India News – 4 April 2020


Had an extensive telephone conversation with President @realDonaldTrump. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19: PM @narendramodi

Totally 2902 positive cases including 601 cases from yesterday. 1023 positive cases related to Tablighi Jamaat have been reported from 17 states: @MoHFW_INDIA

Adequate arrangements & protocols are in place to handle grid stability during lights out event on 5th April at 9:00 PM Local bodies advised to keep street lights on for public safety : @MoHFW_INDIA

If all lights are switched off at once on 5th April for 9 mins, it might lead to failure of the grid. All our emergency services will fail & it might take a week’s time to restore power : Nitin Raut, Maharashtra Power Minister

Of the total power consumed in India, domestic consumption is 20%. Of the 20%, lights at home consume just 3%. We are going to switch off lights, not our appliances, street lights, industrial facilities: @AmitMalviya

In order to strengthen our preparations to tackle #COVID19, we have decided to bring 108 ambulance and 104 health helpline employees under Rs 50 lakh medical insurance. Govt of Assam shall provide Rs 1000 to 108 employees for next 3 month additionally: @HimantaBiswa – Assam Minister

PM must ensure that the national Power transmission grid is not adversely affected by switching off on April 5. This can play havoc with the provision of health services vital to combat this pandemic : @SitaramYechury

I support this decision of FIFA to postpone FIFA U17WWC2020 which was to be held in India due to Covid-19. The Govt of India will extend full support to the game as and when it is decided : Kiren Rijiju

More than 132 lakh face masks produced by Self Help Group members in 24 States under National Rural Livelihood Mission: @PIB_India

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