Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: Reports said that a junior engineer of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) succumbed to a COVID-19 infection on Monday.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said, “We have decided to levy additional Excise Duty & Assessed Fee in lieu of Covid Cess on liquor with effect from 1 June 2020. These would range from Rs 2 to Rs 50 depending on type and size of the item sold. The amount collected will be utilised for COVID-19 related expenditure”.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that key steps have been taken by the government to boost MSMEs. “Rs 20,000 crores will be infused into the sector,” he said.
“Cabinet today has approved Rs 20,000 crore subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs, this will benefit 2 lakh stressed MSMEs,” he added.
Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari and Narendra Tomar are addressing the media on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet in a meeting today.
Javadekar said that in light of the effect of coronavirus on the economy, some “key steps have boost MSME and farm sector discussed in Cabinet meet”.
“Definition of MSMEs been changed further. Micro units limit raised from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Small units’ turnover set at Rs 50 crore. Micro units’ turnover set at Rs 100 crore,” he was quoted as saying by India Today.
Uttar Pradesh principal secretary (health), Amit Mohan Prasad on Monday said that the state government is tracking migrant labourers returning to the state with the help of ASHA workers.
He also said that 11,47,872 labourers have been tracked till now, out of which 1,027 are symptomatic. Their samples have been collected for test.
The DGCA has asked Airlines to keep the middle seat empty if passenger load, seat capacity permits so. If middle seat can’t be kept vacant then passengers are to be provided additional ‘wrap-around…