Massive Chinese build­up on north bank of Pangong lake

  • As Indian troops are engaged in a stand­off on the south bank of Pangong Tso (lake) for the past week, a massive build­ up had again begun in the Finger area of the north bank.


Travel and tourism may lose ₹5 lakh crore: study

  • The Indian travel and tourism industry, one of the worst­impacted sectors by the COVID­19 pandemic.
  • “The entire value chain linked to travel and tourism is likely to lose around ₹5 lakh crore, or $65.6 billion, with the organised sector alone likely to lose $25 billion,”.
  • “The figures are quite alarming and the industry needs immediate measures for survival,”
  • The industry accounts for 9.2% of India’s GDP and employs 8% of the population, with a total foreign exchange contribution of about $28 billion.