Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Airplane

IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight diverted to Pak’s Karachi airport due to technical defect

This is the second Indian Airline to make a precautionary landing in Karachi in 2 weeks. No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing.

Plane carrying 126 on board catches fire upon landing at Miami airport, 3 hospitalised

The plane belonging to Red Air airlines, based in the Dominican Republic, started flying last year. Videos showed flames and black smoke rising from the jet as it skidded to a halt.

Why airline mask mandate never stood a chance

Now that air travel is back in a big way, the question becomes whether the demise of the mandate would make a difference.

Airline workers, maintenance staff reported to work drunk in India in first 2 months of the year

Under a program initiated by India’s DGCA, ground employees with IndiGo, SpiceJet and even Indian Oil were found to have failed breath-analyzer tests in January and February.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.