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Thermal Screening of passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong at 7 airports across India

Thermal Screening of passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong at 7 airports across India

Amid outbreak of novel coronavirus (nCoV) disease in China, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA ) has directed for all logistics support and arrangements to be made immediately with regard to screening of passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong at the identified airports i.e. Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Cochin apart from three airports at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata identified earlier.

This is in continuation to the Advisory from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Centre for Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services, under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India regarding the threat of ‘Novel Corona Virus Disease (nCoV) in Wuhan, Hubei province of China.

MoCA has called for immediate implementation of the action plan and strict adherence by identified airports and all concerned airlines.

The action plan among others includes the following:

In order to facilitate early isolation, In-flight announcements to be made by the airlines (which are directly coming from any airport in China including Hong Kong) requesting passengers with a history of fever and cough and history of travel to Wuhan City in last 14 days to self-declare at the port of arrival or to State Health Authorities.

Airlines staff to guide the passengers in filling up the self-reporting forms before disembarkation so that the filled up format can be checked by APHO staff on arrival.

Airport signage to be displayed boldly at the strategic locations of these seven identified airports

Health Screening at Airports: Thermal Screening of passengers to be undertaken. Provision of space at the pre-immigration area with logistics to install the thermal cameras to be made at these airports. Airlines staff to bring the passengers to the Health counters before the immigration check.

Operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with regard to managing the suspected communicable disease on board an aircraft.

All passengers and crew who are otherwise healthy should be allowed to continue their onward journey. If the ill passenger or crew member is confirmed as a probable case of Wuhan Corona Virus, public health authorities should be notified about the contacts using the Passenger Locator Form.

Nation celebrates birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Nation celebrates birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Nation celebrates the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; The day is celebrated as  National Day of Patriotism; President, Vice President and PM remember Netaji on his Jayanti.

The nation is paying homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary today. The day is also celebrated as  National Day of Patriotism. A number of functions have been organized in different parts of the country to mark the occasion.

  • Netaji was born in Cuttack, Orissa on 23rd January 1897
  • Bose formed Azad Hind Fauj on  21 October 1943
  • Netaji died on 18th August 1945  in a plane crash

President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Netaji. In a tweet, he said: ” Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India’s freedom struggle. At his word, millions of Indians joined the freedom movement and gave their all. His courage and patriotism inspire us.

On the birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the Vice President took to Twitter to salute the brave freedom fighter. He paid his humble tributes to national icon & charismatic leader of India’s freedom movement and also revered his deeds for the nation.

The Vice President said that Subhash Chandra Bose instilled patriotism among people, gave the slogan-‘Jai Hind’ and inspired thousands of people to take part in the freedom struggle. He further added that his act of hoisting the Tricolour for the first time in Port Blair in 1943 and declaration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands as first Indian territory to be freed from British rule continues to inspire every Indian.

On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to the freedom fighter at the Parliament Hall in Delhi.

Senior leaders including Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also paid tributes to Netaji.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said that ” On 23rd January 1897, Janakinath Bose wrote in his diary, “A son was born at midday.”This son became a valorous freedom fighter and thinker who devoted his life towards one great cause- India’s freedom. I refer to Netaji Bose, who we proudly remember on his Jayanti today.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister said: India will always remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism. He stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians.

The Prime Minister also shared a video on Netaji in his Twitter account.

India reiterates that there is no role for any third party on Kashmir issue

India reiterates that there is no role for any third party on Kashmir issue

India today reiterated that there is no role for any third party on the Kashmir issue. Responding to a media query on United States President Donald Trump’s remarks to help in resolving the Kashmir issue, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, New Delhi’s position has been clear and consistent that the issue should be discussed between India and Pakistan under provisions of Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration.

He said the onus is on Pakistan to create an environment for engagement. The Spokesman added that Pakistan’s attempt to create an alarmist situation in Kashmir has failed as the global community understands Islamabad’s double standard. The US President had reportedly offered to mediate between the two nations during the World Economic Forum summit in Davos.

On remarks made by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at Davos on India and India-Pakistan relations, the Spokesman said, the remarks are factually inaccurate and contradictory.

He said Pakistan has to realize that the global community has seen through their double-standard of playing the victim card in their fight against terror on the one hand and supporting terror groups on the other.

Assam: 644 terrorists of 8 banned outfits surrender

Assam: 644 terrorists of 8 banned outfits surrender

  • A total of 644 terrorists of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam on Thursday along with 177 arms.

    The members of the insurgent groups — ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF, and NLFB — surrendered in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a program in Guwahati.

    DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta told reporters that this is an important day for the state and the Assam Police. He also said it was one of the largest surrender of terrorists in recent times.

Clash breaks out between two groups of students’ in JNU

Clash breaks out between two groups of students’ in JNU

Clash breaks out between two groups of students’ in JNU

Violence broke out between members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union and the ABVP on the university campus on Sunday.

18 students received injuries in the attack and are currently admitted in AIIMS. The violence was started first by the Left and then by members of ABVP

Over 7 crore farmers benefitted under PM-KISAN scheme: Govt

Over 7 crore farmers benefitted under PM-KISAN scheme: Govt

Over seven crore farmers have been benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.

Under this scheme, six thousand rupees per year are being given in three installments to the farmers.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said, from 1st December of this year, the release of benefits will be made to beneficiaries only on the basis of Aadhar authenticated data under this scheme.

He further said, as per the instructions of the central government, state governments have organized publicity and awareness campaign to ensure that Aadhar based authenticated data must be used to provide the benefit to the beneficiaries.

He informed that around over one crore 67 lakh farmers in Uttar Pradesh are benefited under the scheme which is the highest among all the all states.