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Today News Headlines 16th May 2020

  • In the 3rd press conference sharing details of Rs.20 Lakh package announced by PM Modi, FM Nirmala Sitharaman briefed on the third set of reforms to rebuild economy. 11 measure were announced yesterday out of which 8 were related to strengthening infrastructure, logistics, etc and rest 3 pertaining to governance and administrative reforms. Read some of them here and for complete 20 lakh crore package details click here.
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has sent suggestions to the PM to allow the opening of shopping malls in Delhi with only 33% shops opening in a day.

today news headlines 16th may 2020

  • As reported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has 51401 active cases of Coronavirus while 27919 people have been cured/discharged and 2649 people died due to this pandemic. India is at number 11 in the world in terms of coronavirus cases as on date.
  • US President Donald Trump tweeted to inform that the US stands with India and the PM Modi in the fight against COVID-19 and they will donate ventilators to India.
  • Rajasthan Govt has said that people moving from one district to another within the state do not need the mandatory quarantine excluding marked hotstops and curfew areas.
  • The Union Health Ministry has issued new guidelines on measures to be adopted in hospitals by the health workers to ensure their safety. An Infection Control Officer to be identified by each hospital as also a Hospital Infection Control Committee to be activated to ensure guidelines are being followed.
  • The Rajasthan government has also announced several measures for bringing relief to farmers. These include facilitating and decentralizing procurement and a fair price for the crops.
  • Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal quoted a survey by CII and said that Assam has been losing approx. Rs.1,000 crores every day due to lockdown forced by Covid-19. He still recommended an extension of lockdown by a minimum two weeks.
  • The first four of the 36 Rafale jets may reach India by the last week of July. Jets expected to arrive in the first week of May but got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • India Met Deptt has issued a cyclone alert for 12 coastal districts of Odisha across the coastal Bay of Bengal. The cyclone will be named “Amphan”.
  • Around 3000 people from Goa are stuck in UAE due to coronavirus pandemic and have written to CM Pramod Sawant requesting for help in taking them back to India.
  • Myanmar has handed over 22 insurgents from the northeast to India. They were brought back in a special flight.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a scheme of Rs 400 crores to indigenously develop infrastructure for helping domestic military firms testing developed military hardware.
  • During a review meeting with senior officials, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed state officials to set up police station-level teams for ensuring that no migrant worker travels on foot or by any unsafe mode of transport.
  • The govt of Mizoram has extended lockdown till 31st May.
  • Allahabad High Court has held that “azaan” from mosques can be recited only by human voice without the use of loudspeaker or any other amplifying device.

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Today News Headlines 16th May 2020

Today Sports News Headlines 16th May 2020

  • Cricketer Smriti Mandhana feels that a full-fledged women’s IPL will help in tapping the talent resulting in better performance of the national team at a global level.
  • ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation have further extended the suspension of professional tennis till 31 July amid Covid-19 situation.
  • During the scheduled meeting of ICC Board, shifting of T20 World Cup to 2022 may also be discussed.
  • BCCI may allow outdoor training early next week, which if happens, will be missed by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who are stuck in Mumbai.
  • Sri Lankan Cricket Board has requested BCCI to explore the possibility of playing the scheduled series in July which looks uncertain due to the spread of coronavirus.

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Today News Headlines 16th May 2020

Today Bollywood News Headlines 16th May 2020

  • Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii famed actor Sachin Kumar passed away yesterday due to a heart attack. He had quit acting after the famous TV series and turned photographer. He was the cousin of Akshay Kumar.
  • Several Bollywood stars and lots of fans took to Twitter to wish Vicky Kaushal a very Happy Birthday.
  • People use twitter to share their views and thoughts. Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has a huge fan following and keeps posting for his fans, shared that he doesn’t have anything to share today. So cute ☺

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