Railway Board Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Billimora-Waghai Line?

The Billimora Waghai Line is a 107-year-old narrow gauge railway line in Gujarat. In 2018, it was one among the 5 routes put forth by the Indian Railways for preservation as ‘industrial heritage’. However, it is now being scrapped due to economic constraints. Why is it news? It is one of the 11 such lines ..

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India-World Bank: Loan comes with the condition of “Universal Eligibility” affects Make in India

In May 2020, the World bank had sanctioned 1 billion USD of loan to India. This is the highest ever loan sanctioned by the bank to India. About the loan The loan was provided to help India prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 crisis. The funds provided were exclusively for the India COVID-19 Emergency Response ..

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Restructuring the Railway Board

The government recently gave green signal to the restructuring of the Railway Board. It was done to move to a corporate model. Earlier, the Union Cabinet in December 2019 cleared a proposal for restructuring of the board through a leaner structure on functional lines. Key Facts The number of Railway Board members will be reduced to five ..

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New Name for Mumbai Central Station: Nana Shankarseth

On March 12, 2020, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Mumbai Central Station to Nana Shankarseth. The approved proposal is to be sent to Ministry of Railways. It is the Central Railways operating under Ministry of Railways that has the final say in the name change. Procedure and Authority of name change It ..

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All new Railway recruits to be inducted through UPSC civil services exams

The Railway board has now decided that all new recruits in railways will be inducted through UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services Exams under five specialities. The decision comes days after the Union Cabinet approved big ticket reforms in the railways by merging its eight cadres and departments services into one single entity- the ..

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