Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicCivil Aviation Ministry

Topic: Civil Aviation Ministry

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly. Govt-owned firm’s 37-yr record marred by multiple mishaps

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Aviation ministry clearly has little left to do if it’s advising airlines to play Indian music

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Now, it’s atmanirbhar music. Play Indian music on planes, in airports, says govt advisory

The aviation ministry has advised airlines in India to play Indian music on flights as well as at airports in the country after ICCR called for this change.

Air India owes Rs 2,350 crore to AAI, SpiceJet Rs 185 crore, Modi govt tells Rajya Sabha

While replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, MoS for Civil Aviation VK Singh noted that some airlines have defaulted on clearance of their dues.

Centre issues draft guidelines to ensure ease for disabled people during air travel

According to the guidelines, airports must make special arrangements to facilitate the screening of people with special needs, keeping the dignity & privacy of the passenger in mind.

Domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October to meet passenger demand

Airline carriers have been operating at 85% of their pre-Covid capacity since 18 September. The capacity stood at 72.5% between 12 August and 18 September.

Aviation ministry permits Karnataka govt, Mahindra & Mahindra, SAIL, 7 others to use drones

The ministry said it has granted conditional exemption to the 10 organisations & the permission is valid for a period of one year.

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%.

Airports economic regulatory Bill gets LS nod, will ‘encourage development of smaller airports’

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill proposes expanding the definition of 'major airports' that will help drive investment to smaller airports.

Why India’s drone market could become a multi-billion-dollar industry in next decade

The Indian drone market is expected to reach $1.21 billion in 2021, and 2022 will be the year the country will witness widespread usage of drones.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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