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Indian government relaxes visa rules, OCI and PIO card holders can visit India except for tourism

Under this graded relaxation of visa rules, the Indian government has also decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas...

Covid-19

India to roll out fast and cheap COVID-19 paper 'Feluda' test soon, say officials

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, claims the Indian government, with scientists hoping it...

Covid-19

Supreme Court ruling sets stage for adoption of Bitcoin economy in India

The idea of making transactions with various types of cryptocurrencies has taken the world by storm. However, it presents its own set of...

Global

International passenger flights to India to remain suspended till September 30

India had announced the suspension of international passenger flights on March 23 in view of the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19

India COVID-19 testing rate higher than WHO's recommendations, says ICMR

India has been testing around 23.7 people per lakh for COVID-19, much higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) recommended...

Covid-19

UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates online portal for NRIs

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yesterday launched the Indian state's official online portal for Non-Resident Indian (NRIs),...

Global

India in talks with 13 countries to establish bilateral air bubble agreements: Civil Aviation Minister

The bilateral air bubble agreements allow airlines of both countries to operate international flights with certain restrictions.

Covid-19

COVID-19: India sees drop in mortality rate, rise in recoveries even as cases spike

India's COVID-19 Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) stands at 1.93%, as of today, signalling a continuous decline in the mortality rate.

Covid-19

“Make in India, make for the world”, says PM Modi in Independence Day speech

He addressed a variety of issues ranging from an atmanirbhar or self-reliant India to addressing the country’s fight against the...

Global

Indian government allows tourist visa holders to fly to UAE, US, UK and Canada under air bubble agreement

This includes those with tourist, business, student and transit visas.

Travel

Higher COVID-19 case spikes in India last week than US, Brazil: WHO

For the past seven days, India's single-day count of Covid-19 cases has been more than that of the US and Brazil, the two worst-hit nations...

Covid-19

Pompeo cites India banning Chinese apps, tells Senate 'tide is turning against China

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday cited India's banning of Chineses apps as an indication that US efforts to lead an...

USA

We take care of our air; India, China, Russia don't, says US President Trump

Defending his withdrawal from the international Paris Climate Accords, US President Donald Trump has alleged that India, China and Russia do...

Global

India's smartphone market, the second-largest in the world, gets mobile app innovations boost

India recently surpassed the United States to become the second-largest smartphone market in the world, trailing only China. In fact, there...

Global

Vande Bharat Mission Phase 5 to begin on August 1, with flights to Singapore, UK, UAE and US

Over 7.88 lakh Indians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned under the Vande Bharat Mission as of July 22.

Covid-19

India and US partnership important in post-pandemic world, says Modi at USIBC summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the nation's determination to secure economic independence and hailed the India-US...

Global

Former Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf takes charge as envoy to France

The 1991 batch IFS officer succeeds Vinay Kwatra (1988 batch).

Global

India set to play leading role in post-COVID revival: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged global companies to invest in India and reiterated his call for a “self-sustaining and...

Global

Nirav Modi's assets worth INR 329 crore in UK, UAE and India seized

India's Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated fugitive diamantaire Nirava Modi’s properties worth INR 329.66 crore in Mumbai,...

UK

India becomes third worst COVID-hit nation as its total tally crosses Russia's

After reporting the largest single-day spike in cases so far, India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-hit nation by the...

Covid-19

Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin on July 3

Phase four will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return.

Covid-19

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

The new rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19

Indian government extends Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 till mid-June

Launched on May 7, the Vande Bharat Mission is hoping to evacuate another 1,00,000 Indians by June 13.

Covid-19

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Chairman of WHO Executive Board

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

Global

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19