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Rushes 44 Metric Tonnes of relief material to help the Fijian people



Rushes 44 Metric Tonnes of relief material to help the Fijian people
The Government of India is sending 44 Metric Tonnes of relief material to help the people of Fiji hit by cyclone Winston. The relief material is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai and being sent to Fiji capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. 


The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs is coordinating the relief operations with the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Food Processing, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Indian Red Cross Society and NDRF.

The island nation of Fiji was hit by Category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation. 
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Extension of e-Tourist Visa scheme to 37 more countries from tomorrow 
The e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility will be extended to 37 more countries from tomorrow. The total count of countries under the scheme will become 150.

The new 37 countries included in e-Tourist Visa scheme are Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Government of India had launched the e-TV facility on November 27, 2014. Till now the scheme has been extended to 113 countries at sixteen Indian airports designated for providing e-Tourist visa service. Since the launch of the scheme more than 7.50 lakh Visas have been issued under the scheme. At present on an average 3,500 e-Tourist Visas are being granted daily to foreign nationals. 


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