Current Affairs for Railway Exams


World Bank and Indian Railways will create Railway Development Fund:

The World Bank and the Indian Railways will work together to create a Railway Development Fund that will partly finance the $142 billion investment plans for the core infrastructure sector announced by the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Our idea is to get part of this plan funded by multilateral bodies and the World Bank, that has global experience and access to technology, is a good partner,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after a meeting with senior officials of the World Bank. He said the size and nature of the fund was still under discussion and a formal announcement would follow soon.


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved Patna Metro Rail project :

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved much anticipated Patna Metro Rail project's proposal. The state government will now send the proposal for the union government's clearance. The proposal for the metro rail project was approved at a meeting, which was called to review the performance of the state urban development department at Patna. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail project will be presented to the state cabinet for approval soon.

E-enabled Track Management System:

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 11 January 2016 inaugurated implementation of E-enabled Track Management System (TMS) and Mobile Application of TMS on Indian Railway at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi.

Self Help Group will provide Food in Train :

Passengers travelling in trains will now have the option of enjoying food prepared by some women’s self help groups as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to tie up with them to enhance its e-catering portfolio. The empanelled SHGs will be displayed on e-catering websites with their menu and prices.

#Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have tied up with which company to offer an additional payment gateway for food ordered through its e-catering facility? – Paytm

#Name the French transportation equipment maker which rolled out the first set of railway coaches for the Kochi Metro project from its facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh. – Alstom

#Which railway zone has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone? - South Western Railways (SWR) Zone

#Which railway zone has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone? - South Western Railways (SWR) Zone

#Ministry of Railway launched Knowledge portal.

# Google to set up WI-Fi at 500 Indian Railway Stations.

# Indian Railways has fitted and tested new Hybrid Vacuum toilet in Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express.

# West Central Railway Zone has become the first zone to eliminate all unmanned level crossings.

# Appointment: S. Mookerjee - Financial Commissioner (FC), Railways

#The government flagged off the ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’ train from Delhi, as part of its initiative to sensitize the masses, especially children and the youth, about the issue of climate change, in the run-up to the global climate summit in Paris slated for December. The Science Express is a joint initiative of the__________?
1) Ministry of environment, forest, and climate change (MoEFCC)
2) The Ministry of Railways
3) The Ministry of Science and Technology
4) All of the above

5) None of these

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