Infrastructure

Viability of Bullet Train Project

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? India is planning its first high-speed railway. Some see the project as a non profitable extravaganze.  What is the project about? India is considering establishing …

September 23, 2017 0 165

Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

Why in news? The government has proposed to make amendments to the Central Road Fund Act, 2000, to insert ‘national waterways’ into the Act. What are the provisions? The Central Road …

September 15, 2017 0 947

MAHSR project

Daily News GS III Economy Infrastructure

Why in news? Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR), an Ind0-Japan collaborative project to be inaugurated shortly at Ahmedabad. What are the significance of this bullet train initiative? Inves…

September 12, 2017 1 1223

Power for All - Target 2022

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the background? India has four crore un-electrified rural households. The year 2022, has been earmarked for achieving the target of “24x7 Power for All”. Achieving this targ…

September 09, 2017 0 810

Ensuring Rail Safety

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? The rising incidence of accidents on the Indian Railways (IR), calls for an assessment of the Indian Railways system. What are the problems in this regard? Capacity utilisation…

September 08, 2017 0 765

Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? TRAI has recently invited interested firms to establish nationwide, pay-as-you-go PDOs (Public Data Offices). It aims at providing affordable and wide access to data to citizens…

September 07, 2017 0 946

Crisis in the Power Generation Sector

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? By 2030, India aims to have 40% of its electricity generation capacity to be of renewable origin. Increasing competitiveness of renewable will affect the demand for conventiona…

September 03, 2017 0 820

Meeting India's energy needs

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? Amidst the growing need for electricity, India needs to strategise its electricity production, focusing more on low-carbon energy options. What is the current scenario? Consump…

August 31, 2017 0 876

Rail safety concerns

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? Railways safety record comes under scrutiny in the wake of recent accidents. What is the status of railways safety? Rail mishaps are not an uncommon occurrence in India, but ra…

August 28, 2017 0 860

Issues with Hambantota port

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? Recently Sri Lanka and China signed the Hambantota Port Concession Agreement. This effectively converts the loans bought by Srilanka for the development of the port  into …

August 16, 2017 0 1357

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