Road Accidents in India Current Affairs, GK & News

India State Support Programme for Road Safety

On June 28, 2022, the World Bank approved a USD 250 million loan for the road safety programme of Indian government, which addresses the high road accident fatality rate in India. Highlights International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has approved the variable spread loan. It has a maturity of 18 years along with a ..

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What is Bharat-NCAP?

On June 24, 2022, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) approved the Draft GSR Notification for introducing Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), in a bid to bring safer cars for India. About Bharat NCAP The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) provides a mechanism, wherein automobiles in India will be accorded ‘Star Ratings’, on ..

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‘Road Accidents in India- 2020’ Report

In a report titled ‘Road accidents in India- 2020′, it has been highlighted that there has been a sharp decline in road accidents in 2020 as compared to 2019. The report has been released by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH). According to the report, compared to the previous year’s average, total road ..

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Draft Notification on Six mandatory Airbags

Union government has started the process of making six airbags mandatory from October 1, 2022. Airbags will be made mandatory for all cars being sold in India. Highlights Government issued a draft notification and asked for public comments and stakeholders’ comments on the proposed rule. This notification is a follow-up to appeal made by Union ..

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Centre to constitute National Road Safety Board

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways notified to set up a “National Road Safety Board” recently. Key Facts The National Safety Board will be responsible for promotion of road safety, innovation and adoption of new technology. It will also regulate traffic and motor vehicles. Notification also specifies provisions for the composition, eligibility for Chairman ..

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Road Transport Ministry’s scheme for ‘Good Samaritans’

Ministry of road, transport & highways launched a scheme for “Good Samaritans” on October 4, 2021. Key facts Scheme will be effective from October 15, 2021 and will run till March 31, 2026. Under the scheme, a cash award of Rs 5,000 will be provided per accident, to those saving the life of a road accident victim by ..

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