PM calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this.
High level GoM reviews current status, and actions for prevention and management of COVID-19: The 8th high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday and chaired by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Nityananda Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare and Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Chemicals & Fertilizers were present along with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
#IndiaFightsCorona: 826 samples tested so far at ICMR test negative: In a relief to India, the 826 samples tested so far at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have tested negative.
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member: Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Thursday.
Indian Navy sets up Quarantine Camp at Vishakhapatnam: In an effort to augment India’s fight against the spread of CoViD-19, Indian Navy has set up a Quarantine Camp at INS Vishwakarma in Vishakhapatnam, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) for Indian nationals being evacuated from CoViD 19-affected countries.
Madhya Pradesh crisis: All eyes on SC hearing today: The Supreme Court has refused to send the Registrar General to meet rebel MLAs while deferring the hearing for Thursday morning.
HRD ministry directs postponement of exams till March 31: Ministry of Human Resource Development has directed various bodies including University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, National Testing Agency, National Institute of Open Schooling, Central Board of Secondary Education, National Council for Teacher Education and all autonomous organisations under the Ministry to postpone all the examinations including University Examinations till 31 March as a precautionary measure in the wake of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus: 148 active cases of Covid-19 in India so far, 14 discharged: There are 148 reported cases of Covid-19 in India as of 12 pm on March 19 and 14 people have been discharged.
COVID-19: PM Modi to address the nation at 8 pm today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday at 8 p.m., during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it.
Bangladesh approves locally developed low cost Corona testing Kit: Government of Bangladesh on Thursday granted approval for the production of the locally developed low cost Corona testing kit. The kit requires some chemical reagents which need to be imported. The approval to import raw materials was given by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) on Thursday.
Sri Lanka: EC postpone Parliamentary Elections in wake of COVID-19 crisis: In Sri Lanka, the Election Commission on Thursday decided to postpone the parliamentary elections scheduled for 25th of next month in wake of COVID-19 crisis.
Amid Covid-19 fears, Bangladesh government assures adequate stock of essential commodities: Amid reports of panic buying of essential commodities by consumers in Bangladesh, government of Bangladesh has assured that it has adequate stock of these commodities to meet any demand.
Two congressmen test positive for Covid-19: US media: Two US Congressmen – Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams – tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesdsay, according to US media reports.
Covid-19: Italy reports highest one-day deaths; world leaders call for “solidarity”: Italy on Wednesday reported nearly 500 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Sensex, Nifty close lower for 4th day in a row: The Sensex ended 581.28 points lower at 28,288.23 and the Nifty settled at 8,269.70, down 199.10 points from the previous close.
Olympic selection trials: Saurabh, Aishwarya lead air pistol: In the Olympic team selection trials qualification in New Delhi on Wednesday, Aishwarya Pratap and Saurabh Chaudhary led the 10 metre-air pistol and 50 metre-rifle 3 position events.
French Open postponed amid covid-19 threat: The French Open Tennis has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from 20 September to 4 October.
ICMR Initiates sentinel surveillance to detect community transmission of COVID-19: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex health research body of India has been the nodal authority for testing of patients for COVID-19.
Government takes steps to improve Ease of Living for Pensioners of Central Govt: The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare been taking a series of steps to improve the ease of living for the Pensioners of the Central Government, who are senior citizens. This Department is primarily entrusted with the job of Pension policy and with Pension Welfare as its prime objective.
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