Varanasi Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian Cities and Air Pollution

The Air Pollution levels at the Indian cities are at an alarming level. Various Reports have time and again tried to shed light on the quantum of the problem. Air Pollution and Indian Cities A Delhi based Environment Body claims that the Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, is ranked third on the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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PM Modi Flags-off First Ever Diesel-to-Electric Converted Locomotive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first ever diesel-to-electric converted locomotive at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Diesel-to-Electric Converted Locomotive The 10,000HP freight locomotive was converted from two units of old diesel locomotives of 2600 HP each with indigenous technology. The conversion was achieved in record time with the help of engineers Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Vande Bharat Express

India’s fastest indigenous train, Train 18 named as Vande Bharat Express will ply between Delhi and Varanasi. Train 18 is an indigenously developed world-class train under Make in India. The 16-coach train has been built completely in India by Indian engineers in a span of 18 months at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Features of the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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Samantha Express

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will launch a new train Samantha Express on February 14 from Nagpur. The Samantha Express will cover prominent places associated with Gautam Buddha and chief architect of the Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar. Journey of Samantha Express The Samantha express will run through the following places: Chaityabhoomi (Mumbai): Dr Ambedkar was cremated Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2019 to 30 awardees. The awards were conferred during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas being held at Varanasi. The winner of this prestigious award includes Gita Gopinath chief economist of IMF, Nihal Singh Agar, founding president of VHP in Australia and Ramesh Chotai, former president of Hindu Mandir Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

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Kulhads to be reintroduced in the Railway Stations

The Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has instructed the caterers at Varanasi and Rae Bareli stations to use terracotta-made kulhads, glasses and plates. The Kulhads are all set to make a comeback after they were first introduced during UPA 1, later to be brushed aside by plastic and paper cups. Why there is a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019

The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) will be held at Varanasi on January 21  and would be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. The theme of the PBD 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India.” The convention held during the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) provides an important platform to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

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