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Jet Airways may get approval to join Star Alliance

Jet Airways may get nod from Civil Aviation to join the Star Alliance with state-owned Air India.

What is Star Alliance?

Star Alliance is the world’s first and largest global airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1997 by five founding airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, and United Airlines. Star Alliance has since expanded and now has 28 member airlines with more than 21,100 daily departures combined. These flights reach 1,356 airports in 193 countries, with an annual passenger number of 678.5 million.

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Vietnam does tit for tat by issuing stapled visas to Chinese passport holders

Vietnam paid back in same terms what China did to Vietnam. The country issued stapled visas with for Chinese for passport holders on separate paper, to counter China’s map on its new e-passports showing disputed areas as part of its territory. Previously, China had issued passports with maps displaying islands in the South China Sea as part of Chinese territory.

Recently China issued passports with map showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of China for which the two countries are holding periodic talks to resolve the border dispute.

In reply to this, Indian Embassy started stamping the Chinese passports with official map of India.

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Hind Copper disinvestment rescued by LIC and PSU banks

In the direction of achieving Rs 30,000 crore target for fiscal 2012-13 by disinvesting PSUs, the government of India managed to yield Rs 800 crore by selling shares of Hindustan Copper. The sail was mainly on support from the Life Insurance Corporation and public sector banks. The offer for sale (OFS) saw lukewarm response from large foreign institutional investors and private domestic investors like mutual funds.

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