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02 May 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 25148

Discharged: 9064

Deaths: 1152

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • The government, on Friday, announced that the coronavirus lockdown will be extended for two weeks beyond May 4, but with some easing of restrictions.
    Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/coronavirus-lockdown-30-heres-list-of-what-will-remain-open-and-closed-across-india-832386.html (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • ARMED FORCE PRESS CONFERENCE: Armed Forces will show appreciation and support to thank COVID-19 warriors on May 3 with special activities. Indian Air force will conduct fly pasts from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Assam to Gujarat; helicopters to shower flower petals on COVID hospitals. Indian Navy will display formations at sea and lighting of ships on sea shores for our frontline warriors. Indian Army will conduct band displays along COVID hospitals in every district of our country: Gwnwral Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence (Source-India TV)
  • Full List Of Red, Orange, Green Districts In India: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-full-list-of-red-orange-green-districts-in-india-2221473?News_Trending (Source-NDTV)
  • Tarun Bajaj takes over as Economic Affairs Secretary. (Source-Economic Times)
  • Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday requested the Election Commission to hold polls to fill the nine seats of the legislative council of the state vacant since April 24, ‘at the earliest’. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India on Friday reported zero monthly domestic sales for the first time ever in April, as the country remained under lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The price of LPG cylinders was cut by Rs 162.50 a unit in Delhi, on Friday. Oil marketing companies have enforced similar rate cuts in other parts of the country. In Delhi, the price of a 14.2 kg non-subsidised LPG (liquified petroleum gas) cylinder has been reduced from Rs 744 to Rs 581.50 with effect from today. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Indians should pledge to work 60 hours a week to outdo economic slump from coronavirus: Infosys founder- India could see more deaths from hunger than the novel coronavirus if it continues to remain in lockdown, according to Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy. The country must accept the coronavirus as the new normal and facilitate the return-to-work of the able-bodied while protecting the most vulnerable, Murthy told ET Now in an interview. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from arrest to advocate Prashant Bhushan in an FIR lodged against him for his comment terming showing of TV serials ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ on Doordarshan as serving of “opium” to the people during the lockdown. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • A group of 1225 migrant labourers have set out on their journey home to Jharkhand from Hyderabad on Friday morning. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Russian PM Mishustin tests positive for virus. (Source-BBC News)
  • Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation: An amendment to the law states anyone who performs FGM faces three years’ imprisonment and a fine. (Source-BBC News)
  • “The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified,” ODNI said giving its assessment about the deadly virus that has so far killed more than 61,000 Americans and over 228,000 people globally. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • More than 40 per cent of medical staff treating COVID-19-infected patients may experience serious skin injury related to the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, goggles, face shields, and protective gowns, according to a study. (Source-Deccan Herald)

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