Off the coast of the southern island of Crete, Greek authorities began a search and rescue operation on July 23, for several migrants who went missing after their boat carrying them sank due to high winds. So far Greek authorities have rescued 37 migrants including one child and a woman on the night of July 22. The submerged boat total had 45 migrants on board.
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China's President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader in many years to visit Tibet and other Southeastern border regions with India. In its official visit Jinping reportedly drove to the Nyang bridge of the Yarlung Zangbo River and Nyingchi town and inspected the newly built Sichuan-Tibet first fast train line in Tibet. His last visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region was in 2011 when he was China’s vice president.
After offering free bus services to women on Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya Dooj, the Himachal Pradesh government has now ordered all the buses of the "Himachal Road Transportation Corporation (HRTC)" to provide free services to Muslim women on 21st July 2021, on the account of "Eid-ul-Adha". The order of the government was official confirmed by HRTC's regional manager Vinod Sharma.
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Aiming to provide world-class facilities to passengers, Indian Railways have introduced Tejas smart coaches for Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on July 19. Meanwhile, Railway Ministry spokesperson D.J. Narain said ''two such Tejas type sleeper coach rakes have been made ready'' out of which one coach offers ''exclusive Tejas Smart sleeper coaches'' facility. Besides, it offers an automatic door locking system, air suspension Bogies, Toilet… read-more
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The J&K Government has imported a 30 seater luxury 'boat bus' to revive water transportation on the Jhelum river. The boat bus is on its trial stage between Lasjan and Chattbal Weir in Kashmir. Sukhnag Enterprises, a marine equipment supplier, has also commissioned a 10-12 seater luxury pontoon boat and a 14-seater rescue boat. Mac, a Newzealand based company is supplying the boat to the J&K.
As flights to Malé resumed on July 17, Mumbai International Airport Ltd. stated that 55,000 people had travelled to the Maldives from January to April. The Maldives government had banned Indian flights in May due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The island nation and Dubai are Indian travellers' preferred countries amongst others with whom India has signed an air bubble agreement. Besides, South Asian travellers will be issued visa-on-arrival… read-more
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The gates of the Sabarimala temple are reopened for devotees from July 17 in Kerala till July 21. However, ''a negative RT-PCR report or a vaccine certificate of both doses'' is mandatory which should not be older than 48 hours. The temple authorities have opened an online booking system for darshan, restricting the number of devotees to 5,000. Besides, people have to strictly follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
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As per the press release issued by the Maharashtra government, people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses against Covid-19 need not carry a negative RT-PCR test report while entering Maharashtra. It also stated that the relaxation of Covid norms is applicable to domestic and international travellers. Also, the state government has extended the validity of the RT-PCR reports from 48 hours to 72 hours.
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PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s first airport-like railway station in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar and a newly built 5-star hotel on top of the station on July 16. He also launched an express from Gandhinagar to Varanasi and the Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) service trains to Varetha. Besides, PM also inaugurated a renovated Vadnagar station. The event was attended by BJP leaders like Amit Shah and CM Vijay Rupani.
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Founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is set to travel to space in his Blue Origin rocket on July 20 with the youngest and the oldest astronauts along with his brother Mark Bezos. Reportedly, 18-year-old Netherland Citizen Oliver Daemen will be the youngest person in the world to travel to space, whereas 82-year-old American pilot Wally Funk will be the oldest person in history to go in space.
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