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Covid count: India now No. 7, overtakes France
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:46

A day after overtaking Germany, India went past France in total count of Covid-19 cases on Monday, rising to the seventh spot in the list of countries with highest caseloads of the virus. On the first day of India’s unlocking phase, the number of fresh infections dipped slightly to 7,573, while the death toll remained above 200 for the fourth straight day.

Government hikes MSP of Kharif crops to boost farm income
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:37

The Centre on Monday announced higher minimum support price (MSP) of 14 kharif (summer sown) crops for 2020-21, increasing the support price of most popular summer crop paddy from Rs 1,815 per quintal to Rs 1,868 per quintal. The hike is, however, primarily tweaked in favour of coarse cereals (bajra and maize) and pulses (arhar and urad).

Lockdown hits Rs 20,000 crore legal practice industry
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:24

Monsoon hits Kerala; north to get ‘good’ rain
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:14

The southwest monsoon hit Kerala on Monday on its normal date of onset, the IMD said as it forecast “above normal� rainfall in north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, and “normal� seasonal rainfall with certain geographical variations during the June-September period.

Centre’s Rs 10,000 easy loan coverage to aid street vendors
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:03

The government on Monday said the Rs 5,000 crore micro-lending scheme for street vendors, will allow fruit and vegetable sellers, pakoda walas, barbers, cobblers, laundry service providers and pan shops – seen as a key political constituency – to avail of loans up to Rs 10,000. The PM Svanidhi scheme will give loans to street vendors who were in business before the lockdown at nominal rates.

1,000 items dropped from police canteens, then order withdrawn
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:24

A Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar order that on Friday delisted over 1,000 products sold at central police forces canteens after classifying them as “purely imported�, was withdrawn after the home ministry found many of the delisted items to be Made-in-India.

How Pakistan High Commission staffers spied on defence and government officials in New Delhi
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:09

Keep middle seats empty or give gown, says DGCA
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:57

Airlines have been allowed to keep middle seats occupied too if flights have high passenger loads. Passenger seated on the middle seat will need to be given a wrap-around gown in addition to face mask and shield. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday issued an order which among other things, mandates trying to keep the seat between two passengers vacant.

Covid-19: Fatality rate dips amid rising cases and deaths
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:51

With a larger proportion of Covid-19 patients getting cured, the case fatality rate, or the percentage of deaths of the total cases, has declined steadily to 2.83% from 3.3% around 45 days ago, even as the health ministry recorded the biggest single-day spike so far with 230 new deaths and 8,392 fresh cases till 8am on Monday. The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 5,394 in the country.

India may operate special flight from S Africa to bring home stranded citizens
Source:  Times of India
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:19

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