TNI Evening News Headlines – May 18, 2020

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* Odisha Govt allows movement of Private Vehicles, Taxis, Cabs, Official Vehicles within the State with proper Social Distancing norms.

* 20 more COVID19 positive cases found in Jagatsinghpur District – 19 are from Naugaon and 1 from Kujanga. All are in quarantine; being shifted to COVID Hospital.

* Odisha Govt to bear the cost of the train tickets of the #MigrantWorkers returning from other States if the sending States do not. The train ticket cost will be adjusted against quarantine incentive of the returnees.

* Super cyclone Amphan: Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Balasore & Mayurbhanj to witness heavy rainfall from May 20- May 21.

* Evacuation of people from vulnerable areas has started, Dist admin targets to complete all evacuation work by tomorrow afternoon.

* Fire Service Teams prepositioned in different blocks in costal Odisha to assist in rescue and restoration works.

* Patitapabana Bana snaps off atop Puri Jagannath Temple due to strong wind. Servitor fixes a new ‘Patitapabana Bana’ atop Puri Srimandir.

* Odisha Govt will bear the cost of the train tickets of the Migrant Workers returning from other States if the sending States do not. The train ticket cost will be adjusted against quarantine incentive of the returnees.

* Out of 876 COVID19 +VE cases in Odisha, 754 were already under quarantine: Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy.

* Odisha & West Bengal will be most affected due to super cyclonic storm ‘AMPHAN’. 13 NDRF team to Odisha & 17 teams deployed in WB respectively: SN Pradhan, DG NDRF.

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* PM Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the response measures as well as the evacuation plan against cyclone ‘Amphan’.

* Cycle AMPHAN: 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground while 12 others are ready in reserve. 24 other NDRF teams are also on standby: PMO.

* Death toll in Auraiya road accident in UP rises to 27.

* 62 countries, including India join hands in an international forum for the sole purpose of investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus and WHO’s response to the catastrophe.

* A total of 2,715 COVID-19 patients are cured in last 24 hours; recovery rate stands at 38.29%.

* Indian Air Force to acquire 450 fighter aircraft in future: Air Force Chief.

* Uttar Pradesh Govt accepts Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s offer of 1,000 Buses to ferry Migrant Workers ; seeks list of Drivers and Conductors to be engaged in this work.

* 10,054 cases have been reported in Delhi till date. 4,485 persons have been cured/discharged and 160 people have died due to COVID19 till now: Delhi Govt.

* 50 people to be allowed in marriage functions; 20 people can attend funerals: Delhi CM.

* After Zomato Swiggy sacks 1,100 employees.

* China tightens control over Galwan valley, accuses India of trespassing.

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