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LIVE: Govt issues guidelines to states on management of monkeypox disease

Clinical specimens to be sent to NIV Pune Apex Laboratory through Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme network, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Test tubes labelled 'Monkeypox virus positive and negative' are seen in this illustration (Reuters)

Test tubes labelled 'Monkeypox virus positive and negative' are seen in this illustration (Reuters)

Live news updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Shimla in Himachal Pradesh to participate in the 'Garib Kalyan Sammelan' and release the 11th instalment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.

'Garib Kalyan Sammelan', a novel public programme marking the completion of eight years of the government led by the Prime Minister is being organized across the country at State Capitals, District Headquarters and Krishi Vigyan Kendras, the Prime Minister's Office said.

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain on Monday was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, with his Aam Aadmi Party calling it a political move ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls.

He was taken into custody under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after a few hours of questioning, ED officials said.

Meanwhile, a day after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead, Delhi Police questioned jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi  in connection with the case, according to officials.

The development came as a Delhi court refused to entertain a plea filed by Bishnoi, who has been accused of plotting the murder, that he apprehended a fake encounter by the Punjab Police.

On global front, the UK Health Security Agency as detected 71 new human cases of monkeypox in the country, the local media reported.

All of the new cases have been identified in England, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK since May 7 to 179, according to Sky News.

7:28 PM

US Treasury's Adeyemo says Biden considering plans for tariffs on Chinese goods

U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said on Tuesday that the Biden administration considering whether to reduce some Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods but needs to balance short-term price reduction goals against the longer-term need to eliminate unfair competition for U.S. firms.
"We're actively considering what we do with regard to those tariffs," Adeyemo told CNN in a live interview. "I think the important thing for every American to know is that the president is committed to doing everything we can to bring down costs in a sustainable way."
7:28 PM

Ukraine says it seized Ukrainian assets of Russia's Tatneft

Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday it had seized assets in Ukraine belonging to companies founded by Russia's Tatneft oil company.
"So far, 115 real estate objects have been seized: oil depots, gas stations, non-residential buildings, land plots and 118 fuel trucks and cars," the Bureau said in an online statement.
6:49 PM

Govt issues guidelines to states on management of monkeypox disease

In view of the increasing reports of Monkeypox (MPX) cases in non-endemic countries, as part of a proactive and risk-based approach for management of Monkeypox and to ensure advance preparedness across the country, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued ‘Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease’, today. 
There are no reported cases of monkey pox disease in India, as on date.
As per the guidelines, a confirmed case is laboratory confirmed for monkeypox virus by detection of unique sequences of viral DNA either by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or sequencing.All the clinical specimens should be transported to the Apex Laboratory of ICMR-NIV (Pune) routed through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) network of the respective district/state. READ MORE. 
6:25 PM

JPM says Meta will become Broadcom's next billion-dollar customer

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc will use Broadcom Inc's custom chips to build its metaverse hardware, becoming the chipmaker's next billion-dollar ASIC customer, analysts at J.P. Morgan said on Tuesday.
ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) chips will drive $2 billion to $2.5 billion in revenue for Broadcom this year, helped by its deals with Meta and partnerships with Alphabet and Microsoft, the analysts said.
5:29 PM

Revision of premium rates of PMJJBY and PMSBY

5:23 PM

Govt clears GST compensation dues up to May 31 by releasing Rs 86,912 cr

Centre released the entire amount of GST compensation payable to States up to May 31, 2022 by releasing an amount of Rs 86,912 crore, by dipping into its own coffers beyond the Rs 25,000 crore balance in the GST Compensation fund.
4:54 PM

Bodies of all 22 victims of Nepal plane crash brought to Kathmandu for post-mortem

The bodies of 22 people, including four Indians, killed in the plane crash in Nepal's mountainous Mustang district on Sunday, have been brought to Kathmandu where the mortal remains would be handed over to their families after the post-mortem on Tuesday.
The Canadian-built turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET plane was carrying four Indians, two Germans and 13 Nepali passengers, besides a three-member Nepali crew when it crashed minutes after taking off from the tourist city of Pokhara, officials said.
Rescuers on Monday recovered 21 bodies from the wreckage site of the plane belonging to Tara Air. On Tuesday, the last body was also retrieved from the wreckage site.
3:50 PM

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain sent to ED custody till June 9

3:35 PM

Sugar production rises 15% to record 35.24 mn tons so far this yr: NFCSFL

Sugar production in India, the world's largest producer and second-largest exporter, rose 15 per cent to a record 35.24 million tonne till May 30 in the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year on higher output in Maharashtra and Karnataka, according to the data released by cooperative body NFCSFL on Tuesday.
Sugar production stood at 30.63 million tonne in the year-ago period. The sugar marketing year runs from October to September.
The sugar output achieved so far is much higher than the total output of 31.12 million tonne in the entire 2020-21 marketing year.
According to the data by the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd (NFCSFL), another 4-5 lakh tonne of sugar is expected to be produced by the end of the current marketing year.
3:12 PM

Sidhu Moose Wala cremated in native Punjab village, thousands attend

3:04 PM

Despite how much BJP try to win in 2024, it will not happen: Bengal CM Mamata

2:29 PM

BJP seeks resignation of Kejriwal, Satyendar Jain after Delhi minister's arrest

The BJP on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain, who was arrested by the ED in connection with a money laundering case, alleging that the AAP chief's stand on the issue shows that he not only condones corruption but is also involved in it.

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia also rejected the Aam Aadmi Party's allegation of "political vendetta" and that Jain's arrest was linked to upcoming polls in Himachal Pradesh. No court has quashed any proceedings of central agencies in a corruption case, he asserted.

2:29 PM

JSL supplies 155 metric tonne steel for India's 2nd stainless steel foot-over-bridge in Srikakulam, AP

Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) on Tuesday said it has supplied 155 metric tonnes of steel to Indian Railways for its stainless steel foot-over-bridge project in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

According to the company, the said infrastructure is the second stainless steel (SS) foot-over-bridge (FOB) in India after Naupada FOB in Andhra Pradesh.

2:27 PM

Hearing of case against Vijay Babu for sexual exploitation begins in Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court is now hearing the anticipatory bail plea moved by actor-producer Vijay Babu in the case where an actress had accused him of sexually exploiting her.
2:25 PM

Foreign Minister Michael Moussa-Adamo of Gabon calls on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

2:18 PM

Huge crowd joins the funeral procession of singer Sidhu Moose Wala in Punjab's Mansa

1:45 PM

ABIL group promoter Avinash Bhosale term his CBI arrest illegal

12:51 PM

Today India's start-ups are being talked about globally: PM Modi

12:22 PM

Indian team to assemble in Delhi on June 5, South Africa squad arrives on June 2

The Indian cricket team will assemble here on June 5 ahead of the five-match T20 series against South Africa.

The first match of the series begins here on June 9 and South Africa will arrive here on June 2. There will be no crowd restrictions and there will be no bio-bubble for the series though players will be tested regularly for Covid-19.

12:01 PM

Too soon to tell whether monkeypox could become next pandemic: WHO

It may be too early to say whether the recent monkeypox outbreak, which has spread to 24 nations with over 435 confirmed cases, could lead to a global pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

The global health body, however, noted that there is a "window" of opportunity to curb rising cases, CNBC reported.

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 8:06 AM IST

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