Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: ddma

Why did Delhi delay schools reopening? Unvaccinated kids, travellers & tweak in plan are reasons

Delhi Disaster Management Authority Friday allowed physical lessons for classes 9 and above to resume from 7 February, and classes below 9 from 14 February.

Fear of another migrant exodus why Delhi hasn’t imposed stricter restrictions as Covid surges

Delhi Tuesday recorded 5,481 new Covid-19 cases and a positivity rate of 8.37%, but after Tuesday's DDMA meeting, Deputy CM Sisodia announced only a few more restrictions.

Delhi govt, DDMA to hold review meet over rising cases of Omicron variant

The officials will discuss the current Covid situation and increasing cases of the new Covid variant during the meeting. India has so far reported over 100 cases of Omicron strain.

DDMA says unvaccinated Delhi govt staff won’t be allowed to attend office from 16 October

The order, issued by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, stated that the Modi government 'may consider issuing similar directions in respect of its employees working in Delhi.'

Schools for junior classes in Delhi to reopen after festival season, says DDMA

In a meeting chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal Wednesday, DDMA said that the Covid situation in Delhi is 'good' but precautions must be maintained.

Celebrate festivals in ‘simple manner’ — What experts said at DDMA meet over 3rd wave fear

According to the minutes of the meeting held last month, ICMR director Balram Bhargava said mass gatherings must be discouraged and if permitted, prior vaccination should be ensured.

Delhi govt bans Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places

The DDMA said no tent or pandal should be set up and crowds shouldn't gather at any religious or social place. It also informed that permission won't be granted for any procession.

Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi

An order by DDMA disallowed celebrations, processions, gatherings for Kanwar Yatra 2021 starting from 25 July in Delhi. The order came a day after the yatra was cancelled in UP

Delhi’s graded response plan to deal with possible third Covid wave passed by DDMA: Kejriwal

The colour-coded graded response will involve restricting economic activities as per the level of alert linked to the severity of the pandemic, tweeted Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

14-day institutional quarantine mandatory for those arriving in Delhi from Andhra, Telangana

Delhi Disaster Management Authority order said a virulent Covid variant was reported in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, with a shorter incubation period & high transmission rate.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.