Ministry of Civil Aviation Current Affairs - 2020

MoCA and DGCA Allowed NTPC To Use Drones For Research & Inspection.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given permission to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to use drones to do research and inspection. This decision was taken on October 24, 2020. Highlights After this, NTPC would be able to carry out the research and inspection at its Read More…

Fourth Phase of UDAN scheme launched

The Union Government of India has launched the fourth round of UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to enhance the connectivity to regional areas of the country. This phase is to focus on Hilly states, North East Region, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Islands. What is new in Phase 4? The Viability Gap Funding has Read More…

Shefali Juneja appointed India’s representative to ICAO’s council

Senior bureaucrat Shefali Juneja was appointed as representative of India (JS Level) in council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Montreal, Canada. About Shefali Juneja She is a 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) and is currently serving as the Joint Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA). She has been Read More…

Government launches chatbot loaded AirSewa digital platform for air passengers

Union Civil Aviation Ministry launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The major improvements in upgraded version of web portal include features such as secure sign-up and log-in with social media, chatbot for travellers support, improved grievance management including social media grievances. Upgraded AirSewa 2.0 The upgraded Read More…

Digi Yatra: Government releases policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports

Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has released policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called Digi Yatra. The initiative seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel. It will be operational by end of February, 2019 at Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports.  In later phase, Airports Authority of India (AAI) will roll out Read More…