civil aviation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Aviation Awareness Week observed

Published: November 24, 2020

The Airport Authority of India launched Aviation Awareness Week between November 23, 2020 and November 27, 2020. The week is observed in all airports and also in locations managed by the Airport Authority of India. Aviation awareness week is being celebrated to raise awareness on aviation safety. The Airport Authority of India during the celebration ..

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India’s first private Jet Terminal at New Delhi: Key Facts

Published: September 18, 2020

On September 17, 2020, India opened its first exclusive private jet terminal at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Terminal was inaugurated by the Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The airport will allow movement of 150 jets on daily basis. The new terminal has capacity to handle over 50 passengers in an ..

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SWADES Initiative: Skill Mapping programme for Indians returning from Abroad

Published: June 4, 2020

The Government of India is to conduct SWADES initiative to map the skills of Indians returning from abroad. SWADES is Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support. Highlights The SWADES initiative has been begun under Vande Bharat Mission. The initiative aims to generate database of Indians returning from abroad based on their skill sets and ..

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Fourth Tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan announced

Published: May 16, 2020

On May 16, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the fourth tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme allocated Rs 20 lakh crores to help people during Lock Down 4.0. Highlights The Government of India is to bring upon policy reforms in eight sectors. This includes coal, minerals, defence production, civil aviation (air space ..

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Cabinet Approval: Foreign Direct Investment Policy on Civil Aviation

Published: March 5, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet under PM Modi cleared the Foreign Direct Investment Policy on Civil Aviation. According to the policy, 100% FDI is permitted in the air transport services. Earlier only 49% was available for sale to NRIs Benefit The main benefit of the policy is that it will help in divestment ..

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