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The Word Hatter Weekly Dispatch (Vol. 7)

5 Headlines This Week That Aren’t All Doom And Gloom

  1. A Literal Comeback Against Covid-19

The first ever Air India Express flight carried 177 Indian citizens back home to Kochi on Thursday night. India launched its operation to bring back its citizens back home from Abu Dhabi during the COVID -19 pandemic. The Air India Express flight also carried 4 infants and landed at the Cochin International Airport. Read more here…

  1. Samudra Setu Turns Saviour

INS Jalashwa at Male was ready on Friday morning to carry Indian evacuees back to Kochi Port. As of May 8, Friday 732 evacuees had registered. This number comprised 19 pregnant women and 14 children. The procedure for ensuring safety by screening passengers and providing them IDs was reported to be in process. Read more here…

  1. Coming Soon…Daaru At Your Door 

In the wake of the chaos outside Liquor Stores last week, the Supreme Court suggested States to consider home or online delivery to maintain norms of social distancing. However, the SC also said that it would not be passing any such order. Sources also reveal that applications such as Zomato are considering to provide door-delivery of alcohol. Read more here…

  1. Public Transport Gets Back In Top Gear

Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that Public Transport may soon start functioning while adhering to social distancing norms. While addressing members of Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India, Mr Gadkari said that guidelines shall include safety measures such hand wash, sanitising and face masks while operating buses and cars. Read more here…

  1. Dolphins Return To Their Beas Of Operations

Now that Beas’ water quality has improved amid COVID-19, one of the world’s rarest mammals have decided to stage a comeback. Not only at the Beas Conservation Reserve but also in parts of the river 50 kms away. The Punjab Pollution Control Boards also revealed that Beas no longer belongs in the Polluted Category. Read more here…

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