Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: DGCA

Ensure passengers wear face masks properly, DGCA tells airlines amid rise in Covid cases

The aviation regulator Wednesday had again asked all Indian carriers to strictly enforce Covid protocol and take strict action against fliers who refuse to comply.

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.

‘No delays, cancellations,’ says SpiceJet, day after DGCA curtails 50% flights for 8 weeks

DGCA gave the order after several of SpiceJet's planes recently reported technical snags. During these 8 weeks, SpiceJet will come under 'enhanced surveillance' by the DGCA.

SpiceJet to operate 50% approved flights for 8 weeks after multiple snags, orders DGCA

The airline was issued a show-cause notice following numerous incidents of technical malfunction since 19 June.

‘Failed to establish safe services’: DGCA show-cause to Spicejet for repeated malfunctions

Eight incidents in the last 18 days, 3 on Tuesday itself; aviation regulator issues show-cause notice for weak safety measures.

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.

DGCA asks airlines to deboard passengers who refuse to wear face mask

The aviation body also said airport operators must increase announcements & surveillance to ensure passengers follow Covid-appropriate behaviour at all times.

DGCA imposes Rs 10 lakh fine on Vistara for letting untrained pilot land flight

The pilot, who was the first officer on the Indore-bound flight, had no requisite training in a simulator.

‘Inappropriately handled,’ DGCA slams IndiGo for stopping special needs boy from boarding

The regulation body also said the airline had violated ‘applicable regulations’ with its actions at the Ranchi airport.

IndiGo stops child with special needs from boarding flight at Ranchi airport

DGCA has asked IndiGo to submit a report after the airline didn't allow a specially-abled child to board a flight with his family on 7 May, claiming the boy was in a 'state of panic'.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.