1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new scheme on April 27, 2017 to boost air travel between smaller cities by making flights far more affordable for "tier 2" and smaller towns. What is the name of that scheme?

Answer: UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).

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