Friday, March 20, 2020

Railway intensifies disinfection, health screening of passengers

The State Government Health Department, combined with Railway Health Department, has begun screening passengers entering Madurai railroad intersection.

Apart from taking disinfecting exercise up On trainers and the railroad platforms of trains, those entering the railroad stations are requested to clean their hands.

A health Official stated that officer from State Health Department, together with staff in the Railway Health Department, has put up help desk of the railroad junction on Western and Eastern entrance .

Though a centre has been provided for Hand washing beyond the railway stage those input the premises are given hand sanitiser.

The passengers are screened with. thermal scanners. The passengers' traveling history is requested and anybody who'd travelled overseas in the years are requested to avoid traveling. They are asked if they had some contact with foreigners or people who had returned from some other nations, the official added.

The railroad health department has Increased the frequency of disinfecting the railroad premises. The touch areas like seats, furniture, hand railings, lift buttons and charging things are taken attention besides cleaning the floor with disinfectant.

"This job is taken up around the clock. All The employees on the railroad assumptions such as health workers, railroad booking clerks ticket examiners and officials are granted masks. Even in the railroad offices, sanitiser bottles are retained out the offices," an official said.

The mechanical Section of Southern Railway has taken up cleanup of railroad coaches. "Many 300 coaches have been washed daily. Disinfectant are being coated inside all trainers," the official added.

Blankets weren't issued to AC coaches' passengers and drapes are eliminated to decrease disease.

State and trains and passenger trains are cancelled due to occupancy, all summer.

As Part of creating posters, consciousness of COVID-19 and leaflets on measures are being dispersed to the passengers in railroad stations that were significant.

Coronavirus | Indian mission offers help in arranging accommodation for stranded Indians in U.K.

The Indian High Commission in London is offering help with Organising accommodation for Indian nationals stranded at the U.K. in light of India's ban on travelers in the U.K. and Europe over coronavirus pandemic.

The Assignment proceeded to field hundreds of networking messages and also calls out of professionals and students and had set up an email program for Indian passport holders to get in contact.

The High Commission proceeds to participate with the U.K. government on advice for Indians from the U.K. whose offenses are expected to expire but are now not able to depart notes its most recent advisory.

One of those Seeking assistance is a animator and graphic designer who's one of a set of four specialists, who state since the ban came into effect from 38, their tickets were cancelled.

Now with no savings and jobs are we going to live in here,'' he states.

"I Understand that this is a dynamic scenario, however it's very disappointing to find that we still don't have a choice from U.K. government for people stranded at the U.K.. Chinese nationals have obtained an automatic extension of visas, why are we not after the exact same version," asks a senior business analyst in Leeds.

You will find many others keen The deadline for India's travel ban To know whether they'd have the ability to return to India after March 31. But, there's a growing fear that the travel ban could be further extended awarded the fast spread of this Covid-19 pandemic, that has maintained 144 resides from the U.K.

Meanwhile, Student classes have continued to rally round to assist Indian nationals throughout the catastrophe and called the U.K. Home Office to assist those stranded together with the extra worry of an dying student visa.

"We Have established a group to specifically offer support and guidance to all pupils in the U.K. in these unprecedented times. We're getting questions linked to wellness, travel and lodging and even solitude," stated a spokesperson for the Indian National Students Association (INSA).

We ask the Home Office from the U.K. and the High Commission of India to operate together, particularly for pupils whose U.K. visa is set to run out from the end of March, '' the spokesperson said.

Faculties Round the U.K. have stated they're aware of the plight of international students, a lot of whom have nowhere to go as campuses move into shutdown.

Faculties are aware of Students that are separated from family and friends and can be not able to travel due to the pandemic. Faculties will continue to do everything that they can to encourage those staying on campuses and also keep them secure, and are frequently communicating with pupils and personnel to provide them with timely and precise advice, stated Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Colleges U.K., the representative body for U.K. universities.

Meanwhile, the U.K. stays under rigorous social 3,269 were hit by distancing conditions, together with the authorities imposing curbs on traveling and all social contact since the amount of coronavirus instances.

Attendance to be stopped in power utilities of Telangana

The four power utilities of Telangana Have Opted to open control Channels at circle and zonal amounts to channelise their funds also to minimise the reaction time to restore supply and to attend to crises.

A high-level Assembly of their power utilities chaired by Chairman and Managing Director of TS-Genco and also TS-Transco D. Prabhakar Rao was held on Friday to discuss and review their own willingness to guarantee 24×7 power distribution to all types of customers during the rising spread of coronavirus instances. Many senior executives of their power utilities, such as CMDs of southern and southern discoms G. Raghuma Reddy and A. Gopal Rao, respectively, also attended the meeting.

It's to Start with Been determined to stop presence because one of the resources for the spread of coronavirus at offices of these utilities is proven to function as contact. The presence would be enrolled in the method of registering up a register meant until further orders for its purpose. Scanners could be made accessible at all offices that were major.

Considering that another few months Are thought to be vital to include the spread of coronavirus, maintain them accessible at all district shops and the maintenance and operations department was advised to secure all of the material and arranges. It's been decided to maintain wireless places and all communication stations at significant power plants along with sub-stations.

It Has been determined to limit people to utilities' workplaces and also to encourage customers to use complaint mechanism. Washing machine facilities and sanitisers are organized in all points and all workers are advised to use masks.

Here, canteen will be retained Closed from all and March 23 workers are advised not and to keep restraint to forward or post any information about coronavirus to prevent spread of misinformation.

To minimise the Vulnerability of its employees to the prospect of contracting virus has decided to postpone all new and overburdened capital works in most hydro-electric and renewable power plants and take them. All stations are instructed to start control rooms led by the Chief Engineers to look after all crises.

Mr. Prabhakar Rao said that the power utilities were geared up to guarantee source of 24×7 power to all types of customers. He promised that supply could be preserved during the State with all steps to make sure that the virus is not contracted by the utilities' employees.


SEBI grants temporary relaxation from disclosure norms

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has given Temporary relaxation of this COVID-19 pandemic that is continuing on account to businesses in certain disclosure requirements.

In a release On Thursday, the capital markets regulator stated that employers might get relaxation including filing corporate government reports, yearly and quarterly benefits and shareholding patterns among other 40, which range from three months.

"Developments Arising on account of the spread of this virus have justified the demand for temporary relaxations in accordance conditions for listed entities," the release stated.

In accordance with the launch, companies are provided a relaxation for submitting corporate governance report.

A relaxation of a single month to 45 days was granted for submitting annual and quarterly financial results.

Incidentally, This is the next time an announcement has been issued by that the watchdog amid the virus issues on the marketplace which has resulted in the benchmarks their day declines registering.

On March 13, that had been stated by SEBI It had been closely monitoring the developments in the stock exchange And, together with the stock trades, was ready to behave appropriately if required.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus |Qatar bans entry of people from India, 13 other countries

Qatar has banned entrance of people coming from India and 13 additional countries in the aftermath of coronavirus outbreak.

The Ban would be applicable to people coming from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Syria and Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea.

"This Conclusion comes as a preventative measure on account of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally," Qatar authorities said in a statement dated March 8.

Flights have ceased sources said.

Qatar Airways operates 102 weekly flights from Doha to 13 Indian cities, such as New Delhi.

According To the announcement, the suspension of entrance would impact all people intending to input from such countries, such as visas upon arrival, people who have home or work permit, and people.

Qatar Airways declared suspension of Flights to and from Italy, among those countries worst affected by the coronavirus epidemic.

Comprise GoAir IndiGo and Air India.

There was no announcement from the 3 airlines regarding the status of the flights.

Meanwhile, Kuwait on Saturday had suspended operations of flights to and from India and six other countries in the aftermath of this coronavirus outbreak.

Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary programme postponed; PM Modi may not visit Bangladesh

Bangladesh has stalled the key programme to indicate Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centenary to be held on March 17.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been scheduled to attend the occasion.

Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, the primary coordinator of the committee to execute yearlong birth centenary programmes, stated the decision has been taken following three instances of COVID-19 surfaced in Bangladesh.

"A Gathering was anticipated on March 17 at the National Parade Ground. However, considering the circumstance, we've opted to postpone it," Mr. Chowdhury, a senior bureaucrat, informed The Hindu. He, however, suggested that the occasion was"postponed rather than cancelled."

"We Have a meeting where we'll determine how -- to what scale -- we shall indicate March 17 [the 100th birth anniversary of Mujibur Rahman] and on the upcoming occasion," Mr. Chowdhury said.

Even though both sides have Not formally announced the cancellation of his scheduled trip on March 17, the postponement entails that Mr. Modi's Bangladesh trip"stands for today", said a source who's informed about the evolution.

"The Foreign Ministry [of Bangladesh] are going to have the ability to clarify regarding the trip," Mr. Chowdhury said.

Protests against visit
Last week, largescale protests were seen in Dhaka from Mr. Modi's trip.

Dhaka University students' union vice-president Nurul Haq told global press which they'd show against Mr. Modi's trip,"whenever he's in the city."

"We will attempt to halt the trip, at any price tag. We may March from college to airport or show about Indian High Commission," he said .

Taking into Consideration the Circumstance Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the nation a week to talk about concerning the trip of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Chowdhury said other programmes, scheduled during the year, would last according to strategy.

Bangladesh Government will upgrade the Indian authorities about"the programme Programs and programs linked to Mr. Modi's future trip", stated a source.