The Indian Government has said that it is considering a proposal to rename airports, a move that could ruffle feathers politically as many of the aerodromes are named after political leaders and known personalities. Commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the media, "There is a proposal to rename airports... Cabinet is considering it."
The Railways has joined hands with Switzerland for setting up a world class institute offering basic courses in tunnelling in rail and road sectors, a first in the country. The Railways is involved in some major tunnelling work in the border areas, including Tawang and Kashmir rail network.
The current requirement of tunnelling works in India is about 2,750 km. Konkan Railway Corporat
Enthused by success of two pilot projects on utilising the Head Post Offices as Passport Seva Kendra, the government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening 56 such facilities across the country.
The Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts had earlier decided to join hands to deliver passport- related services to the citizens. MEA and Department of Posts
The Indian Government has said that as many as 12,033 villages out of 18,452 un-electrified villages have been provided with power till last week and the remaining ones would be electrified by May 2018. Commenting on the issue, Union Minister Piyush Goyal told the media, “4,220 Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) projects costing Rs 1,354.60 crore have been sanctioned till January