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24 April 2020 News


24 April 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 16689

Discharged: 4324

Deaths: 686

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • Govt targets to procure 40.7 mln tonnes of wheat and 11.29 mln tonnes of rice:The official said that the procurement has progressed well with all kinds  of  precautions and sanitisation in mandis. Food ministry said the projections are more than the second advance estimate of the crop production which    estimates wheat output to be 106.21 million tonnes while Rabi rice to be 15.53 million tonnes. (Source-Economic Times
  • 70% Highway projects resume after partial lifting of lockdown. (Source-Economic Times)
  • The Cabinet on Wednesday okayed Rs 15,000 crore for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’ to mount an urgent response for containing the spread of the virus in India through development of dedicated treatment facilities and setting up laboratories among others. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The nationwide lockdown in India which started about a month ago has impacted nearly 40 million internal migrants, the World Bank has said. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Air pollution in India is at its lowest in two decades, says a study published by US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports fell to 78.3% in 2019/20, its lowest in at least 19 years, data obtained from industry and trade sources show, as refiners in Asia’s third biggest economy increased imports of U.S. and Mediterranean grades. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • South Africa deploys 70,000 troops to enforce lockdown. (BBC News)
  • As deaths caused by coronavirus around the world continue to rise, the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the world faces a possible “hunger pandemic” as the number of people most in need of food could almost double this year. (Source-BBC News)


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  • The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis would not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • In New York’s largest hospital system, 88 percent of coronavirus patients on ventilators didn’t make it. (Source-The Washington Post)
  • Trump suspends U.S. immigration for 60 days, citing coronavirus crisis and jobs shortage. (Source-The Washington Post)

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