Infrastructure Current Affairs - 2020

412 Infrastructure Projects hit by Cost Over run of Rs 4.11 lakh crores

On August 23, 2020, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced that around 412 infrastructure projects each of worth Rs 150 crores have been hit with cost over run of Rs 4.11 lakh crores. Highlights The original cost of implementation of these projects were Rs 20,65,336. Their completion cost is anticipated as Rs 24,77,167 Read More…

MOSPI report: More than 403 Infrastructure Projects hit

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recently released a report on infrastructure projects in the country. According to the report, more than 403 infrastructure projects each of worth Rs 150 crores have been hit badly. Highlights The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects that are worth more than Rs 150 crores Read More…

“Medicab”: Portable Hospital Developed by IIT Madras

IIT-Madras supported startup Modulus Housing has developed portable hospital unit. The unit can be dragged anywhere and can be installed within 2 hours. Highlights The portable hospital has been named “MediCAB”. The portable hospital is being launched in Wayanad district of Kerala where the units are being deployed to treat COVID-19 patients. About Medicab The Read More…

Institute for Management Development releases World Competitive Index

The Institute of Management Development recently released the World Competitive Index. India ranked 43rd in the ranking. Highlights In 2019, India was at the 43rd ranking. Since 1989, India had ranked 41st in the World Competitiveness Ranking. However, it slipped to 45th rank in 2017 and secured 44th in 2018. The continuous low ranking of Read More…

Rationalization of Coal Linkage Scheme

The Government of India is to rationalize the coal linkages in the country. This is to be done in order to reduce the load on transportation infrastructure and also to ease evacuation constraints. Highlights The Government of India has rationalized the coal linkages in order to reduce the distances of coal transportation. Unlike the previous Read More…