VISAKHAPATNAM l MONDAY l JUNE 08, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l LATE CITY EDITION C.A.I.T. TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO BOYCOTT CHINESE GOODS The Confederation of All India Traders said it would launch a nationwide campaign to boycott Chinese goods from June 10 TRADERS WON’T SELL CHINESE PRODUCTS The traders body’s move comes amid border tensions between India and China. CAIT will not only motivate traders to not sell Chinese goods but also urge Indian consumers to buy indigenous products in place of Chinese goods. This way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call ‘Vocal for Local’ will also be fructified, the traders’ body said in a statement on Sunday ■ CAIT 3,000 PRODUCTS ON CHOPPING BLOCK ■ CAIT’s aim is to bring down import of Chinese goods by $13 billion by December 2021. It has prepared a list of 3,000 products imported from China for which Indian substitutes are available Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that talks with China will continue to resolve the Ladakh stand-off CLAIMS TO REPRESENT 7 CR TRADERS AND 40,000 TRADER ASSOCIATIONS CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Shopping malls now open Restaurants to be opened for dine-in facilities as well, but will have to operate as per the Central government’s guidelines RULES FOR FOOD COURTS, RESTAURANTS Shopping malls and restaurants in containment zones will remain shut nly 50% seating O capacity allowed O nline reservation of seats to be made available S taff to wear PPE, face shields Temples to begin trial runs of providing darshan, and will open doors to devotees within two-three days Nitish to lead NDA charge in Bihar elections, secure two-thirds majority: Shah AFTER A BREAK OF MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, SHOPPERS WILL GET TO VISIT MALLS FROM TODAY. HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT ELSE IS ALLOWED AND WHAT’S NOT D isposable menu cards to be used in restaurants anitiser to be provided S at entrance hermal screening for T customers BORDER VIGIL STILL HIGH Borders with neighbouring States, particularly Telangana, from where a huge number of people visits Andhra Pradesh, will not be opened up in view of the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in AP Covid-19 count in state jumps further by 199, two more patients die VIRAL WATCH E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Vijayawada AS many as 199 more people were confirmed to have Covid-19, and two more people died of the disease in Andhra Pradesh in the 24 hours leading to 9 am on Sunday In the same period, 59 . people who were infected recovered and were discharged from hospitals in the state. Of the new cases, 130 are from Andhra Pradesh and 69 from other states. AP has so far recorded AP Bhavan 4,659 coronavirus cases, of official which 2,660 patients recovered infected and 75 died, leaving the number A senior AP of active cases at 1,924. Of the Bhavan official two new deaths, one was reportin New Delhi has ed from Kurnool and the other tested positive from Krishna district. for coronavirus. According to a media bulletin The premises of released by the State Command the AP Bhavan Control Room on Sunday, 17,695 Resident samples were tested for coronaCommissioner virus between 9 am on Saturday Office will now and 9 am on Sunday, giving the be closed for state a testing ratio of 8,502 two days tests per million people. Kadapa district recorded 32 new cases, of which 26 were from Nawabpet village of Mailavaram mandal. With this, the district has recorded 214 coronavirus cases in all. Krishna district, meanwhile, recorded 23 new cases, of which 19 were from Vijayawada city Krishna Lanka, which had earlier become . a hotbed of coronavirus cases, has recorded three new cases. In Prakasam district, a software engineer who returned from Haryana was among the five who tested positive. 199 TWO NEW CASES Union Home Minister Amit Shah pays tribute to the corona warriors while addressing the Bihar Jan Samwad Rally via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Sunday | PTI R A J E S H K U M A R T H A K U R @ Patna WITH the term of the Bihar government ending in November, BJP powerhouse Amit Shah on Sunday set the tone for the Assembly elections by putting all speculation to rest on the NDA leadership question, saying he was confident Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would get a fresh mandate to rule the state with two-thirds majority . @ Vijayawada THE Southwest Monsoon has entered Andhra Pradesh, and is expected to cover the entire state by June 12 or 13. It has reached Chittoor district and is predicted to cover other parts of the Rayalaseema region and some parts of Coastal AP in the next two-three days. The onset of the Southwest Monsoon in the Rayalaseema re- government with two-thirds majority he claimed. ,” The leadership question had recently popped up as the LJP, an NDA ally had said it will go , with the BJP’s decision, while faulting Nitish’s handling of the pandemic. At the virtual rally — beamed in all 242 Assembly segments of Bihar through 200 LCD screens and other modes — Shah saluted the corona warriors fighting FIFTH OR SIXTH? While the Johns Hopkins tracker on Sunday showed India (2,54,242) in the fifth position on total case count worldwide, ahead of Spain (2,41,550), Worldometers appeared to have updated its table and placed the country at the sixth slot, with Spain (2,88,390) and Britain (2,86,194) taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively 2,4 6,628 Total cases in India as on Sunday morning, according to Union health ministry data 1,19,293 Total recovered patients, 5,220 of them declared cured in a day 1,20,4 06 Active cases of coronavirus so far, 9,971 of them testing positive in the last 24 hours 48.37% 6,929 CURRENT RECOVERY RATE Fatality count, up by 287 within 24 hours YOUNGEST BABY RECOVERS A five-day old, who was confirmed with Covid-19 in Kerala, has recovered at Parippally Medical College in Kollam and returned home but the mother is still under treatment Malls ready to re-open Malls, shopping centres and religious places will re-open on Monday after more than two months of shotdown Out of over 68 lakh youths trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, only 28 lakh got placement. A look at state-wise figures l TRAINED l PLACED Jammu & Kashmir l1,39,960 l40,464 Chandigarh l12,057 l2,566 Punjab l2,23,123 l78,618 Himachal Pradesh l71,652 l16,991 Arunachal Nagaland Pradesh l5,275 l1,353 Delhi l2,74,976 l59,314 l10,559 l1,860 Uttarakhand l94,817 l26,676 Assam l1,80,052 Uttar Pradesh l9,86,065 l2,37,286 l26,234 Bihar l3,07,687 l80,915 Sikkim l4,562 l776 Meghalaya l19,078 l3,573 new 59 recoveries 1,924 ACTIVE CASES total tests per deaths million Madhya Pradesh l4,70,255 l1,49,168 1.03% Goa l5,372 l692 57.09% 1.61% Karnataka l3,08,998 l45,472 RECOVERY MORTALITY RATE RATE 17,695 gion is usually on June 4, and it covers Srikakulam district, the northeastern part of the state, by June 11, officials of the meteorological department said, adding that the slight delay this year is due to a cyclone being formed in the Arabian Sea. As per the IMD’s weather report, conditions are becoming favourable for the Southwest Monsoon to advance into the state within a couple of days, and further advance in the sub- ing. At this time last year, no more than 3.5 lakh people were working under the scheme in the district — a difference of about 1.7 lakh labourers. In the last 15 days, a whopping 90,521 new labourers registered. On May 22, the number of workers enrolled under the scheme in the district was 4,27,872, and it shot up to Jharkhand l1,17,644 l20,257 Maharashtra l7,12,383 l47,864 POSITIVITY RATE samples tested in 24 hours Tripura l29,057 Mizoram l5,519 l5,735 l941 West Bengal l2,68,898 l81,204 Gujarat l2,06,440 l34,858 75 8,502 Kerala l1,56,525 l15,622 SUMMER SAVIOUR Dark clouds hover above the temple town of Tirupati, bringing down the temperature on Sunday | MADHAV K sequent two days. The cyclonic circulation over the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining North Andaman Sea now lies over the east-central Bay of Bengal and extends to the mid-tropospheric level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal within 48 hours. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and become more marked in the subsequent 24 hours. P5 MAN TIED TO M.P. HOSPITAL BED OVER ALLEGED DUES E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bhopal PICTURES of an elderly man’s feet tied to a private hospital’s bed for allegedly failing to settle his dues in Shajapur district, 160 km from Bhopal, created shockwaves in Madhya Pradesh. While patient Laxminarayan Dangi’s daughter Sheela alleged on Friday that her dad was tied to the bed over non-payment of `11,270, the hospital management claimed the rope was meant to stop the old man from hurting himself as he was having convulsions. He was laso being treated for electrolyte imbalance and intestinal blockage, the hospital claimed. With the viral images indicating cruelty to the elderly, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted, “The culprits won’t be spared. Strict action will be taken against them.” 5,18,393 by June 6. Since the lockdown was enforced, about 15,000 migrant workers have returned to Srikakulam, and more than 7,000 of them were given jobs after they completed the mandatory quarantine period. Commenting on the trend, Srikakulam DWMA PD H Kurma Rao said the demand for daily-wage jobs in rural areas has increased because of the migrant workers’ return, but that isn’t the only reason. “Most NREGS labourers used to be women, as the men used to opt for construction work. But with construction work being suspended, the entire family became dependent on NREGS employment,” he told TNIE. Odisha l3,07,394 l48,878 Manipur l20,568 l2,435 Chhattisgarh l84,006 l19,424 Telangana l2,11,830 l72,604 Andhra Pradesh l1,58,424 l58,966 Tamil Nadu l3,75,402 l98,939 JUST 23% OF SKILLING TRAINEES GOT JOBS K U M A R V I K R A M @ New Delhi Lockdown gives Srikakulam record-high NREGS enrolment A record 5.19 lakh people are working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employm e n t G u a r a n t e e S ch e m e (NREGS) in Srikakulam district, as the lockdown took away jobs, and those who migrated to other states have returned home and seek to eke out a liv- Lakhs of youth aren’t job ready Rajasthan l6,18,802 l1,33,144 new deaths louder than Rahul,” he sarcastically said. Ahead of the rally, the RJD has protested against it by clanging utensils to observe what it called the Garib Adhikar Diwas. Recalling that clanging was Modi’s idea to thank frontline workers, Shah gave the RJD a left-handed compliment for “finally understanding and following the PM’s earlier appeal”. E PRESS MAPS X Haryana l4,04,577 l1,30,308 HUNGER FOR WORK RA M ES H BA B U G @ Srikakulam the pandemic and acknowledged the contribution of others, including the police force. Listing the steps taken by Prime Mminister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar to contain the infection rate, Shah hurled barbs at the Opposition. “Some social organisations have advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak loudly to draw votes. But here, the performance of the PM speaks INDIA AHEAD OF SPAIN OR BEHIND IT? Southwest Monsoon arrives in Andhra Pradesh, to cover state by end of the week EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Addressing party workers and people of Bihar in his first virtual rally — spun as a nonpolitical one but ticking all the political check boxes — Shah lauded the performances of Nitish and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi in their battle against Covid-19. “This is not election talk, as some in the Opposition have sought to label it, but I am confident that the NDA under Nitish Kumar ji will form the Addresses virtual rally beamed across all 242 Assembly segments; asserts perfomances at Centre and state to fetch a fresh mandate THE Skill India Mission, launched with much fanfare during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term in 2015 to scale up skill development efforts across the country, could provide employment to only 23% of those who got training under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Since the scheme’s inception, 68 lakh people have undertaken training but only 15.5 lakh managed to get placement, data show. During the period, `5,903.4 crore has been released to various agencies to implement the scheme. This is significant given the fact that many States have started skill mapping to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to their native places. Over 60 lakh migrant workers have returned to States including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand during the lockdown period and the respective state governments have WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST initiated skill mapping exercise to provide them with the job opportunities. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been implementing the PMKVY for short-duration skill development training through its empanelled training centres across the country . According to data from the ministry, 2,23,885 people were trained under PMKVY in 2016-17 but only 280 people could get placement. Similarly, during 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, 21.54 lakh, 18.94 lakh and 25.38 lakh youth were trained out of which only 4.53 lakh, 6.71 lakh and 4.23 lakh could get placement. PMKVY offers training across 37 sectors encompassing over 1,800 job roles. There are over 13,200 training centres across the country to implement PMKVY. So far, as many as 304 training centres have been suspended for not complying with guidelines. YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID)
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