February 1

Sharp dip in employment levels in 2015-16: Survey
Employment levels, particularly for women, in 2015-16 as against 2005-06 have registered a sharp dip though women were employed in larger proportions than men in occupations such as "professional", "technical", "administrative" and "managerial", the national family health survey has found.
A slightly higher percentage of women at 10% than men at 8% are employed in a professional, technical, administrative, or managerial occupations. Interestingly, 11% women who worked in past year were self employed.
Data collected by the survey shows employment levels have come down to 24% in 2015-16 for women, as compared to 36% in 2005-06. The figure is less stark for men but there is still a drop, with percentage currently employed down from 85% to 75% in the past decade.

February 4

Mumbai airport becomes world’s busiest single-runway airport
Mumbai airport created a new world record for single-runway operations by handling 980 arrivals and take-offs in 24 hours, or almost one flight every minute!
The Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport bettered its own feat of 974 flights in 24 hours.
The U.K.’s second largest airport, remains the most efficient single-runway airport in the world, Mumbai, despite battling a severe space crunch, is now headed to achieving the four digit mark in flight operations in a 24-hour window.

February 5

Dubai named the world's busiest International Airport
Dubai International Airport has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport offered the statistics in a statement released.
It comes after airport saw 83.6 million passengers in 2016. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says he expects the airport to see 90.3 million passengers in 2018.
Dubai International Airport first surpassed London Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014. It has maintained the title ever since, with some 90 airlines flying into skyscraper-studded Dubai, a gateway for East-West travel. The airport is home to the long-haul carrier Emirates.