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The basic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (employees and visitors) at all times. These include: i. Physical distancing of at least one meter to be followed at all times. ii.

Presentation of details of 5th Tranche announced by Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19. Rs 40,000 crores increase in allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost. Public Expenditure on Health will be increased.

Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State/ UT Governments and State/ UT Authorities for containment of COVID-19 in the country upto 31st May, 2020.

India is striving to achieve its climate mitigation goal of reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity of the economy by 33-35% by 2030 from 2005 levels. The energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are more than three-fourth of the total GHG emissions in the country.

Status report on action plan on utilization of treated sewage submitted in compliance to National Green Tribunal order of September 11, 2019 passed in O.A. No. 148/2016 in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others.

The scientists at ICMR-NIV, Pune have developed and validated the completely indigenous IgG ELISA test for antibody detection for SARS-CoV-2. On external validation, the IgG test kit produced by ICMR-NIV, Pune has been found to have sensitivity and specificity of 98.7% and 100% respectively. ELISA test has the advantage of processing 90 samples together in a single run of two-and-a-half hours. Moreover, ELISA based testing is easily possible even at district level as the ELISA kit has inactivated virus.

Status report in the matter of O.A. No. 46/2018, titled as Nuggehalli Jayasimha Vs Govt. Of NCT of Delhi in pursuance of National Green Tribunal order of January 24, 2020.

Idols made up of only natural, bio-degradable, eco-friendly raw materials without any toxic, inorganic raw materials [such as traditional virtuous clay and mud as well as free from Plaster of Paris (PoP), plastic and thermocol (polystyrene)] should be encouraged, allowed and promoted and Idols made up of Plaster of Paris (PoP) shall be banned.

Affidavit by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in compliance to the directions as contained in the National Green Tribunal order of January 28, 2020 in the matter of Sunita Pandey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/05/2020. The matter relates to provision of potable drinking water supply to arsenic and fluoride affected habitations.

A recent poll explores the relationship between COVID-19 social distancing and health among 6,801 tobacco and nicotine users in 5 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, and India).

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