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  • Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to fight pandemic
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  • Salman Khan’s nephew Abdullah Khan passes away
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  • Five new cases surface in M'rashtra, toll rises to 225
  • Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar
  • India calls for affordable access to medicines, easier movement of health specialists across borders
  • COVID-19: 24 tested positive from Nizamuddin Markaz, nine dead
  • Cambodia confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases
  • Mah: 8 doctors, 4 paramedics quarantined as man hides Covid-19 contact details
  • Seven more test positive, TN's corona count increases to 74
India
Indian Railways to provide cooked food to needy during lockdown

Indian Railways to provide cooked food to needy during lockdown

29 Mar 2020 | 7:54 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) The IRCTC on Sunday supplied a total of 11,030 lunch meals to needy people, migrant labourers, a few old age homes and others across the country, who have found themselves caught in the national lockdown.

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Insurance cover of Rs 50 lk approved under PM Garib Kalyan Package

29 Mar 2020 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) An insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for 90 days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this, has been approved under the newly-announced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.

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Railways to run Special Parcel Trains for carriage of essential items in small parcel sizes

29 Mar 2020 | 7:17 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) The Indian Railways is offering unhindered services of Parcel Trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods required to meet the needs of citizens and ensure seamless, uninterrupted supply chain of goods and essential items in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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From work from home to Webinars, TRIFED shows way forward

29 Mar 2020 | 7:12 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Continuing work from home, located in 27 states of the country, a group of over 500 officials from TRIFED, an organisation under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, have unleashed the power of Webinars to keep in touch with each other and keep moving and working.

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Centre asks states to enforce relief measures,  complete lockdown

Centre asks states to enforce relief measures, complete lockdown

29 Mar 2020 | 6:44 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) The Centre has reiterated that all states and Union Territories need to enforce the provisions under the Disaster Management (DM) Act and complete lockdown in letter and spirit.

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COVID-19: Labour Ministry notifies amendment in EPF felicitating non-refundable withdrawals

COVID-19: Labour Ministry notifies amendment in EPF felicitating non-refundable withdrawals

29 Mar 2020 | 6:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment on Sunday notified an amendment in the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) scheme, allowing withdrawl of non-refundable advance, in the wake of Novel Coronavirus.

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COVID-19:VP urges RS members to contribute Rs 1 cr from MP funds

COVID-19:VP urges RS members to contribute Rs 1 cr from MP funds

29 Mar 2020 | 6:17 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged the Rajya Sabha Members to contribute at least Rs one crore initially from their MPLADS funds to supplement the Government's efforts in the fight against the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid-19: Javadekar contributes Rs 2 cr from his MPLADS funds

Covid-19: Javadekar contributes Rs 2 cr from his MPLADS funds

29 Mar 2020 | 6:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday contributed Rs 2 crore from his MPLADS fund to fight the Coronavirus outbreak.

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NBT to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’

29 Mar 2020 | 5:49 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Realising the extraordinary psychological, social, economic and cultural significance of the Corona pandemic, National Book Trust, India, is launching ‘Corona Studies Series’ to document and provide relevant reading materials for all age-groups for the post-Corona readership needs.
The attempt is in response to the national crisis of enormous proportion that the NBT feels it must as a national institution provide support in the form of new reading materials.

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COVID-19: Cases near 1000-mark in India

COVID-19: Cases near 1000-mark in India

29 Mar 2020 | 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) As the countrywide lockdown entered Day 5, India on Sunday confirmed a total of 979 cases of Novel Coronavirus.

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MoD employees to donate one day salary to PM-CARES fund

MoD employees to donate one day salary to PM-CARES fund

29 Mar 2020 | 4:20 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday approved a proposal for the contribution of one day salary by the employees of Ministry of Defence to the PM-CARES fund to fight the pandemic.

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Complete economic shutdown will amplify death toll: Rahul writes to PM

Complete economic shutdown will amplify death toll: Rahul writes to PM

29 Mar 2020 | 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing solidarity over Coronavirus outbreak, however, asking the government to consider a nuanced approach while imposing the lockdown.

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Ensure no movement of people; for violators 14-day quarantine must, Centre to States

29 Mar 2020 | 3:49 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) In view of the massive exodus of migrant labourers and workers in several states after the imposition of 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Union government on Sunday directed the state governments to ensure no movement of people across the cities.

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Citizens without newspaper for a week

29 Mar 2020 | 3:26 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Notwithstanding the print media out of the ongoing nationwide lockdown, newspapers did not reach homes in many parts of the country, including Delhi, since March 24.

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PM at helm of India’s fight against COVID-19, interacts with over 200 people on daily basis

PM at helm of India’s fight against COVID-19, interacts with over 200 people on daily basis

29 Mar 2020 | 2:14 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) At the helm of India’s fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is continuing his interactions with various stakeholders to get firsthand feedback from various quarters.

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