Test positivity rates in Bengaluru touched 27% today. Hospitalisation rates are low: Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister

Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister, Karnataka:

With 25,595 daily new cases today, Bengaluru surpassed the highest cases recorded in a day during second wave.

Hospitalisation rates are low.
Test positivity rates in the City touched 27% today.

New cases in State: 41,457

New cases in B’lore: 25,595

Positivity rate in State: 22.30%

Discharges: 8,353

Active cases State: 2,50,381 (B’lore- 178k)

Deaths:20 (B’lore- 07)

Tests: 1,85,872

Punjab Model advocates to form Punjab State Mining Corporation to disband thekedari system: Navjot Singh Sidhu – President, Punjab Congress

Navjot Singh Sidhu – President, Punjab Congress:

Complete govt control over sand mining is the only solution. Punjab Model advocates to form Punjab State Mining Corporation to disband thekedari system and to sell sand at fixed rate, weight & date.

As long as thekedari system exists people won’t have access to cheaper sand.

Punjab Model Mining policy includes:

1. State owned Stock yards
2. Online booking at fixed rate
3. Delivery on fixed date by different colour trucks enabled with GPS
4. Impounding of illegal trucks

Outcome: Cheap Sand;
2000-3000 Crore revenue to state;
60000 Jobs for youth

India Post Payments Bank’s customer base crosses 5 Crore Mark

Ministry of Communications:

What was termed as the biggest initiative of financial inclusion in the country by the Prime Minister at its launch, the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a ‘Digital-First Bank’ built on the rails of wide physical distribution network of India Post under the Ministry of Communication, Government of India, has announced a major milestone since inception towards achieving its financial inclusion goals through digital banking.

Today, IPPB announced that it has crossed the five-crore customer mark in 3 years of commencement of operations to become one of the fastest growing digital payments bank in the country.

IPPB opened up these five crore accounts in digital and paperless mode through its 1.36 lakh Post Offices, out of which 1.20 lakh are in rural areas with the help of about 1.47 lakhs doorstep banking service providers.

With this, IPPB has achieved the world’s largest digital financial literacy programme by building a financially aware and empowered customer-base leveraging the strength of 2,80,000 Post Office employees.

IPPB has further stated that it has taken the digital banking to the grassroots-levels through Interoperable Payments and Settlement Systems of NPCI, RBI and UIDAI offering services in over 13 languages.

Interestingly, out of the total account holders, around 48% were women account holders; while 52% were male that indicated the Bank’s focus on bringing the women customers under the banking network.

About 98% of accounts of women were opened at the doorsteps and over 68% of women were availing DBT benefits. In yet another milestone, IPPB revealed that it attracted youths to avail digital banking services. Over 41% of account holders were in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

Speaking about this landmark occasion, Shri Vineet Pandey, Secretary, Department of Posts said, “At India Post, we are committed towards becoming one of the largest financial inclusion networks in India, covering both urban and rural India. Reaching to five crore customers in a short span of 3 years speaks of the success of this model of providing cost – effective, simple, easy and secure digital ecosystem, particularly to rural India. We are happy that we could empower rural women too, to avail the banking services at their doorsteps.”

Shri J. Venkatramu, MD & CEO, India Post Payments Bank said, “It is a moment of pride for the Bank, as we have moved from strength to strength while building this customer base while providing uninterrupted banking and G2C services even during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Bank is able to scale its customer acquisition on a fully digital and paperless banking platform serving people at their doorstep. The bank is committed to serve the rural, under-banked and unbanked citizens through collaboration & co-creation of suitable products & services.”

With this view, IPPB has been able to leverage upon its parental strength of Department of Posts and is steadily transforming and reshaping the financial inclusion landscape across the country.

In the near future, our endeavour is to build a unified service platform offering various citizen-centric financial services, including credit, at the doorstep by leveraging India stack such as JAM, Sahmati etc.

The Antrix-Devas deal was against national security: Nirmala Sitharaman – Union Finance Minister

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi. Excerpts via BJP India:

SC has given a very comprehensive order on Antrix-Devas case. Antrix appeared in agreement with Devas in 2005 during the UPA government. It was a fraud deal. UPA govt cancelled this deal in 2011.

In 2011, when the whole thing was cancelled, Devas went to international arbitration, Government of India never appointed an arbitrator, was reminded to appoint arbitrator within 21 days, but government didn’t appoint.

This kind of selling of primary endowments like wavelengths, satellites or spectrum band, giving it away to private parties and making money from private parties and making a deal out if it marks the feature of the Congress governments.

The Antrix-Devas deal was against national security. Congress party has misused its position when in power and allowed blatant selling of resources of govt.

Each and every step that I take forward, will make you & 3 crore Punjabis immensely proud: Bhagwant Mann to Arvind Kejriwal

Bhagwant Mann – President, Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab:

Sir, I shall do my best to justify the trust & belief that you & the people of Punjab have bestowed upon me.

Each and every step that I take forward, will make you & 3 crore Punjabis immensely proud.

I congratulate Sardar Bhagwant Mann on being declared CM face of AAP in Punjab. Whole Punjab is looking upto AAP as a hope. Its a huge responsibility and I am sure Bhagwant will bring back smile on the face of every Punjabi.

Arvind kejriwal – National convener – AAP

AAP is running its campaign on ‘ek mauka Kejriwal nu’. Will it now uproot boards put up across Punjab, changing it to ‘ek mauka Bhagwant Mann nu’? : Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:

AAP’s newly nominated CM face Bhagwant Mann is a dummy.

AAP is running its campaign on ‘ek mauka Kejriwal nu’. Will it now uproot boards put up across Pb, changing it to ‘ek mauka Bhagwant Mann nu’? Obviously not.

continues to be the real face of AAP in Punjab.

ED raids on Charanjit Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Honey has proved SAD’s contention that CM heads Punjab’s sand mafia.

Hundreds of crores are collected by mafia with Honey amongst the main agents. That’s why Mr Channi ran to rescue the mafia when it was exposed in his constituency.

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