15 June 2016

Indian city on alert as polio strain found in sewage water

In this June 17, 2012, file photo, a health worker administers a polio drop to an infant in Kolkata, India. The southern Indian state of Telangana has declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water in the state capital and about 350,000 children ranging from 6 weeks to 3 years old will be vaccinated in a weeklong campaign which will start on Monday, June 20, 2016.
A city of nearly 7 million people in southern India has declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water, an official said Wednesday.

About 350,000 children aged 6 weeks to 3 years old will be vaccinated next week in Hyderabad and the neighboring Ranga Reddy district in the state of Telangana.

The Health Ministry said the discovery did not reflect a resurgence of polio in India, which was declared free of polio in 2014.

India's government approves new civil aviation policy

An aircraft of India’s private airline Indigo flies above shanties adjacent to the Chhatrapati Shivaji airport as it prepares to land in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. India's government on Wednesday approved a new civil aviation policy aimed at increasing regional connectivity, boosting cargo operations and making it easier — and possibly cheaper — for passengers to fly.
India's government on Wednesday approved a new civil aviation policy aimed at increasing regional connectivity, boosting cargo operations and making it easier — and possibly cheaper — for passengers to fly.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the policy will help India become the world's third-largest civil aviation market by 2022, behind the U.S. and China. Raju tweeted after the Cabinet's approval that it would be "a game-changer for the (aviation) sector."