Jayant Sinha: News

Jayant Sinha is an Indian politician who is serving as the Chairperson for the Standing Committee on Finance, as of 2021. He is a member of the Indian Parliament and has served as the Minister of State for Finance and the Minister of State for Civil Aviation in the Indian government. He had also served as a management consultant and investment fund manager. Sinha has worked with McKinsey & Company as a partner for twelve years and has also partnered with Omidyar Network. He has also worked as a Managing Director at Courage Capital for several years. Since the 1990s, Sinha used to participate in policy-making and politics and used to provide policy inputs to his father Yashwant Sinha who was the former Finance Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sinha had also served as the Principal author of the Mckinsey-Nasscom industry reports in 2000 and 2005. He had worked on various projects in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts. He had also worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2014 election campaign to help frame the national economic policy. Sinha has helped to prepare the Union Budgets for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

26 May 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

20 May 2019


Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

02 Dec 2018


Soon, drones could deliver organs, medical supplies in India

In a country like India, organ delivery can be a major problem, especially due to the mess of traffic.

25 Nov 2018


Drone 2.0: Soon, drones will be used for deliveries

Drones could soon be used for deliveries and as taxis, as part of the civil aviation ministry's 'Drone 2.0' policy, which will reportedly take shape by March 2019.

01 Oct 2018

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal's Hollongi airport to have better facilities than Pakyong: Minister

The proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh, when completed, would have better facilities than the recently inaugurated Pakyong Airport in Sikkim.

03 Sep 2018


Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

Junior Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, today directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to look into the allegations of a toilet being converted into a childcare room at the Srinagar airport.

28 Aug 2018


You'll legally be able to fly drones from December 1

Starting December 1, individuals and companies will be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace, except for in restricted areas, according to the civil aviation ministry's new Drone Regulations 1.0.

Delhi Airport: Much hated brown beige carpet set to go

The carpet at Delhi Airport's T3 terminal, which has been the pet peeve of most travelers, is set to go.

05 Aug 2018


Complaints against domestic air carriers increase to 7,251 in 20-months

Complaints against domestic air carriers swelled to 7,251 between December 2016 to July this year, according to Civil Aviation Ministry platform AirSewa.

02 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.

26 Jul 2018

Lok Sabha

59 incidents of aircraft engine damage since 2014: Govt

There were 21 incidents of damage to aircraft engines during flights in 2017, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha today, adding that the figure is also the highest in the last four years.

23 Jul 2018


Now, BJP minister Jayant Sinha regrets garlanding lynching convicts

At the center of the storm for garlanding lynching convicts in Jharkhand, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said in an interview that he regretted his action as it was interpreted that he supported violence.

07 Jul 2018


Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlands lynching convicts, invites sharp criticism

Union Minister Jayant Sinha from Jharkhand has found himself in the middle of a controversy and scathing criticism after he garlanded eight men convicted for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year.

22 Jun 2018

Suresh Prabhu

New interiors, modified crew-uniforms, better menu: Air India's 'Maharaja' makeover

The debt-ridden Air India is putting its flights through a major makeover, in an attempt to lure passengers and boost business.

22 Jun 2018

West Bengal

DGCA probing altercation between AirAsia staff, passengers: Jayant Sinha

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started a probe in an incident in which passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra got into an altercation with the airline staff after the flight was delayed by over 4-hours.

15 Jun 2018


Want full refunds on airfare? Pay more for tickets first

If the government's 'full refund on airfare within 24 hours' proposal goes through, it might prove costly for other passengers.

18 May 2018


After over-night bus journey, Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

Congress and JD(S) MLAs travelled in a bus from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, late Thursday night. The decision was taken by senior party members to prevent horse-trading.

01 Feb 2018


Navi Mumbai airport to be operational in next 5 years

Civil Aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the Navi Mumbai airport will take at least four to five years to become operational.

16 Jan 2018


Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

15 Nov 2017


Yashwant Sinha: Tughlaq had also implemented the note ban

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha does it again!

13 Nov 2017

Raj Kundra

Paradise Papers: How Raj Kundra's family evaded taxes worth millions

One of the Indians named in the Paradise Papers leak is British citizen Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty's husband, and his parents.

06 Nov 2017


Paradise Papers: SEBI to probe Indian entities named

Officials of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the market regulator in the country, have taken cognizance of the Paradise Papers leak and the Indians named in them.

06 Nov 2017


#Paradise Papers: BJP leaders Jayant Sinha and Ravindra Sinha named

In a blow to Modi's government, MoS civil aviation Jayant Sinha and MP Ravindra Sinha were named in the explosive Paradise Papers leak.

06 Nov 2017


Paradise Papers leak reveals how 714 Indians stashed money abroad

At least 714 Indians have been named in the Paradise Papers, a cache of 13.4 million documents that constitute the biggest-ever leak of financial data.

04 Nov 2017


Alleged conflict of interest in Ajit Doval's son Shaurya's think-tank

In an exclusive article, the Wire has alleged that a think-tank run by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval reeks of conflict of interest.

02 Nov 2017


India's first drone policy is almost ready: Know more!

Soon, the day might come when you are getting your ordered product from e-commerce platforms via a drone while your child is flying her own Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the backyard.

28 Sep 2017


BJP government dismisses Yashwant Sinha's critique of the economy

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in an IE op-ed, blamed PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

22 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: Jayant Sinha inaugurates Boeing India's new engineering centre

Expanding its operations, global aerospace major Boeing has opened an additional facility at Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center in Bengaluru.

06 Aug 2017


Bengaluru to have heli taxi service in 3 months

Bengaluru became India's first city to have helicopter shuttle service after Ministry of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced its launch between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronic City.

05 May 2017


Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list

Following the Air India slapping row in March, centre on Friday issued draft rules for the aviation sector on no-fly list.

01 May 2017


Jharkhand BJP workers forge Jayant Sinha's signature to scam youths

Some BJP workers in MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha's constituency Hazaribagh have been forging his signature to extort money from unemployed youths.

21 Apr 2017


SC's liquor ban: 4 pubs in Gurugram may face closure

With the SC's ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of the highway, Sector 30 and Sohna Road in Gurugram may witness the closure of four pubs/bars.

16 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Passenger capacity at Delhi Airport may be doubled

On Wednesday, the Centre said it was contemplating a plan that would almost double the passenger-handling capacity of the IGI Airport.