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Centre Says No Flights Until Next Order

Hours after Air India announced booking of flights on selected domestic and international routes from May 4 and June 1 respectively, the government said that no decision on opening air travel was taken.

No decision on air travel yet

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet the ministry clarified that no decision had been taken to open domestic or international flights and that airlines were advised to accept bookings only after a decision in that regard had been taken by the government.

Earlier the state-run career Air India that it wasn’t taking any booking for domestic flights till May 3, the last day of extended lockdown. Also, Air India denied booking tickets for international flights till May 31. It said on its website that the situation was being constantly reviewed and they would keep the travellers updated.

Air India planes had been in cargo duties on domestic as well as international routes including Chia that was the epicentre of novel coronavirus pandemic.

Air India flying cargo planes

On Friday morning, Air India B-787 aircraft left for Guangzhou In China from New … Read the rest

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Significance Of April 19 For India And The World

India is considered a superpower in the field of space. Developing the ability to hit the targets with precision from space was no less than a feat for India. Also, the world recognized its expertise of launching satellites. Today many countries approach India to launch their satellites at an affordable price.

Importance of April 19

April 19 has special significance in the history of India. It is the day when India sent its first satellite Aryabhata in the space. Launched with the help Russia, Aryabhata was the first scientific satellite of India.

1451: Delhi captured by Bahlol Lodi

1770: Captain James Cook reached Australia. He was the first western man to reach Australia.

1775: Start of American Revolution

1882: First maternity hospital in Calcutta started

1910: The Heli Puchal star was seen for the first time

1919: LesilieIrwin of America jumped from a parachute for the first time

1936: Anti-Jewish riots began in Palestine

1950: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee became the first minister to resign from the Union Cabinet

1971: India won Test Cricket series by defeating West Indies

1972: Bangladesh … Read the rest

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TVS Motor Company Will Make Norton Brand Of Motorcycles

TVS Motor Company announced acquisition of Norton Motorcycles of Britain in an all-cash deal of GBP 16 million. TVS divulged the details of the acquisition in a statement. It said that TVS was acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Limited through one of TVS Motor’s overseas subsidiaries.

Press statement of TVS Motor Company

Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company said that that was a momentous time for them at the company. Norton was an iconic British brand celebrated across the world and it presented TVS an immense opportunity to scale globally. He further said that the transaction was in line with their effort to cater to aspirations of discerning motorcycle customers.

Mr. Venu assured that Norton would continue to retain its distinctive identity with dedicated and specific business plans. TVS Motor would work closely with customers and employees in building the success and pre-eminence of the Norton Motorcycles brand. Also, he added that the company looked forward to growing together globally in the coming years.

The statement further reads that TVS Motor Company was exited about the existing and upcoming models of Norton Motorcycles. These include Commando, … Read the rest

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WhatsApp Will Bring New Features To Take On Google Duo And Zoom

According to the WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, you will soon be able to add more people to your video call. At present, WhatsApp allows only four participants in a video call. But it is revealed that WhatsApp is working on the ability to allow more users to participate in a video call.

WhatsApp’s new video call feature

The tracker discovered the new features in WhatsApp v2.20.128 beta and WhatsApp v2.20.129 beta for Android. The strings related to extended Group Call Limit were traced in the WhatsApp v2.20.128 beta. But the feature has yet to be started for public.

WhatsApp is seriously working on increasing the limit of participant from four to unknown as it has yet to declare how many participants will it allow in a video call. The users will come to know about the new limit of participants in a video call once the feature is rolled out. Also, all this feature will become active only after updating their WhatsApp versions.

Warning for the new feature

The tracker gave no idea as to when will the feature will be rolled out commercially but it did issue a … Read the rest

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Google Closes Its “Thank You” Series Of Doodles With Honoring Coronavirus Helpers

In the series to honor those at the frontline against the battle with COVID-19, Google releases a Doodle honoring all the people across the globe that are helping in going the world as a community in COVID-19 times.

Google’s Doodle for helpers

The illustration shows helpers from different sectors including farming, food service, grocery divisions, healthcare and researcher fields coming together and working to make the society corona free. The Google India shared the Doodle with a tweet that the best way to thank to all those on the front lines was by staying at home. Together, the world would move past this.

Google’s “Thank You” series

Today’s Doodle for coronavirus helpers is the second in the “Thank You” series of Google. On Monday, Google honored teachers that are helping students with their online studies. Also, Google said on Monday that it would continue the “Thank You” series for the coming weeks.

The series started on April 6 with thanking of health workers and the scientific community that are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. Google said that it was starting a series to recognize the efforts of … Read the rest

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Did US Buy Substandard Drugs For COVID-19?

Bayer AG made a hefty donation of chloroquine drugs after the President Donald Trump touted the tablet as a “gamechanger” in their fight against COVID-19. But the chief of staff of the US Food and Drug Administration, Keagan Lenihan, was found alerting the government about the need for 3-4 days of testing of the drugs.

FDA alerts the US government

Reuters reviewed the emails among federal health officials in which the FDA chief was seen alerting the administration. Bayer had since donated 3 million tablets of Resochin to add to the US stockpile of COVID-19 drugs. Also, the US government approved use of those medicines on an emergency basis. But three US government sources raised serious concerns about the quality of the drugs.

Concerns raised by US officials

The drug Resochin is made in India and Pakistan and according to the sources, the FDA dropped its quality-standards to get the drugs. But the fact is that the plants that make Resochin in India and Pakistan have never been registered or inspected by FDA.

Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan noticed gross failure in manufacturing process of Resochin in a Pakistani … Read the rest