Tuesday, May 26, 2020

PM asked to arrange trains for migrant labourers stuck in Maharashtra, Indian Railways worked all night: Piyush Goyal

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
New Delhi (ANI): Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that concerned about the plight of migrant labourers stuck in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked to immediately arrange for 145 trains that Maharashtra government demanded, to ensure that migrants are sent back immediately to their homes.

He said that Indian Railways worked all night to ensure compliance of PM's order. Piyush Goyal said that despite the fact that the Maharashtra government sent incomplete details and incoherent list, 145 trains were sent to Maharashtra. "Looking at the plight of migrants in Maharashtra who they are not even taking care of - state govt has totally collapsed. Worried about their situation Prime Minister said do what it takes but make sure migrants are sent back to their homes, arrange for 145 trains.."," Goyal told ANI.

Goyal said that the Maharashtra government sent an incomplete list of trains "All night our Railway people worked, we sent 145 trains to Maharashtra. Every train has been notified to state govt. I'm extremely sad to share that till 5pm, 74 of these 145 trains were supposed to depart, but since morning till 12:30 pm no passengers had boarded," he added.

Out of 74 trains which were to go until now, till 5 pm Maharashtra govt could give us passengers only for 24 trains which have departed. 50 are just standing in Maharashtra." said Goyal.

Special trains are being arranged to transport migrant workers stranded across the country due to the coronavirus induced lockdown back to their homes.
By: ANI.

Delhi sizzles at 45 degrees Celsius, no respite till Friday: IMD

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New Delhi (ANI): Delhi and its adjoining regions will not get relief till May 29 (Friday) from the scorching heat as the temperature is likely to be above 45 degrees Celsius for the next few days, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

According to the IMD, the minimum and the maximum temperatures in the capital would hover around 26 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius today.

The Weatherman further 45 degrees Celsius and 46 degrees Celsius and after that, region is expected to be battered by rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, there is a slight increase in the pollution levels of the capital today. As per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the AQI docked at 176 in the morning, which falls in the 'moderate' category.

SAFAR further stated that PM10 pollutants in Delhi were recorded at 214 meanwhile PM2.5 pollutants were recorded at 81.
By: ANI.

Samsung get approval from South Korea to use ECG feature on Galaxy Watch Active 2

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New York (ANI): South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has granted approval to Samsung to use the Electrocardiogram (ECG) feautre for measuring heart rhythms on the Galaxy Watch Active 2.

The company has also received clearance to conduct blood pressure measurements using the Health Monitor app, Engadget reported.

After the availability of the feature, users can launch the Samsung Health Monitor app and put their finger on the button for long enough to get a one-lead ECG reading. The company said that the Samsung Health Monitor app will be available on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 within the third quarter and will progressively expand to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices.
By: ANI.

Saudi Arabia to begin easing coronavirus restriction from May 28

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Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] May 26 (Sputnik/ANI): Saudi Arabia will start phasing out restrictions from May 28 that were imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus, Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said.

"Starting Thursday, May 28, the next measures will implemented to allow a full return to normal life," he said during a press conference on Monday (local time).

As part of the exit strategy, the Saudi health authorities plan to step up testing and increase capacities for treating patients with severe coronavirus disease.

With overall 74,795 confirmed cases, Saudi Arabia is the epicentre of the outbreak in the Arab world. It recorded more than 2,200 new cases and nine deaths in the past day, bringing the death toll to 399.
By: ANI.

Centre govt allows domestic air services by non-scheduled, private operators

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New Delhi (ANI): The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Monday said that domestic air services by non-scheduled and private operators including fixed-wing, helicopters and microlight aircraft shall resume with effect from May 25.

"The government has decided for recommencement of domestic air services by non-scheduled and Private (General Aviation) operators (Fixed Wing/ Helicopters/Microlight aircraft)," read the Ministry's directive.

"In view of the need for precautionary measures to be taken by various stakeholders during COVID-19 pandemic, detailed general instructions; guidelines to be followed by passengers; and specific operating guidelines for major stakeholders (airlines, airport operators, ground handling agencies, etc) have already been issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation vide order dated May 21," it added.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that 532 flights operated on Monday, the first day of resumption of domestic flights after suspension in the wake of lockdown. He said 39,231 passengers travelled by the flights and the number would increase further with the resumption of operations in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

The domestic flights were suspended in March due to lockdown imposed to contain the sprad of coronavirus. The country is in the fourth phase of lockdown which will continue till May 31.
By: ANI.

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