Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Airports

Centre has approved construction of 21 greenfield airports in India, says President Kovind

Among the 21 greenfield airports, the country’s biggest airport is coming up at Gautam Buddha Nagar in UP, said Kovind at the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament Monday.

Aviation industry picks up as Covid clouds clear, but there’s another problem in the skies

After thousands of pilots were laid off or decided to retire in the face of last year's Covid induced economic crisis, airlines are aggressively trying to rehire staff.

Domestic flights to be costlier as Centre hikes airfare caps by 9.83-12.82%

According to the civil aviation ministry, the lower limit for domestic flights under 40 minutes has been raised by 11.53% while the upper cap for the same duration by 12.82%.

Bill to amend Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act gets Parliament nod amid protest

The Bill was moved on the floor of the Upper House by Civil Aviation Minster Jyotiraditya Scindia who said it would democratise air travel. It was passed in Lok Sabha on 29 July.

Indian airports report Rs 7,000 cr loss in FY 21, 63% fall in passenger traffic, report finds

Mumbai loses second busiest airport title to Bengaluru, overall domestic traffic in India drops by 61.8% and international traffic by 84.8%, the lowest in almost 30 years, CAPA India report says.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar preparing for long haul — but his temper shows a man under siege

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US will no longer screen international travellers for Covid at airports

The system, which directed all flights from high-risk areas to 15 US airports, was deemed ineffective since many travellers with the disease didn't show symptoms.

DGCA to audit airports affected by heavy rains including Mumbai, Chennai

The decision comes days after heavy rainfall contributed to an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people crash landing at the Kozhikode airport.

States blame Modi govt’s ‘unilateral decisions’ for chaos at airports as flights resume

State govt officials say they were taken by surprise when the Centre on 21 May announced that domestic passenger commercial air services will resume from 25 May.

No cabin baggage, Covid-19 questionnaire — requirements for air travel post lockdown

Green status on Aarogya Setu app, web check-in, and temperature checks have also been proposed in the civil aviation ministry's draft Standard Operating Procedure.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses the bureaucrats at Vigyan Bhawan | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.