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Private carriers make hay post Jet closure

Augment capacity on international routes as Air India not very ‘aggressive’ After the closure of Jet Airways, the international segment continues to offer huge opportunity for Indian airlines, mainly private carriers, as Air India is shying away from aggressive capacity expansion. According to a report by ICICI Securities Ltd., Air …

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Trade deficit shrinks 8% in June

India’s trade deficit narrowed by nearly 8% to $15.28 billion during the last month, as against $16.6 billion in June 2018, according to official data released on Monday. In June 2019, merchandise exports fell nearly 10% to $25.01 billion as against $27.70 billion in the year-ago month, the Commerce Ministry …

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Trump targets Congresswomen again

President asks the four freshman lawmakers to apologise to him and ‘the people of Israel’ President Donald Trump on Monday increased his attacks on four first-term Democratic congresswomen and warned the party about uniting “around the foul language & racist hatred spewed” from the American women whom he recently told …

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Taxi registration drops for second year in a row

The registration of new taxis in the city has dropped for the second consecutive year. While it touched a peak in 2016-17 with 32,479 registrations, in 2017-18, it dropped to 16,595. The downward trend continued in 2018-19 with only 16,274 taxis being registered. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/taxi-registration-drops-for-second-year-in-a-row/article28460618.ece

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Use drones to identify waterlogging sites: HC

‘File status report before July 24’ The Delhi High Court has suggested use of drones to aid civic authorities in identifying sites where waterlogging takes place so as to tackle traffic snarls in the city during the monsoon. A Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Jyoti Singh further suggested setting …

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Moon mission launch aborted

ISRO stops Chandrayaan-2 countdown 56 minutes before scheduled lift-off India’s ambitious second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, suffered a temporary setback in the early hours of Monday, with the launch of the rocket being aborted 56 minutes before the scheduled lift-off. The mission was aimed at putting a rover on the moon’s …

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Karnataka CM to seek trust vote on Thursday

Govt. facing a threat of withdrawal of support by 18 MLAs The political uncertainty in Karnataka is headed for a climax with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy set to face a trust vote on Thursday. Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar informed the House on Monday that Mr. Kumaraswamy would move the …

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