Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Current Affairs, GK & News

Akasa Air gets DGCA’s Air License

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave the “Air Operator Certificate” to Akasa Air on July 7, 2022. Key Points Akasa is a start-up carrier, that has been promoted by ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. It will start giving services in July end. Akasa Air recently took the delivery of its first Boeing ..

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Shirdi airport declared as Major Airport

Civil Aviation Ministry declared Shirdi airport as a major airport on November 10, 2021 under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act, 2008. Highlights The approval was given by exercising the powers conferred by sub-section (i) of section 2 of the 2008 act. President Ramnath Kovind had inaugurated the Shirdi Airport on October 2, 2017. This ..

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Srinagar bans Storage, Sale, Possession, Use and Transport of UAVs

Authorities in Srinagar district have banned storage, sale, possession, use and transport of drones and similar kinds of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs_ within the territorial jurisdiction of district. What orders were issued? Order asks the authorities to secure aerial space near vital installations and highly populated areas. Thus, it is imperative to discontinue use of ..

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Corona Virus: UGC reschedules exams; International airlines banned temporarily

On March 19, 2020, the University Grants Commission directed all the affiliated colleges and universities to postpone the ongoing examinations. The evaluation works have also been directed to be rescheduled. The GoI has also ordered other bodies operating under Ministry of HRD such as AICTE, NIOS, NTA, NCTE and CBSE to reschedule their exams. Highlights ..

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Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Aircraft Amendment Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. It seeks to make the 3 regulatory bodies in civil aviation sector into statutory bodies. Directorate General of Civil Aviation The Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA is a regulatory body in the civil aviation sector, headquartered in New Delhi. It is ..

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Lok Sabha passes Aircraft (Amendment) bill, 2020

The Lok Sabha recently passed Aircraft (Amendment) bill, 2020. The bill was passed through voice vote in the lower house. The amendments are being made to fulfil the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization. Highlights The amendment aims to regulate three regulatory bodies namely Bureau of Civil Aviation (BCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ..

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