The Ministry of Power on Saturday issued an advisory on PM Modi’s call to switch off lights for 9 minutes this Sunday at 9pm.
Hydro plant on alert, citizens asked to switch off only lights: Maharashtra prepares for PM’s solidarity call
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to turn off lights for nine minutes at 9pm on Sunday, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has put its Koyna hydro-electric power station on alert to ensure electricity supply in the state is not affected.
Since the janta curfew was announced on March 22 and the country-wide lockdown two days later, particulate matter concentration in the Capital showed a significant fall, according to a central pollution control board (CPCB) report.
The total number of Covid-19 positive patients in Assam rose to 25 on Saturday with five new cases being reported. Twenty four of them are connected to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, but the focus is on the lone patient not linked to that meet.
With public gatherings banned due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Church of North India (Diocese of Kolkata) has decided to go for live-streaming so that members of the community can join from home the special worship sessions, lined up till Good Friday and Easter.
Power grid managers have said they are gearing up for ensuring grid stability after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a call to citizens all across the country to switch off their lights for nine minutes at 9pm on Sunday, April 5.
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The fresh produce arriving at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC)-run Market Yard in Gultekdi is enough to cater to the needs of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, said BJ Deshmukh, administrator, APMC, on Friday.
Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha recorded a four-fold jump in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday appealed to all who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin to come forward and get tested for coronavirus.
The HRD Ministry has launched a helpline portal for students who are facing difficulties due to closure of schools and colleges in view of the nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
In a symbolic move on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a call to citizens to switch off the lights in their homes and light oil lamps, candles, and flash their mobile phone torches on April 5 at 9pm, for nine minutes. This, he suggested, will be a mark of the collective power of people and showcase their determination in taking the country from darkness to illumination.
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Delhi reported two more deaths from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 93 fresh cases on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 386, even as the national case count crossed 3,000, with the emergence of new clusters in metropolises despite the country observing its 10th day of the three-week lockdown to break the chain of infections.
Gautam Gambhir on Friday thanked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for acknowledging the contribution he made to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Until early Sunday, Delhi witnessed a mass exodus—thousands of migrant workers on their way back to villages and towns hundreds of kilometres away—either in buses arranged by other states or on foot.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to switch off lights in their homes on Sunday to show solidarity amid Covid-19 outbreak, power industry could be facing a major challenge, experts said. Experts suggested that citizens must not switch off their fans, fridge or other gadgets except lights on Sunday to maintain grid supply. An official from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL), which supplies power to the entire state, said they are studying on what can be the possible effects and how to manage the supply on Sunday.
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