Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicForeign Travel

Topic: Foreign Travel

Modi’s vishwa guru quest continues. Australia visit will help India wean Canberra away from China

Hectic diplomatic exercises have begun as Modi government sets about meeting the heads of UK, Australia, Germany, France and Italy—besides US, Russia and China.

Planning a trip to Europe? Get your visa application process going at least months in advance

Wait is especially long for Schengen countries due to high volume of applications & limited appointments. Many embassies are facing staff crunch, which is further delaying the process.

Mere 29% travellers got refunds from airlines for cancelled plans during 3rd wave, survey says

LocalCircles asked people about their travel plans between January and March this year, and if they were able to get a refund in case they cancelled. This is what it found.

Did Covid stop Indians from going to UK, US to study? Nope—universities were flooded instead

Covid-19 caused a large fall in new international students. But source countries India and Nigeria have rebounded strongly.

You can travel to many countries now, but there is a maze of border rules on the way

For each international trip, there are rules for entry into the destination country and separate rules for leaving and getting back home.

This is how nations are gearing up to revive global travel, powered by vaccines

Countries that have successfully vaccinated a substantial share of the population are now planning ways to let people start travelling again, for business or for vacations.

Pompeo, other US diplomats cancel foreign trips amid growing criticism over Capitol riot

Pompeo had planned to go to Belgium and UN Ambassador Kelly Craft had planned to visit Taiwan but all travel has now been canceled, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

This is how WEF plans to make international travel easier with uniform access to health data

WEF's CommonTrust Network aims at developing a global health registry that will standardise medical records and allow access to heathcare data without compromising privacy.

Why some ‘travel bubbles’ might remain thought bubbles until the pandemic passes

Many factors like the scale of international versus domestic tourism, residents spending more overseas than foreigners, are deciding factors for countries unsealing borders.

Govt spent Rs 393 crore on PM Modi, council of ministers travel in last 5 years

An RTI response said the bulk of the foreign and domestic travel expenses were incurred in 2014-2015.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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