Railway budget 2013-14

Railway budget 2013-14

Date: 26th February 2013

Presented by: Railway Minister of India - Pawan Kumar Bansal

Who became the 1st Congress minister to present Railway budget in 17 years?
Pawan Kumar Bansal

What are the number of trains that have increased compared to the year 2001?
12,335 from 8,879

What is the Gross budgetary support set for Financial Year 2013?
Rs.1.94 lakh crore

What is the railway budgetary support set for 12th Five year plan?
Rs.1.2 lakh crore

Name the proposed luxury train coach to be introduced by Indian railways in 2013-14 budget.

Which state was brought into railway network for 1st time in India recently?
Arunachal Pradesh

What is the increased internet booking hours for eticketing of train tickets in India?
12:30am to 11:30pm

What is the toll free number for grievance redressal introduced by Indian railways?

How many stations are identified for proposed upgradation in Indian Railway budget 2013-14?

What is the proposed total amount to be spent to facilitate coal movement in the Railway budget 2013-14?
Rs.4000 crore

For which pilgrims is the common rail-bus ticket is proposed in the Indian rail budget 2013-14?
Katra Vaishnodevi

How many new express trains are proposed in the Indian Rail budget 2013-14?

How many new passenger trains are proposed in the Indian Rail budget 2013-14?

What was the revised target of new railway lines to be laid in India in 2013-14?

What is the proposed kilometers of narrow gauge track would be converted to broad gauge in Railway budget 2013-14?


Note: No increase in railway ticket price

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Who became South Korea's 1st female president?
Park Geun-hye

Name the world's fastest smartphone unveiled by Huawei recently.
Ascend 2

Which company launched Firefox OS at the Mobile World Congress and would be available for devices from July 2013?

Who will become 1st Indian Prime Minister to visit Gulf country (UAE) after 32 years?
Dr.Manmohan Singh

Which Indian state is planning for separate budget for agriculture sector with Rs.10,000 crore  'dryland farming development mission'?

Name the digital payment system introduced by credit card maker MasterCard.

Which tractor-maker won the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award at Global PR Conclave 2013 hosted by the Public Relations Council of India?
Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

Which online education portal raised Rs.30 crore from InfoEdge recently?

With which company did Vodafone sign a multi-million dollar contract for providing performance management solution?

Who surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of 217 runs for highest individual Test cricket score by an Indian captain?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (224 runs)

Where in India 340 foot high vedic temple called Chandrodaya Mandir is being constructed by International Society of Krishna Consiousness (Iskcon)?
Mayapur, West Bengal

Which company launched 8-inch Galaxy Note 8.0 at the MWC 2013?

Expand THDCIL (Hint: Hydro)
Tehri Dam and Hydro Electric Project

Expand NEEPCO (Hint: Electric)
North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd.

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Jimmie Johnson