While speaking in the press conference, OSD of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "19 States and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per day per million population.
Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID19 positivity rate; the aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down positivity rate below 5%." "30 States/Union Territories have positivity rate lower than India's average," he added.
The Union Health Ministry on August 04 briefed the media in Delhi, over the current COVID-19 situation in nation. Speaking in press conference, Ministry of Health, Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan stated that more than 6.6 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in last 24 hours in the nation. Adding on it, he said recovered cases are now double of the active cases in India. He said, "More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown."
Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attended a review meeting of 'Namami Gange Programe' in Delhi on August 07. Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju also attended the meeting of 'Involvement of Youth in Namami Gange Program'. Both the minsters also interacted with youth via video conferencing.
Updating about Delhi traffic, Police Commissioner, SN Shrivastava informed numerous drives have been held against unauthorized parking to ensure roads remain clear. "In the absence of public transport, the number of private cars has increased on the roads of Delhi. We have conducted several drives against unauthorised parking so that roads remain clear and lane driving can be ensured," SN Shrivastava said.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Delhi on August 07. He replaced Arvind Saxena, who is completing his term today. Joshi, who was the chairman of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commissions, joined the UPSC as member in May 2015.
Talking about safety of women and children in national capital, Police Commissioner, SN Shrivastava assured that several steps are being taken for security. "Security of women and children is our priority. We want to assure people that many steps are being taken in this direction. We have been trying our best to provide full security to people," Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said.
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The news was announced a day after incumbent LG Girish Chandra Murmu tendered his resignation. He quit on the anniversary of revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. He was sworn in as the first LG of J&K after the erstwhile state was converted into a Union Territory after its bifurcation from Ladakh. The reasons for Murmu's resignation aren't known yet. He had served for only 9 months, out of a 5-year tenure. However, recently the Election Commission had objected to Murmu's comments on the timing of Assembly elections in the UT. After the LG said that polls could be held after delimitation of constituencies concludes, the EC had said that timing and conduct of polls are its 'sole remit', and thus shouldn't be a subject of comment by the LG. The Centre and Murmu were also seemingly at loggerheads over internet restrictions in J&K. Sources say that differences between the LG and the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam may have further complicated matters. Watch the full video for more.
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Several reforms and facilities have taken place in different sectors since Jammu and Kashmir gets Union Territory (UT) status. Sports culture in the UT has been receiving a great push allowing young talents to polish their skills in their respective sports interest. The youths in Kashmir's Langate Tehsil of Kupwara are happy to receive a good platform with added facilities at a cricket playground. Budding cricketers from nearby villages in Kupwara are happy and appreciate authorities for providing such a playing field. They are seeking for more facilities including dressing rooms and fencing for the whole ground. The government is dedicated in providing every facility on these types of projects.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated first anniversary of Ladakh's union territory status. The programme took place at party office where Member of Parliament (MP), Jamyang Tsering Namgyal attended the event as the chief guest. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, "After 71 years of struggle and Ladakhis got new identity so everyone must thanked Modi government." On August 05, last year, the government bifurcated state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir division and Ladakh under Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
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