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  • The ODA loan agreement was signed between the finance ministry and Katsuo Matsumoto, the chief representative of Jica in India. With a total of 33.7 km, entailing 26 stations, the Line 3 or the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz line is planned to connect southern part of the city with the major activity areas like Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), and the airport.

    The meal includes salad, rice, dal and sabzi with a bun, munch nuts and a dollop of Amul butter.​​​

    In addition to the initiatives articulated by Tata Trusts, we are also bringing in the ventilators necessary and are gearing up to also manufacture the same soon in India. The country is facing an unprecedented situation and crisis. All of us would have to do whatever it takes to alleviate and enhance the quality of lives of the communities we serve, a statement said.

    IndiGo and GoAir have also offered their aircraft and crew and staff members to the government for any mission required to contain the spread of coronavirus.

    The one per cent concession in stamp duty announced in the Maharashtra budget on March 6 will start from April 1, officials said on Saturday.

    Commenting on the same Ratan Tata said, "The situation in India and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action. Tata Trusts and the Tata group’s companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time. " He added that urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the crisis.

    Of these seven new COVID-19 patients, five are from Mumbai and two from Nagpur, health department officials said. On Friday, 28 persons were found infected with coronavirus in different parts of the state, they said. In Nagpur, both the new patients, including a girl, are close contacts of the person, who had tested positive on Thursday, the district officials said.

    The Mumbai police on Wednesday announced that people won't have to step out of their homes to lodge complaints or grievances, as police teams will arrive at their doorsteps during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    The report said the impact has been most drastic in Mumbai and Delhi, while the situation in Bengaluru is slightly better.

    Builders in Maharashtra have already stopped construction work since Sunday in the backdrop of a state wide lockdown directive by the government. An initial tranche of Rs 20 crore will be released for grocery and daily maintenance allowance of these workers. Currently, there are 1 million homes being constructed across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

    Despite being included as an essential service by the govt, Bank Mitras – central to government’s DBT scheme - are reportedly not being allowed free movement by local authorities in districts across the country. Fintech companies facilitating operations between BCs and banks also said that cash shortage in banks and retail outlets is also a challenge in these times.

    The RBI move is aimed at providing borrowers some relief to borrowers, who are affected by the impact of lockdown on account of COVID-19. "Our term loan book is fairly large and I think Rs 2-2.5 trillion gets paid every year, so for three months it would be Rs 50,000-60,000 crore," the bank's chairman Rajnish Kumar told reporters.

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