Times of India | 2 weeks ago | 01-05-2022 | 04:56 am
Panaji: Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) chairman Bharat Bhushan Nagpal retired on Saturday after a three and a half year stint at the helm as the chairman and managing director of the government-owned shipyard. GSL’s finance director T N Sudhakar has been given additional charge as the interim chairman and managing director. Nagpal, who joined GSL in 2016 as director for corporate planning and business development took charge as chairman and managing director in December 2018 and has since sustained the shipyard’s growth and expansion. GSL’s order book stands at Rs 14,670 crore, it’s highest ever, and under Nagpal’s watch, GSL has also forayed into new business lines including development of autonomous vessels and the use of artificial intelligence in shipbuilding and maintenance in partnership with the private sector. During Nagpal’s tenure, GSL concluded the contract for five offshore patrol vessel (OPVs) and also commenced construction of the two stealth guided-missile frigates for the Indian Navy. GSL is also building two indigenous pollution control vessels and eight fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard and a floating dock for the Sri Lankan Navy. During his service, Nagpal laid special emphasis on corporate social responsibility, extending support to local communities and the government and working towards a link up with academia and start-up incubation centres. During the pandemic, he offered to help the state government with isolation and quarantine centres and also contributed Oxygen production plants and ventilator units to the government.
Panaji: Goa reported six new Covid cases on Thursday and a case positivity rate of 0.9% with 652 samples tested. The six new cases have taken the tally of current active Covid-19 cases in the state to 43. This is the highest tally seen since April 5. There continue to be no cases of hospitalisations and no Covid mortalities.
Panaji: Goa reported six new Covid cases on Friday with nil hospitalisations and nil deaths. A total of 469 samples were tested with a case positivity rate of 1.28%. Goa’s case positivity rate crossed the one percent mark twice this week, after several weeks. Active cases are at 44, the highest since April 2. Goa’s weekly positivity rate is 0.94% for North Goa and 0.82% for South Goa between April 22 and April 28.
Panaji: After several weeks Goa’s Covid-19 case positivity rate, that had stayed below 1%, went up to 1.2% on Tuesday. During the day, seven new cases were detected for 567 samples tested. There were no deaths and no hospitalisations. TNN
Special CorrespondentPanajiDr. Shekhar Salkar, a member of the state government’s expert committee on COVID management, on Wednesday said that irrespective of whether fourth wave of the pandemic arrives in Goa or not, senior citizens in the state as well as those with co-morbidities should continue following all COVID-related guidelines including wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing.“Places like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are presently witnessing a surge in COVID cases, and as the borders of Goa are open with flights coming to the state from all around the country, especially Delhi, one cannot take chances,” he observed, predicting that Goa could be hit by fourth wave of the pandemic in oraround June.Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Dr. Salkar said the central government withdrew the Disaster Management Act on March 31, 2022 and as such now all states are free to take decisions on COVID norms. “Chief Minister Pramod Sawant may have said that Goa would be mask-free soon, however no such order has been issued till date,” he clarified, pointing out that therefore, the old guidelines are still in force in Goa.“However, irrespective of what the guidelines say, every individual should take precautions as per his or her health conditions,” he appealed to Goans, maintaining that the threat of the pandemic is far from over especially for the senior people and those with co-morbidities.Dr. Salkar said the state government has not yet convened the meeting of the expert committee on COVID management in the wake of rise in the number of COVID cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.“I also feel that the government should not follow Maharashtra in declaring the state a mask-free state,” he reckoned.Replying to a question, Dr. Salkar said that new variants of coronavirus are less lethal, and as a consequence there have been less deaths of the infected people.“The more fast infecting virus it is, the less lethality it has,” he noted, reiterating that even then those who have health problems should not take the pandemic lightly.Meanwhile, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Mizoram and Maharashtra over rising COVID cases.Maharashtra reported 137 COVID cases and three deaths on Wednesday, reporting a double from the 59 cases detected on Monday.Incidentally, Goa recorded five new COVID cases on Wednesday, while no deaths were reported.There are still 23 active cases in the state.
Panaji: Goa reported two new Covid cases on Monday taking the active tally to 19. A total of 349 tests were conducted with a case positivity rate of 0.5%. The state's recovery rate is at 98.4%. There were nil deaths and nil hospitalisations and nil hospital discharges. the two who tested positive are in home isolation.