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What is Corona Kavach, health Insurance recently launched during a pandemic?

IRDA – Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority is the regulatory body governing life insurance, general insurance, and health insurance companies. IRDA has taken an initiative for the welfare of the state by making mandatory for all insurance companies to bring an affordable health insurance plan for the citizen of India who could afford such health insurance cover – Carona Kavach. 

What is Corona Kavach?

Corana Kavach is an indemnity Health Insurance that covers the basic hospitalization expenses related to Corana or Covid 19 disease. Indemnity policies cover actual expenses as specified by the terms and conditions of health insurance, medical expenses incurred on hospitalization due to diagnosis of presence of COVID-19.

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Media of Barak and Brahmaputra Valleys have umpteen times brought into light the clandestine business in coal and Burmese betel nut, depriving the state exchequer of huge revenue. CBI did start investigation on the directive of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal nearly two years ago. But, quite mysteriously, it halted after making some progress. Considering the serious ramification of the scam, a border resident Ajit Basumatary, prepared a detailed representation on the widespread network of black diamond racket spreading from the Sutarkandi check gate of Karimganj to Khliehriat, Dawki and Guwahati to involvement of high and low administrative as well as police officials, political leaders and a surfeit of traders.  The representation was submitted to P K Musahary, Chairperson, Lokayukta, Meghalaya, who advised the CBI to take up the investigation.

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In December 2019, a new pneumonia-like disease spread in Wuhan, China referred to as novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 that was caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus. Within few weeks, the disease became a global epidemic and was referred to as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, 2020 since then, more than 1.25 crore people worldwide and more than 7 lakh people in India have been affected by the disease as of 10 July, 2020. The disease spreads by respiratory droplets and infected surfaces. For most cases, the virus has mild symptoms such as fever, weakness, dyspnea, cough, etc., and can become serious if adequate precautions are not taken. In India, coronavirus was first detected on 30 January, 2020 and began to spread to almost all parts of the country. National governments across the country began to close universities and colleges briefly in March as a measure to stop the spread of the novel corona virus.

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When the earth quakes, the primal fear that shakes you arises out of your feeling that the Doomsday has come. This psychosis of fear lasts for days, sometimes years, even after the earth settles down to its calm. No wonder, the Mizoram Government just sought the help of psychologists to dispel the fear-spells of hundreds of people living in some villages including Khawbung, Saitual, Siaha, Serchhi and Zokhawthar that rocked recently.

In fact, the people suffered from terrible trauma of psychic nature due to massive seismic disturbances in the tragic Assam quake of 1950 that took a toll of over 2500 people. Known as the Assam-Tibetan Plateau earthquake, the total toll was over 4300 including the Tibetan part.   

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A maverick lady officer of the Manipur Police Service, who was recently stripped of her charge as the Additional SP of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), alleged that Manipur Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren, pressurized her to release Lhukhosei Zou, a man accused of being a drugs kingpin. Zou was arrested with a huge consignment of contraband narcotic substance in 2018 after the Chief Minister himself personally authorized the arrest. 

Zou, an elected BJP representative to the Autonomous District Council, ADC, of Chandel, was then serving as the Chairman of the ADC Chandel, a powerful post equivalent to the CM in the district level.

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Political scams are not new to Kerala where only the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by Communist Party of India (Marxist), and the United Democratic Front (UDF) led by Congress have a strong base. In the previous UDF tenure, a solar panel scam hit the state politics in which allegations were levelled against several top Congress leaders. Saritha Nair was named as the prime accused in this case. It was alleged that Saritha Nair was very influential in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) when Oommen Chandy was the Chief Minister.   The inquiry is still under progress. LDF used this scam as a ladder to power.

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Western Assam sans any industry worth naming in last century but then under the British era, a match factory was set up at Dhubri by a Swedish Company named  as Assam Match Company ( Amco) in 1925.  It was a lone industry in Western Assam till Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemical Limited (BRPL) which now known as OIL Bongaigaon Refinery (BGR), came into being in 70s.

Again due to change of ownership of Amco , it came to be known as Western India Match Company ( Wimco), when Jatia group of Company  took over all the five match factories in India – Dhubri ( Assam), Calcutta, Madras (Chennai), Bombay (Mumbai and Baraily ( Uttar Pradesh) in 1979

 

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India attained freedom from the British Raj on August 15, 1947 after being ruled by them for over two centuries. On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. 

 

But the independence of our country coincided with the partition of India, in which the British India was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan.

 

In the year 1947, Lord Mountbatten released the 3 June Plan on partition of India as legislature representatives of the Indian National Congress, the Muslim League, and the Sikh community came to an agreement with Lord Mountbatten. Nobody who agreed to the plan realised that partition was unleashing one of the worst calamities of the 20th century. As per this plan, 'The Independence Act' of 1947 was implemented. This was the last plan for independence. 

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