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On this day in independent India Air India flew the first international flight

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On this day in independent India Air India flew the first international flight

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By the way, every day is special in itself and every date is a witness, of history. Today’s date i.e. June 8 also contains history in itself. In fact, after the long captivity of slavery, the independent country India was dreaming of future golden dreams. India’s international air service was included in these dreams.

Reached London in two days

The first international flight of Air India, which made its name in the field of Indian Civil Aviation, was between Mumbai and London on 8 June 1948, which reached the destination via Cairo and Geneva. At present it takes at least 8 to 11 hours to reach London.

The flight was filled with 35 passengers

After long preliminary preparations, a 40-seater L-749 Constellation named Malabar Princess from Mumbai Airport on the evening of June 8, captured Captain K.R. The flight took off with 35 passengers led by Gujdar. The journey which started from 8th June ended after reaching London on 10th June i.e. the journey of five thousand miles was completed in two days. In passengers going to watch the England-Australia Test match, Maharaja Dilip Singh, Ghulam Mohammad Bhatti, R.R. Famous and influential people like Nobel were involved. Also read: Government issued new SOP for Kovid vaccination of people going abroad

Then the fare of London was Rs 1,720

Prior to the introduction of this service, Air India, which had experience in domestic flights, opened its offices in Cairo, Geneva and London, giving Air India a small space after hard work to open its office at London Airport. An advertisement for the first flight of Air India was published in an English newspaper on 3 June 1948, whose message was – ‘Fly with us every Tuesday to London via Cairo and Geneva, for only Rs 1720’.

Founded by JRD Tata in 1932

It may be noted that Air India was founded in 1932 by JRD Tata as Tata Airlines. Its first flight was between Karachi and Mumbai. JRD Tata himself was on board that single engine plane. On 29 July 1946, it became a public limited company in the name of Air India and after the independence of the country, the government bought 49 percent stake in it in 1948. JRD Tata was its chairman till 1977. Today India’s state-run airline company Air India flies on 94 domestic and international routes.

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JP Nadda answered Congress leader P Chidambaram’s questions on record vaccination, said- India is not running lame

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JP Nadda answered Congress leader P Chidambaram's questions on record vaccination, said- India is not running lame

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President J.P. Taking a jibe at former Union minister P. Chidambaram for his remarks on the pace of vaccination, Nadda on Wednesday said India is not lame, but is running on the strength it has drawn from its citizens. Quoting Chidambaram’s tweet, Nadda said, “India is not lame, but running on strength from its citizens. After the record set on Monday, there have been more than 50 lakh vaccinations on Tuesday and Wednesday also. The figures are enough to dislike the Congress. Actually, it is the culture of the Congress that when India makes a record, the party raises questions.

It is worth noting that earlier this month also former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram had accused the Center regarding the vaccination policy. However, he withdrew his statement after some time. Chidambaram had targeted PM Modi over the revised vaccine policy. P. Chidambaram tweeted, “Hoarding on Sunday, vaccinated on Monday and come back limping on Tuesday. This is the secret behind the world record of one day vaccination. I am sure this feat will find a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Chidambaram taunted in the next tweet, “Who knows, maybe, the Nobel Prize in Medicine should be given to the Modi government. Modi hai to mumkin hai, should be read now, Modi hai toh miracle hai. After raising questions from Chidambaram Along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP Yuva Morcha National President Tejashwi Surya has also attacked him and appreciated the steps being taken by the government.

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Big statement of Union Minister Santosh Gangwar, women can now work even at night

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Big statement of Union Minister Santosh Gangwar, women can now work even at night

Union Minister Santosh Gangwar (Photo Credits PTI)

New Delhi: Union Labor and Employment Minister Santosh Gangwar has said that India is making collective efforts to reduce the gender gap in labor force participation. Women can now work at night also. He said that the country is ensuring equal pay for education, training, skilling, entrepreneurship development and equal work. Gangwar was delivering a ministerial address on the Declaration and Working Group priorities at the G-20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ meeting here on Wednesday.

The Minister said that the new Code on Wages, 2019 will reduce gender-based discrimination in wages, recruitment and conditions of employment. Women are entitled to all types of work in all establishments. Employers have to ensure their safety and provision of working hours. Women can now work at night also.

Gangwar informed that the period of paid maternity leave has been increased from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, financial assistance has been given to women entrepreneurs to start small enterprises. Under this scheme, collateral free loans of Rs. 9 thousand billion have been disbursed. About 70 percent of the accounts in this scheme are of women.

The Labor and Employment Minister said that in the new code on social security, now self-employed and all other sections of the work force can also be included under the ambit of social security coverage. In the voluntary and contributory pension scheme launched in 2019 for workers in the unorganized sector, there is a provision of minimum assured pension after 60 years of age.

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48 lakh stolen from different ATMs of SBI in Tamil Nadu, bank bans cash withdrawal

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48 lakh stolen from different ATMs of SBI in Tamil Nadu, bank bans cash withdrawal

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New Delhi: India’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) has closed the operations of its ATMs in Tamil Nadu. The bank has taken this step after some gang took advantage of technical flaws and stole at least Rs 48 lakh. However, the bank has put up posters at ATM locations informing customers that the cash withdrawal facility at recyclers, ie Cash Deposit Machines (CDM), has been temporarily suspended due to a technical snag.

After withdrawing money from different ATMs in Tamil Nadu, the bank management has decided to stop the operation of ATMs as a precautionary measure. So that after this ban of SBI, customers will no longer be able to withdraw money from ATMs. Tamil Nadu Police has been involved in the identification of this gang withdrawn from the same ATM. Also read: Gurugram: 2 arrested for ATM theft in Fazilwas village, Rs 8 thousand recovered

According to Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, “The theft has happened due to some technical reason in the machines. All 7 cases have been caught in the CCTV cameras. The investigation of the footage is going on. We will also talk to other banks whether such theft happened there also.” A team has been formed under the chairmanship of Additional Commissioner N Kanan to nab the thieves.

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