#Piyush Goyal

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Koo app is available for download on Google Play store and Apple's App Store. (Photo credit: Google playstore)

  • One of the first to tweet about Koo is Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal
  • Several union ministries and departments have set up Koo accounts in past few days
  • This comes after Twitter did not comply with Centre's request to block profiles spreading misinformation

.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
Ten previous rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock over the three controversial farm laws. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The 11th round of talks between the farmer leaders and the central government were held today
  • The meeting went on for nearly five hours, with farmer leaders allegeing they were made to wait for over three hours
  • BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that their tractor rally will be held as planned on January 26

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Howrah Kalka Mail is one of the oldest rail services of India. (Photo credit: Twitter @RailMinIndia)

  • Howah Kalka Mail started running in 1866
  • Satyajit Ray wrote a novel named 'Incident on the Kalka Mail' 
  • The Centre on Tuesday also announced that Netaji's birth anniversary will be observed as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
New Delhi railway station's redevelopment is a $680 million project. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Piyush Goyal)

  • The project is seeking participation from foreign investors and developers
  • New Delhi railway station is close to Delhi's prime commercial hub and connected to Delhi Airport
  • The station sees almost 5.2 lakh passengers commuting every day

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railways minister Piyush Goyal during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The two sides were yet to discuss a legal guarantee to the Minimum Support Price
  • MSP is a key demand of the farmers 
  • The farmers continue to sit on dharna at various points along Delhi's borders

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Farmers stage a protest against the center's new farm laws outside the residence of BJP MP Sunita Duggal, in Hisar, Haryana. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Back in the seventies, the then-ruling Congress blamed “foreign hand” for every inconvenient situation
  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath has accused the Opposition of receiving foreign funds to instigate the farmers
  • Members of the ruling BJP have also blamed ‘Maoists’, those from the so-called ‘Tukde Tukde gang’ and the 'Khalistanis' for farmers' protests

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Modi is meeting union ministers at his New Delhi residence. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal has also reached PM Modi's residence
  • A fifth meeting between the Centre and farmer leaders will be held at 2 pm on Saturday
  • Farmer leaders have called for 'One-day Bharat Bandh' on December 8

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar's meeting with farmers over the new farm laws at Vigyan Bhawan. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Food Minister Piyush Goyal will be present in the meeting
  • In the last meet, Tomar said the Centre will listen to them with an open mind
  • The farmer community has expressed apprehension that the new laws are "anti-farmer"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Kulhads will now replace the plastic cups at all railway stations. (Photo Credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Kulhad is an earthen cup which is nature friendly
  • This step will be the contribution from our railways to make India plastic free again, Goyal said
  • Currently, tea is sold in kulhad at around 400 railway stations in the country