Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Travel

UK moves India from ‘red’ to ‘amber’ list, lifts institutional quarantine for travellers

The decision to exempt vaccinated travellers from mandatory hotel quarantine has come as a relief for the Indian diaspora in the UK, who had been demanding the easing of travel norms.

As Delta spreads, will we ever be able to travel with our young kids?

Governments have come up with a list of policies to allow adults to travel. The best strategy isn’t yet clear, but one thing is common: Few are taking into consideration families as a unit.

US eases travel advisory for India, asks citizens to reconsider travel, exercise caution

The US also eased travel recommendations on Pakistan, indicating an improvement in the pandemic situation across the region.

UAE prohibits its citizens from travelling to India, 13 other countries in view of Covid

According to the statement, UAE diplomatic missions, emergency treatment cases, official delegations & previously authorised business delegates are exempted from this order.

Jumping off Burj Khalifa to exploring Great Barrier Reef — VR transforming post-Covid travel

Augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies can offer alternative ways to travel the world and an exciting new model for the travel industry.

Some hope for travel as G-7 will discuss how vaccine certificates can be recognised globally

The creation of a global framework would ease the revival of global travel as more people get the Covid shot & would be especially welcomed by the airline and tourism industries.

US travel industry prepares for a rebound with arrival of Covid vaccines

After months of deep discounts — with hotels offering lavish perks and airlines dangling fares — prices are set to make up at least part of the ground they lost.

Signs of green shoots with 48% Indians willing to spend on renovation, travel, survey finds

'Mood of the Consumer' survey by LocalCircles finds 10% consumers are planning to spend over Rs 50,000 while 21% will spend between Rs 10,000-50,000 on discretionary purchases.

Employers must pay migrant workers to go home once a year, Modi govt’s labour rules propose

Draft rules also mandate health check-ups for employees over 45 years of age, among other things. People have 45 days to give suggestions or raise objections.

Three men on a raft go 400 km across Assam, from world’s largest to smallest river island

The trio's journey was an attempt to raise awareness about the need for environmental conservation and sustainable development.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.