Pranav Mukul


Cancelled flights across India: Here is the altered schedule you should look at
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Following fresh P&W engine issues with Airbus A320neo aircraft, IndiGo and GoAir have cancelled flights for 10 days till March 24 and are offering alternate flying options or refunds to passengers.

TRAI to issue checklist on predatory pricing soon
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Last month, Trai issued the tariff order, which prohibits significant market players – operators with over 30 per cent market share – from offering tariffs below their average variable cost with “a view to reduce competition or eliminate the competitors in the relevant market”.

TRAI chairman RS Sharma interview: ‘Our decisions are technology agnostic and in consumer interest’
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

RS Sharma said that the regulator cannot conduct a prior analysis of its decisions in terms of which party is it going to benefit. He also pointed out that market forces and competition could weed out the older technologies.

Telecom Sector: Spectrum cap easing, leeway on payments temporary relief
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

The measure to raise spectrum holding limit will only benefit the firms undergoing consolidation, while benefits from increasing deferred spectrum payment period will go away after initial years, say experts.

DGCA grounds 11 GoAir, IndiGo aircraft from Airbus with faulty engines
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

The aviation regulator’s directive came hours after an IndiGo aircraft with the affected engine on the Ahmedabad-Lucknow route developed a mid-air snag shortly after take-off, that forced it to return to Ahmedabad.

Food-tech Industry: Online companies deliver growth for offline restaurants
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

The web platforms have grown with the mobile and internet rise, achieving reach and depth that many restaurants could not and, thus, this new ecosystem has been supportive of brick-and-mortar restaurants, say experts.

Zomato, Swiggy gets $700m investment, restaurant sector $843m
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

PE and VC investors infused $843 million in the restaurant segment, including in categories such as quick service, casual dining and fine dining during the last five years.

Small cities push e-cart to next phase of growth
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Faster growth of internet users and increasing aspirations of people in less densely populated areas are driving the online retail growth in the country

Rural markets: Rising online video consumption at heart of India’s next internet growth driver
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

About 58 per cent of the internet users in rural areas access the internet to watch videos, which is in line with the broader trend where 65-75 per cent of 4G mobile web consumption is on account of consumers streaming films and TV series.

Tariffs not best way to uplift farmers: US official
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

McKinney pointed out that tariffs are not a good thing if India wanted to get into free trade and if it wanted highest quality and at lowest cost.

Need of the hour, rising congestion: Second airport to unlock aviation growth in Mumbai
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Contribution of routes that have Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as either origin or destination in top 17 sectors fell to 51 per cent in 2017 from 61 per cent in 2007.

E-payment: To tap into India’s $200-billion market, WhatsApp bets on improvement
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

In terms of user experience, experts suggest that WhatsApp will have bring more security gateways.

Delhi-Pune, Delhi-Lucknow are now in top ten air routes in the country
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

OAG provided The Indian Express with a list of top 17 routes operated by Indian airlines, domestic and international, in terms of seats deployed which, while not being the same as the actual passengers flown, is a factor of growth in passenger traffic.

Disinvestment roadmap: Centre plans to raise value of public assets, says DIPAM secy
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

the valuation of the assets held by the government in PSUs has increased from Rs 10 lakh crore to around Rs 13 lakh crore, of which, during 2017-18, nearly Rs 1 lakh crore has been divested.

Deferment of E-way bill system: ‘Incorrect estimation of load caused glitch on February 1’
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

National Informatics Centre is conducting the entire load-testing exercise again. Will send final report to GST Council on timeline on updated software within next one week.

Task force set up to study AI application in military
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran to head task force

Strategic disinvestment of Air India: Govt may bundle Rs 48,000 crore debt as part of the deal
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The Union Cabinet, in June last year, granted an in-principle approval for the strategic sale of Air India and its subsidiaries and this process is being monitored by Air India-Specific Alternative Mechanism.

Tax Exemptions: Centre tweaks start-up definition to include non-tech ventures
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The Union Budget for 2018-19 has not only extended tax exemption for start-ups by two years but also changed the definition to widen the ambit beyond technology-related venture.

Union Budget 2018, BharatNet Project: FinMin proposes allocation of Rs 8,175 crore to complete phase-II
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The Budget has allotted Rs 14,500 crore for 2018-19 to augment telecom infrastructure projects, which includes Rs 4,500 crore for an alternate communication network for defence services.

Budget 2018: With an allocation of Rs 1,014 crore, air connectivity to Northeast gets a leg-up
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The finance ministry provided an impetus of Rs 1,014.09 crore for the upcoming financial year towards revival of 50 airports and viability gap funding to improve aviation infrastructure in the region under the flagship regional connectivity scheme.