 4:36:10 am India, which attended the G7 meet in Biarritz, France, in August last year, had been invited by Trump to attend the meet this June. Calling the G7 a “very outdated group”, US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would like to include India, Australia, South Korea and Russia in the grouping of the largest advanced economies. Trump suggested that the Group of 7 be called “G10 or G11”, and proposed that the grouping meet in September or November this year. The G7 comprises the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan. ExplainedIndia ha...
Unlock 1.0: Know about the provided relaxations
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Unlock 1.0: Know about the provided relaxations

Updated : 31 May 2020 11:06 PM (IST) The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the guidelines over Unlock 1 on Saturday. These relaxations will be applicable in the areas except for containment zones. Major relaxations have been provided in the first phase of Unlock 1. As per the issued guidelines, all the religious places, malls and hotels will open from June 8 as the first phase of unlock 1 begins on this date. Bus services in many states will be operational from Monday. Source link
Insurance regulator steps in for standard Covid-19 product
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Insurance regulator steps in for standard Covid-19 product

Written by Sandeep Singh , George Mathew | New Delhi/mumbai | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:02:43 am With the Council sending its feedback by May 31, the regulator is expected to take a decision on the product over the next couple of weeks. WITH COVID-19 patients running up high bills in private hospitals, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has asked the General Insurance Council — the apex body of general insurers — to arrive at a ‘standardised cost structure’ for treatment of the pandemic. This will set the ball rolling for a standard Covid-19 insurance product with details of co...
Govt says two Pak officials caught spying, asked to leave
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Govt says two Pak officials caught spying, asked to leave

Written by Shubhajit Roy , Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2020 6:58:18 am The latest incident has the potential to trigger diplomatic retaliation from Pakistan. The government on Sunday said that two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were caught spying and have been asked to leave the country within 24 hours. This is the first time after four years that such an incident of expelling officials of the Pakistan High Commission has taken place. In October 2016, India and Pakistan had expelled officials from each other’s missions for spying. “Two officials of the High Co...
Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal
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Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal

Written by Avishek G Dastidar , Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:33:08 am Piyush Goyal said that most Shramik Specials reached their destinations before time or on time for 19 consecutive days after starting on May 1 before a surge in demand created congestion on the routes. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava) The Railways will continue to provide states “as many (trains) as they want,” to transport passengers returning home amid the lockdown but over 250 trains have been “wasted” because states that requested for them could not bring in passengers, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tol...
Former ASIO head calls for review of Aust labs following biosecurity breaches
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Former ASIO head calls for review of Aust labs following biosecurity breaches

The former ASIO director-general is calling for a review of Australia’s laboratories over safety concerns after it was revealed there have been at least 37 biosecurity breaches in labs since 2013. In 2016, a breach exposed 30 staff during CSIRO experiments involving toxic bacteria pathogen. Dennis Richardson said he believed that “everyone would hope that part of the review in respect of COVID-19 would be looking at the security of facilities globally.” Source link
Gujarat High Court now praises state govt: ‘we would have been dead’
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Gujarat High Court now praises state govt: ‘we would have been dead’

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:46:34 am Vadodara ABVP workers took to art to urge residents to stay home to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Express photo by Bhupendra Rana) JUST OVER a week after a division bench of the Gujarat High Court made some scathing observations on the state government’s handling of the Covid-19 situation, a bench headed by Chief Justice Vikram Nath has said that “if the state government would not have been doing anything, as alleged, then probably, by now, we all would have been dead”. On May 22, a division bench headed by Justice J B Pardiwala, and including ...
Nepal govt ups the ante, tables Bill to alter map and emblem
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Nepal govt ups the ante, tables Bill to alter map and emblem

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: June 1, 2020 4:31:39 am For Prime Minister Oli, whose position appeared very shaky until last month, this territorial row with India is a shot in the arm. Scaling up its row with India over territorial claims to the Lipulekh-Kalapani-Limpiyadhura region, the Nepal government tabled a constitution amendment Bill in the House of Representatives on Sunday, seeking to make alterations, additions to the country’s political map and national emblem. Law Minister Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe tabled the Bill, seeking to give legal sanctity to the new map, after the government of P...
No ventilator or ICU in govt facilities, Ludhiana leans on private hospitals
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No ventilator or ICU in govt facilities, Ludhiana leans on private hospitals

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:07:06 am At the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh) THE LEVEL-I Covid Care Centres (CCCs), for “pre-mild” or “mild” cases, don’t have a single patient. And, with the spike in cases under control, non-Covid treatment will soon be fully available at the Civil Hospital, the main government healthcare facility in the district. That’s the good news from Ludhiana. But a deeper dive reveals a few glaring holes in the narrative. There are no ventilators or ICUs in government hospitals, and Punjab’s most populated district with over 35 lakh ...
Protest in London against George Floyd’s death in the US
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Protest in London against George Floyd’s death in the US

Updated : 31 May 2020 10:57 PM (IST) According to reports, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the White House to protest against the death of George Floyd. Now the protest has also started in London against George Floy's death.Since the video of black man George Floyd's death went viral, violent protests have continued in many cities of the US since Friday. Source link
Exclusive! “Will need supervisors to ensure rules are being followed”, says Ashok Dubey of FWICE as he sheds light on the impact of new Government Resolution on entertainment industry – Times of India
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Exclusive! “Will need supervisors to ensure rules are being followed”, says Ashok Dubey of FWICE as he sheds light on the impact of new Government Resolution on entertainment industry – Times of India

The new Government Resolution issued by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has given a go ahead to the producers wanting to start shooting. ETimes exclusively spoke to General Secretary of FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees), Ashok Dubey who gave us a detailed insight on the same. Excerpts… What do you think about the new Government Resolution that seem to have given a green signal to the entertainment industry?The Government has indeed given us a green signal with some guidelines to be followed. But the major issue that the producers will face is in the implementation of those guidelines. In our country, we have rules and regulations for everything but it seldom gets followed. So even if we start shooting by following proper guidelines and precautions, we would need a pers...