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Drop Rs 4 lakh crore demand on PSUs: SC to govt

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to many PSUs which were directed by the Centre to pay over Rs 4 lakh crore on the basis of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Adjusted Gross Revenue, the court on Thursday said the demand is not correct and should be withdrawn while also indicating that it may consider…

Lockdown hits Rs 20,000 crore legal practice industry

Representative imageNEW DELHI: “When will physical hearing of cases in courts start?” It’s the common refrain of young, not so famous and moderately successful lawyers whose earnings have nosedived as the lockdown stifled the Rs 20,000 crore legal practice industry. Around 20 lakh advocates are mostly dependent on open court adjudication of disputes. With the…

6. Why ‘Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus’ is bad news for banks

6. Why ‘Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus’ is bad news for banksWhat: Incremental bank lending makes up the bulk of the government’s nearly Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus package to kickstart the economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown. However, forcing banks to lend could increase their bad loan burden significantly…

PM announces Rs 1000 crore aid for Bengal; toll at 86

KOLKATA/BHUBANESWAR/NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi on Friday announced interim central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha after an aerial survey of the devastation wrought by cyclone Amphan, especially in south Bengal, where the death toll was revised to 86 after government agencies were able to reach areas…

Govt allocates Rs 40,000 crore more for MGNREGS

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday announced an additional Rs 40,000 crore allocation for the rural employment guarantee scheme to help provide jobs to migrant workers returning home. Announcing fifth and final tranche of the economic stimulus package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the allocation for MGNREGS is being increased by Rs 40,000 crore over…

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Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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