Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicAirports Authority of India

Topic: Airports Authority of India

This is how Modi govt plans to make flying to Northeast a smoother & impressive experience

From indoor rainforest and mini-city within airport and huge improvement in infrastructure, AAI is working to give airports in Manipur, Tripura, Assam a complete face-lift by 2023.

Navi Mumbai airport, hit by lockdown & funds crisis, could be ready with one runway in 2023

The Rs 16,000-crore airport is touted to be one of the world’s largest greenfield airports with two parallel runways. The first phase involves operationalising one of the two runways.

From medical supplies in lockdown to vaccine delivery now, this PSU is steering Covid relief

AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services will ensure vaccine shipments move quickly in and out of Pune airport to the designated 41 airports finalised for delivery of vaccines. 

Kerala HC dismisses pleas against leasing out Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani group

The bench rejected arguments by the LDF government & others saying there was no valid ground to interfere with the Centre's policy decision.

Bogus contracts, undue advantage to family members — CBI case against GVK Group promoters

CBI has accused GVK promoters and unknown AAI officials of siphoning off at least Rs 705 crore from funds meant for Mumbai airport development.

Modi govt turns on air-travel sign. Cabin crew, coronavirus, chaos, prepare for take-off

Just like 9/11 changed how people flew, Covid has brought in more automation and low-touch systems at airports. Health checks will be as important as security checks.

Detour for PM Modi amid aerial survey, and the common man’s questions on loans

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Mandatory screening, baggage sanitisation, Arogya Setu not needed for kids — New flying SOP

Civil Aviation Minister Wednesday announced that domestic flight services would resume from 25 May in a calibrated manner.

6 months after Jet Airways was grounded, 33% of its slots are still vacant at airports

The Jet Airways slots are vacant at some prominent airports such as the ones in Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Pune, Lucknow and Indore.

India spent Rs 36 crore in 2018-19 on 27 airports where not a single flight takes off

Govt says it’s trying to start operations at these airports using market-based bidding under UDAN scheme, has planned parking charge concessions for aircraft.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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