Corona Pandemic – Facts & True News Info 013

1+ lakh PPEs & N95 masks being manufactured every day

NTPC provides uninterrupted power supply amid lockdown

Govt requests States to promote ‘Direct marketing’; to facilitate selling of bulk produce by farmers

HRD Minister to host webinar on 27th April, 1 PM. Ask your queries on Twitter with #EducationMinisterGoesLive

DST supported FlytBase offers platform for ground level monitoring with drones

IICT, Hyderabad & LAXAI Life Sciences to develop & manufacture Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

NBRI, Lucknow develops herbal decongestant spray; to help in clearing windpipe & congestion

MHRD: e-PG Pathshala, gateway to all PG Courses @ https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in

MHRD: Virtual labs for web-enabled experiment designed for Students @ http://vlab.co.in

MHA further extends relaxation to:
Rural Areas: All shops, except those in shopping malls allowed to open
Urban Areas: All standalone / neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes allowed to open

Odisha Govt. launches portal for registration of migrants etc who want to return back: https://covid19.odisha.gov.in

ICMR approves probe-free COVID-19 detection assay developed by IIT-Delhi

Rotary Club of Delhi Heritage & PIB to supply 50,000 reusable face masks

GoM reviews current status & actions for management COVID19

Under PMGKAY, NAFED to distribute 5.88 LMT pulses to 2 crore NFSA households for 3 months

This World Malaria Day 2020, pledge to beat malaria as Zero Malaria Starts with Me

PM: COVID-19 has taught us to be self-reliant & self-sufficient

Empowered Group 1: Decision of lockdown was timely, curve has begun to flatten

DST: SCTIMST, Kerala develops RNA extraction kit “Chitra Magna”, to isolate RNA from swabs

1.5+ lakh farmers & traders register on Kisan Rath App within 1 week of launch

India Post to deliver essential items through National Road Transport Network

Health Minister: India has acquired enough strength & resources to tackle COVID-19

Functional agricultural markets almost double since beginning of lockdown

Homemade mask is good for maintaining personal hygiene. Watch this video & join #TeamMaskForce:

PM launches e-Gram Swarajya App & Swamitva Scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day

PM acknowledges the collective power of villages is helping India move forward

PM compliments villages for Mantra Do gaj doori for social distancing

Agriculture Minister calls for enhancing technologies amongst farmers through ICAR & KVKs

15+ lakh Aadhaar enabled Payment Systems (AEPS) transactions carried out amid lockdown

MHA: Constituted ICMTs to focus on various aspects of lockdown measures

AYUSH Ministry to support short-term research projects, to evaluate impact of AYUSH interventions/ medicines

Publications Division, MIB makes Yojana journal available online for month of April http://yojana.gov.in/YojanaEnglisApril.html

No provision of free internet by Department of Telecom

DST to support upscaling of antiviral nano-coatings by IIT-D, for Triple Layer masks & N-95 respirator

Defence Minister inaugurates Mobile Lab to test COVID19 samples, to process 1,000 samples/ day

State Drug Controllers asked to help Pharmaceutical firms in augmenting production of medicines

IIFPT to manufacture & supply nutrient-rich foods to Covid-19 patients

Govt procuring pulses & oilseeds at MSP from across India

GoI is conducting a COVID-19 Telephonic Survey. Citizens to get calls from ‘1921’

Director AIIMS appeals to citizens not to stigmatize COVID patients

Govt to freeze additional instalment of DA to employees & Dearness Relief to pensioners at current rates till Jul. 2021

MHRD releases Alternative Academic Calendar for Classes VI to VIII, developed by NCERT

CSIR to develop/repurpose immunomodulator, Sepsivac®, to enhance immunity & recovery of patients

Testing increased 24 times, while no. of new positive cases grew 16 times post lockdown

As on 22.04.20, under PM Garib Kalyan Package:
33+ crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs 31,235 crore
19.63 lakh MT of food grains distributed to 39.27 crore beneficiaries
Rs 10,025 crore disbursed to 20.05 crore to Women Jan Dhan account holders
1,09,227 MT of Pulses dispatched to States/UTs
2.66 crore free cylinders delivered to beneficiaries

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