Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicMinistry of Civil Aviation

Topic: Ministry of Civil Aviation

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.

8 flying schools in the works, Modi govt hopes more pilots get their wings in India

Flying Training Organisations are being set up across Karnataka, Maharashtra, MP and Assam to prevent aspiring pilots from having to receive training abroad. 

Domestic flights to become costlier from 1 June as govt raises lower limit on fare

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said due to the surge in Covid cases and fall in passenger traffic, the airlines' seat capacity may be lowered from 80 to 50 per cent.

Covid surge hits air travel, so carriers turn to govt for financial help, lower capacity limit

Barely a month after Vistara, SpiceJet, IndiGo began rebuilding after disastrous 2020, new Covid wave has forced 20-50% drop in bookings.

With less than 300 choppers, India’s helicopter market dwindles, industry wants better rules

India's helicopter potential in tourism, mining, corporate travel and medical services remains severely underused.

Covid, floods, locusts — India’s nascent drone industry helps govt fight many challenges

Drones have aided the implementation of the Covid lockdown and other pandemic awareness measures, while also helping with search efforts in Uttarakhand floods last month.

Delhi international airport opens exclusive terminal for private jets

The terminal, inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, has 57 parking bays and can handle up to 150 private jet flights per day.

Air India disinvestment process to go ahead, says Civil Aviation Ministry

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had in-principle approved the consideration for strategic disinvestment of Air India and its five subsidiaries.

Indian airports to now get body scanners as govt steps up security measures

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed operators of all hypersensitive and sensitive airports to install the body scanners by March 2020.

Delhi airport reports highest number of thefts for third year in a row

With 18 cases in 2018, the Mumbai airport was the second-most theft-prone airport in India.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray | Photo: ANI

Not Shinde vs Uddhav, Shiv Sena has an identity crisis. Choose Hindutva or get a makeover

In the see-saw game between the Shinde faction and the Uddhav group, no guess is a good guess. The big question for Shiv Sena is about its ideology.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.
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