Road accidents: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NCRB report on Road Accident

Published: September 3, 2020

In September 2020, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released the annual report on Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) for the year 2019. Key highlights According to the report, road crash deaths in the country have increased by 1.3 per cent to 1,54,732 from 1,52,780. Road traffic injuries constitute the 8th leading ..

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Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

Published: June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring ..

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Motor Vehicles Act: 10% reduction of road accidents in 5 months

Published: March 16, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the Minister of Transport Nithin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha that there has been 10% decrease in road accidents since the passage of Motors Vehicles Act. Highlights During the Question Hour, the minister replied that India has pledged to reduce 50% of accidents in 5 years. Also, India signed the World Safety ..

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India attends 3rd Global Conference on Road Safety held in collaboration with WHO, World Bank

Published: February 18, 2020

On February 17, 2020, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari represented India at the 3rd global Conference on Road Safety. The Conference aimed at achieving Global Goals 2030. It was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Highlights The conference was held in collaboration with WHO and World Bank. The conference aims at renewing the ..

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Annual Report on Road Accidents in India released

Published: November 21, 2019

On November 20, 2019, the Ministry of road transport and highways released a report on “Road Accidents in India, 2018”. According to the report, around 1,51,417 deaths occurred in India due to road accidents in 2018. It pointed out that road environment, human errors and vehicle conditions were the major reasons for road accidents. Highlights ..

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