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InvITs (Infrastructure Investment Trust)

Context: According to Sebi data, Rs 18,658 crore was collected through these emerging investment vehicles in the April-September period of 2023-24. This comprises Rs 12,753 crore through InvITs and the remaining Rs 5,905 crore via REITs. What are InvITs? Infrastructure Investment Trusts (‘InvITs’) are […]

Issues with Indian Railways

Context: Indian has the fourth largest Rail network in the world. It is the largest passenger transport and employs more than a million people(Direct & indirect). It is not only an enabler of mobility but also contributes significantly to the overall GDP of the […]

Viability gap funding of battery energy storage systems

Context: The Union Cabinet approved the scheme for viability gap funding (VGF) of ₹3,760 crore for the development of battery energy storage systems (BESS). About Viability gap funding of battery energy storage systems About Viability gap funding 

PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme

Context: Union Cabinet has approved scheme known as PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme for augmenting city bus operation by 10,000 e-buses on PPP model. About PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme Components of the scheme: The scheme has two broad components: Coverage: The scheme will cover cities […]

Telcos oppose international SMS traffic redefinition

Context: In response to a consultation paper by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), telcos argued that there was no need to change the definition of ‘international traffic,’ a key term that determines what an international SMS is, and by extension, what it […]

Push for Electric Vehicles

Context: Battery electric vehicles are at the heart of the government’s push for net zero. However, this strategy may not be as successful in India’s peculiar conditions. While there is little debate that electrification is the future, the roadmap remains unclear. What are Electric […]

Foundation for a Future-Ready Digital India

Context: The proposed ‘Digital India Bill’ holds out the promise of not only upgrading the current legal regime but also redefining the contours of how technology is regulated. Proposed Digital India Bill Present Regime Challenges Global Examples Way Forward Conclusion For the proposed approach […]

National Time Release Survey 2023

Context: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has released National Time Release Survey 2023 report. The National Time Release Study 2023 will establish baseline performance against National Trade Facilitation Action Plan Target 2020-2023 to reduce the overall cargo release time. About Time […]

PM Gati Shakti

About PM Gati Shakti The vision of PM Gati Shakti Six Pillars of PM Gati Shakti The Progress of PM GatiShakti The increasing scope of  PM Gatishakti Beyond the infrastructure sector

Ports Infrastructure of India

Context: The recently released World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index (LPI) Report 2023 has brought encouraging news for Indian ports as well as for the country’s logistics sector. India has moved up to 22nd rank in the global rankings on the “International Shipments” category from […]

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID)

Context: The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) plans to introduce takeout financing products to help finance projects and allow timely exits for commercial lenders. What is Takeout Financing About NaBFID Assistance Provided By  Development Banks The Development Banks may offer the […]

Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON)

Context: Recently the Kerala government on Tuesday launched its ambitious Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) project to take internet to every house across the state. About Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) 

Balasore train accident: What and Why

Context: The Balasore accident was an exception in recent years, but it also reflects the declining focus on safety measures by the Indian Railways. What happened in Balasore Why the train accident happened Trends in rail accidents Chart 1 shows that year-wise number of […]

Committee to define Infrastructure

Context: The finance ministry has tasked a high-level committee under Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to PM, to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the characteristics or parameters defining infrastructure and its financing framework. Infrastructure refers to basic physical and structural facilities, […]

Falling of Airline sector in India

Context: Go first passenger airline has filed for bankruptcy protection recently. Why Airlines are facing problems? Challenges faced by Aviation sector in India Aviation Industry scenario Industry trend Government Initiatives Way forward Here are some proposals that the government could look at closely to […]

Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2023

Context: Recently, the Logistics Performance Index 2023 was released by the World Bank. India’s ranking on the LPI improved by 6 places to reach 38th place in 2023 edition of LPI as compared to 2018 edition of LPI. About Logistics Performance Index Components of […]

Parvatmala Pariyojana for Ropeway Development

Union Budget 2022-23 first announced Parvatmala Pariyojana – National Ropeways Development Program. In Budget 2022-23 the focus was on developing 8 ropeways in India. However, Union Ministry for Road Transport & Highways has expanded the scope of the project to 1,200 km of ropeway […]

National highways constructed in India

Context:  Recently NHAI data reveals that in 2022-23 10,993 kilometres of national highways have been constructed. It is 13.7% less than the goal of 12500 Km. While the pace of the construction of national highways touched a record high of 37 km a day […]

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