Indian Railways Current Affairs, GK & News

Why were the Goa Infra Projects red flagged?

The Central Empowerment Committee appointed by the Supreme Court recently raised serious concerns of Environmental Impact in Goa. This was related to the double tracking of the railway line between Kulem of Goa and Castle Rock in Karnataka. What did the Committee say? According to the committee, the Railway project will destroy the fragile eco ..

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Basic customs duty and health cess on medical oxygen, equipment launched

The Government of India has granted complete exemption from basic health cess on import of oxygen-related equipment and customs duty for a period of three months. Background With the COVID-19 double mutant variant B.1.617 spreading rapidly in the country, the demand for medical oxygen exploded exponentially. In order fulfil this high demand, the Government of ..

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Indian Railways runs Oxygen Express

The Ministry of Railways recently announced that it is to create a Green Corridor to ensure fast movement of Oxygen Express trains. These Oxygen Express trains are to be operated to help the country handle the issue of shortage of oxygen. What is the plan? The Indian Railways is to move empty tankers from Boisar ..

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National Climate Vulnerability Report

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..

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Indian Railways completes the arch bottom of Chenab bridge

The World’s highest Bridge called the “Chenab Bridge” has completed a major milestone after the engineers completed the arch bottom of the bridge on March 14, 2021. The bridge is being called as the Indian Railways’ engineering marvels. The arch upper of the Chenab bridge is in making and will be completed soon. Highlights The ..

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