Daily News Analysis

  1. Delhi High Court dismissed a petition seeking to ban the eviction of the tenants on grounds of non-payment of rents as the tenants are unemployed due to COVID-19.

  2. Home Minister Amit Shah held meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and various other state and municipal corporation officials over the surge of coronavirus disease in Delhi. Key Decisions like using Anand Vihar Railway Station only for Covid-19 isolation on trains, tripling the test rates and extensive contact tracing through the door to door survey.

  3. Telangana Government fixes the price of Coronavirus test at Rs 2200.

  4. Government to take strong action against the unregistered agencies sending immigrant workers out of India.

  5. Union Minister Jitendra Singh launches Feedback Call Centres on COVID -19 public grievances, congratulated DARPG on reaching 1 lakh queries redressal.

  6. Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot launched a virtual AIDP camp for timely distribution of various aids to the specially-abled people amidst this pandemic.

  7. Ministry of Tourism organises 32nd webinar “Trekking in the Himalayas- Magical Experiences” under the ‘DekhoApnaDesh’ webinar series. The next webinar titled “YOGA & WELLNESS – An Offering for Challenging Times” will be held on 19th June 2020

  8. EPFO launches multi-location claim settlement to speed up the claim settlements

  9. Recovery rate from Corona improved to 51%. 900 labs are currently testing for the coronavirus.

  10. India joins global partnership on Artificial Intelligence as a founding member to support the responsible and human-centric development and use of AI

  11. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs started using e-office in all CGST and custom offices.

  12. Imports in May 2020 were USD 22.20 billion (Rs.1,67,977.68crore), which was 51.05 % lower in Dollar terms and 46.92% lower. In Rupee terms over imports of USD45.35billion (Rs3,16,448.93 crore) in May 2019. 

  13. Exports in May 2020 were USD 19.05 billion, as compared to USD 29.99 billion in May 2019, exhibiting a negative growth of (-)36.47%. In Rupee terms, exports were Rs. 1,44,166.01 crore in May 2020, as compared to Rs. 2,09,280.62 crore in May 2019, registering a negative growth of (-) 31.11%.

  14. Bye-Election polling in Andhra Pradesh starts on 6th July 2020

  15. HIL India Ltd. supplies 25 MT Malathion 95% ULV insecticides to Iran for locust control  programme

  16. The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of May 2020 declined by (-2.24%) to 117.7 (provisional) from 120.4 (Final) for the month of March 2020. The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at (-3.21%) (provisional) for the month of May 2020 (over May 2019) as compared to 2.79% during the corresponding month of the previous year.

  17. Dharmendra Pradhan launches Indian Gas Exchange, first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform

  18. Mumbai local services starts only for essential services staff.

  19. 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat with epicentre in Kutch district.

  20. 2 officials of Indian High Commission missing in Pakistan, Pakistani High Commissioner summoned.

  21. ICMR brings in a new Antigen text, will use a nasal swab and there will be no need for confirmation from RTPCR test.

  22. Defence Minister said India and Nepal will resolve border issues via talks.

  23. Supreme Court refused to stay on government notification regarding Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act(PCPNDT Act), asks the petitioner to come back if the government renews the notification. The court observed that Covid-19 crisis is a national emergency.

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