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Daily Archives: 2nd May 2020

Aarogya Setu a surveillance system outsourced to pvt operator, says Rahul

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said: "The Aarogya Setu application is a sophisticated surveillance system outsourced to a private operator, with no institutional oversight -- raising serious data security and privacy concerns. Technology can help keep us safe, but fear must not be leveraged to track citizens without their consent."

TVS Motor reports zero April domestic sales

However, it exported 8,134 two-wheelers. "The following resumption of operations at the Chennai Port, 8,134 two-wheelers and 1,506 three-wheelers were shipped using the stocks from March while ensuring utmost safety," it said.

Himachal extends curfew till May 17, with 5-hr daily relaxation

He said certain shops would be allowed to open during the relaxation period.

Covid-19: India witnesses highest single day spike in cases; recovery rate 26.6%

Despite this steep rise in the number of cases, the country's recovery rate has jumped past the 26 per cent mark.

Kerala to delay start of liquor sale, says CM

According to the new central norms, liquor shops can be allowed to open after May 4.

Conditional Liquor sale allowed across India

However, that privilege is not extended to those living in a containment zone for whom strict adherence to lockdown will remain a must.

Goa will welcome tourists soon, subject to MHA guidelines, says CM

"After May 17, we will welcome them (tourists), if the central guidelines to be issued then allow (tourism activities). We are waiting for the central guidelines. That Goa is coronavirus-free is a positive thing," Sawant said.

100 days and working 24X7 – Kerala’s Covid-19 control room

It's in this control room that all the data starting with the coronavirus positives and the suspects are collated. Based on the data, the requirement of PPE kits and medicines is decided.

Migrant workers protest in Chennai

With the news of one train taking migrant workers from Telangana to Jharkhand, a large number of migrant workers in Pallavaram camp protested in that locality demanding train for them to their home state.

Meghalaya allows mining for domestic purpose, barred export

An official of Meghalaya's Commerce and Industries Department said the state government has issued a notification on Friday allowing the mining of limestone and boulder by licence and lease-holders companies for domestic sale within the country.

Functioning of HC, subordinate courts suspended till May 17

The decision was taken at the high court's administrative and general supervision committee meeting on Saturday via video link, chaired by Chief Justice D.N. Patel.

Bolsonaro wants Brazilians to return to work amid lockdown

"I would like everyone to return to work, but it is not me who decides this. It is the governors and mayors," Bolsonaro said in a live video on Friday.

Thailand’s Phuket allows employees to leave island

Deputy Phuket Provincial Governor Suphot Rodruang confirmed that the island province in southern Thailand has eased its lockdown measures by allowing some 15,000 employees to return home in other provinces, beginning on Friday with about 5,000 of them leaving, reports Xinhua news agency.

Nepal plans to ease lockdown, restart economy

If the recommendations of the Ministry are adopted, 77 districts of the country would be divided into three clusters of red, yellow and green, depending on population density, geography, linkage to international border and number of coronavirus cases, The Himalayan Times said in the report on Friday.

4,100 women take on Oracle over unequal pay in class-action lawsuit

The six Oracle workers who first sued against the company on 2017, seeking to be paid as much as their male colleagues, scored a major victory this week when a California state judge certified the class action lawsuit on Thursday.

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 assault-style firearms

Starting Friday, licensed gun owners will no longer be allowed to sell, transport, import or use these sort of weapons in the country, reports Xinhua news agency.

Delhi Police books Minorities Commission Chairman Zafarul Islam for sedition

According to the FIR, the copy of which is with IANS, Khan has been booked under sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc,) of the Indian Penal Code.

Special train brings back migrants to Jharkhand from Telangana

Around 1200 migrant and stranded labourers of the native state were welcomed with rose petals, face masks, packaged food and water upon arrival.

Need 400 trains to send back migrant labourers, says Kerala CS

"Yesterday night the first train left, today there are more trains and tomorrow even more. It might take a month and about 300 to 400 trains to send back all the migrant workers who are here," said Jose.

Wall Street tumbles amid market sell-off

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 622.03 points, or 2.55 per cent, to 23,723.69. The S&P 500 fell 81.72 points, or 2.81 per cent, to 2,830.71. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 284.60 points, or 3.20 per cent, to 8,604.95, Xinhua reported.

Trump urges Michigan Governor to settle with anti-lockdown protesters

"The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire," the President tweeted on Friday.

Covid-19 tally touches 37,336, toll at 1,218 in India

Of the total cases, 26,167 are active, 9,950 people have recovered, and 1,218 people have succumbed to the disease. The tally also includes 111 foreign nationals, the Health Ministry said.

Apple updates coronavirus screening app with new symptoms

Apple on Friday issued a new version of its app with updated symptom information and recommendations from the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Protests in Lebanon against unemployment, cabinet’s policies

People on Friday protested near the labour and social affairs ministries and the central bank of Lebanon reports Xinhua news agency.

Kim Jong-un appears in public, attends ribbon-cutting ceremony

"All the participants broke into thunderous cheers of 'hurrah!' extending the greatest glory to the Supreme Leader who has brought about a new change" in the development of the fertiliser industry, Xinhua reported citing the KCNA.

2 cops probing Tablighi Jamaat case test corona positive

A member of the crime branch provided this information to IANS on Friday on the condition of anonymity.

WHO hails Wuhan for clearing all COVID-19 cases

According to city authorities, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, was cleared of all COVID-19 cases in hospitals by April 26, reports Xinhua news agency.

COVID-19: Entire Kashmir Valley to be treated as Red Zone

The decision comes in the wake of the two-week-long extension in the national lockdown beginning on Monday.

COVID-19 remains a public health emergency of international concern, says WHO

"Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern," he said at a virtual press conference from Geneva, Xinhua news agency reported.

COVID-19: Nine key MP districts stay in ‘Red Zone’

Districts in which no new case has come up in 21 days are in the Green Zone. The districts where the number of cases is less than 10 and the number of positive patients are decreasing are placed in the orange zone. The list of districts will be updated weekly.