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Coronavirus update : ITI Berhampur has prepared low cost kit for corona warriors

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ITI Berhampur team has prepared low cost "Aerosol boxes" and "Face shields" for Corona warriors. Aerosol box defends healthcare workers from COVID19 patients face,mouth and nose during endotracheal intubation. ITI Berhampur designed and developed Aerosol boxes from 4mm transparent acyclic sheets.
"Face shield" is also an important equipment for healthcare workers during service. ITI Berhampur developed "Face shields" from A4 transparent shield with foam lining and elastic band. Easy to manage.


Going another step ahead, @ITIBerhampur has prepared low cost 'aerosol boxes' & 'face shields' for medical professionals involved in treatment of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/kukRXm61W6 — Skilled in Odisha - OSDA (@skilled_odisha) April 28, 2020
Odisha's coronavirus cases reach 118 with 80 active cases and one death recorded till 10am, 28 April. 37 pateints recovered.

Airtel sign $1 billion deal with Nokia to expand network capacity.

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Nokia will emplace 300,000 new radio units across the country by 2020. Airtel sign $1 billion deal with Nokia's SRAN solution to emplace new units across 9 circle in India. It'll benefit in boosting network capacity and 5G  next generation network deployment.
"This is an important agreement for the future of connectivity in one of the world's largest telecom market," said by Nokia.
By far India is the second largest telecom market in the world with estimated reach up to 920 unique costumers by 2025 - according to GSMA

SpaceX's Starship spacecraft passed a crucial pressure test.

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Starship SN4 survived a "Cryo pressure test"late Sunday night (April 26) at SpaceX's south Texas site, near the village of Boca Chica, CEO Elon Musk announced.
Vehicle filled with frigid liquid nitrogen to set up a similar atmosphere like Mars. It can now progress to the engine test. Musk said ," SpaceX aims to conduct the static fire test later this week."

Snowing in Texas pic.twitter.com/0LKwIpnoPB — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2020
Starship is an ambitious Mars colonization project by Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. By succeeding "Cryo pressure test" it's now setting a stage for a test flight in future.

Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds announces by RBI.

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RS 50,000 crores Special Liquidity Facility for mutual funds announces by RBI. "Liquidity strains have intensified in the wake up redemption pressure related to closure of some debt Mutual Funds and potential contagious effect therefrom," said by RBI.
This decision came after US based Mutual Fund giant Franklin Templeton shuts 6 Indian fund. Due to coronavirus pandemic there is a capital market volatility and less liquidity lead to lesser confidence between investors. Therefore RBI trying to build confidence between investors by special announcement.

Odisha reaches 103 COVID19 cases.

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With 3 new cases from Sundargarh district Odisha's coronavirus cases tally stands at 103. "23 year male,60 year male and 57 yr female from Sundargarh (Rourkela) takes COVID19 cases in Odisha to 103. 33 people are recovered now. 69 active cases and one death," I &PR dept. twitted.
Health Update, 26th April

03 New Positive Cases in Sundargarh (Rourkela)

23 Yr Male, 60 Yr Male & 57 Yr Female

(Two are confirmed close contacts of earlier positive case. One is a suspected contact)

Total Positive Case: 103

Contact tracing and followup action is being done. — I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) April 26, 2020
Odisha govt. will now allow shops registered under Odisha shops and commercial Establishment Act,1956 to open within municipalities and municipal corporations with conditions. Shops in multi brand and single brand malls will remain closed. Shops will working in 50% human capacity with prescribed social distancing norms to be mandatory. Mask, gloves are mand…

Shops on residential areas to open with conditions from today.

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Relaxation aren't applicable to hot spot areas and containment zones. Shops in single and multi brand malls are remain closed. "All registered shops registered under shops and Establishment Act of respective states /UTs , including shops in residential complexes , neighborhood and Standalone shops exempted from #lockdown restrictions," the ministry of Home affairs said .


#COVID19 update
All registered shops regd under Shops & Establishment Act of respective States/ UTs, including shops in residential complexes, neighborhood & standalone shops exempted from #lockdown restrictions.

Prohibited: Shops in single & multi brand malls pic.twitter.com/NNz9abgWdA — Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) April 24, 2020
Masks ,gloves and other social distancing norms will be mandatory with 50% of staff only allowed. Public transport remain closed.
Malls,gyms, liquor shops, bars,sports complex remain shut for now. E-commerce companies are only allowed to …

What is Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act ?

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Let's get straight to the definition that says " An act for more effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individual and association and for matter concerned therewith,". 
The act assented on 30th December ,1967 and amended 6 times till now. The recent 2019 amendment remain matter of concerned for many intellectuals, which we'll discuss further. Before that lets know "what exactly UAPA act says..?

It extends to whole of India. The act defined ''unlawful activities" and "unlawful association" broadly. As per the act "unlawful activities", whether an individual or association ,means any action taken by such individual or association (whether by words, either spoken or written,or by signs or by visible representation) intended to disrupt the soverginity and territorial integrity of India.
"Unlawful association" means any association, which has for its object any unlawful activity, or which encourage or aids …

Coronavirus will kill more Americans than Vietnam war.

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More than 49,000 people have died in US, according to John's Hopkins University. It looks very feasible that more Americans will have died by this time next week of covid19 than 58,000 ,died in Vietnam war. Vietnam war was a conflict in Vietnam ,Laos and Cambodia from 1 Nov,1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 Apr,1975. A 19 years long war caused over 58,000 deaths of American side.
As per now US covid19 tally reaches 890,000 confirmed cases and over 50,000 deaths. 82,112 recovered. More than 26 million people applied for unemployment benefits in US, which is highest since great depression.
Coronavirus world tally reaches 2.71 million cases and 191,000 deaths.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat comprises 49.5% of total covid19 cases in India.

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According to latest updates from Union health ministry 23,077 have been affected by covid19 , while the death toll is 718. Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat recorded 11,420 cases accumulatively. Which is 49.5% of total cases.  Maharashtra's total active covid19 cases stands at 6,430 . 5,307 active cases and 283 deaths due to covid19 recorded till morning ,24th April. Delhi recorded 2,376 total cases, in which 1,518 are active cases and 50 people died due to virus. Gujarat's coronavirus tally reaches 2,624 total cases. 2,254 active cases and 112 deaths. India's covid19 cases reaches 23,077 till date .17,610 active cases and 718 deaths. Recovery rate increases to 20.8% with 4,749 patients recovered from the disease.

SpaceX successful lunched 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

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Four time fliers Falcon 9 rocket lifted up at 3:30 p.m. EDT(1930GMT) from lunch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy space centre. "There are now 420 operational Starlink satellites," Elon Musk twitted.

There are now 420 operational Starlink satellites 🛰 😉 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 22, 2020 This is the 84th Falcon 9 flight to date, make it the most flown US rocket in use today. This four time flier having started his career by launching the Crew-Dragon Capsule on its first journey to space station in 2019, an uncrewed flight called Demo-1.
Watch Falcon 9 launch 60 Starlink satellites → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7zhttps://t.co/islIJwNrL1 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 22, 2020 Starlink is a satellite constellation project being carried out by SpaceX to provide satellite internet service. It will consist of thousands of small satellites in Lower Earth Orbit, working in combination with ground receiver-sender device(Transceiver).


National Civil Service Day - A day of introspection for civil servants.

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Every year on April 21, National Civil Service Day is being observed in India. On this occasion for civil servants to redevote themselves to the cause of citizens and prolong their commitments to public service and excellence in work. This day is conscript to commemorate ,first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's declamation to the probationers of administrative service official on 21 April, 1947 at Metacalf house, Delhi. On that day Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel described civil servants as ' Steel Frame of India'. First Civil Service Day was held at Vigyan Bhavan on 21 April, 2006 on that behalf.As a part of the day prime minister fellicate civil servants for excellence in service. It brings together civil servants to connect eachother.
History of civil service in India Warren Hastings laid the foundation of civil service. But the actual refome, modernization and rationalisation was started by Charles Cornwallis, called as 'the father of Civil service'. Cornwalli…

US decision to stop green card granting is likely impact to thousands of Indians.

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More than 2 lakh Indians are in line to get a family sponsored Green card , according to Us citizenship and immigration service (USCIS).



"We want to protect our US workers, and I think as we move forward, we'll become more and more protective to them," Trump said.

"By pausing immigration, we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America re-opens." pic.twitter.com/CCkeJJH1bs — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 21, 2020
As US suspended the issuing of new green cards for next 60 days, it is likely to impact thousands of Indian nationals waiting for their Green cards. America has a provision to issue 1,40,000 Green cards on employment base. In 2019 9,008 Indian received catagory1 , 2,908 received catagory2 and 5,083 Indian received catagory3 Green cards

"This pause on new immigration also help to conserve medical resources for our citizens as we fight this virus,"- Trump added.