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Anti-drone tech rules finalised; deployment based on sensitivity of installations
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Full-scale protection model for critical assets such as Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, nuclear installations, airports.

23,403 flights a week this winter schedule, 1.2% more than last yr
Sat, Oct 19, 2019

The highest growth over last year’s schedule in percentage terms was witnessed by full-service carrier Vistara, which will operate 1,376 flights per week compared with 838 flights a week last year, representing a growth rate of 64.2 per cent.

Safety checklist not being followed: DGCA to airlines, ground handlers
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

It also includes knowledge of personnel pertaining to aircraft turnaround and general safety procedures such as aircraft fuelling, pushback, and towing.

No delivery too far: New tech, locals help online retailers reach remote areas
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

While small products such as mobile phones and fashion goods dominated the orders from smaller towns, online retailers have also ramped up their logistics to deliver larger items like furniture and white goods to difficult-to-reach terrains.

‘Hope govt sticks to timeline … so that contracts are awarded in timely manner’
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Airbus Helicopters, which has tied up Mahindra Defence, expects the Centre to award the project in a timely, transparent and fair manner.

Sector Watch — Aviation: Inform passengers about flight delays every 30 minutes, DGCA tells airlines
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

In the letter written to the airlines on Friday, the DGCA stated: “Prompt redressal of passenger complaints should be the top most priority and must be attended to as per the relevant provisions of the CARs (civil aviation requirements)”.

Explained: Can the government intercept WhatsApp?
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

As TRAI examines the possibility of lawful interception of messages on WhatsApp and similar platforms, a look at the debate around such interception, the technical difficulties, and practices around the world

Peter Estlin: ‘London is not immune from Brexit, but largely prepared for various outcomes’
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin said that Brexit provides the UK with an opportunity to start a global dialogue by itself on how financial technology companies are regulated across the world.

WhatsApp and other OTT service providers on TRAI radar for ‘lawful’ interception
Tue, Oct 08, 2019

While the government is clear it can demand access to message logs for law enforcement purposes, it is not relying on the Telegraph Act to solve the problem of communication access.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘With new, pro-investment tax regime, we’re going to make a big case for India’
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his department is prioritising components manufacturing as well to ensure the entire value chain is present in India.

‘We should look at how to protect society and what technology can be used to protect ourselves’
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Speaking about India’s drone regulations, Wolf also said how the first step in maintaining safety, as far as drones are concerned, should be distinguishing between those following the rules and those breaking them. Edited excerpts:

‘Super-sensitive data’ will have to reside in India; Bill to be before Cabinet soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

Prasad indicated that while the government recognised the importance of free data flow, it was clear in its resolve that “super-sensitive data” would have to reside in India.

Nissan, state govt iron out differences over setting up of global research hub
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

The Japanese carmaker, responding to queries on the issue, too indicated that it is taking forward the partnership, despite the initial hiccups.

Interview: ‘Trying to get non-resident HNIs to invest directly in startups based out of Kerala’
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Kerala’s Secretary to Chief Minister and Secretary to the Department of Electronics & IT, M Sivasankaran said that the state government set up a fund of funds to provide better financing options to home-grown startups.

Campuses run out of hostel space, private firms step in
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Softbank-backed Oyo Hotels and Homes, through its managed housing brand Oyo Life, announced Thursday a tie-up with IIT-Delhi to provide off-campus accommodation and another deal with the private Plaksha University

Align conditions for the return of Boeing 737 MAX: IATA to regulators
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

A DGCA official had said that while it was still early days to spell out India’s plan of action, a validation of the plane will be conducted to ensure all safety parameters are met.

CBI seeks information on bilateral flying rights from Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

The information sought is in connection with the investigation over alleged irregularities in signing of bilateral flying rights by the Indian government to West Asian countries in 2008-09.

DGCA imposes load penalty on IndiGo’s Delhi-Istanbul route
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

A senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the airline has been asked to limit its passenger capacity to 157 people on the 186-seater A320neo planes and to 173 people on the 222-seater A321neo aircraft.

Load management: DGCA checks A320neo, A321neo compliance with European directive
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

India is the biggest customer of the A320neo family of aircraft, with the country’s largest carrier IndiGo alone having ordered 280 A320neo and 150 A321neo planes.

Delhi-Istanbul IndiGo flyers land to find baggage missing
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

The Gurgaon-based airline operates two daily flights from Delhi to the Turkish capital — one of which is on the Airbus A320neo aircraft with 180/186 seats and the other is on the larger A321neo with seating capacity of 222.

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