40 lakh people kept under surveillance as part of Covid contact-tracing: Centre
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 () Around 40 lakh people have been kept under surveillance as a part of the contact-tracing efforts in the country and 5.4 crore samples were tested for coronavirus till September 10, Union minister Ashwini Choubey told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
India has reached another grim milestone in its battle against the raging Coronavirus Pandemic with a record daily jump of 97,894 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 51-lakh mark. India reported 1,132 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to...
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke on National Digital Health Mission. He said that the mission has already been launched in six Union Territories. "On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said we were launching National Digital Health Mission. The mission has already been launched in six Union territories and the registration process has also begun. It will be rolled out in other states in the coming three to six months. For that, large states will have to make up their mind and start preparing," the Health Minister said. Harsh Vardhan was speaking at a digital inauguration event that took place in Indore. He launched Super Speciality Block in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present at the event, among others.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:12Published
Nicola Sturgeon said the R number in Scotland – the average number of otherpeople infected with the virus by each person with Covid-19 – could nowpossibly be as high as 1.6. Speaking at the start of First Minister’sQuestions at Holyrood, she said the latest figures showed why the ScottishGovernment had announced further “tough measures” aimed at curbingcoronavirus.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:30Published
Several farmers of Hisar, welcomed the new agriculture reform bills passed in the Parliament. Farmers believe bill will be beneficial. So far, Rajya Sabha has passed two of the three agriculture reform bills.
Members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged protest in Bengaluru against amendments to labour laws. Earlier, while talking on the amendments, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, "Yesterday, three-bills passed (in Rajya Sabha) which gives salary security, public security and health security to labours. By these bolls labours will get minimum wage, appointment letter, salary in a fixed time, same salary for men and women, free checkups and one-time allowance for migrant labour in one year. New code also included the inclusion of new labours." He also slammed opposition for staying absent from Rajya Sabha while labour reforms bills were discussed. The Rajya Sabha on September 23 passed three Labour Code Bills for the welfare and protection of the workers. These bills were already passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday (September 22).
Opposition parties tried to corner the government over farm bills by meeting the President of India. Opposition leaders urged President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to controversial bills. The meeting took place days after massive fracas in Rajya Sabha for which 8 MPs were suspended. The opposition blamed the government for commotion, while seeking fresh debate in parliament on the bills. Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “"I apprised him of the way these two bills were passed unconstitutionally and also urged him to return these bills, so that amendments can be made.” He added, “Before passing these bills, the government should have taken all political parties into confidence. They should have discussed with farmer organisations and their leaders so that a proper consensus could have reached.” Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 05:08Published