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Last updated: June 9, 2021, 12:58 IST

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401May 14Financial AidCitizens
Finance Minister announces short term and long-term measures for supporting the poor, including migrants, farmers, tiny businesses and street vendors
402May 14Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI has granted relaxation in from buy-back and takeover regulations of SEBI to registered stock exchanges and merchant bankers till July 31.
403May 14Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI has granted relaxation from strict compliance of Minimum Public Shareholding requirements for stock exchanges till August 31.
404May 14Health Government
Guidelines for testing of pooled samples for migrants, persons returning from abroad, and surveillance of green zones.
405May 14Local AdministrationCitizens
Advisory for extension of registration of real estate projects due to 'Force Majeure' under the provisions of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA)
406May 14TechnologyGovernment
Department of Biotechnology constitutes the National Expert Group on One Health to identify priority areas of concerns with respect to emerging infections, biosafety and biosecurity challenges.
407May 14Trade and CommerceCitizens
India calls upon the G-20 nations to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments and vaccines at affordable prices
408May 14Travel and MovementCitizens
Indian Railways will start issuing limited waiting lists tickets for different classes for Special Trains being introduced from May 12, 2020
409May 14Travel and MovementCitizens
Ministry of Home Affairs allows states to run special buses to take persons from railway stations to their home
410May 13EducationCitizens
As a one time measure due to COVID-19, CBSE has decided that all the failed students of Class 9 and Class 11 will be provided an opportunity to appear in a school-based test again.
411May 13Financial AidCitizens
Finance Minister announces several measures for relief and credit support to enterprises. These include: (i) Rs 3 lakh crore worth collateral free loans for businesses or MSMEs which have been badly hit due to COVID-19, (ii) Rs 50,000 crore of equity infusion for MSMEs, (iii) revising the definition of MSMEs to increase upper threshold limits, (iv) Rs 75,000 crore to NBFCs and HFCs through partial credit guarantee and special liquidity schemes, (v) Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion into DISCOMs, and (vii) 25% reduction in TDS rates for all non-salaried payment to residents, and tax collected at source rate for the remaining period of FY 2020-21.
412May 13Financial AidCitizens
Rs 3,100 crore allocated from the PM CARES Fund for purchase of ventilators (Rs 2,000 crore), migrants (Rs 1,000 crore), and vaccine development (Rs 100 crore)
413May 13Financial SystemBusinesses
Contracts due for completion on or after February 20 to be extended by 3-6 months on invocation of Force Majeure Clause without imposition of any cost or penalty
414May 13Financial SystemBusinesses
Performance security to be returned on the request of contractors as per the proportion of contract work completed
415May 13TaxationCitizens
Reduced TDS and TCS rates effective from May 14 for the rest of the financial year 2020-21
416May 12Financial AidCitizens
Prime Minister announces an economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crore or 10% of GDP
417May 12Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI grants further relaxations in relation to compliance with certain provisions of SEBI listing obligations and disclosure requirements regulations
418May 12Health Government
Clarification by Health Ministry on Pool Sampling for health surveillance
419May 12Trade and CommerceCitizens
FAQs released by DG Shipping for seafarers/ship owners/RPS agencies
420May 12Travel and MovementCitizens
Passengers must download Aarogya Setu app in their mobile phones, before commencing their train journey.
421May 11Administrative ServicesGovernment
Information on district-level surveillance of COVID-19
422May 11EducationCitizens
UGC sets up a dedicated portal, helpline number and email for handling of grievances related to address queries of students, parents and teachers arising due to COVID-19
423May 11Health Citizens
Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020
424May 11TechnologyCitizens
TRAI's advisory to public for exercising due care while joining online conference platforms through audio calls
425May 11Travel and MovementGovernment
Advisory to state governments regarding smooth movement of medical and paramedical professionals
426May 11Travel and MovementGovernment
Advisory to state governments regarding receiving shramik special trains
427May 11Travel and MovementCitizens
Standard Operating Procedure for movement of persons by trains
428May 11Travel and MovementCitizens
Extension of validity of licenses, skill tests, ratings, exams for issue, renewal and exercising the privileges of pilot licenses
429May 11Travel and MovementCitizens
Details of special passenger trains started from May 12, 2020
430May 10Health Citizens
Information on health infrastructure set up for COVID-19 management.
431May 10Health Citizens
Revised guidelines for home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases.
432May 10Health Businesses
FAQs on revised discharge policy.
433May 10Travel and MovementCitizens
Gradual resumption of select train passenger services from May 12
434May 9EducationCitizens
Ministry of Home Affairs grants special permission for operation of 3000 CBSE schools as evaluation centres which will be concerned with evaluation of answer sheets.
435May 9Financial SystemBusinesses
Grace period for life insurance policies falling due in March or April 2020 further increased by May 2020. Earlier, IRDAI had announced an additional Grace Period of 30 days for the policies where premium fell due in the months of March 2020 and April 2020.
436May 9Law and OrderCitizens
Guidelines on restarting manufacturing activities after the lockdown period
437May 9TaxationBusinesses
New procedure for approval/ registration/ notification of certain entities under the Finance Act, 2020 deferred to October 1, 2020 from June 1, 2020
438May 8Agriculture and Food ProcessingGovernment
Task force constituted to assess the situation arising out of shortage of jute bags for packaging of foodgrains and to frame relaxed guidelines for packaging in used gunny bags and plastic bags
439May 8EducationCitizens
CBSE notifies dates of remaining CBSE class X and XII exams. The examinations will be held between July 1- July 15, 2020.
440May 8Financial SystemGovernment
Central government increased its estimated gross market borrowing in 2020-21 from Rs 7.8 lakh crore to Rs 12 lakh crore due to COVID-19
441May 8Financial SystemGovernment
USD 500 million loan signed with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for COVID-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project
442May 8Health Businesses
Revised discharge policy for COVID-19.
443May 8Health Citizens
Eight labs set up to test prototypes for PPE coveralls.
444May 8International TravelCitizens
Eligibility criteria for purchase of tickets for outbound repatriation flights by Air India and Air India Express
445May 8International TravelCitizens
Air India has been designated as the nodal agency to facilitate the movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country
446May 8TaxationCitizens
Certain days in March not to be taken into account for determining the residency status of individuals who had to prolong their stay because of COVID-19/ lockdown
447May 8Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Monitoring of Indian flag vessels
448May 8Trade and CommerceCitizens
Addendum to Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (SOP) for controlled crew change at port limits
449May 7EducationCitizens
Launch of interdisciplinary studies on AYUSH interventions for COVID-19 treatment.
450May 7EnvironmentCitizens
Notice period for draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification(EIA), 2020 extended till June 30 due to the lockdown.
451May 7Health Businesses
Additional guidelines for quarantine of returnees from abroad, those who have been in contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and isolation of suspect or confirmed cases in private facilities.
452May 6Administrative ServicesGovernment
Reporting of Railway officials residing in containment zones
453May 6Administrative ServicesGovernment
Guidance on appropriate management of suspected/confirmed cases of COVID-19 in railway coaches are being used as COVID care centres.
454May 6EnergyBusinesses
Extension for submitting expression of interest for conducting evaluation of Component A and Component C of PM-KUSUM scheme
455May 6Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI has granted one time relaxation from enforcement of rights issue from the Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements Regulations, 2018 due to COVID-19.
456May 6Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Export of Alcohol based hand sanitizers prohibited
457May 6Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Requirement for submission of physical copy of Pre-shipment inspection certificate relaxed
458May 6Trade and CommerceCitizens
Addendum to Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (SOP) for controlled crew change at anchorages within port limits
459May 5Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Companies allowed to hold Annual General Meetings over VC
460May 5EducationCitizens
AICTE issues calendar for approval related activities for institutions. The last dates for granting approval to technical institution, grant of affiliation by university has been extended.
461May 5EducationCitizens
MHRD announces new dates for NEET, JEE examinations. JEE mains will be held between July18-23 and JEE advanced will be held in August. NEET to be held on July 26.
462May 5EducationCitizens
CBSE introduces online teacher training courses in view of COVID-19.
463May 5International TravelCitizens
Standard Operating Procedure for movement of Indian nationals stranded outside India
464May 5International TravelCitizens
All existing Visas granted to Foreigners, except certain categories, to remain suspended until ban on international travel is lifted
465May 5International TravelCitizens
Right of Multiple entry Life-long Visa facility to visit India for OCI Cardholders, to remain in abeyance until ban on international travel is lifted
466May 5International TravelCitizens
Visa of stranded foreign nationals to be extended until 30 days from the day ban on foreign travel is lifted in India
467May 5Law and OrderGovernment
Conditional exemption to government entities for COVID-19 related Drone/RPAS operations via GARUD portal
468May 5TaxationBusinesses
E-way bills generated before March 25 and expiring during the period March 20-April 15 extended till May 31
469May 5Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Incentives under Champion Sector in Services Scheme extended to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism for its promotion during COVID-19 pandemic.
470May 4Administrative ServicesCitizens
Update on steps taken by Empowered Group 6 constituted by central government and chaired by CEO, NITI Aayog
471May 4EducationCitizens
UGC issues guidelines regarding internships. Institutions may allow the students to take up online internships/other activities or delay the beginning of internship. They can also engage students as interns in ongoing projects.
472May 4International TravelCitizens
Government of India to facilitate return of Indian Nationals stranded abroad, process to begin from May 7
473May 3Law and OrderCitizens
Clarification on movement of stranded persons
474May 2EducationCitizens
MHRD releases alternative academic calendar for class 9 and class 10
475May 2JusticeCitizens
Functioning of Central Administrative Zones in red, orange and green zones
476May 2Law and OrderCitizens
Clarification on movement of persons in orange zones
477May 2Travel and MovementCitizens
Ban on domestic and international passenger air travel has been extended till May 17, 2020
478May 2Travel and MovementCitizens
Details related to movement of stranded persons by Shramik Special Trains
479May 1EducationCitizens
AICTE issues guidelines to all standalone PGDM institutions regarding academic calendar and examinations. Further, guidelines provide that institutions should not raise their fee for 2020-21
480May 1Financial SystemGovernment
Relaxations given to certain departments for procurement and expenditure on medical and other essential supplies extended till May 31
481May 1Financial SystemGovernment
Permission given to certain departments to procure medical and other essential supplies through Indian Missions extended till May 31
482May 1Health Businesses
Guidelines on use of PPE in non-COVID hospitals or non-COVID areas in hospitals.
483May 1Law and OrderCitizens
Special trains permitted for movement of stranded persons
484May 1Law and OrderCitizens
Extension of national lockdown for two weeks w.e.f May 4, 2020
485May 1Trade and CommerceCitizens
Order by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways requesting state Transport Ministers to comply with the operating procedures related to social distancing and provide facilitation to the transport/logistics sector.
486May 1Trade and CommerceCitizens
FAQs released by DG Shipping for controlled crew change
487May 1Travel and MovementCitizens
Cancellation of all passenger trains extended till May 17, 2020.
488May 1Travel and MovementCitizens
Railways start Shramik Special Trains to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.
489April 30Administrative ServicesGovernment
All staff under Ministry of Minority Affairs to download Aarogya Setu app.
490April 30DefenceGovernment
Ministry of Defence seeks strict compliance of DoPT office order requiring all central government officials to download and effectively use the Aarogya Setu app.
491April 30EducationCitizens
National Testing Agency extends dates for submission of online application forms for various examinations such as JNU entrance examination and National Council for Hotel Management examination
492April 30Local AdministrationGovernment
Information on identifying areas in need of critical intervention and classifying them as green zones, orange zones, and red zones based on prevalence of COVID-19.
493April 30TechnologyBusinesses
Science and Engineering Research Board approves funding for 11 projects under MATRICS scheme for studying Mathematical modelling and computational aspects to tackle the COVID 19 pandemic.
494April 29Administrative ServicesCitizens
Periodic medical examination for civil air crew, medical examination at Indian Air Force boarding centres have been rescheduled and curtailed in some cases.
495April 29Administrative ServicesBusinesses
Certain approved aircraft maintenance organisations have been allowed certain concessions to ensure their compliance with the necessary maintenance requirements.
496April 29Agriculture and Food ProcessingBusinesses
Gives sugar mills a one-month extension to utilise their monthly sale quota for the month of April
497April 29EducationCitizens
UGC issues guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for the universities in view of COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The new academic calendar to start from September 1, 2020. Every university to have a COVID cell for issues related to academic calendar and examinations.
498April 29Health Government
Use of Aarogya Setu for government officials
499April 29Law and OrderCitizens
Guidelines for movement of students, migrant workers, pilgrims, and tourists between states
500April 29TechnologyCitizens
Department of biotechnology has initiated genome sequencing of SARS-Cov 2 Virus by DBT Autonomous Institutions to understand viral and host genomics of COVID-19 outbreak
501April 28Administrative ServicesCitizens
The Unique Identification Authority of India has permitted Aadhaar updation facility through Common Services Centres (CSCs).
502April 28EnergyBusinesses
Advisory to power generation companies for reducing import of coal for blending purpose and replacing it with domestic coal
503April 28Financial SystemGovernment
USD 1.5 billion loan signed with the Asian Development Bank to support the government's response to COVID-19
504April 28Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Clarification regarding application for free sale and commerce certificate, application to be sent over email, payment to be made online
505April 27Financial SystemBusinesses
RBI has announced a special liquidity facility for mutual funds for a total of Rs 50,000 crore. Funds availed under the facility can be used by banks exclusively for meeting the liquidity requirements of mutual funds by: (i) extending loans, or (ii) purchase of repos against collateral held by mutual funds.
506April 27Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI reduces Broker turnover fees and filing fees on on offer documents for Public issue, Rights issue and Buyback of shares. Both the Broker turnover fees and filing fees have been reduced by 50% for documents filed between June 2020 - December 2020. The benefits of reduced fee will be passed to investors as well.
507April 27Health Citizens
Guidelines for home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases
508April 25EducationCitizens
UGC constituted Expert Committees on the following issues arising due to COVID-19: (i) academic calendar and examinations, and (ii) online education, have submitted their report. The report is not released in public domain yet.
509April 25Health Citizens
Ministry of Women and Child Development releases guidelines for coping with children during COVID-19, noting that sudden disruption in daily routine and limited social interaction can impact mental health of children.
510April 25Law and OrderBusinesses
Clarification on exemption for opening of shops in areas within and outside of municipal corporation limits during lockdown
511April 25MediaBusinesses
Media Advisory on Sharing of COVID-19 Good News/Positive Stories by Prasar Bharati News Services
512April 24Essential Goods and ServicesCitizens
Department of Posts to deliver essential items through Road Transport Network with 22 routes of over 500km
513April 24Financial SystemBusinesses
IRDAI urges insurers to refrain from dividend pay-outs from profits pertaining to FY 2020 till further instructions, to conserve capital in view of emerging market conditions.
514April 24Health Citizens
Ministry of AYUSH has announced a mechanism to support short-term research projects for evaluating the impact of AYUSH medicines and interventions in clinical management of COVID-19. The support will be upto Rs 10 lakh. The last date for sending proposals is May 1, 2020.
515April 24Law and OrderCitizens
Exemption for opening of shops in areas within and outside of municipal corporation limits during lockdown
516April 24TaxationBusinesses
New reporting requirements related to tax audit report for businesses, effective from April 1, 2020, to be kept in abeyance till March 31, 2021
517April 24Trade and CommerceBusinesses
DGS has provided guidelines for Maritime Training Institutes for conducting maritime courses using virtual classes/live video sessions.
518April 24WaterGovernment
Guidelines to district administrators for water conservation and water management during COVID-19.
519April 24WaterGovernment
Extension of tenure of task force constituted under Jal Jeevan Mission from October 2019 to July 2020.
520April 24WaterGovernment
Advisory to states to ensure piped water supply to all rural households to combat the pandemic.
521April 23EducationCitizens
To engage students during their stay at home, MHRD releases alternative academic calendar prepared by NCERT for upper primary classes (6-8).
522April 23Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI relaxes regulation requiring entities to hold an Annual General Meeting. Currently, the regulations require top 100 companies by market capitalisation to hold an Annual General Meeting within 5 months from closing of financial year.
523April 23Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI relaxes buy-back period restriction for companies in view of COVID-19 to enable quicker access to capital. Currently, regulations restrict companies to raise capital for a period of one year from the expiry of buy-back period. This has been reduced to 6 months.
524April 23Labour and EmploymentCitizens
Revision in Dearness Allowance and Relief rates for central government employees and pensioners postponed, from January 2020 to July 2021
525April 23Law and OrderBusinesses
Clarification on activities permitted during lockdown for commercial establishments
526April 23TaxationBusinesses
DGS has extended the due dates for filing Tonnage Tax returns for the year 2020.
527April 23WaterGovernment
Schedule revised for finalisation of annual action plan for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission because of delay due to lockdown.
528April 22EducationCitizens
MHRD launches VidyaDaan national program for inviting e-learning contributions from across the country, in view of promoting digital learning due to closure of educational institutions
529April 22Health Government
Measures to be taken to protect healthcare professionals at the frontline.
530April 22Health Government
Social distancing and other norms have to be followed during the movement of Accident Relief Trains and Accident Relief Medical Vans in case of accidents and other exigencies.
531April 22Law and OrderCitizens
Preventive measures for security of healthcare workers and appointment of nodal officers in states/UTs for safety issues
532April 22Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Indian Railways announces several incentives for freight traffic during COVID pandemic. These include non levy of Demurrage, Wharfage and other ancillary charges, delivery of goods in absence of Railway Receipt, and certain other relaxations in freight transportation
533April 22Trade and CommerceBusinesses
SOPs issued for sign-on and sign-off of Indian Seafarers at Indian Ports and their movement
534April 22Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Extensions are being given to validity of seafarer's CoC and statutory certificates, periodical surveys, and audits of Indian registered ships. Some extensions will be subject to certain conditions.
535April 21Administrative ServicesGovernment
Information on the integrated government online training courses for COVID-19 for frontline workers.
536April 21Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Clarifications for holding AGMs for companies in view of COVID-19
537April 21EnergyBusinesses
Extension for RE Projects for a period of 30 days beyond lockdown
538April 21EnergyBusinesses
Effective date for implementation of Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers of Solar PV Modules and Solar PV Cells extended by six months
539April 21Financial SystemBusinesses
IRDAI permits insurers to collect health insurance premiums in instalments in view of prevailing conditions owing to COVID-19 outbreak
540April 21Financial SystemCitizens
RBI has extended the benefits of Interest Subvention and Prompt Repayment Incentive schemes for short term crop loans. Farmers whose loan repayment date lies between March 01, 2020 and May 31, 2020 can repay till end of May without any penal interest.
541April 21Financial SystemBusinesses
SEBI has granted certain relaxations to improve access to funding of corporates through capital markets in view of COVID-19 outbreak. This includes reduced eligibility threshold of average market capitalisation from Rs 250 crore to Rs 100 crore.
542April 21Health Citizens
Central government will conduct a telephonic survey to guage the prevalence of COVID-19. The calling number will be 1921.
543April 21Health Citizens
Onboarding of COVID-19 warriors to IGOT platform
544April 21JusticeCitizens
Central Administrative Tribunal to remain suspended till May 3, 2020
545April 21Law and OrderCitizens
Further exemptions notified to lockdown order. These include exemptions related to agriculture, forestry, certain private establishments and movement of persons
546April 21Law and OrderCitizens
Clarifications on exemptions to lockdown order
547April 21Law and OrderGovernment
Instructions to WB to cooperate with central government IMCTs
548April 21TechnologyGovernment
Department of Biotechnology releases guidelines for sharing of biospecimen and data for research related to COVID-19
549April 21Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Extension in deadline for application for initiating an Anti-dumping Sunset Review investigation
550April 20Agriculture and Food ProcessingBusinesses
Validity of sanitary import permits for livestock products, issued after December 2019, extended for a further period of 3 months from the date of issuance
551April 20Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Lockdown period during COVID-19 will not be counted towards timeline of activities required during a corporate insolvency resolution process (w.e.f March 29)
552April 20Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Certain time-bound activities related to the compliance of insolvency professionals and insolvency professional entities under IBC have been extended for the year (w.e.f March 28)
553April 20Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Lockdown period during COVID-19 will not be counted towards timeline of activities required during a liquidation process (w.e.f April 17)
554April 20Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Provisions on penalties for delayed form filings made applicable from October, 2020 instead of April, 2020 (w.e.f. March 25)
555April 20Corporate AffairsBusinesses
Relaxations for Insolvency Professional Agencies in view of COVID-19
556April 20EnergyGovernment
Advisory to states/UTs for ensuring continuity of operation, maintenance, and construction activities related to inter-state transmission network
557April 20EnergyGovernment
Advisory regarding construction activities in the power plants
558April 20Financial SystemGovernment
Revises the limit on Ways and Means Advances (temporary loans from RBI to governments) to Rs 2 lakh crore for the central government for the period Apr-Sep 2020
559April 20Health Businesses
Guidelines to be followed on detection of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case in a non-COVID health facility.
560April 20Law and OrderGovernment
6 Inter-Ministerial Teams constituted in WB, Maharashtra, MP and Rahasthan for assessment of COVID-19 situation
561April 20Travel and MovementGovernment
Advisory to all states and union territories to comply with the Supreme Court's orders on registration of BS-IV vehicles
562April 20WaterGovernment
Extension of deadline for ending data updation for Jal Jeevan Mission from March 31, 2020 to May 5, 2020.
563April 19Administrative ServicesBusinesses
Guidelines to be followed in workplaces that are reopening on April 20, 2020. These guidelines include: (i) use of masks, (ii) frequent sanitisation of work space, and (iii) avoidance of in-person meetings.
564April 19Essential Goods and ServicesCitizens
Exemption to e-commerce operations from national lockdown restrictions
565April 19Essential Goods and ServicesCitizens
Clarification that exemption to e-commerce companies only applies for essential goods
566April 19Law and OrderCitizens
Directions to states and UTs to ensure strict compliance with lockdown order
567April 19Law and OrderGovernment
SOPs for movement of stranded labour within states/UTs
568April 19Law and OrderGovernment
IMCT Constituted in Rajasthan to make on-the-spot assessment of COVID situation
569April 19Law and OrderGovernment
IMCT Constituted in Madhya Pradesh to make on-the-spot assessment of COVID situation
570April 19Law and OrderGovernment
Two IMCTs Constituted in West Bengal to make on-the-spot assessment of COVID situation
571April 19Travel and MovementCitizens
Directions to airlines to refrain from allowing booking of tickets post May 4, 2020
572April 18Administrative ServicesGovernment
Compensation of Rs 10 lakh to those Postal employees who succumb to COVID-19 while brought on duty
573April 18Financial SystemBusinesses
IRDAI specifies certain norms for settlement of health insurance claims related to COVID-19. The norms specify that insurers shall decide health insurance claims expeditiously.
574April 18Health Government
Spraying of disinfectant on people to manage COVID-19 is not advisable and may be harmful.
575April 18Health Citizens
Information for citizens on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.
576April 18Labour and EmploymentGovernment
Request for designation of nodal officers from state Labour Department to various union government control rooms
577April 18Law and OrderGovernment
Two IMCTs Constituted in Maharashtra to make on-the-spot assessment of COVID situation
578April 18ManufacturingBusinesses
Bid invitation to procure medical oxygen cylinders on an urgent basis.
579April 18Trade and CommerceBusinesses
FDI Policy amended to curb opportunistic acquisition or takeover of Indian companies, restrictions on entities of countries sharing border with India
580April 17Agriculture and Food ProcessingCitizens
Guidelines for prevention of coronavirus spread during crop harvesting and threshing
581April 17Agriculture and Food ProcessingCitizens
Kisan Rath mobile app launched to facilitate transportation of foodgrains and perishables during lockdown by connecting farmers and traders with transporters
582April 17Agriculture and Food ProcessingBusinesses
Exemptions granted to businesses for various purposes including testing and approval of tractors, tillers, harvesters, and other machinery (till December); expiring licences of seed dealers to be valid till September
583April 17EducationCitizens
In view of COVID-19, UGC has constituted an Expert Committee to deliberate on the issues related to examination and academic calendar. The Committee is expected to submit its report shortly.
584April 17Financial AidGovernment
Appeal for donation of one day salary of officials of the Ministry of Labour and Employment to the PMCARES Fund
585April 17Financial SystemBusinesses
RBI announces several additional measures to combat the macroeconomic conditions due to COVID-19. These include: (i) reduction in reverse repo rate from 4% to 3.75%, (ii) refinancing of financial institutions NABARD, SIDBI and NHB for a total amount of Rs 50,000 crore.
586April 17Financial SystemBusinesses
RBI has mandated that banks should not make any further dividend payouts from the profits of FY 2020 till further instructions. This is done to ensure banks conserve capital to retain their capacity to support the economy and absorb losses, in view of COVID-19.
587April 17Financial SystemGovernment
Increases the limit on Ways and Means Advances (temporary loans from RBI to governments) by 60% for all states, UTs for the period Apr-Sep 2020
588April 17Financial SystemBusinesses
RBI has revised the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) in form of high quality liquid assets to be maintained with the banks. Banks will be required to maintain 80% LCR till Sept'20, 90% from Oct'20 to March'21 and 100% LCR from April 1, 2021 onwards.
589April 17Financial SystemBusinesses
In view of COVID-19, the period from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 will be excluded from the 30 day review period post which the lenders are required to implement a 180 day resolution plan for resolution of stressed assets.
590April 17Health Government
All state governments to facilitate the unhindered movement of blood donation vans, blood transportation vans, and voluntary blood donors.
591April 17Health Government
Guidelines on rapid anti-body testing in hotspots.
592April 17Health Government
Updated containment plan for large outbreaks of COVID-19.
593April 17International TravelCitizens
Travel and Visa Restrictions extended till May 3, 2020 in view of extension of national lockdown
594April 17International TravelCitizens
Grant of consular services on gratis basis to foreign nationals extended till May 3, 2020
595April 17Trade and CommerceBusinesses
Export policy for formulations made from paracetamol changed from restricted to free
596April 16Administrative ServicesBusinesses
Capturing of seafarer's BSID data (seafarer identity document) remains suspended till further orders
597April 16Administrative ServicesGovernment
April 20, 2020 onwards certain government departments/ministries to function without restrictions. These include: Defence, Central Armed Police Force, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Customs.
598April 16Agriculture and Food ProcessingGovernment
A team of officials has been constituted to prepare a clear road map regarding key reforms and other initiatives in order to restore growth in the medium to long term in the fertilizer sector and oversee implementation of the road map
599April 16DefenceGovernment
Ministry of Defence encourages all its employees to make use of Aarogya Setu App
600April 16DefenceBusinesses
Ministry of Defence extends the date for RFPs and EOIs for capital acquisition cases due between March 2020 - May 2020 to June 1, 2020