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Delhi govt cuts taxes, diesel price slashed by over Rs 8

“Delhi Cabinet has decided to reduce VAT on diesel from 30% to 16.75%. This will reduce price of diesel in Delhi from Rs 82 to Rs 73.64 i.e. by Rs 8.36 per litre,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal  said that he will connect with several industry groups and experts to discuss ways to revive Delhi’s economy.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he will connect with several industry groups and experts to discuss ways to revive Delhi’s economy.(ANI File Photo )



The Delhi government has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel which will substantially cut the prices of diesel in the national capital.
“Delhi Cabinet has decided to reduce VAT on diesel from 30% to 16.75%. This will reduce price of diesel in Delhi from Rs 82 to Rs 73.64 i.e. by Rs 8.36 per litre,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
“This is one of the several measures taken by our government to revive Delhi’s economy. Earlier this week, we had launched a portal to connect job seekers with potential employers,” Kejriwal added.
The chief minister further said that he will connect with several industry groups and experts over video conferencing “to discuss more ways to revive Delhi’s economy”.

After a series of hike in prices, diesel was retailing at its the highest ever rate in the national capital. In fact, diesel has been selling at a higher price that petrol. This happened because the Delhi government raised VAT on diesel sharply.
Rates vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT.
Diesel rates have continued to be revised sporadically in July. The cumulative increase in diesel price since June 7 now totals Rs 12.55 per litre.

Prior to June 7, oil companies had for 82 days not revised petrol and diesel prices as they adjusted a record increase in excise duty by the government against the fall in rates warranted due to international oil prices slumping to a two-year low.
Before the start of a daily price surge, petrol was being sold at Rs 71.26 per litre in Delhi and diesel at Rs 69.39 a litre on June 6.


 

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Unlock 3: Delhi govt allows more economic activities, weekly markets on trial basis
On Wednesday, the Centre issued nationwide Unlock 3 guidelines, opening up more activities outside coronavirus containment zones, but schools, colleges, metro services, cinema halls along with bars will continue to remain shut till August 31.

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The government has also allowed weekly bazaars (markets) on a trial basis for seven days with social distancing and all necessary COVID 19-appropriate measures in place.

The Delhi government on Thursday decided to end night curfew and allow more economic activities, including normal functioning of hospitality services, in the national capital under 'Unlock-3' guidelines, according to a statement. The government has also allowed weekly bazaars (markets) on a trial basis for seven days with social distancing and all necessary COVID 19-appropriate measures in place, it said.

On Wednesday, the Centre issued nationwide Unlock 3 guidelines, opening up more activities outside coronavirus containment zones, but schools, colleges, metro services, cinema halls along with bars will continue to remain shut till August 31.

The Unlock 3 guidelines will come into force from August 1.

"As part of the decisions taken today under Unlock 3 guidelines, the Delhi government has decided to end the night curfew that was earlier in operation from 10 pm to 5 am," the statement said.

Since hotels of Delhi are no longer linked to hospitals, the Delhi government has also decided to allow normal functioning of hotels and hospitality services, as already permitted under the Centre's unlock guidelines, it stated.

Dozens of hotels were attached to hospitals to function as extended COVID care centres in June, when the city was witnessing thousands of cases daily.




But the Delhi government Wednesday delinked these hotels from hospitals with the situation showing signs of improvement.

On Monday, the government had allowed street hawkers to function in Delhi on a trial basis for a week from 10 am to 8 pm.

"It was decided today that the street hawkers will be permitted to function in the future without any limitations on operating hours," it stated.

According to the nationwide Unlock -3 guidelines issued by the Centre, political and religious gatherings will remain prohibited.

"The Delhi government has also allowed weekly Bazaars to function on a trial basis for a week with social distancing and all necessary precautionary measures," it said.

For the first time since the coronavirus lockdown came into force on March 25, the Centre has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 for which a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Health Ministry.

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People on social media more inclined to believe Coronavirus fake news: Study
Study says platforms like Twitter and Facebook are increasingly becoming the primary sources of news and misinformation for Canadians and people around the world

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New Delhi Published on: July 30, 2020 18:30 IST

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COVID-19 fake news has spreading like the virus itself

People who get their news from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19 pandemic, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Misinformation Review, revealed that those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations like social distancing.

"Platforms like Twitter and Facebook are increasingly becoming the primary sources of news and misinformation for Canadians and people around the world," said study co-author Aengus Bridgman from the McGill University in Canada.

In the context of a crisis like COVID-19, however, there is good reason to be concerned about the role that the consumption of social media is playing in boosting misperceptions," Bridgman added. For the findings, the research team looked at the behavioural effects of exposure to misinformation by combining social media analysis, news analysis, and survey research.





They combed through millions of tweets, thousands of news articles, and the results of a nationally representative survey of Canadians to answer three questions. Those three questions were: How prevalent is COVID-19 misinformation on social media and in traditional news media? Does it contribute to misperceptions about COVID-19? And does it affect behaviour? Results showed that, compared to traditional news media, false or inaccurate information about COVID-19 is circulated more on social media platforms like Twitter.

The researchers point to a big difference in the behaviours and attitudes of people who get their news from social media versus news media - even after taking into account demographics as well as factors like scientific literacy and socio-economic differences. Canadians who regularly consume social media are less likely to observe social distancing and to perceive Covid-19 as a threat, while the opposite is true for people that get their information from news media.

"There is growing evidence that misinformation circulating on social media poses public health risks. This makes it even more important for policymakers and social media platforms to flatten the curve of misinformation," said study co-author Taylor Owen.
 

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Corona Patient Does Not Spread Infection After 9 Days, Claims Research | ABP News
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New research conducted in Britain has claimed that a Covid infected person does not spread the infection after 9 days of having coronavirus. As per this research, the patient suffering from the deadly coronavirus does not spread further infection after 9 days.At present, the whole world is in the grip of deadly coronavirus which first emerged in the Wuhan city of China.Watch this report to know more about this research.
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UP: अनलॉक-3 की गाइडलाइंस जारी, स्कूल, कॉलेज और सिनेमा हॉल 31 अगस्त तक बंद रहेंगे

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उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने गुरुवार को अनलॉक-3 के संबंध में विस्तृत गाइडलाइंस जारी कर दी। इसमें कंटेनमेंट जोन के बाहर योग संस्थानों व व्यायामशालाओं (जिम) को पांच अगस्त से खोलने की अनुमति दी गई है। हालांकि सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग व कोविड-19 का संक्रमण रोकने के लिए बनाए गए सभी नियमों का पालन करना होगा। सभी स्कूल, कॉलेज व कोचिंग संस्थान 31 अगस्त तक बंद रहेंगे। ऑनलाइन व दूरस्थ शिक्षा के लिए अनुमति पहले की तरह जारी रहेगी।
मुख्य सचिव आरके तिवारी की तरफ से जारी इस गाइडलाइन में कहा गया है कि सभी सामाजिक, राजनैतिक, खेल, मनोरंजन, शैक्षिक, सांस्कृतिक, धार्मिक व अन्य सामूहिक गतिविधियां प्रतिबंधित रहेंगी। हालांकि लॉकडाउन केवल कंटेनमेंट जोन तक ही सीमित रहेगा और 31 अगस्त तक लागू रहेगा। कंटेनमेंट जोन में केवल अत्यावश्यक गतिविधियों की ही अनुमति होगी। प्रत्येक शुक्रवार रात्रि 10 बजे से सोमवार सुबह 5 बजे तक कतिपय प्रतिबंधों के साथ लागू व्यवस्था पहले की तरह जारी रहेगी। इस बारे में 14 जुलाई 2020 को जारी शासनादेश प्रभावी रहेगा।

सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग के साथ मनाया जाएगा स्वतंत्रता दिवस
गाइडलाइन के अनुसार स्वतंत्रता दिवस के कार्यक्रम सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग और अन्य स्वास्थ्य संबंधी प्रोटोकॉल के साथ आयोजित किए जाएंगे। सभी सिनेमा हॉल, तरण-ताल, मनोरंजन पार्क, थिएटर, बार, सभागार, एसेंबली हॉल और इस प्रकार के अन्य स्थान नहीं खुलेंगे। अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई यात्राएं (केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय से अनुमति प्राप्त को छोड़कर) व मेट्रो रेल सेवाएं बंद रहेंगी। इसमें संक्रमण के खतरे के प्रति संवेदनशील व्यक्तियों की सुरक्षा को ध्यान में रखते हुए उनसे घरों के अंदर ही रहने की अपील की गई है।

UP: अनलॉक-3 की गाइडलाइंस जारी, स्कूल, कॉलेज और सिनेमा हॉल 31 अगस्त तक बंद रहेंगे
 

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Unlock 3.0 guidelines to come into force from Aug 1; Schools, Colleges to remain closed till Aug 31
Jul 30, 2020
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Union Home Ministry has issued new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. The process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further in Unlock 3, which will come into effect from 1st of August. The new guidelines issued yesterday are based on feedback received from States and Union Territories and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments.

AIR correspondent reports, restrictions on movement of individuals during night have been removed. Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from 5th of August.

In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure will be issued by Health Ministry for ensuring social distancing. Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols. Schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st of August.

International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat Mission. Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner. All activities except Metro Rail, Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars shall be permitted outside containment zones.

Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will not be permitted. With Diwaker, Suparna Saikia, AIR News, Delhi.

Activities in the Containment Zones shall be monitored strictly by State and UT authorities and the guidelines relating to containment measures in these zones shall be strictly implemented. The Health Ministry will monitor the proper delineation of Containment Zones and implementation of the containment measures.

States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary. However, there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.


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Due to a lot of holidays in the month of August, the banking services will be significantly impacted. Due to several holidays in August, the banks are going to be closed for 15 days, which will affect the work. The First 3 days of August will be holidays due to Bakrid followed by Sunday and then Rakshabandhan. A lot of festivals this year fall in the month of August leading to back to back bank holidays
 

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India is messing its economy. Coronavirus is not smallpox that it is spreading like fire. Anyone who cares for the definition of mass immunity will say that a disease where over 90% of infected people survive already has mass immunity in society. The people who are spreading fake news are researchers.

If you get an EMF radiation meter then you will realize that smartphone radiation is killing us slowly. That is much bigger and widespread problem than Coronavirus.

More people, on average, die due to road accident in India than Coronavirus and no one has banned driving. Unlike Coronavirus problem, the accident problem is here to stay but Indian government is more focused on worrying about Coronavirus than solving bigger and more persistent problems.

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UP: आज नहीं रहेगा लॉकडाउन, रक्षाबंधन के कारण सरकार ने हटाने का लिया फैसला

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यूपी की योगी आदित्यनाथ सरकार ने रक्षाबंधन के त्योहार को ध्यान में रखते हुए रविवार यानी आज लॉकडाउन ना रखने का फैसला किया है। इस दौरान मिठाई और राखी की सभी दुकानें खुली रहेंगी।

Edited By Nilesh Mishra | नवभारतटाइम्स.कॉम | Updated: 02 Aug 2020, 12:02:00 AM IST

यूपी में अनलॉक-3, वीकेंड लॉकडाउन रहेगा लागू



यूपी में अनलॉक-3, वीकेंड लॉकडाउन रहेगा लागू



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  • यूपी में रविवार को नहीं रहेगा लॉकडाउन, रक्षाबंधन के कारण योगी सरकार ने लिया फैसला
  • रविवार को पूरे प्रदेश में राखी और मिठाई की सभी दुकानों को खोलने की दी गई मंजूरी
  • पिछले तीन सालों की तरह इस साल भी रोडवेज बसों में फ्री में यात्रा कर सकेंगी महिलाएं
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रक्षाबंधन के त्योहार के मद्देनजर उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने कहा है कि 2 अगस्त यानी रविवार को राखी और मिठाई की दुकानें खुली रहेंगी। हर हफ्ते शनिवार और रविवार को होने वाले लॉकडाउन में इस रविवार को छूट दी गई है। हालांकि, यह स्पष्ट किया गया है कि रक्षाबंधन के मौके पर भी कोरोना प्रोटोकॉल का पालन किया जाएगा और किसी भी प्रकार का सार्वजनिक आयोजन नहीं किया जाएगा।

राज्य सरकार के प्रवक्ता ने बताया पिछले तीन सालों की तरह इस बार भी रक्षाबंधन के दिन यूपी रोडवेज की सभी श्रेणी की बसों में महिलाएं मुफ्त में यात्रा कर सकेंगे। इसके तहत 2 अगस्त 2020 की रात 12 बजे से 3 अगस्त की रात 12 बजे तक सभी बसें महिलाओं के लिए फ्री रहेंगी। हालांकि, बसों में भी कोरोना प्रोटोकॉल का पालन किया जाएगा।


कहीं पर सार्वजनिक कार्यक्रम को अनुमति नहीं
सीएम योगी ने साफ निर्देश दिए हैं कि कहीं पर भी किसी प्रकार के सार्वजनिक कार्यक्रम का आयोजन ना किया जाए। पर्व के सभी अनुष्ठान घर पर ही रहकर किए जाएं। पुलिस को निर्देश दिए गए हैं कि रक्षाबंधन के मौके पर सघन पट्रोलिंग करके सुरक्षा और कानून व्यवस्था को चाक-चौबंद रखें।

यूपी में शनिवार को कोरोना वायरस संक्रमण से 47 और लोगों की मौत होने के साथ ही मृतकों का आंकड़ा बढ़कर 1677 हो गया है। अपर मुख्य सचिव (चिकित्सा एवं स्वास्थ्य) अमित मोहन प्रसाद ने बताया कि राज्य में उपचाराधीन मरीज 36, 037 हैं जबकि 51, 354 मरीजों को स्वस्थ होने पर अस्पतालों से छुट्टी दी जा चुकी है। शनिवार को कोरोना के 3807 नए मामले सामने आए।


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This is why America loves Coronavirus. People were getting $600 per week just to sit at home. The benefits are expiring so now everyone is upset with Trump. The same thing with researchers, they want the government to spend money. Oh, people are dying... this is the greatest pandemic of our lifetime. So, let goverment pay our rents, fund crappy research and give us money because Coronavirus has ruined our economy.

 
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