Coronavirus: India, Peru cross China’s official infections tally

The number of India’s coronavirus infections crossed China’s official toll of infections, where the virus originated last year. Meanwhile, the finance minister announced reforms for the agriculture sector under the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. Read More
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Govt’s second tranche of stimulus pack focuses on labourers, farmers

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed the government’s second plan with the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan stimulus package. While the first trance focused on MSMEs, the second focused on migrant workers, farmers and the poor. Read More
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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Govt unveils ₹5.5 lakh crore for MSMEs

A day after PM Narendra Modi’s announced a ₹20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the coronavirus-hit economy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the first plan of ₹5.5 lakh crore focusing on putting life into the country’s MSMEs. Read More
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Modi announces ₹20 lakh crore stimulus package, Lockdown 4.0

PM Narendra Modi announced a stimulus package of ₹20 lakh crore, or “10 per cent of the GDP”, to boost the economy and also extend the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, but with different rules and guidelines. Read More
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Modi meets CMs, hints lockdown extension with fewer curbs

PM Narendra Modi hinted the extension of the coronavirus lockdown during a meeting with the chief ministers of states. However, he also indicated that more curbs will go as the government is keen on opening up economic activities. Read More
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Three BJP states relax labour laws; migrants continue risky home trips

Gujarat, MP and UP have relaxed their labour laws considerably to “kickstart economic activities” and “attract foreign companies” following the long nationwide lockdown imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, migrants workers continue to take risks travelling back home. Read More
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Supreme Court suggests home delivery or indirect sale of liquor

The Supreme Court suggested the state governments that they may consider allowing home delivery of liquor or its indirect sale to prevent crowds from gathering at liquor shops and throwing caution to the wind in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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In Aurangabad, train runs over migrant workers, 16 killed

At least 16 migrant workers were killed when a goods train ran over them in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad, on Friday morning. The migrants were reportedly sleeping on the tracks after being exhausted while walking along the railway line towards their native places in Madhya Pradesh. Read More
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Covid-19: Maharashtra and Gujarat reel, ‘no new case’ in 13 states, UTs

Maharashtra and Gujarat continue to reel under the new coronavirus pandemic but 13 states and Union territories have not recorded a single case on Thursday. Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases has crossed 56,000 in India with nearly 1,900 deaths. Read More
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In Visakhapatnam, toxic gas leak kills 11, sickens over 1,000

At least 11 people, including two children, have reportedly died and over a thousand people fell sick following a leak of styrene gas at LG Polymers’ Visakhapatnam plant. Reports say the gas spread in five villages within a 3km radius of the plant. Read More
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