Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicVande Bharat

Topic: Vande Bharat

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.

PM Modi announces 75 Vande Bharat trains to connect different parts of India

In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi talked about boosting rail connectivity in the northeast region, adding that work to link Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya is underway.

Vande Bharat train to resume Delhi-Katra service for Vaishno Devi pilgrims from 15 October

Union minister Jitendra Singh took to Twitter to announce the resumption of the train to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Navratri festival.

44 Vande Bharat trains could be ready only by 2027, much later than planned 2022 deadline

According to coach manufacturer ICF’s estimates, the whole process to roll out these 44 Vande Bharat train sets could take up to 78 months to complete.

I had to sue Modi govt and Air India to be ‘rescued’ by Vande Bharat Mission

The harassment I went through as a stranded Indian in Germany during the coronavirus crisis, I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. And there was no heroic Vande Bharat rescue.

US restricts Air India’s ‘Vande Bharat’ flights citing ‘unfair’ limits on its airlines

US Transportation Dept accused Air India of selling tickets to the public on repatriation flights while US airlines are prohibited from flying to India.

Air India repatriated 6,000 Indians in 31 flights in first 5 days of Vande Bharat Mission

Air India & Air India Express are scheduled to operate 64 flights between 7 and 14 May to bring in approximately 15,000 Indians stranded in 12 countries.

First batch of 326 Indian nationals arrives in Mumbai from London

The airport authorities, in a statement on Saturday, said that the arriving passengers with symptoms will be moved to isolation centres.

Why Air Force won’t be a part of India’s massive Covid evacuation for now

India plans to bring home over 2 lakh Indians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. But unlike earlier evacuations, the IAF is on stand-by.

Vande Bharat vs Bharat ke bande: Can Narendra Modi be losing his political touch so soon?

Modi’s corona messaging has been mostly directed at the middle class & elites, and there’s little empathy for the poor millions. Where’s his political instinct?

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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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