The January-March GDP figure offered the first glimpse of the extent to which the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown could impact the economy. Moreover, the data revealed that GDP growth in 2019-20 slowed to an 11-year low of 4.2 per cent. However, it should be noted that the full impact of the lockdown will not be reflected fully in the January-March quarter as the shutdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25. This comes even as the Ministry of Commerce & Industry said the output of eight infrastructure sectors contracted by 38.1 per cent in April against 5.2 per cent growth year-on-year. The eight core industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi passed away Friday afternoon after suffering two cardiac arrests at a private hospital in Raipur. Jogi, who was also the first chief minister of the state, was admitted there on May 9 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. His condition had since then remained critical and was on ventilator support.
In 1996, the Taliban shot Najibullah and strung his body up on an electricity pole. To recall him now is to recall the extreme violence of the Taliban. It is also a finger in the eye of Pakistan.
The scammers use WhatsApp logo as profile picture and this has prompted many unsuspecting users to provide their verification code.
The video doing rounds on social media shows, the monkey perched atop a tree and chewing on a white packet on what appears to be a sample.
In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, general secretary of the state Congress Committee president Suman Agarwal urged the chief minister to provide protection and help from the police and ease travel restrictions for sadhus and sadhvis during the lockdown.
On Wednesday, the total number of positive cases was 4,192, while it rose to 4,536 on Thursday.
As reported by The Indian Express earlier, over the past fortnight, the PMPML had asked these workers to sit at home as the undertaking had no work for them amid the nationwide lockdown.
The move has been taken to “track incoming people and keep them under radar especially returning from high risk areas,” said the CMO.
The male job aspirants want supernumerary posts for men, similar to those given to women in February this year to bring not only gender equality, but also a balance of 33% female and 67% male candidates in any government recruitment.
Officials said that the body had decomposed in the four days that it was lying unattended inside the train toilet. Officials said that a post mortem will be conducted on the body on Friday.
Reacting to accusations by the opposition party that the state government has failed to control the spread of COVID-19, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said that it is not the time to play politics as the government and health experts are putting a lot of effort and risking their lives to curb the spread of the pandemic in the state.
Amid criticism about the absence of vigour in testing for the spread of infection among the public, which prompted the High Court to censure the state government, the medical bulletin from the director of Public Health and Family Welfare often appears like a 'puzzle' aimed at minimum sharing of information.
According to statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, 95 out of the 115 fresh cases reported in Karnataka on Thursday are from inter-state passengers alone, the most continuing to be from Maharashtra.
The officials confirmed that the creature was wolverine after Jennifer Henry shared a picture of the creature captured on the beach.
As per the tentative schedule, the first cut-off list will be released on August 11.