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Top Headlines 18th May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 18th May 2020: EducationBro
Top Headlines 18th May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 18th May 2020: EducationBro

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1. Finance Minister announces fifth and final tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package, Outlines reforms in seven areas: Highlights with Details
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the fifth and final tranche of financial stimulus and policy measures to help build a self-reliant India under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday in his address to the nation announced a special economic package equivalent to 10 per cent of India’s GDP, amounting to 20 lakh crore rupees.
  • Addressing a media briefing in New Delhi, Finance Minister outlined structural reforms with focus on seven areas of MNREGA, Health and Education, Business during Covid, Decriminalisation of Company Act, Ease of doing business, Policy related to Public Sector Units, State government and resources related to it.

2. Centre Govt extends nationwide lockdown till May 31, States empowered to demarcate Red, Orange and Green zones: Highlights with Details 
  • Fourth phase of nationwide lockdown begins today. Union Home Ministry had yesterday extended the nationwide lockdown for fourteen more days, till 31st of this month. The lockdown since 24th March has helped considerably in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

3. Curfew in Himachal Pradesh to continue till May 31: COVID-19 Live Updates 
  • In Himachal Pradesh, curfew will continue till May 31. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said curfew has been extended in the state in wake of growing coronavirus cases.
  • Two more people were found positive in the state taking COVID-19 tally to 80 in the state.

4. Home Ministry issues guidelines to specify National Directives for COVID-19 management: Highlights with Details
  • The guidelines issued by Home Ministry specify the National Directives for COVID-19 management, which shall apply to public places and work places. Under these guidelines, wearing of face covers is compulsory, spitting will be punishable with fine, and social distancing is to be followed by all persons in public places and in transport.
  • Marriage related gatherings shall not have more than 50 guests. For funerals and last rites, the maximum number of persons allowed has been kept at 20.
  • Consumption of liquor, paan, gutkha and tobacco is not allowed in public places. The practice of work from home should be followed to the extent possible, and staggering of work hours should be adopted. There should be provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizers at all entry and exit points and common areas.

5. Atma Nirbhar Bharat scheme to provide free food grains to migrant labour kicks off
  • Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, Government of India has decided that food grains will be provided free of cost at the rate of 5 Kg per month for two months i.e. May and June 2020, to about 8 Crore migrant labour who are not covered under NFSA or State scheme PDS cards. The total estimated cost of about Rs. 3500 Crore for implementation of this scheme will be fully borne by Government of India. All India Allocation of food grains under this scheme is 8 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT).

6. Free food grains to 8 crore migrant labourers and their families to be provided under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan
  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a special economic and comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh crore on 12 May 2020. As part of the Economic Measures (Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan) the Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced many short and long term measures for supporting the poor including migrant workers.This includes distribution of free food grains and pulses to 8 crore migrant labourers who arenot covered under National Food Security Act or State Scheme PDS Cards @ 5 kg per person per month free of cost for two months (May & June, 2020).

7. Madhya Pradesh launches Charan Paduka initiative for migrant labourers: Highlights with Details 
  • In Madhya Pradesh, in a first of its kind of initiative, Charan Paduka (चरण पादुका) campaign has been started for the migrant labourers passing through the state. Under this campaign, the migrant labourers going barefoot are being providing shoes and slippers to reduce their pain. The most notable thing is that this campaign is being conducted by the police at most places.
  • The Charan Paduka campaign started from the Rau Police Station of Indore. Police station in-charge Dinesh Verma said that this initiative is getting full support of public.

8. TDB approves technologies to augment India’s efforts to combat COVID 19
  • Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is proactively supporting the efforts of the scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and industrialists towards preventing and containing the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic by providing financial support for commercialization of these technologies. 
  • In addition, TDB is also scouting for novel solutions for supporting the country’s efforts in tackling the health care emergency that the world is facing.

9. Nepal govt extends ongoing nationwide lockdown till June 2
  • Nepal government has extended ongoing nationwide lockdown till June 2. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu Sunday evening.
  • Nepal has reported 295 COVID-19 cases till Sunday evening and deadly virus has claimed two lives so far.

10. Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to review preparedness for the impending Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal
  • A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba, was held today to review the preparations for the impending cyclone over the Bay of Bengal.
  • IMD informed that the Depression, that has developed in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify into a Cyclonic storm and is likely to cross Odisha and West Bengal coasts by May 20, 2020. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, accompanied by high speed winds and tidal waves are expected.

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