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Electrification of Railway Lines

Total Broad Gauge (BG) Route kilometer (RKM) Indian Railways (including Konkan Railway) is 63,631. As on 01.04.2020, 39,866 RKM have been electrified. Zone wise length of Rail line yet to be electrified are as under: Zonal Railways Total BG RKM Electrified RKM Balance RKM As on 01.04.2020 Central 3853 2928 ... Read More »

Special Trains for Passengers

Train services were started in phases as special trains- (i) 15 pairs of Rajdhani specials were introduced with effect from 12/05/2020. (ii) 100 pairs of special trains were introduced with effect from 01/06/2020. (iii) 43 pairs of special trains were started from 12/09/2020. (iv) 705 Suburban services (Central Railway-355 & ... Read More »

Impact of Lockdown

India’s overall export (merchandise plus services) has declined by 25.42% during the period April-June, 2020 as compared to the corresponding period of previous year. The latest merchandise exports show a recovery, with export decline reducing to (-)12.66% in August,2020. With the gradual opening up of the economy after the nation-wide ... Read More »

Impact of Corona on Sezs

A comparative statement in respect of merchandise exports from SEZs during the period of April to August, is as under:   Merchandise exports (April-August, 2020) Merchandise exports during the corresponding period of previous year (April – August, 2019) Rs. 81,481 Crores Rs. 1,30,129 Crores   However, Services exports has shown ... Read More »

Port Blair Airport to have new Terminal Building

Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is soon going to have a new terminal building. The airport currently handles 18 lakh passengers annually. Considering the surge in the passenger traffic, Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work for construction of New Integrated Terminal Building at a cost of Rs. ... Read More »

India’s Registers the Highest Single day Recoveries

India continues to record a spate of very high recoveries. India logged in the highest number of single day recoveries in the last 24 hours. 82,961 COVID patients were cured and discharged from home/facility isolation and hospitals, steeply pushing the Recovery Rate to 78.53%. The 7-day moving average of the Recoveries shows a ... Read More »

Union Power Ministry in a historic pro-consumer move drafts Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020; invites suggestions/comments by 30th September

Union Power Ministry has drafted Rules providing for Rights of Electricity Consumers for the First Time. Electricity Consumers are the most important stakeholders in the power sector. The sector exists because of them. Having provided access to electricity to all citizens, it is now important to focus on consumer satisfaction. ... Read More »

Highest earning Bollywood Actresses on Instagram

Being a Bollywood actress is one of the most daunting and at the same time, rewarding careers in India. Apart from their films and endorsements, actresses also make a ton of money of social media. Platforms like Instagram have opened up various income streams for both actors and actresses. In ... Read More »

Allocation of funds to States under ANBP and PMGKP

The Government has made a provision of Rs. 40,000 crore under MGNREGA Scheme through Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package (ANBP) to provide employment to the needy workers, in addition to allocation of Rs. 61,500 crore under MGNREGA for Financial Year 2020-21. This was stated by Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of ... Read More »

Postage Stamp released on A-SAT: India’s First Anti Satellite Missile

A Customized My Stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by Department of Posts on the occasion of Engineers Day today in the august presence of AjitDoval, National Security Advisor (NSA). On the direction of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) ... Read More »

Union HM Amit Shah expresses gratitude to the PM Modi on inauguration and foundation stone laying of seven urban infrastructure projects worth Rs. 541 crores in Bihar

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the inauguration and foundation stone laying of urban infrastructure projects worth Rs. 541 crores in Bihar. Union Home Minister, in a tweet, said, “Since 2014, Modi government is dedicatedly working towards the welfare of the people ... Read More »

Yoga in Helping Recovery of COVID-19 Patients

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), has undertaken a research project to verify the efficacy of Yoga in facilitating early recovery of COVID – 19 patients in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Rishikesh and RML Hospital, Delhi. Due to stringent ... Read More »

Government is encouraging Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to manage municipal solid waste in scientific manner including processing waste to-compost and other process

The Government is encouraging Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to manage municipal solid waste in scientific manner including processing waste –to-compost and other process.  The Government has introduced a policy on promotion of City Compost wherein a Market Development Assistance (MDA) of Rs. 1500/- MT in the form of subsidy has ... Read More »

Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The foundation stone for setting-up of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Assam was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji on 26th May, 2017. Out of total 587 acres total land, 45 acres area is developed for academic-cum-residential campus, the status of which is as under:   Civil works on 45 ... Read More »

Funding in Agricultural Research

The public money spent on agricultural research and education to total of agricultural gross domestic product in India was 0.67% during 2017-18 at current prices. The public spending on agriculture is subject to availability of funding with the Government. The public expenditure on agricultural Research and Examination has increased over ... Read More »