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Odisha CM launches ‘Mo Jeeban’ programme

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Mo Jeeban’ programme and advised people to take a pledge for staying indoors to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The Chief Minister asked people to take oaths of staying indoors and send him those videos. He also asked the people to paste a sticker on the gate of their ..

‘Invest India Business Immunity Platform’ launched

Invest India is India’s national Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, which comes under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This agency has recently launched the ‘Invest India Business Immunity Platform’. This platform is hosted on the Invest India website and it provides real-time updates on the latest initiatives of the government of India to ..

SBI to provide 0.25% of its annual profit to tackle coronavirus outbreak

The country’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) announced that it will provide 0.25% of its annual profit for the year 2019-20 to support health care for underprivileged people and fight the coronavirus pandemic. As per the statement of the bank, the contribution will be made from CSR funds. The government has recently notified ..

Centre allows states & UTs to lift food-grains 3 months in advance amid coronavirus scare

Amid the coronavirus pandemic scare, the Government of India recently allowed states and Union Territories to lift food-grains for three months in advance from Food Corporation of India (FCI) for distribution through ration shops. There are about 75 crore beneficiaries under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. According to a recent government data, our ..

Reliance Industries sets up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai

Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated COVID-19 centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai. The 100 bedded hospital will serve patients, who are checked positive for COVID-19. It is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and has been set up in 2 weeks. It also includes ..

ICMR recommends hydroxy-chloroquine for high-risk coronavirus cases

The national task force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended hydroxy-chloroquine as a preventive drug for high-risk cases, who are infected by coronavirus. The medication should be given to the asymptomatic healthcare workers, who are under high risk by serving the infected patients. It is also recommended to asymptomatic ..

Canada pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears

Canada became the first major country to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears. Australia has also directed its athletes to prepare for the 2021 games, as it could not be held this year. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has announced for the first time that the Olympic Games might ..

SBI unveils emergency credit line for borrowers amid coronavirus outbreak

India’s largest lender State Bank of India has recently unveiled an emergency credit line to meet liquidity mismatch for its borrowers, amid the coronavirus pandemic scare. The additional liquidity facility called Covid-19 Emergency Credit Line (CECL) will provide credit up to 200 crore rupees. This loan facility will be available till June 30 where the ..