Aman Sharma

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be on the move now in the ‘New Normal’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be on the move now in the ‘New Normal’

    When Modi finally stepped out of his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Friday for a tour of cyclone-hit West Bengal and Odisha, it was also a message for people finally stepping out of their homes after the two-month lockdown. Like them, the prime minister will also be on the move from now, top government officials said.

    Health Ministry asks states to buy PPEs from the GeM portal also

    Health Ministry asks states to buy PPEs from the GeM portal also

    The Union Health Ministry has asked states to also directly buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the suppliers onboarded on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal in addition to the supplies of PPEs being sent by the Centre.

    Rajasthan to test 10% migrants

    Rajasthan to test 10% migrants

    The Rajasthan government plans to test 10% of all migrants, giving priority to those returning from Maharashtra and Gujarat. Samples will be collected from migrants in a village or ward, apart from testing all migrants who have influenza-like symptoms.

    UP and Bihar step up testing amid reverse migration

    UP and Bihar step up testing amid reverse migration

    UP and Bihar have stepped up testing as well as increased the number of beds for Covid-19 patients as the return of millions of migrant workers to their native states has led to a surge in active cases.

    PMO to document collective response of centre, states to Covid-19

    PMO to document collective response of centre, states to Covid-19

    In the letter, a copy of which was seen by ET, Mishra said the collective response must be documented in a comprehensive manner. He said the various response actions against Covid-19 should be mapped against a timeline starting in the last week of January.

    Government tenders also went down in lockdown in April and May

    Government tenders also went down in lockdown in April and May

    Lockdown slowed down economic activities in terms of government procurement and civil works too as the number of tenders issued on a central procurement portal nearly halved since April compared to the monthly average of tenders issued by the Centre and states in the last financial year.

    No new cars, 25% ad spend cut in Uttar Pradesh

    No new cars, 25% ad spend cut in Uttar Pradesh

    ET has accessed a detailed order passed by the UP government on Monday, which says there is a shortfall of revenue and funds need to be spent on fighting Covid-19 and other issues of public interest.

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