Gati Shakti master plan: DPIIT to monitor, implement infra projects

What is the news?  The government has recently said that the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) would become the nodal agency for monitoring and implementation of all infrastructure projects under PM GATI SHAKTI PLAN.  In line with the Gati Shakti plan, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finalised a blueprint for setting up multi-modal logistics… Continue reading Gati Shakti master plan: DPIIT to monitor, implement infra projects

Road accidents can be reduced

Synopsis: India road accident status highlights the importance of road safety in India.  Introduction Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways decided to award Good Samaritans who save the lives of road accident victims with the cash prize. Read more: Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to… Continue reading Road accidents can be reduced

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle

What is the news? Recently, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued Guidelines for the Scheme for grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved the life of a victim from a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle. Who is a Good Samaritan? A Good Samaritan is a person… Continue reading Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle

Online system for aviation safety

What is the news? The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has introduced a Web-based system on the eGCA platform for voluntary reporting of incidents that pose a potential threat to flight safety. About the Voluntary Safety Reporting System So far, the Voluntary Safety Reporting System is available on e-mail and postal mode. Now, the… Continue reading Online system for aviation safety

The aftermath of delayed central infra projects

What is the news? According  to  the  Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) – As many  as 470 central sector projects have witnessed a combined  cost overrun  of  ₹4.37  trillion. – 560  projects have an average time overrun of 46.94 months. Why are the projects delayed? The following factors have resulted in delays: –… Continue reading The aftermath of delayed central infra projects

Forgotten Vista: Beyond History And Archaeology

Synopsis: This article explains the various methods to make National Museum more public engaging. Introduction The government’s Central Vista project plans to increase the size of the Parliament, placement of buildings for military personnel, and additions to the bureaucracy to cater the present and future India’s needs. Similarly, the Central Vista project will also shift… Continue reading Forgotten Vista: Beyond History And Archaeology

Health, infra and fiscal stimulus will act as our economic panacea

Synopsis: Health, infra and fiscal stimulus are at the core of the government’s economic revival strategy as they hold significant potential to propel growth. Introduction The covid pandemic and subsequent restrictions, led to never-before economic turmoil of unprecedented proportions, sending most business plans and strategies into near chaos. Hence, the right public policies and a… Continue reading Health, infra and fiscal stimulus will act as our economic panacea

Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

What is the News? China has completed a Lhasa-Nagqu section of the Beijing-Lhasa expressway. What is Beijing–Lhasa Expressway? Beijing–Lhasa Expressway is part of the Chinese national expressway network. It is planned to connect China’s capital Beijing to the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa. It also connects China’s Central Theatre Command with the Western… Continue reading Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

Minister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

What is the News? The Minister of Railways has launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana. What is Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana? Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a skill development programme launched under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY). Aim: To provide training skills to the youth in various trades, with a special focus on… Continue reading Minister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB

What is the News? National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) has released a report titled ‘Crime in India’ Report, 2020. The report has talked about road accidents in India. Read more: Crime in India Report, 2020 What are the Key Findings of the Report on Road Accidents? Road Accidents in 2020: India has recorded 1.20 lakh cases… Continue reading 1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB