Indian Railways Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian Railways to prohibit single-use plastic from October 2

In a move to curb use of plastics, Union Ministry of Railways has directed all regional offices to ensure complete removal of single-use plastics from all railways stations effective from 2 October 2019. The move is an effort by Indian Railways to shield the environment from menace of plastic. Key Highlights Indian Railways has directed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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2nd UDAY Express to run between Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada

Indian Railways’ 2nd UDAY (Utkrisht Double Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada to cater to busy route in East Coast Railway zone (ECoR), one of 18 railway zones of Indian Railways. The 1st double-decker UDAY Express started service between Coimbatore and Bangalore in June 2018. Another Uday Express is proposed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingPlaces in News

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India suspends Thar Link Express

India suspended weekly Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. This move comes days after India cancelled Samjhauta Express from its side after Pakistan had announced suspension of all train services to India. About Thar Express It is Indian portion of international passenger train operated weekly (every Saturday Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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CORAS: Railway Ministry launches Commando for Railway Security

Union Ministry of Railways launched CORAS (Commando for Railway Security) of Indian Railways. It is separate Commando Unit of Railway Protection Force (RPF). It has been carved out from motivated and willing young staff of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). About Commando for Railway Security (CORAS) Vision Statement of CORAS:  Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Operation Thirst: launched by Railway Protection Force

Railway Protection Force (RPF) recently launched ‘Operation Thirst’ to stop selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW). During the operation, which was carried out on 8 and 9 July 2019 fines were imposed on those found guilty and many were arrested. About Operation Thirst It was launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF) as an all Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Unmanned Level Crossings in all Broad-Gauge Network eliminated: Govt

Union Minister of Railway Piyush Goyal recently informed Lok Sabha during Question Hour that Centre government has eliminated Unmanned Level Crossings (ULCs) in whole Broad-Gauge (BG) network in the country. Key Highlights On January 31, 2019, Indian Railways declared that last unmanned level crossing has been sealed and at present there is not a single Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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IRSDC enters into tripartite Agreement with French Railways & agency

The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development agency in order to support Railway Station Development Program in India. Key Highlights Under the Tripartite Agreement, AFD will provide in-kind grant financing up to €700,000 to French Railways (SNCF), to provide technical Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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