London, March 26 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Somali Football Federation (SFF) have announced the passing away of Somali legend Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah after suffering from coronavirus.
Farah passed away at a Northwest London Hospital on Tuesday after testing positive to the deadly virus last week. He was 59.
Before his death, Farah was acting as an advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sport in Somalia.
Farah was born in the city of Beledweyne, about 342 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu on February 15, 1961. His football career dates back to 1976 when he first appeared in the national school's football tournament.
He got promoted to regional level representing his home Hiiraan region in the 1979 regional football tournament.
The regional tournament became a platform for him to showcase his talent and from there he was recruited by Batroolka Football Club where he had an illustrious playing career until late 1980s.
Farah becomes the first African football star to be lost to the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed over 20,000 lives across the world.
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) In order to boost the manufacture of anti-malarial, anti-virul drugs, invasive ventilators, intensive care unit (ICU) monitors, masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced incentives like guaranteed off take, interest subsidy and others.
The measures were announced to meet the increased demand for the above items to treat the increasing Coronavirus infected persons in the state.
According to the government, eligible units will be provided with:
- guaranteed sourcing of 50 per cent of the production by Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation
- 30 per cent investment subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs 20 crore spread out equally over five years
- micro/small/medium scale units involved in production of the above items will be classified as `Thrust Sector' and be offered the existing incentives;
- the units can start production and necessary permissions could be obtained later under single window clearance process
- 100 per cent exemption from stamp duty
- interest subsidy on working capital loan up to six per cent for two quarters till December 31, 2020.