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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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What is Greenco Rating System followed in India?

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Railways presented the details of Greenco System in the country in Lok Sabha. As on 2018, 42 Railway Production units have implemented Greenco Rating. What is GreenCo? The assessment of major workshops and production units in various industries based on their ecological sustainability. The assessment helps the comapnies ..

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Government forms committee to finalise operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’

The government has formed a committee under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to work out the operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’. In the recent budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to transport perishable goods. The proposed committee also includes representatives of the ..

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Indian Railways organized Renewable Energy Investors Meet

On 9th January 2020, a Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet was organized in New Delhi by Indian Railways and a joint venture of Ministry of Railways & RITES Limited i.e Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) with an objective to spread information widely about the opportunities available under renewable energy in Indian Railways. Key benefits of ..

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MoU for Phase 2 of e-Office Execution between Indian Railways and RailTel

Indian Railways with Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Railways, RailTel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the phase 2 of the project, after the accomplishment of Phase 1 of National Informatics Centre e-office for 50,000 users in 58 unit’s successful completion. In Phase 2, till 30th June 2020, the RailTel ..

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