[PDF] Indian Railway current affairs one-liners with major key points 2022

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Indian Railway Current Affairs
Indian Railway Current Affairs

Indian Railway Current Affairs is an important topic of almost all competitive exams, particularly RRB NTPC and SSC exams. Here we have provided important Indian Railway Current Affairs in question answer formats.

Indian Railway current affairs January to April 2022

☛ Who is the new chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railway Board?
Answer: V K Tripathi

Plan Bee launched by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) had won Best Innovation Awards by Indian Railways. Plan Bee was to keep which wild animal away from the tracks?
• Answer: Elephants.

◘ About Plan Bee
The plan installs a unique electronic device along the railway tracks. These devices create the buzzing sounds of swarming bees. Elephants get annoyed with the buzzing sound of bees and they try to stay away from the source of the sound. Thus, by creating the buzzing sound, the device keeps the elephants away from the railway track. The sound produced by the device is audible from a distance of 400 metres.

☛ Which Shipyard has built first electric boat for Kochi Metro Rail Ltd?
• Answer: Cochin Shipyard Limited

Key points about the electric boat

• The battery-powered water metro boat can carry 100 passengers.

• Total 23 boats being built by the Cochin Shipyard for the 747-crore rupee Kochi Water Metro project.

• Kochi Water Metro system will have 78 ferries, linking 38 terminals spread over 76 route kilometres.

• KMRL said it was for the first time in the world a centrally controlled integrated water transport system with a large fleet is powered by the battery.

☛ Which Railway zone has launched ‘Mission Amaanat’ for passengers to find out lost belongings?
Answer: Western Railway Zone

◘ Key Points about the ‘Mission Amaanat’

• The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railways zone of Indian Railways has launched a new initiative called “Mission Amanat” to make it easier for railway passengers to get back their lost luggage.

• Under Mission Amanat, the details of lost luggage and belongings along with photos will be uploaded on the official website of the zonal railway, https://wr.indianrailways.gov.in/.

• This will help the passengers in tracking and getting back their lost belongings as well as ensure the safety and security of passengers and their luggage and belongings.

☛ Which railway station has been renamed as Ekta Nagar railway station?
• Answer: Kevadia Railway Station

◘ Key Points Kevadiya railway station

Kevadiya railway station located in the Narmada district of Gujarat.

• It is the nearest railway station from the Statue of Unity, which is famous for the world’s tallest statue.

• The station code of Kevadiya ‘ KDYC’ will be further changed for Ekta Nagar railway station as ‘EKNR’ and the numerical code of the station will be 08224620.

☛ Indian railways decides to redesignate post of ‘Train Guard’ to what?
• Answer: Train Manager

☛ Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla inaugurated the revamped Sogaria railway station. The station belongs to which state?
• Answer: Rajasthan

◘ Key Points about Sogaria railway station

• The redeveloped Sogaria railway station, well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

• The station will be decorated with Rajasthani art.

• It is an important railway station of the West Central Railway zone.

• Sogaria is located near the city of Kota, Rajasthan.
• Sogaria railway station has been redeveloped by the national transporter and Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL).

• The aim is to imbibe the wonderful beauty of cultural heritage and local arts with state-of-the-art facilities.

• The beautiful façade of this newly redeveloped station showcases Rajasthani art and cultural heritage.

The Silver Line Project has been in news for protests in Kerala. What is this project related to?
• Answer: Railway

◘ Key points about Silver Line Project
• The Silver Line is a proposed high-speed rail line project in Kerala, India.

• It would connect Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city, and Kasaragod of Kerala state.

• It will have an operating speed of 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph).

• Earlier, it used to take about 10 to 12 hours to reach Kasargod from Thiruvananthapuram.However, with this high speed rail project it reduces the time from 6 to 8 hours It takes only 4 hours to reach Kasargod from Thiruvananthapuram.

• Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Chengannur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod will be the stations in this corridor.

☛ Which railway zone recently flagged off the 1000th trip of Kisan Rail?
• Answer: Central Railway zone

◘ Key points about Kisan Rail
• Indian Railways is running the Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish.

• The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in farm sector by connecting production centers to markets and consumption centers.

•Main crops/farm-produce transported via Kisan Rail train include oranges, onion, potato, banana, mango, tomato, pomegranate, custard apple, capsicum, chikoo, carrot, etc

☛ The Indian railway’s first ‘Gati Shakti’ cargo terminal was commissioned in which division of Eastern railway?
• Answer: Asansol

◘ Key points about Gati Shakti’ cargo terminal
• Ministry of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, informed that the government will set up 100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal in the next three financial years i.e. 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25.

☛ Which city is going to be the first station to be ready for India’s first Bullet Train?
• Answer: Surat

Key points about India’s first bullet train
• Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR corridor) is an under-construction high-speed rail line.

• The rail corridor connects India’s economic hub Mumbai with the city of Ahmedabad.

• Construction of the Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR corridor) was expected to begin by April 2020.

•The project was initially expected to be completed by December 2023 But due to problems with land acquisition, the completion date has been pushed to October 2028.

• The stretch of 50 km (31 mi) from Surat to Bilimora is expected to be completed by 2026.

☛ The Union Budget for 2022-23 has announced how many new energy-efficient Vande Bharat trains will be introduced in three years?
• Answer: A. 400

◘ About Vande Bharat Express
• The Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18.

• It is an Indian semi-high-speed, intercity, EMU train which is operated by the Indian Railways.

• As of March 2022, the Indian Railways operates Vande Bharat express only on two prominent routes one from New Delhi (NDLS) to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) and the other from New Delhi (NDLS) to Varanasi (BSB).

• It was designed and manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur, Chennai under the Indian government’s Make in India initiative, over a span of 18 months.

• It is designed to be capable of running at a maximum speed of 200 km/h (120 mph).

☛ National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) recently unveiled coaches that are to be part of India’s first rapid rail. This rail will run on which corridor?
• Answer: Delhi- Meerut

☛ The first Janshatabdi express train connecting the state of Manipur with Tripura via Assam was flagged off by whom?
Answer: Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaisnaw

Sri Lanka launched a luxury train service connecting the Jaffna district to its capital Colombo with the help of a Line of Credit offered by which country?
• Answer: India

◘ About the luxury train service Project
• The service was launched between Mount Lavinia (Colombo) and Kankesanthurai (Jaffna).

• India provided AC DMUs, that fully Air Conditioned Diesel Multiple Units for the project.

• The train service facilitates people – to – people exchange and also lays emphasis on beneficial cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

☛ Indian Railway’s first solar plant is commissioned at Bina in which state?
• Answer: Madhya Pradesh

☛ Indian Railways recently carried out the trial of an indigenously developed technology that can prevent two trains from colliding. What name has been given to the technology?
• Answer: Kavach

Which railway station would be the first station in the East Coast Railway to implement the ‘One Station One Product’ scheme?
Answer: Vishakhapatnam

☛ The longest tunnel of Indian Railways T-49 recently in news is a part of which rail link?
• Answer: Udhampur –Srinagar- Baramulla

☛ As per a contract which country’s railways will procure 420 broad-gauge wagons from India?
• Answer: Bangladesh

☛ Which establishment bagged the ICAI Award for excellence in financial reporting for 2020-21 in Public Sector Entities category?
• Answer: Rail Tel

☛ Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a 14.5 km long rail-cum-road-bridge over the Ganga river in which state?
Answer: Bihar

☛ Which ministry has set up a permanent coordination committee to prevent the deaths of elephants on railway tracks?
Answer: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

☛ Who has assumed the charge of the new managing director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)?
Answer: Vikas Kumar

☛ Recently, the Rail service was inaugurated between India and Nepal. The train will operate from which place in Bihar to Kurtha in Janakapur (Nepal)?
Answer: Jaynagar

☛ Recently, the South-Central Railway (SCR) has launched which campaign at six main stations across its six divisions?
Answer: One station one product

◘ Key Points about “One Station, One Product”
• The SCR’s “One Station, One Product” intends to develop railway stations into sales and promotional centers for the indigenous and local products.

• As part of the new initiative, SCR in-charge General Manager Arun Kumar Jain has set up stalls at Secunderabad Station.

• In addition to Vijayawada, Guntur, and Aurangabad, stalls have been set up in Kacheguda.

• The government announced the new scheme in the General Budget for 2022-23, and it is presently being tested in Tirupati.

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