VOL. 10 | NO. 52 | SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 | TIRUPATI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H AP tops EoDB ranking HANS NEWS SERVICE A student from a slum area teaches other students during an open-air class, on Teachers' Day, at Yamuna Khadar in New Delhi on Saturday Rlys to hold exams for 1.4 lakh posts from Dec 15 New Delhi: The Indian Railways will start conducting the first stage of computer-based exams from December 15, said the national transporter's board chairman VK Yadav on Saturday. Yadav, while addressing a virtual briefing, informed the exams will be held to fill around 1.40 lakh posts in three categories of vacancies. The vacancies are of three types - nontechnical popular categories (guards, clerks etc), isolated and ministerial and level 1 (track maintainers, pointsman etc). Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also announced the exam dates on Twitter. Govt to probe if 5 Arunachal men abducted by PLA Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh police has launched a probe following reports that five people, who had gone hunting in a forest in Upper Subansiri district on the Sino-India border, were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military, a senior official said on Saturday. The alleged incident occurred on Friday night in Nacho area of the district, their families said. Two others, who were in the group, managed to escape and informed police. “I have sent the officer-in-charge of the Nacho police station to the area to verify the facts and directed him to report immediately. However, the report will be available only by Sunday morning,” Superintendent of Police Taru Gussar said. Those allegedly kidnapped have been identified as Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri. All of them belong to the Tagin community. New Delhi/Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh has been ranked as the top State in implementing the State Business Reforms Action Plan (State BRAP), which indicates ease of doing business for Atmanirbhar Bharat in the State. The ranks were announced by the Department of Industrial Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry through a video conference chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in the presence of Union Minister of Commerce, Piyush Goyal and state industries ministers. According to AP Industries Minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy, these rankings represent the ease of doing business in the state with increased transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of the government regulatory functions vis-a-vis the business enterprises. He said these rankings which were done through a survey of the investor community during January and February 2020 truly stand testimony to the investor- friendly commitment of the State and a transparent governance already in place. n “The Business Reform Action Plan 2019 released by the Centre contains a list of 80 reforms (187 reform action points) to be implemented by 19 State departments. Andhra Pradesh has achieved 100% compliance Moscow/New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has clearly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe that China must strictly respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and not make attempts to unilaterally change its status quo, asserting India is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, officials said on Saturday. In the ﬁrst highest level face-toface contact between the two sides after border tension erupted in eastern Ladakh in early May, Singh and Wei met for two hours and 20 minutes in Moscow on Friday evening on the sidelines of a meeting of the defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO). Officials said Singh conveyed to his Chinese counterpart that the Rajnath asserts India will protect its territorial integrity Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, in Moscow, on Saturday current situation should be handled responsibly, and that neither side should take any further action that could either complicate the situation or escalate matters in the border areas. Continued on Page 4 IS DELHI WITNESSING A SECOND WAVE OF COVID? Spike in corona cases due to increased testing: Kejri cent against 77 per cent on national level. COVIDcases are rising in Delhi because we've increasing testing," Kejriwal said. Noting that there is no shortage of beds in Delhi, Kejriwal said that only 5,000 beds out of 14,000 are occupied in the national capital. "Out of 5,000 beds, 1,600-1,700 beds are occupied by those who belong to other states," Kejriwal said. Delhi has been witnessing a rise in coronavirus cases over the last few days. According to state health department, the national capital on Friday reported its biggest single-day spike of 2,914 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking Delhi’s tally to over 1.85 lakh. Venkaiah Naidu owes his success to teachers HANS NEWS SERVICE The Vice-President paid his humble tributes to former INDIA ALLOWS TESTING ON DEMAND FOR COVID-19 New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has allowed testing on-demand for Covid-19 even as it has allowed states to adapt to the recommendation as per their requirements. “ICMR’s advisory is generic in nature and may be modified as per the discretion of state health authorities,” said the national research agency in its advisory. The advisory came after the Delhi high court asked the state government to re-strategise its policy to include asymptomatic patients for testing. ICMR told the court it is just an advisory body and states were free to make changes as per their needs. Rapid antigen testing (RAT) is the preferred strategy for screening in Covid-19 containment zones. Continued on Page 4 ‘Don’t attempt to change status quo at LAC’ New Delhi: Amid the alarming rise in coronavirus cases across the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the situation in the city-state is ‘under control’, adding that the cases are rising because the testing has been doubled. Urging people not to panic, Kejriwal at an online media address said that his government has taken several steps to control the spread of the virus. He, however, said that there is ‘no room for complacency’, noting Delhiites must follow preventive measures against Covid19. "As per data between August 15 and today, fatality rate among COVID-19 patients is 1 per cent in Delhi against 1.7 per cent of national fatality rate. Our recovery rate is 87 per New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said that he owed his attainment and accomplishments in life to his teachers and mentors, who coached and trained him during his school and college days. Interacting virtually on Teachers' Day with teachers and students of Akshara Vidyalaya, a school run by Swarna Bharat Trust at Nellore and trainers of skilling courses conducted by SBT in association with various institutions at Nellore, Vijayawada and Hyderabad. to the 187 reform action points by DPIIT-World Bank as a part of BRAP 2019,” the minister pointed out. Gautam Reddy said the state government had initiated steps for starting an enterprise with low cost and quick single desk approvals. Andhra Pradesh was the ﬁrst state to have come up with the “ReSTART” package in post-Covid scenario for business continuity of MSMEs. He said the Jagan government had introduced a new industrial policy recently that provided for land allotment to new industries in a time-bound manner through the Single Desk Portal, comprehensive e-ﬁling system for online ﬁling of commercial cases at special commercial court at Visakhapatnam. Reddy patted the officials of his department for the achievement. ICMR’S ADVISORY President and Vice-President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and described him as an eminent teacher, philosopher, scholar, statesman and author. Naidu also paid tributes to his teachers and mentors on the occasion and recalled that he had offered his reverence on Guru Purnima to more than 51 teachers and mentors, who played an important role in shaping his career and life. The VicePresident said that he had enjoyed every moment dur- ing his school and college days. Observing that learning is a continuous process, the Vice-President told the students to acquire knowledge from teachers, parents and their grandparents, who have rich practical experience of life. He also advised them to read books. Lauding Akshara Vidyalaya, SBT, Muppavarapu Foundation and other organisations for conducting online classes and training courses, Naidu expressed conﬁdence that the people of the country would overcome the pandemic. Continued on Page 4 Rajnath to halt in Tehran, meet Iranian counterpart New Delhi/Moscow: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a stopover in Tehran and meet his Iranian counterpart, on his way back to India from Russia. Rajnath Singh had gone to Moscow to participate in a joint meeting of Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Just before leaving Moscow, he said: "Leaving Moscow for Tehran. I shall be meeting the Defence Minister of Iran, Brigadier General Amir Hatami." Rlys to start 80 more spl trains from Sept 12 Reservations from Sept 10 New Delhi: Railway Board chairman VK Yadav on Saturday said 80 new special trains will start from September 12 and reservations for the same will begin from September 10 adding that trains will be notiﬁed later in the day. “Eighty new special trains or 40 pair of trains will start operations from September 12. Reservations will begin from September 10. This will run in addition to the 230 trains already in operation,” Yadav said. The chairman of the railway board pointed out that all trains that are currently in operation will be monitored in order to determine which trains have a long waiting list. “Wherever there is a demand for a particular train, wherever the waiting list is long, we will run a clone train ahead of the actual train, so that passengers can travel,” the railway board chairman said. Yadav also said the Railways will run trains whenever there is demand from states for exams or other similar purposes. Earlier, the Indian Railways said it will run special trains across states for students appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEE) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) . The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the NEET on September 13 and JEE from September 1 to September 6.
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