Monday, 19 June 2017

Here are some basic Flying etiquettes which every passenger should keep in mind while travelling

1. Give enough room to your co-passenger

You are not the only traveller on board. So, make sure you are not using up all the space for yourself and your luggage. Also, if it's a short-haul flight, you may try and not recline your seat way too much. Let everyone have access to their respective seat, legroom and luggage space in the overhead bins.
Friday, 16 June 2017

Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist Visa increased 1.70 lakh

During the month of February, 2017 total of 1.70 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.17 lakh during the month of February 2016 registering a growth of 45.2%.

· During January- February 2017, a total of 32.18 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 20.54 lakh during January-February 2016, registering a growth of 56.7% .

Saturday, 13 May 2017

How Well Do You Know Bangalore? 15 Places in Bangalore and the Reason behind Their Names


The name literally means “a well of snakes”. The name is due to the high number of snakes present in the area before it got urbanized. Also, some believe that it is called a “well” because of the surrounding hillocks that are no longer present due to urbanization.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Munnar : 'Cross' has become a popular crop in Kerala

31-year-old IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman , who made the state proud by securing second rank in the civil services examination in 2013 is in news because of his takes on Kerala's land mafia.

In an anti-encroachment drive that began early on Thursday morning, a team led by Devikulam tahsildar had reportedly reached the spot in Pappathichola a little after 7.30 am, after traveling for more than three hours. Following this, they initiated the process of bringing down the 25-feet tall cross.

Thursday's drive was a continuation of the anti-encroachment drive being carried out in Munnar under the instruction of Devikulam Sub-Collector Sriram Venkitaraman.

According to television reports, the cross was erected by a Thrissur-based group Spirit in Jesus. This was the revenue department's third attempt at razing the massive cross, allegedly built on encroached land. At both the earlier instances, the officials were prevented by agitators.

Kerala Minister MM Mani asks S Collector Sri Ram who removed encroacher's Cross at #Munnar " Aren't you an RSS man ?" 

While local leaders of Communist Party of India (Marxist), which leads the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), tried to physically block him and his team from clearing the encroachments and hurled abuses at him, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan restrained him from going ahead with the mission.

The young IAS officer said that he had anticipated obstacles when he launched the eviction drive. “It is an organised activity going on unhindered in Idukki district for a long time. People encroach on the land and legalise it by managing survey number and other documents. It is not easy to evict them,” he said.
Thursday, 30 March 2017

Six operators to connect 128 routes in regional India through Udan

Government is close to a resolution with major Indian carriers over the dispute of levying regional connectivity charges as it unveiled the list of successful bidders and routes today. Six operators will connect 70 airports and 128 routes in the hinterlands, most of which are currently not well penetrated by airlines.

“We are very close to a solution over this matter, we had multiple rounds of discussion with the airlines and the issue will be resolved soon,” Jayant Sinha minister of state for civil aviation said.

Lobby group Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), which consists of IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and GoAir, and has around 80 percent market share has moved court contesting that the government has no authority to impose a levy in the nature of tax on air services.With major airlines opposing it -this had also put a question on the viability of the scheme as government found it difficult to mop up fund for corpus of the scheme.

Major established players like Alliance Air- subsidiary of state-owned Air India and Ajay Singh-owned SpiceJet emerged as successful bidders along with lesser known players Air Odisha, Truejet. Captain Gopinath’s Air Deccan which pioneered low cost travel in India made a comeback through the scheme and will connect 15 airports. Among the many airports that will get connected are Agra, Shimla, Nanded, Kanpur, Jamshedpur which experts say that have good business proposition

“This is a unique scheme that is completely market driven and through corpus of only Rs 205 crore we will create around 1.3 million seats, which will kickstart the underdeveloped regional aviation market,” Sinha said.

Civil aviation secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey said that UDAN (as the scheme is known) will give a fillip to India’s aviation sector. “From a rate of one airport annually we have leapfrogged to connecting 33 airports in a single year,” Choubey said that adding that the routes have a uniform spread across the country.

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