RAILWAYS
A)
1905
B)
1925
C)
1937
D)
1941

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 1925

Note : The first electric train ran in India with the inauguration of services between Bombay VT and Kurla Harbour (distance of 16 km) on 3rd Feb 1925 on ex-GIP Railway system. The section was electrified on 1500 Volt DC.

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A)
Loco pilot
B)
Railway engineer
C)
Freight engineer
D)
Railway man

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Loco pilot

Note : A train driver, engine driver or locomotive driver(Loco pilot), commonly known as an engineer in the United States and Canada, and also as a locomotive handler, locomotive operator, train operator, or motorman, is a person who drives a train.

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A)
Jaisalmer
B)
Jodhpur
C)
Bikaner
D)
Barmer

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Barmer

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A)
1901
B)
1912
C)
1916
D)
1920

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1916

Note : The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan.

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A)
Tiger
B)
Horse
C)
Lion
D)
Elephant

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Elephant

Note : The mascot — a cartoon of an Elephant  holding a signal lamp with a green light in one hand- was initially designed for Indian Railways' 150th year commemoration events and was unveiled on 16 April 2002 in Bangalore. Later in 2003, Indian Railways decided to permanently retain it as the official mascot.

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A)
Chennai Central railway station
B)
Royapuram railway station
C)
Bori Bunder (Victoria Terminus)
D)
None of these

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bori Bunder (Victoria Terminus)

Note : The Great India Peninsula Company was formed in 1849, which built a 21-mile-long route from Bori Bunder (later the Victoria Terminus) in Bombay to Thane, becoming India’s first railway line opened for traffic on 16 April 1853. Thus Victoria Terminus was the first railway station in India.

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A)
3 February 1925
B)
18 October 1927
C)
3 Jun 1929
D)
3 May 1930

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 3 February 1925

Note : The first railway budget was presented in 1925. On 3 February 1925, the first electric passenger train in India ran between Victoria Terminus (VT) and Kurla on 1,500 V DC overhead traction. Cammell Laird and Uerdingenwagonfabrik manufactured the locomotives for this train.

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A)
Suresh Prabhu
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Ravi Shankar Prasad
D)
John Mathai

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Piyush Goyal

Note : An important responsibility of the railway minister is to present in Parliament the Railway Budget, the Annual Financial Statement of Indian Railways. Piyush Goyal of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current Minister of Railways, serving since 3 September 2017.

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A)
Mayawati
B)
Mamata Banerjee
C)
Sonia Gandhi
D)
None of these

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mamata Banerjee

Note : Mamta banergee was the first female Railway minister of india in the Atal Bihari Government (2000–2004) for one year.After then Nitish kumar was successor of this post. Mamata Banerjee is the ninth Chief Minister of West Bengal, India. She is the first lady to hold the Chief Minister’s office in the state.

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A)
Gatimaan Express
B)
Mumbai Rajdhani Express
C)
Shatabdi Express
D)
Duronto Express

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shatabdi Express

Note :

Train 18, India's fastest train, will begin operations in January 2019 at a curtailed speed of 130 kmph.
 
Train 18, which is set to replace the Shatabdi series, has the potential to run between 160 kmph to 200 kmph. At trials, it breached the 180-kmph mark.
 
"Train 18 is likely to run in January after the report of the Chief Commissioner Railway Safety (CCRS) is approved by the board. The report has suggested several conditions which need to be met before we can run the train at 130 kmph," the source said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the train.

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