Air India Current Affairs, GK & News

Transfer of Air India -Time Line

On January 27, 2022, the Union government transferred its shares in Air India to Tata Sons subsidiary, Talace. Key Facts Apart from Shares, its control and management were also transferred to Talace. With this, disinvestment process ended which started five years ago. Air India has been a public sector undertaking from 1953. The transaction covers ..

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CCI approves acquisition of Air India stake by Tata sons

On December 20, 2021, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of Air India, Air India SATS Airport and Air India Express by Talace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. Key Points Currently, Air India is wholly owned by the government. Air India, along with AIXL, is primarily engaged in business of ..

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Air India Cyber-Attack

Air India has recently announced that, ten years’ worth of Air India customer data such as credit cards, passports and phone numbers were leaked in a cyber-attack on its data processor in February 2021. Cyber-attack has affected about 45 lakh customers who got registered between August 26, 2011 to February 3, 2021. Highlights Cyber-attack has ..

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What are Zeolites used in Oxygen Production?

The Air India recently airlifted 35 tonnes of Zeolite used in Oxygen Production plants from Rome to Bengaluru. What are Zeolites? Zeolites are aluminosilicate minerals. They are microporous material that is used as adsorbents and catalysts. They can accommodate cations such as K+, Na+, Ca2+, Mg2+. When the zeolite minerals come in contact with a ..

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Vande Bharat Mission Phase 5 to Start from August 1

The fifth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission aimed at evacuating the Indian nationals stranded in various foreign countries on account of restrictions on air travel will commence from August 1. India has already brought around 2.5 lakhs stranded Indians from various countries through Air India flights. Now, additional flights will be launched in order ..

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Air India Forms Panel to Identify Employees to be sent on Leave

The government-owned airline carrier Air India has formed a committee in order to kick-start the process of identifying the employees who can be sent on leave without pay for a period of maximum 5 years. The committee is mandated to find out employees who are redundant or surplus in the organization and they will be ..

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