Archive For The “Current Affairs” Category

India, Jordan ink 12 pacts to boost defence ties

India and Jordan signed a framework defence agreement which envisages a whole range of possibilities from defence acquisitions by Jordan to defence exercises and closer security cooperation. India and Jordan signed 12 agreements after the high level talks, covering areas as diverse as mass media, health, culture and tourism. But the area of interest for both […]

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India’s first heli-taxi service takes flight in Bengaluru

“Exhilarating, epic, absolutely phenomenal,” gushed lifestyle blogger Deena Pinto, as India’s first heli-taxi service completed its maiden flight between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City here in less than 15 minutes. Operated by the Kochi-based Thumby Aviation, the six-seater Bell 407 helicopter had just clocked a travel record, bypassing the city’s notoriously congested roads […]

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AirAsia India to begin overseas operations by Jan 2019: MD & CEO Amar Abrol

Budget carrier AirAsia India has charted out expansion plans to connect more tier-II and III cities and set a target to commence flights to overseas destinations by January 2019, a top official said.  The airliner last week inducted its 16th aircraft and announced the addition of Nagpur and Indore to its list of destinations.  According […]

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IISc Open Day: Fire, chemicals, drones fascinate visitors

Giving malls and movies a skip, hundreds of students, parents, and children spent their day at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to take part in the annual Open Day. Visitors saw fire, chemicals, electricity, drones, and more in action in the many departments of the prestigious institute. At the airfield of the aerospace department, […]

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Tata Boeing Aerospace facility to produce fuselages for Apache aircraft opened in Hyderabad

The Telangana government has sought the support of the NDA government at the Centre in setting up a defence electronics incubator proposed to be set up in Hyderabad. Telangana minister for IT and urban development Mr K T Rama Rao was speaking after the inauguration of Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited, a joint venture of Boeing […]

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IAF to embark on a long shopping sortie for a jet

It’s back to square one for the force as the government has scrapped the MMRCA tender; evaluation and other processes will take at least 2 years Almost two decades after it began a search for a fighter aircraft, the Indian Air Force is back to square one. The IAF will begin the search again to […]

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ISRO confirms that India’s second mission to the Moon Chandrayaan – 2

The Indian Space Research Organisation said on 12 January that the Chandrayaan-2 missionis on schedule and flight models are going through various tests. is on schedule. In Chandrayan-2, the country’s second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning to rover to explore the lunar surface “It is on schedule. We have to find out whether it is in […]

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DGCA grounds 11 A320 neos with P&W engines

With three incidents of mid-air engine failures in less than a month, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the immediate grounding of 11 A320 neo planes of IndiGo and GoAir that are powered with Pratt & Whitney engines. With this, 14 A320 neo aircraft fitted with specific series of engines — 11 are […]

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Sea Harrier to come up close to TU 142

Close to the TU 142 Aircraft Museum on the Beach Road, a decommissioned Sea Harrier jet fighter would be installed in the same premises to become part of the TU complex, said VUDA Vice-Chairman Mr P. Basanth Kumar here. The Sea Harrier, a fighter, reconnaissance and attack craft was operated from the aircraft carrier INS […]

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HAL gearing up to make 16 Tejas LCA a year, says CFO

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is enhancing its capacities to make improved versions of light combat aircraft (LCA), also known as Tejas, according to a top company official. The Centre had issued a request for proposal (RFP) for 83 LCA in December, setting the ball rolling for finalising the contract for the deal worth about ₹50,000 […]

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