Piyush Goyal: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Indian Railways to run completely on Electricity by 2024

On Monday, 27th January 2020, the Union Minister of Railway and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal announced that the entire network of Indian Railways which is about 1,25,000 km of track length and nearly 68,000 km of route length is set to run on electricity by the year 2024 since diesel locomotives are gradually been ..

Inauguration of AI-powered National Stock Exchange Knowledge Hub by Piyush Goyal

Today, on the 6th of January 2020, the Union Minister of Railways & Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal inaugurated the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi, which is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered learning ecosystem that will assist the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector. In preparing future-ready talent for the ..

‘Raisina Dialogue 2020’ from 14th-16th January in New Delhi

The multilateral conference that has emerged as India’s flagship conference since its inception in the year 2016 on geoeconomics and geopolitics is organized annually in New Delhi. In collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Conference is organized by the Indian independent think tank- Observer Research Foundation (ORF).  The multi-stakeholder dialogue is structured for ..

Protocol signed for Export of FCV tobacco to China

In a written to Rajya Sabha today, November 29, 2019, The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal had informed that the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India and the General Administration Customs of the Peoples Republic of China (GACC) had signed a phytosanitary protocol on January 21, 2019, at Beijing, China. ..

Ministry of Commerce and Industry launches common digital platform for issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin

In New Delhi, the Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has launched the common digital platform for the issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO). This platform will be a single access point for all exporters, for all FTAs/PTAs and for all agencies concerned. The Certificate of Origin (CoO) will be issued electronically if agreed to ..

Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed as Leader of House for Rajya Sabha

Thawar Chand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, has been appointed the Leader of the House for the Rajya Sabha. He will replace senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who opted out of the government citing health reasons. Gehlot is an experienced parliamentarian from and a Dalit face of the saffron party. He ..

Southern Coast Railway to be headquartered at Visakhapatnam

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has recently announced a new railway zone of the Indian Railways, named as Southern Coast Railway (SCoR). This new 18th railway zone of the country will be headquartered at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the ..

Piyush Goyal wins Carnot Prize for Power Reforms, Rural Electrification

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions by the team of University of Pennsylvania on January 30. The award recognizes Goyal’s tenure as minister of power in which he is credited to have reformed the electricity sector and extended access to electricity to 18,000 ..