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Past articles by Jyotika:

Railways’ recruitment drive out of necessity or a political gimmick?

Timing of initiative to fill 230,000 vacancies raises several questionsIndian Railways, which has a sanctioned strength of 1,506,598, employs 1,223,622 people → Read More

Employment of Indians in Merchant Navy grows by 35% globally in 2018

A senior shipping ministry official on condition of anonymity attributed this growth to several reformsIn 2017, the shipping ministry introduced a new liberalized Continuous Discharge Certificate → Read More

Vande Bharat Express breaks down on return from Varanasi

Train 18 is completely booked and has a waiting list till February 24Vande Bharat Express is expected to start it's commercial operations tomorrow → Read More

Jupiter Group to foray into rail wagon leasing

Jupiter Group is partnering Slovakian logistic company Budamar Logistics for the new businessThe company already has an order book of 600 wagons from the private sector → Read More

Railways to hire 2.3 lakh people over next two years

In 2018, the railways initiated recruitment for 1,51,548 posts, and left 1,31,428 posts vacantAround 53,000 and 46,000 employees will retire during 2019-20 and 2020-2021 causing an additional vacancy of 99,000 employees → Read More

National highway construction hits record 31.87 km per day in December

The road ministry had fixed a construction target of around 16,420 kilometres for 2018-19 → Read More

Vinod Yadav appointed Railway Board Chairman

A post graduate in Business Administration (Technology Management) and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Yadav holds immense experience in the fields of Project Management → Read More

Coming soon: PVR, Big Bazaar at railway stations

The first of these will come up at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, where the existing railway station is being remodelled → Read More

Why Indian Railways has failed to increase non-fare revenue

The NDA govt’s ambitious NFR policy is a non-starter due to lack of direction on part of the national carrier. → Read More

Ircon’s revenue rises 15% to ₹1,818 crore in FY19’s first half

Ircon International’s CMD S.K. Chaudhary attributed the growth to faster execution of projects and quick decision making → Read More

Trucks stopped from entering Delhi for three days

Trucks will not be allowed to enter Delhi from 11pm of 8 November to 11 pm of 11 November. The move comes as Delhi’s air quality index post-Diwali dropped to 642 in the “severe plus emergency” → Read More

Amritsar train accident: A tragedy that was waiting to happen

Organizers celebrated Dussehra at Dhobi Ghat based on verbal permission from railway crossing guards in Amritsar → Read More

Reliance to decide site to build India’s first pod taxi prototype

Reliance will help SkyTran with multiple technologies to run the pod taxi, including communication technology, which is an important part of their deal → Read More

More than 50 people killed as train runs over in Amritsar amid Dusshera celebrations

Over 50 people were killed and many injured when a train ran over them in Jora Phatak near Amritsar amid Dusshera celebrations → Read More

Farakka Express train derails in Uttar Pradesh, 5 dead

Five people were killed and over 12 were injured when the New Farakka Express train derailed at Harchandpur in Uttar Pradesh at around 6.05 am on Wednesday morning → Read More

Fate of 2.37 crore railway job seekers uncertain, TCS appointment challenged in court

The PIL alleges that the railway ministry and the RRCB violated the norms and undermined the guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission by awarding the contract for conducting the computer-based recruitment test to TCS iON → Read More

Health Ministry launches Ayushman Bharat logo, warns crackdown on fake websites

Ministry of health and family welfare is conducting training of Arogya Mitras training in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation . → Read More

Railways to propose Rs 40,000 crore-Kharagpur-Vijaywada freight corridor for Budget 2019

The Indian Railways is going to propose inclusion of India’s third freight corridor between Kharagpur and Vijaywada section to be built at the cost of Rs 40,000 crore in the Budget 2019-20 → Read More

NDA gave new face to infrastructure, India growth on a fast pace

Speaking at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations after hoisting the tricolour from the Red Fort, PM Narendra Modi said the pace of development of highways has doubled in the country, while house building has increased four-fold → Read More

Railways largest recruitment exam starts today amid uncertainty of number of posts

Around 2.5 lakh applicants will appear in the first phase of the Railway board exam, which will be held today across 440 centres in 116 cities → Read More