Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Flights

India to start scheduled international passenger flights from 27 March

Services were suspended March 2020 when the world practically shut down to battle the Covid pandemic.

Not allowing Covishield, Covaxin retail sale meaningless. Indians need vaccines and boosters

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5G cell towers near US airports disrupt inbound traffic, Air India too cancels flights

The concerns stem from potential interference with sensitive navigation equipment used during landings in poor weather.

Russian rocket stage could re-enter earth’s atmosphere today, weeks after failed test launch

The Persei upper stage of Russia’s new Angara A5 rocket will fall back into earth’s atmosphere on Wednesday or Thursday after a failed test flight two weeks ago. 

As air travel picks up pace, out-of-practice pilots are making errors during flight

Back in the cockpit after months, some pilots report a loss of muscle memory. Others wonder if they still possess the clear-mindedness to handle a mid-air crisis.

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan aviation unit writes to India to resume commercial flights

The last commercial flight between India and Afghanistan was operated by Air India on the Kabul-Delhi route on 15 August, the day Kabul fell to the insurgent group.

Canada allows direct flights from India after 5-month Covid ban

Travellers must have negative Covid test report from approved lab at Delhi airport taken within 18 hours of scheduled departure, Transport Canada tweeted Saturday.

Indigo aims to be running domestic routes at full capacity by December

While travel sector is recovering, it could still take a hit in the event of third Covid wave. Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta says company may raise funds as an insurance buffer.

About 90% Indians want govt policy on travel booking cancellations during Covid, survey finds

LocalCircles survey finds that only about 12% of people who cancelled flight and stay bookings due to second Covid wave received a refund.

Why having just one pilot in the cockpit is a terrible idea

Statistically, that sounds sensible. But aviation safety isn’t about averages. It needs to be built around the edge cases, where pilots need to work together to solve a problem.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


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.