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  • For the first time in history, Darjeeling loses first flush tea due to suspension of garden work for Covid-19 outbreak
  • Supreme Court asks journalists to be responsible and publish only the official version of news after it was brought to its notice that migrant exodus started after the 'fake' news that the lockdown will be extended to three months
  • Small saving rates slashed by the government by 140 basis points
  • The Centre says that the exodus of the migrants was stopped to save villages and prevent community transmission
  • The Centre says March 31 will remain the closing date for FY 2019-2020 and no change will be made for Covid-19 disruption
  • Tablighi Jamaat fiasco puts several states on high alert, attendees and their contacts being traced
  • Stock markets recover on the last day of the financial year, but the sentiment remains weak
  • The government says Covid-19 is still in local transmission stage in India
  • Government scotches rumours of extending the lockdown beyond April14. Says no such plan
  • Centre asks states to give shelter and food to migrant workers to stop them from taking to the streets
  • RBI cuts repo rate by 75 bps, the steepest in 10 years
  • Centre writes to states regarding laxity in monitoring people who had arrived from abroad between January and March
  • Kerala reports a spurt in new cases
  • With 124 fresh cases on Friday, the number of reported cases in India stand at 854
  • Five of a family, including a 9-month-old-baby test positive for Covid-19 in Nadia district in West Bengal on Friday
Total count stands ar 3082 as India records 16 Covid-19 deaths, the highest in a single day
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#VoteKar: Jaa Voter Jaa, Be A Responsible Citizen

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First publised on 2019-04-01 19:25:14

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
People are talking about the efforts of the government to bring voters to the polling booths. It started with the Prime Minister tweeting very topical messages with the hashtag #VoteKar and tagging film stars, sportspersons, the media and other influencers by referring to their work.

When he tagged Ranbir Singh and Vicky Kaushal, Modi tweeted about “apna time aayega” and “how’s the josh” to refer to the two latest films of the actors. Similarly, he said that people should create Total Dhamal at the booths when he tagged Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Ajay Devgn to refer to their latest film. He also praised the sportpersons for their exploits and called them the voice the youth will listen to and asked them to spread awareness about #VoteKar. People say these were excellent efforts at encouraging people to vote.

Taking a cue from the PM, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has also come out with a meme that puts voting-related dialogues for characters from the smash hit film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge starring Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Amrish Puri. People say that the ad will resonate with the youth and is an excellent departure from the dull and drab fare usually dished out by the PIB.

People say that since the general elections come once in five years and entail a huge cost, it is necessary that voters exercise their franchise in large numbers. That lends credibility to the exercise. They say that the government’s efforts in this regard are exemplary and praiseworthy.

Image courtesy: PIB