TNI Morning News Headlines – March 18, 2020

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TNI Bureau:  Greetings. Here are the Morning news headlines today.

* Odisha CM appeals everyone coming from abroad to mandatorily register themselves through Toll Free Number -104 or Online Portal https://covid19.odisha.gov.in within 24 hours of arrival.

* Odisha Govt asks authorities not to clamp Section 144 to enforce social distancing. They have been asked to create awareness and motivate people to practice it.

* All Cyber Cafes, Gaming Zone, Video Game Parlours Cyber Cafes under the BMC jurisdiction in Bhubaneswar to remain close in the wake of Corona Virus Outbreak.

* BPUT postpones all exams except final semester in Odisha.

* Nandankanan zoo welcomes 4 asiatic lions, 2 foxes from Kanan Pendari Zoo in Bilaspur in exchange of a pair of Hippopotamus.

* A male leopard ‘Suraj’ died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park last night.

* Rice, Wheat & Kerosene Oil to be distributed to 3.26 crore beneficiaries under NFSA & 4.50 lakh beneficiaries under SFSA through PDS from 1st April to 15th May, 2020.

* Beneficiaries can collect their three-month ration in staggered manner over the period of 45 days. 

* Foodgrains will be distributed to PDS Beneficiaries through ePoS devices without the use of biometric scanning either through finger print scanner or IRIS scanner.

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* District Collectors asked to complete all preparatory arrangements within the next 7 days.  Distribution will start from 1st April, 2020.

* Coronavirus positive cases in India rise to 147 comprising 122 Indian nationals and 25 foreign nationals.

* West Bengal reports 1st +ve case after a man who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive for COVID-19.

* Thermal screening of MPs started today in Parliament.

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* First Indian Army jawan in Ladakh tests positive for #COVID19. His father with travel history to Iran tested positive too.

* All BJP units have been asked to spread awareness about coronavirus and dos and don’ts; BJP decides not to hold any protest or demonstration for one month: BJP President JP Nadda.

* Pune woman tests positive for COVID-19; with this total cases in Maharashtra has gone up to 42.

* EU imposes entry ban for 30 days in bid to slow coronavirus pandemic.

* Italy reports 345 new deaths, followed by Spain (168) & Iran (135).

* Rupee rises 32 paise to 73.92 against US dollar in early trade.

* Yes Bank to resume full banking services from 6 pm, today.

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