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May 6, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 70,000 migrants have reached home in 76 Shramik Special trains, says Railways

The Ministry of Railways has said that over 70,000 migrants, who were stranded due to the countrywide lockdown have reached their homes safely via Sharamik Special trains. A total of 76 Shramik Special trains have carried over 70,000 migrants to their homes between May 1 to May 5, the railway ministry said. As many as 35 trains originated from Gujarat, followed with 13 from Kerala.

Govt nominates Tarun Bajaj for RBI Central Board

The Central government has nominated Tarun Bajaj, Economic Affairs Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, as a director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India following the retirement of Atanu Chakraborty. The nomination of Bajaj is effective from May 5, the RBI said.

US has flattened coronavirus curve, now in next stage of battle, says Trump

Asserting that the United States has flattened the curve on coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the country is now in the next stage of the battle, which is a "very safe phased and gradual reopening". This pandemic, he said, has underscored the vital importance of reassuring US supply chains and constructing a powerful domestic manufacturing base.

69%! India now has highest taxes on petrol and diesel in the world

Lockdown 3.0: Liquor shops in Mumbai shut again; only essential shops open

Mumbai civic authorities Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided on Tuesday to shut all liquor shops in the city as crowds continued to violate social distancing norms. The first two days of regulation relaxations that allowed liquor shops to reopen saw violations in large numbers.

Coronavirus: 8 vaccines in human trials, 100 in preclinical stage

Eight candidate vaccines have entered the human clinical trials and another 100 candidates are in preclinical evaluation to find a permanent cure for Coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said today. Except for the vaccines attempted by BioNTech and Moderna, all the other vaccines under trials are based on proven technologies.

India now has the highest taxes on petrol and diesel in the world

The steepest ever hike in excise duty by Rs 13 per litre on diesel and Rs 10 per litre on petrol last night, has catapulted India as the country with the highest taxes on fuel around the world. The government on Monday night issued a notification to increase road cess on petrol and diesel by Rs 8 per litre. Further, additional excise duty was also hiked by Rs 2 per litre on petrol and Rs 5 per litre in diesel. This was the steepest ever hike in duties on fuel in India.

Telangana extends lockdown till May 29; night curfew to be in place

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday announced extension of the lockdown in the state till May 29 but with relaxations in rural and municipal areas. Rao said 1,096 people have tested positive for the virus as on Tuesday evening. He said 628 people have been discharged after treatment. Telangana is flattening the curve and it should be brought to zero, he said.

Coronavirus Lockdown India Live Updates: Mumbai shuts liquor, wine shops; country's COVID-19 cases near 50,000


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