Railways Current Affairs - 2020

Arun Kumar nominated as the Vice-Chairman of International Union of Railways

On July 22, 2020, Shri Arun Kumar was nominated as the Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Railways. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav is the chairman. Highlights The decision was taken at the UIC General Assembly. The International Union of Railways is also called Union Internationale Des Chemins (UIC). About UIC The headquarters of UIC is Read More…

SIDBI launches “Swavalamban Express” to promote business aspirants

On March 19, 2020, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) announced Swavalamban Express. Highlights The Train is to visit 11 entrepreneurial cities. This includes Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai. Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolakata, Bhubaneswar and Varanasi. During the period, various workshops and programmes are to be organized. The train has been launched to fulfil India’s Read More…

PM Modi inaugurates 50 projects worth 1000 crores in Varanasi

On February 16, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated more than 50 projects that are worth 1000 crores in Varanasi. It included 430 beds in a hospital at Banaras Hindu University, flagging off of Maha Kaal Express, 100 year celebration of Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul and unveiling statue of Deendayal Upadhyay. Highlights PM Modi inaugurated Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Read More…

“Global Investor Summit” for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir; Road Shows to attract investments

The Government of India is making preparation in full swing for the Global Investors Summit to be held in Jammu and Kashmir in April 2020. Highlights In order to increase the number of investments roadshows are to be conducted from February 17, 2020. The roadshows are to be held in Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad Read More…

Amazon partnering with Eastern Railways sets up pick-up kiosk in Kolkata after Mumbai

After Mumbai, the Amazon India private e-commerce firm has set up its second pick up kiosk in Kolkata’s Sealdah Railway Station. Highlights The pick-up kiosk has been set up in partnership with the Eastern Railways. It is to be noted that in 2019, the E-Commerce firm had set up pickup kiosk in four railway stations Read More…