Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja was respected by the United Nations for her struggles to stop the coronavirus pandemic. She was among a few of the world leaders called to speak on the occasion of the United Nations Public Service Day.
The central government, Tamil Nadu state government and the World Bank on 29th June inked loan ventures worth $250 million for two projects to encourage low-income groups in the state to have access to affordable housing.
The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani started the online support initiative ‘At One Click’ with Rs 1,369 crore for almost 13000 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) (i.e. MSMEs and textile industries) in Gujarat.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on 29th June started convalescent plasma therapy-cum- trial project for treatment of severe COVID-19 patients with a state medical education department official terming it the largest initiative of its kind in the world.
The State Government of Andhra Pradesh will take up the building of 3 Million (30 lakh) houses under the YSR Jagananna Colonies plan after distributing the house localities to the recipients on 8th July 2020. Jagananna Colonies is part of the State Government’s Navratnalu- Pedalandariki Illu (houses for all the poor) Program.
Delhi government on 29th June planned for introducing up of a plasma bank for the treatment of COVID-19 sufferers. Delhi was one of the first states to have provided a go-ahead for plasma therapy in April.
Madhya Pradesh’s government will start a ‘Kill Corona campaign’ from July 1 to screen the whole population of the state in a fortnight. This was planned at a meeting led by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has exacted an interim fine of Rs 25 crore on PSU major Oil India over its failure to control fire in Assam’s Baghjan oil well resulting in harm to the atmosphere. Well, number 5 at Baghjan in Tinsukia district, has been spreading gas uncontrollably for the last 27 days and it caught fire on June 9, killing two of OIL’s firefighters at the site.
In an effort to draw fresh industrial investments in Maharashtra, the state government declared a unique project called ‘Maha Parwana’, which will extend various incentives and offer a single-window clearance system for project execution.