Indian Railway: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IRCTC to start ‘Bharat Darshan Yatra’ on the theme ‘Show India to Indians’

Published: November 12, 2020

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be starting ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from December 12. The Bharat Darshan Yatra will start from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18. The theme of this yatra will be ‘Show India to Indians’. Key Points The facility of boarding and de-boarding this tourist train will ..

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Indian Railways launches “Meri Saheli” Initiative

Published: October 30, 2020

The Railway Protection Force recently launched “Meri Saheli” initiative. The initiative will focus on the safety of women passengers. It was launched as a pilot project in South Eastern Railway in September 2020. It was then extended to all zones. Highlights The initiative will provide safety and security to the women passengers travelling by train. ..

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Railways propose to Decriminalise Begging

Published: September 5, 2020

The Ministry of Railways has proposed to decriminalise begging on trains or railway premises as part of an exercise to decriminalise or rationalise penalties under the provisions of the Railway Act, 1989. It also compounds the offence of smoking by levying spot fine and dropping all charges or action against the person involved. Key provisions ..

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Restructuring the Railway Board

Published: September 4, 2020

The government recently gave green signal to the restructuring of the Railway Board. It was done to move to a corporate model. Earlier, the Union Cabinet in December 2019 cleared a proposal for restructuring of the board through a leaner structure on functional lines. Key Facts The number of Railway Board members will be reduced to five ..

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First ever RORO service flagged off

Published: August 31, 2020

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa recently flagged off first-ever Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) service of South Western Railway between Nelamangla in Bengaluru and Bale near Solapur in Maharashtra through video-conferencing. What is RORO service?          Abbreviated form of Roll On Roll Off service, RORO service is combination of best features of road and rail transport. It is ..

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