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PM Modi: Vaccine supply set for big boost, states to get schedule
Wed, May 19, 2021

Interacting with state and district officials, including District Magistrates, on Covid-19 management, the Prime Minister said, “Corona numbers are decreasing in some states; in others they are going up. There is a need to be more vigilant in the face of this drop in cases.”

Ganga panel asks UP, Bihar for report on dumping of bodies
Sun, May 16, 2021

Sources said this was conveyed by NMCG to senior officials of both states during a meeting chaired by Jal Shakti Secretary Pankaj Kumar on Saturday.

Explained: As Bengal farmers get PM-Kisan cash, recalling tussle over the scheme
Sat, May 22, 2021

This was the first time that Bengal farmers received this benefit; the state had thus far stayed away from the central scheme.

PM flags rapid rural spread, says India will fight and win
Sat, May 15, 2021

“I want to alert all farmers, all brothers and sisters living in villages, about Corona again. The infection is now reaching the village at a rapid pace,” he said addressing several Chief Ministers of states over a video conference.

Global oxygen tenders: Only three firms line up, for a fraction of supply
Fri, May 14, 2021

Sources said while two of the companies that have sent quotations are foreign, one is domestic, and they have offered to deliver the medical oxygen over three months, rather than the government's hope of three weeks.

Top five states in active cases get lower share of oxygen: Govt data
Wed, May 12, 2021

The data, which is based on an allocation order dated May 8, also shows that the combined allocation by the Centre to the states and UTs has crossed the 10,000 metric tonnes per day (MT/day) mark.

Top five states in active cases get lower share of oxygen: Government data
Wed, May 12, 2021

The data, which is based on an allocation order dated May 8, also shows that the combined allocation by the Centre to the states and UTs has crossed the 10,000 metric tonnes per day (MT/day) mark.

Covid rumblings within: BJP leaders in UP complain as govt puts up a brave face
Tue, May 11, 2021

Over the last few weeks, many of them have written to the Chief Minister with these complaints, prompting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has himself only recently recovered from Covid-19, to start visiting hotspot districts in the state and review arrangements.

MGNREGS demand in April nearly doubled over last year
Tue, May 11, 2021

The April 2021 figure is provisional and likely to be revised upwards. This is because muster rolls data of the last week of the month gets updated over the first fortnight of the following month.

Government: 13 states distributing free grains under PMGKAY
Tue, May 11, 2021

The figures were shared during a press conference, which was addressed by Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey through video conference.

From oxygen plants to transport glitches, govt group identifies issues, sets deadlines
Mon, May 10, 2021

To increase the availability of medical oxygen at all government hospitals, the Group has set a deadline for setting up PSA oxygen plants.

PM-Kisan: Decks cleared for first payment to Bengal farmers
Sat, May 08, 2021

The beneficiaries in the state are likely to get their first installment of Rs 2,000 each in their bank accounts on May 14.

Release funds under PM-Kisan scheme, Mamata tells Prime Minister
Fri, May 07, 2021

This came days after Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar wrote to the chief minister, asking her to direct state officials to take swift action to facilitate transfer of the fund into the accounts of eligible farmers in Bengal.

Foreign aid sent to 38 institutes in 31 states, says Centre
Wed, May 05, 2021

Saying the Centre has adopted a “streamlined and systematic mechanism" to allocate the supplies to States and UTs, the Ministry said the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) are also involved in the process.

TMC average victory margins double BJP’s, won over 70 per cent of straight fights
Tue, May 04, 2021

The TMC's winning candidates have an average margin of victory of 31,760 votes; BJP winners have an average margin of 14,010. The mean margin of victory across all 292 seats for which elections were held, is 26,965.

Between the lines: young voters declined, elderly rose in Bengal
Mon, May 03, 2021

Election Commission data shows that in both absolute numbers and vote share, young voters, particularly first-timers, declined in the state compared to the last Assembly elections. At the same time, the state saw the highest rise among voters 80 years and older.

PM wants NGOs, volunteers to help health sector
Sat, May 01, 2021

This was conveyed during a meeting to review the functioning of different empowered groups. The Prime Minister chaired the meeting through video conferencing.

PM-Kisan first installment late; Covid blamed
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The first installment is due between April 1 and July 31. Last year, most beneficiaries received the money in their bank accounts between March 24 and April 20. This year, as April ends, no farm households has received any money.

Demand up 67% as 22 states seek oxygen
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

It further shows the demand has spread from 12 states on April 15 to 22 states on April 24.

Medical colleges told to set up oxygen plants in six months
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

The move comes three days after the Centre informed the states about making captive oxygen plants in medical colleges as a “future norm”.

Oxygen crisis: More than supply, lack of tankers and plant location key challenges
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Centre allowed industrial oxygen to be diverted for medical use with the Railways starting an Oxygen Express service to carry tankers. The IAF has also been pressed into service to airlift empty tankers from as far as Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore.

Paul panel said explore ‘Plan B’: Ramp up oxygen for 6 lakh new cases a day
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

This Empowered Group-1 on ‘medical infrastructure and Covid management plan’, had also recommended “extraordinary measures to ramp up oxygen provision” under a ‘Plan B’ to meet a surge of 6 lakh new cases a day.

At PM-CMs meet: Covid surge peak likely mid-May, challenge until July, infra gaps in key states
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi are expected to see the biggest jump in cases by the end of this month. UP tops the list with 1,19,604 projected cases by the month-end, almost five times the 20,439 registered on April 15.

As thousands of migrants on move again, grain scheme for poor back
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

The new version of the scheme does not, however, include an important component of last year's PM-GKAY – 1 kg pulses per month free to each household under the NFSA.

Delhi, UP, Gujarat, Haryana oxygen demand outstrips supply; PM Modi holds crisis meeting
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Records show, the demand for medical oxygen has increased by 18 per cent over the last six days across 12 states, which account for 83 per cent of active cases in the country.

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