05 April 2017 Current Affairs: Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one month, and enjoy double-entry benefits while those coming for treatment can avail triple-entry facility.
Earlier, a tourist coming on e-visa could stay in India up to 30 days only.
Effective April 1, e-visa has been sub-divided into three categories — e-tourist visa, e-business visa and e-medical visa.
The window for application under e-visa scheme has been increased from 30 days to 120 days.
Besides, both business and medical visas will be granted within 48 hours of application upon urgent requests.
Film (F) visa:- A new category of visa — Film (F) visa has also been introduced with maximum duration of one-year with multiple entry facility.
Intern (I) Visa:- Another category of visa, titled Intern (I) Visa, has been rolled out for foreigners intending to pursue internship in India.
Union Home Minister: Rajnath Singh