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According to the latest circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India, the government of India has put its initial plan of reopening international commercial flights on hold. With the discovery of a new and more transmissible strain of COVID, the administration has stepped into action to prevent and eliminate the risk of transmission of this variant in the country. Notably, India was about to resume international passenger air services from December 15 after a gap of about twenty months, however this decision stands suspended in view of the current Omicron scare.

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After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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''Omicron', a new COVID strain first traced in South Africa last week, is now becoming a cause of concern for the whole world. WHO on Friday alarmed the siren among countries after the classification of a new strain of COVID-19 in South Africa. The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health released a statement informing the same.

The recently designated variant of coronavirus B.1.1.529 is of concern and has more mutations than science knows about other alarming variants, read the statement. As per WHO, existing coronavirus vaccines may be less effective against the new COVID-19 variant. The FOPH also informed that this new strain is more transmissible than the previous globally dominant 'delta' variant. Spreading fast, the strain has plagued almost all provinces of South Africa and has also been traced in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

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On Tuesday, Ingka Centre for IKEA Retail announced the launch of its maiden shopping complex in India. Reportedly, the Swedish giant had earlier planned to bring its first mall in Noida, however, the plan has now been changed to push the opening of a €400 million centre in Gurugram, Haryana. The construction of the mall is said to begin in early 2022. Once ready, the IKEA Mall will bring ease to furniture shopping with its sustainable products, global designs. The venture will also open a host of employment opportunities for the locals.

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Are you a fan of doodling or reading, or just fancy keeping diaries, pens and all things cute? We bet you will find this online gift shop enticing, for it has a great collection of cutesy notebooks, journals, pocket diaries, postcards, scented candles and so much more. Paperphile's exclusive collection consists of knick-knacks for your desk and artsy stationery. At this online store, you can find customized stationery that is designed and printed with love.

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Furthering India's reputation as a self-dependent and submarine building nation, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) successfully delivered the fourth Scorpene Submarine 'Vela' of Project P-75 to the Indian Navy on Tuesday. This vessel, built domestically by MDL under the ambit of 'Make In India' initiative was launched at the state-owned firm Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited's (MDL) premise in Mumbai.

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Continuing the fight against COVID, India has reportedly crossed the 100 crore vaccination mark today! The nation achieved this feat in just over nine months after the inoculation programme was started across the country on January 16, 2021. According to the official data, about 75% of the beneficiaries have received the first dose of the vaccine while only 31% of the entire eligible population has been vaccinated fully, as of now.

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Considering the downward trajectory of the receding COVID cases in the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted domestic airlines to operate at 100% capacity from October 18. Witnessing the sequential monthly rise in domestic air passenger traffic in India since July, the administration has planned on removing all the current capacity restrictions on flights across the country.

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After meticulous efforts by the IlluminatiX - the Media and PR Cell of XIM, the 8th edition of the Annual Media Conclave, Communiqué '21, was held online on the 10th of October this year. The event started with a brief introduction of the theme- 'Domino Effect PR: Communication in the Hands of the Masses.'

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In a notable moment for India's vaccination program, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN has received emergency use approval for being administered to children. As per reports, the Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 has sanctioned the use of Covaxin for kids aged between 2-18. The current decision was taken after extensive deliberations, wherein the authorities studied the various parameters related to trials and vaccine usage.
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