In a strange pattern, members of Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic proselytizing group, have been found unrestrainedly preaching in large religious gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions in several countries in Asia, leading to hundreds of infections.
Kapoor has faced flak for not revealing her travel history and not going into self-isolation soon after arriving from London. The Uttar Pradesh government has also filed a case against her.
Rally continued in the Indian stock market on Tuesday afternoon as the BSE Sensex rose over 1,000 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose 300 points to trade above the 8,500 mark.
Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday reiterated his offer to return the money he owed to a consortium of Indian banks, and sought Centres help in view of the nationawide lockdown in India.
Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday committed a Rs 100 crore commitment to support the combat against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), there were a total of 164,274 confirmed cases in the US, the current highest in the world, with 3,164 deaths.
A pregnant woman and her husband, working as daily wagers at a construction site in Noida for five years, have walked over 200 km to reach their village Aunta in Rath area of Jalaun district.
Hero Group has pledged Rs 100 crore as aid for the ongoing Covid-19 relief-efforts in India. 'Hero Enterprise and AG Industries have also contributed to this fund,' the Group said.
'These are unprecedented times that require every section of the society to rise up to the challenge,' said Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation in a statement.
Meanwhile, Union Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh said that cargo flights are being used exclusively for transporting medical equipment and emergency goods,
It's also supplying one lakh masks daily for health workers and caregivers and thousands of personal protection equipments for them. RIL has also assured free fuel across the country to notified emergency response vehicles.
This innovation would enable one oxygen cylinder to supply to six patients concurrently, thus enabling critical care management to a larger number of COVID-19 patients with the existing limited resources.
He also asked the envoys to 'identify in their countries of accreditation best practices, innovations, scientific breakthroughs and sources to procure medical equipment, for India's fight against the coronavirus.'
'Indian Railways is planning to initially modify 5,000 passenger coaches to meet the requirement of any possible exigency of keeping some Covid-19 patients in isolation as and when required by the government,' the official said.
The death toll around the world due to coronavirus crossed 35,000 on Monday evening, with Italy heading the list of 35,097 deaths with 10,779, while the number of cumulative cases rose to 737,929,
Speaking on the food availability and rationing, Dr. Basu said, already 38 percent of people have lifted their rations from various fair price shops who fall under the priority group categories.
HAL has shut all manufacturing units and offices for March 24 to March 31. But people involved in essential services, including those dealing with maintenance, water supply, power and security at HAL townships, will remain on duty.
Recalling Mahatma Gandhi's words that serving the poor and downtrodden is the best way to serve the nation, the Prime Minister praised the dedication and commitment of the participating organisations to serve the humanity.
Another good samaritan, a 39-year-old woman from a poor family, was seen making face masks from her old clothes and distributing these items among the needy free of cost.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is coordinating with state Governments for supply of medical equipment and related essential items needed for protection against and testing of COVID-19.
At present, engineers of Mahindra Group are working on manufacturing prototypes of ventilators, while Maruti Suzuki India has entered into an arrangement with AgVa Healthcare to scale up the production of ventilators.
"The cost is so low that it can be considered a single-use device that will be given over to a single patient, and never used again. It needs to be manufactured, however, on an industrial scale, in millions, within a short time of a few months," the professors said.
The Dy. CM has sought 100 Nos. of Ventilators, 50,000 Personal Protection Equipments (PPE), 1 lakh N-995 masks, 50,000 alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and 500 Nos. of MakeShift Tents for attending one Adult patient.
He said, 'Our government has now decided to file mail petition with the apex court seeking fresh appointment for the axed teachers and absorb them on government identified 10, 000 vacant posts.'