40 lakh people kept under surveillance as part of Covid contact-tracing: Centre
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 () Around 40 lakh people have been kept under surveillance as a part of the contact-tracing efforts in the country and 5.4 crore samples were tested for coronavirus till September 10, Union minister Ashwini Choubey told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
India has reached another grim milestone in its battle against the raging Coronavirus Pandemic with a record daily jump of 97,894 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 51-lakh mark. India reported 1,132 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to...
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke on National Digital Health Mission. He said that the mission has already been launched in six Union Territories. "On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said we were launching National Digital Health Mission. The mission has already been launched in six Union territories and the registration process has also begun. It will be rolled out in other states in the coming three to six months. For that, large states will have to make up their mind and start preparing," the Health Minister said. Harsh Vardhan was speaking at a digital inauguration event that took place in Indore. He launched Super Speciality Block in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present at the event, among others.
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Amid COVID situation, small-scale industries in J-K slowly getting back on track. People involved in small-scale industries in Poonch avail benefits of PM's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). The locals borrowed loan under the program to run their small scale industries. A business owner said, "I was able to open my store after I got loan sanctioned under PMEGP, I was granted 25% subsidy. Now, I've around 20 workers at my shop".
Several farmers of Hisar, welcomed the new agriculture reform bills passed in the Parliament. Farmers believe bill will be beneficial. So far, Rajya Sabha has passed two of the three agriculture reform bills.
Members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged protest in Bengaluru against amendments to labour laws. Earlier, while talking on the amendments, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, "Yesterday, three-bills passed (in Rajya Sabha) which gives salary security, public security and health security to labours. By these bolls labours will get minimum wage, appointment letter, salary in a fixed time, same salary for men and women, free checkups and one-time allowance for migrant labour in one year. New code also included the inclusion of new labours." He also slammed opposition for staying absent from Rajya Sabha while labour reforms bills were discussed. The Rajya Sabha on September 23 passed three Labour Code Bills for the welfare and protection of the workers. These bills were already passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday (September 22).