HDFC deploys mobile ATMs across India

In view of restrictions imposed in various parts of the country, HDFC Bank has announced the availability of Mobile Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in 50 cities across India to assist customers during the lockdown. Continue Reading

Airlines to make full refund for tickets booking during lockdown: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has informed the Supreme Court that tickets booked by passengers in domestic and international carriers for air travel between 25 March to 3 May, 2020, which was the first two phases of lockdown, will be fully refunded. Continue Reading

India’s Q1FY21 GDP contracts by 23.9%

Pandemic Covid-19 induced economic turbulence along with measures to curb its outbreak, heavily dented India’s economy and plunged the country’s GDP to (-) 23.9 per cent during the first quarter (Q1) ended June 2020-21. Continue Reading

Modi to hold meet with CMs 27 July

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely hold a meeting with Chief Ministers on 27 July to discuss the Covid-19 crisis and unlock 3.0, said media reports. Continue Reading

Strict rules should be in place to control coronavirus: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said strict rules should be in place to control the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Continue Reading

2,550 foreign Tablighi members blacklisted

The Home Ministry has blacklisted 2,550 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members who were staying in India during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in violation of visa rules, and they would not be allowed to enter the country for 10 years, officials said. Continue Reading

Community transmission of Covid-19 happening in India: Experts

A group of health experts, including doctors from the AIIMS and two members of an ICMR research group on COVID-19, has said community transmission of the coronavirus infection has been well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country. Continue Reading

149 flights to bring back Indians from 31 countries

Air India is planning to operate 149 repatriation flights to 31 countries between 16 May and 22 May during the second phase of the Vande Bharat mission to bring back home Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, officials said. Continue Reading

Give full refund to tickets booked for lockdown period: Govt to airlines

The Civil Aviation Ministry today said the passengers who had booked flight tickets during the first phase of lockdown for travel up to 3 May must get a full refund from the airlines without any cancellation charges if they ask for it. Continue Reading

India’s economic recovery to be smoother: UNCTAD reports

UNCTAD in its latest report on Covid-19 impact on developing countries has predicted that the major
economies to be least exposed to recession would be China and India. Continue Reading