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Book Train Tickets By SMS : No Need of Internet!

IRCTC has launched SMS based railway ticket booking. The process needs no internet connection and the  main charge for the service is the cost of the SMS service, ie Rs.6. As per the requirement, one has to register the mobile number with IRCTC as well as one’s bank. Steps for …

IRCTC Train Ticket Booking : Must Know Rules For Passenegers

Tatkal Ticket Booking Tatkal Advanced Reservation Period (ARP) Booking is not allowed before 10 AM, one day in advance. This means Tatkal e-ticket can booked one day in advance excluding the day of journey from 10.00 am onwards  either from IRCTC or from Indian Railway Reservation Counters (e.g. for a journey on 4rth, bookings would …

Priority Areas in 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017)

(Excerpts from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visionary statement at the Full Planning Commission Meeting) 12th Five Year Plan targets a faster, inclusive and sustainable growth. The target is 8.2% growth. The priority areas are the following: A rebound in the second half of the current year(2012-13) Implementation of infrastructure projects: This …

Why does India need FDI and FII?

Indian export prospects are weak and the 12th Five Year Plan projects a current account deficit of 2.9 per cent of GDP. This must be financed mainly through FDI and FII flows, so that reliance on external debt is limited. But is it easy to attract FDI and FII? To …

Government Programmes Aimed at Inclusiveness

MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee) PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) IWDP (Intergrated Wasteland Development Project) National Rural Livelihoods Mission Also see related posts: Priority Areas in 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address to the Nation : Strengthen My Hands Government’s Steps To Curb Corruption Why does …

Direct Cash Transfer to the Public – Architecture

PM D.Manmohan Singh has set up the Architecture for Cash Transfers – a move to improve targeting, reduce wastage and leakages and increase transparency. In a move to cut down wastage, duplication and leakages and enhance efficiency, the Prime Minister has given a major push to transfer individual benefits from the …

GSAT 10 Satellite Special Features

India’s heaviest Communication Satellite(3400 Kg). ISRO’s 101st space mission. Ariane-5 launch vehicle was used.(French Guyana). Carries 30 transponders as well as the GAGAN (GPS and GEO augmented navigation) system. It will provide Ku and C band relay capacity when it joins the INSAT (Indian National Satellite) system of geostationary spacecraft …

Data Portal India – National Data Portal of India

Government portal data.gov.in shares official data with the public. Data Portal India , is a platform for supporting Open Data initiative of Government of India. The portal is intended to be used by Government of Indian Ministries/ Departments to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. It …

Latest International Airports in India

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport Lucknow Lal Bhadur Shastri Airport Varanasi Tiruchirapalli Mangalore Coimbatore. Also see related posts: Indian Postal Charges Why does India need FDI and FII? Analysis of 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) Government Proposes Supply of Essential Medicines Free to People Reforms 2.0 Planned By Government India Successfully …

Reforms 2.0 Planned By Government

FDI in Pension FDI in Insurance Computerization of PDS Computerization of ICDS ( Integrated Child Development Services) Doubling Hospital Risk Allowance Competition Act Companies Act Wildlife Act Amendments Approval of Forward Contract. Also see related posts: Analysis of 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) Direct Cash Transfer to the Public – Architecture How To …

PMO statement on Sonia Gandhi’s travel expenses

PMO statement on UPA chairperson’s travel expenses is as below: Media reports quoting certain quarters about massive expenses from the Exchequer on UPA Chairperson’s Overseas visits have been brought to the notice of the Prime Minister’s Office. The reports quoting an expense of Rs. 1880 crore are untrue and misleading.The …

Government’s Steps To Curb Corruption

The Right To Information Act 2005 Proposed Steps/Bills for curbing corruption and enhancing transparency The Whistle-blowers Protection Bill The Time-bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of Grievances Bill(Citizens Charter Bill). Electronic Delivery of Services Bill. National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy. Initiative to facilitate direct cash transfer of government benefits to public …

RailRadar – Know The Current Location of Trains in Google Map

Railradar! One of the awesome examples of technology advancements in India! The current geographical location of any train is now available on a Google Map. Thanks to the service the RailRadar – a collaboration by Indian Railways in the site trainenquiry.com. National Train Inquiry System – Finding Status of a Train The National Train Inquiry System already allows to …

Indian Railway launches SIMRAN to monitor train movement.

Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN) is a Rs.100 crore project launched by Indian Railways partnered with IIT-Kanpur. This facilitates the passengers to know the exact position of the running train by just sending a SMS through mobile phones. SIMRAN uses Global Positioning System(GPS) to track the exact position and …

Railway Codes

PNR Status : Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning

PNR Status – Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning :  Abbreviations and symbols in Indian Railway PNR status leaves many passengers confused. For common symbols like RAC which stands for Reservation Against Cancellation – it might be easy. But not for symbols like PQWL –  for everyone. Just decoding the abbreviations won’t …