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The Andhra Pradesh government removed the state election commissioner from the post of ordinance
There was a dispute going on between YSR Congress government and State Election Commissioner Ramesh Kumar. The Andhra government amended the 'Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994' to reduce the tenure of SEC from 5 years to 3 years. So Ramesh Kumar's tenure came to an end on 10 April 2020.
The Jaganmohan Reddy government of YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh on Friday removed state election commissioner N Ramesh Kumar from the post through an ordinance. The Jaganmohan Reddy government of Andhra amended the 'Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994' to reduce the tenure of SEC i.e. State Election Commissioner from five years to three years. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Department said that N Ramesh Kumar's tenure came to an end on 10 April 2020 as per the amendment.
This step has been taken after months of dispute between YSR Congress government and Ramesh Kumar. In fact, due to the Corona virus outbreak, the State Election Commission deferred rural and urban local body elections in Andhra Pradesh for six weeks, after which the controversy deepened.
The case between Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy and Ramesh Kumar got heated when the schedule of elections for rural and urban local bodies scheduled for March 21 and 23 was postponed by the Election Commission citing the corona virus. Soon after, Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy reached the Governor on March 14 with a complaint from Ramesh Kumar. It is believed that the government has taken this decision only after the Governor's consent.
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Action taken against MLA, went on strike to withdraw the case filed against him
MLA from Nellore district, distribute ration and vegetables to more 1000 people. When the high police officials reached their they filed the case against the MLA. But on Saturday MLA along with his supporters protested outside the police station to withdraw the case against him.
Nallapreddy Prasanna Kumar Reddy, the ruling YSR Congress Party MLA from Kovur Nagar seat in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, organized an event at the head quarters of Buchireddy Palem.
There was a plan to collect 6500 people and distribute ration and vegetables. After the administration and police explained, the MLA invited more than one thousand people to the program after reducing the number of beneficiaries. Among them were the cleaning staff, Asha Worker, and others. When this reached the high police officials, a case was registered against 8 people including the MLA. Simultaneously, action was taken on the police personnel present on the spot.
As soon as this information was received, the MLA along with dozens of his supporters protested outside the police station on Saturday morning. He demanded withdrawal of the case filed against himself and not taking action against the police personnel. District Collector Seshagiri Babu, after discussing with the Superintendent of Police, assured the MLA to consider this while talking on the phone. After this all got up from there. Talking to the media, the MLA said that in order to ensure that the people of his area do not go hungry during the lock-down, service programs are being organized in every area by public representatives, social organizations and other people. He said that it was not a crime to serve, which was taken against him.
50-year-old mother brought his son back on scooty, who was stuck in Andhra Pradesh due to lockdown
A 50-year-old women from Nizamabad district of Telangana travelled on scooty to Nellore Andhra Pradesh around 700 KM to bring back his son who was stuck in his Friend's house. She brought his son back in 3 days.
People have stucked in different parts of the country in the Corona lockdown and are unable to go to their homes. The Modi government has taken this decision only to avoid the rising outbreak of Corona virus. A son was trapped due to a lockdown about 700 km from the house, after which the mother traveled 1400 km from Scooty and brought her son back.
Razia Begum, 50, from Nizamabad district of Telangana, moved to Nellore, 700 km from her scooty, where her son was trapped in lockdown and then brought her son back home after sitting on the scooty. Razia Begum is a government teacher in Bodhan city of Nizamabad. Razia leaves Scooty on Monday morning to bring back her son and reaches Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon. From there she comes back to her 17-year-old son Mohammed Nizamuddin on a scooty and returns to her home in the evening on Wednesday. During this time Razia covers a total distance of 1400 km in three days. His son was trapped at his friend's house in Nellore.
A Health Department official accidentally drank sanitizer instead of water
District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) Anil Kumar consumed 2 sip of sanitizer instead of water. Then after this he was unconscious and soon his family took to the hospital. Doctor said there is no threat to his life, he will be fine in sometime.
On Friday, a Health Department official became ill after accidentally consuming a sanitizer instead of water. The incident took place in Anantapur district. District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) Anil Kumar became ill after taking two sips of sanitizer kept in his house, his family took him to a nearby private hospital for treatment. The doctors examined him and said that there was no threat to his life. He said that the DMHO would be discharged in a few hours.
With the arrival of two more cases of Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh, the number of infected people has increased to 365 in the state. This information was given by the Health Department on Friday. Both these new cases came up in Anantapuramu district.
At present, a total of 349 people are being treated in the hospital due to this disease. So far, six people have died of the disease in the state, while 10 people have been discharged from the hospital after recovering. The state investigated a total of 892 samples in the past 24 hours
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Impact of COVID-19 on Industries
Due to this pandemic, that is trending across the globe, the situation of lock down or home quarantine has been arise since March 23rd to date, is likely to be increased. As a result, there are some industries in India facing acute problem.
Of them agriculture is a foremost one. According to some reports, an average of about one farmer is committing suicide for every 30minutes due to debt. Today situation of agriculture has become so worse than earlier that shortage of harvest labor, improper transport facilities were added as a special hardships to farmer society. These situations has lead to a reduction in production from farmers side.
Tourism: more than a lakh of people in India depend on tourism for livelihood whereas in today, from Chandni- chowk market in Delhi till rushy Streets of charminar have come to a stand-still positions. Also whole tourism department has been lock down due to pandemic fear. According to estimates, complete lock down of tourism has thrown government in to economic loss of about 20000 to 30000 crore.
Trade: Import and export are always two sides of a coin i.e., trade. Due to trade decline, aviation International flights are affecting with great hit. The former two aspects play a crucial role towards Indian economy in day-to-day. In such widespread situation Indian government is forced to run in major loss of trade economy.
Textile industry was on good hike previously but now, situations have changed otherwise and we’re running in great losses.
Electronics : India is a major importer of electronics. Most of the electronic items that are imported now fell lie in storages in due situation and their maintenance has become greater challenge to the company service men. If situation continues, there might be a great hike in rates of electronic goods after the relaxation of pandemic corona. Electronic department is trying their best to come out of this critical situation although it’s becoming meagre.
Automobile : In general, about lakhs of cars and bikes would be produced every year by the industries, but as of now not even a single industry is opened for production. Also, there’s a great scope for losses to automobile industries if this continues.
Iron and steel and mineral processing : Iron and steel are the basic raw material for many industries. All the industries are shutdown due to their less usage. Mining and mineral processing were totally shut across the world. So there’s almost less supply of minerals. Due to this petroleum and its products supply has come down. The import of petroleum has declined in such a great range i.e.,from few million liters in normal days to mere thousands of tons today.
Real Estate : Real Estate businesses have paused-up since last few weeks. All the construction work have come to stand-still due to various reasons although, main reason being lock down.
Software : there are many software industries rooted-out in every corner of the society. These software workers are now aiming at work from home projects but sitting and working for longer hours may affect them in the form of scoliosis.
Education : COVID-19 also had a greater impact over students. Not even a single school or an institute is open for students to attend. Since it’s started amidst the ssc and inter board examination, they were cancelled and the new exam schedule is yet to be declared.
Even in banking sector, investments and transactions are totally on hold. Even some pharma industries are on their way in work increasing their pace they are also on throw back. Paper industry also affected very badly as the usage of paper has declined to a maximum extent due to closure of various government and social institutions.
Transport : Railways is another important corner which is at most affected. There will arise huge loss per single day railway lock down whereas today one can imagine how much economic loss may occur in today situation. Along with the above, Roadways also stopped working. During the RTC strike also wheels on roads were paused which later fined government to spend crores of rupees for repairing those buses, again today similar situation may arise loading double burden on government amidst the lock down crisis.
Last but not the least, two divisions of society are being affected to the superlative stage during this pandemic. They are poor and middle-class. These sections are now workless and some middle class of the elderly may be nil at their bank balance leading them to starvation. In such pathetic situations some people are helping the people by donating groceries etc..
On behalf, we salute to those hands that are lending forward to feed the empty stomachs of needy and poor in such difficult situations, for their humanistic deeds.
Uddhav Thackeray addressed the people and told to stay at home
Uddhav Thackeray addressed the public through social media. He said that during this curfew there are many problems. But no other option is left except staying at home. To fight against Corona people have to stay at home.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addressed the public through social media. He said that he understand the public problems. There are many problems in staying at home. People are bored he said he is sorry about this. But no other option is there so all have to stay at home. Curfew was imposed across the state on March 24 after rising cases of corona infection in Maharashtra. In spite of all the efforts of the government in the state, the number of infected people has increased to more than one thousand.
Thackeray said, 'We are working like teamwork ever since the first case was received in Maharashtra. Infections of coronavirus are increasing continuously but it is not very fast. There is no doubt that we will win this battle. But after this our fight on the economy front is even bigger. He added, 'We are seeing what is happening in the US, Japan and Singapore. We are also listening to what has happened in Wuhan where the coronavirus infection started. The lockdown is now over in Wuhan which is good news. This difficult period will also come out.
Anil Deshmukh has targeted the central government over the event of Tabligi Jamaat in Delhi
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh in a meeting of National Security Adviser (NSA) targeted the central Government and asked various question. He asked who has given the permission for the event and where did Maulana Saad escaped.
Maharashtra Home Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh has targeted the central government over the program of Tabligi Jamaat in Delhi. On the meeting of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Maulana Saad of Tabligi Jamaat in Nizamuddin Markaz, Deshmukh has asked who has given permission for the event. It should be investigated. He also questioned where Maulana Saad escaped after meeting Ajit Doval in Markaj. Deshmukh has said that on March 15 and 16, 50,000 people of the Tabligi Jamaat were to gather in Mumbai's suburb of Vasai, but the state government has stopped the program.
Deshmukh questioned why the Union Home Ministry should not be held responsible for the spread of Corona virus infection by religious programs. He also alleged that Doval had met Jamaat leader Maulana Saad at 2 am during the time the program was held. He questioned the nature of the 'secret' conversation that took place between the two. He also said who had sent Doval to meet Maulana Saad late at night.
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All the nurses of Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar, will be tested for Corona Virus
In Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar, 2 nurese tested positive for Corona. Nw all the nurses of that hospital are kept in quarantine and will be tested for Corona. After this the BMC told the hospital authorities not to admit any patient in the hospital.
Maharashtra has seen the highest number of corona infections in the country so far. All the nurses of Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar, Mumbai have been kept in quarantine in the hospital itself. All nurses placed in quarantine have been asked to test. The BMC has said that these nurses will be shifted to a different hospital after the results of the test are received. Actually, two nurses of this hospital have been found to be corona infected. BMC has said that it should not admit any new patients to the hospital and leave all admitted patients within 48 hours.
On Friday, 16 new cases of corona infection were reported in Mumbai's Dadar area. Two nurses from Sushrusha Hospital and one resident of Kelkar Road have been found corona positive. In Dadar, the number of corona infections has now increased to six. Significantly, in Maharashtra, 1380 people have been infected with the disease, out of which 108 have died.
The situation in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, is very serious about the Corona infection. The most worrying matter is the cases coming from the slum area Dharavi here, yes it is likely to spread rapidly.
Western Railways started 11 Special Parcel Train for transporting essential goods
During lockdown, Western railway started 11 special parcel train for the transportation of goods in the various area of the country. Services run between Bandra to Okha, Mumbai Central to Ferozepur, Dadar to Bhuj and Bandra to Ludhiana.
During this period of lockdown, when no one is getting out of the house, during this time, thousands of railway employees are busy in transporting essential materials across the country. Western Railway has so far run 11 special time tabled parcel express trains, which is the first time in Indian Railways. The Central Railway operated more than 37,700 wagons in the last 15 days.
Western Railway has extended its parcel trains for the time being. It has been decided to run 6 services between Bandra to Okha by April 14, 8 services from Mumbai Central to Ferozepur, 6 services from Dadar to Bhuj and between Bandra to Ludhiana.
The total loss to Western Railway due to the lockdown is estimated at Rs 307.14 crore (suburban + non-suburban) till 7 April. During this period the refund of Rs.136.10 crore has been ensured as a result of cancellation of tickets, in which refund of Rs.64.27 crore has been paid by Mumbai Division alone. So far, 21.44 lakh passengers on Western Railway have canceled their travel tickets.
80% of cases Corona Virus has occurred in 9 days
From 1 April to 9 April 80% of Corona vIrus cases has increased. Maharashtra is on the in the country in terms of number of infected cases and deaths. Infected cases in the state has reached to 1364. In which 125 people have recovered and 108 people have died.
Corona infection has spread rapidly in the last one month in Maharashtra. Maximum 1,364 cases were reported in a month. Looking at the Corona trend shows that more than 80 percent of these cases have come in just nine days of April. The state had 220 Corona positives as of March 31. There were 1144 cases between April 1 and 9. On March 9, three cases of corona virus infection were confirmed in the state.
Today is the 17th day of the nationwide lockdown. In Mumbai, 11 people died due to infection on Friday. They were aged between 46 and 75 years. The dead include 6 men and four women. 9 had problems related to diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. While a 45-year-old woman died in Sion Hospital. She has no medical history. The combined death toll in Maharashtra has reached 108. At the same time, 16 new infections cases were reported in Maharashtra on Friday. With this, the total number of infected people in the state reached 1380. Earlier on Thursday, the maximum number of 229 new cases were revealed. Maharashtra tops the country in terms of number of infected and deaths. On Thursday, 25 people died due to infection in the state.
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Twelve employees of Toronto Public Health have been tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the reports, Toronto Public Health has now confirmed that COVID-19 has infected 12 of its employees. They all work out of the building at 277 Victoria Street building, located near Dundas Street East and Yonge Street. Ten out of 11 staff members were part of a “cluster” of employees who contracted the virus in March. One employee at the Victoria Street building has been tested positive for the virus. Toronto Public Health spokesperson Lenore Bromley said that as COVID-19 is spreading in the community, this situation is not unexpected, and they were prepared for this unfortunate situation. She added that the infected staff member at Metro Hall is not currently working at the facility, and nine other employees have been sent home as a precaution.
Toronto is planning how the city will get back on the feet when things get back to normal.
Though an exact date is still blurry, Mayor of Toronto John Tory said in his statement that the City of Toronto is planning how things will work out when everything starts to become normal. Stores, parks, and restaurants will be opened in a strategic way to avoid any mishap. He said in his statement that the city does not have a fixed day, but they have to be prepared for reopening the businesses. On top of all the planning for dealing with the immediate social and health impacts of the pandemic, Tory said there has to be some consideration for what will happen when everything is deemed safe again. The closure of all non-essential businesses and ban on all public gatherings has so far forced the cancellation of Pride Month, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, The Toronto Marathon, Toronto Comicon, Canadian Screen Week, and the Collision Tech Conference.
California is cracking down on the price gouging gold rush.
In the first week of March, the Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert on price gouging. Within two weeks, police in San Diego have arrested eight people who were involved in price gouging. In the same week, the investigations by Sacramento authorities lead to new warnings from local authorities. Both the Governor and Attorney General have indicated price gouging will remain top of mind. California has a price-gouging statute designed to prevent sellers at all points in the supply chain from implementing certain price increases during a statewide or national emergency.