With cases of Dengue rising, "first" death has been recently reported on the 18th of October. Delhi is facing some major issues with the mosquito-born-viral infection usually found in urban and semi-urban areas of the country. Twitterati flooding with comments on the Delhi government's, "10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute campaign raises concerns. However, till now, 382 cases have been reported in the month of October.
Ahead of the upcoming Diwali, the Delhi government on September 28 imposed a complete ban on the bursting and sale of firecrackers till January 1, 2022, in the capital. Notably, Several experts predicted that the celebration by the bursting of firecrackers will lead to crowds of people and air pollution amid the COVID-19. Moreover, DM and Deputy Commissioners have to submit daily action reports to the DPCC.
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After adopting the new liquor policy, the Delhi govt ordered all private liquor shops to remain shut between October 1 to November 16. The government liquor stores will completely stop operating from November 17. Reportedly, Delhi currently owns 573 stores out of 849, and the rest 276 shops are run by private sellers. However, a government official said, ''Thing will improve for sure, once the new stores are open.''
Delhi schools are to collect CBSE exam fees with a list of students for the upcoming 10th and 12th examinations before September 30. Earlier, CBSE had increased the fees to 1,200 for SC, ST, and 1,500 for the rest in 2019. All India Parents Association wrote to the Delhi government requesting "to cover the fees due to financial distress," as 1.5 lakh students transferred from private to government schools.
Delhi government has announced that they've started paying compensation to those who lost their family members to COVID-19 under 'Parivaar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana'. Reportedly, the govt has received 10,000 applications, and 1,416 families out of 2,451 eligible families have received a one-time payment that is Rs 50,000. However, other 1,257 eligible families have requested monthly aid. While the officials are also examining to approve more… read-more
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Employee Provident Fund account holders should link their Aadhar card with the PF accounts by August 31, after which the link will stop the users from making contributions to their accounts. The Funding regulator has also instructed the employees to get the Universal Account Number of all EFP account holders. Notably, the last date was May 30 but EPFO has extended the date to link Aadhar card.
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Under its new initiative ''Desh ke Mentor'', Kejriwal government has appointed Actor-Philanthropist Sonu Sood as a goodwill ambassador on August 27 in Delhi. Reportedly, the initiative will help those students who study in Delhi government schools, come from marginalised families, and lack the right guidance in their careers. Announcing the development, CM Arvind Kejriwal said, ''We couldn't have found a better person to endorse our programme… read-more
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on his visit to Uttarakhand on August 17 announced retired Army colonel Ajay Kothiyal's name as CM candidate for 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly polls. "People here want a break from politicians who have only looted the state. They now want an Armyman as CM who will not spend his tenure filling his coffers but serve them," Kejriwal stated. AAP will generate employment opportunities for youth if occupies the seat.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on July 27 that the Delhi government is going to nominate the names only of doctors and health workers to the Center for the Padma awards. The CM issued an email address, [email protected] – where people can forward their recommendations. The names will be shortlisted and finalized by the committee led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The Kejriwal Government has proposed to provide ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to each family of six martyred personnel including three from the Indian Air Force, two from Delhi Police, and one from the city’s Civil Defence sector. The proposal was approved by the cabinet on July 24. The government promised to stand by the families of paramilitary, army, police, and civil defence personnel living in the city. … read-more