Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) Current Affairs, GK & News

“In Principle” Approval for 21 Greenfield Airports

The Central Government has recently accorded “In Principle” approval for setting up 21 greenfield airports across India. What is a greenfield airport? A greenfield airport is one that is built from scratch on undeveloped land, where no work has been done in the past. This airport is built to minimize the congestion at the existing ..

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National Air Sports Policy 2022

India’s first National Air Sports Policy (NASP 2022) has been released by Ministry of Civil Aviation. It aims to provide a safe, accessible, sustainable, and affordable air sports ecosystem in India. It has a vision of making country a hub for air sports nation by 2030. Features of the Policy It has a provision of ..

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Drone Certification Scheme

On January 26, 2022, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) notified a drone certification scheme for ensuring minimum safety and quality requirements, because it will boost indigenous manufacturing. Drone Certification Scheme The drone certification scheme was notified under Rule 7 of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021. The scheme will help in simpler, faster and transparent type-certification ..

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Civil Aviation Min approves Akasa Air to operate in India

Ministry of Civil Aviation has given a no-objection certificate (NOC) to new airline named ‘Akasa Air’ for its operation in India. Highlights Akasa Air is baked by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as well as ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube. The new airline has set its aim to start operations by mid-2022. The airline has planned to operate ..

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Ministry of Civil Aviation releases Draft Drone Rules, 2021

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has released reorganized “Drone Rules, 2021” for public consultation. Highlights Draft rules were built on premise of trust, self-certification and non-intrusive monitoring. It will replace UAS Rules 2021 that was released on 12th March 2021. Draft Drone Rules 2021 As per new rules, there will be minimal human interface on ..

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DGCA raises the Domestic Airfares

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced an increase in the fares of air travel on February 11, 2021. The fare has been increased up to Rs 5,600. Highlights The government highlighted that the fare hike was necessitated because of the opening of the aviation market. While, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) ..

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