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Coronavirus lockdown: India Post to home-deliver fruits in some Bihar cities

The partnership has been cast to deal with the woes of litchi and mango cultivators within the state as a result of lockdown to include the unfold of coronavirus.

The India Post has partnered with the Bihar authorities to ship ‘Shahi Lichi’ and ‘Zardalu Mango’ on the doorstep of individuals in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur, the division stated in an announcement on Sunday.  “The Bihar Postal Circle has made an agreement with Department of Horticulture, Government of Bihar, for logistics of Shahi Lichi from Muzaffarpur and Zardalu Mango from Bhagalpur and its delivery to the doorstep of the people,” the assertion stated.

The India Posts spokesperson stated that the acquisition will embrace supply expenses.  The partnership has been cast to deal with the woes of litchi and mango cultivators within the state as a result of lockdown to include the unfold of coronavirus. People can place order for the fruits on the web site of the Bihar horticulture division.

The ‘Shahi Lichi’ of Muzaffarpur and ‘Zardalu Mango’ of Bhagalpur are well-known number of fruits.  “This facility will be initially available to people of Muzaffarpur & Patna for ‘Shahi Lichi’ & Patna & Bhagalpur for ‘Zardalu Mango’. Lichi will be booked minimum for 2 kilogram (kg) and mangoes for 5 kgs,” the assertion stated. According to the assertion, until now order for 4,400 kgs Lichi has been positioned on web site and will go upto 1 lakh kgs through the season. Order for Mangoes will begin in final week of May.

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Thermal Checks, Flight Crew In PPE Suits As India Flies Again: 10 Points

New Delhi:
Air journey resumed throughout India this morning, two months after the lockdown introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bringing reduction to the aviation sector that was on the point of collapse. Hundreds of individuals reached airports to take early morning flights to their hometowns and workplaces. Those who took first flights included paramilitary personnel, military males, college students and migrants, who didn’t e-book a ticket on particular trains being run by the railways. The first home flight took off from New Delhi for Pune at 4:45 am. The first arrival on the Delhi airport was scheduled for 7:45 am. The flights resumed after the small print had been finalized on Sunday after what Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri stated was “a long day of hard negotiations” with numerous state governments, which weren’t on board with the thought. With the variety of coronavirus instances touching 1.three lakh, the federal government introduced a sequence of dos and don’ts that will start with social distancing on the airport and no-contact test in.

  1. The centre has not insisted on any quarantine both, with Mr Puri saying it could not be obligatory in “short-haul” flights. Various states, nonetheless, are insisting on various levels of quarantine creating enormous confusion amongst travellers. The aviation minister has indicated that worldwide flights might start in June.

  2. The authorities has requested all passengers to obtain the Aarogya Setu software on their cellular gadgets and states to make sure thermal screening. Passengers have additionally been requested to succeed in the airport two hours earlier than departure and keep social distancing.

  3. The pricing of air tickets have been mounted in seven bands between Rs 2,000 and Rs 18,600 for the subsequent three months, relying on flight period. The plan to maintain the center seat vacant — in step with the thought of social distancing — was dropped to cap the ticket costs.

  4. Several states, together with BJP-ruled Assam and Uttar Pradesh, have stated quarantine shall be necessary. Uttar Pradesh stated folks flying into the state shall be put in house quarantine for 14 days until they’re staying for lower than every week or if they’ve already cleared the coronavirus take a look at earlier.

  5. Other states plan to have various levels of quarantine. Chhattisgarh will insist on 14-day institutional quarantine. Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal may have 14 days’ house quarantine for all passengers. Karnataka and Assam will divide the 14-day quarantine interval between house and institutional quarantine. The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Goa will take a look at all incoming passengers. Mizoram may have coronavirus take a look at and 14-day quarantine for passengers.

  6. Andhra Pradesh and Bengal had sought extra time earlier than permitting passenger service. Bengal, battered by the cyclone Amphan, had requested for extra time. During Wednesday’s cyclone, the runway had remained flooded for hours. Two hangers had additionally sustained in depth injury.

  7. Maharashtra, which was among the many states that sought time in view of its enormous variety of coronavirus instances — the best within the nation — stated on the final minute that it could function 25 flights from Mumbai. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray earlier stated the state would want extra time to arrange for flight operations.

  8. Hours earlier than the passenger service is about to begin, two customs officers examined constructive for coronavirus on the Mumbai airport. Mumbai has 20,000 of Maharashtra’s 50,000 instances of coronavirus.

  9. Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri earlier stated for flyers, quarantine shall be handled in a realistic method.  “We can’t have 14 days’ quarantine, it is not practical… Why are we making a fuss on quarantine? Positive cases won’t be boarding,” Mr Puri stated, whereas admitting that there will be asymptomatic folks.

  10. On Sunday, the nation registered the biggest-single day leap within the variety of coronavirus instances as 6,767 new sufferers had been reported within the final 24 hours. Theb whole is now 1,31,868 instances and three,867 deaths have been linked to the extremely infectious sickness.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 – “Compassion, Brotherhood And Harmony”: PM Modi’s Greetings On Eid-ul-Fitr

PM Modi tweeted Eid-ul-Fitr greetings this morning.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning wished the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr amid subdued celebrations as a result of coronavirus. Across the nation, the pandemic has compelled individuals to remain indoors and devotees have been instructed to keep away from congregations at mosques.

“Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous,” PM Modi tweeted.

Last month, PM Modi had thanked the neighborhood leaders for spreading consciousness because the fasting month of Ramadan started, urging individuals to wish that “world is freed of coronavirus before Eid”.

“When Ramzan was observed the last time, we never thought that there would be so many difficulties this time. Now that we are deep in crisis, we have an opportunity to observe the holy month with patience, sensitivity and selflessness. This time, we have to pray more than the last time so that the world is freed of coronavirus before Eid… so that we can celebrate with fervour just like before,” he mentioned throughout his month-to-month radio handle – Mann Ki Baat.

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala on Sunday after Muslim clerics made an official announcement in regards to the moon sighting. It will likely be celebrated in the remainder of the nation in the present day. The pageant marks the tip of Ramadan. 

In Kerala, prayers had been streamed on-line by mosques as Muslim clerics addresed the trustworthy. On Saturday, the federal government had allowed leisure in lockdown pointers by giving permission for outlets promoting important gadgets to open until 9 pm.

Major mosques and idghas that see tens of hundreds of individuals providing namaz on Eid stay empty, maybe for the primary time. Religious gatherings stay prohibited amid coronavirus lockdown.

On Sunday, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari greeted the state on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr and made an enchantment to remain indoors. “Eid Mubarak to all citizens of Maharashtra, especially to Muslim brothers and sisters. The holy month of Ramzan attaches utmost importance of fasting, prayers and charity,” he mentioned.

Maharashtra has the very best variety of COVID-19 instances in India.

In an official assertion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned: “Eid-ul-Fitr offers a message of happiness and togetherness. I prolong my needs to individuals however urge all to observe lockdown norms and social distancing and provide namaz and have a good time Eid of their houses.

India has logged over 1.Three lakh instances of coronavirus, round 3,800 deaths because the pandemic started. 

Civil Aviation Ministry Decides To Restart Flights Under UDAN Scheme

Earlier, Centre had allowed reopening of home flight providers (Representational)

New Delhi:

As home flight operations are set to renew from May 25, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Sunday determined to restart flights underneath the UDAN Scheme in a calibrated method.

The UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme goals to make flying inexpensive moreover connecting underserved and unserved airports throughout the nation.

While restarting flights underneath the UDAN Scheme, preferences shall be given to flights connecting the North-East area, hill states and islands, together with short-haul routes, in keeping with Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

“A decision to restart flights under UDAN Scheme has been taken by MoCA, GoI. Preference being given to flights connecting North-East region, hill states, islands, and short haul routes. Flights will be augmented in a calibrated manner. Further details will be issued by the ministry,” Mr Puri’s tweet reads.

Earlier, after the Centre allowed reopening of home flight providers through the fourth part of the nationwide lockdown, Puri had on Thursday stated {that a} minimal and most fare for 3 months has been set for the home flight providers, which resume from May 25 after a shutdown of two months because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

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In India’s Covid-19 testing technique, a tough push from PM Modi and a dose of actuality

As India crosses the 1 lakh assessments per day milestone and begins work on the following, a senior authorities official on Monday underlined that India’s testing technique had advanced to attempt “remain ahead of the virus” regardless of the healthcare infrastructure constraints and make sure that the testing amenities weren’t overwhelmed in any a part of the nation.

“It has been a tough balancing act… sometimes in the face of criticism from the media,” the official stated, requesting anonymity as a result of he isn’t authorised to talk with the media.

Do do not forget that the general public well being system wasn’t paralysed this time because it was in 2009 when one of many worst flu pandemics Swine flu reached India. Hundreds died on this pandemic, a authorities official stated. But the 2009 expertise led to some consideration being paid to strengthen the molecular diagnostic amenities for viruses in India.

That got here in useful when Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak, advised the nation’s high scientists in and outdoors the Indian Council of Medical Research to increase testing amenities.

“You have to work day and night to save people’s lives. Make every effort. You have my full support,” PM Modi advised them. And then, he and his workplace saved following up.

“For this outbreak, we are answerable to the highest level and are being watched by the highest level (officialese for Prime Minister,” Dr Nivedita Gupta, the ICMR scientist who executed the hassle to arrange labs throughout the nation, advised Vogue’s India web site, earlier this month. 

The troublesome resolution of the nationwide lockdown purchased them time because it slowed down the unfold of the virus and gave the federal government time to organize the healthcare infrastructure to hint, monitor, check, quarantine and deal with folks.

“We adopted an intelligent testing strategy to remain ahead of the virus. So in the beginning when the infection was entering the country from abroad, we centered our efforts to set up the initial burst of laboratories in cities…. This focus kept on shifting on the basis of our analysis of the likely hotspots of the infection,” a authorities official defined.

Like earlier than the federal government began permitting the migrants to return residence, testing amenities preceded them in states akin to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha.

That was probably the most troublesome half since India doesn’t have a medical faculty on the district degree, and district-level hospitals don’t have the specialised set-up.

“This has been quite challenging as the labs outside the medical college systems have meager experience of handling human infectious material,” a well being ministry official recalled.

All underserved areas had been mapped and Covid-19 molecular diagnostic capability reached in ‘difficult to reach’ areas akin to Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, Ladakh, Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

In the massive image, India moved from 13 labs within the first week of February to 123 labs on March 24, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown. Days earlier than the lockdown is formally lifted later this month-end, India has 609 testing labs in all states and UTs.

Jugaad, or a frugal innovation, actually helped when the imported Chinese testing kits didn’t.

TrueNat — a diagnostic machine used for testing drug-resistant tuberculosis — was examined and validated by ICMR to display screen folks for the Sars-Cov-2 virus (which causes the coronavirus illness) to spice up testing capacities.

Since TrueNat platform comes with an inbuilt pattern assortment in viral lysis buffer, the virus is inactivated and the biosafety necessities are minimal whereas dealing with the pattern.

There had been 367 of those machines in several states for TB prognosis. These are getting used for Covid-19 additionally . Besides, provides of 608 extra TrueNAT machines – every has a capability for 10-12 assessments in a day – are additionally being mobilised to be prepared for deployment in June.

With provides of those machines, it might be doable to have Covid-19 testing capacities in districts with no capability for finishing up the RT-PCR assessments, or reverse transcriptase polymerase chain response check that’s thought of the gold normal for detecting Sars-Cov-2 virus.

Railways Not Providing Details About Movement Of Shramik Trains: Odisha

Shramik trains at the moment are being run with none prior data, PK Jena stated (Representational)

Bhubaneswar:

The Odisha authorities on Sunday expressed concern over not being given prior details about the motion of Shramik Special trains to the state from exterior, saying it creates issues in making preparations for the returnees.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena requested the Odia migrants stranded in numerous components of the nation because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown to supply particulars earlier than leaving for his or her locations in Odisha upfront.

Mr Jena stated the state authorities was capable of get the main points concerning the migrant Odia employees by means of their registration with the state portal earlier and allowed them into the state.

Since May 3, as many as 2,55,404 Odias have returned to Odisha by practice, bus and different autos.

The Centre had earlier shared departure and arrival particulars of Shramik Special trains with the state authorities, Mr Jena stated.

However, Shramik Special trains at the moment are being run with none prior data, which makes it tough for the state authorities to know the precise variety of the migrants returning to the state, he stated.

Citing an instance, the SRC stated, although there was details about 20,000 odd migrant individuals returning to Odisha in 12 Shramik Special trains from Telangana on Sunday, particulars concerning the passengers and their locations weren’t identified, the SRC stated.

Mr Jena stated the state authorities requests the migrant employees to supply particulars concerning the practice they’ve boarded and the time and place of their arrival in order that preparations will be made to ship them to their respective locations.

Noting that the state authorities had offered Rs 5.5 crore to the Railways in direction of ticket fare of the migrants returning to Odisha, he stated individuals returning with out prior data, could face problem in availing the free ticket facility.

The SRC additionally requested the Railways to supply particulars of the passengers in Shramik Specials and stoppage of the trains in Odisha earlier than departure.

Mr Jena additionally requested the Odia societies in numerous states to supply the main points of the migrants previous to their arrival in Odisha.

 

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BSEB Matric Result 2020: Register to get alert and direct hyperlink for Bihar Board class 10 outcome

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BSEB Matric Result 2020: Keeping in thoughts the coronavirus lockdown, the Bihar Board has determined to not maintain a press convention for asserting the BSEB matric outcomes.

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Updated: May 25, 2020 19:30 IST


HT Result alert registration portal. (Hindustantimes.com)
HT Result alert registration portal. (Hindustantimes.com)

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will announce the outcomes of the Bihar Board class 10th examination tomorrow at 12:30 pm. BSEB Chairman Anand Kishore in a press assertion has confirmed this. Lakhs of scholars are ready for his or her outcomes. Keeping in thoughts the coronavirus lockdown, the Bihar Board has determined to not maintain a press convention for asserting the BSEB matric outcomes. Instead of the convention, BSEB will probably be declaring the category 10 outcomes on-line.

For the comfort of scholars, Hindustan Times additionally permits college students to test the outcomes of the Bihar Board Matric on its web site. For this, Students should register themselves at no cost by getting into their identify, e mail handle, and cellular quantity on which they wish to obtain the alert. And as quickly because the outcomes are declared, college students will get an SMS with a direct hyperlink to test the BSEB class 10 outcomes.

Here’s the direct hyperlink for registration.

CBSE to carry class 10, 12 exams in 15,000 centres

The pending class 10 and 12 board exams might be carried out by CBSE at 15,000 centres throughout the nation as an alternative of three,000 centres deliberate earlier, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ mentioned on Monday.

The exams, which had been postponed on account of a nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to comprise the unfold of COVID-19, will now be held from July 1 to 15. “The class 10, 12 exams will now be conducted at over 15,000 exam centres across India. Earlier, CBSE was slated to hold exams at only 3,000 centres,” Nishank mentioned.

The choice has been taken to make sure social distancing at examination centres and minimise journey for college kids.

The HRD ministry has already introduced that college students will seem for exams at colleges wherein they’re enrolled quite than exterior examination centres. According to house ministry pointers, there might be no examination centre in COVID-19 containment zones and states might be liable for making transport preparations for college kids to achieve their respective centres.

Usually, board examinations are held at designated check centres to make sure minimal bias from colleges and allow unbiased exterior invigilators to observe the examination course of.

The choice additionally signifies that the CBSE could must mobilise higher variety of invigilators and employees members. While Class 12 exams might be carried out throughout the nation, the Class 10 exams are solely pending in North East Delhi, the place they might not be held as a result of law-and-order state of affairs within the wake of protests towards the amended citizenship act.

Kirby Jenner, the ‘fraternal twin’ of Kendall Jenner, steps into the highlight on Quibi

The sequence, titled “Kirby Jenner,” premieres Sunday on Quibi. The present facilities round a 24-year-old efficiency artist who has risen to fame over the previous 5 years along with his parody Instagram account, the place he pretends to be the fraternal twin brother of Kendall Jenner.

The eight-episode sequence is government produced by Kendall and Kris Jenner. The two make cameos in some episodes, together with Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West.

The present will even characteristic visitor appearances from actors Ray Romano, Ted Danson and Beverly D’Angelo.

“Kirby Jenner” first started including himself into images with Kendall Jenner and her household in 2015 and so they took discover. He now calls Kris Jenner his “mom.”

CNN caught up with “Kirby” forward of the present’s launch. He declined to present his actual identify and would not break character over the course of our dialog.

Kirby, why did you resolve to participate on this sequence?

“It actually wasn’t my decision at all. It was actually my mom’s idea (to do the show),” he stated of Kendall Jenner’s precise mother, Kris Jenner. “(Kris)mentioned something about a guy named Quibi and how he wanted to do a reality show with me and I was like, ‘Whoa, there’s a guy named Quibi?’ I was so intrigued and she was like, ‘No, the network is called Quibi the guy’s name is Jeffrey Katzenberg. I Googled Jeffrey Katzenberg and I was floored to learn that’s the guy that made ‘Shrek!'”

What is it like working with Kris Jenner?

“It’s fantastic, she’s such a good mom. I feel really blessed to have someone like her in my life. Not only is she mom … when it comes to reality television she’s one of the best executive producers in the world. She executive produces my entire life. She is the executive producer of my home, where I live with her, she executive produces most of my meals and a lot of my travel. I mean, she’s the best.”

Tell us about why you reside within the attic of your “mom’s” home?

“I actually love it up there. I was in a bedroom, but she (Kris Jenner) turned it into a lotion closet. Which was fine, because the attic, it gives me a little bit more privacy. I’m 24 years old, so I like to have a little bit of my own space. It smells a little bit like water up there, but it’s chill.”

Why ought to folks tune into your present on Quibi?

“My show has a little bit of everything. It’s got fashion and modeling. It’s got pyrotechnics, my sisters are in it. I got into a battle with a bird and a business clown and I do some singing. I’m really excited to show the world what I do behind closed doors.”

Tell us concerning the celebrities you will have making visitor appearances in your present, together with Ted Danson, how did that come about?

“Ted, I’ve been trying to hang out with for so many years. We met once, we played phone tag and we talked about hanging out and it never happened. Finally, I convinced him to sign up for a Japanese class with me because I knew he was trying to learn Japanese. I wasn’t but I just wanted to hang out with Ted.”

Do you ever struggle together with your “sisters”?

“I’ll argue with some of the family members from time to time. Kimberly (Kardashian West) can get pretty scrappy, but the fights that Kendall (Jenner) and I will have will be really small and petty. Like, we used to fight over what to watch on TV. You know, Kendall always wanted to watch ‘Cops’ and criminal justice shows, and I was more into like ‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Rocket Power’ and cartoons.”

How are you doing throughout quarantine with Kris?

“I’m actually not at my mom’s house I’m at Kylie’s (Jenner) house. I’m like, in her mother-in-law unit or like carriage house. I don’t even think she knows I’m here to be honest.”

Clarification: A earlier model of this story said that the premiere was on Monday.

This interview has been edited and condensed for readability.

Live Coronavirus Updates: Domestic Flights Begin Today, Maharashtra Tally Crosses 50,000-Mark

Coronavirus India Live Update: Government has requested all passengers to obtain Aarogya Setu app

New Delhi:

After a niche of two months, because of the coronavirus-forced lockdown, Indian skies open up for home passenger providers. Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Sunday introduced that following a “long day of hard negotiations”, home flights will recommence throughout the nation.

With the variety of coronavirus instances touching 1.three lakh, the federal government introduced a collection of dos and don’ts that will start with social distancing on the airport and no-contact check-in. Ahead of the journey, the federal government has requested all passengers to obtain the Aarogya Setu software on their cellular units and states to make sure thermal screening. Passengers have additionally been requested to succeed in the airport two hours earlier than departure and preserve social distancing.

The centre has allowed states to develop their very own isolation and quarantine protocols.

Maharashtra, the worst coronavirus-hit state within the nation, reported its highest single-day spike of three,041 instances on Sunday, taking the overall previous the 50,000-mark, authorities information stated. Mumbai reported 1,725 new instances and 38 deaths in 24 hours which took its mixture to 30,542, together with 988 deaths.

With 58 deaths reported on Sunday, the overall of deaths in Maharashtra rose to 1,635 instances.

Here are the Live Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:

  • Air journey is ready to renew throughout the nation in the present day, two months after the lockdown introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bringing aid to the aviation sector that was getting ready to collapse. 
  • The particulars had been finalized after what Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri stated was “a long day of hard negotiations” with numerous state governments, which weren’t on board with the thought. 
  • With the variety of coronavirus instances touching 1.three lakh, the federal government introduced a collection of dos and don’ts that will start with social distancing on the airport and no-contact examine in. 
  • The Centre has not insisted on any quarantine both, with Mr Puri saying it might not be crucial in “short-haul” flights. Various states, nevertheless, are insisting on various levels of quarantine creating enormous confusion amongst travellers. 
  • The aviation minister has indicated that worldwide flights may start in June.
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