Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore package for poor affected by Coronavirus lockdown
Thursday, 26 March 2020 () *New Delhi:* Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama on Thursday stated the government is planning to provide a relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore to the underprivileged, poor and migrant workers affected by the lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme has been named Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme.
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS WILL REMAIN BANNED TILL APRIL 14, THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY AMID A COMPLETE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS. A WEEK LONG BAN IMPOSED LAST WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED, THE CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY SAID. THE BAN WILL NOT APPLY TO CARGO FLIGHTS OR THOSE SPECIALLY PERMITTED BY...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for "forgiveness" on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens. Lacking space in their homes, some..