• Sat, Apr 04, 2020
  • Air India operates intl charter, cargo flights
    National passenger carrier Air India on Saturday mobilised massive resources to operate international charter and cargo flights.
    Air India operates intl charter, cargo flights
    Accordingly, the airline repatriated stranded foreigners from India and also brought back critical medical cargo from Shanghai. All these flights are being operated adhering to all safety protocol laid down by DGCA, the airline said in a statement.The airline is scheduled to operate 18 charter flights to fly back German,  French, Irish and Canadian nationals stranded in India during the lockdown as requested by their respected embassies. While the Germans and French will be flown to Frankfurt and Paris, the other two nationalities will be taken to London Heathrow from where Canada and Ireland (governments) would be making further travel arrangements , the statement said. These chartered flights started from 31st March with German nationals flying to Frankfurt. Earlier, AI had ferried Israeli nationals to Tel Aviv as well in a chartered...
  • India restricts export of diagnostic kits India restricts export of diagnostic kits

    The Centre on Saturday restricted the export of diagnostic kits in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Persistent Systems to contribute Rs 25 crore towards COVID-19 Persistent Systems to contribute Rs 25 crore towards COVID-19

    Leading software product and services firm Persistent Systems on Saturday said it would donate Rs 25 crore ($3.3 million) to support various aspects of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Centre extends validity of Forms 15G, 15H till June 30 Centre extends validity of Forms 15G, 15H till June 30

    The Central government has extended the validity of Forms 15G and 15H submitted by fixed deposit holders during fiscal 2019-20, till June 30, a senior official of the All India Bank Employees'...

  • Jeff Bezos donates 100 million USD to feed out-of-work Americans Jeff Bezos donates 100 million USD to feed out-of-work Americans

    Bezos said he wants to support those on the front lines at nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica.

  • Direct jute mills to resume ops, Centre urges West Bengal govt Direct jute mills to resume ops, Centre urges West Bengal govt

    The Union Ministry of Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution told the state government that manufacturing units of packaging materials are exempted from the purview of the lockdown.

  • With over a million coronavirus cases, economic freefall looms With over a million coronavirus cases, economic freefall looms

    Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the...

  • UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies

    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines.

  • OYO reaches out to embassies to accommodate stranded foreigners OYO reaches out to embassies to accommodate stranded foreigners

    Hospitality major OYO has reached out to embassies of over 15 countries to accommodate foreign nationals stranded in India amid the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown.

  • Revv to offer over 1,000 cars to healthcare workers at zero fee Revv to offer over 1,000 cars to healthcare workers at zero fee

    Self-drive car rental startup Revv on Friday said it will offer over 1,000 cars at zero fee to assist healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.