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Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has sought a ‘One India One Tourism’ approach in the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23 to revive the coronavirus-ravaged domestic travel, tourism and hospitality industry

Budget 2022: Here’s what travel industry expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

Jan 27, 2022

Industry experts are looking at a ‘One India One Tourism’ approach for the industry and increased allocation for the tourism ministry in the upcoming Union Budget among other incentives and sops for the sector.

Experts believe that the government should move positively to recognise the important role genetic testing including DTC Genetic testing

Budget 2022: More funding, setting up NRF; here’s what R&D industry expects

Jan 20, 2022

Experts expect the government to incentivise the private sector companies and high net-worth individuals (HNIs) to fund R&D in universities and research institutions among others.

According to the CII, the government should raise public investment in health to at least 2.5-3 per cent of GDP by 2025

Budget 2022: Healthcare industry eyes increased budgetary allocation

Jan 19, 2022

The healthcare industry is eyeing a rise in the Centre’s budgetary allocation towards the sector and more public-private partnerships to strengthen indigenous manufacturing of essential equipment. 

TFR among urban women was much lower 1.6 per cent than 2.1 per cent in rural women in 2019-21

India fertility rate drops to 2% on rising use of contraceptives, survey shows

Nov 25, 2021

India reported a dip in its total fertility rate in 2019-21 versus 2015-16 due to the increased use of contraceptives.

The painting, which was offered as a star lot in the Modern Evening Sale in New York, carried a presale estimate of more than $30 million and was guaranteed by a third party. (Image: Sotheby's)

Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait sells for $38.4 mn; breaches all records

Nov 17, 2021

Kahlo completed this self-portrait before her death in 1954 and depicted her tumultuous marriage to the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera.

The auction sale, billed as the highlight of the 2021 Fall season, lasted for over two hours and 35 pieces out of a total of 65 works were sold

Mackelowe Collection brings in $676.1 mn at Sotheby’s auction in New York

Nov 16, 2021

This sale resulted from the divorce of a real estate developer Harry Macklowe and his wife Linda Burg in 2018, a wealthy couple who had an impressive art collection.

There will be a retest on the eighth day and if found negative, they will have to self-monitor their health for seven more days.

India reopens gates to tourists from 99 countries as COVID-19 cases decline

Nov 15, 2021

India is now allowing quarantine-free entry to tourists from 99 countries which recognise the Indian vaccination certificates

Five fatalities due to dengue were registered on Monday.

Delhi reports 1,200 dengue cases in October, highest in 4 years

Nov 03, 2021

The national capital had registered a higher count of 2,022 dengue cases for October in 2017, according to figures shared by civic authorities.

While India and Maldives have been the top destinations, Europe, Turkey and Expo 2020 Dubai have also been garnering high interest amongst families, couples and students

Strong travel demand from Bengaluru after 18 months of restrictions due to pandemic: Thomas Cook India

Nov 01, 2021

With a surge in queries for the upcoming festive & winter season, together with Expo 2020 Dubai, the company reported a healthy recovery from Bengaluru at 55 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

Travel and tourism giant Thomas Cook India has seen a significant surge of 500 per cent in July as compared to a low base of last year.

Tourism industry prepares for a surge in short, local trips

Oct 22, 2021

The travel and tourism industry has witnessed a faster-than-expected recovery because of lower restrictions, increasing pace of vaccination, and pent-up demand, resulting in revenge travel.

Banksy's infamous 'Love is in the Bin' is the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.

A half-shredded Banksy artwork sold for 18.5 million pounds at Sotheby's

Oct 16, 2021

Back in 2018, it was an iconic Banksy moment. The "Girl With Balloon" piece was sold at an auction for 1 million pounds, but the work of art 'self-destructed' the moment the hammer came down.

India slipped from 94th position in 2020 to 101st of 116 countries in the GHI ranking in 2021

'Serious methodological issues': Govt on India's lower Global Hunger Index 2021 ranking

Oct 15, 2021

The WCD statement said they don't use scientific methodology to measure undernourishment as this would require measure of height and weight

Limited to just five numbered pieces per design, this stunning watch will help to support a portfolio of wildlife conservation projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Faberge launches a limited edition watch collection priced at $45,000

Oct 09, 2021

The watch series is inspired by the 'Big Five' of African wild animals.

Tamil Nadu hosts largest vaccination drive with 30,000 camps

Oct 06, 2021

“Currently we have about 24 lakh vaccine doses in stock and expect another nine lakh to be sent from the Centre, totaling 33 lakh. we expect to have 25 lakh vaccines to conduct the fifth Mega Vaccination Camp," said State Health Minister Ma Subramanian.

Rates of medical procedures hiked under Ayushman Bharat

Oct 06, 2021

The rate for ICU with ventilator support has been revised by 100 per cent and without ventilator by 136 per cent. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY covers 1,669 treatment procedures out of which 1,080 are surgical and 588 medical.

Of the people surveyed, only six per cent have made their travel bookings, 22 per cent have plans to travel from October to December

Domestic travel to increase by 60% this festive season, survey finds

Oct 05, 2021

The rise in travel during the festive season is also likely to boost the hospitality sector of the country, which recorded a revenue per available room of Rs 1,582 during FY21, the lowest in the last 22 years, according to a report

There was a mutual exchange of views on possible areas of scientific cooperation in the biotechnology sector, the Science and Technology ministry said (Representative Image)

India, Colombia eye cooperation in biotechnology sector; exchange views

Oct 02, 2021

There was a mutual exchange of views on possible areas of scientific cooperation in the biotechnology sector, the Science and Technology ministry said in a statement

As part of the alliance, Tata AIA consumers can avail themselves of online medical consultations from verified doctors anywhere, anytime

Tata AIA Life Insurance, Practo join hands for online medical consultation

Sep 30, 2021

Tata AIA Life Insurance has extended online medical consultation through Practo to new eligible consumers of specified products, it said in a statement

The Deep Sea Special N°1 with a 'low glass' (made from Plexiglas) accompanied Trieste on its first deep-sea trial down to 3,150 metres (10,245 feet) off the island of Ponza in 1953.

A rare Rolex watch likely to fetch millions at Christie's auction

Sep 25, 2021

Developed as a prototype for perfecting the Rolex diving watch concept, the watch was attached to the hull of Auguste Piccard's bathyscaphe Trieste for the inaugural deep-sea trial to a depth of 3,150 metres in the Mediterranean.

The study was jointly conducted by Euromonitor International and PepsiCo India through its brand Quaker

44% urban millennials skipped breakfast during COVID-19 pandemic: Study

Sep 24, 2021

The study outlined that weight watchers need to understand the significance of having meals on time and consuming nutrient-rich breakfast

Unlike brick-and-mortar stores, cloud kitchens don’t have a dine-in facility. They take orders via apps -- in-house or Zomato or Swiggy -- and operate single or multiple food brands

Cloud kitchens to completely change the face of restaurant biz

Sep 23, 2021

As per RedSeer Management Consulting, the domestic cloud kitchens market is expected to grow from $400 million in 2019 to $2 billion by 2024. Cloud kitchens are leading from the front to bring about this change. But what exactly are cloud kitchens?