Australia says borders likely to stay closed until 2021

Australia has been largely successful in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, which it attributes to curbs on international travel and tough social-distancing rules.

Indo-Pacific Charter gains support in India, US, Australia and Japan

The four countries that form the Quadrilateral Alliance would be the ideal initiators of such a move, just as the UK and the US were in the case of the Atlantic Charter.

New Zealand Clears Its Last Coronavirus Case, To Continue Vigil

The milestone was "really good news" and an achievement the whole of New Zealand could take heart from, health department director-general Ashley Bloomfield said.

PM Modi To Hold Bilateral Virtual Summit With Australian Counterpart Scott Morrison Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, including the novel coronavirus pandemic. A major thrust is expected on a greater projection for the Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of an ever aggressive China that has been cornered due to Covid-19.

Crown Sydney Set To Open Its State-Of-The-Art Luxury Hotel In Late 2020

“Today marks a special moment in Crown’s history, which hopefully can also be a part of a new positive outlook for Sydney after months of unprecedented challenges for many in our community,” Helen Coonan, Chair of Crown Resorts, says. “This building was designed to be a tribute to Sydney and a landmark recognised around the world." 

Australian PM offers ‘ScoMosa’ to PM Modi -Virtually For Now

The samosas were vegetarian and Morrison would have loved to share the food with his Indian counterpart.The two prime ministers are scheduled to hold a meeting which is likely to intensify the economic and strategic ties between India and Australia.

Australian Reptile Park Welcomes 1st Koala Born After Bushfire That Wiped Out Thousands Of Them

Thousands of Koalas died in Australian bushfires. Now, the next generation of Australia’s koala population is being born in captivity.

International Travel Could Return Sooner Than Domestic For Australians

The decision to close interstate borders was taken by each state’s premiers (the local equivalent of US state governors). It was never encouraged by Australia’s federal government. Now, with infection rates low and under control, the federal government is keen to get people moving, with interstate and some international borders open.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden Asks Employers To Consider 4-Day Work Week To Revive Tourism

New Zealand’s prime minister is now looking for ways to boost the country’s tourism sector, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic. Floating one such proposal forward, the PM is asking employers to consider switching to a 4-day work week as a way to promote tourism, as well as improve citizen’s work-life balance.

Australians Warned To Stay Indoors. Dangerous and Rare Weather Hits WA

Western Australians have been told to stay inside and brace themselves for a once-in-a-decade weather event as ex-tropical cyclone Mangga reaches the west coast today.Meteorologists are predicting large parts of the state will be affected by severe and dangerous weather conditions including wind gusts of up to 130km/h.

Australia, New Zealand consider ' Travel Bubble' btw them as lockdown eases

The free movement would be faciliated while both the countries i.e Australia and New Zealand will keep their borders closed with the other countries.

Air India starts booking for flights to be operated from 16th May to 30 destinations

An Air India flight evacuating 327 stranded Indians took off from London for Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as part of the government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Zomato offers 4-month extension on gold membership across 9 countries

The food delivery platform had earlier this year in March extended Gold membership for its customers by two months, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which was followed by a nationwide lockdown.

All foreigners to be facilitated to return back to their country including Pak nationals

The MEA said it is facilitating the return of all foreign nationals presently in India to their countries and these include nationals of Pakistan. It has already extended the visas of all foreigners in India to April 30.