1. NHSRCL signs MoU with Japanese firm for track work of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

  • MoU signs with a Japanese firm for track work of the 237-km stretch between Vadodara and Vapi in Gujarat for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project
  • The Memorandum will strengthen the ties between India and Japan, and will also give a boost to "Make in India" initiative
  • The Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) will provide the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components like RC track bed, track slab arrangement and continuous welded rail (CWR) forces and other essentials to the railways

2. PM inaugurates the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ India@75

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Padyatra’ (Freedom March) from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
  • Inaugurated the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (India@75).
  • Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav is a series of events to be organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence

3. New passenger train service between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri set to start from 26th March

  • There are two passenger trains currently running between Bangladesh and India. The Maitree Express runs between Dhaka and Kolkata and Bandhan Express links Khulna with Kolkata

4. India 5th most attractive growth destination after UK

  • The United States is the number one market that CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) are looking to in terms of growth over the next 12 months and China is at the second spot.

5. Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Yuva Puraskar 2020

  • A list of 21 winners of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 18 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar for the year 2020.
  • The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 will be given for 10 books of poetry, three of short stories, two of essays, one each of memoir, criticism and travelogue

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