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Business Class Passengers Queue Up and Uber is Hiring More Women

Editors posted on 17 March

By Editors

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Swine Flu | With 51 new cases of Swine flu in Delhi, the number of cases in the national capital has now crossed the 4000-mark. The cumulative figure for cases detected till date stands at 4,049. Though the number of cases has decreased, health officials say that the unseasonable rains are worrying, but that medicine has been stocked to fulfill the needs of those affected. The medicine generally prescribed for the disease is Tamiflu, which must be taken only after your doctor's prescription.

Public Wifi | In order to fulfill one of its major poll promises of providing free wi-fi in Delhi, the AAP government has come up with a set of 10 questions by way of which it is looking for suggestions from the public for implementing the project. The Delhi Dialogue Commission {DDC} is inviting suggestions, opinions and recommendations on each of the the 10 questions at its email and Whatsapp helpline, +919643327265. The point-by-point response to the questions should be restricted to 200 words each.

Security for Churches | 240 churches in the city have been identified and assessed for foolproof security arrangements, in the wake of recent attacks. The Delhi Police have also plotted the buildings on a map for a holistic view. At present, 161 churches  have installed CCTV cameras, 54 had cameras installed after police insistence. Police in Delhi have been asked to regularly patrol around churches while PCR vans, ERVs and motorcycle patrols have been deployed outside these establishments.

No Queues for Business Class | Air India is writing a letter of protest to the Civil Aviation Ministry over new airport guidelines. In what it calls an attempt to "streamline the passenger screening" at IGI airport, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has ordered that there will be no separate queues for business or executive class passengers for security checks. A circular issued by the bureau also says that passengers in queue whose flights are about depart shall be screened out of turn. And there must be a separate queue for crew, senior citizens and passengers with disabilities.


Uber Hiring Women Drivers | Cab hailing service Uber says it will hire 50,000 women across India, many of whom will be drivers. Asked how it would ensure the safety of women drivers and other employees, Uber claimed it would give its employees basic self-defence training and arm them. "We will give situational training and can also arm them with chilli and pepper spray," said Revaty Roy, senior assistant vice president of I-care, who is partnering with Uber to train these women.

Image Sources: NDTV, Indian Express, and Quartz