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Railways Plans to Equip All Trains With Bio-Toilets by December 2018



New Delhi: Despite the extensive foray of airways with more affordable travel options in the country, Indian Railways continues to be hailed as the national transporter for obvious reasons.

Almost every person in the country can corroborate to the fact that they have travelled in the railways at least once in their lifetime. Catering to the travel needs of an economy as large as India’s, which alone comprises 17.74 per cent of the total world population, management and maintenance of rail infrastructure is a mammoth task in itself.The Ministry of Railways has advanced the target for 100 percent completion of installing Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018.

The decision was announced at event titled, "Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility" at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on Tuesday.

Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railways, who is on official tour to Germany, presented the quintessential role of Indian Railways in promoting sustainable mobility.

Gupta also emphasized particularly on the innovative steps taken by Indian Railways by way of bio-toilets for having an open discharge free in line with mission of "Swachh Bharat" and an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Two sessions were organized as a part of this side event. The first session highlighted efforts of Indian Railways towards a low carbon pathway and the second was dedicated to overall sustainable mobility initiatives in Indian transport sector.

The event was attended by nearly 50 national and international participants including eminent speakers, policy makers, industry representatives.

The event started with an Audio-Visual film on Indian Railways showcasing key low carbon transport initiatives being taken by Indian Railways such as Electrification, Energy Efficiency initiatives, renewable energy deployment etc.

Gandhi Jayanti: KVIC hands over 'wooden charkha' to India's High Commission in Uganda



Ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has handed over a 'wooden charkha' to India's High Commission in Kampala in Uganda as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's significant work in Africa.

KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena and Chief Executive Officer BH Anil Kumar handed over the 'charkha' to the high commission representative.

The 'charkha', which weighs around 25 kilogrammes with the acrylic box packing, is made of high-quality teak wood and 3.6 feet long, 1 foot 11 inch tall and 1.5 feet wide.

The Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter to congratulate the young archer. 

5-year-old Chrukuri Dolly Shivani made two records in archery on Sunday and secured a place in the India Book of Records and the Asian Book of RecordsIn her first attempt, the girl shot 103 arrows at a target placed 10 metres away in just eleven minutes and nineteen seconds. In her second, she shot 36 arrows at a target placed twenty metres away in five minutes and eight seconds. Her total scored rounded to an applause-worthy 290 points out of 360.


Indian Railways launches new train services from Bhubaneswar and Bhopal



The Indian Railways on Thursday launched two train services from Bhubaneswar and Bhopal to cater to growing demand of passengers from the region.The weekly 'Humsafar Express' was pressed into service from Bhubaneswar for Krishnarajapuram and daily 'Intercity Express' was launched between Bhopal and Khajuraho by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through videoconferencing in Delhi.A foundation stone of mechanised laundry was also laid at Bhubaneswar, while WiFi services were made operational at Sambalpur and Vizianagaram stations.

Microsoft will now PAY you to switch from Google to Bing - here's how the deal works



from today will start paying people in the UK to use Bing instead of for all of their search needs.
The Microsoft Rewards programme was previously only available in the US, and offers points for every Bing search you do.
These points can then be used to cash in on different rewards - such as Xbox digital gift cards, Groove Music passes and Skype credits.
Microsoft have also partnered with a number of charities to let you donate these points instead.

Women commandoes in Indian Army : Army Chief Gen Rawat


Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the process is moving fast and initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries.

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the process is moving fast and initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.

Dangal earns record₹1000 crore in China

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has created an unrepresented landmark in China by becoming the 33rd film in Chinese cinema history to cross one billion Yuan Renminbi. The revenue in Indian currency amounts to about Rs 1,000 crore.

According to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China, “Dangal’s gross earnings it joining the exclusive club of just 32 films in China cinema history.”

Government's decision to set up 10 atomic power plants to generate 33400 jobs, Rs 70000-crore opportunity



Seeking to ramp up India's domestic nuclear power production, the Union cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to indigenously build 10 atomic reactors, the largest ever approval granted for such facilities in one go.This marks India's biggest expansion in nuclear power capacity, currently at 6,780 mw, and will be a flagship Make in India project, the government said. Another 6,700 mw of projects under construction will be ready by 2022, enewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal told reporters

Nokia 3310 available from May 18 in India at price of Rs 3310



Available from May 18 in India at price of Rs 3310. Available in four colours: Red, Yellow, Dark Blue and Grey.

Income Tax dept. simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar


The Income Tax Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar.
Taxpayers can go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane-> Link Aadhaar, provide PAN, Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.

Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhar as their names did not match in both systems, the department has come out with a simple solution now.

Social Entrepreneurs To Benefit From Swachh Bharat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi



Entrepreneurship has been inherent part of Indian system. said Prime Minister Narendra ModiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said social entrepreneurs can benefit from Swachh Bharat programme as it has huge business element, while stressing on the need to convert waste into wealth.