Health is central to economic performance and to enhancing human capabilities say on election as WHO Executive Board Chair

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan elected as

I am committed to working for efficient, effective and responsive discharge of public health obligations: Dr Harsh Vardhan

22 May 2020 The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has been elected as Chair of the Executive Board of World Health Organization for the year 2020-21. This took place today during the 147th session of the Executive Board, in a meeting that was virtually held. He has replaced Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan.

Total 123101 Corona Patients: India Corona Update 23 May 2020 Morning

69597 Active Corona Positive Patient Cases, 51783 Cured / Discharged and 3720 Deaths with 1 Migrated today in India

44582 Corona Patients Maharashtra Tops in Indian States followed by 14723 in Tamil Nadu, 13268 in Gujarat and 12319 in Delhi.

Total 123101# Corona Patients: India Corona Update 23 May 2020 Morning Saturday as on 08:00 IST (GMT+5:30)

Total 112359# Corona Patients: India Corona Update 21 May 2020 Morning

63624 Total Active Cases: 2475 New Active Corona Patients Today in 24 Hours

45299 Total Cured / Discharged Corona Survivors + 1 Migrated: 3002 New Cured Today in 24 Hours

3435 Total Corona Deaths more than 70% cases due to comorbidities: 132 New Deaths Today in 24 Hours

5609 New Corona Patients Today in 24 Hours: Total - 112359# (Indians & Foreigners) India COVID-19 Positive Patients

39297 Corona Patients Maharashtra Tops in Indian States: 2161 New Corona Patients Today in 24 Hours

Allocation of Foodgrains to the migrants / stranded migrants & New Methodology in Coal & Lignite approved in Cabinet

Cabinet approves ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package for Allocation of Foodgrains to the migrants / stranded migrants

20 May 2020 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for allocation of foodgrains from Central Pool to approximately 8 crore migrants / stranded migrants @ 5 kg per person per month (May and June, 2020) for two months free of cost. 

Rs.7.59 Crore Government Loan Interest waiver of Hindustan Organic Chemicals approved

Cabinet approves waiver of interest of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited

20 May 2020 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for waiver of interest of Rs.7.59 crore on Government of India loans of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited (HOCL), as on 31st March, 2005 in addition to the ‘Waiver of penal interest and interest on interest up to 31st March, 2005’ that was earlier approved by the CCEA in March, 2006 under the rehabilitation package for HOCL.

Old age income security for Senior Citizens Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana Extended

Cabinet approves extension of ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana’

20 May 2020 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the following for the welfare of and to enable old age income security for Senior Citizens:

(a) Extension of Pradhan MantriVayaVandanaYojana (PMVVY) up to 31st March, 2023 for further period of three years beyond 31st March, 2020.

(b) To allow initially an assured rate of return of 7.40 % per annum for the year 2020-21 per annum and thereafter to be reset every year.

Special Liquidity Scheme Approved for Non-Banking Financial Companies & Housing Finance Companies

Cabinet approves Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs to address their Liquidity Stress

20 May 2020 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to launch a new Special Liquidity Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) to improve liquidity position of the NBFCs/HFCs.

Financial implication:

3 Lakh Crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme Approved in India

Cabinet approves additional funding of up to Rupees Three Lakh Crore through introduction of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)

100 per cent credit guarantee coverage by National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Limited (NCGTC) to Member Lending Institutions (MLIs)

Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility to eligible Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) borrowers, including interested MUDRA borrowers

20 May 2020 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given the following approvals: