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Railway Current Affairs

Railway Latest News/Highlights

Indian Railway Current Affairs Recent Updates Highlights In English:

  • Union Cabinet approves establishing India’s first National Rail and Transportation University.
  • Passengers can now book Rail Tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM App Payment System
  • Railways Ministry launches comprehensive training programme ‘Project Saksham’
  • Indian Railways to get its first set of solar plants
  • Service charge exemption on train e-tickets extended till March 2018
  • Indian Railways to work with ISRO to devise safety mechanisms for rail network
  • Government announces key Decisions for transforming Indian Railway
  • Ashwani Lohani appointed as Chairman of Railway Board
  • Suresh Prabhu: MAHSR sanctioned for implementation with financial assistance from Japan
  • IRCTC to install 1100 water vending machines at 450 stations
  • Railways Minister dedicates country’s first solar powered DEMU train to nation
  • Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station
  • Railway Minister inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations
  • Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund
  • Union Cabinet approves cooperation between Indian and Japan on Railway Safety
  • B N Mohapatra takes over as Financial Commissioner of Railways
  • Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry released

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Railway Current Affairs/News Highlights In Hindi

  • ‘स्वर्ण परियोजना’ के तहत यात्री सुविधाओं से लैस भारतीय रेलवे की नई ट्रेन आरंभ
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  • दिल्ली-मुंबई रूट पर विशेष राजधानी ट्रेन आरंभ की गयी
  • रेलों की गति बढ़ाने हेतु भारत और जर्मन रेलवे ने संयुक्त घोषणा पत्र पर हस्ताक्षर किए
  • ट्रेन ई-टिकट पर मार्च 2018 तक सर्विस चार्ज नहीं: रेलवे
  • रेल मंत्री पीयूष गोयल ने भारतीय रेलवे में व्यापक बदलाव हेतु महत्वपूर्ण निर्णयों की घोषणा की
  • पर्यटन मंत्रालय द्वारा वित्तपोषित दूसरा विस्टाडोम कोच रेलवे में शामिल
  • भारत को पहला उच्च क्षमता वाला रेल इंजन प्राप्त हुआ
  • भारतीय रेलवे ने एम-आधार को पहचान पत्र का दर्जा प्रदान किया
  • भारतीय रेलवे ने स्विट्जरलैंड के साथ दो समझौता ज्ञापनों पर हस्ताक्षर किए
  • भारतीय रेल ने यात्री सुविधाओं हेतु सारथी एप लॉन्च किया
  • केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने वड़ोदरा में भारत के पहले राष्ट्रीय रेल तथा परिवहन विश्वविद्यालय की स्थापना को मंजूरी दी
  • लेह में विश्व के सबसे ऊंचे रेल ट्रैक के निर्माण के लिए सर्वेक्षण शुरू
  • नीति आयोग ने दिल्ली से हावड़ा और मुंबई रूट पर ट्रेन की 160 किमी की रफ्तार को स्वीकृति दी
  • हबीबगंज रेलवे स्टेशन भारत का पहला निजी रेलवे स्टेशन बना
  • भारतीय रेलवे निर्भया फंड के तहत 900 से अधिक रेलवे स्टेशनों पर सीसीटीवी कैमरे लगाएगा

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GK Questions Answers for Indian Railways Exams

Question-1) When was the first train steamed off in India?

  1. 1848
  2. 1853
  3. 1875
  4. 1880

Answer (2)

Question-2) Which of the following is the headquarters of the newly established railway zone ‘East Coast Railways’?

  1. Vishakhapattnam
  2. Kolkata
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Bhubaneswar

Answer (4)

Question-3) Which train in India has the longest route length?

  1. Howrah – Jammu Tawi Himgiri Express
  2. Kanyakumari – Jammu Tawi Himsagar Express
  3. Kanyakumari – Dibrugarh Vivek Express
  4. Guwahati-Thiruvanthapuram Express

Answer (3)

Question-4) Where is the Railway Staff College located?

  1. Pune
  2. Delhi
  3. Vadodara
  4. Allahabad

Answer (3)

Question-5) On which of the following is the longest railway bridge in India located?

  1. River Ganges
  2. Vembanad Lake
  3. River Brahmaputra
  4. Chilka Lake

Answer (2)

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Question-6) In which of the following cities are located 3 zonal headquarters of Indian Railways?

  1. Guwahati
  2. Mumbai
  3. New Delhi
  4. Kolkata

Answer (4)

Question-7) Who of the following is known for having designed the first railway timetables?

  1. George Bradman
  2. George Bernard Shaw
  3. George Bradshaw
  4. George Brummel

Answer (3)

Question-8) Which of the following is the largest railway junction in India?

  1. Delhi
  2. Bhatinda
  3. Mathura
  4. Allahabad

Answer (3)

Question-9) Which of the following is the eastern-most division of the Indian Railways?

  1. Tinsukia
  2. Lumding
  3. Rangiya
  4. Katihar

Answer (1)

Question-10) Over which of the following rivers is the world’s highest railway bridge in Kashmir being constructed?

  1. Chenab
  2. Jhelum
  3. Sutlej
  4. Indus

Answer (1)

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Question-11) What is the rank of India in the world in terms of length of railroad network?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

Answer (4)

Question-12) Which of the following ran the first train from Bori Bunder to Thane in 1853?

  1. Bombay Baroda Railway
  2. The Scindia Railway
  3. Central India Railway
  4. Great Indian Peninsula Railway

Answer (4)

Question-13) The Maitree Express connects India with which of the following countries?

  1. Myanmar
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Nepal

Answer (3)

Question-14) Which of the following is the largest zone in terms of route kilometers?

  1. Western Railways
  2. Eastern Railways
  3. Northern Railways
  4. Southern Railways

Answer (3)

Question-15) Which of the following is the largest marshalling yard in India (also the longest in Asia)?

  1. Mughalsarai
  2. Mathura
  3. Itarasi
  4. Guntakal

Answer (1)

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Question-16) Through which of the following group of states does the Konkan Railways run?

  1. Maharashtra – Karnataka – Andhra Pradesh – Kerala
  2. Maharashtra – Karnataka – Goa – Kerala
  3. Maharashtra – Karnataka – Kerala – Tamil Nadu
  4. Karnataka – Goa – Kerala – Tamil Nadu

Answer (2)

Question-17) Which of the following zonal headquarters – city combination is incorrect?

  1. South East Central – Bilaspur
  2. North Western – Jodhpur
  3. East Central – Hajipur
  4. West Central – Jabalpur

Answer (2)

Question-18) Which of the following zones administers the Matheran Hill Railway?

  1. Konkan Railways
  2. Western Railways
  3. Central Railways
  4. Southern Railways

Answer (3)

Question-19) In which city is the Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) being set up as announced in the Railway Budget 2013?

  1. Secunderabad
  2. Lucknow
  3. Rae Barelly
  4. Gurgaon

Answer (1)

Question-20) In which of the following cities is the National Rail Museum located?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Chennai

Answer (2)

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Question-21): Headquarters of North -Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR) is located at

  1. Calcutta
  2. Maligaon (Guwahati)
  3. Chennai
  4. Gorakhpur

Answer: 2

Question-22) North-Eastern frontier Railway (NEFR) established in which year ?

  1. 15th Jan, 1958
  2. 13th June, 1956
  3. 22nd Jan, 1959
  4. 14th August, 1962

Answer: 1

Question-23) In which of the following cities, the first sub-way train was started?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Calcutta
  4. Chennai

Answer: 3

Question-24) Recently who has inaugurated a two-day national level conference on disaster management?

  1. Venkaiah Naidu
  2. Narendra Singh Tomar
  3. Raj Nath Singh
  4. Thawar Chand Gehlot

Answer: 3

Question-25) Which headquarters of Northern Railway is at

  1. New Delhi
  2. Guwahati
  3. Gorakhpur
  4. Mumbai (V.T)

Answer: 1

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Question-26) Which Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station?

  1. Habibganj Railway Station
  2. Srinagar Railway Station
  3. Dharamsala Railway Station
  4. Varanasi Railway Station

Answer: 1

Question-27) The headquarters of South-Central Railways is situated at

  1. Mumbai (V.T)
  2. Chennai
  3. Secundrabad
  4. Mumbai (Central)

Answer: 3

Question-28) In which state government to implement India’s first Rural LED street lighting project?

  1. Assam
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Uttarakhand

Answer: 2

Question-29) The headquarters of South Railways is situated at

  1. Calcutta
  2. Chennai
  3. Delhi
  4. Mumbai

Answer: 2

Question-30) General Manger is responsible for which department?

  1. Railway Board
  2. Railway Ministry
  3. Both railway Board and Railway Ministry
  4. None of these

Answer: 1

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Question-31) Shatabdi Express train introduced in which year?

  1. 1984
  2. 1988
  3. 1990
  4. 1985

Answer: 2

Question-32) On which day United Nation observes 2017 Russian Language Day?

  1. 8 June
  2. 7 June
  3. 6 June
  4. 5 June

Answer: 3

Question-33) First underground railway (Metro Railway) started in which year?

  1. 1982
  2. 1989
  3. 1984
  4. 1992

Answer: 3

Question-34) The railway station situated in the extreme south is

  1. Chennai
  2. Cochin
  3. Kanyakumari
  4. Trivandrum

Answer: 3

Question-35) Narendra Modi government is planning to replace UGC and AICTE with

  1. HEERA
  2. IEERA
  3. ERA
  4. UCTE

Answer: 1

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Question-36) At which of the following place Diesel Component Works is established?

  1. Jamshedpur
  2. Patiala
  3. Perambur
  4. Warangal

Answer: 2

Question-37) A platform surrounded by rail lines from all the four sides, is called

  1. Dock platform
  2. Passenger platform
  3. Island platform
  4. Goods platform

Answer: 3

Question-38) Which Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?

  1. Central Railway
  2. Northern Railway
  3. Eastern Railway
  4. Western Railway

Answer: 3

Question-39) Indian Railways Nationalised in which year?

  1. 1952
  2. 1950
  3. 1951
  4. 1954

Answer: 2

Question-40) Railway Staff College is situated at which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Secundrabad
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Vadodara

Answer: 4

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Question-41) Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Insttitue situated?

  1. Nasik
  2. Baroda
  3. Jamalpur
  4. Pune

Answer: 3

Question-42) Where are the Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated?

  1. Lucknow
  2. Bangalore
  3. Agra
  4. Pune

Answer: 1

Question-43) In which year Research, Design and Standard organization was established?

  1. 1953
  2. 1957
  3. 1956
  4. 1967

Answer: 2

Question-44) Who invented the railway engine?

  1. Pascal
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. James Watt
  4. George Stephenson

Answer: 4

Question-45) In which institution the training of electric work is being given?

  1. Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  2. Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering
  3. Railway Staff College
  4. Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering

Answer: 2

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Question-46) Wing rails are provided

  1. Wing rails are provide
  2. near check rails
  3. near stock rails
  4. In crossing

Answer: 4

Question-47) Minimum gradient in station yards is generally limited to

  1. 1 in 1000
  2. 1 in 750
  3. 1 in 500
  4. zero

Answer: 4

Question-48) Where are the Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated?

  1. Lucknow
  2. Bangalore
  3. Agra
  4. Pune

Answer: 1

Question-49) Railway Staff College is situated at

  1. Mumbai
  2. Secundrabad
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Vadodara

Answer: 4

Question-50) Shatabdi Express train introduced in

  1. 1984
  2. 1988
  3. 1990
  4. 1985

Answer: 2

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Books of Indian Railways Current Affairs 2018

Name of booksAuthor Name
Upkar Railway Recruitment Board ExaminationKhanna &V erma
Traffic Apprentice Editorial boardPratiyogita Darpan
ArthmaticR.S. Aggarwal
Quicker Reasoning TestUpkar publication
English GrammarWren & martin
Railway Recruitment Board ExamUpkar Publication
Special class Railway ApprenticeUpkar publication
Verbal & non verbal BookR.s Aggarwal
Railway Recruitment Board Examination Technical cadre BooksUpkar Publication

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