Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

What is the News? The Prime Minister will visit Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate an international airport and attend an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. What is Abhidhamma Day? The Abhidhamma Day marks the end of a three-month rainy retreat – Varshavaas or Vassa – for the Buddhist monks and nuns, during… Continue reading Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

What is the News? The Prime Minister will be visiting Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate the Kushinagar international airport. What is the historical significance of Kushinagar? Kushinagar is an International Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha delivered his last sermon and attained ‘Mahaparinirvana’ or salvation. Kushinagar is also identified with Kushinara, capital of the… Continue reading Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

Reviving the Airline Sector

Synopsis: The government and industry should collaborate to develop a sustainable restart strategy.  Governments need to come up with consistent policies based on evidence. While the industry should do whatever it can to reinstate passenger confidence and embrace new ways of making revenue.  Background: Airlines have been battling uncertainty since March 2020. In April 2020,… Continue reading Reviving the Airline Sector

Bid to privatise ground handling delayed

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) have delayed the announcement of the outcome of the bidding process due to higher royalties quoted by bidders for ground handling services.Earlier,AAI had invited bids to privatise ground handling services at airports in India. Ground handling activities include (a)passenger services such as check-in and baggage handling (b)aircraft handling (c)servicing… Continue reading Bid to privatise ground handling delayed