The issue is playing out at the Apex court, which has been hearing a plea against the credit shell practice. The Court had heard all the sides, including airlines, passengers and travel agents, on September 9. It has granted the stakeholders 10 days to reply on the government's affidavit that tickets booked during the first two lockdowns, and for travel during the period, should be fully refunded. … [Read more...] about Air tickets refund: Airlines are returning booking amount of flights cancelled during lockdown. But there’s a catch
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According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, 4,563 repatriation flights were operated by the Air India Group under the Vande Bharat Mission till September 3, carrying over 6.05 lakh passengers. Of these, 2,284 were inbound flights carrying 4.08 lakh passengers and 2,279 were outbound flights with 1.97 lakh fliers. … [Read more...] about International flights on September 5: Here are the flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission
Putting UV to work There is an established market for UV disinfection devices. Hospitals have been using robots that emit UV-C light for years to disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms, and other areas where bacterial infection can spread. These robots, which include Tru-D and Xenex, enter empty rooms between patients and roam around remotely emitting high-power UV irradiation to disinfect surfaces. UV light is also used to disinfect medical instruments in special UV exposure boxes. … [Read more...] about Is UV light safe? The truth about disinfecting air
"After a period of in-orbit operation, the spacecraft will return to its scheduled landing site in China. It will test reusable technologies during its flight, providing technological support for peaceful space uses," Xinhua agency, China's official news agency, said in the report. … [Read more...] about China’s reusable spacecraft | How will it change space travel?
In the first phase, 230 coaches will be made, with each coach costing up to Rs 3 crore. This will be almost 10 percent higher than the cost incurred in manufacturing the usual AC three-tier coach. However, the Indian Railways are still going ahead with it because the new "economical" AC three-tier Class coaches will have more berths, which in turn would bring in more earnings. … [Read more...] about Comfort on a budget: Indian Railways to upgrade non-AC Sleeper, General coaches to AC coaches