PUNJAB LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR CLEARING BASIC N5 LEVEL OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST TO PROVIDE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO PUNJAB YOUTH

  • 200 hrs Japanese Language Training programme for Youth between the age group of 18-45 years

Chandigarh, August 8:The Punjab Government under the Punjab Skill Development Mission has started a Japanese language training programme for skilling the youth of Punjab in Japanese Language with the aim to provide more job opportunities to our youth as per the basic requirement of Japanese language proficiency for job placements. By creating such a pool, there would be enhancement in the placement opportunities for candidates who have learned Japanese language and this should be enabled with a tie up with the Japanese Embassy.

Disclosing this here today Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi Employment Generation and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab said that for implementing this project in convergence with Japanese Embassy the Punjab Skill Development Mission has completed the first round of initial meetings with the Japanese Embassy. The Minister said that the programme would cater to the Japanese Language Training of the Youth of Punjab between the age group 18-45 years and having a minimum qualification of 8th Pass and the duration of the course would be 200 hours. HE said that the candidates would be provided training in Japanese language for clearing the basic level (N5) of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), in addition to the JLPT certification the candidates would also receive a PTU (Punjab Technical University) certification post completion of the 200 hours of training in Japanese Language.

Mr. Rahul Tiwari, Secretary Employment Generation and Mission Director PSDM said that the PSDM has chalked out a programme to run Japanese language proficiency course in two phases. He said that the first phase has been launched in which a pool of Master trainers would be created by providing training to the trainers of PSDM, Department of Higher Education, Department of School Education, Technical Education & Industrial Training and IKG Punjab Technical University. These master trainers in turn would then train the youth of Punjab by undertaking batches at various locations of Punjab. He said that the first phase of the training of the Master Trainers has already commenced, two batches with a cumulative strength of 37 are being imparted training by a trainer of Japanese language who has cleared level N-5 and N-4 of Japanese Proficiency Test and holds an interpreter ship Certificate.

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WITH ZERO THREAT PERCEPTION & CENTRAL SECURITY NOW AT HIS DISPOSAL, PUNJAB GOVT DECIDES TO WITHDRAW BAJWA’S STATE SECURITY

REJECTS HIS CLAIM OF GETTING SECURITY FROM HOME MINISTRY AT CONGRESS LEADERSHIP’S BEHEST

Chandigarh, August 8-The Punjab Government has decided to withdraw the state police security from Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa after an assessment showed that he had virtually no threat perception and was, in any case, now getting the central security directly accorded to him by the Union Home Ministry.

Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said that the state police security provided to Bajwa had become redundant since he had procured personal security directly from Home Minister Amit Shah. A mixed security component was, in any case, not considered good, particularly when the Rajya Sabha MP had, by opting for central security, showed that he had no faith in the state police.

According to the spokesperson, contrary to claims made by Bajwa, the central security he had got was not at the behest of the Congress leadership. In fact, the Union Home Ministry had not even consulted the state government to gauge the threat perception, which is usually done before providing central security to any person.

Bajwa, as Rajya Sabha MP, may have simply approached the party’s leader in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad, to seek central security, and as is the norm, the latter could have simply sent his request to the Union Home Ministry. However, for some reason, the Home Ministry chose not to discuss the matter of Bajwa’s threat perception with the state government in this case, which was a clear deviation from the norm followed in such cases, the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson further said that Bajwa has actually been getting enhanced security from Punjab Police all this time, way beyond what he was entitled to as Rajya Sabha MP. This was because the state government decided not to withdraw the greater security he had at his disposal as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Ideally, the enhanced security should have been pulled out as soon as he became MP, with virtually zero threat perception.

Bajwa was given Z Category security cover by the MHA on March 19 and as of date has 25 CISF personnel for personal security, house protection and escort, besides 2 escort drivers. Till March 23, he also had 14 PP personnel deployed with him but a few for withdrawn for Covid duties. He currently has 6 PP personnel and an escort with driver, which are now being withdrawn, said the spokesperson.

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PUNJAB POLICE BUST ANOTHER PANDORI GOLA TYPE SPURIOUS LIQUOR MODULE, ARREST 2 FROM MAJITHIA

KEY SUPPLIER & 10 BUYERS ABSCONDING, MANHUNT LAUNCHED FOR THEM, SAYS DGP

100 ARRESTED IN 146 MORE CASES IN PAST 24 HOURS IN CONTINUING CRACKDOWN ON LIQUOR MAFIA

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 8:Intensifying its crackdown on the illicit liquor trade in the state, the Punjab Police on Saturday busted another major spurious liquor module with the arrest of 2 persons from Majithia.

The duo, identified as Gurwinder Singh and Lovepreet Singh, were following a Pandori Gola kind of modus operandi. In Pandori Gola, a father and his two sons were involved in supply of illicit liquor in Tarn Taran, from where the largest number of hooch tragedy deaths were reported.

Raju, the man from whom Gurwinder and Lovepreet had purchased the spurious liquor, is absconding, said DGP Dinkar Gupta. He hails from Sultanwind in Amritsar and his arrest could lead to the unravelling of the whole chain of the business in this case, said Gupta.

The police are also in search of one Bikka, who had allegedly purchased liquor from the duo in this instance, and are also tracking nine others identified as the duo’s regular buyers. They will all be arrested soon, said the DGP. The nine persons had been identified by Lovepreet as those who were regularly purchasing liquor from him.

A total of 160 litres of spurious alcohol, in 4 cans of capacity of 40 litres each, along with 2 empty drums of capacity of 200 litres each, 2 empty cans of capacity of 40 litres, and 7 small pouches of 2-3 litres each, were seized from house of Gurwinder, from where the two accused were apprehended.

The arrests took place during early morning raid on the basis of tip-off received by SHO Majithia. A Majithia police party, led by ASI Mukhtiar Singh and ASI Nirmal Singh, conducted the raid, said the DGP.

Chemical examination of the seized liquor has revealed that it was totally spurious and completely unfit for human consumption. Its key chemicals were 1-propanal, iso butanol, acetal, ethyl lactate and ethyl hexanoate, the DGP added.

An FIR no. 150 u/s 307 IPC, 61,1,14 Excise Act, PS Majitha has been registered against Lovepreet Singh, Gurinder Singh and Raju.

Meanwhile, the state-wide raids continued as part of the crackdown order against liquor mafia by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, leading to 100 more arrests in 146 cases registered in 24 hours.

The DGP said he had also directed the district cops to collate a database of all individuals (transporters, drivers, workers etc) working at distilleries in their respective districts, in order to ensure stricter vigilance. He also said that young direct PPS officers have been posted in Taran Taran & Amritsar Rural yesterday for a more focused drive against illicit liquor and drugs.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab Media Bulletin-COVID-19

8th August 2020 (05:00pm)

  1. 1. Details of Samples and Cases:-

1

Total Samples taken

659284

2

Total No. of patients tested positive

22928

3

No. of patients discharged

14860

4

Number of active cases

7506

5

No. of Patients on oxygen support

123

6

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

26

7

Total Deaths reported

562

On 8th August 2020

1.

Number of new patients on oxygen support

06

2.

Number of new patients admitted in ICU

04

(Jalandhar-4)

3.

Number of new patients put on ventilator support

03

(Ludhiana-2, Kapurthala-1)

4.

Number of new patients discharged

820

(Ludhiana-254, Jalandhar-236, Amritsar- 73, Hoshiarpur-10, Gurdasur-49, Ferozepur-15, Pathankot-36, Bathinda-66, FG Sahib-8, Moga-34, Faridkot-6, Muktsar-4, Mansa-29 )

5.

Number of new deaths reported

23

(Amritsar-2, Barnala-1, Jalandhar-1, Ludhiana-12, SAS Nagar-1, SBS Nagar-1, Patiala-3, Ropar-1, Sangrur-1)

Patients reported positive on 8th August 2020- 998

District

Number of cases

Source of Infection

outside Punjab

Local Cases

Remarks

Ludhiana

168

3 New cases (Domestic Travelers)

63 New Cases (ILI). 8 new Cases (police personnel). 29 New cases (OPD). 4 New cases (ANC). 5 New cases (HCW). 1 New case (Jail

inmate). 55 Contacts of Positive Cases.

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Jalandhar

120

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Cases details pending as reports received late

Amritsar

102

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63 contacts of Positive Cases. 20 New cases (ILI). 19 New cases (OPD)

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Patiala

139

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58 Contacts of Positive Cases.

81 New cases.

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Sangrur

32

2 New cases (Domestic Traveler)

7 New cases (OPD). 2 New Cases (Pre operative). 6 Contacts of positive cases. 5

New cases

Rest cases details pending as reports received late

SAS Nagar

91

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24 Contacts of New cases. 22 New cases. 4 New Cases (ILI).

1 New case

Rest cases details pending as reports received late

Hoshiarpur

12

1 New case (Domestic Traveler)

6 New cases. 3 New Cases (Police Personnel). 2 Contacts of Positive Cases.

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Gurdaspur

50

1 New Case (Interstate traveler)

26 Contacts of Positive cases.1 New case (Police personnel).

14 new Cases.

Rest cases details pending as reports received late

Ferozepur

17

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Cases details pending as reports received late

Pathankot

29

4 New cases (Domestic Traveler)

6 Contacts of positive cases. 8 New cases (ILI). 8 New cases (OPD). 3 New cases.

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Tarn Taran

24

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9 New Cases (Frontline workers). 4 Contacts of positive case. 7 New Cases (OPD). 3 New cases (prisoners). 1 New Case

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Bathinda

72

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26 New Cases. 13 Contacts of Positive Cases. 3 New Cases (Police Personnel). 4 New cases (ANC). 9 New Cases (ILI). 17 New Cases (Jail

inmates)

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FG Sahib

14

1 New Case (Interstate Traveler)

4 Contacts of Positive cases.

Rest cases details pending as reports received late. 1

case Patiala

Moga

1

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1 New case

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SBS Nagar

4

3 New Case (Domestic Travelers)

1 New case

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Faridkot

18

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11 Contacts of positive case. 7 New cases.

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Fazilka

8

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Rest cases details pending as reports received late.

Kapurthala

31

2 New cases (Foreign Returned)

1 New Case (ILI). 5 Contacts of Positive cases. 19 New cases

Rest cases details pending as reports received late.

Ropar

31

1 New Case (Domestic Traveler)

7 New cases. 1 New case (pre operative)

Rest cases details pending as reports received late.

Muktsar

16

3 New Cases (Travel history to UP)

7 Contacts of Positive Cases.1 New case (Police Personnel). 4 New Cases (OPD). 1 New

Case

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Barnala

11

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3 Contact of Positive Case. 3 New cases (ILI). 3 New Cases (OPD). 1 New case (ILI). 1

New Case

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Mansa

8

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8 New Cases.

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* 21 Positive cases source of infection out of Punjab.

2. Cumulative Cases:-

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Number of active cases

Total Discharged

Deaths

1.

Ludhiana

4888

1649

3075

164

2.

Jalandhar

3027

920

2032

75

3.

Amritsar

2287

475

1720

92

4.

Patiala

2519

879

1592

48

5.

Sangrur

1259

241

983

35

6.

SAS Nagar

1248

581

649

18

7.

Hoshiarpur

619

55

549

15

8.

Gurdaspur

844

271

550

23

9.

Ferozepur

641

345

288

8

10.

Pathankot

551

161

377

13

11.

Tarn Taran

467

206

248

13

12.

Bathinda

809

428

373

8

13.

FG Sahib

465

120

340

5

14.

Moga

530

208

317

5

15.

SBS Nagar

339

52

280

7

16.

Faridkot

391

101

289

1

17.

Fazilka

367

112

253

2

18.

Kapurthala

413

185

215

13

19.

Ropar

349

93

250

6

20.

Muktsar

295

60

233

2

21.

Barnala

432

307

117

8

22.

Mansa

188

57

130

1

Total

22928

7506

14860

562

Containment Zones:-

S.NO

District

Large outbreak

Total population of the area contained

1

Jalandhar

shakti nagar

541

2

Hoshiarpur

BSF camp kharkan block harta badla

1018

3

Pathankot

Prem nagar

300

4

Bathinda

Nathana

3817

TOTAL

5676