Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19 and told them that the next 3-4 weeks were crucial in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Madhya Pradesh government approved a ‘Walk of the Stars’ walkway project in Bhopal where Bollywood celebrities’ names will be emblazoned similar to ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
PM Modi is closely monitoring the situation daily and discussed on Wednesday the ways to further strengthen India’s preparedness, including further enhancing testing facilities and actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organisations in chalking our mechanisms to fight the COVID-19 menace.
“Harnessing innovation for a healthier planet. A lot of people have been sharing technology-driven solutions for COVID-19. I would urge them to share them on @mygovindia. These efforts can help many,” the Prime Minister said on Monday.
As per the Uttar Pradesh government figures, the state saw a 87% increase in domestic and foreign tourists, primarily due to the Kumbh held in Prayagraj last year. Over 54 cr tourists came to UP last year compared to about 29 lakh in 2018, the data show. Foreign tourists increased by almost 25% to 47 lakh last year. About 24 cr tourists visited the Kumbh.
In the middle of the political crisis in the state and the coronavirus epidemic spreading in the country, Madhya Pradesh’s Health Minister Tulsiram Silawat and the School Education minister Prabhuram Chaudhari were removed from the Cabinet on Friday by Governor Lalji Tandon on the advice of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Congress has been snubbing Scindia for a leadership role in MP since 2018.
Interestingly, the job comes with a target of catching at least 100 animals per month. If the agency is unable to achieve the target, a penalty of Rs 100 per animal would be levied on the agency and if the count exceeds 100, the agency will get a “incentive” of the same amount, as per a tender floated by the UP government on March 7.
A meticulous week-long exercise was carried out to identify the seven “inspiring women” about whom not much was known widely but had done remarkable work and belonged to diverse regions like Srinagar, the heartland of UP and Bihar, rural Maharashtra and urban centers. Interestingly, four out of the chosen seven women were not even active on social media and did not have Twitter accounts.
Meanwhile, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has ordered for 1,000 models of the proposed Ram temple, weighing about 15 kg each, to be prepared for the public.
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