Rajesh Kumar Singh
For Rajesh Kumar Singh's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Vendors protect themselves from the scorching heat and sun by using big shades and umbrellas in the Kalighat Temple area of Kolkata, India. The city is facing multiple extreme heat days this summer and citizens are trying to find ways to cope with the weather.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 16, 2024
Heat waves are testing India's ability to protect 1.4 billion people
Attempts to improve resilience to extreme heat have often been ill-conceived.
An American Airlines Airbus A321 plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 5, 2024
American Airlines buys 260 jets in biggest plane order since 2011
The deal includes 85 Airbus A321neo jets, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10s and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft, with options and rights for an additional 193 aircraft.
A Boeing 737 Max 7 during an FAA evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle in September 2020
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 3, 2024
How a roller-coaster week left Boeing's credibility on the line
The tumult is not over. U.S. investigators are soon expected to release a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 Alaska Airlines blowout.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 airplanes on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2024
Boeing's latest Max problem creates more headaches for airlines
Alaska Airlines and United Airlines together have 70% of the Max 9 planes in service and have canceled hundreds of flights.
The fuselage plug area of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 Max, which was forced to make an emergency landing with a gap in the fuselage, is seen during its investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 9, 2024
United finds loose bolts on planes, raising pressure on Boeing
U.S. regulators grounded 171 Max 9 planes after a panel blew off an Alaska Airlines-operated flight not long after taking off from a Portland, Oregon, airport
United Airlines planes on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 19, 2023
Airline investors worry travel boom may be coming in for a landing
Strong demand from travelers has so far allowed carriers to mitigate inflationary pressure with higher fares.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
India’s June heat wave deaths are a harbinger of worse to come
The numerous anecdotal reports of a spike in deaths among the most vulnerable in society have heightened concerns about both central and local government preparations.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
India to send federal help to areas hit by heat wave as deaths rise
This summer has not smashed last year’s blistering records, but India has for weeks been dealing with highs close to 46 degrees Celsius in some regions.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2023
India’s workers are trapped in a vicious cycle of coal and heat
The vast, climate-vulnerable nation's reliance on coal is making its own predicament worse, leaving hundreds of millions of its workers caught in a vicious heat cycle.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2023
Adani’s crisis points to big risk in India's net-zero plan
Adani’s rapid downfall may undermine investor confidence in India more broadly, threatening to curb capital flows into the nation for green financing.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2023
Airlines hope for return to normal after FAA outage snarls U.S. travel
The total number of flights disrupted topped 10,900 and was still rising but officials expressed confidence that normal operations would resume soon.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2022
Airlines reboot as COVID-19 sparks a fall in one-day business trips
Industry data show business travelers are taking longer trips than before COVID-19, leaving airlines adjusting flight plans.
Japan Times
May 23, 2022
A hot, deadly summer with frequent blackouts is coming
Energy supplies are so fragile that there just won't be enough to go around, and power cuts will put lives at risk when there are no fans or air conditioners to provide relief.
Japan Times
May 5, 2022
Power crisis in India forecast to persist for months amid 46-degree Celsius heat wave
Households and businesses face ongoing disruptions as coal stockpiles shrink at power plants and fuel imports falter on prices that have surged amid the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
May 3, 2022
How the COVID-driven boom in private jets is still flying high
Business jets now account for a quarter of U.S. flights, roughly twice the pre-pandemic share, according to research and consultancy WINGX.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2022
Russia sanctions snarl flights, compounding airline industry woes
The EU, U.K. and Canada have all banned Russian flights from their airspace, though the U.S. has yet to follow suit.
Japan Times
Jan 30, 2022
The $75 billion plan to make India a hydrogen hub
Green hydrogen — made from water and clean electricity — is seen by many as the breakthrough needed for the world to meet its emissions reduction goals.
Japan Times
Dec 3, 2021
Billionaire Gautam Adani’s disputed mine shows ditching coal isn’t easy
While the mine has become a global emblem for opposition to fossil fuels, the start of overseas sales is also a reflection of coal's pivotal role in the world's energy mix.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2021
Global airlines prepare for omicron volatility, agility will be key
New protocols in the wake of the omicron variant are expected to add to the airline industry's headache, as well as to those who have made plans to travel abroad.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2021
Corporate business travel carbon budgets loom for airlines
Several companies, such as HSBC, Zurich Insurance, Bain & Company and S&P Global, have already announced plans to quickly cut business travel emissions by as much as 70%.


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