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Shri Piyush Goyal launches “Rail Madad” – An App to expedite &streamline passenger grievance redressal

In line with digital initiatives of Hon’ble PM, Indian Railways has for the first time completely digitized the Complaint management system. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal today launched a new App “Rail Madad” – An App to expedite &  streamline passenger grievance redressal. RPGRAMS (Railway Passenger Grievance Redressal and Management System),which has been developed by Northern Railway (Delhi Division) and comprises many novel features including ‘Rail Madad’ – a  mobile App  to register complaints by passengers through mobile phone/web.  It relays real time feedback to passengers on the status of redressal of their complaints- the passenger gets an instant ID through SMS on registration of complaint followed by a customized SMS communicating the action taken thereon by Railway. RPGRAMS integrates all the passenger complaints received from multiple modes (14 offline/online modes currently) on a single platform, analyzes them holistically and generates various types of management reports which enable the top management to continuously monitor the pace of grievance redressal as well as evaluate the performance of field units/ trains/ stations on various parameters viz cleanliness, catering, amenities etc. It also identifies weak/deficient areas and laggard trains/stations for undertaking focussed corrective actions.

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal launched a new App ‘Menu on Rails’

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal launched a new App ‘Menu on Rails’, a Mobile Application developed by IRCTC for creating awareness to the Railway Passengers for the items served to them on their Rail Journey.

Rinkesh Roy assumes additional charge as Chairman, VO Chidambaranar Port Trust

Rinkesh Roy has assumed additional charge as Chairman, VO Chidambaranar Port Trust (formerly Tuticorin Port Trust). An Indian Railway Traffic Service Officer of the 1992 batch, he was Chairman of Paradip Port Trust from December 2015.

Govt to launch ₹500-crore credit enhancement fund

The Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank will take a 10 per cent equity stake in a 500-crore credit enhancement fund that seeks to raise investments in operational and stabilised infrastructure projects, a government official has said.

Around 2 lakh 50,000 gram panchayats to be provided broadband connectivity by March next year

Communication Minister Manoj Sinha expressed hope that all the 2 lakh 50,000-gram panchayats will be provided broadband connectivity by March next year. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today on the achievements of his Ministry in the last four years, one lakh gram panchayats have been provided with hi-speed broadband connectivity under the Bharat Net Project. The scheme will make a significant improvement in the lives of rural people. The telecom sector has witnessed revolutionary changes over the last four years. be a six-fold old increase in government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and service in the country from 9,900 crore rupees between 2009-2014 to 60,000 crores between 2014 to 2019. The internet coverage increased by over 75 per cent from 251 million user to 446 million. Prime Minister’s motto of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas finds reflection in the Telecom department’s efforts to connect the unconnected through rural digital infrastructure project such as BharatNet. The department has also taken proactive steps to move the country to the forefront on the global stage in this technology driven sector.

Donald Trump And Kim Sign Agreement On Denuclearization After Historic Talks

The United States decided to provide security guarantees to North Korea, in exchange of Pyongyang’s firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. This is according to the joint document which was signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following their historic maiden talks at Singapore’s Sentosa island. Both nations commit to establishing new relations in accordance with the desire of the people of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

Ronda Rousey To Be The First Female Hall Of Famer In UFC

American fighter Ronda Rousey will become the first female MMA fighter to be inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, the UFC announced. There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey. Rousey had a 12-2 win-loss record, winning 11 of them within the first round of the fight.

World Day against Child Labour 2018 observed globally

The World Day against Child Labour was observed across the world on June 12, 2018, with an aim to raise awareness against child labor. The theme of World Day against Child Labour 2018 was ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’. There are 541 million young workers (15-24 years old) globally. They account for more than 15 percent of the world’s labor force and suffer up to a 40 percent higher rate of non-fatal occupational injuries. Over 73 million children are in hazardous work and almost half of the 152 million children aged 5 to 17 are still into child labor.

Chandra Babu Naidu inaugurates diaphragm wall pylon of Polavaram project

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu inaugurated the diaphragm wall pylon at the multipurpose irrigation project Polavaram. Addressing the small gathering here, Naidu assured that the mega irrigation venture will be completed by December 2019. Expressing satisfaction over the progress of construction, the Chief Minister said that near about 55 percent work has been completed. Taking a pot-shot at Central government Babu claimed that Rs 1000 crore has not been released by the BJP government. The TDP Chief also slammed YCR Congress party for stalling the ongoing project.

National Green Tribunal directs hill states to file report on forest fires

The National Green Tribunal directed the hill states to file a report on the steps taken by them to control recurring forest fires. The bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Jawad Rahim impleaded the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal in the case. The green tribunal issued notices to the hill states and asked them to file an affidavit stating measures taken by them with regard to National Action Plan to check forest fires, which cause considerable damage to the environment. The process has to be done within two weeks. The matter is now listed for next hearing on July 30.

Indias first national police museum to come up in New Delhi

The Union Government decided to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens’ Delhi. The unique museum, depicting the history, artifacts, uniforms and gear of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial in Chanakyapuri area of the national capital. The museum is expected to be inaugurated on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, by either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The central armed police forces (CAPFs), the central police organizations and the state police forces have been asked to collect their historical documents, items, police-related gazette notifications and unique weapons and uniforms so that it can be displayed at the museum. The items sought to be put in the first-ever national police museum will include brass insignia, ceremonial and operational head gears and uniforms, batons, belts, distinctive photographs of dog squads, mounted columns and old copies of the Indian Police Act.

 

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