Telangana Current Affairs

Hyderabad International Airport: World no 1 Airport in 5-15 Million Passengers Per Annum category

Hyderabad International Airport (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) was awarded Airports Council International Airport Service Quality World no.1 airport awardin the 5-15 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category. This is for the second consecutive year Hyderabad airport has won this award. It was adjudged World no 1 Airport in this category earlier in 2016. The award was bestowed in recognition of airport’s relentless efforts towards service excellence and customer delight.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

It is international airport that serves Hyderabad, capital of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad, about 24 kilometres south of Hyderabad. It is operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, a public–private venture. It was opened in March 2008 to replace Begumpet Airport as primary commercial airport for Hyderabad. It is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in India.

Month: Categories: Awards Current Affairs 2018


Telangana Government launches Disaster Response Force in Hyderabad

Telangana Government for the first time has launched Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in the capital city of Hyderabad. The main aim to start this DRF is that state should have its own Disaster force to swiftly deal with emergency situations.

DRF vehicles provided to this force will be parked at 24 locations with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). It will help DRF staff to reach the emergency spots in no time.

Disaster Response Force (DRF)

It is state level dedicated disaster force trained in tackling of urban flooding, tree falls, structural collapses and any other site of normal emergencies. Its disaster management personal will be available on the field for 24/7. DRF personnel are capable to work continuously during emergencies and conduct first aid. It has been first brought on to ground with 120 personal with 8 specialised vehicles and other equipment’s which are required. State Government will soon increase number of DRF vehicles, equipments and all other special apparatuses that are required.

Month: Categories: States Current Affairs - 2018