Pranav Mukul

Articles By Pranav Mukul

No delivery too far: New tech, locals help online retailers reach remote areas

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’

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

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?

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’

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

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’

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’

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Regulation of non-personal data: MeitY sets up new committee

Elaborating further on community data, the committee argued that “degree of involvement of larger community in building the body of data” challenges the notion of “individual control over personal data”, the Ministry said in its order.

Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in India only after DGCA gives clean chit

Currently, SpiceJet – one of the world’s biggest customers for 737 MAX 8 aircraft with 155 on order – has taken delivery of 13 such planes so far, all of which are grounded.

To swell its numbers and valuation, Zomato made restaurants pay bill; standoff deepens

Zomato admits to mistakes, but blames ‘bargain-hunters’ for impasse. The number of Zomato Gold users has increased to over 13 lakh, leading to restaurants running businesses with “deep discounting”.

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