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Last month, India outlined a Rs-1.7L-cr stimulus plan to give relief to millions of poor hit by the lockdown.

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Centre taking steps for development of mining sector: Government tells LS

The minister said considering the future of mining industry, the National Mineral Exploration Trust has been constituted under Section 9(C) of the MMDR Act for taking up detailed and regional exploration and studies for mineral development.

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  • The government has also reached out to aanganwaadi workers and Asha workers to orient them on prevention and control measures and conduct community surveillance. “We are conducting online trainings for them.

    Dubai has become the world capital of blockchain development, having implemented 24 use cases across eight industry sectors -- finance, education, real esta...

    So far, the hastily-assembled plan at Snam's control centre in Milan, which remotely operates 33,000 kilometres (21,000 miles) of gas pipes across Italy, is working.

    The comments come after the government unveiled a Rs 1.70-lakh-crore economic package involving free food grain and cooking gas to the poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens, higher wages to workers and measures to boost liquidity of employees.

    The Centre on Friday notified change in land use in Master Plan for Delhi 2021 paving way for redevelopment of Central Vista and construction of a new Parliament building and common secretariat.

    Details with ET from meetings held with states by the Centre over the last three days show that states such as Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala delayed lockdowns till the Centre pushed them, while some others like Punjab went beyond lockdown to impose a day’s curfew, citing thousands of NRIs and locals with foreign travel history.

    The MP from Jalna district and Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Danve in Maharashtra assured that the state will not face any shortage of essential commodities during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    The slowdown and demand crunch over the last few years have almost forced developers to shift from hiring sales professionals to handing over sales and marketing responsibility of their projects to strategic consultants such as Xanadu Realty and The Guardians Real Estate Advisory.

    “It is absolutely essential that surveillance and contact tracing of all positive cases are taken up and no suspected or high risk person is left out,” Gauba’s letter on Tuesday addressed to chief secretaries said. He urged them to “suitably supplement state and district surveillance teams and rapid response.”

    "...it is requested that veterinary hospitals and dispensaries in the state, including private veterinary clinics, veterinary pathologies, animal shelters etc. function in the normal course and the veterinary services be considered in the list of 'Essential Services'," the ministry said.

    Noting that proper functioning of these networks is required not only to create awareness among people but also keep the nation updated of the latest status, the letter said false and fake news need to be avoided. "...good practices need to be promoted and these networks play a pivotal role in ensuring the same," the ministry said.

    The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday announced an initial package of $6.5 billion (₹48,230 crore) to address the immediate needs of its developing member countries as they respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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