Budget 2021 had pegged the fiscal deficit at 6.8 per cent or Rs 12.05 lakh crore for FY22, down from 9.5 per cent in FY21 when also it had borrowed Rs 12 lakh crore but in percentage terms, it soared given the massive 7.3 per cent contraction of the economy in the year.
The guidelines were issued after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the coronavirus situation in the state with the crisis management committee.
The minister added that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
The daily positivity rate rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day.
This is the second consecutive day when Bihar witnessed a rise of over 6,000 fresh cases.
Due to the ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government's primary focus is to strengthen medical and healthcare facilities.
The court was hearing a plea by JNU Teachers' Association and others for providing infrastructure and medical staff for a proposed COVID care centre at the varsity’s campus.
The district nodal officer for COVID-19 directed the officials to ensure 24-hour telephonic consultation facility for patients with doctors.
Even though Omicron has caused fewer cases of severe disease and hospitalisation than Delta, the new Covid-19 variant might not be entirely harmless, WHO Covid-19 body chief recently warned.
According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.
An international crew is hired for Actor Akshay Kumar who will be shooting underwater for his next movie.
The direction was issued by Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra to district collectors while reviewing the surge of COVID-19 cases along with detection of Omicron cases in the state.
The Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal State Election Commission to file an affidavit on a petition seeking postponement of the elections in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases
Mumbai now has 1,06,037 active cases as 6,003 patients were discharged during the day.
Non-covid services in Delhi hospitals have been severely hit as authorities prepare for the Covid-19 surge. Even hospitals under the Union Health Ministry have imposed restrictions on regular operations and OPD services.
The order was issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said. It will be in effect till February 1
By the end of January, we will reach the peak of the third wave, the chief minister said.
The minister also said only 300-400 samples are being sent for genome sequencing now as sequencing of all samples is not possible.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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