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CM Mamata writes to PM Modi, seeks INR 25,000cr aid for Bengal to fight COVID-19 lockdown

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, seeking financial assistance of ₹25,000 crore to fulfil the state government's commitments amid a dip in the revenue at a time when all businesses are shut due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. In the letter, Banerjee stated that the Bengal government needs assistance from the Centre to cope with the unprecedented “impasse to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic”. Src:

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CBI officials will donate 1 day salary to PM’s relief fund amid Coronavirus

To fight against novel Coronavirus, the Central Bureau of Investigation has extended its hand to help. CBI announced that its officials have decided to donate their one day salary to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). Several businessmen, Bollywood actors, paramilitary force and politicians have been donating in the PM fund created to help the central government to fight against the pandemic. Src:

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Maharashtra govt permits hotels, restaurants to resume business for home delivery sales

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Friday gave permission to hotels to keep their kitchens open in order to provide home delivery of food amid nationwide lockdown over coronavirus. Pawar said that the health department's guidelines should be followed seriously and that those preparing and delivering food must be neat and clean and also added that sale of eggs, meat, fish and fruits is also permitted. Src:

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RBI's steps will help middle class and businesses, says PM Modi

After RBI’s announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his views. He tweeted that RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard the country's economy from the impact of the coronavirus. The announcements will improve liquidity, reduce the cost of funds, help middle class and businesses. The Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanata Das announced a cut of 75 basis points in the repo rate to 4.4 per cent and allowed banks to provide 3-months moratorium on loans. Src:

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