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Mumbai 5th most-congested city in the world: TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021.

  • According to TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021, Mumbai has been ranked 5th, Bengaluru 10th in terms of world's most congested cities in 2021.
  • Delhi and Pune are ranked 11th and 21st among 404 cities in 58 countries according to TomTom Traffic Index's global top 25 lists.
  • Istanbul, Turkey has been declared as the most congested city in the world as per the ranking.
  • The ranking covers 404 cities across 58 countries.

Surat will get India's 1st bullet train station by December 2024.

  • The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will be India’s first bullet train route. While Surat city will get India’s first bullet train station.
  • National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) will be constructing this project that is scheduled to be completed by December 2024.
  • The cost of the project is estimated to be more than ₹1 lakh crore of which ₹88,000 crores will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Book titled "Atal Bihari Vajpayee" authored by Sagarika Ghose launched.

  • Book titled Atal Bihari Vajpayee authored by Sagarika Ghose has been launched.
  • It is a biography on the former Prime Minister of India.
  • Sagarika Ghose is a jounalist. She has also authored a book titled Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.

RBI reopens Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) with investment limit of ₹2,50,000 crore.

  • The Reserve Bank of India had introduced the Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) for investments by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) in debts in 2019 with an investment limit of ₹1,50,000 crore.
  • Out of this, around ₹1,49,995 crore have been availed so far in three tranches.
  • Now RBI has increased this investment limit in VRR from Rs. 1,50,000 crore to Rs. 2,50,000 crore.
  • The increased investment limits shall be open for allotment from April 01, 2022.
  • Minimum retention period: 3 years
  • The investment limit available for fresh allotment shall accordingly be ₹1,04,800 crore (net of extant allotments and adjustments).

Ahmedabad IPL franchise names as "Gujarat Titans"; Hardik Pandya to be the captain.

  • The Ahmedabad IPL franchise has been named Gujarat Titans by its owner CVC Capital.
  • Hardik Pandya has been declared as the Captain of this team.
  • Earlier in January 2022, Lucknow’s IPL team was named as Lucknow Super Giants by its owner RPSG Group.

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