Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Aviation

Booked for forcing flight takeoff, Jharkhand BJP MP engages in online spat with IAS officer 

Godda MP Nishikant Dubey was booked Friday forcibly taking clearance for a chartered flight. He has denied the allegations saying he took ‘necessary permissions’ before takeoff.     

Limits imposed on domestic airfares to be removed from 31 August, says Centre

The Union Aviation ministry had imposed lower & upper limits on domestic airfares based on flight durations when services were resumed in April 2020 after a two-month Covid lockdown.

Air India chief Rajiv Bansal appointed as Civil Aviation Secretary

K Rajaraman, additional secretary in the Dept of Economic Affairs, was also appointed as Telecommunications Secretary during a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle Wednesday.

India’s first naval aviator Yaduvansh Narayan Singh remained in shadows. It can change now

From being the first Indian carrier pilot to being the first to command an Indian naval air squadron, the man ticked all the boxes over half a century ago.

Naval aviation gets President’s Colour. Here’s all you need to know of the honour

The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation.

DGCA allows Boeing 737 Max aircraft to resume commercial service after 2-and-half years ban

In its order dated 26 August 2021, the DGCA stated that the operation of Boeing 737 Max planes are permitted 'only upon satisfaction of applicable requirements for return to service'.

Govt extends international passenger flight suspension till 31 August

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation further said that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.

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.

8 flying schools in the works, Modi govt hopes more pilots get their wings in India

Flying Training Organisations are being set up across Karnataka, Maharashtra, MP and Assam to prevent aspiring pilots from having to receive training abroad. 

Vaccinated late, ‘left to fend for ourselves’, airlines staff say as Covid kills 14 pilots

National carrier Air India lost five pilots, Vistara two. IndiGo was the worst hit with seven deaths. Airline employees blame management for delayed vaccination.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.