daily current affairs 3rd Feb

Daily current affairs : 3 Feb 2023

Digi Yatra has been launched on 01 Dec 2022 at Delhi, Bangalore and Varanasi Airports for providing passengers contactless, paperless check- in and boarding process based on facial biometrics. It is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The implementation of Digi Yatra under phase I is also planned at Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada and Hyderabad Airports by March 2023 and across various airports in the country in phased manner.

Union Minister for Heavy Industries Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey will inaugurate a one-day mega event “Towards Panchamrit” at International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar, Haryana on 4th feb, 2023. ‘Panchamrit Ki Saugat’ event aims at developing an ecosystem of innovation that will enable green and clean mobility solutions and help in reducing carbon footprint.

Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti participated in the six – day mega event ‘Bharat Parv’ organized by Ministry of Tourism at the Lawns and Gyan Path in front of Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31stJanuary 2023.
The 2 flagship programmes of DDWS i.e., Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM(G)) and Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).

The total approximate earnings in passenger segment for Indian Railways on originating basis during April to Jan 2023 is Rs. 54733 Crore, an increase of 73% in comparison to Rs. 31634 Crore achieved during the same period last year. In the reserved passenger segment, the revenue generated from reserved passenger segment during the period 1st April to 31st Jan 2023 is 42945 Crores as compared to 29079 Crores during the same period last year, an increase of 48 %. In the Unreserved passenger segment, the revenue generated from Unreserved passenger segment during the period 1st April to 31st January 2023 is Rs 11788 Crores as compared to Rs 2555 Crores during the same period last year, an increase of 361%.

In the Union Budget 2023-24, the government has proposed an outlay of 1lac 30 thousand crore rupees towards the 50-year interest free loan to state governments for one more year to spur investment in infrastructure and continuation of the Welfare scheme. Out of this 80% of the funds will be used by the states as per their requirement and 20% will be for welfare schemes like the one nation one ration card scheme.

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