Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIndian Railways

Topic: Indian Railways

Passenger trains cancelled in India to make way for coal amid power crisis

Several parts of India are facing long hours of blackouts, while some industries are cutting output due to coal shortage, threatening the economy’s revival from a slump.

Modi govt failed to monetise single rail asset in FY22 but has more ambitious plan this year

Lack of interest from private investors last fiscal meant that railways shortfall was covered up by road, power, coal, and mining assets.  

Indian Railways transporting FMCG is good. But it has on-ground challenges to address

Indian Railways needs a flexible policy framework to move away from the traditional rigid structure so that it can grow its ‘smalls’ traffic.

Railway Board says IRMS will end services’ ‘turf war’. Here’s why some officers are opposing it

Senior officers of services that are being merged say new Indian Railways Management Service is beset with confusion. Railway Board insists it will raise efficiency, cut red tape.

Single Civil Services Exam outdated. UPSC holding separate exam for Indian Railways—good idea

Before the nationalisation of the railways in 1951, all constituent railway companies had their own methods of recruitment. Then why not now?

Why Budget 2022 brings cheer to rail sector, and how Vande Bharat can aid cash-strapped Railways

FM Sitharaman announced that in next 3 years, railways will manufacture 400 Vande Bharat trains, while 100 greenfield multimodal cargo terminals will also be constructed.

NTPC Ltd urges Railways to rename RRB NTPC test, says ‘caught in crossfire’ amid exam row

The abbreviation of the exams which is the same as the name of the country's largest power producer, has been widely used to refer to the controversial test in media reports.

‘Feel like tearing my books, going home’ — the deep despair behind Bihar’s railway jobs protest

Job aspirants in Bihar have been protesting against 'flaws' & changes in railways recruitment process. A ground report by ThePrint examines the craze for these jobs here.

Why railway job-seekers, who burnt train in Bihar & got thrashed by cops in UP, are protesting

Students across Bihar and UP have burnt effigies of PM Modi, vandalised trains, and gathered in protest to show dissatisfaction with RRB-NTPC exam conducted a few months ago.

Train set on fire in Bihar’s Gaya during protest over Railways exam

Bhabhua-Patna Inter-City Express was set on fire at the Gaya station Wednesday. The unrest was over alleged anomalies in the tests conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif | ShehbazSharif/Facebook

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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