Coronavirus LIVE: Over 20,000 stranded Indians back home, says govt

Coronavirus in India updates: With five,609 circumstances in a solitary working day, the complete coronavirus rely in India has risen to 112,442, in accordance to Worldometer data. As lots of as three,438 people today have died from the ailment so far. The Planet Overall health Business on Wednesday lifted issues about the raising range of new coronavirus circumstances in lousy nations, even as lots of wealthy nations had started rising from lockdown. 

The global health and fitness overall body stated 1,06,000 new circumstances of an infection of the novel coronavirus had been recorded in 24 hours, the most in … Read More

Govt sets foodgrain production target at 298 million tonnes for 2020-21 crop year

The Union Agriculture Ministry on Thursday requested the States to strategy for a whole foodgrain creation of 298 million tonnes (mt) for the crop yr 2020-21, growing mostly the output of pulses and coarse cereals.

The targets have been provided to Condition Agriculture Ministers and officials who participated in the national kharif conference organised by the Ministry by means of movie-conferencing.

New targets

Although the focus on for rice and wheat for the coming yr continues to be far more or fewer identical as 2019-20’s approximated creation of 117.47 mt and 106.21 mt respectively, the targets for coarse cereals and

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Coronavirus: Govt allows non-refundable advance withdrawals under EPFO

The Union Labour and Work Ministry has notified amendment to the Employees’ Provident Resources (EPF) Scheme to allow for withdrawal of non-refundable advance by the associates in the party of Covid-19 pandemic.

The EPFO has directed its field places of work to apply the amendment.

The notification GSR 225(E) amends the EPF Scheme 1952 to allow for the withdrawal of non-refundable advance by EPF associates in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic in the place.

The notification permits withdrawal not exceeding the simple wages and dearness allowance for 3 months or up to seventy five per cent of the amount of

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Govt removes royalties on Bt cottonseeds

Indian seed firms producing Bt cotton seeds will no for a longer time have to pay out royalties to German agri and pharma huge Bayer as the federal government has decided to fully take away trait benefit on transgenic cottonseeds offered in the place.

In a notification issued on Tuesday, Agriculture Ministry explained there will not be any trait benefit from now on Bollgard-I and Bollgard-II hybrid cotton seeds offered in the place. Even though a 450-gm packet of Bollgard-I Bt cotton hybrid seeds would be priced at ₹635, the identical volume of Bollgard-II hybrid seeds would be obtainable for

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Govt invites preliminary bids for sale of its entire 52.98% stake in BPCL

In the country’s biggest ever privatisation drive, the government on Saturday invited bids for sale of its entire 52.98 per cent stake in India’s second biggest oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL).

Expressions of interest for the strategic sale of BPCL have been invited by May 2, as per the bid document by the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

“The Government of India is proposing strategic disinvestment of its entire shareholding in BPCL comprising of 114.91 crore equity shares, which constitutes 52.98% of BPCL’s equity share capital along with transfer

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