Current Affairs India - 27 January 2014

1. The Government has removed the restriction on scheduled operation by foreign airlines of the world's largest civilian aircraft, the Airbus A-380, in India. As per an official statement from the Ministry of Civil Aviation states that flights of A-380 to India will be allowed in 4 airports — Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, which have the required infrastructure for A-380 operations. Singapore Airline, Emirates and Lufthansa are interested in operating A-380 aircraft in India on various international routes.


2. Karl Slym, the managing director of Tata Motors passed away yesterday after falling from 22nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel to the fourth floor in Bangkok.  He was in Bangkok to attend a board meeting of the Tata Motors Thailand Limited. He started his career by serving at Toyota in UK. He joined Tata Motors as MD in October 2012 and before joining Tata group, he served as the executive vice-president of SGMW Motors, China, which is a joint venture of General Motors.


Ravi Kant, the former MD of Tata Motors and current non-executive director and vice-chairman of the company, may take temporary charge of Tata Motors


3. India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won the Women's Singles title at Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship after defeating PV Sindhu in the straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in Lucknow yesterday. With this she snapped her 15 months title drought.


4. Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni became the first captain to be played in four tied One Day International matches when India tied third ODI match against New Zealand on 25th January.  The last three tied matches Dhoni has played are ICC World Cup 2011 match in Bangalore against England, ODI match played on 11 September 2011 at Lords against England and ODI match played in February 2012 at Adelaide against Sri Lanka.