Aman Sharma

  • Prime Minister’s Office divides work into 15 verticals

    Prime Minister’s Office divides work into 15 verticals

    The cells or verticals will report either to principal secretary to PM, PK Mishra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, principal advisor to PM, PK Sinha and the two advisors to PM, Amarjeet Sinha and Bhaskar Khulbe, from April 4.

    Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh becomes third state with over 100 deaths

    Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh becomes third state with over 100 deaths

    Indore has seen 57 deaths while the fatality count has also alarmingly risen in neighbouring districts like Ujjain which has seen 15 deaths now. Dewas and Khargaon districts have also seen six deaths apiece while nine people, all Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivors, have died in Bhopal due to coronavirus.

    Post-lockdown challenge: Two key officers moved from PMO to Finance Ministry and MSME Ministry

    Post-lockdown challenge: Two key officers moved from PMO to Finance Ministry and MSME Ministry

    The same has been done with an eye on reviving the economy and focussing on the MSME sector, the two focus areas of the government while the country sees a phased exit from the lockdown. Their replacements at the PMO were not immediately announced – Bajaj and Sharma, both from the 1988 batch, were the only additional secretaries posted at the PMO and handled a host of responsibilities.

    In India’s Himalayan states, a mighty fightback to Corona

    In India’s Himalayan states, a mighty fightback to Corona

    There is no credence to the theory yet that coronavirus has higher chances of spread in colder temperature. Officials told ET that the hilly north and north-eastern regions of the country had shown a better fight against the disease given their ‘natural advantages’ of less accessibility, less density of population, and most importantly a stricter adherence to the lockdown.

    'Low recovery, high fatality' hurts metros

    'Low recovery, high fatality' hurts metros

    Low recovery, coupled with high fatality rate, in the worst affected metros which are seeing the most number of cases and deaths, are emerging as a big concern for the government.

    Key urban centres stay locked down

    Key urban centres stay locked down

    Industrial hubs such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Indore and Ahmedabad account for most deaths. Some states have been unable to pass the litmus test that the Prime Minister had mentioned in his speech on April 14, the official said. He had appealed to states to ensure that their coronavirus-free districts remained so and that others didn’t become hotspots in the future.

    Rajasthan starts antibody tests as Jaipur & Jodhpur turn hotspots

    Rajasthan starts antibody tests as Jaipur & Jodhpur turn hotspots

    State health minister Raghu Sharma said nearly 52,000 tests have been conducted in Rajasthan so far and the state is aiming at expanding its capacity with help of rapid antibody kits to conduct 10,000 tests daily, rivalling the testing levels of states like Kerala.

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