Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: airport

Private lab faces probe after over 100 flyers test Covid positive on Italy-Amritsar flights

173 passengers who returned from Italy tested positive on arrival Friday. Several passengers alleged their positive report was incorrect as they tested negative hours before boarding.

‘Adani’ tag removed from Mangaluru airport name after protests

Adani group had changed the name of the airport after it took over the handling operations, but an RTI reply revealed that there was no such provision in their agreement.

International travellers can now get tested at airports to avoid institutional quarantine

The health ministry's new guidelines state that if passengers arrive without RT-PCR negative reports or don't get tested, they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Robots deployed to kill viruses at Heathrow Airport at night

Among other measures, the airport is installing UV technology to disinfect escalator handrails, and self-cleaning anti-viral wraps are being fitted to often-touched surfaces.

First flight takes off at 4.45 am as Delhi’s IGI airport reopens after 2-month lockdown

At IGI airport, visitors were seen wearing bodysuits, masks, gloves & face shields as they queued up on the first day of domestic travel.

American flies to Germany to meet girlfriend, is caught disguised as a janitor

The 20-year-old, who had disguised himself as an airport janitor to circumvent the screening process, was put on a US-bound flight.

The unruly Indian flier is about to get a crash course in airport civility thanks to Covid

As Delhi airport readies its plan to resume operations with social distancing norms in place, handling the unruly Indian passenger will be its biggest headache.

This Indian airport has made it to the world’s top 10 in 2019

AirHelp studied on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options to rank airlines and airports. It's final rankings include just 1 Indian airport in the top 10, and no Indian airlines.

Why Patna airport is a disaster waiting to happen

Inadequate runway length, location and traffic make Patna’s Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport susceptible to danger.

Here’s how to find the cleanest public bathroom in any airport

When you're coming off a flight, try and skip the restroom nearest to the gates.

On Camera


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.