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03 June, 2020, 05:25 PM IST

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  • At present, nine hotel chains, including Lemon Tree, Radisson Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), are collectively offering 392 rooms as paid quarantine facilities (in Gurugram), according to the district administration of Gurugram. Their room tariffs have been capped at Rs 3,600.

    The Delhi government had last week asked hotels in Aero City, near the city’s international airport, to manage and accommodate incoming travellers who were asymptomatic of Covid-19 but required to be isolated as a precautionary measure.

    An MoU has been signed between the company and IIT Madras for the collaboration. As part of the MoU, Rolls-Royce and IIT Madras will also aim to pursue advanced research in areas of relevance to future technological and programmatic needs of the company..

    Last year, on this day, Indian Air Force carried out air strikes in Pakistan's Balakot, targetting Jaish-e-Muhammed's (JeM) terror training camps. The JeM had claimed responsibility of a deadly terror attack on February 14 in Pulwama, killing more than 40 CRPF personnel.

    According to the US Justice Department, the five men, based in Canada, Hong Kong, and UK, “operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for AERO) and PAEC, and to cause those goods to be exported from the United States to the entities without export licenses in violation of federals law.”

    DAC, the Defence Ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement, had, in November 2016, approved purchase of 83 Tejas Mark-1A by the IAF at a cost of Rs 50,025 crore. The draft contract of the deal has been readied by the HAL and the cost of the deal has now come down to around Rs 40,000 crore.

    Bengaluru's skies dazzled with somersaults and stunts by the metal birds, which also paid tributes to the Surya Kiran aircraft pilot killed in a mishap.

    ​​​Apart from displaying its C-17 Globemaster-III airlifters, F-16 and F/A-18 fighter jets, there will also be a fly-by by the iconic B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the Andersen USAF base at Guam during the show.

    Boeing stated that it would showcase a "range of platforms, support and training capabilities" at Aero India 2019, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, KC-46A Pegasus tanker, AH-64E Apache helicopter, CH-47F Chinook helicopter, and the P-8 aircraft.

    The Drone Olympics, aimed at giving a boost to unmanned aerial vehicle makers, is scheduled to be held on February 21.

    The lack of progress in big Make in India projects has been a major pain point for private sector.

    The Air Force said that it was conducting an inquiry into the crash and would not comment on the possible cause prior to the conclusion of the probe.

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