There are many innovations that can be done without money. Research is not limited to the boundary of the research lab. Its scope is wide.
Bhopal. Science and Technology Minister PC Sharma said that by controlling climate change, not only the environment can be saved, but agricultural production can also be increased. There has been a change in the climate, which we can see when we go from one area to another. Minister Sharma said this at the inauguration session of 'Climate Conclave 2020'.
He Appreciated by the scientists of MAPCAST for providing accurate information about crops and providing scientific input in Bhopal Master Plan. Research papers are being read 150 in four technical sessions at Climate Conclave lasting two days. On this occasion, Dr. Manisha Srivastava of AIIMS Bhopal said that there are many innovations, which can be done without money. Research is not limited to the boundary of the research lab. Its scope is wide.
Director General of Madhya Pradesh Science and Technology Council, Dr. RK Arya, stated the need for writing research papers on social issues and socially useful topics. Dr. Lokendra Thakkar of APCO said that China is number one in the world in carbon emissions. In second place is America. He said that according to NASA's report, the last five years have been the hottest in the world.
Praveen Tamot gave information about the objectives of Climate Conclave 2020. Dr. KS Tiwari, former director and educationist of IGNOU, gave a lecture on the role of rivers in climate change. Dr. SS Asthana, Organizing Secretary, Climate Conclave, threw light on the background of the event.
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Breaking News : Industrial townships in Red zone, states’ denial to reopen industry, home ministry restrictions: FIEO gives feedback to government
NEW DELHI: Four days after partial lifting of the lockdown to let industrial activity resume, some states including Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi continue to deny industry the permission to reopen, exporters have told the government. In a communication to the department of commerce, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) also highlighted…
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NEW DELHI: Four days after partial lifting of the lockdown to let industrial activity resume, some states including Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi continue to deny industry the permission to reopen, exporters have told the government.
In a communication to the department of commerce, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) also highlighted industry’s concerns with many restrictions and responsibilities imposed by the revised guidelines which are also coming in the way of restarting the units.
The apex association of exporters said that while these have not provided any relaxation as detailed in the ministry of home affairs’ April 15 guidelines, many important industrial townships such as Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi continue to be in the Red zone.
This assumes significance as India’s exports contracted 34.5 % in March, the steepest monthly fall in over a decade as overseas demand remained lacklustre due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Lack of consistency in allowing units to open and then shut is also creating problems for the industries,” said Ajay Sahai, FIEO Director General in the letter to commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan.
In Karnataka, industries were all set to open but at the eleventh hour, the state government withdrew the permission. Similarly, in Mandideep industrial area in Madhya Pradesh, the permission was granted but withdrawn today.
“Such inconsistencies lead to uncertainty which affects the operation of the industries,” he said and added that labour shortage is across industries and affecting the transportation sector adversely, which is also deterring units from opening.
With more than 50% of export orders currently getting cancelled, the export sector is expected to see massive job losses estimated at least 15 million, unless a targeted economic relief package is announced soon, FIEO President Sharad Kumar Saraf, recently said.
At a few places in green or rural areas, manufacturing has not started as ancillaries providing important part/ components are in the red zone, thus continuous manufacturing is not viable. In some cases, the industry already has sufficient stock of the manufactured products which should first be put into distribution before commencing production.
Similarly, for many auto clusters, the manufacturing hasn’t started as the distribution channels have not been opened yet.
“A lot of MSMEs are unable to open their factories as they lack the liquidity to purchase the raw materials and other inputs,” Sahai added.
He highlighted that in many cases, the manufacturing units are unable to procure raw materials as factories producing them are in the Red zone and thus are unable to supply the materials.
Some of the food processing units have reported that they are not getting the raw material as the village panchayats do not allow anyone to enter the village to procure such raw materials. For cashew industry, the raw material is procured through APMC but since APMC isn’t functioning, the cashew units are finding it difficult to get raw materials to start production.
Exporters also pointed out several restrictions imposed by the home ministry’s guidelines on how factories should run. These include rules mandating that companies provide transportation to employees in a dedicated vehicle or keep workers within the premises or in the adjacent buildings.
“If workers are allowed to use their cycles or two-wheelers, it can solve the problem of many units. Since state buses are not generally plying, buses may be given to manufacturers for transportation on reasonable charges. It will be a win-win situation for both sides,” Sahai said.
While the government now also requires businesses to provide medical insurance to workers, FIEO said contrators often supply most of the labour. Since payroll workers have Employees’ State Insurance facility and contract workers may be covered by Ayushmaan Bharat scheme, this requirement needs to be relooked into, the association said.
Further, provision of hand wash and sanitizer preferably with touch-free machine at entry, exit and a common area. states are interpreting the word “preferably” as mandatory asking industry to provide only touch-free machines, which are very costly and in short supply.
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Breaking News : Lockdown, Day 31: Only the first wave so far
As COVID-19 continues wreaking havoc on global economies, Franklin Templeton has wound up six of its debt mutual funds – worth $4.1 billion – in the country, the effects of which are bound to be felt across the economy. ET Online|Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020, 09.39 PM ISTIndia lockdown day 31 wrap: All you should…
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Breaking News : As COVID-19 continues wreaking havoc on global economies, Franklin Templeton has wound up six of its debt mutual funds – worth $4.1 billion – in the country, the effects of which are bound to be felt across the economy.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020, 09.39 PM IST
As COVID-19 continues wreaking havoc on global economies, Franklin Templeton has wound up six of its debt mutual funds – worth $4.1 billion – in the country, the effects of which are bound to be felt across the economy.
Here are the latest developments:
COUNT SO FAR:
- One death in Kerala
- 778 new cases in Maharashtra, total now 6,427.
- 184 new cases in Madhya Pradesh, total up to 1,771.
- 62 new cases in Andhra Pradesh, total reaches 955.
- 44 new cases in Rajasthan, total now up to 2,008.
- 18 new cases in Karnataka, state’s count now 463.
- Six new cases in Bihar bring the total up to 176.
- One new case in Odisha, total cases now 90.
- Tripura becomes coronavirus free.
- Remdesivir – the antiviral drug being tested for COVID-19 – fails human trials.
- Bombay HC asks governments to ensure non-COVID-19 patients get proper care.
- AIIMS to not conduct autopsies for COVID-19 deaths.
- Sensex falls 536 points at close, NIFTY barely above 9,000.
- Rupee falls 40 paise against dollar; settles at 76.46.
- 29 lakh jobs in aviation could be affected due to the pandemic.
- Mobile manufacturers seek essentials tag.
- UBS cuts target price on bank stocks by 5-41 percent.
- India’s investments plummet to a five-year low.
- Sri Lanka to seek $400 million cash swap from RBI.
- Global deaths nearing 2,00,000.
- America’s death toll nears 50,000.
- Spain’s cases rise to 219,764.
- US passes $500 billion bill for coronavirus relief.
- 3,000 deaths in Brazil.
- Indonesia’s biggest daily jump – 436 cases – takes tally to 8,211.
- China reports six fresh cases.
- Monopoly fears triggered by the Jio-Facebook deal are too real to ignore. Agree? Debate here.
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Breaking News : With Over 23,000 Infections And 700 Deaths, India Emerges COVID-19 Epicentre In South Asia
The coronavirus positive infections have crossed 37,000, with more than half in India alone. The staggering numbers have complicated the task of governments looking to scale back lockdown measures that have destroyed livelihoods of millions across the region.This week, authorities sought to ease a stringent new cases on Thursday since the 40-day lockdown of the population…
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The coronavirus positive infections have crossed 37,000, with more than half in India alone. The staggering numbers have complicated the task of governments looking to scale back lockdown measures that have destroyed livelihoods of millions across the region.
This week, authorities sought to ease a stringent new cases on Thursday since the 40-day lockdown of the population of 1.3 billion by allowing farm and industrial activity in the least-affected rural areas. In some parts of the country, day one of relaxation looked like just another normal day, with no social distancing in place and of course, traffic jams.
On Thursday, India reported 1,684 new cases within 24 hours, taking the total tally past 23,000-mark and the death toll breaching 700.
“We have to remain focused in this fight, the effort is to stop the spread at any cost,” said Satyendra Jain, the health minister of Delhi, one of country’s top three virus hotspots.
“If we want to end the lockdown, we have to bring down the number of red zones.”
Breaking News : Maharashtra tops tally
With close to 10 days to go for the Lockdown 2.0 to end, Maharashtra has emerged as the worst-affected state with 6,430 cases and 283 casualties.
Breaking News : Here is total coronavirus cases in India, state-wise
Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 22
Andhra Pradesh – 895
Arunachal Pradesh – 1
Assam – 36
Bihar – 153
Chandigarh – 27
Chhattisgarh – 36
Delhi – 2376
Goa – 7
Gujarat – 2624
Haryana – 272
Himachal Pradesh – 40
Jammu and Kashmir – 427
Jharkhand – 53
Karnataka – 445
Ladakh – 18
Madhya Pradesh – 1699
Maharashtra – 6430
Manipur – 2
Meghalaya – 12
Mizoram – 1
Odisha – 90
Puducherry – 7
Punjab – 277
Tamil Nadu – 1683
Telangana – 960
Tripura – 2
Uttarakhand – 47
Uttar Pradesh – 1510
West Bengal – 514
So far, India has tested 5 lakh samples for coronavirus, according to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
India currently has close to 3,773 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals, health centres and care centres with capacity of 1,94,026 isolation beds, 24,644 ICU beds and 12,371 ventilators. The capacity is being increased everyday.
Breaking News : Status of other countries
The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached 11,155, with 79 per cent cases locally transmitted.
Bangladesh has decided to extend shutdown till May 5 as COVID-19 toll rose to 127. A report by Al Jazeera states that hundreds of doctors in Bangladesh have been infected by the novel virus. According to worldometers, Bangladesh has more than 4,000 cases and 127 deaths so far.
Nepal has reported 48 cases and zero deaths.
Maldives has reported 208 cases and zero deaths.
Sri Lanka has 373 confirmed cases and seven deaths.
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