India has approved replacing its aviation industry regulator—the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)—with a more powerful Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA, which will have broader functions, will also have financial autonomy to ensure it is independent of the government. India’s minister for information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari, told reporters in Delhi the new regulator will also have powers for consumer protection and environmental regulation. It ...

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