MINISTRY OF SHIPPING
Govt asks shipping lines not to impose container detention charges on EXIM shipment
Due to delays in evacuation of cargo, some cargo owners have either suspended their operations or are finding it difficult to transport goods or complete the paper work. The government has imposed a complete lockdown in the country for a period of 21 days till April 14 in the wake of outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
New York gets hospital ship, possible quarantine
US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting re...
Labour Ministry allows EPF withdrawal amid lockdown
The decision is taken in view of lockdown across the country to fight COVID-19. The COVID...
Companies Can Donate CSR Funds to PM CARES: Corporate Affairs Ministry
The emergency fund was created by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday after his office received numerous requests from people for donations to support the government in its fight against the impact of Covid-19. "People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India's war against COVID-19," Modi said, adding the fund has been constituted respecting that spirit.
106 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths reported from six states in last 24 hours: Health Ministry
The health ministry on Sunday said 106 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths were reported from six states in the last 24 hours.
Military, Defence Ministry employees to donate one day's salary to PM's COVID-19 fund
A number of union ministers, private entities, industrialists and government organisations have responded to the prime minister's announcement and contributed to the fund.
Chronic patients with associated ailments will be delivered medicines at home: Health Ministry
In the wake of reports that hydroxychloroquine can be used to prevent coronavirus, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has categorically stated that the medicine should be administered to patients who are suffering from coronavirus.
Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal confirmed 873 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths so far. He said, “Since tomorrow, 149 COVID...
Farm workers, agriculture companies exempted from lockdown: Home Ministry
The government has notified procurement agencies like Food Corporation of India, Nafed and other state agencies that buy foodgrains and pulses from farmers at minimum support price under goods and services exempted under the Disaster Management Act to ensure smooth procurement operations ahead of the fresh harvest season.
Over 450 newly recruited CAPF doctors asked to join immediately; retired officials alerted to combat COVID-19
Retired medical officers have been "alerted" and modalities are being worked on to hire doctors on contractual service to man the chain of the forces' country-wide hospitals and quarantine centres that have a combined strength of more than 7,200 beds, ITBP Director General (DG) Surjeet Singh Deswal told .
Coronavirus outbreak: Railway extends its medical services to all central govt employees
As of now the facilities could be availed by present and retired railway staffers only.
Over 25k wagons loaded with essential commodities daily: Railway Ministry
While all passenger trains services of the Indian Railways remain non-operational amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, freight trains are running to ensure supplies that supplies of essential commodities particularly, are not interrupted.
Coronavirus outbreak: Order placed for 10,000 ventilators, says Health ministry
A total of 724 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. "Till now ...
Power ministry orders regulator to provide three months moratorium to discoms to pay dues
"Due to the lockdown, consumers are unable to pay their dues to the distribution companies. This has affected the liquidity position of the Discoms thereby impairing their ability to pay to the generating and transmission companies," the statement said.
Containers pile up, freight rates soar as shipping lines cut down sailings
Ship calls at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai were down 15% at 141 in February over the previous month, according to data provided by Shipsy, a supply-chain technology platform.
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