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Topic: Civil Aviation Ministry

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.

Jyotiraditya Scindia assumes charge as Civil Aviation Minister in PM Modi’s new cabinet

Scindia has taken charge of civil aviation sector at a time when it is facing strong headwinds due to Covid that has resulted in financial woes for the industry players.

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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.