Ministry of Railways Current Affairs, GK & News

Railways Ministry closes Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels (IROAF)

Railway Ministry has closed down the Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF), in effect from September 7, 2021. Key Points IROAF is a separate enterprise that works in the field of green fuels for transport. It recently invited bids for hydrogen fuel cell-based technology to run the trains. This closure would not affect the ..

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Indian Railways introduces new AC-3 economy coaches

Indian Railways introduced a new economy class in the AC 3-tier trains. Highlights With the new coaches, the trains be able to accommodate more passengers. Tariff or ticket price for new coaches will be 8 per cent less than the normal AC 3-tier fares. The facility is being provided for the first time in “Prayagraj-Jaipur ..

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Indian Railways launches “Meri Saheli” Initiative

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

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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MoU between India and Germany approved by Union Cabinet

On March 25, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved MoU signed between India and Germany. The MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and DB Engineering and Consulting GMBH of Germany. The Memorandum was signed in February 2020 and will facilitate technological cooperation in Railway sector. Key Highlights of the MoU The ..

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