Corona Pandemic – Facts & True News Info 019

  • MHA asks States to ensure migrant workers don’t walk back home, as GoI is running buses & trains
  • Govt extends Operation Greens from Tomatoes, Onion and Potatoes (TOP) to ALL fruits and vegetables
  • FM announces measures for Governance & Administrative Reforms for Agriculture Sector:
    • Amendments to Essential Commodities Act
    • Agriculture Marketing Reforms to provide marketing choices to farmers
    • Agriculture Produce Price & Quality Assurance
    • Rs 20,000 crore for Fishermen through PMMSY
    • Rs 10,000 crore scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises
  • HRD Minister e-launches 7 titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of Pandemic & Lockdown and How to Cope With”
  • CSIR collaborates with Intel & IIIT-Hyderabad to develop diagnostic solutions & risk stratification strategies to combat COVID-19
  • Relief to establishments covered under EPF and MP Act, 1952 from penalty on delayed deposit amid lockdown
  • NIPER-Guwahati designs innovative 3D products to fight COVID-19
  • Doubling time of COVID-19 cases in India improves to 12.9 days
  • 15th GoM meeting held today to review, monitor & evaluate the evolving situation on COVID-19
  • FM announces Economic Stimulus Phase 3 on agriculture & allied activities for #AatmaNirbharDesh
  • Minister of Tribal Affairs launches GOAL programme for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth across India
  • HRD Ministry’s e-ShodhSindhu portal provides resource support to researchers during COVID-19. Visit: http://ess.inflibnet.ac.in
  • ICMR tests 20.39+ lakh coronavirus samples so far
  • Funds transfer worth Rs 18,700 crores under PM-KISAN & Rs 6,400 crores under PM Fasal Bima Yojana in past 2 months
  • World Bank approves USD 1 billion to support India’s fight against COVID-19
  • 1000 Shramik special trains operationalized, 12+ lakh passengers transported across States
  • MHA allows hiring of special buses by States/UTs to ferry passengers arriving at railway stations
  • 19.47 lakh tests done so far for COVID-19, in around 500 labs
  • Finance Minister announced free food grains supply to migrants for 2 months
  • Govt to launch Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes for Migrant Workers & Urban Poor under PMAY
  • Govt to provide 2% Interest Subvention for 12 months for MUDRA loanees under Shishu category
  • CBSE provides an opportunity to all failed students of Class 9 & 11 to appear in a school-based test again, only for the current year
  • Railways will start issuing limited waiting lists tickets for different classes for Special Trains
  • Health Minister dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine installed at NCDC to the nation
  • Railways- Passenger service Mail, Express, Passenger & Suburban Services cancelled until further order
  • India Post offered cash withdrawal at doorstep using AEPS, Rs 1000+ crore withdrawn
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan to support ‘Self-Reliant India’ movement, render resources towards COVID-19
  • FM: MGNREGA support to returning migrants, 14.62 crore person-days of work generated till 13.05.20
  • FM: 3 crores farmers have availed agriculture loans worth Rs 4 lakh crores
  • Acharya Devo Bhava- HRD Minister interacts with teachers from across India. Visit: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1gqxvElObelJB
  • AYUSH Ministry & CSIR to work on validating 4 Ayush formulations against COVID, trials to begin in 1 week
  • 800 Shramik special trains operationalized, 10+ lakh passengers transported across States
  • MoCA issues SOP for persons stranded in India who wish to travel abroad
  • KVIC to hand-hold local production, one manufacturing unit of N95, PPE Kits etc to be set up in each district
  • Patenting of Indian Navy’s Innovative Low-Cost PPE to give way to rapid mass production
  • Spitting in public spaces can increase the risk of spread of COVID-19. The onus is on us. Be responsible, be safe
  • PM-CARES Fund Trust Allocates Rs. 3100 Crore for Fight against COVID-19
  • Govt to continue EPF Support for Business & Workers for 3 more months
  • Statutory PF contribution under EPFO reduced (both employer & employee) from 12% to 10% for next 3 months
  • Due date of all Income Tax Returns for A.Y. 2020-21 extended to 30.11.20
  • Rates of TDS and TCS reduced by 25% for remaining period of FY 20-21
  • DST supports assistive tools, technologies & techniques to combat challenges faced by Divyangjan & Elderly
  • CISF ensuring ration & essential commodities to needy & underprivileged sections
  • FCI distributed about 160 LMT food grains to States/UTs during lockdown
  • 642 Shramik special trains operationalized, 7.90 lakh passengers transported across States
  • 518 LifeLine UDAN flights transport 875 tons of essential & medical across India
  • Stigma can affect patients & their families emotionally & mentally. Let’s break the stigma, support & help them in #FightAgainstCorona
  • MoHFW: Recovery rate of COVID patients increased to 32.82%
  • 8,503 Indians return from abroad in 43 flights under Vande Bharat Mission since 07.05.20
  • MHA: All CAPF canteens & stores across India to sell only indigenous products from 01.06.20
  • Govt announces Rs 3 lakh crores Collateral-free Automatic Loans for Businesses, including MSMEs
  • Govt to facilitate Rs. 20,000 cr. as subordinate debt, as equity support for stressed MSMEs
  • Rs. 50,000 cr. Funds of Funds to be operated, to help in expansion of MSMEs
  • Govt revises the definition of MSMEs, includes revised Investment limit & criteria of turnover
  • Govt to focus on land, labour, liquidity & law to build #AatmanirbharBharat
  • 100+ million users on Aarogya Setu. Download Aarogya Setu & Stay Safe #SetuMeraBodyguard #IndiaFightsCorona
  • PM calls for #AtmanirbharBharat, 5 Pillars are– Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography & Demand
  • PM announces comprehensive special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore
  • COVID-19 testing capacity increased to 1 lakh tests per day with 347 Govt  labs & 137 private labs
  • 17.62 lakh tests done so far for COVID-19, doubling time improves to 12.2 in last 3 days
  • 542 Shramik special trains operationalized, 6.48 lakh passengers transported across States
  • Technology Centres of MSME manufacture Critical Parts of Micro PCR System, to give results in less than 1 hour
  • Social Distancing is the most potent vaccine available to break COVID-19 transmission chain. Practice Social Distancing!
  • Live Fitness Session for school children at 9:30 AM. Visit: https://bit.ly/2yVBUSa
  • PM Modi to address the nation today at 8 PM
  • CSIR-NAL, Bengaluru develops Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator in record time, to treat COVID-19 patients
  • ITBP ensures safe passage for 900+ trucks carrying essential supplies, from Zoji La to Kargil in last 21 days
  • HRD Minister requests all Universities to establish Grievance Cell, to address exams & other academic activities
  • 6,037 Indians return from abroad in 31 flights under Vande Bharat Mission since 7th May 2020
  • India Post, Delhi distributed 2000+ dry ration kits & Food packets to slum dwellers, rickshaw pullers etc
  • 499 LifeLine UDAN flights transport 856 tons of life-saving cargo across India
  • Call 24×7 toll-free National Helpline No 1075 for support, guidance & response to COVID-19
  • This International Nurses Day let us celebrate the contribution of nurses towards people’s health. Support them, honour them. #CoronaWarriors #IndiaFightsCorona
  • PM asks State Govts to ensure that rural India remains free from COVID-19 crisis
  • Passenger train services to start from today in graded manner
  • Timeline for States/UTs to complete seeding of Aadhaar numbers with ration cards, extended upto 30.09.2020
  • EG-9: Aarogya Setu App has been playing & will continue to play a crucial role in India’s #FightAgainstCorona
  • EG-9: 1.4 lakh App users alerted via blue-tooth contact tracing about possible risk of infection
  • HRD Minister launches Central University of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa” (080-46801010)
  • KVIC Potters use innovative methods to prevent spread of Coronavirus
  • Dehradun Smart City takes measures: Integrated Command & Control Centre, CCTVs & passes to combat COVID-19
  • Fact: GoI is not mulling a religious-based mapping of hotspots across India
  • Railways starts online booking of trains from 4 PM today, ticket can be booked @ https://www.irctc.co.in/
  • MoHFW revises conditions for ending home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients
  • National Digital Library provides single window access to various COVID-19 Research Resources. Visit: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/corona-research
  • HRD Minister to host webinar for Teachers on 14th May at 12 PM. Ask queries using #EducationMinisterGoesLive
  • 468 Shramik special trains have been operationalized from various states as on 11 May 2020
  • 490 LifeLine UDAN flights transport 848 tons of essential & medical across India
  • Fact: There is no proposal by the Govt.  to carry out deduction in the salary of its employees
  • On this National Technology Day, let’s salute all the scientists, technicians & innovators who are contributing to #FightAgainstCorona
  • Gradual Resumption of Select Passenger Services by Indian Railways from 12th May, 2020
  • Trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station to 15 cities across India
  • Booking in these trains will start at 4 pm today, only online booking allowed @ https://www.irctc.co.in/
  • National Institute of Virology, Pune develops 1st indigenous anti-SARS-CoV-2 human IgG ELISA test kit for antibody detection of COVID-19
  • Railway operated 366 Shramik Special trains till 10th May 2020 (3:00 PM)
  • DRDO has developed automated UV systems to sanitize electronic gadgets, papers & currency notes etc
  • DBT-BIRAC invites applications for COVID-19 research consortium
  • Fact: The official website for Ayushman Bharat Yojana is https://pmjay.gov.in
  • Cabinet Secretary reviews the status of COVID-19 management in all States/UTs
  • Railways operated 350+ Shramik special trains, carried 3.5 lakh migrant workers,
  • IIT Kanpur develops PIPES, PPE Kit for COVID-19 frontline workers for less than Rs. 100/ kit
  • Central teams being sent to 10 States to support in COVID-19 management
  • ICMR & Bharat Biotech to develop a fully indigenous vaccine for coronavirus
  • MHA grants permission for opening of 3,000 CBSE affiliated schools, to evaluate Board exams answer sheets
  • On this Mother’s Day, let’s salute all #CoronaWarriors of our country who are bravely fighting to save Mother India from COVID-19
  • 9.13 crore farmers have been paid Rs 18,253 crore under PM-KISAN since March 2020
  • 3 crore farmers with agri loans worth Rs 4,22,113 crore availed benefit of 3-month loan moratorium
  • MSME Minister interacted with members of Retailers Association of India, affirmed support
  • Central Postal Ladies Org, India Post distributes 50,000+masks to frontline workers
  • CBDT defers new procedure for registration, approval, etc. of certain entities to 1st Oct, 2020
  • CBDT gives relief on residency status to NRIs/foreign visitors, whose stay got prolonged due to lockdown
  • Arunachal Pradesh CM announces mandatory test for every person entering the state
  • Punjab Govt in specific advisory, advises consumers to carry cloth bags while buying essentials
  • Citizens can ask their COVID-19 related queries on twitter @CovidIndiaSeva
  • 490 flights operated under Lifeline Udan, 848.42 tonnes of essential & medical cargo transported
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs: 1500+ Health Care Assistants, trained under Garib Nawaz Self Employment Scheme
  • Health Minister: 15.25+ lakh tests done till now
  • UP Govt launches ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ App for migrant workers who are returning back
  • Home Minister praises commendable work done by CAPFs
  • MoHFW issues new discharge policy for mild/very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID cases
  • Call 24×7 National Helpline No 1075 for support, guidance & response to COVID-19
  • Fact: There is no scheme by Central Govt, wherein Rs 3 lakh/ COVID19 patient is being provided to State Govts
  • CBSE to conduct remaining Class 10, 12 board exams from July 1 to 15
  • GoI signs $500 million COVID-19 support project with AIIB, to strengthen public health preparedness
  • Health Minister lauds services of Indian Red Cross Society in COVID crisis
  • India Post delivers COVID-19 testing kits from ICMR regional depots to testing labs across India
  • 8 approved labs are now testing prototype samples of PPE Coveralls
  • Indians stranded abroad to register at respective Indian Embassy/High Commission
  • Passengers to undergo mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine, upon arrival
  • FCI loads 2641 rakes carrying about 74 LMT food grains, sets record
  • SHGs across India collectively made 100+ Million masks, 3.07 lakh litres sanitizers, 81,869 litres hand wash.

MyGov Corona Newsdesk

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