In Mizoram, the ongoing restrictions of total lockdown in urban areas will continue for another week, till 4 a.m. till June 21. The State Disaster Management Authority decided to continue with the ongoing restrictions to prevent further escalation of COVID-19 cases in the state. As per the order, the current restrictions of total lockdown will continue in Aizawl Municipal Corporation and District Headquarters towns, with total restrictions on inter districts movement. During the second wave of COVID-19, the State Government first clamped a lockdown on May 10 for a week and has extended on weekly basis to curtail the rate of infection.According to order all markets and inter-district movement will also remain suspended. While, stand-alone shops are allowed to open from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. everyday while vegetable shops in localities will remain open from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. only on Friday.
-Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC-in-C, Northern Command laid wreath to Swarnim Vijay Mashaal and paid tributes to fallen heroes at the Warrior’s Grove War Memorial, Crossed Swords Division, Akhnoor as a part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, on Saturday.The Army Commander accompanied by Lt Gen MV Suchindra Kumar, GOC White Knight Corps was briefed on the saga and valour of gallant soldiers of Indian Armed Forces during 1971 Indo-Pak War. A documentary on 1971 Indo-Pak War was screened for the audience.The General officer felicitated Veer Naris and war heroes of the 1971 Indo Pak war at Akhnoor. The GOC-in-C, a war hero and Vir Chakra awardee, appreciated the veterans for their invaluable services for the motherland. He also expressed deep gratitude for the sacrifices of the Veer Naris.
-Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated a newly set up COVID Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Accident Trauma Centre and a COVID Care Centre as part of the arrangement to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.The COVID Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Accident Trauma Centre is set up at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal. It has a capacity of 100 beds equipped with advanced medical facilities. It will be very useful for treatment of COVID positive patients who need intensive care.On the other hand, the newly inaugurated COVID Care Centre has 60 beds and is set up at the Multipurpose Hall of Standard College in Imphal East district. The COVID Care Centre is equipped with Oxygen Concentrators and Oxygen Cylinders and 12 doctors, 14 nurses and nine Multi-Tasking Staff have been stationed to take care of the patients round the clock. The Chief Minister said that the state had now adequate facilities for accommodating COVID-19 patients with five to six dedicated COVID hospitals, more than 2,000 beds at different COVID Care Centres and other facilities set up at every Assembly Constituencies.
-External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on Saturday held discussions with his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo on bilateral cooperation. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, they had a detailed exchange on regional and global issues as two UNSC members. He is a on a three-day visit to Kenya. In Nairobi, Dr. Jaishankar will also meet with other Ministers of the Kenyan government to take forward the India-Kenya relationship. The development partnership is an important aspect of the relationship between the two countries which the visit will seek to deepen. The Minister will also interact with the thriving Indian-origin community, an important bridge between the two countries.India and Kenya are currently serving in the United Nation Security Council. They are also members of the Commonwealth. Kenya is an active member of the African Union, with which India has long-standing ties.
-The Union Government has increased the Central allocation for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission to Uttar Pradesh to over 10,870 crore rupees. This is a four-fold increase in Central allocation for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Uttar Pradesh. Central Government had on 2019-20 allocated 1,206 crore rupees, which was increased to 2,571 crores in 2020-21.Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat had assured to provide all assistance to UP during his last meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to make provision of tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission. During the review, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had assured that his government will ensure tap water connection to every rural home by 2024.