MADURAI MONDAY JUNE 08, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 28 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 TAMIL NADU COVID-19 BATTLE Ranipet 10 Vellore 8 Tirupattur 6 Dharmapuri 2 Salem 3 Tiruchy 4 Coimbatore 2 Madurai 14 Teni 3 Virudhunagar 5 Tiruvallur 55 Chengalpattu 135 Tiruvannamalai 6 Villupuram 11 Kallakurichi 6 Cuddalore 6 Ariyalur 1 Thiruvarur 1 Thanjavur 7 Pudukkottai 2 Dindigul 11 Tenkasi 3 Thoothukudi 14 Tirunelveli 2 Kancheepuram 16 Chennai 1,155 Ramanathapuram 9 State tally crosses 31,000, toll 269 The Statewide tally stands at 31,667, while the number of active cases, 10,233. Death toll stands at 269. The number of discharged patients so far is 16,999. TN reports 1,515 fresh cases, 18 deaths; EPS spells out all steps taken E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai AS the situation in Tamil Nadu remained grim, with 1,515 more Covid-19 cases reported on Sunday Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami , assured the people that “health infrastructure has been strengthened and more doctors and nurses have been appointed to tackle the situation”. In a televised address, the CM said the government has so far allotted `4,333.23 crore to step up the war against coronavirus. The State Covid-19 tally stood at 31,667, as 18 more deaths took the toll to 269. Chennai continued to report the lion’s share of fresh cases, with 1,155 — or 76 per cent — being reported in city aside from one ‘imported’ case, raising its tally to 22,149. Talking about the ramped up testing, Palaniswami said a total of 5.5 lakh tests have been done in the State till June 4. “As many as 86 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, and the lockdown and related curbs have helped to keep the pandemic under check. The government acted fast and started taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus from February Steps taken include introducing . checks at railway stations and airports, sealing of borders and implementing the lockdown in March. I appreciate our people who have followed all the restrictions imposed by the government. But for their cooperation, the situation could have been worse,” he said. Mortality rate, he said, was the lowest in Tamil Nadu when compared with other States or even a few foreign countries. “Tamil Nadu has the best recovery rate, too. Though there was no bar on farming and related activities during this period, the pandemic has severely affected the economy Therefore, various measures have . been rolled out to put it back on track, including bringing in new investments,” Palaniswami said. Elaborating on the relief measures, he said, “Funds have been released for disinfecting public places, slums and creating medical facilities, providing food to the needy and offering relief to migrant labourers.” Ensuring food security for people, he said the government has been providing free essentials for three months starting from April to over two crore ration card holders, while the poor, destitute and migrant workers were also being provided food through community kitchens. P4 86 % of cases show no symptms and the lockdown and curbs have helped to keep the pandemic under check Nitish to lead NDA charge in Bihar elections, secure two-thirds majority: Shah 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 . 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 @ Thoothukudi OWING to the absence of migrant labourers, fertilisers weighing at least one lakh tonne have piled up over a month at the warehouses of Thoothukudi V O Chidambaranar Port Trust Estate. The stevedores’ agents claim that the productivity of a local labourer is just one-tenth of a migrant worker. 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 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 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 Edappadi K Palaniswami Chief Minister The fertilisers were supposed to be supplied to the southern states before the onset of the Southwest monsoon. The delay is likely to cost the farmers dear. According to sources, a largescale fertiliser importer unloaded 40,000 tonnes urea, 20,000 tonnes complex fertiliser and 40,000 tonnes potash at the port recently Besides, the SPIC . stocked 10,000 tonnes fertiliser at the warehouses outside its A group of 30 youths have set up a library with funds from their savings. They converted a common hall in the village into a library, and followed norms of social distancing while setting it up. Each one of them donated books and the library, at present, has over 150 titles THE power of youth can never be underestimated. Their tenacity of purpose can ignite a movement towards realising a dream. And, when they channel their energy in the right direction, they are a step closer to accomplishing wonders. When the nationwide lock- 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 TRAINED PLACED Jammu & Kashmir 1,39,960 40,464 Chandigarh 12,057 2,566 Himachal Pradesh 71,652 16,991 Arunachal Nagaland Pradesh 5,275 1,353 Delhi 2,74,976 59,314 10,559 1,860 Uttarakhand 94,817 26,676 Assam 1,80,052 Uttar Pradesh 9,86,065 2,37,286 26,234 Bihar 3,07,687 80,915 Sikkim 4,562 776 Madhya Pradesh 4,70,255 1,49,168 Jharkhand 1,17,644 20,257 Maharashtra 7,12,383 47,864 Goa 5,372 692 Karnataka 3,08,998 45,472 Kerala 1,56,525 15,622 MUMBAI BEACH PARTY A family spends quality time at Juhu Chowpatty, as Maharashtra emerges from the lockdown, in Mumbai on Sunday | PTI factory. Meanwhile, vessels have called on the port with 20,000 tonnes complex fertiliser from Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), 20,000 tonnes Muriate of Potash (MOP) from Mosaic company and 30,000 tonnes potash from Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO). Once these fertilisers are unloaded, they need to be packed and distributed to various places in time. 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 help 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.” down kicked into force, the people of Komarapalayam panchayat in Sathyamangalam had little choice other than take refuge inside their houses like crores of other citizens. But, the question was how to gainfully use the ample time they now had in their hands. That is when the youth of the village took the matters into their hands. A group of 30 youngsters decided to venture out and bring about a change. After hours of brainstorming, they finally had a bright spark: Build a library from scratch. R Vignesh, a college student, was one of the volunteers pull- ing off the task at the oddest of times. “When the lockdown was announced, we were left with nothing to do. We set up a meeting over the internet to find out ways to efficiently use the time. The brainstorming helped us come up with the idea of setting up a common library for the people of this P4 village,” says Vignesh. Odisha 3,07,394 48,878 Manipur 20,568 2,435 Chhattisgarh 84,006 19,424 Telangana 2,11,830 72,604 Andhra Pradesh 1,58,424 58,966 Tamil Nadu 3,75,402 98,939 JUST 23% OF SKILLING TRAINEES GOT JOBS K U M A R V I K R A M @ New Delhi MAN TIED TO M.P. HOSPITAL BED OVER ALLEGED DUES Meghalaya 19,078 3,573 Tripura 29,057 Mizoram 5,519 5,735 941 West Bengal 2,68,898 81,204 Gujarat 2,06,440 34,858 Lockdown creates an opportunity to unlock knowledge bank C H A N D H I N I R @ Erode Lakhs of youth aren’t job ready Rajasthan 6,18,802 1,33,144 POWER OF YOUTH From personal savings 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 4,04,577 1,30,308 Chennai has 76 % of fresh cases Chennai continues to report the lion’s share of fresh cases with 1,155 — 76 per cent — being reported in city aside from one ‘imported’ case, raising its tally to 22,149 Record testing for 2 days For the second consecutive day, over 15,000 people were tested in a day, the figure for Sunday standing at 15,671 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 Punjab 2,23,123 78,618 Farmers miss Thoothukudi workhorses as 1L tonnes of fertiliser pile up at warehouses S G O D S O N W I S E LY D A S S 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)
Express Publications (Madurai) Pvt Limited publishes the prestigious English language newspaper The New Indian Express from 29 centres in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Orissa.
Express Publications (Madurai) Pvt. Ltd. also publishes The Morning Standard from Delhi, Tamil daily Dinamani and Malayalam Vaarika (Malayalam) Magazine.
08062020 of The New Indian Express-Madurai
Please purchase this volume to read.
You are logged-in with following email:
We have sent the confirmation email
You will receive the acknowledgement with link to read this volume in your email shortly.