Indian Railways will replace second class sleeper coaches with general coaches in 13 pairs of passenger trains running on different routes. The passenger trains have started operating as Covid-19 cases subsided across the country. Indian Railways is increasing the operation of passenger trains in different states in a phased manner.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Researchers have developed a novel water repellent material that can be used for real-time monitoring of human movements. The material developed is flexible, non-stretchable and environmentally friendly that can detect low strains with high sensitivity. Wearable motion sensors are used for physiological monitoring of human movement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the second phases of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation on Friday. Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 have been designed to realise the aspiration to make all cities garbage free and water secure. PM Modi […]
Indian Railways is working towards making the ICF coaches of the trains more comfortable and beautiful under its Project Utkrisht. The ICF coaches are being upgraded with modern facilities to make the passengers feel comfortable while travelling. Recently, the Bareilly-Indore/Bareilly-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express trains of the Northern Railways were designed under Project Utkrisht.
Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations to tap new business opportunities and as a ‘hedge against displacement of auto fuels’. BPCL operates only 44 EV charging stations currently but a plan to add another 1,000 charging stations means the company wants to be ready should EVs gain in […]
Union Cabinet, on Wednesday (September 29), approved the doubling of two important railway lines at a total approximate cost of Rs 2175 crores. These two railway lines are Nimach-Ratlam and Rajkot-Kanalus. The government will spend approximately Rs 1,095.88 crores for the doubling of the Nimach-Ratlam railway line while the cost of extension of the Rajkot-Kanalus […]
The Centre has extended the nationwide COVID-19 containment measures till October 31. The step has been taken in view of localised spreads of the virus in a few states and the disease continuing to be a public health challenge in the country. The home secretary said states and UTs, on a regular basis, should closely […]
Central government has allowed vaccine maker Serum Institute to enrol kids aged 7-11 years for its trial of U.S. drugmaker Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine. India has already administered more than 870 million doses to adults among its population of nearly 1.4 billion. Serum Institute is already conducting a trial of its COVID-19 vaccine Covovax, a domestically […]
The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday increased the income limit for family pension to specially abled siblings and children. Accordingly, such a child or sibling shall be eligible for a lifetime family pension if their overall income from other sources remains less than the entitled family pension rate — 30 per cent — of the […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. Under this, a unique digital health ID will be provided to the people, which will contain all the health records of the person. The pilot project of the National Digital Health Mission was announced by the PM from the ramparts of the Red […]