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Update on COVID-19: PM Major Initiatives to fight this Deadly Virus

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Today, the world is going through an extremely tough situation arised due to Coronavirus outbreak. The government of each country is working relentlessly to make things better. In India, the cases of coronavirus have not gone up like other countries thanks to the initiatives taken by our government. Owing to the proactive strategies and preparations, Indian government has kept the situation in control. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is aggressively working to wipe out the deadly virus.

Interaction with Stakeholders

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is continuing his interactions with various stakeholders in India’s fight against COVID-19. Prime Minister interacts with over 200 people on a daily basis which includes phone calls to various State Governors, Chief Ministers, and Health Ministers to get a first-hand feedback on India’s fight against the COVID-19 menace.

Prime Minister also telephonically reaches out to various doctors, nurses, health workers, and sanitation staff from various corners of the country in order to encourage them and to pay gratitude to their yeomen service to the nation and society.

Shri Modi also interacts with people from various walks of life through video conferencing in an effort to control the spread of the Corona virus. Shri Modi has held discussions through video conferencing with the heads of various Electronic Media groups. He interacted with the heads of various Print Media Groups on the 24th March.

Prime Minister in both the cases appealed that media should counter pessimism and panic through positive communication.

On the 27th of March Prime Minister held a video conference with various Radio Jockeys and Announcers of All India Radio.

“Need to constantly celebrate the contribution of the local heroes at national level and boost their morale” he said.

Prime Minister also telephonically reaches to some of those who are affected with Corona Virus and to some of those who have recovered from its affects in order to keep an update on their progress.

Shri Narendra Modi in a special video interaction on 25th March 2020 with his constituents in Varanasi has appealed for Resolve, Restraint and Sensitivity and exhorted the people to adapt to the best practices in fighting the virus.

Regular Interactions & Meetings

Since January Prime Minister Shri Modi held several rounds of meetings and discussions with people from various walks of life and officials in order to find ways and means to fight COVID-19.

Prime Minister had been holding meetings on a daily basis wherein he is updated regularly by the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prime Minister is also being updated by the Group of Ministers (GoM) set up under the chairmanship of the Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on the steps being taken by the Government.

COVID -19 Economic Response Task Force

To deal with the economic challenges caused by the pandemic, Prime Minister announced the creation of ‘COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force’ under the Union Finance Minister. The Task Force will consult stakeholders, take feedback, on the basis of which decisions will be taken to meet the challenges. The Task Force will also ensure implementation of the decisions taken to meet these challenges.

Prime Minister also urged the business community and higher income groups to look after the economic needs of those from lower income groups, from whom they take various services, urging them not to cut their salary on the days they are unable to render the services due to inability to come to the workplace. He stressed on the importance of humanity during such times.

PM CARES Fund

Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example. This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.

Announces Rs 1.7 Lakh Crore Financial Package

The Narendra Modi Government on the 26th of March announced a Financial Package of Rs 1.7 Lakh Crore which focuses on emergency cash transfers of the poor. The Package also includes a 3 month free supply of foodgrains, pulses and gas under the Pradhan Mantri GaribKalyanYojana in order to support them from the economic vagaries arising out of the impact of the Corona Virus.

Working together with the States

On the 20th of March the Prime Minister interacted with all the Chief Ministers of the country through a video conference where in had called for tackling the challenge together. Prime Minister called for a constant vigilance and monitoring of spread of the virus and that Centre and States must work together to combat the pandemic.

Prime Minister reminded the State leadership that the country is in a critical phase of tackling spread of the virus but assured them that there is no need to panic. The Chief Ministers were briefed on the steps taken by the Central Government so far and how the Prime Minister is personally monitoring the overall situation in the country.

SAARC Region comes together

Prime Minister is the first leader to have suggested for a regional consultation and discussion when he called for a video conference with the leaders of the SAARC Nations, home to significant portion of the World’s population. A meeting of the SAARC leaders under India’s leadership was held on the 15th of March 2020.

Shri Modi led the way, in the spirit of collaboration and proposed creation of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund based on voluntary contributions from all the countries, with India making an initial offer of US $10 million for the fund. The fund can be used by any of the partner countries to meet the cost of immediate actions.

Other SAARC Nations viz Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives have also contributed to the Emergency Fund.

Extraordinary Virtual G-20 Summit

An Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit was convened on 26 March 2020 to discuss the challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and to forge a global coordinated response. Earlier, PM had a telephonic conversation with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on this subject.

PM underscored the need to put human beings at the centre of our vision of global prosperity and cooperation, freely and openly share the benefits of medical research and development, develop adaptive, responsive and humane health care systems amongst others.

PM called on the Leaders to help usher in a new globalization, for the collective well-being of humankind and have multilateral for a focus on promoting the shared interests of humanity.

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Windows 11 Update Coming to These ASUS Laptops

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ASUS announced that it is partnering with Microsoft to ensure users of new and existing ASUS PCs are primed for the launch of Windows 11 after it is available.

As an internationally-respected and trusted manufacturer of Windows PCs, ASUS is proud to be a leading proponent of Windows 11 — the forthcoming latest version of the world’s most popular operating system. In preparation for this exciting launch, ASUS is readying a raft of new and existing devices for a free upgrade to Windows 11.

From today, all newly-purchased ASUS Windows 10 devices that are featured on our upgrade list, along with many existing eligible ASUS Windows 10 devices, will qualify for an upgrade after Windows 11 is released. As an example, both existing users and new purchasers of Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582), Zenbook Duo 14 (UX482), Zenbook Flip 13 OLED (UX363) and Zenbook 13 OLED (UX325) models will all be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11 — so prospective buyers can buy today safe in the knowledge that a free upgrade is just around the corner.

Hundreds of other ASUS models that shipped with Windows 10 will also qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 11, including ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook and Vivobook laptops, ROG Strix, ROG Zephyrus and ROG Flow gaming laptops and TUF Gaming laptops and desktops. Many ExpertBook laptops and ExpertCenter desktops will also be eligible, along with many Zen AiO and Vivo AiO models and ASUS Mini PCs.

Windows 11: Get a fresh perspective

With the upcoming launch of Windows 11, Microsoft is set to introduce a new Windows experience that will bring users closer to the people and things they love. For more information on Windows 11, go to the Windows blog.

Prepare to upgrade: Simple steps to ready ASUS PCs for the new operating system

Windows 11 isn’t here yet, but it will be coming later this year. We know that users of ASUS devices will be excited by this prospect, and would wish to prepare for its arrival. There are a number of things owners can do in order to get ready.

  • See if a PC can upgrade

Use the PC Health Check app to see if an existing PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11. If so, it is possible to get a free upgrade after it starts to roll out.

  • Shop for a new PC

Need a new PC now? Great! ASUS has an extensive range of Windows 10 PCs that can upgrade for free after Windows 11 rolls out.

  • Perform a PC backup

It’s so much easier to transfer to a new PC when files and photos from a current PC are backed up to OneDrive.

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VingaJoy GVT-298 Junior Tower Bluetooth Speaker Launched in India

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VingaJoy has announced the launch of its all new GVT-298 Junior Tower Bluetooth Speaker, priced at Rs 2,999. The speaker comes with an elegant design and premium look and also offers USB playing for ease. It is a compact and lightweight bluetooth speaker and thus is ideal to be carried along. Designed for music lovers, VingaJoy GVT-298 is a real treat with a powerful combination of crystal-clear highquality sound and long-lasting battery life. The speaker is available in 3 different colours so that you can pick the one that suits your requirement.

This new speaker comes with the latest Bluetooth feature V5.0 and the device can be connected to bluetooth devices within 11 metres of range. It is backed by a 1200 mAh battery which is rechargeable and delivers up to 5 hours of music playing. It is compatible and can easily be paired with iPhone, Android devices, and laptops as well. This speaker has multiple pairing mode options, such as FM Radio/Aux/TF Function and USP playing. The Junior Tower VingaJoy Bluetooth Speaker is a hassle-free companion for your parties or leisure time.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Lalit Arora, Co-Founder, VingaJoy said, “We are extremely happy to expand our Bluetooth Speaker portfolio with the launch of our Junior Tower Bluetooth Speaker. It is specially designed keeping in mind the music requirements of the millennial. The Bluetooth Speaker looks good, sounds great and is enriched with features that suit the expectations of our customers.”

Available with 6 months’ warranty, VingaJoy GVT-298 Junior Tower Bluetooth Speaker will be available at your nearest retail store as well as online platforms.

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iQOO to Launch the iQOO 7 Series in India Soon

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iQOO announced to extend partnership with BMW M Motorsport. iQOO became premium partner of BMW M Motorsport in 2020. It is a true testament of how both the brands aim to offer ultra-performance & speed. Inspired by track spirt, iQOO launches iQOO 7 Legend. The flagship device under iQOO 7 Series will feature the iconic tri-color racing stripes, engraved with the slogan “Fascination Meets Innovation”.

Staying true to its brand philosophy, “I Quest On and On”, iQOO hopes to bring the joy of adventure to users through technology. By focusing on delivering unmatched performance and unique experiences, iQOO aims to empower a generation of challengers to break through boundaries and exploring new possibilities. BMW M Motorsport on the other hand represents the ultimate pursuit of speed and performance, which coincides with iQOO’s brand concept. The sponsoring partnership aims to offer ultra-fast technology and high-performance experience to young and tech-savvy customers.

Commenting on the partnership, Gagan Arora, Director-Marketing – iQOO said, “As a brand, we greatly resonate with what BMW M Motorsport stands for which is an unparalleled passion to bring unprecedented monster performance for our consumers. With this, we aim to fulfil the ever-growing need of consumers for the ultimate speed and consistent performance.”

He further added, “We are thrilled to bring the upcoming iQOO 7 Series, iQOO 7 Legend has been created to deliver a unique experience to next-gen consumers who are naturally inclined towards superior performance. Powered by top-notch gaming and photography capabilities, the upcoming devices from the iQOO 7 series – iQOO 7 Legend and iQOO 7 will fit with the fast-paced lifestyle of modern youth.”

The two-year premium partner sponsorship started in 2020, with the iQOO BMW M4 DTM participation in the spectacular 2020 DTM season. This year, iQOO sponsored car will compete in the 2021 24H Nürburgring race in June.

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