Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicIndain Railways

Topic: Indain Railways

India, Nepal review progress of key cross-border railway projects

The two countries signed an SOP and MoU to ensure early start of the rail services and also discussed the ongoing works on two broad gauge railway lines, the MEA said.

Fire breaks out in Dehradun-Delhi Shatabdi Express coach, all passengers safe

A total of 35 passengers in the coach were shifted and adjusted in other coaches. The train has departed for destination, Indian Railways said.

All about Mil Rail — Railways wing whose officer received an Army award for the first time

Group ‘C’ officer Amresh Kumar Choudhary, who was closely involved in managing operations in the aftermath of Pulwama attack, was conferred Chief of Army Staff Commendation Friday.

BJP sets up talks between farmers, Rajnath & Goyal to end deadlock over Punjab train services

BJP leader Harjeet Singh Grewal says protesting farmers were invited to Delhi, but farmers say they only got 'feelers'. Passenger & goods train services to Punjab were suspended in October.

Govt approves restructuring of Railways Board, appoints VK Yadav as its first CEO

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the restructuring of the Railway Board, whose strength has been cut from eight to five as part of large scale reforms.

Railways to run more special trains, consent sought from state governments

The Railway ministry spokesperson did not say how many trains will be added to the network.

Govt says ad put out by private agency for 5,285 vacancies in railways is fake

The advertisement, posted by Avestran Infotech, asks applicants to deposit an online fee of Rs 750 by 10 September.

PMO to ‘intervene’ in Rs 1,500 cr signalling project as tender cost becomes a red flag

The project stems from an MoU signed between Railways and REL in June last year, and aims to overhaul India’s antiquated manual signalling system.

CCTV monitoring, powerless water coolers — Railways to launch 20 innovations by employees

In 2018, the Railways launched a dedicated portal to solicit the good ideas attempted by its employees across zones, aiming to implement some of them across its network.

UP, Delhi, Telangana ask Railways for isolation coaches 2 months after launch

The train coaches are equipped with oxygen cylinders, blankets, medical supplies, sterilized berths for the safety and convenience of Covid-19 patients.

On Camera

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The Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India needs an atmanirbhar electric vehicle supply chain before invites to Tesla

From Li-ion batteries to electric motors, import dependency has been the only option for domestic electric vehicle manufacturers.
An employee walks past shipping containers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai | Representational Image | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why India’s exports bucked trend, showed higher growth than imports in 3 quarters of 2021-22

Merchandise exports touched $301.38 billion in April-December 2021, a 26.49% increase over same period in 2019. Imports touched $443.82 billion for the same period, a 21.87% increase.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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