Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the various state governments to avoid imposing complete lockdown in order to control the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
The state which is worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic is Maharashtra. It is Maharashtra, where the maximum number of Covid-19 cases are being reported. Meanwhile, the situation is getting worse in Delhi.
Thus, for the second consecutive session, the stock exchanges closed with a red mark. The BSE Sensex closed at the level of 47,705.80 points with a break of 243.62 points i.e. 0.51%. Nifty closed at the level of 14,296.40 points, down by 63.10 points ie 0.44 percent.
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today informed that under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, direct payments worth more than Rs 2600 crore have been made to accounts of farmers till today.
The panic caused by the coronavirus pandemic and fear of being caught in the Covid-19 lockdown have led to the deaths of 3 labourers.
The decision was taken during a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to review the situation in the state in the wake of the soaring cases of the disease. A night curfew of 8 pm to 7 am is already in place in the state.
The campaign for the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 is in full swing in Birbhum district. Mallarpur village in Birbhum district of West Bengal was shaken by an explosion at the house of a local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader.
Yesterday, former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh had tested positive for covid-19. He has been admitted to AIIMS.
The 6th phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 will be held on April 22. On this day, voting will be held at 43 assembly seats in 4 districts of West Bengal.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal took to Twitter to urge the people of Delhi to stay at home during the six-day lockdown in Delhi, which came into effect on Monday night. He said that the decision was taken in view of their health and safety.