Pranav Mukul

Articles By Pranav Mukul

Global carmakers widen reach, login into app-based mobility firms

Hyundai group, Ola to jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets

Slew of new car launches, high fuel prices: Used cars sold 4 lakh units more than new in 2018

According to analysts, the ratio of used-car to new-car sales, currently just over 1 in India, is likely to move closer to the ratio of over 2-3 that is seen in major economies such as Germany, the UK and Brazil.

The Boeing story: A MAX problem that started with minimal upgrades

Following the second crash involving a 737 MAX, which was operated by Ethiopian Airlines, regulators across the world began grounding the aircraft.

Donald Trump too grounds 737 Max; India says Boeing didn’t give confidence

Announcing the decision, Donald Trump said “Boeing is an incredible company”, and is working hard right now, but their Max aircraft would be grounded until “they come up with a solution”.

SpiceJet likely to cancel 30-35 flights today; DGCA to monitor airfare surges

Apart from SpiceJet, two large players — IndiGo and Jet Airways — are also facing pressures on deployed capacity due to shortage in commanders and groundings due to non-payment of dues, respectively.

Simply Put: Trade wars, taken to the MAX

Among countries that have grounded B737 MAX 8 after crash, many were targeted in US trade policies. A look at how these moves are a manifestation of trade wars as well as rivalry between plane-makers.

Boeing 737 Max banned by DGCA: SpiceJet cancels 14 flights, offers full refund

This has resulted in an additional burden on India's air traffic that is already stretched due to capacity constraints faced by two large players IndiGo and Jet Airways.

Explained: Ethiopian Airlines’ black boxes recovered; here is what they do

Black boxes date back to the early 1950s, when, following plane crashes, investigators were unable to arrive a conclusive cause for the accidents and deemed it necessary to install the said recorders on aircraft.

SpiceJet continues to fly Boeing 737 MAX despite DGCA order; here is why

SpiceJet operates a fleet of 12 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, while Jet Airways operates five of the Boeing's latest flagship narrowbody plane. However, Jet's planes were already grounded due to the airline's financial woes.

As fears spread, India grounds Boeing 737 Max

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate the aircraft. While all of Jet’s five 737 MAXs are grounded due to the airline’s financial woes, SpiceJet grounded the 12 aircraft in its fleet following the DGCA directive.

Behind crashes that killed 346: Problem with Boeing 737 MAX

Two deadly crashes in a span of less than five months involving one of the most modern aircraft in the market, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, have prompted aviation authorities and airlines to draw similarities between the two incidents.

Swiggy apprehensive of onboarding investors with stake in Uber, its entities

According to information sourced from business intelligence firm and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the board of Swiggy has amended its internal byelaws to prevent onboarding investors with stake in Uber or any of its entities.

Foreign footwear brands take small steps into India with focus on premium segment

The market has witnessed expansion of existing international brands in the country and the entry of premium formal and sportswear brands such as Berleigh, Magnanni, ASICS, Onitsuka Tiger etc,” consultancy firm RedSeer said in a research note.

After mobiles, LED & LCD products may take the phased manufacturing route

According to senior government officials, the PMP will be on the lines of the plan implemented to promote indigenous manufacturing of cellular mobile handsets, its sub-assemblies and components.

Now, even fliers and onlookers can report incidents to aviation regulator

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has introduced a voluntary reporting system, in addition to the mandatory reporting system, to plug the loopholes presented by the latter.

Startup India: In 34 months, only 94 of 15,798 govt recognised ventures got tax exemptions

According to the latest available data, as of mid-January 2019, 4,648 complete applications were received for exemption under Section 80IAC of the Income Tax Act.

AAI mechanism to monitor actual flight time to rationalise block timings

To rationalise the block timings, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) — which handles the country’s air navigation systems — has put in place a mechanism to monitor actual flight time at three of the busiest airports — Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Cancellations to go on; stability expected by April 1, says IndiGo

IndiGo said it would cancel 30 flights every day till end of February but due to weather conditions and airspace closure at Bengaluru airport, actual cancellations are more than planned.

Tightening of foreign direct investment norms for e-comm – an exercise in futility

Simple tweak in the shareholding structure of Cloudtail India means the key seller can resume sales on Amazon India.

Inform customers before discontinuing service on older tech: DoT to telcos

According to data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the country’s 4G subscriber-base has grown more than four-fold to 388 million as of end-September 2018, compared with 86.77 million as of end-December 2015.