Railway Modernisation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Railway Stations to be classified on Waste Water Output

Published: June 13, 2020

The CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) is to classify railway stations based on the quantity of waste water generated by them and also based on the disposal of untreated water that are drained into the municipal drain systems. Highlights The Railway Stations that are generating waste water equal to or more than 100 kilo litres ..

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First 12,000 HP Electric Loco operationalized by Indian Railways

Published: May 20, 2020

On May 19, 2020, the Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by the French Alstom Company under the Make in India initiative. Highlights The locomotive was manufactured at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive in Bihar. It is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr. ..

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MoU between India and Germany approved by Union Cabinet

Published: March 25, 2020

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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Artificial Intelligence based Chatbot ASKDISHA launched by the Railways

Published: February 24, 2020

The Indian Railways recently launched Artificial Intelligence based chatbot called “ASKDISHA”. The chatbot will interact with the Railway customers in Hindi language resolving their queries. Highlights The Chatbot was initially launched in 2018 in English. Now, the chatbot has been empowered to converse in Hindi. The bot handles more than 3.000 inquiries. There are further ..

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Indian Railways: First Banana Container Train to boost exports; First High Capacity Parcel Van

Published: January 31, 2020

With its firsts increasing, Indian Railways has recently launched a high capacity parcel van at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Also, the Indian Railways has launched an exclusive Banana Container train to boost the exports of the fruit. Highlights: Parcel Van The new parcel van was designed and manufactured in Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory. It is ..

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