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Marquee Collection#90 April 30, 2011

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What are these and where are they used?

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Ans.: Hops –They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter flavor.

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Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship April 29, 2011

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After years of declaring he stood for “truth, justice and the American way,” Superman has provoked the ire of rightwingers by threatening to renounce his US citizenship.

In the latest issue of Action Comics, which went on sale on Wednesday, the Man of Steel decides to take the step after he intervenes in a protest against the Iranian government.

After the Islamic regime brands his non-violent protest as an act of war taken on behalf of the US president, the DC comic hero says he will renounce his citizenship before the United Nations.

“I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy,” he says.

Gyaniz is now on Facebook! April 24, 2011

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Defunct Airlines of India April 24, 2011

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Defunct Airlines of India

Defunct Airlines of India

Apart from the current Kingfisher, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Jet airways and all, India has seen its share of airline operators who tried and burnt their hands at civil aviation and subsequently quit, and have been thus, forgotten. In this post some of their rare photos are being shared.
Note: Air Sahara, Air Deccan, Tata Airlines, Vayudoot etc. which have merged cannot be categorised here in this category.

1. Archana Airways:

Archana Airways Gyaniz

Archana Airways Gyaniz

Archana Airways Limited came into existence on 29 April 1991 and started its full service operation in 1993 with three brand new Czech built L-410 UVP-E9, 17 seater commuter aircraft. In 1994 the company was granted scheduled airlines status by Government of India through Director General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi. The promoters started feeling credit crunch and were unable to pay the installments of their aircrafts. Heavy losses due to low load factors and high cost of operation led to return of aircrafts to the manufacturers in 2000 against settlement of their dues.

2. Aryan Cargo Express (ACE):

Aryan Cargo Express Gyaniz

Aryan Cargo Express Gyaniz

Aryan Cargo Express (P) Limited (ACE), a professionally managed International Cargo Airline, was incorporated in Dec 2005 in India for carrying Cargo across the Globe and within India.

3. East West Airlines:

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East west airlines gyaniz

It began operations in early 1992, when the Indian Government opened up the industry to its “open skies policy” that gave rise to numerous private airlines that serviced India. East West Airlines was one of the first private airlines to start operations in the domestic sector way back in 1992. The company suspended operations in 1996, following the murder of its managing director Thakiyudeen Wahid in Mumbai in 1995 and a host of financial problems with the banks and aviation agencies that ensued.

4. Elbee Airlines:

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Elbee Airlines Gyaniz

5. Gujarat Airways:

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Gujarat Airways Gyaniz

6. Hinduja Cargo Service:

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Hinduja Cargo Service Gyaniz

Hinduja Cargo Service operations were in agreement with Lufthansa Cargo.

7. Indus air:

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Indus_Air Gyaniz

Indus Air was established in 2004 and started operations on 14 December 2006. It had been reported that baron” Kapil Mohan, of Mohan Meakins, along with other Indian businessmen, had invested in Indus Airways.

8. Mesco airlines:

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Mesco airlines Gyaniz

The delhi-based company had a fleet of helicopters, including three 26-seater russian-built mi t-172s and had been issued a permit for an air taxi service, non-scheduled services and agricultural operations. It began operations in 1996. The director general of civil aviation had withdrawn the permit of mesco airlines in 2001.

9. Modiluft:

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ModiLuft was one of India’s first post-deregulation airline, launched in May 1993 by the Indian industrialist S K Modi, in technical partnership with the German flag carrier. The airline project was started in February, 1993 by S K Modi, Ashutosh Dayal Sharma and Kanwar K S Jamwal and on 5 May 1993 took the first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai. The airline ceased operations in 1996.

10. NEPC Airlines:

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nepc airlines gyaniz

NEPC boasted the largest fleet of 54 aircraft; its Fokker F-27-500 fleet served regional destinations while its Boeing 737 fleet served metro routes. When the DGCA made the TCASII fitments mandatory in light of a crash, NEPC found the financial burden a bit too high and one September morning, decided to shut down its airline.

11. Pushpak Aviation:

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12. VIF Airways:

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VIF Airways Gyaniz

Incorporated as a private limited company in May ’93. It was promoted by Syed Ainuddin Arif, Mohammed Abdus Saleem and Syed Azeemuddin Mahmood. In Apr.’95, the company commenced operations with one aircraft which operates from Hyderabad to Vizag, Bombay, Tirupati, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Pune, Rajahmundry and Bhuvaneshwar.

13. Paramount Airways:

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Paramount Airways Gyaniz

Paramount Airways was an airline based in Chennai, India, it was a national licensed airline. It operated scheduled services, mainly targeting business travellers. Its hub was Chennai International Airport. It was the first airline in India to launch the New Generation Embraer 170/190 Family series aircraft.In early 2010, legal issues between Paramount Airways and the lessors of their Embraer aircraft led to the de-registration of their fleet. This caused a gradual termination of all services as their fleet was grounded and then subsequently seized by the leasing companies.

Marquee Collection#89 April 24, 2011

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Ans.: No Flying Zones of India (exhaustive list)

* The Taj Mahal, Agra, State of Uttar Pradesh, India
* Parliament Building, Prime Minister’s residence, and other important centers in New Delhi.
* The airspace around many Defence and Indian Air Force bases are restricted, although new proposals are suggesting opening them up for civilian aircraft.
* The Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
* The Tower of Silence, Mumbai.
* Mathura Refinery
* Tirumala Venkateswara Temple near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
* Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Star Tv unveils its HD identity April 23, 2011

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Star India unveiled its new corporate logo, Hot Star, and announced the launch of five of its key channels in the high definition (HD) format. Speaking about the new corporate logo, Uday Shankar, chief executive officer, Star India, said, ”Our new corporate logo reflects the vigour and vitality of a new India that Star has been privileged to grow with.” The new logo has been designed by London-based brand solutions company – Venture 3, which had created the current StarPlus logo. Hot Star will be promoted internally, the company said.

The HD rollout from Star India includes channels – Star Plus, Star Movies, Star Gold, Star World and Nat Geo, all of which will sport the HD mark on their respective logos. Positioned as Asli HD, the channels will be available to viewers who have an HD television set, and who have subscribed the channels on DTH platforms. The content for the format will be shot in HD, recorded and edited in HD, and mixed for 5.1 Dolby surround sound.

Interglobe unveils a new logo April 23, 2011

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Interglobe unveils a new logo

Interglobe unveils a new logo

InterGlobe, the Indian aviation and travel corporation which owns the low-fare airline IndiGo and operates a hotel chain as joint-venture with Accor has unveiled a new corporate identity.

It is credited to London brand consultancy Circus and Mumbai design agency Grandmother India. The new logo contains a symbol with six spokes with different lengths and colours. The spokes can animate to change their length and position. The main Interglobe logo and the logos of its six corporate divisions all use different interations of the symbol. The position of the “axle” in the symbol does however not change.

The six spokes probably represents to company’s six divisions (or ‘verticals’). The changing and fluid nature of the symbol represents change and fluidity, and the unchanging center probably stands for stability and sticking to core values.

Eveready charges up Akshay Kumar April 23, 2011

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Eveready Industries India Ltd, India’s largest marketer of dry cell batteries has signed up Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as its brand ambassador. Eveready launched its first major advertisement campaign with the famous slogan “Give me Red”. The advertising byline of the popular Red series of batteries, it is today symbolic of the empowered urban lifestyle that the brand reflects.

Eveready is India’s largest marketer of dry cell batteries selling about 1.2 billion units annually. It is also the largest marketer of torches selling more than 2 million pieces per annum. Apart from batteries and torches, Eveready offers a basket of FMCG products that find place in every household. This includes rechargeable batteries, CFL & GLS lamps and packet tea. Eveready has one of the most extensive distribution networks in India of over 4000 distributors reaching out to more than 1 million retail outlets directly. Its products are available in more than 3 million outlets in the country.