COVID-19: MHA Launches Portal to Monitor Movement of Migrants
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The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, 16 May launched an online portal to facilitate the movement of migrant labourers across the country. The dashboard is to ensure better coordination, movement and contact tracing.
Earlier today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the fourth press briefing on the 20 lakh crore economic package announced under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. She announced a slew of structural reforms in eight sectors.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 85,940 on Saturday, 16 May, according to the Health Ministry. There are now 53,035 active cases across the country, while 2,752 people have died. As many as 30,152 patients have been cured or discharged and one has left the country.
- Six migrant workers were killed in a road accident near Madhya Pradesh’s Banda (Sagar district) on Saturday
- In another incident, 24 migrants died and many injured after a truck they were travelling in collided with another truck in UP’s Auraiya
- The Bengal govt said on Saturday that it would bear the entire cost of movement for their migrant workers by special trains from other states to West Bengal
- Mizoram has extended the lockdown till 31 May to check spread of coronavirus, PTI reported on Friday, 15 May, quoting an official
Karnataka District Judiciary, Family Courts to be Closed Till 6 June
The district courts, family courts, labour courts and industrial tribunals in Karnataka will remain closed till 6 June 2020, ANI reported on Saturday, 16 May.
24 Migrants Killed, Many Injured After Two Trucks Collide In UP
Twenty-four migrants have been killed and many injured after a truck they were travelling in collided with another truck at around 3 am in Uttar Pradesh, making this the latest incident in which stranded migrant workers have been killed in an accident while trying to return home.
United States Will Donate Ventilators to India: Trump
US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the United States will donate ventilators to India to support the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He also said that both the United States and India are cooperating on vaccine development in order to beat the "invisible enemy."
India Crosses China's Tally, Total Number of Cases at 85,940
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 85,940 on Saturday, 16 May, according to the Health Ministry. There are now 53,035 active cases across the country, while 2,752 people have died. As many as 30,152 patients have been cured or discharged and one has left the coutry.
There has been a spike of 3,970 cases and 103 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.
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2:49 AM, 16 MayKarnataka District Judiciary, Family Courts to be Closed Till 6 June
2:47 AM, 16 May24 Migrants Killed, Many Injured After Two Trucks Collide In UP
2:53 AM, 16 MayUnited States Will Donate Ventilators to India: Trump
3:57 AM, 16 MayIndia Crosses China's Tally, Total Number of Cases at 85,940
4:51 AM, 16 MayINS Jalashwa Departs From Malé as Part of Phase-2 of Operation Samudra Setu
4:54 AM, 16 May121 Indians From Newark Return to Hyderabad
4:58 AM, 16 May65 New Cases Reported in Odisha on Friday
5:20 AM, 16 MayWork on NPR Postponed in UP: Report
5:20 AM, 16 MayUS House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill Opposed by Trump
6:19 AM, 16 MayFive Migrant Workers Killed in Accident in MP
7:53 AM, 16 May23 New Cases Reported in Karnataka
7:59 AM, 16 May65-Year-Old COVID Positive Man Also Suffering From Pneumonia Passes Away
8:30 AM, 16 MayHaryana Becomes First State to Resume Public Transport Within State
8:39 AM, 16 MayTotal Number of Cases in Delhi Stands at 9,333
8:47 AM, 16 May‘Largest Debtor’: China Calls on Us to Pay Its Debts to the United Nations
10:05 AM, 16 MayPriyanka Vadra Writes to Adityanath, Seeks Permission for Cong to Ply Buses to Send Workers Home
10:08 AM, 16 May15 Inmates of Delhi's Rohini Jail Test COVID-Positive
10:10 AM, 16 MayBengal Govt to Bear Cost of Migrant Labourers Travelling by Special Trains to Return Home