Pranav Mukul

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Google search for ‘jobs near me’: Sharp spike since 2016

The steady increase in interest over the last 4-5 years has also been witnessed in other “near me” search terms such as “mobile stores near me”, “supermarkets near me”, “gas stations near me”, that are the top searched phrases in the category.

Cash in commercial properties takes real estate investment to 10-year high

The Indian Express had reported last month that the government was likely to underline at the RBI’s Central Board meeting on December 14 that the stress in the real estate sector threatens job losses.

High-level panel for ‘unambiguous’ mandate for negotiations with US

India has been negotiating with the US for a mutually agreeable bilateral package on several contentious trade issues and one of the critical issue which the US Trade Representative (USTR) was pursuing strongly was tariff on ICT products.

Economic constraints making duty elimination difficult: Commerce Ministry

Government sources in know of the matter told The Indian Express that India has also invoked the fact about US imposition of import tariff on steel and aluminum to protect its domestic industries as an import of 30-35 per cent of their requirements was considered a national economic and security risk.

Five months after alarm, DoT acts: disaster alert SMS will go to all

The letter, written by NDMA Joint Secretary (Mitigation) Anil Kumar Sanghi, said: “During pilot testing, feedback has been received that the persons registered with DND facility did not receive early warning messages can prove to be a life saver many times.”

Air India to raise at least 856 million dollar via sale, leaseback of seven widebody aircraft

Currently, Air India has 27 Boeing 787-8 aircraft, of which 21 are already leased through sale and leaseback model. The airline owns 15 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. It has a total of 49 widebody aircraft.

Airports authority scraps T M Krishna concert after trolls call him anti-India

TM Krishna’s views on constitutional values like secularism and caste prejudice in music have made him a target of Hindutva supporters.

Google plans to share information on who pays for poll ads in India

Speaking to The Indian Express, Google India’s Director of Trust and Safety, Sunita Mohanty, said the company has put in place a global framework and will also establish tools to check the spread of fake news pertaining to elections.

We received govt’s support despite Doklam standoff: Huawei India CEO Jay Chen

Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei’s India CEO Jay Chen said that the business has received support from all departments of India’s government.

‘Need to protect info of biz, citizens but we must allow free cross-border data flows’: vice-president, European Commission

In an interview with Indian Express, Ansip spoke about the perils of forceful data localisation and how countries are looking at data protection as a trade issue.

US FCC chairman Ajit Pai: ‘Level playing field for old regulations and new tech a challenge’

Ajit Pai said that one of the challenges a regulator faces is to find a level playing field between all technologies — new and old — and not disadvantage them based on antiquated regulations.

The new Indian traveller: More women, youngsters; many more on holiday

A study published earlier this year by aviation consultancy firm CAPA and travel platform Expedia Group pointed out that Indian travellers have traditionally gone on holiday in family groups, with the key decision-maker likely to be between 35 and 55 years.

RBI against independent body, wants Guv as chairperson with casting vote

Govt panel wants ‘person appointed by govt’ as chairperson; stand against Finance Act, 2017: RBI

DGCA: ‘Misinterpretation of norms, wrong installation caused GoAir engine glitch’

The incident occurred on the Airbus A320neo aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G-JM turbofan engines that have faced several performance issues for more than a year causing operational issues to its operators in India — IndiGo and GoAir.

Interview with SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh: Airlines don’t want bailout package but level playing field with global peers

Notwithstanding the delay in rollout of in-flight connectivity from the government’s end, budget airline SpiceJet has started inducting aircraft equipped with satellite communications (SATCOM) equipment to offer complimentary internet to its customers, subject to government clearance.

Underbelly damaged during takeoff, Air India plane flew four hours

At 5.35 AM Friday, after almost four hours in flight, the aircraft landed in Mumbai. “All 130 passengers and six crew members on board the aircraft were alighted safely. No one suffered any injuries,” Air India Express said.

Boeing ‘concerned’ over Jet Airways’ financial situation

Jet Airways reported a net loss of Rs 1,323 crore and as of June 30 2018, it had gross debt of Rs 8,620 crore, of which Rs 1,968 crore was related to aircraft.

‘Despite financial stress, no problem with Indian carriers regarding contracts’: CFM international CEO Gaël Méheusta

President and CEO Gaël Méheust said that despite the financially stressed situation of one of its customers Jet Airways, the firm has not faced any problems with application of the contracts.

Services companies report more harassment complaints

During 2017-18 and 2016-17, companies in the software and financial services sectors that are a part of the benchmark Nifty 50 index reported the highest number of sexual harassment cases.

World’s longest flight: Returning today, how it became more efficient & comfortable

From 100 business class seats, the new configuration is 67 business class and 94 premium economy seats. But at the same time, this is less than the usual configuration the airline has on its other A350 aircraft.