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Indian Railway is one of the critical departments of economy which contributes to GDP of nation. Check Latest Railway Current Affairs to prepare for competitive examinations. Within single second, something whether related to railway policies or development is introduced by Suresh Prabhu. Various efforts are made to radically transform railways – right from your travel experience to the financial health of India’s lifeline. In order to reduce travel time and bestow comfortable traveling experience, various steps have been taken in railway department. Now, go through Railway Latest News, Latest Current Affairs, questions and answers which will guide you in preparing for competitive exams. Acquire all information concerning Railway Current Affairs 2017 from below of this page.

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Railway Current Affairs

Railway Current Affairs Highlights:

  • Railways to Induct 40000 Refurbished Coaches for Rs 8000 Cr:

In order to provide world-class comfort to passengers, it is making an investment of Rs 8,000 Cr under it.

  • Railway Minister inaugurated the first HR Roundtable Indian Railways:

Largest institution providing jobs in Indian Railways country now employs more than 13 million employees under it.

  • Habibganj railway station turn out to be the first private railway station in India:

As per latest reports, Indian Railways signed an agreement under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Bansal Group.

  • Habibganj Railway Station to become India’s first private railway station:

The main motto is to develop Habibganj Railway Station as a as a world-class transit hub equipped.

  • Indian Railways launched free Wi-Fi at 28 stations:

Ministry of Railways will help to achieve the necessary information to people.

  • Railway Minister inducts free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations:

Railway Minister inaugurated free wi-fi facility at 28 railway stations on the Konkan Railway.

  • Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund:

Indian Railways have about 8000 stations, out of which only 344 stations were provided with CCTV cameras.

  • Indian Railways will put in CCTV cameras at more than 900 railway stations under Nirbhaya Fund:

As per information arrived, 8,000 stations near the railway, of which 344 stations currently have already figured CCTV camera under it.

  • Buy advanced equipment to run trains without IR Guard:

 Indian Railway equipment purchase called End of train telemetry (Iotiti) operations 1,000 trains as per latest reports.

  • Union Cabinet endorsed cooperation between Indian and Japan on Railway Safety:

MoC also provide a platform for Indian Railways to interact and share the latest development under it.

  • Double-decker AC trains will be on high-density routes:

It is going to benefit all sections of society. It will also relieve congestion on routes with high demand for public transporters.

  • Double-decker AC trains to be start on on high-density routes:

Indian Railways is going to launch a double-decker train on high demand routes as per information arrived.

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Railway Latest News

Railway News & Updates:

  • Barmer-Munawab, Pipad Road-Bilara rail routes declared as Green Corridors
  • First fully India-made train Medha flagged off at Dadar station
  • Indian Railways unveils Antyodaya Express
  • Government unveils first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme
  • Finance Ministry to aid Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh for rail safety
  • Railway Current Affairs:Indian Railways, SBI tie-up to install 10000 POS machines at various locations
  • Union Government inks loan pact with World Bank for Eastern Freight Corridor
  • Railway Current Affairs:Railway ministry inks MoU for Smart Railway Stations
  • Okha-Kanalus, Porbandar-Wansjaliya sections of Gujarat become Green Train Corridors
  • Third Gender to be included in Rail reservation forms
  • Mumbai’s Western Railways wins Surjit Trophy
  • Bindeshwar Pathak appointed as brand ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission
  • Railway Current Affairs: India, World Bank sign $650 Million agreement for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Indian Railways wins World Railway Shooting Championship Cup
  • Indian Railways launches Yatri Mitra Sewa for elderly, differently-abled
  • Lifeline Express: World’s first hospital on a train completes 25 years of service
  • Railway Current Affairs:Union Railway Ministry launches Nivaran portal, an online grievance redressal system
  • Indian Railways launches Janani Sewa, optional catering Scheme on pilot basis.
  • Railway Ministry launches maiden Agartala to Delhi broad gauge train service
  • Railway Current Affairs: India’s first Green Rail Corridor launched in Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Railways to install TRI-NETRA to reduce train accidents
  • Railway Ministry launches project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings
  • Lifeline Express: World’s first hospital on a train completes 25 years of services.

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Railway Recruitment Posts offered :

  • Gazetted: Group ‘A’ and ‘B’)
  • Non-Gazetted: Group ‘C’ and ‘D’)

Group ‘A’ Posts: Group A posts is carried out by UPSC – appointed through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.

Group ‘B’ Posts: These posts are not open to directly. The Group B posts link Section Officers Grade – upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ railway employees on deputation basis.

Group ‘C’ Posts: Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Masterm Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.

Group ‘D’ Posts: These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Safaiwala, Ganman, Peon etc.

Book of Indian Railways Current Affairs 2017

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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Current Affairs Questions and Answers (Railways)

Railway Questions And Answers:

Q.1: 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

Q.2: Headquarters of North -Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR) is located at

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

Answer: 2

Q.3: In which of the following cities, the first sub-way train was started?

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

Answer: 3

Q.4: 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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Q.5: The headquarters of South-Central Railways is situated at

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

Answer: 3

Q.6: The headquarters of Northern Railway is at

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

Answer: 1

Q.7: The headquarters of South Railways is situated at

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

Answer: 2

Q.8: 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

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Q.9: 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

Q.10: Recently who has inaugurated a two-day national level conference on disaster management?

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

Answer: 3

Q.11: Narendra Modi government is planning to replace UGC and AICTE with

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

Answer: 1

Q.12: On which day United Nation observes 2017 Russian Language Day?

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

Answer: 3

Q.13: First underground railway (Metro Railway) started in which year?

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

Answer: 3

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Q.14: Shatabdi Express train introduced in which year?

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

Answer: 2

Q.15: At which of the following place Diesel Component Works is established?

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

Answer: 2

Q.16: Which Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?

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

Answer: 3

Q.17: The railway station situated in the extreme south is

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

Answer: 3

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Q.18: 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

Q.19: Indian Railways Nationalised in which year ?

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

Answer: 2

Q.20: In which year Research, Design and Standard organization was established?

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

Answer: 2

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Q.21: Railway Staff College is situated at which city?

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

Answer: 4

Q.22: Where are the Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated?

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

Answer: 1

Q23: 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

Q.24: Who invented the railway engine?

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

Answer: 4

Q.25: Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Insttitue situated?

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

Answer: 3

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Railway Recruitment Boards are situated in cities as mentioned underneath.

S. No.Places
7.Kolkata etc.

They are highly responsible for issuing various Railway notifications regarding railway recruitments in various departments and for various profiles as under-

S. No.Railway Zones in IndiaOfficial website URL
2.West Central Railwaywcr.indianrailways
4.South Western
5.South Eastern
6.South East Central
7.South Central
9.Northeast Frontier
10.North Western
11.North Eastern
12.North Central
15.East Coast
16.East Central


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