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India Weekly Update from Tom Thomas

May 21st, 2021 – VOLUME 1/ISSUE 19

· News from Scotland and Beyond
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ICMR APPROVES INDIA’S FIRST HOME USE COVID TEST KIT: Indian Council of Medical Research ( ICMR) approves India’s first home use COVID test Kit.

Pandemic changes the way Indians use Cash: The pandemic second wave has brought changes in the way Indians use Cash for transactions , experts say 

Indian Government plans to seek legal opinion on Cryptocurrencies: The Indian Government plans to consult experts before it comes to a final decision on Cryptocurrencies 

Ola announces Electric cab service in London: Bengaluru based ridesharing Unicorn Ola , building one of the world’s largest EV two wheeler manufacturing facilities, announces launch of Ola EV – Electric cab service in London.

"My view … is that of course the Supreme Court had commented on cryptocurrency and while the RBI may take a call on official cryptocurrency, but from our side, we are very clear that we are not shutting off all options." Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister

An example of one of the many initiatives that have come up to care for the COVID affected, the Archdiocese of Bangalore recently collaborated with the Azim Premji Foundation to convert a Bengaluru school campus into a 100 Bed COVID Care Center.


“With CoviSelf, we are sharing the power of testing early with the citizens. It will save thousands of lives.” Hasmukh Raval, Managing Director, Mylab