28 confirmed coronavirus cases in India so far: Union health minister
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 NEW DELHI: There have been 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan announced in a press conference on Wednesday. Sixteen Italian national and one Indian driver who were quarantined at an ITBP facility in Delhi tested positive. In Delhi, seven confirmed cases of coronavirus were detected. In Hyderabad, a...
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While addressing at the 79th Foundation Day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the national capital on September 26, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke on COVID-19 pandemic. He said, "Now we have 110 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers in India, producing over 5 lakh per day." "States who used to cry about not getting adequate number of PPEs, now say they don't have place to keep them when we talk about sending PPEs," Health and Family Welfare Minister added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video conference in New Delhi. "India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. On this historic occasion, I have come to this global platform to share the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India," said PM Modi. "If we were to make an objective assesment of the performance of UN over the last 75 years, we see several stellar achievements. But at the same time, there are also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations," PM Modi added.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NCMG) organised the 6th meeting of the Empowered Task Force (ETF) in New Delhi. The meeting chaired by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was joined by officials from several central ministries, departments and the state governments for ensuring better coordination for Clean Ganga Mission. The NMCG under its Namami Gange project is also focusing on solid - liquid waste management in Ganga villages, afforestation and conservation of wetlands and traditional water bodies. The Minister has shown satisfaction on the ongoing Namami Gange projects in several states.
Punjab Youth Congress workers set ablaze a tractor at India Gate on Sep 28 as they were protesting against farm reforms and other issues. Later, 5 people, residents of Punjab were detained in connection with the protest and burning of a tractor near India Gate in Delhi. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condemned the incident and said, "Today Congress showed its true colours in Delhi. In the name of farmers, some anti-social elements are trying to spread anarchy. The incident is unfortunate. They are trying to mislead farmers. Words fall short to condemn this incident."
A tractor was set on fire near Delhi's India Gate on Monday morning to protest against the farm laws. The protest was being held by Punjab Youth Congress workers. Around 15 to 20 people had gathered at India Gate and set the tractor on fire. Police said that the incident took place at around 7.15-7.30 am. The fire was doused off and tractor was removed, police addd. The incident comes amid protests by farmers and opposition parties. Police said that they are trying to ascertain those involved. The new farm laws have triggered protests across the country. Opposition has claimed that the farm laws will harm farmers' interest, benefit corporates. Centre has, however, said the proposed laws will benefit farmers' increase and their income.
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Union MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy and Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao inaugurated the span concrete deck extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu of Hyderabad on September 25. Built by Larsen and Toubro, the bridge is expected to ease traffic flow towards HITEC City. It will also reduce commute time from Jubilee Hills to Madhapur from 30 to 10 minutes and the distance from Mind Space to Jubilee Hills by 2 kms. As per media reports, this bridge was constructed at the cost of Rs 184 crore.
'Unschool', a startup is a brainchild of the two youth in Hyderabad. These youth started 'unschool' intended to bring a change in teaching and learning methods and to bridge gap between academia and industry. The start-up aims to provide an experiential learning on an online ecosystem by providing the learners with projects based on the percentage of course completed by the learner and then gets certified after completion of 80% of the named course. The learners are also provided with pool of opportunities in their field of interest. Till now, 'unschool' has earned a student count of 25,000+ over the last 15 months and aims to reach as many students as possible, say the co-founders.
Hyderabad School Parents Association held protest on September 14 in Hyderabad. Association members came up with a unique way to protest against policies of private schools during COVID-19. Protestors set up two boxes, complaint box and flower box. Parents claimed that violation of GO-46 by private schools. One of the protestors said, "We have been asking an appointment with the Director of School Education, but haven't received one so far. Therefore we are sending him a complaint along with a flower."
Indo-Tibetan Border Police team of doctors and medical staff greeted the discharged patients from Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and hospital, Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and hospital is located in Chhatarpur. At present, the ITBP centre has 1431 patients admitted which is the largest in Delhi. 4,084 patients discharged after treatment, till now, 5624 patients have been admitted to the centre so far.
Patients admitted at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police-run COVID care centre in Delhi were seen performing yoga. Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Beas in Chhatarpur is being looked after by the ITBP. Ayush Kadha was also distributed amongst the patients. At present, there are 1,386 COVID-19 patients admitted at the facility. Total of 2,454 patients have been discharged after treatment.
The 19th Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) launched a 7-day trekking expedition in Himachal Pradesh’s Sarahan in Kinnaur district on September 9. According to ITBP, the expedition will cover border villages in the state to spread awareness on Covid-19. The expedition team also consists of four women personnel. According to the Union Health Ministry, Himachal Pradesh has reported 2,326 active cases of COVID-19, over 5440 cured/migrated/recovered and 60 deaths as of September 9. Watch the full video.
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Amid the Coronavirus threat, Hindustan Times brings you the latest update from the day on the pandemic. The situation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin area escalated after 30 people tested positive for COVID-19..
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