Important Articles from Hindu : 27/3/2020

Front Page

  • Day 2 : Govt rolls out first safety net
  • Holes in the net : Many who have been hit still left out, relief too little
  • Army all set, contingency plans for COVID 19 in place at 6 hr notice

Outbreak

  • Coping with the virus challenge for India’s 37% – internal migrants
  • Govt says grocers can run 24X7
  • No community transmission yet , rate of spike in positive cases slowing : Govt
  • Lockdown puts question mark on wheat procurement
  • Digital push : Webinars by AIIMS docs and apps to trace possible contacts
  • TN to trace over 50k who reached India after March 1

Editorial

  • Lockdown and the poor
  • Ardous road ahead
  • Horror in Kabul
  • Asterix moment

Ideas Page

  • Lets use followers advantage
  • It shouldnt take a pandemic
  • A helping hand to states

Explained

  • Unpacking the garib kalyan package
  • Severe steps can cut cases drastically

Outbreak

  • Taking testing cue from S Korea ICMR seek 5 lakh antibody kits
  • SC judges to hear urgent cases from home office via video conference
  • Top panel to look into logistic issues
  • G-20 leaders plan $5tn economy boost

Economy

  • No income threshold for withdrawal from EPF accounts, contribution waiver for 40% of firms
  • States asked to use 31000cr balance from building and construction workersfund
  • To be hiked from April 1 MGNREGA wage revision was due before FY20 end

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