#Indian Railways

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RailTel provides free, high-speed WiFi services across more than 5,670 railway stations across India. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • RailTel Corporation of India Ltd's IPO will be the seventh of the year 2021
  • The IPO will open on February 16 and close on February 18
  • The company will offer a total of 871,53,369 shares at Rs 93-94 per share

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A passenger takes a selfie inside an air-conditioned local train of the Central Railways at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Railtel will launch its initial public offering on February 16
  • The IPO will close on February 18
  • The price band for the public issue has been set at Rs 93-94 per share.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The government had proposed to build 910 km of Metro projects of various kinds across India. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • 702 km of metro rail is already in operation while 1,016 km is at work, Sitharaman said
  • A 'Metro Neo' corridor is a no-frills, low-cost urban transit system
  • Cities like Nashik in Maharashtra and Warangal in Telangana have been pitched for Metro Neo systems

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The suburban train services were suspended in Mumbai on March 22 last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Ticket counter and all authorised entry/exit points have been opened
  • 'There is more deployment of security force at crowd- sensitive stations,' a railway official said
  • Fines will be collected from those who violate the COVID-19 prevention norms

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Railways faced a huge loss in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credits: UnSplash)

  • Rs. 1,10, 055 crore has been allocated, of which 1,07,700  crore is for capital expenditure
  • Western dedicated freight corridor and Eastern dedicated freight corridor will be commissioned by June 2022
  • 100% electrification of broad-gauge rail routes will be done by December 2023

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Rail minister Piyush Goyal stated that the announcement came based on the Maharashtra government's previous announcement earlier on Friday. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Local train services in Mumbai have been disrupted owing to the coronavirus pandemic since March, 2020
  • There would be three transportation slots available throughout the day
  • Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has advised all citizens to follow necessary precautions

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
After the IPO, the government's shareholding in the IRFC will be coming down to 86.4% from 100%. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The shares opened at a price of Rs 24.90 in National Stock Exchange
  • In Bombay Stock Exchange, the share opened at Rs 25, having a fall of 5.8% from the original issue price of Rs 26
  • The IRFC was established in 1986 and is a public-sector, central government-owned arm of the Indian Railways

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (C) arrives at the Parliament to the 2020-21 union Budget, in New Delhi on February 1, 2020. (AFP File Photo)

  • The Union Budget is presented by Finance Minister
  • Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1 in Parliament
  • The decided budget will take effect in India from April 1

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with MoS for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur during 'Halwa' ceremony to mark the commencement of final stage of Union Budget 2021-22 in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A Union Budget is a comprehensive report of the finances of the government
  • The Union Budget presented by the government is a form of 'Annual Financial Statement'
  • A Capital Budget consists of all receipts and payments of the government

The train underwent its inaugural run on January 19, 2019. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Rajdhani Express, the country's first train to run on the push-pull technology, will be running daily from today
  • The train used to run biweekly from Mumbai to New Delhi
  •  The train helped in boosting PM Modi's 'Mission Raftaar'