Govt has approved allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum to Indian Railways, Railways to use the Spectrum to provide LTE based Mobile Train Radio Communication with an estimated investment of over Rs. 25,000 Cr

Today’s Cabinet decision augurs well for the Railways, particularly in terms of furthering safety, security and efficiency.

PM Narendra Modi

Ministry of Railways:

Giving a boost to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission, Government has approved allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to Indian Railways for public safety and security services at stations and in trains.     

With this spectrum, Indian Railways has envisaged to provide LTE (Long Term Evolution) based Mobile Train Radio Communication on its routes.

The estimated investment in the project is more than Rs. 25,000 Crore. The project will be completed in the next 5 years.

In addition to this, Indian Railways has approved TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System), an indigenously developed ATP (Automatic Train Protection) System, which will help in avoiding train collisions thereby reducing accidents and ensuring passenger safety.

It brings a strategic shift in Railways’ operations and maintenance regime.  It will help in improving the safety and increasing the line capacity to accommodate more trains using the existing infrastructure.

The modern rail network will result in reduced transportation cost and higher efficiency. Also, it will attract multinational industries to set up manufacturing units to fulfill the ‘Make in India’ mission and generate employment.

The purpose of the LTE for Indian Railways is to provide secure and reliable voice, video and data communication services for operational, safety and security applications.

It will be used for modern signalling and train protection systems and ensure seamless communication between loco pilots and guards.

It will also enable Internet of Things (IoT) based remote asset monitoring especially of coaches, wagons & locos, and live video feed of CCTV cameras in the train coaches to ensure efficient, safer and faster train operations.

The Spectrum charges may be levied based on formula basis as prescribed by Department of Telecommunications for Royalty Charges and License Fee for Captive use as recommended by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Congratulations to IISC Bangalore, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi: PM Narendra Modi

Congratulations to IISC Bangalore, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.

Efforts are underway to ensure more universities and institutions of India scale global excellence and support intellectual prowess among the youth.

PM Narendra Modi

Ministry of Education:

Three Indian Universities feature in the top-200 positions in QS World University Rankings 2022.

IISc Bengaluru ranked number 1 in the world for research.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts has today released the 18th edition of the world’s International University rankings.

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ congratulated IIT Bombay for securing 177th position, IIT Delhi for securing 185th rank  and  IISc Bengaluru for securing 186th position in universities rankings. 

Shri Pokhriyal said that India is taking a leap in the field of Education & Research and is emerging as a Vishwaguru.

We are equally proud to have a Guru like Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who has constantly been thinking about the welfare of students, faculty staff and all other stakeholders associated with the Indian Education sector, he added.

The Minister further said that the initiatives such as National Education Policy – 2020 and Institute of Eminence are instrumental in ranking our colleges and institutes globally.

This can be felt by looking at the university rankings declared by QS & Times Group, he added.

COVID19 Daily positivity rate at 4.66%, less than 10% for 16 consecutive days

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:

India’s Active Caseload further declines to less than 13 lakh (12,31,415) after 57 days

Active Cases decrease by 72,287 in last 24 hours

Less than 1 lakh new cases for the 2nd day

India reports 92,596 new cases in last 24 hours

2,75,04,126 total Recoveries across the country so far

1,62,664 patients recovered during last 24 hours.

Recovery Rate increases to 94.55%

Weekly Positivity Rate currently at 5.66%

Daily positivity rate at 4.66%, less than 10% for 16 consecutive days

Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 37.01 cr tests total conducted

23.9 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

From the very beginning, we have fully supported the farmers’ movement & our MPs have also joined them several times in their protest: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in a Press Conference today at the State Secretariat, Nabanna. Excerpts via AITC:

From the very beginning, we have fully supported the farmers’ movement & our MPs have also joined them several times in their protest against the draconian Farm Laws. We’ve also passed a resolution rejecting these laws.

There is no need for the Prime Minister to hoard credit for free vaccines. This money belongs to the people of India and not the BJP

Those who put a GST charges on the vaccine are playing with the life & death of citizens of India.

PM Narendra Modi said “no tolerance for corruption”!

Wondering if the PM rebuked Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari for his activities & enlightened him on the Prevention of Corruption Act?

Perhaps they worked on a unique Bill together – How To Get Away With Fraud & Corruption?

Urging Union Agriculture Minister to be sensitive to the pain of our farmers sitting on Delhi borders for 194 days, I exhort him to hold fresh talks: Sukhbir Singh Badal

500 farmers have laid down their lives fighting against the 3 controversial Farm Laws.

Still, instead of resolving the issue, the NDA govt is effectively telling the peaceful protestors that there is no space for discussion in a democracy.

Urging Agri Minister NS Tomar to be sensitive to the pain of our farmers sitting on Delhi borders for 194 days, I exhort him to hold fresh talks to understand why they want the Acts be repealed, instead of sprinkling salt on their wounds by out rightly rejecting this demand.

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal

Positivity rate in Karnataka falls to 6.68%, Bengaluru’s at 3.52% : Dr Sudhakar

Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister, Karnataka:

With 67,950 tests and 2,395 new cases Bengaluru’s active case load falls below 1 lakh cases. TPR stands at 3.52%.

1,63,962 tests were conducted in the state today and Positivity rate in Karnataka falls to 6.68% with 10,959 cases.

20,246 recoveries were reported including 6,185 in Bengaluru.

New cases in Bengaluru at 2,395

KPCC will protest at 5,000 petrol pumps under ‘100 Not Out’ campaign from June 11 onwards: DK Shivakumar

People are already suffering from job losses & struggling to make ends meet.

Constant price hikes in fuel have further broken the back of the common man. Petrol has crossed the ₹100-mark.

KPCC will protest at 5,000 petrol pumps under ‘100 Not Out’ campaign from June 11 onwards.

DK Shivakumar – President, Karnataka Congress

I received this video shot by some kids when my helicopter was caught in the cloud burst near Itanagar in 2017: Kiren Rijiju

Voice of these children are so pure!

I received this video shot by some kids when my helicopter was caught in the cloud burst near Itanagar in 2017.

I’m so overwhelmed to hear the kids exclaiming, Bach Gaya.. Bach Gaya.. Thank you children

Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports

Sri Sri at Sunrise

When you start celebration from inside, it adds worth to the celebration. But the out to in approach leaves some shallow. Celebrate each moment within and without:
Sri Sri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri