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January 11, 2021

Oversease Indians can renew International Driving licence

New Delhi – Govt of India notifies rules for facilitating renewal of International driving licence while travelling abroad. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification on 7th Jan 2021 to facilitate the issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP) for Indian citizens whose IDP has expired while they are abroad. There was no mechanism for its renewal while citizens were abroad and their IDP had expired. Now, with this amendment, it is proposed that Indian citizens can

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January 4, 2021

51st IFFI announces International Jury comprising eminent filmmakers

The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India has announced its International Jury with eminent filmmakers from across the world. The Jury will comprise Pablo Cesar (Argentina) as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Priyadarshan (India) and Ms. Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh). Pablo Cesaris an Argentine filmmaker. He has contributed to the African cinema by making the critically acclaimed films, Equinox, the Garden of the Roses, Los dioses de agua and Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes.

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January 3, 2021

Self-paid Covid-19 tests required on arrival from UK

New Delhi – Indian Ministry of Health said all passengers coming from the UK between January 8 and January 30 would be subjected to self-paid Covid-19 tests on arrival in India. These passengers will also be required to carry a negative test report which should be done 72-hour prior to their journey. Air flights between India and UK resume partially from 8January 2021. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh has come up with a new standard operating procedure (SOP)

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January 2, 2021

Flight operations from India to UK will resume from Jan 8

New Delhi – It has been decided that flights between India & UK will resume from 8 Jan 2021.Operations till 23 Jan will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of the two countries to & from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad only. The development comes after the DGCA on December 30 in a notification extended the coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till January 31. However, it stated that the international scheduled flights may be

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December 31, 2020

New Year gift to Railway passengers in India

Following the vision of Digital India of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Indian Railways has revamped & upgraded its e-ticketing website www.irctc.co.in and IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App, which are used for booking of Railway tickets online. The Upgraded e-ticketing Website & App, offering Best-in-class features, has been launched by Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal . This will be a New Year gift by the Railways to all passengers. Speaking

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December 30, 2020

20 persons found with the new mutant variant virus reported from UK

New Delhi – Total of 20 persons have been found with the mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus reported from UK. These include the six persons reported earlier (3 in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2 in CCMB, Hyderabad and 1 in NIV, Pune). 107 samples were tested in the 10 labs . Government of India has constituted the INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium) comprising 10 labs (NIBMG Kolkata, ILS Bhubaneswar, NIV Pune, CCS Pune, CCMB Hyderabad, CDFD Hyderabad, InSTEM Bengaluru, NIMHANS Bengaluru,

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