Freight transport Current Affairs, GK & News

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Section. The section will open new opportunities for local industries such as textile production, glassware industry, block printing, pottery products, hing production, locks and hardware. Command Centre of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor The Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj is to act as the ..

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Indian Railways Achievements: 100% Punctuality, Longest Train

On July 2, 2020, the Indian Railways operated the longest freight train in the South East Central Railway Zone. The train was named “SeshNaag”. About SheshNaag SheshNaag had 251 wagons and was pulled by four electric locomotives. The locomotives were fitted in between the wagons. The train carried empty BOXN rakes. SheshNaag was 2.8 km ..

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Ministry of Defence approves issuance of two OGELs for export of certain parts and components

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved issuance of two Open General Export Licences (OGELs) for export of certain parts and components and intra-company transfer of technology to select countries. This decision is expected to give a boost to defence exports and enhance Ease of doing Business (EDB). The transfer of technology to the countries is ..

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Rivigo launches National Freight Index (NFI)

The National Freight Index (NFI) has been launched by a technology-enabled logistics company Rivigo, which owns a fleet of over 3,000 trucks. The index aims to bring transparency and boost efficiency in the market. The NFI is the barometer of the road freight market in India and is based on Rivigo rate exchange, which gives ..

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Plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

A statewide ban on single use plastics has been approved in Manhattan starting from 2021. However, the single use plastics provided by the Supermarkets and other stores will banned from March 1 2020. They are allowed to charge 5 cents for paper bags. the 2 cents of the charge will be going to the local ..

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