Ministry of Railways Current Affairs, GK & News

IRCTC to launch Navratri Special Tourist Train

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) – a public sector undertaking under the Railways Ministry – announced that it would launch the Navratri Special Tourist Train for Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra with the newly launched Bharat Gaurav tourist train on September 30. Key facts Similar the Ramayana Circuit, the IRCTC Ltd has ..

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Centre of Excellence for Hyperloop Technology

The Ministry of Railways said that it will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to develop an indigenous Hyperloop system. The ministry will also help to set up a Centre of Excellence for Hyperloop Technologies at IIT Madras. The Centre will be built by IIT Madras through its existing Centre of ..

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Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) first Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train will be run under the aegis of the new policy of the Ministry of Railways. On 21st June 2022, this train will be commencing its maiden journey. On which route will the train run? This train will be showcasing all the prominent ..

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Permanent Body to Prevent Elephant Deaths on Railway Tracks

A permanent coordination committee has been set up by the Union Environment Ministry that also includes the Ministry of Railways to prevent the deaths of elephants on railway tracks. Overview: In 2018-19, 19 elephants were killed on railway tracks across the country. In 2019-20, 14 elephants were killed and in 2020-21 the number stands at ..

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Operation AAHT

The Railway Protection Force, RPF has launched Operation AAHT to curb human trafficking. It will mainly focus on trains that are originating from border countries. The operation is held under Ministry of Railways. (RPF acts under railways ministry). About Operation AAHT Under the operation, RPF will deploy special forces in long distance trains. The operation ..

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Mission Jeewan Raksha

According to an officer of Indian Railways, Under the “Mission Jeewan Raksha”, RPF personnel have saved 1650 lives from the wheels of running trains at railway stations in last four years. Key facts Out of this, around 350 lives were saved CR and WR. RPF personnel saved 601 persons, without caring for their own safety, ..

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