News Wrap: May 19, 2020 - Maharashtra divided into red and non-red zones, Cyclone Amphan approaches and more

These news itrems made waves on Tuesday and were widely consumed, discussed and circulated across various media publications and platforms.

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Maharashtra divided into red and non-red zones

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced categorization of various areas into red and non-red zones for the purpose of allowing or restricting business and other activities in view of coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Consent of states no longer needed for ‘Sharmik’ trains

In a fresh set of standard operating procedures for shramik trains for migrant labourers, the clause for consent of states has been done away with. In its fresh SOP for movement of stranded labourers, the Ministry of Home Affairs said the “movement of shramik trains shall be permitted by Ministry of Railways in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs”. Read More

Cyclone Amphan moving towards Bengal, to make landfall on Wednesday

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said cyclone 'Amphan' is expected to cross between Digha and Hatia in Bangladesh close to the Sundarbans between afternoon and evening of May 20. Read More

Your view: Should lockdown 4.0 have had more relaxations?

While the home ministry in fresh guidelines allowed the resumption of app-based cab services, all shops, markets and commercial establishments except those in malls, it asserted that all metro rail services, schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants will continue to remain shut. Have Your Say

Lockdown 4.0 Dos and don'ts: What you need to know

Here's a full list of activities that will be permitted and prohibited in Lockdown 4.0. Read More

Priyanka Gandhi, UP govt in war of words over buses for migrant workers

The Congress party on Tuesday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of not allowing buses arranged by the party in the state and said that around 500 buses were stopped at UP-Rajasthan border in Agra district. Read More

Watch: Pride of peacocks causes traffic jam

In the footage, shared by Indian Forest Service official Praveen Kaswan, one can see a flock of peacocks exploring freely on a deserted road in Rajasthan. Click To Watch Video

Package for financial sector to ease asset risks, but won't fully offset COVID-19 blow

The government last week announced a support package of Rs 3.70 lakh crore for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector, Rs 75,000 crore for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and Rs 90,000 crore for power distribution companies. Read More

Polite Indian Team changed in the hands of Sourav Ganguly: Nasser Hussain

The former England skipper says that Ganguly made the Indian team more fierce and aggressive. Read More


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