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Narendra Modi cabinet: Commerce, Aviation, other economic ministries to have new faces
Fri, May 31, 2019
While most senior BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman were inducted in the new cabinet, nearly half of the previous cabinet was replaced, with biggest changes coming in various economic ministers such as Commerce, Aviation, Tourism and Telecom. Several ministers heading these ministries failed to get a berth in the new Modi cabinet.
Civil Aviation Ministry 'strictly' following instructions of IAF, says Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Asked how many flights have been impacted, Sinha said, "I don't have the number. But, as I said, we are following the instructions of the air force."
Civil aviation ministry to organise 'flying for all' conclave on Feb 27
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
More than 30 industry leaders will discuss and deliberate across five-key sessions issues such as the drone-ecosystem policy roadmap, roadmap for manufacturing aircraft and associated equipment including regional transport aircraft in India, the Project Rupee Raftaar- aircraft financing and leasing from India, the National Air Cargo Policy, and the mission to transform Indian Airports into Next-Gen Aviation Hubs.
Big boost to aviation: Government to double airports under UDAN, says Jayant Sinha
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
India is investing significantly in capacity addition both in greenfield and brownfield airports. Now, UDAN will take the commercially-connected airports from 75 to around 150.
Amid Jet Airways crisis, here is what Jayant Sinha said
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
The full-service carrier, which has completed 25 years of operations, is looking to restructure debt as well as raise funds.
Flyers alert! No refund despite cancellation? What may happen soon
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Flight cancellation refund: The revised draft proposal states that airlines have the option to provide an alternative flight or full refund in case of the flight gets delayed by up to six hours.
Aviation: Soon, make phone calls, surf internet during flight; in-flight connectivity rules to be out soon, says Manoj Sinha
Thu, Dec 06, 2018
Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, Sinha said.
Drones to soon transport organs, supplies between hospitals: Jayant Sinha
Sat, Dec 01, 2018
India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday.
When Modi govt's aviation minister had to pay for food on a domestic flight! Know what happened
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Politicians have their way with things. Often they can be seen doing such things for free that a common man can't even dream of.
Aviation: Jayant Sinha urges FiMin to bring ATF under GST
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Despite being one of the fastest growing domestic aviation markets in the world, local carriers have been facing tough business conditions, especially with surging oil prices and depreciation of the rupee. As players look to woo more passengers with cheap fares, airlines have not been fully able to increase ticket prices.
Aviation: Jayant Sinha discusses possibility of direct flights to Perth with Western Australia Tourism Min
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
India is already a fast growing market for Western Australia with the number of visitors increasing by 38 per cent from the year ending December 2015 to the same period in 2017, an official release said. "Air India has agreed to explore the business case for the route," it added.
Aviation to generate massive jobs growth; here is why you should be a part of it
Tue, Oct 02, 2018
Data brought forward by Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) shows that air transport activity is benefitting the Asia-Pacific region much better than expectation.
Modi govt readies another Air India bailout package, Jayant Sinha says talks at advanced stage
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Air India, which has survived for years with help from taxpayers, has asked the government for Rs 2,121 crore in additional equity to pay the carrier’s bills to vendors.
Aviation in India: Task force on drones to submit recommendations soon
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
The Civil Aviation Ministry Wednesday said final recommendations of the task force on drones are expected soon.
Talks on Air India bailout package at ''advanced stage'': official
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
On Wednesday, Discussions on a bailout package for embattled state-run carrier Air India are at an "advanced stage", the country`s junior aviation minister Jayant Sinha said.
Aviation: Delivery of goods by drones to boost logistics capabilities, says Jayant Sinha
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Delivery and pick up of goods by drones will boost logistic capabilities in the country, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said Tuesday. Flying of drones for civilian purposes would be legal from December 1.
Airfare cheaper than auto-rickshaw? Here are Jayant Sinha's maths, his clarification
Tue, Sep 04, 2018
Union minister Jayant Sinha has surprised everyone by claiming that airfare today is cheaper than the cost of a ride in an auto-rickshaw
Air India employs 3,108 contractual staff, no plan to hire permanent employees: Jayant Sinha
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
A total of 3,108 employees on Fixed Term Contract are employed by Air India. The annual expenditure on salaries incurred/paid to contractual employees for FY 2017-18 is Rs 162.74 crore.
Airbus A320 Neo engine hits IndiGo passengers! Over 1 lakh affected by flight cancellations
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
The information about IndiGo Airbus A320 Neo engine woes was revealed by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
Air India received Rs 27,195 cr equity infusion, says Sinha
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
Debt-laden Air India has received Rs 27,195.21 crore worth equity infusion till date from the government under the turnaround and financial restructuring plans approved back in 2012. In the current financial year, the state-owned airline received an equity infusion of Rs 650 crore up to June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha today.