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Coronavirus impact: Election Commission defers Mar 26 Rajya Sabha elections
Posted on 24th March 2020
The Election Commission has deferred the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in view of the coronavirus outbreak, official sources said on Tuesday.

Election to fill up 55 seats in the Upper House of Parliament was to be held on March 26, but 37 candidates have already been elected without a contest.

The decision on holding the election for the remaining 18 seats will be taken based on the prevailing situation, the sources said.

Nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far, according to Health Ministry data on Tuesday.

As cases of the viral infection surged, authorities have put almost the entire country under lockdown, banning gathering of people and suspending road, rail and air traffic till March 31.

Other Covid-19 developments

In other major development, Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi will address the nation once again at 8 pm tonight.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that no new cases were reported in New Delhi in last 24 hours and five people were discharged. However, the cases count across India is now every close to 500.

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Delhi borders sealed for a week, only essential services allowed: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Posted on 1st June 2020
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Monday declared that the borders of the national capital will be sealed for the next week, in view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases amid this pandemic outbreak. He added that only essential services will be allowed to exempted at the borders.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In highest spike yet, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.90 lakh cases; 5,394 deaths
Posted on 1st June 2020
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 1.90 lakh-mark on Monday, while the death toll has topped the 5,300-mark as well. At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 1,90,535 cases, which includes 93,322 active cases; 91,819 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 5,394 deaths.

Online classes 'First Bell' for Kerala school students begins today
Posted on 1st June 2020
The new academic year begins today in Kerala. The Kerala government will begin virtual classes for school students from today, in an effort to ensure that they do not miss out on lessons due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.

More than 45 lakh students will be part of this online initiative.

Power bill over Rs 100,000? Now it's must to file income-tax return
Posted on 1st June 2020
The government has notified new income-tax return forms for 2019-20, making it mandatory for high spenders to file ITR and allowing assesses to avail benefits of extended timelines in view of Covid-19.

People incurring large spending will not be able to escape paying taxes, with the government making filing mandatory in specific cases even in their income is below the taxable limit.

Wajid Khan, of music composer duo Sajid-Wajid dies at 42
Posted on 1st June 2020
Wajid Khan, of music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, died at the age of 42. The news was confirmed by singer Sonu Nigam, who posted a picture on Instagram and wrote, My brother Wajid left us.

Speaking about his health condition, music composer Salim Merchant told PTI, He had multiple issues. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection... He was on the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.

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