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General Information


Climate
At the time of the conference, temperature in Delhi will range between 25°-35° Celsius.
Currency and Banking
Indian Rupee is the official currency in India. Rupee currency notes come in the denomination of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000 (check present denominations). Current exchange rate is US$ 1=Rs 65/-. 1 Euro = Rs 76/- (approx) check on date status.
Credit / Debit Cards
Almost all credit cards like VISA, Master card, Amex etc. are widely accepted by major establishments including hotels, restaurants, shops etc.
Banking and Exchange Facilities
Currency exchange facilities are available at banks and hotels. Most banks are open from 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday; however, some banks offer extended banking hours. 24-hour ATMs are located in shopping centers and many neighbourhood markets. Paying by cash in Rupee is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
VISA
A valid VISA is necessary for all overseas delegates and all delegates are requested to apply at least 6 to 8 weeks before the proposed date of departure. For China and SAARC countries a permission authorization will be sent to the respective Indian consulate office in their country, however, the individual delegate is required to apply for Indian visa, well in advance. Kindly contact Neumech Events desk@conferenceindia.org for further assistance. Bhutanese and Nepalese citizens need to carry a suitable means of identification.
Letter of Invitation
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the conference should contact the ISCB 2018 Conference Secretariat at iscb2018@gmail.com. An invitation letter will be sent on request to registered delegates only. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the conference organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference are the sole responsibility of the participant.
Customs
Visitors are generally required to make a verbal identification of their baggage and declare foreign currency in excess of $10,000.
Tourist Attractions
There are numerous tourist attractions in Delhi, both historic and modern. The three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi, Qutab ComplexRed Fort and Humayun's Tomb are among the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Another prominent landmark of Delhi is India Gate, a 1931 built war memorial of soldiers  who died during First World War. Delhi has several famous places of worship of various religions. One of the largest temple complexes in the world, Akshardham is a major tourist attraction in the city.
Time Zone
India is 5-1/2 hours ahead of GMT, 4-1/2 hours behind Australian Eastern Time and 10-1/2 hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time.