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Day: May 23, 2020

‘Zero tolerance’: Delhi govt official suspended over ad clubbing Sikkim with Nepal, Bhutan
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‘Zero tolerance’: Delhi govt official suspended over ad clubbing Sikkim with Nepal, Bhutan

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2020 11:10:37 am The advertisement, while laying down the eligibility criteria for volunteers, read: Citizen of India or a subject of Sikkim or of Bhutan or of Nepal and a resident of Delhi. The Delhi government Saturday suspended an official of the Directorate of Civil Defence after controversy broke out over the text of an advertisement, inviting applications for civil defence volunteers, clubbed Sikkim with neighbouring countries Bhutan and Nepal. The advertisement, while laying down the eligibility criteria for volunteers, read: Citizen of India or a subject of Sikkim ...
Don’t indulge in politics, have patience: Mamata after protests in several areas in West Bengal | India News – Times of India
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Don’t indulge in politics, have patience: Mamata after protests in several areas in West Bengal | India News – Times of India

KAKDWIP (WEST BENGAL): After protests in several cyclone-affected areas of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged the people to have patience as the administration was working tirelessly to restore water and power supply. She also denounced the "negative campaigning" against her government, saying "this is not the time to do politics". The chief minister conducted an aerial survey of the worst affected regions of South 24 Parganas district for the second consecutive day, after accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday. "We are facing four challenges at a time, Covid-19, lockdown, issues related to migrant labourers and now the cyclonic disaster," she said. After holding a review meeting at Kakdwip in the district, the chief ...
Mumbai: Coaching faculty tops CET for 6th time
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Mumbai: Coaching faculty tops CET for 6th time

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Published: May 24, 2020 5:16:42 am While last year, 20 students had obtained marks in the range of 151 to 175 out of 200, this year, only four students secured marks in this bracket. (Representational Photo) A FACULTY member of a coaching institute, Shashank Prabhu from Dombivli (East), Mumbai, secured the first rank in the state common entrance test (CET), with 99.99 percentile. This is the sixth time he has topped the exam. “Since the CET cell doesn’t release its question papers or answer sets, I appear for the exam to get a feel of the questions and that h...
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INDIAN BUDGET DOESNOT GIVE ANY THING TO MIDDLE CLASS-UDHAV THACKREY SPEAKS BEFORE UNION FINANCE MINISTER NIRMALA SITARAMAN WHO KEEPS MUM,THACKERY SAYS HE PREPARES REACTION ONE DAY BEFORE BUDGET AS IT IS ALMOST SAME TYPE EVERY YEAR

INDIAN BUDGET DOESNOT GIVE ANY THING TO MIDDLE CLASS-UDHAV THACKREY SPEAKS BEFORE UNION FINANCE MINISTER NIRMALA SITARAMAN WHO KEEPS MUM,THACKERY SAYS HE PREPARES REACTION ONE DAY BEFORE BUDGET AS IT IS ALMOST SAME TYPE EVERY YEAR .HE TOLD WHAT TO SAY OR WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT IT IS WELL ESTABLISHED NORM . The middle class gets nothing, Uddhav is exposed to the reality of the budget in front of Nirmala Sitharaman, the budget is incomprehensible, Uddhav Thackeray's finance minister would have made it a day before Nirmala Sitharaman, for the poor farmers and big people, the budget Nothing gives middle class, budget is a sham, budget is a sight, making budget is a clever, response would have been made a day before, people would see in front of TV, what is the budget, Uddhav silenced Nitmala, Muke...
TISS withholds results  of over 70 students who are yet to clear dues
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TISS withholds results of over 70 students who are yet to clear dues

Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Published: May 24, 2020 5:02:13 am Several students as well as the students’ union has opposed the move. (File) At least 70 second-year students enrolled in post-graduate courses at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), who were to graduate this year, now find themselves in a spot. The management has withheld the results of those who have not cleared their dues. In an earlier communication, the administration had asked the students to clear the dues. Fourth semester results were declared on May 19. Several students as well as the students’ union has o...
Coronavirus Australia live updates
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Coronavirus Australia live updates

In a matter of days, 100,000 Americans will have lost their lives to coronavirus, with the “incalculable” loss summed up in a heartbreaking front page. Follow our live coverage. Source link
Rerouted special train from Mumbai to Gorakhpur adds 2 days, 5 states
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Rerouted special train from Mumbai to Gorakhpur adds 2 days, 5 states

Written by Iram Siddique , Avishek G Dastidar | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2020 9:00:06 am The train, which left Mumbai at 7.20 pm on May 21 and was to reach Gorakhpur by May 22 evening “in normal timetable time”, is carrying its full capacity of 1,600 passengers. (Representational) A Packed Railway schedule since May 1 — 2,600 Shramik trains, around 80% bound for UP and Bihar — led to a bizarre situation where a migrant special from Mumbai, which was to reach Gorakhpur within 24 hours on Friday evening, was rerouted via Odisha, adding two days and five states to the original journey. By Saturday e...
Maharashtra government plans gradual reopening of schools from June 15
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Maharashtra government plans gradual reopening of schools from June 15

Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Updated: May 24, 2020 11:46:57 am Maharashtra State’s School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. At the epicentre of coronavirus infections in India, Maharashtra is planning to reopen its schools from June 15 onwards. State’s School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has indicated that the return to school will be gradual and phase-wise with schools in non-red areas reopening first. In the fourth phase of the lockdown, Maharashtra has identified municipal corporation areas in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur and 15 other cities as being in the red zone. From May ...
Indian docs spearhead UK’s Covid battle despite losses
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Indian docs spearhead UK’s Covid battle despite losses

London | Published: May 24, 2020 4:46:38 am NHS workers at a hospital in Liverpool. (Photo: Reuters) (Written by Kamal Preet Kaur) “Healing will take a very long time because we all are grieving in isolation. We were unable to say goodbyes and could not attend the funeral. Memories of playing golf and walking dogs with him, our childhood together, keep flashing before my eyes.” That was Dr Sukhbir Singh Rayat, grieving for cousin Dr Manjeet Singh Riyat, the first Sikh consultant for accident and emergency (A&E) at the Royal Derby Hospital, who died of Covid-19 on April 20. Like 52-year-old Riyat, hundreds of Black, Asian, M...
AIIMS former HoD, Medicine, dies of Covid
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AIIMS former HoD, Medicine, dies of Covid

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2020 11:04:19 am Dr Jitendra Nath Pande (78), the former head of the medicine department at AIIMS. Dr Jitendra Nath Pande (78), the former head of the medicine department at AIIMS and a stalwart in the field of pulmonology, died due to coronavirus at his residence in Siddhartha Enclave on Saturday. After retiring from the country’s premier medical institute in 2003, Dr Pande had taken up the mantle of director and professor of the pulmonology department at Delhi’s Sitaram Bhartia Hospital. “Dr Pande was under home care and seemed to be rec...
Civil Hospital worse than dungeon, says Gujarat HC
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Civil Hospital worse than dungeon, says Gujarat HC

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 24, 2020 6:21:54 pm Justices J B Pardiwala and Ilesh Vora gave several directions to the state government on improving treatment and facilities for Covid patients. (File) The Gujarat High Court came down heavily on the state government for trying to “artificially control” the Covid situation in the state and called the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad, the main government Covid facility in the state, “as good as a dungeon, may be even worse”. So far, the Civil Hospital has seen 377 Covid deaths, which accounted for 45% of the total deaths in the state. While hearing sever...
Glaring gaps in number of testing labs marks next Covid challenge
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Glaring gaps in number of testing labs marks next Covid challenge

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2020 7:15:49 am About half of the country’s labs are concentrated in five states: Tamil Nadu (67), Maharashtra (66), Karnataka (53), Andhra Pradesh (52), and Gujarat (39). As the novel coronavirus widens its reach across the country, an analysis of hospital inventory shows a glaring gap in testing facilities in districts that are recording new cases. This is delaying reporting of results, which has significant implications when most of the new cases are asymptomatic and decisions on isolation need to be taken as migrants pour in. Over two-thirds of the 630 d...
Chinese intrusions at 3 places in Ladakh, Army chief takes stock
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Chinese intrusions at 3 places in Ladakh, Army chief takes stock

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2020 8:44:29 am General M M Naravane. With tensions mounting along the Line of Actual Control following the Pangong Tso clash and detection of Chinese intrusions at three places in the Galwan river area, Army chief General MM Naravane landed Friday at the XIV Corps headquarters in Leh to review the situation in eastern Ladakh. The Army chief’s visit to the corps headquarters came a day after the Ministry of External Affairs hit back at Beijing over the LAC developments, saying “it is the Chinese side that has recently undertaken activity hindering India’s normal...
Centre says Aarogya app passport to fly, some states disagree
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Centre says Aarogya app passport to fly, some states disagree

Written by Pranav Mukul , Gargi Verma | New Delhi, Raipur | Updated: May 24, 2020 7:05:06 am With just a day to go, airlines expressed anguish at the lack of coordination between the Centre and states. With just a day to go for the resumption of domestic flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Saturday said there was no need for states to quarantine incoming travellers if passengers had Aarogya Setu approval, and did not show any symptoms of Covid-19. At a Facebook Live session on Saturday, Puri said, “Main sirf yahi keh sakta hoon ki aapke pass Aarogya Setu app hai aur aapne apne aap ko test kar...
COVID19: A flashback to the lockdowns till now
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COVID19: A flashback to the lockdowns till now

Updated : 23 May 2020 10:42 PM (IST) After a day of Janta curfew, PM Modi has levied four lockdowns till now. He also asked people to appreciate people involved in essential services and termed them Corona warriors. He also thanked those helping in the fight against Coronavirus. He has made five official announcements till now. He linked CVID19's fight with the Mahabharat. Source link
Olympic-bound boxers set to resume training from June 10 at NIS – Times of India
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Olympic-bound boxers set to resume training from June 10 at NIS – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The Boxing Federation of India could be the first association to restart training for its Olympic-bound athletes as it plans to bring both the men and women pugilists under the same roof at the NIS in Patiala, from June 10. The decision was taken at a video conference, where the Olympic-bound boxers took part along with BFI executive director RK Sacheti, vice president Rajesh Bhandari, high performance directors Santiago Nieva (men) and Raffaele Bergamasco (women), and chief national coaches CA Kuttappa (men) and Mohammed Ali Qamar (women). The boxers, who had attended the conference were Amit Panghal (52kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg), MC May Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg). However, three other boxers, who had also qualified f...
60 days into lockdown, know what all changed
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60 days into lockdown, know what all changed

Updated : 23 May 2020 10:36 PM (IST) Earlier, Cabinet meetings were never made public. But now the government has changed the way of functioning. Cabinet meetings now occur over video calls and are made public. Strategies are being made to fight against Coronavirus over video conferencing. Students are also attending classes via video conferencing over Whatsapp and Zoom app. Source link
Several drugs under trial for Covid-19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists – Times of India
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Several drugs under trial for Covid-19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With a vaccine still a long distance away, efforts to repurpose old medications used for other ailments provide hope of an early counter to Covid-19, say scientists, placing the antiviral remdesivir on top of the list of possible contenders. As Covid-19 continues its spread -- crossing 5.2 million cases and 3,38,000 fatalities on Saturday -- several categories of drugs are under clinical trial. Of them, remdesivir, which initially went into trials for treating the deadly Ebola virus five years ago, has shown promise by modestly speeding recovery from Covid-19, experts said. More than 130 drugs are under experimentation to treat Covid-19, some may have the potential to stop the virus while others may help calm overactive immune responses that damage organs, according to a t...
Lockdown 4.0, pass or fail?
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Lockdown 4.0, pass or fail?

PM Modi said that according to health experts, to break the cycle of Coronavirus, 21 days is important. If the country fails to handle it in 21 days then the country will go back 21 years.<br /><br />With a total of 1,25,100 cases, data from the Ministry of Health Source link