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Saudi Arabia ends unfair travel restrictions for women travelers

In a significant departure from its position held in the past, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ended all restrictions it had imposed on its women citizens related to travel. What has happened? The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has passed a set of royal decrees which have removed the unfair and inhumane restriction which were ..

Indian passport ranked at 86th position in latest Henley Passport Index 2019

The Indian passport has been ranked at the 86th position with a mobility score of 58 in the latest Henley Passport Index 2019. The score points out that Indian passport holder can access 58 countries around the world without a prior visa. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations — including micro-states and ..

Indian passport ranked as 79th most powerful in world

As per 2019 Henley and Partners Passport Index, the Indian passport has been ranked as the 79th most powerful in the world. The Henley index ranks world’s passports based on how many countries they can get the holder access to without a prior visa. An Indian passport holder can visit 61 countries without a pre-travel ..

World’s first underground hotel opened in Shanghai

In China, the world’s first underground hotel “the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland”has opened in Shanghai, which is buried almost 90 metres deep in an old quarry. The 18-storey luxury hotel is almost entirely subterranean having two floors above ground and the rest underground, including two floors that are underwater. Built in the Sheshan Mountain Range, it ..

India ranked 81st at 2018 Henley Passport Index

India has been ranked 81st at the 2018 Henley Passport Index with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 60 destinations. The strength of the passport is determined by the number of countries a country gives free access to. The index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect. As per the 2018 ..

India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project launched along Pakistan border

India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along the Indo-Pak border at the BSF Headquarters in Ploura, Jammu on September 18, 2018. The purpose of the project is to make security system more strong and effective.The smart fencing uses a number of devices for surveillance, communication and data ..

India’s passport ranked 75th out of 94 countries

India’s passport has been ranked 75th out of 94 countries with a visa-free score of 51, according to the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’ by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The list is topped by Singapore, followed by Germany, Sweden and South Korea. As per report, Singapore’s passport is the most powerful ranking with ..

Sulabh International comes forward to help Vrindavan widows

Sulabh International has come to the rescue of Vrindavan widows. It announced free dinner for those living in government-run shelter homes and facilities for dignified cremation. The organization will provide Rs. 25 to every woman in government-run hostels for dinner. The group will also arrange for vocational training and employment to capable widows.