Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicVande Bharat Mission

Topic: Vande Bharat Mission

Govt extends international passenger flight suspension till 31 August

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation further said that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.

DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international flights till 31 December

The restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and specifically-approved flights. The suspension of international flights has been in place since 23 March.

Over 2 million Indians returned from abroad through Vande Bharat Mission, says MEA

Under phase seven of the mission, operational since 1 October, as many as 1,057 international flights from 24 nations have repatriated close to 1,95,000 people, the MEA said.

Hong Kong bans Air India flights for the 4th time as passengers test positive for Covid-19

According to Hong Kong govt rules issued in July, passengers from India can arrive only if they have a Covid-19 negative certificate from 72 hours prior to the journey.

India to operate first Vande Bharat Mission flight to Wuhan on 30 October

This will be the sixth Vande Bharat flight by Air India to China to help Indians stranded in both the countries to travel back to their destinations.

India plans international air ‘bubbles’ after US restricts Air India’s Vande Bharat flights

Air bubbles are unique accords between two cities that agree on precautions to prevent the spread of Covid across borders.

India to fly back Bengal residents from Dhaka, days after Centre-state spat over evacuation

A total of 169 Indians are returning by an Air India flight to Kolkata on 18 May under the Vande Bharat Mission

Stranded abroad but not part of Vande Bharat mission — why these Indians feel ‘abandoned’

Overseas Citizens of India card holders are allowed a multiple-entry, multipurpose lifelong visa but Modi govt suspended the privileges in March prior to the lockdown.

In era of social distancing, India’s Ministry of External Affairs must reimagine diplomacy

How do you win over the other at a time of gesture-less screen-presence? The MEA is becoming more about partnership and less about loud leadership.

First ‘Vande Bharat’ Air India flight from London takes off for Mumbai with 326 Indians

The flight marks the first of seven Air India routes organised by the Indian govt to repatriate Indians stranded overseas due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Richard Hadlee, the speedster who could cast a ‘spell’ even on slow, spinning Indian wickets

Richard Hadlee shares his birthday with his partner-in-crime Ewen John Chatfield. Together, they formed one of the greatest fast-bowling partnerships of all time.
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.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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