Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: plane

Covid risk increases by 50% if passengers board planes back to front: Study in science journal

The study also showed that risk of virus exposure could be reduced by not using overhead storage bins and by boarding passengers in window seats first.

Metal fatigue caused fan blade to break loose, led to United’s Boeing 777 engine failure

United Airlines' Denver-Hawaii flight, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, had suffered a mid-air engine failure, resulting in 5 airlines around the world grounding Boeing 777 fleet.

Coronavirus strands super rich Indians as they can’t fly home even on private jets

Inquiries for international flights on private jets have shot up as Indians with vast financial means try to escape virus hot spots.

How to be a jet setter in these (climate) changing times

Climate change protest movements and growing awareness about the carbon footprint of different lifestyles are giving commercial flyers a dose of 'eco-guilt'.

The British were so impressed by Indian WWI aviators that they gave India its own Air Force  

More than a million Indians served in WWI. Among them, dapper in RFC uniforms, was a tiny number of Indians who served in the flying corps.

Swedish bid for Indian fighter contest gets Adani push

Indian Air Force wants to procure 18 aircraft directly from a foreign vendor, while 96 more are to be made with the Indian partner

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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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.