Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicCivil Aviation Ministry

Topic: Civil Aviation Ministry

Penalty for airline violations hiked to Rs 1 cr from Rs 10 lakh as Parliament clears amendments

The violations include carrying arms, explosives, or other dangerous goods aboard aircraft and contravening any rules notified under the Act, among others.

Full refund for domestic and international tickets booked during lockdown, DGCA tells SC

Passengers will be refunded in full for tickets bought between 25 March and 3 May, domestic carriers given the option of offering a credit shell.

International travellers with connecting domestic flights can avail Covid tests at airports

If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the passengers can catch their flight & avoid institutional quarantine at the destination, the civil ministry's order stated.

India in talks with 13 countries to start bilateral air bubble pacts, says Hardeep Singh Puri

India has already established bilateral air bubbles pact, which allows airlines of two countries to operate international flights with certain restrictions, with 7 countries.

Covid has cost tourism up to 5.5 cr jobs, Rs 1.58 lakh cr revenue — govt tells House panel

Officials of the tourism and civil aviation ministry informed a parliamentary panel about the two sectors’ dismal situation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

SC asks govt, airlines to work out refunds for cancelled tickets during lockdown

SC has asked airlines to work out a redressal mechanism, either through refund or credit shell that should be for a longer period and for any route.

Fare cap, no in-flight food — govt lists new flying rules, says Aarogya Setu not mandatory

For the next three months, the Modi government has capped airfares on the basis of flight durations. Physical check-in has been done away with too.

Only 1 check-in bag, no meal services — Govt issues guidelines for domestic flights

Passengers are to report 2 hours prior to their scheduled departure time & only those who have done web check-in will be allowed to enter the terminal building.

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.

Civil aviation ministry forced to shut offices again as junior staffer tests positive

Central ministry offices had resumed operations Monday with limited staff after nearly a month of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.