समाचार एजेंसी पीटीआई के मुताबिक, स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय में स्वास्थ्य सेवा महानिदेशक राजीव गर्ग सभी राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के स्वास्थ्य एवं चिकित्सा मामलों के प्रधान सचिवों को पत्र लिखा है। पत्र लिखकर उन्होंने कहा, यह आपके लिए जानना जरूरी है कि श्वासयंत्र एन-95 मास्क का उपयोग कोरोना वायरस के प्रसार को रोकने के लिए सक्षम नहीं है, क्योंकि यह वायरस को मास्क से बाहर निकलने से नहीं रोकता है। उपरोक्त कारणों से, मैं आपसे अनुरोध करता हूं कि आप अपने सभी संबंधितों को फेस और माउथ कवर का उपयोग करने करे कहें और एन-95 मास्क का उपयोग रोकने का निर्देश दें।
सचिन पायलट गुट के करीबी और चुरू से विधायक दीपेंद्र सिंह शेखावत ने आजतक के साथ खास बातचीत में दावा किया कि हमारे साथ लगभग 30 विधायक हैं, और विधायक भी हमारे साथ आ सकते हैं.
राज्य में सत्तारुढ़ कांग्रेस पर पार्टी के ही विधायक दीपेंद्र सिंह ने शीर्ष नेतृत्व से नाराजगी की वजह बताते हुए कहा कि वे पार्टी से इसलिए नाराज हैं क्योंकि पिछले 1.5 साल से राजस्थान में कोई काम नहीं हुआ है. हमारे क्षेत्र में कोई विकास कार्य नहीं हुआ है. एक इंच सड़क तक नहीं बन सकी है. पानी की व्यवस्था भी नहीं हुई है.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved further extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) as part of Economic Response to COVID-19 for additional allocation of food-grains from the Central Pool for another Five months from July to November, 2020.
In the month of March 2020, the Government of India announced the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP)1 to ameliorate the hardships faced by the poor due to economic disruptions caused by the Covid-19 in the country. This package inter-alia comprises the implementation of "Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)”, through which additional free-of-cost foodgrains (Rice/Wheat) at the scale of 5 Kg per person per month are being provided to about 81 Crore beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), so that poor and vulnerable families/beneficiaries are able to access food-grains easily without facing any financial distress. Under this programme initially, free food-grains for three months i.e. April, May and June were provided.
However, keeping in view the need for continuous support to the poor and the needy, the PM-GKAY scheme has been extended further for a period of next 5 months i.e. July- November 2020.
Earlier, under PMGKAY, this Department on 30/03/2020, had allocated a total of about 120 Lakh Metric Tons (LMT) foodgrains to the States/UTs to be distributed-for three months (April-June, 2020). Accordingly, the FCI and other State Agencies have delivered over 116.5 LMT (97%) of total 120 LMT of food-grains to all the States/UTs for distribution under this special scheme. So far, all States/UTs combined have reported the distribution of nearly107 LMT (89% of allocated food-grain) for the period April-June, 2020. So far, about 74.3 Cr. Beneficiaries have been covered in April and 74.75 Cr. Beneficiaries have been covered in May and about 64.72 Cr, beneficiaries in June 2020 have taken the benefit of these additional free-of-cost foodgrains over and above their regular NFSA food-grains. The distribution is ongoing and reporting of distribution figures will be updated once distribution is complete. Some States also distributed PM-GKAY food-grains for two-or-three months at one-go, owing to various logistical reasons.
Under the regular NFSA distribution, during the months of April, May and June 2020, about 252 LMT of NFSA and PM-GKAY foodgrains were moved by FCI all over the country using their robust supply network. Remote and inaccessible locations were continuously fed through other modes like Air and Water routes for timely supply of food-grains to reach out to beneficiaries. It is worth mentioning that, while maintaining the supply chains very efficiently even during the complete lockdown, FCI and the Department ensured uninterrupted delivery of foodgrains to beneficiaries, under the NFSA and PM-GKAY scheme. Further, IT driven PDS reforms, like, digitised EPoS machine network of nearly 4.88lakh (90.3%) out of total 5.4 lakh Fair Price Shops (FPSs) and End-to-End Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and Supply Chain Management were leveraged during the testing times despite temporary temporary suspension of biometric authentication in many states.
During April-May-June last year 2019, this Department had allocated a total of about 130.2 LMT of foodgrains under NFSA out of which a total of nearly 123 LMT (95% foodgrain) were lifted by the States/UTs. Whereas, during the same period of three months April-May-June 2020, this Department had allocated a total of about 252 LMT foodgrains for the same beneficiaries (132 LMT under NFSA and 120 LMT under PMGKAY), out of which more than 247 LMT have been lifted and 226 LMT have been distributed so far to the NFSA beneficiaries during the last three months which shows that nearly double the normal quantity off food-grains have been distributed as much needed succour to people.
With the current extension of PMGKAY for another 5 months till November. 2020, the same robust supply and distribution of food-grains shall be sustained. This would entail an additional estimated expenditure of Rs 76062 crore on account of cost and distribution of food-grains.
New Delhi: In a move aimed at benefiting the honest taxpayer, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has launched an SMS facility for Nil filing of GSTR-1 and appealed to those eligible for sending the SMS only in the prescribed format. The move is likely to help around 12 lakh taxpayers who can now file their returns without logging into the GST portal.
However, the facility to file returns on the portal will also be available as earlier. The Nil return for Form GSTR-1 can be filed on a monthly or quarterly basis. This is the back-to-back deployment of SMS facility for filing of Nil return by GSTN within one month. Since June 8, 2020, taxpayers have been enabled to file their GSTR-3B return through SMS.
How to file Nil GSTR-1 through SMS:
• The Taxpayer has to SMS ‘NIL<space>R1<space>15 digit GSTIN<space> Tax period in MMYYYY format and send it to 14409 from the registered mobile number. For example, for filing a return for the month of April 2020, the taxpayer having GSTIN 09AXXXXXXXXXXZC should send NIL R1 09AXXXXXXXXXXZC 042020 to 14409. If the return is filed for Apr-Jun 2020 quarter, the taxpayer should send NIL R1 09AXXXXXXXXXXZC 062020.
• After sending the SMS, the taxpayer will receive a six-digit verification code through SMS. The taxpayer has to send another SMS CNF<space>R1<space>06 digit verification code to 14409. For example, if the received verification code is 782503 then he will send: CNF R1 782503 to 14409.
• The taxpayer will finally receive a success message with Application Reference Number (ARN) indicating that the Nil filing of GSTR-1 has been successful. The status of the filed return application can also be tracked on the GST portal by logging into the GSTIN account and navigating to Services>Returns>Track Return Status. Form GSTR-3B can also be filed as Nil by using the same steps as above and using 3B instead of R1.
Mr. Prakash Kumar, CEO of GSTN, said: “We strive to enable taxpayers to perform their tax-related activities on their own by making the process as simple as possible. Some common mistakes have been observed while typing and sending the SMS which eventually lead to an unsuccessful filing. We are trying to make taxpayers aware that filing should be done in the prescribed format only to avail the facility.”
The correct format for NIL filing of GSTR-1 is: NIL<space>R1<space>15 digit GSTIN<space> Tax period in MMYYYY. For example: NIL R1 09AXXXXXXXXXXZC 062020. If the sequence of the message is incomplete o incorrect or not according to the format, the filing will be unsuccessful.
The filing of the Nil form GSTR-1 can be done anytime on or after the 1st of the subsequent month or quarter for which the return is being filed. For example, for the month of June 2020, NIL return can be filed only on or after July 1, 2020, and for the April-June 2020 quarter, it could be filed on or after July 1, 2020.
More details on the eligibility and procedure for filing Nil GSTR-1 return can be found in the help section of the GST portal, www.gst.gov.in.
नई दिल्लीः एक तरफ पूरा देश कोरोना से लड़ रहा है और मंदी की मार झेल रहा है। दूसरी तरफ, पेट्रोल और डीजल के दामों को बढ़ाने का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है। इसी कड़ी में लगातार 16वें दिन भी पेट्रोल और डीजल की कीमतों में वृद्धि हुई है। सोमवार को एक बार फिर से पेट्रोल और डीजल के दामों में बढोत्तरी की है।
इंडियन ऑयल कॉपोर्रेशन के अनुसार, दिल्ली में पेट्रोल की कीमत सोमवार को 33 पैसे बढ़कर 79.56 रुपये प्रति लीटर हो गई। डीजल के मूल्य में 58 पैसे की वृद्धि के साथ यह रिकॉर्ड 78.85 रुपये प्रति लीटर बिका। इसके साथ ही, पेट्रोल की कीमत दिल्ली में सोमवार को करीब 20 महीने के उच्चतम स्तर पर पहुंच गई, जबकि डीजल का मूल्य नए रिकॉर्ड स्तर पर पहुंच गया। पेट्रोल और डीजल के दामों में अंतर घटकर महज 71 पैसे का ही रह गया है।
पेट्रोल और डीजल में इस तरह लगातार बढ़ोत्तरी पहले कभी भी नहीं देखी गई। जानकारी के मुताबिक तेल कम्पनियों का कहना है कि अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बाजार में कच्चा तेल ब्रेंट क्रूड का भाव एक महीने में 18 प्रतिशत तक बढ़ गया है। वहीं, कोरोना संकट और लॉकडाउन के बीच कच्चा तेल सस्ता होने पर केंद्र सरकार ने उत्पाद शुल्क और राज्यों ने वैट बढ़ा दिया। इसी कारण से तेल कंपनियों को पेट्रोल और डीजल के दामों में बढ़ोत्तरी करनी पड़ी है।
पिछले 16 दिनों से लगातार पेट्रोल और डीजल के दाम बढ़ रहे हैं। इन 16 दिनों में दिल्ली में पेट्रोल 8.30 रुपये बढ़कर 79.56 रुपये पर पहुंच गया और डीजल 9.46 रुपये बढ़कर 78.85 रुपये पर पहुंच गया है। वहीं मुम्बई और कोलकाता की अगर बात करें तो पेट्रोल 32-32 पैसे बढ़कर 86.36 रुपय और 81.27 रूपये के रिकार्ड स्तर पर पहुंच गया है। चेन्नई में पेट्रोल 29 पैसे बढ़कर 82.87 रुपये प्रति लीटर पर रहा। डीजल कोलकाता में 53 पैसे महंगा होकर 74.14 रुपये, मुंबई में 55 पैसे महंगा होकर 77.24 रुपये और चेन्नई में 50 पैसे की वृद्धि के साथ 76.30 रुपये प्रति लीटर बिका।
ऑयल कंपनियां कीमतों की समीक्षा के बाद रोजाना पेट्रोल और डीजल के दाम तय करती हैं। इंडियन ऑयल, भारत पेट्रोलियम और हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम रोजाना सुबह 6 बजे पेट्रोल और डीजल की दरों में संशोधन कर नये रेट जारी करती हैं।
रोजाना पेट्रोल-डीजल के बढ़ते-घटते दामों की जानकारी आप अपने शहर में एसएमएस के जरिए भी जान सकते हैं। इंडियन ऑयल (IOC) के उपभोक्ता RSP (डीलर कोड) लिखकर 9224992249 नंबर पर व एचपीसीएल (HPCL) के उपभोक्ता HPPRICE (डीलर कोड) लिखकर 9222201122 नंबर पर भेज सकते हैं। बीपीसीएल (BPCL) उपभोक्ता RSP (डीलर कोड) लिखकर 9223112222 पर भेज सकते हैं।
जम्मूः कठुआ (जम्मू और कश्मीर) में सीमा सुरक्षा बल (बीएसएफ) ने शनिवार सुबह सीमावर्ती चैकी पानसर पर एक पाकिस्तानी जासूसी ड्रोन को कठुआ जिले में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सीमा पर मार गिराया। पाकिस्तान की तरफ से जासूसी के इरादे से आया यह ड्रोन हथियारों से लैस था।
सुबह लगभग 5 बजकर 10 मिनट पर पेट्रोलिंग के दौरान पाकिस्तान जासूस ड्रोन को बीएसएफ के हीरानगर के बीओपी पानसर क्षेत्र में देखा गया था। जानकारी के अनुसार, एसआई देवेंद्र सिंह ने 8 राउंड फायर किए और ड्रोन को गिरा दिया। सूत्रों से पता चला कि यह ड्रोन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सीमा के 250 मीटर अंदर तक आया था, जिसे मार गिराया गया। आगे की जांच की जा रही है।
इस बीच पाकिस्तान ने आज फिर से सीजफायर का उल्लघन किया। सुबह 8 बजकर 50 मिनट पर पाकिस्तान की तरफ से फायरिंग भी हुई। जम्मू-कश्मीर के हीरानगर सेक्टर की बबिया पोस्ट पर पाकिस्तान ने कुछ राउंड फायर किए, लेकिन बीएसएफ ने जवाबी कार्रवाई नहीं की। स्थिति पर नजर रखी जा र
Dispur: Two persons have reportedly died in the fire that continued to rage in a gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. The fire had broken out in the damaged Baghjan oil well on Tuesday. It has been constantly spewing gas for the last 14 days.
Earlier, OIL had informed about a firefighter from ONGCL sustaining minor injuries during the operations to put out the blaze. The two casualties are yet to be confirmed by the company.
“While the clearing operations were on at the well site, the well caught fire. There is no casualty reported. A firefighter from ONGCL sustained minor injuries. Fire tenders are at the site controlling the spread of fire,” OIL said.
While chalking out plans with ALERT team in the morning, they presented alternate options which also included “Capping Stack Guide Rail” Mechanism. ÔNGC and OIL teams had made considerable progress with the “Capping Stack Guide Rail” Mechanism and it was decided to proceed with the same.
However, the situation would be brought under control by the experts. There are violent protests around the well site. Request was made to state chief secretary and district administration, Tinsukia to maintain law & order so that the experts can enter the site and carry on the well control operations without hinderance.
All officials of OIL/ ONGC are being evacuated from nearby areas. Once the situation is normal, the experts from ALERT and the staff of OIL/ ONGC will move to the site. Post the incident, emergency meetings are underway with ALERT Team. They have expressed that it is now a safe environment for working and are confident that the situation can be controlled and the well can be capped safely.
The situation demands procurement of large quantities of water, installation of high discharge pumps and removal of debris. All the operations as per ALERT will take about four weeks’ time. Efforts will be made to reduce this timeframe as much as possible, OIL added
CM says problem of scarcity of resources remains same as facility given is based on many conditions and criteria
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman requesting her to reconsider the Centres decision to link the increased borrowing limit of states to specific reforms and allow the states to enhance their resources during the Covid-19 crisis without any conditions.
In his letter, the chief minister said that considering the demand of states, the Centre has allowed an additional borrowing limit of 2 per cent of GSDP, but the state governments are unable to avail the benefit due to non-fulfillment of conditions and norms. He demanded that states be allowed to avail the additional borrowing limit of 2 per cent without any conditions.
The chief minister said that the problem of scarcity of resource remains unchanged for the states and the responsibility of the state government has increased even more as economic packages announced by the Centre to deal with the anomalous situation arising due to the Corona crisis and nationwide lockdown are also insufficient to revive the economy and meet the needs of the common people.
He further wrote that in view of the present crisis it is the states priority to provide free food grains to the poor families, regular salary to the salaried people and proper health facilities for all. To provide relief to the people of the state, it is necessary to take prompt and effective action in this direction along with additional financial resources, he added.
Mr Baghel said that automation of fair price shops including installation of POS machines in remote and forest areas is a difficult target for the state to achieve as 14 districts of Chhattisgarh are affected by LWE activities. Similarly, there are many technical hurdles in implementing the DBT system by ending the power subsidy being given to farmers in the agrarian state, he added. The chief minister said that although these reforms are quite important, this does not seem an appropriate time for these changes.
Mr Baghel said that in the present situation, it is more important that the state governments satisfactorily fulfill the immediate and primary responsibilities of public welfare and requested the union minister to allow the states to avail the additional borrowing limit and enhance their resources during the Covid-19 crisis without any conditions.
Tensions along the India-China border in Ladakh-Himalayas in the northern part of India rise once again in recent weeks. Defense experts believe that this action is part of China's well-thought-out strategy. Today, when the whole world is grappling with a serious humanitarian crisis in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, it is not difficult to discern the power politics of China.
There are many reasons why China is apprehensive of India’s reaction to its activities on the border. The neighbouring country’s motives behind encroachment of Indian territories are far to seek.
However, observers say that the trigger for the current face-off between the two neighbours is suppressed when China raised objections to the construction of roads, airstrips and other infrastructural development by India in the region.
Let's take a look at the history of both countries in the context of the current relationship and the events.
Not too long ago, China had to step back in the face of India's strong opposition to its incursion in Doklam. Doklam is geographically located at the tip of the India, China and Bhutan borders. It is just 15 kilometers away from Nathula Pass in India. Doklam in the Chumbi Valley is strategically important for both India and China. China was trying to build a highway on Doklam which was opposed by India. The main reason for this was that if there was smooth movement of China to Doklam, it could further ease its access to the Chicken Neck connecting India with the northeastern states.
China wanted to forcibly start its own structural activity in this region which was strongly opposed to by India, hence the deadlock between the two countries. The two-month long deadlock between India and China for more ended when China retreated from Doklam.
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is the second most popular CM in the country on the criteria of satisfaction of the people of the state. Just ahead of him is Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
According to a survey conducted by IANS-C voter, 56.74 percent people are completely satisfied with the functioning of Chhattisgarh State Government. In this way, Bhupesh Baghel government is at number two in the country with 81.06 percent satisfaction level. Only slightly ahead of them is the Odisha government with a satisfaction level of 82.96 percent.
According to the survey, 48.95 percent people are fully satisfied with the functioning of governments across the country, while in Chhattisgarh this percentage is 56.74 percent, which itself explains the success of the government's work.
The Bhupesh government has achieved a major achievement in the period of global pandemic corona. The country's economy is not as good as before due to Corona infection. Industries are closed, the public is plagued by unemployment and inflation. In such a situation, Chhattisgarh has left behind states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to stand the test of the people. The special thing is that compared to other states, the number of corona infection patients in Chhattisgarh is also very less.