Ministry of Civil Aviation Current Affairs, GK & News

International Air Connectivity Scheme

The International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS) has been launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation with the objective of enhancing air connectivity from India’s certain states with some selected international destinations so as to promote socio-economic growth. Overview: This newly launched scheme has been supported by the State Governments. The State Governments of Manipur, Assam, ..

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WINGS INDIA 2022

From 24th March to 27th March 2022, WINGS INDIA 2022 is being organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and FICCI at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad. Overview: This is Asia’s largest event focusing on general, commercial, and business aviation. This event also focuses on investments, new business acquisition, regional connectivity, and policy formation. WINGS India ..

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PLI Scheme for Drone Industry

The production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the drone industry was notified by the Ministry of civil aviation in September 2021. About the scheme Under the scheme, manufacturers of drones and drone components will be given an incentive of 20% of the value addition made by them during the next three years. The value addition will ..

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UDAN 4.1: First direct flight on Shillong-Dibrugarh route

Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, inaugurated the first direct flight on Shillong–Dibrugarh sector on October 26, 2021. Key Points This flight was made operational under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). In September 2021, Shillong airport witnessed more than 5000 passengers. Why connectivity to Shillong is significant? Shillong is one ..

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Government seeks parliament nod for additional spending

On 20th July, Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India, sought the nod of the Indian Parliament so as to spend an additional Rs 23,675 crore in the current financial year including Rs 17,000 crore for the Health Ministry.   Highlights To meet the various issues related to Covid and for other health preparedness, Rs 16,463 ..

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Central Mine Planning and Design Institute gets Drone Use Permission

The Ministry of Civil Aviation recently granted permission to the Central Mine Planning Design Institute to survey the coal field areas of Coal India Limited. According to the permission granted, the drones shall be deployed to monitor the mapping and surveying activity, inspection of coalfield. This is a conditional exemption and is valid till April ..

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