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861. 

For the 1st time in the world, which country's Railways will directly supply power to Overhead Traction System of train?

[A]. USA
[B]. India
[C]. Russia
[D]. China

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

For the 1st time in the world, Indian Railways will directly supply power to Overhead Traction System of train. To achieve this feat, Indian Railways has recently set up 1.7 MWp (mega watt power) at Bina (Madhya Pradesh) which shall be connected directly to Overhead Traction System. This has already been installed and is presently under extensive testing & will become operation in 15 days. Indian Railways has partnered with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme for this first of its kind project in the world.

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