In a letter seen by the BBC, the Executive Pilots Association, a body that represents senior long-haul pilots of the airline, says they have been given "flimsy" pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that "tear and disintegrate easily on rescue flights". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Air India pilots ‘at risk of infection’ on rescue flights
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"April is the month when we begin our summer training programmes. We have 90 days of the training schedule and the is ban likely to be lifted in a phased manner, RSS will not hold the May and June training programmes as well," informed the RSS functionary. … [Read more...] about RSS cancels 90-day summer training programme for first time amid COVID-19 outbreak
"Whenever BJP has got the opportunity to serve, the party has focused on good governance and empowering the poor. In line with the party’s ethos, our Karyakartas have worked hard to bring a positive difference in the lives of many and done great social service. We mark our party’s 40th anniversary when India is battling COVID-19. I appeal to BJP Karyakartas to follow the set of guidelines from our party president JP Nadda Ji, help those in need and reaffirm the importance of social distancing. Let’s make India COVID-19 free," he added. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 fight will be long one, will emerge victorious: PM Modi on BJP’s foundation day
The RRT then demarcates the area of 3-kilometre radius around the epicentre (the residence of the positive case) in case contact listing and mapping takes more than 24 hours. This area of 3 km radius is the containment zone. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What is a Covid-19 containment zone and why is it created?
The national carrier plans to modify a total of 5,000 coaches with 80,000 beds in the first phase. In total, it plans to modify 20,000 coaches that can accommodate nearly 3.2 lakh beds for isolation wards. The work is being carried out at 133 locations across railways’ workshops in the country. The railway board has suggested the isolation coaches be used in rural areas where there is no access to hospitals. … [Read more...] about Railways prepares Covid-19 isolation coaches in mission mode
Claim: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, says waiving loans for farmers is not really a solution, comparing it to handing out "lollipops" at election time. But the Congress opposition says its proposed loan waivers would be an effective means of helping farmers in need. … [Read more...] about India election 2019: Should farmers’ debts be written off?