Even as COVID 19 unemployment benefits expired last week, likely leaving millions in the lurch, top Democrats and Trump administration representatives failed to reach a deal on their extension Monday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the current COVID 19 relief bill being hashed out in Congress must include help to stricken local governments to avoid a ”real recession ” in the country.
Suffice it to say that 2020 has not gone the way Adi Heyman expected.Following New York Fashion Week in February, Heyman jetted off to London to promote her nonprofit, the newly formed Jewish Fashion Council. Days later, she was back home in New York, and within the month she had tested positive for COVID 19.
We re all in need of a bit of light relief, and who better than The Muppets to inject a dose of silliness. In their first, six episode unscripted sketch series, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang conduct experiments, offer lifestyle tips and invite various celebs including RuPaul on for a chat. What s the worst that could happen?Chernobyl, The Virtues, The Crown, Fleabag and Giri Haji are all nominated for three awards apiece in tonight s British TV awards, presented from a studio instead of the usual grandeur of the Royal Festival Hall. Richard Ayoade will host proceedings, with guest presenters (including Daisy Edgar Jones, David Tennant, Greg Davies and Jeff Goldblum) joining him or dialling in over video link. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin is also set to perform two numbers, one of which has been written especially for the occasion.
The tremendous outpouring of support for both the U.S. and India has been witnessed across the board from helping to provide meals to migrant workers in India, personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, education through e learning and healthcare, the organization said in a statement.The report details the actions of 58 non profit organizations re purposing their efforts in response to the pandemic and illustrates the power of the Indian Diaspora community.
Bidhuri said before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came to power, 12.5 per cent VAT was being charged on diesel. The VAT on diesel was increased to 30 per cent and on petrol from 20 per cent to 30 per cent during the Kejriwal;s rule. #8216;If the government really wants to give relief to the people of Delhi, then it should charge 12.5 per cent VAT on diesel and 20 per cent VAT on petrol, ' he said.
Mahantesh GK, who is also the Founder Chairman of the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, has played a pivotal role in carrying out various relief measures, providing over 2,50,000 packed food for disabled and daily wage workers, 22,000 PPE and health kits and 16,000 dry ration kits for the disabled and marginalised since the lockdowns crippled the neglected sections of the society."Life has always been tough for the physically handicapped and disabled members of our country. But the pandemic has made them even more helpless, literally unable to muster two square meals," Mahantesh GK, who himself is blind, said on Monday (July 27).
Neeraj Rohmetra Jammu, July 25: Urging Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to fulfil his commitment made in Parliament last year, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told the former to restore Statehood of Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest and subsequently hold elections in the Union Territory. This was stated by the former Chief Minister, who called on the Prime Minister to discuss various critical issues being confronted by the Union Territory and the meeting lasted for around one hour. Asked about the details of the meeting, Azad told EXCELSIOR from New Delhi, "I told the Prime Minister that we have been discussing various challenges facing the country from time to time inside and outside Parliament. But, today I have specifically come to hold deliberations on issue confronting Jammu and Kashmir ", adding, "the State which has been bifurcated into Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has been facing serious challenges on all fronts #8212; political, social and economic ". "First and foremost I told the Prime Minister that he as head of the country and his Cabinet colleague, Home Minister Amit Shah had assured the country in Parliament almost a year back that Statehood would be restored in Jammu and Kashmir after some time. Now, the time has come to honour their commitment and everyone is looking forward to the same ", said Azad. Claiming that none of the existing and mushrooming political parties were willing to contest elections in the Union Territory, he said, "the political process will not take - off, unless we restore Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir as most of the politicians were reluctant to resume their activities as of now ". "Restoration of Statehood would set the ball rolling and it should be followed by conducting elections to the Legislative Assembly. Restoration of a democratically elected Government would bring relief to the people of J amp;K and would also usher into an era of development, which is the priority of the Centre also ", he candidly told the Prime Minister. Azad said, "presently members affiliated with several political parties were feeling threatened and reluctant to resume their activities as security of most of them had either been haphazardly withdrawn or downgraded making them vulnerable ", adding "for resumption of political activities in the UT, we need to immediately give a sense of security to the political class by restoring their security and vehicles, while taking into consideration the existing threat perceptions ". The Central Government along with the UT administration also needs to address the issue of ever rising unemployment in both educated and uneducated sectors. Asked if the skirmishes along the LAC and LoC came up for discussion with the Prime Minister, he said, "I told the latter that Jammu and Kashmir is strategically located and due to sensitivities involved, we need to urgently address all issue of border areas and it is in the interest of country that the youth of UT are kept engaged in constructive activities ". "Lastly, I urged him to extend all possible expertise from the Centre to check further spread of Coronavirus disease, particularly in Kashmir which has witnessed a sudden spike in deaths over the past some time ", he asserted.
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NEW DELHI: Every year, the arrival of monsoon brings relief from the scorching heat, but in Delhi the rains bring with them a set of recurring problems flooding of the same area every year.In central Delhi in 110002, the Minto Bridge underpass is one of the first to get flooded. There are images from every year going all the way back to the 1980s. For Minto Road, the problem is peculiar as it has elevated roads on both sides which increase the chances of water collecting. Each year buses and other vehicles get submerged in water while navigating the stretch after a spell of heavy rain.
MPs in the know of the deliberations at the meeting told ThePrint that this happened when BJP parliamentarians were opposing Chowdhury s proposal to discuss the Covid pandemic and its ramifications on the economy.When discussions heated up with BJP members, led by Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav, citing rules as to why discussion on Covid couldn t happen, Pal, a PAC member, intervened and said if the Prime Minister s National Relief Fund is not audited by the CAG, then why should PM CARES Fund be audited.
Flight reached Bangalore on Monday morningThe company arranged to bring these people back from San Francisco in the US via a special flight and the flight reached Bangalore on Monday morning. In this context, Samir Gosavi, Assistant Vice President - Retail Business, CPG and Logistics, Infosys, said in Linkedin Post, #8216;Infosys;s special aircraft flew relief from San Francisco to Bangalore to bring hundreds of employees and their families to Bangalore. .People were trapped in AmericaHowever, Infosys did not comment on this. But sources said 206 people, including Infosys employees and their family members, have been brought back. One person said that these people were trapped in the United States due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and then postpone international flights when lockdown was implemented.
Today, India has around 3.09 lakh COVID 19 cases. From these, 1.54 lakh have recovered and about 8,000 have died due to this illness. The low number of deaths is seen as relief by many. But there is an apprehension on the way states are reporting death. According to a report, the centre s rapid response team for COVID 19 last month suggested states to conduct COVID 19 death audits. But the states continue to follow their own ways of reporting death data.India s death per million population is 6 whereas in countries like the United States, Brazil and Russia is 353, 197 and 46 respectively. In the case of tests per million, India (3,993 tests per million) stands in par with Pakistan (3,802 tests per million) and Mexico (3,055).
The sum total of loans amounts to in excess of $521 billion, and in a statement, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin remarked, ”The PPP is providing much needed relief to millions of American small businesses, supporting more than 51 million jobs and over 80 percent of all small business employees, who are the drivers of economic growth in our country. "He then added, "We are particularly pleased that 27 percent of the program ''s reach in low and moderate income communities, which is in proportion to percentage of population in these areas. The average loan size is approximately $100,000, demonstrating that the program is serving the smallest of businesses. "
Popular menswear store Model Citizen has closed its doors for good after more than a decade in the Kensington Market neighbourhood, and community members are undoubtedly sad to see it go.Store owner Julian Finkel announced the news in a lengthy Instagram post two days ago, and he wrote that he was saddened to report the closure but also felt "just a tinge of relief."
Some feel there is the need for more authentic queer characters. Some feel the community needs to own the narrative of their stories. Some feel Bollywood needs to apologise for using the community as a "comical relief" for long a stereotype which they "battle till today". "If you really think of mainstream cinema, things have not really changed. I do not identify with the characters that are there in the recent films depicting LGBTQI issues. I contradict the characters. There should be a normal way of looking at people in the community," filmmaker Onir told IANS.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has the defended much criticised decision to dissolve parliament for over 6 months as he claims, the hostile Parliament was not inclined to support the President .Rajapaksa defence of the President s actions came a speech in which he maintained that the global community will need to come forward to assist all developing nations . He further requested IMF and World Bank to provide a debt standstill to all developing nations for two years, claiming that such relief will allow for a rapid recovery.